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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 **49
5Lions Pride8a ***8
6Cheddar Death Knell7b+ 31
7Taming of the LionE6 6c ***14
8Circus, Circus7c ***49
9Circus Finale7c+ ***1
10Shadow Walker8a+ ***25
11Roy Walker connection8a ***6
12Lion Sleeps Tonight8a *22
13The SnarlE4 6b *1
14SimbaE1 5b **60
15Lion in WinterE3 6a *4
16Tonight at Noon
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7c+ *2
17Valley of the Blind7c ***145
18English Cheddar GorgeousE5 6b **1
19Seriously Strong Cheddar
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E6 6b ***3
20ECGE5 6a 2
21LeadbellyVS 4c 8
22Rock Junky7a+ 45
23The ForestVS 4b  
 The Remnant 
25Under SuveillanceHVS 5c  
26Game OverS  
27Fred the ShredE4 6a 2
28No Purchase NecessaryE1 5c 11
29Easy PickingsVS 4b 18
30Immaculate Conception6c+ 65
31Days in the Desert6b+ 139
32NumbskullE1 5b *12
33Das Goot, Yah?6b *211
34My Bones, My Bones, MyE4 6b 1
35Old BonesE5 6a  
36Bristol Weed8a+ 22
37Homegrown8a+ 24
38Drug Store Cowboy8b *3
39The Wrist Business7c+ 44
40The Business8a *1
41Just Say No8a **18
42Try to RememberE5 6b 8
43Right-Hand Man8a 109
44Buried AliveE5 6b 1
45It's a Kind of Magic7b 302
46SkeletonE2 5c 11
47FossilE3 5c 7
48The Empire Strikes Back8a+ 6
49The Death Star8c *1
50Everyday Lives of Ordinary People7c 111
51Skullduggery7a+ 205
52Spider Down My Vest - Cardiac Arrest!E5 6a 1
53Bouncing Barry7b+ 12
54Bouncing Spy7c *1
55Spy in the Sky7b 139
56Act of Vengance7b+ 23
57Star Wars: The TrilogyE7 6c 1
58The MessageE3 6a  
59A Question of SportHVS 5a  
60AqueousS  
 Pride Evans Cave 
62Gordon's Big Nose
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6b 40
63Can't Give a Finger6a 51
64Sprechen Ewe Loos
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6b+ 39
65Crèvecoeur
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E3 6a  
66Enemy of the State
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E2 5b 2
67Fallingwater (Left)8a *3
68Fallingwater8c *1
69Ultra-Violence7c *5
70Jihadi8a *7
71Secret Cabaret7c+ **18
72Jewel in the SunE5 6b ***2
73Jewel of a Son7b+ *43
74Piglet's GrooveVS 4c *3
75Sing a Mean Toon, Kid7b+ **103
76Pyrotechnician (Left)7c+ **21
77Directoonima7c ***24
78Burning Ambition8a **7
79House Burning Down7b+ ***215
80Pride Evans Locker7c *9
81Pyrotechnician8a **2
82Mini Cooper7c+ *2
83Rustler6c *123
84Privy PurseHVS 5a 5
85SolsticeHVS 5b/c  
86It's Behind YewHVS 5a  
 Easter Island 
88Yew Who!
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E3 6a 2
89Parallel CracksM  
90Goldilock's ZoneE2 5c 35
91HepatitisVS 4b 69
92Silence of the Lamb ChopsE3 5b 11
93What's All This Then?5c *402
94Hot Enough?6a *442
95The One-Armed Man
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6a 397
96In the Waiting Line4c *337
97Dwain Dibbly6a+ 191
98Take Hart
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E2 6a 28
99Moai6a 117
 The Wave 
101Like a VirginE3 6b 1
102Dead on Arrival6a+ 223
103The Bloodshed Begins6a+ *203
104Ritual Slaughter7a *64
105Millimetre War7c 47
106To-ally Wick-edE1 5b  
107The Gift6b+ 65
108Billy Crystal6b+ 48
109Crystal Gale7a+ 14
110Grope the Slope6c *42
111Three's Company6b+ 82
112The Minstrel7a+ *111
113Real Runners'E3 5b/c 4
114G Whizz7b+ 16
115Mutant Frenzy Bug6c+ *113
116Toxic Shock6b 357
117Islands in the City7a+ 154
118Greed7b+ 13
119Utility Cock7c+ 8
120Insatiable7b+ *234
121Raw Deal7a **488
122Bursting the Wave8a *22
123Holdloss7c 1
124Project8b  
125Bee Keeping in a War Zone6c+ 22
126Seven Months Later7c 80
127Ebee G Bees
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E1 5a 3
128Missing on the Somme6c 21
129Split Rambo7b+ 19
130Liquid Crystal8a *35
131A Day Called Zero8a *26
132Sophisticated7a+ *13
133Psycho-Babble6b+ 68
134Hell's a Hard Place7a+  
 The Tsunami 
136Who is the Enigmatic Mystery Climber?6a+ 31
137Three Dark Nights
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6c+ 15
138Joyride7a 152
139Liquid Sky
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7a+ 10
140Les Trois Chevres7a+ 40
141One for the Northern Brats
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7b+ 8
142Sweet Tufa
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8a 14
143Ya-Boo Yorkie!7b+ *21
144Hard Bass Religion
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7c 8
145Gob Blob
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7b  
146Moonmilk
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7b 4
147Bick Zoomhead
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7b  
148Velcro Wall7b 19
149Velcro Beach7b+ *1
150Dope on a Slope7a+ 22
151On Beachy Head7b 9
152Stoned to Death6a 39
 Secret Solo Bluff 
154Night VisionE6 6a 1
155Hard Lime
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E5 6b 1
156Dangerous Dusk
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E5 6a 1
157Thin Towers
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E4 6b 1
158Above and Beyond the I'm So Pathetic BarrierE1 6a 2
159Secrets of 2002
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E4 6a 1
160No Gear - Oh Dear!
