Climbs 370
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Valley of the blind. Lion Rock. Cheddar © TimC123

Crag features

Sunshine until mid-afternoon (Pride Evans Cliff is to low down to see the sun in mid-winter). Mostly hard and steep climbing. Mixture of sport and trad.

Collection of small crags on the North side of the gorge near the village. Lion Rock, Pride Evans Cave, and The Remnant.

All feature mostly hard and steep climbing and a mixture of sport and trad.

Approach notes

Climbing is allowed year round on most cliffs on the North side though the access situation is sensitive, due to the high visibility of these crags and the risk of stones being dislodged.

Don't approach The Remnant from the car park directly below - follow the path from Lion Rock.

Avoid Prospect Tier and the bay to its right during summer.

Check online with the BMC regional access database.

Access Advice

The north side of the Gorge is predominantly owned by the National Trust and mapped as Open Access land under the CRoW Act. This gives a right of access for climbers to use these crags and a list of the north side crags where there is year round climbing access is available on the Cheddar Gorge access calendar, which is downloadable for free by clicking here: www.thebmc.co.uk/Download.aspx?id=807. Any north side crags not mentioned in the calendar list can only be accessed from 1st October – 15th March each year. The calendar has the definitive details of access dates for all crags whether on the north or south side, and should be considered required reading for any climber visiting the Gorge, regardless of where you plan to climb.
The latest guide to the Gorge - 'Cheddar Gorge Climbs' (M. Crocker, 2009) – has details of the more popular crags on the north side and definitive details of restored routes on the south side. It is available from The Gorge Outdoors shop in Cheddar village, as well as other climbing and outdoor shops in the area.