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E3 5c 2
 Prospect Tier 
162Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am
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VS 5a  
163Hair Cut
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VS 4c 19
164MohicanE1 5b 4
165Gentlemen in Red Trousers'
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E4 6b  
166Short Cut
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S 4a 20
167Surprise CockfagsVS 4c  
168Your Destiny
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E4 6a  
169CentrefoldE1 5b 8
170Charge
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VS 4c 36
171Le soupçonS 4a *4
172Watching the Days Go By
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E4 6a  
173Digit Arete
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E5 6a 2
174Digit Wall
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E2 5b 16
175Pot of Crock
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E4 6a  
176Wild Frontier
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E6 6b 1
177No Fit State
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7a+  
178FartE2 5c 2
179Vic Bond
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E4 6b  
180Maker's NameplateE5 6b 2
181Jon Luke
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E5 6b  
182Rigorous Self Abuse
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E5 6a  
183The WinkE2 5b 11
184The NodE2 5b 6
185Mary JaneVS 4c 30
186Prospect Eliminate
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E4 5c  
187Madcap LaughsVS 4b 22
188Asylum
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HVS 5b 2
189Lonely PrideE4 6b 2
190Sub-Mescalito
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E2 5c  
 Heart Leaf Bluff 
192Forgotten Sacrifices
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HS 70
193Brass Monkey
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HS 4a 110
194Weasel Words
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E4 6b  
195Inter-continental Ballisic Bonzo
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E3 6a 7
196Condensation Canyon
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E4 6a 2
197Funny BoneHVS 5a 37
198HumerusS 102
199RiotsvilleE2 5c 12
200Forward Thinking
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E5 6a 7
201Greg's Little Wall of HorrorsE2 5c 32
202In-between BoobsE5 6a 3
203Readers' WivesE1 5a 3
204LetcherE5 6a 4
205Consenting Adults
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E2 5b 46
206Craitor TraitorE5 6b 3
207Heart Leaf ClimbS 4a 47
208Heart Leaf Direct
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E3 6a 10
209Au Bout de Souffle
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E5 6a  
210Harley StreetE4 5c 3
211Driller Killer, Q'est-ce Que C'est?7c 32
212Fettered Trajectory7b+ 86
213Air to Air Exit7b+ 7
214ConcordeE5 6b 9
215Tumbletot
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E5 6b 1
216La Tour NoireE5 6a 13
217La Tour Noire SuperE6 6b 6
218Dinner DateE1 5b 97
219My Wife's Apple CrumbleE5 6b 2
220Mescalito7c 55
221Rave Party7a+ 38
222Make It Snappy!
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4c 59
223I Can't Believe It's a Texan5c 71
224I've Lost My Canadian5a 81
225Pregnancy Rocks Boyo!6c 32
226Keep the Home Fires Burning6a 68
227Old Romantics
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E2 5c  
228The Three Bombadiers
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E2 5c  
229Nameless Scoop
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E2 5c  
230Just My Imagination
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E2 5c  
231Once Again
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E2 5c  
232Robertson's JamE4 6a 2
233Lean Burn7b 17
234Stanton Warriors
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8a+ * 
235Me No Stereotype7c 13
236Will Stanton8a ***9
237Still Wanton
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7b  
238Gorilla Tactics
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E3 5c  
239Sentinel
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E3 6a  
240Sentinel Direct
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E4 6a  
241Mix a Quick Fix
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7a+ 1
242VanguardE3 6a 6
243Bollocks to Broccoli7b 14
244What Lies Beneath6c+ 15
245Editorial Axe
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E3 6a 1
246Pitchfork RebellionE5 6b/c 1
247Gubia7b+ **56
248Rainy Day - Dream Away
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E5 6b  
249In from the Storm
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E4 6b  
250Bikini Amber7a+ 39
251A Day for FeetE2 6a 10
252Look Around to See What to Look Up forE3 6a 3
253No Grappling; No Ska6a 12
254The Great Dane and Other Tall Tales
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S  
255Micawberism
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HVS 5a  
256Cyclists Advised to Walk
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E2 5c  
257Avalon
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VS 4c  
258Sell Your Soul
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E1 5a  
259So This is Christmas
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HS 5a  
260Another Year Over
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S 5a  
261Mare's Nest
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VD 3
262The Grail
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E2 5c  
263Can-Can
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VB  
264Danemark
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HVS 5a 1
265Groundrush
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E4 6a  
266Assassin!