Note that these climbs also appear under Arch Rock on UKC
James Moyle - 14/Jun/09
Cycled past this today (5th july) and theres been a big rockfall. Seems to have taken out a lot of the right hand side of the wall. Probably safest to leave the entire thing alone untill it gets cleaned up.
remtherockclimber - 05/Jul/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Lion Rock 
2Lion's ShareHVS 4c 1
3Pussy GaloreE4 6b 1
4Human Zoo7c **48
5Lions Pride8a ***8
6Cheddar Death Knell7b+ 28
7Taming of the LionE6 6c ***14
8Circus, Circus7c ***47
9Circus Finale7c+ ***1
10Shadow Walker8a+ ***24
11Roy Walker connection8a ***5
12Lion Sleeps Tonight8a *19
13The SnarlE4 6b *1
14SimbaE1 5b **59
15Lion in WinterE3 6a *4
16Tonight at Noon
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7c+ *2
17Valley of the Blind7c ***178
18English Cheddar GorgeousE5 6b **1
19Seriously Strong Cheddar
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E6 6b ***3
20ECGE5 6a 2
21LeadbellyVS 4c 8
22Rock Junky7a+ 44
23The ForestVS 4b  
 The Remnant 
25Under SuveillanceHVS 5c  
26Game OverS  
27Fred the ShredE4 6a 2
28No Purchase NecessaryE1 5c 10
29Easy PickingsVS 4b 17
30Immaculate Conception6c+ 61
31Days in the Desert6b+ 130
32NumbskullE1 5b *10
33Das Goot, Yah?6b *201
34My Bones, My Bones, MyE4 6b 1
35Old BonesE5 6a  
36Bristol Weed8a+ 22
37Homegrown8a+ 24
38Drug Store Cowboy8b *3
39The Wrist Business7c+ 44
40Just Say No8a **30
41Try to RememberE5 6b 8
42Right-Hand Man8a 104
43Buried AliveE5 6b 1
44It's a Kind of Magic7b 266
45SkeletonE2 5c 10
46FossilE3 5c 7
47The Empire Strikes Back8a+ 5
48The Death Star8c *1
49Everyday Lives of Ordinary People7c 121
50Skullduggery7a+ 198
51Spider Down My Vest - Cardiac Arrest!E5 6a 1
52Bouncing Barry7b+ 14
53Bouncing Spy7c *1
54Spy in the Sky7b 136
55Act of Vengance7b+ 18
56Star Wars: The TrilogyE7 6c 1
57The MessageE3 6a  
58A Question of SportHVS 5a  
59AqueousS  
 Pride Evans Cave 
61Gordon's Big Nose
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6b 39
62Can't Give a Finger6a 50
63Sprechen Ewe Loos
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6b+ 39
64Crèvecoeur
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E3 6a  
65Enemy of the State
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E2 5b 2
66Fallingwater (Left)8a *3
67Fallingwater8c *1
68Ultra-Violence7c *5
69Jihadi8a *7
70Secret Cabaret7c+ **18
71Jewel in the SunE5 6b ***2
72Jewel of a Son7b+ *42
73Piglet's GrooveVS 4c *3
74Sing a Mean Toon, Kid7b+ **87
75Pyrotechnician (Left)7c+ **20
76Directoonima7c ***14
77Burning Ambition8a **6
78House Burning Down7b+ ***206
79Pride Evans Locker7c *8
80Pyrotechnician8a **2
81Mini Cooper7c+ *2
82Rustler6c *123
83Privy PurseHVS 5a 5
84SolsticeHVS 5b/c  
85It's Behind YewHVS 5a  
 Easter Island 
87Yew Who!
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E3 6a 2
88Parallel CracksM  
89Goldilock's ZoneE2 5c 34
90HepatitisVS 4b 66
91Silence of the Lamb ChopsE3 5b 11
92What's All This Then?5c *383
93Hot Enough?6a *423
94The One-Armed Man
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6a 378
95In the Waiting Line4c *322
96Dwain Dibbly6a+ 189
97Take Hart
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E2 6a 28
98Moai6a 119
 The Wave 
100Like a VirginE3 6b 1
101Dead on Arrival6a+ 217
102The Bloodshed Begins6a+ *202
103Ritual Slaughter7a *75
104Millimetre War7c 45
105To-ally Wick-edE1 5b  
106The Gift6b+ 65
107Billy Crystal6b+ 48
108Crystal Gale7a+ 14
109Grope the Slope6c *42
110Three's Company6b+ 77
111The Minstrel7a+ *111
112Real Runners'E3 5b/c 4
113G Whizz7b+ 15
114Mutant Frenzy Bug6c+ *110
115Toxic Shock6b 340
116Islands in the City7a+ 141
117Greed7b+ 11
118Utility Cock7c+ 8
119Insatiable7b+ *220
120Raw Deal7a **501
121Bursting the Wave8a *20
122Holdloss7c 1
123Project8b  
124Bee Keeping in a War Zone6c+ 21
125Seven Months Later7c 78
126Ebee G Bees
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E1 5a 3
127Missing on the Somme6c 23
128Split Rambo7b+ 19
129Liquid Crystal8a *45
130A Day Called Zero8a *29
131Sophisticated7a+ *11
132Psycho-Babble6b+ 67
133Hell's a Hard Place7a+  
 The Tsunami 
135Who is the Enigmatic Mystery Climber?6a+ 29
136Three Dark Nights
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6c+ 12
137Joyride7a 129
138Liquid Sky
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7a+ 10
139Les Trois Chevres7a+ 36
140One for the Northern Brats
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7b+ 6
141Sweet Tufa
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8a 14
142Ya-Boo Yorkie!7b+ *20
143Hard Bass Religion
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7c 7
144Gob Blob
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7b  
145Moonmilk
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7b 4
146Bick Zoomhead
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7b  
147Velcro Wall7b 17
148Dope on a Slope7a+ 20
149On Beachy Head7b 8
150Stoned to Death6a 36
 Secret Solo Bluff 
152Night VisionE6 6a 1
153Hard Lime
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E5 6b 1
154Dangerous Dusk
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E5 6a 1
155Thin Towers
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E4 6b 1
156Above and Beyond the I'm So Pathetic BarrierE1 6a 2
157Secrets of 2002
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E4 6a 1
158No Gear - Oh Dear!
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E3 5c 1
 Prospect Tier 
160Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am
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VS 5a  
161Hair Cut
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VS 4c 19
162MohicanE1 5b 4
163Gentlemen in Red Trousers'
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E4 6b  
164Short Cut
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S 4a 20
165Surprise CockfagsVS 4c  
166Your Destiny
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E4 6a  
167CentrefoldE1 5b 8
168Charge
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VS 4c 35
169Le soupçonS 4a *3
170Watching the Days Go By
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E4 6a  
171Digit Arete
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E5 6a 2
172Digit Wall
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E2 5b 16
173Pot of Crock
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E4 6a  
174Wild Frontier
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E6 6b 1
175No Fit State
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7a+  
176FartE2 5c 2
177Vic Bond
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E4 6b  
178Maker's NameplateE5 6b 2
179Jon Luke
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E5 6b  
180Rigorous Self Abuse
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E5 6a  
181The WinkE2 5b 14
182The NodE2 5b 6
183Mary JaneVS 4c 28
184Prospect Eliminate
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E4 5c  
185Madcap LaughsVS 4b 21
186Asylum
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HVS 5b 2
187Lonely PrideE4 6b 2
188Sub-Mescalito
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E2 5c  
 Heart Leaf Bluff 
190Forgotten Sacrifices
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HS 63
191Brass Monkey
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HS 4a 101
192Weasel Words
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E4 6b  
193Inter-continental Ballisic Bonzo
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E3 6a 7
194Condensation Canyon
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E4 6a 2
195Funny BoneHVS 5a 36
196HumerusS 96
197RiotsvilleE2 5c 11
198Forward Thinking
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E5 6a 7
199Greg's Little Wall of HorrorsE2 5c 31
200In-between BoobsE5 6a 3
201Readers' WivesE1 5a 2
202LetcherE5 6a 4
203Consenting Adults
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E2 5b 46
204Craitor TraitorE5 6b 3
205Heart Leaf ClimbS 4a 36
206Heart Leaf Direct
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E3 6a 9
207Au Bout de Souffle
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E5 6a  
208Harley StreetE4 5c 3
209Driller Killer, Q'est-ce Que C'est?7c 45
210Fettered Trajectory7b+ 91
211Air to Air Exit7b+ 6
212ConcordeE5 6b 9
213Tumbletot
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E5 6b 1
214La Tour NoireE5 6a 13
215La Tour Noire SuperE6 6b 6
216Dinner DateE1 5b 91
217My Wife's Apple CrumbleE5 6b 2
218Mescalito7c 53
219Rave Party7a+ 38
220Make It Snappy!
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4c 60
221I Can't Believe It's a Texan5c 74
222I've Lost My Canadian5a 86
223Pregnancy Rocks Boyo!6c 32
224Keep the Home Fires Burning6a 68
225Old Romantics
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E2 5c  
226The Three Bombadiers
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E2 5c  
227Nameless Scoop
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E2 5c  
228Just My Imagination
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E2 5c  
229Once Again
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E2 5c  
230Robertson's JamE4 6a 2
231Lean Burn7b 16
232Stanton Warriors
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8a+ * 
233Me No Stereotype7c 10
234Will Stanton8a ***9
235Still Wanton
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7b  
236Gorilla Tactics
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E3 5c  
237Sentinel
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E3 6a  
238Sentinel Direct
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E4 6a  
239Mix a Quick Fix
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7a+ 1
240VanguardE3 6a 6
241Bollocks to Broccoli7b 14
242What Lies Beneath6c+ 15
243Editorial Axe
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E3 6a 1
244Pitchfork RebellionE5 6b/c 1
245Gubia7b+ **39
246Rainy Day - Dream Away
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E5 6b  
247In from the Storm
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E4 6b  
248Bikini Amber7a+ 38
249A Day for FeetE2 6a 9
250Look Around to See What to Look Up forE3 6a 2
251No Grappling; No Ska6a 12
252The Great Dane and Other Tall Tales
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S  
253Micawberism
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HVS 5a  
254Cyclists Advised to Walk
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E2 5c  
255Avalon
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VS 4c  
256Sell Your Soul
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E1 5a  
257So This is Christmas
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HS 5a  
258Another Year Over
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S 5a  
259Mare's Nest
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VD 3
260The Grail
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E2 5c  
261Can-Can
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VB  
262Danemark
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HVS 5a 1
263Groundrush
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E4 6a  
264Assassin!
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E6 6b 1
265Thriller
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E3 5c 1
266Psycho
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E1 5b 1
267Kay