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E6 6b 1
267Thriller
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E3 5c 2
268Psycho
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E1 5b 2
269Kay
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VS 4c  
270Slow Return
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E2 5b  
271First a Fence
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E6 6b 1
272Dead Stop
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E5 6a/b  
273Poisoned Ivy
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E4 5c 1
274Free Fall
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E2 5b  
275The Dimming of the Day
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E2 5c 1
276Peg Leg Crack
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HS 4a 3
277Mon Dieu
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E3 5c  
278Zut Alors!
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VS 4c  
279Elizabeth Route
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D 8
280North-West Arete
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E3 6a  
281Original Route
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D 6
282Mariette Route
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VD 16
283A Slice at the Wife
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E1 5b  
284Emily's Dog
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VS 4b 2
285Burial Route
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D 10
 The Narrows 
287I Got One!5c 148
288Sound Your Horn7a+ 46
289Where The Sun Don't Shine6b 164
290Keep it in the Family6a+ 177
291Maiden Flight6b+ *114
292Hill 625a 197
293White Smoke4a 269
294That Hollow Feeling6a+ *48
295Like Father Like Son5a *346
296Drukpa Dzong4c 178
297Totally Elched6b 107
298Spoon Jar Jar Spoon6a *254
299Rush Hour
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6a 37
300Fez
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6a 143
 Arch Rock 
302Three Pounds Per Tonne4a 383
303Oh Pretty Woman!5c 311
304Lapse In Taste5c 355
305Mr Ripple
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6a *464
306Big Budget Productions
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6a *379
307Waiting for Gordito
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E1 5b 16
308Room With A View
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6a+ *350
309Lady Cassidy6a+ *252
310Galena Colada
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6c *194
311Get Kimitri!E5 6a *13
312No Time to Lose6b *190
313No Time at All
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E5 6a 2
314Snug as a Slug on a Jug7a+ 74
315Screwballed!7a *265
316Keystone Cop-OutE4 5c 5
317Playboys7b+ *116
318All Hands to the Pump7b *265
319Stone Town
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6b+ *311
320Off the Wall6b *505
321Breezes6c 127
322Cascara Crack
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S 4a 95
323Hug the Jug
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5a 516
324Don't Fear the Bleater
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5c 516
325Un-named Severe, Arch RockS 4
326As Happy as a Slug in Slime
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E4 5c 12
327Cross-Town Traffic6c 6
 Stepped Wall 
329Mokee Dugway Backway6c 83
330Chilli Cheesedog
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6a 374
331Streamline
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E1 5b 23
332Where the Hell Is Hanksville6c *110
333No Saanich in Salsa
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6a+ 70
334Stepped Wall
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VD 209
335MatanuskaVS 4c 134
336Little HopperVS 4b *203
337Always Tomorrow7b *28
338Tomorrow Never DiesE4 6b 2
339Odds against TomorrowE5 6a *4
340Cryogenics7a+ **93
341Bluepoint7a+ *81
342Bullsblood6c+ *39
343Decimation
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7a+ 68
344Subcutaneous Tissue
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E2 5a 4
345Little M
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6b 195
346Stepping Back6c *154
347Roamertherapy
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E2 5b 4
348What5a 133
349Problem A
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V0 *16
350Problem B
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V0+ *17
351Problem C
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V1 *11
352Problem D
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V0+ *15
353Problem E
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V0+ *15
 Overshoot Wall 
355Whose Line Is It Anyway?7a *240
356Airborne Attack6b+ *238
357Arcadia5a 457
358LuciferaVD 153
359Mojave Dust6a 351
360Busking for bolts4c 437
361Think Again
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4a 342
362EastenderHVS 5a *89
363Comfortably Numb7a+ 40
364The Heavy Brigade
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6b 206
365Berlin Wall
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6a+ 205
366Groove Armada6a *326
367The Only Fear Is a Flat Planet
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6a+ *238
368There's Always An Angle
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5c 253
369Hairline
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E1 5c 1
370Absolutely Amazing Climb IIE2 6a 1
371The Unrelenting Wit of David TurnbullE4 6b 3
372Death of Fridays
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6a+ 22
373problem FV3 14
374Problem GV2 11
375Problem HV2 *3
376Prospect GullyD 1
377Peregrines PicnicE1 5b 1
378Nails vellardVS 4c 1
379Thanks For A Lovely Girdle6b 2
380Ghetto Bouteille8a ***2
381All About That Bass7c 1
382Tonight at Noon Direct8a+ *2
383Drugstore Cowboy Variation8b+ ** 
384Cellar Traverse
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V7 **1

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