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VS 4c  
268Slow Return
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E2 5b  
269First a Fence
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E6 6b 1
270Dead Stop
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E5 6a/b  
271Poisoned Ivy
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E4 5c 1
272Free Fall
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E2 5b  
273The Dimming of the Day
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E2 5c 1
274Peg Leg Crack
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HS 4a 3
275Mon Dieu
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E3 5c  
276Zut Alors!
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VS 4c  
277Elizabeth Route
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D 8
278North-West Arete
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E3 6a  
279Original Route
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D 6
280Mariette Route
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VD 16
281A Slice at the Wife
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E1 5b  
282Emily's Dog
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VS 4b 2
283Burial Route
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D 10
 The Narrows 
285I Got One!5c 142
286Sound Your Horn7a+ 45
287Where The Sun Don't Shine6b 161
288Keep it in the Family6a+ 168
289Maiden Flight6b+ *110
290Hill 625a 186
291White Smoke4a 248
292That Hollow Feeling6a+ *47
293Like Father Like Son5a *331
294Drukpa Dzong4c 176
295Totally Elched6b 103
296Spoon Jar Jar Spoon6a *237
297Rush Hour
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6a 35
298Fez
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6a 135
 Arch Rock 
300Three Pounds Per Tonne4a 368
301Oh Pretty Woman!5c 298
302Lapse In Taste5c 336
303Mr Ripple
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6a *433
304Big Budget Productions
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6a *356
305Waiting for Gordito
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E1 5b 16
306Room With A View
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6a+ *327
307Lady Cassidy6a+ *232
308Galena Colada
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6c *184
309Get Kimitri!E5 6a *12
310No Time to Lose6b *187
311No Time at All
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E5 6a 2
312Snug as a Slug on a Jug7a+ 72
313Screwballed!7a *286
314Keystone Cop-OutE4 5c 5
315Playboys7b+ *114
316All Hands to the Pump7b *261
317Stone Town
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6b+ *302
318Off the Wall6b *490
319Breezes6c 121
320Cascara Crack
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S 4a 91
321Hug the Jug
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5a 497
322Don't Fear the Bleater
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5c 496
323Un-named Severe, Arch RockS 4
324As Happy as a Slug in Slime
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E4 5c 11
325Cross-Town Traffic6c 5
 Stepped Wall 
327Mokee Dugway Backway6c 83
328Chilli Cheesedog
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6a 375
329Streamline
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E1 5b 23
330Where the Hell Is Hanksville6c *109
331No Saanich in Salsa
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6a+ 70
332Stepped Wall
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VD 201
333MatanuskaVS 4c 130
334Little HopperVS 4b *197
335Always Tomorrow7b *28
336Tomorrow Never DiesE4 6b 2
337Odds against TomorrowE5 6a *4
338Cryogenics7a+ **90
339Bluepoint7a+ *80
340Bullsblood6c+ *38
341Decimation
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7a+ 68
342Subcutaneous Tissue
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E2 5a 4
343Little M
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6b 192
344Stepping Back6c *152
345Roamertherapy
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E2 5b 4
346What5a 132
347Problem A
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V0 *17
348Problem B
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V0+ *17
349Problem C
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V1 *11
350Problem D
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V0+ *15
351Problem E
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V0+ *15
 Overshoot Wall 
353Whose Line Is It Anyway?7a *235
354Airborne Attack6b+ *241
355Arcadia5a 441
356LuciferaVD 151
357Mojave Dust6a 339
358Busking for bolts4c 418
359Think Again
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4a 325
360EastenderHVS 5a *84
361Comfortably Numb7a+ 42
362The Heavy Brigade
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6b 205
363Berlin Wall
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6a+ 197
364Groove Armada6a *318
365The Only Fear Is a Flat Planet
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6a+ *231
366There's Always An Angle
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5c 236
367Hairline
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E1 5c 1
368Absolutely Amazing Climb IIE2 6a 1
369The Unrelenting Wit of David TurnbullE4 6b 3
370Death of Fridays
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6a+ 21
371problem FV3 14
372Problem GV2 11
373Problem HV2 *3
374Prospect GullyD 1
375Peregrines PicnicE1 5b 1
376Nails vellardVS 4c 1
377Thanks For A Lovely Girdle6b 2
378Ghetto Bouteille8a ***2
379All About That Bass7c 1
380Tonight at Noon Direct8a+ *2
381Drugstore Cowboy Variation8b+ ** 
382Cellar Traverse
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V7 **1

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