Climbs 338
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 350m a.s.l
Faces SW

Sunset soloing on the grit. Ali on Hovis (E1 5c) at Crookrise, Yorkshire. © Jamie Moss

Approach notes

Park at Embsay Reservoir, SD 999544, then walk along the side of the reservoir to the access point onto Barden Moor. Cross the stile onto the moor and follow the path steeply uphill for a few hundred metres until a stile is reached which enables the wall to be crossed to reach the rocks. [Rod Witham]

Access Advice

No dogs are allowed at the crag.

Guidebooks

Northern England

The book is a selected route and crag guide although it still manages to pack over 2350 routes between its covers, spread across 44 crags. The main focus is on routes of all grades from Moderate to E9, but the best bouldering is also described.
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Scoop buttress has recently had a clean and is well worth a visit.
petellis - 22/Mar/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Fairies Chest 
2Pixie Tits
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f7B+ 5
3Pixie Tits (standing start)f6C 13
4Gnome's Nipsf6C+ 1
5Troll's Aretef7A+ 7
6Problem 2, Hobgoblin Boulderf7A *3
 The Trig Point Boulders 
8Trig point boulder 1,problem 1
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f7A *1
9Right Arete (Trig Point boulder 2)
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f3+ 4
10Mantel (Trig Point boulder 2)f3+ 5
11The Wall (Trig Point boulder 2)f3+ 3
12The Wall (Arete)f6A+ 1
13The Bulge (Trigpoint Boulder 2)f6B+ **3
14Slopey Breaks (Trig Point boulder 2)f5 1
15Glory Wall
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f6A 1
16Curving Arete (Trig Point boulder 3)
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f5 4
17The Flake (Trig Point boulder 3)f3 4
18AvoidanceS 4a 2
 Scoop Buttress 
20Karjala
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f6C+ 34
21Karjala Rightf6B 2
22The ScoopHS 4b 14
23MindlessHVS 5a *1
24MindbenderE1 5b *3
25Scoop Wall
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MVS 4a 9
 SADCOCS Boulder 
27Sadcocs Wall
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f6B+ 22
28Right Hand Endf5+ *12
29Traverse Big Break On Sadcocks Wallf5+ 35
30Sadcocs Low Traversef6C 2
 Slingsby's Pinnacle 
32StreakletE3 6b 3
33RushlightS 4a 123
34Rushlight (variant)MVS 4b 14
35CreaseVS 5a **112
36Crease Direct - Routef6A 6a **127
37Crease AreteE2 6a 7
38Crease Direct Start - Boulder Problemf6A 72
39Crease Direct Slabf6B *3
40The Flyf7B+ **11
41Fly ArÍtef7A **2
42Chimney ButtressHS 4b *33
43Premium White
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E1 5b *2
44Fear No Evil
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E2 5c *1
45Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **70
46Massive AttackE5 6b *2
47Small BrownE4 6b ***24
48Mighty WhiteE4 6b **12
49Wholemeal
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E3 6a *12
50HovisE1 5c **129
51Hovis Directf6B 6a *55
52Hovis Super Directf6C 6b **35
53Flake WallHS 4b *133
54Flake Wall Direct Start
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VS 4c 3
55Mothers Milk
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VS 6
56SpellbinderHVS 5a *74
57Flake
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S 88
58Moonshadow
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HVS 5b *6
59Slingsby's Girdle
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HVS 5a **2
 Left Hand Edge Boulders 
61Ron's Crack 2E3 6b *37
62Barry King Sizef7A 76
63Barry King Size SDf7A+ 30
64Gibber Rampf5+ 9
 Footprint Boulder 
66Footprint Arete LefthandHVS 5a 7
67Footprint Arete RighthandMVS 4b 10
68Footprint SlabMVS 4b 6
 Happy Landings Boulder 
70Happy Landingsf6B+ 8
71Problem 2 Happy Landings Boulderf6B+ 5
72Problem 2af6C 8
73Problem 3 Happy Landings Boulderf6B+ 4
74Problem 6 Happy Landing Boulderf4+ 7
75Uphill Strugglef7A *2
 Ruffian Boulder 
77Ruffian Boulder Problem 3f7A 7
78Sole Fusion
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f8A  
79The Ruffian
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VS 4c 18
80The Urchin
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VS 4c 13
 Gentian Boulder 
82Jason's Roof
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f7C+ ***8
83Sideliner
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f8A 2
84Sunshine Slab LefthandVS 4c 7
85Gentian
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S 6
86Thin AirHVS 5a *11
87Sunshine Slab RighthandMVS 4a 11
 Heather Wall 
89Left Hand Route
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VS 13
90Central RouteMVS 4b 2
91Right-Hand RouteVS 4c 2
 Farewell slab 
93Stepping OutVD 2
94Born AgainD 2
95High Step ClimbD 2
96Quashqui
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HVS 5b *1
97WalkoverE3 6a **12
98A Lifetime's DreamE4 6b *3
99Walker's FarewellHVS 5b **75
100Pen Sketches
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E2 6a 3
101WonderloafE2 5b *12
102Ice Fall
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E2 5b *2
103Winter TraverseE1 5a *4
104Long Day
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HVS 5a *3
105Leaf Crack and Slab
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VS 4c *14
106Straight CrackHS 4a 8
 Slip 'n' Slide 
108Knuckle Crack
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VS 4c *18
109KnuckledusterVS 4c 12
110Green Crack
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VS 4b 15
111Duck 'n' DiveE5 6b *2
112Slip 'n' SlideE6 6a ***24
113Detachment TheoryE8 6b/c ***2
114Sunstroke DirectHVS 5b *5
115Sunstroke
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HVS 5a *9
116Crooked chimney
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VD 12
117Bull's Horns
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VS 4c *11
118Bull's Eye
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VS 4c *4
119Narrow Crack
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MS 10
 Shelf Buttress 
121Chockstone ChimneyVD 54
122Buster DirectHVS 5b *33
123BusterS 4a **169
124Open ChimneyVD *70
125The ForagerVS 4c *61
126The ShelfE2 5b ***148
127Elm Tree Wall
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E3 6a *8
128Long ClimbHS 4b ***365
129LyndhurstE1 5b **41
130Cat's WhiskersVS 4c *135
 Central Slab 
132The Jolly Pleasant Scramble
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M 41
133Weirdo
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f6A+  
134Arsenic SlabS 4a **353
135Arsenic Slab Directf5+ 6a *15
136Old LaceHVS 5a **201
137Old Lace Direct Start
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HVS 5c 24
138Old Lace Direct
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f4+ 4
139Arsenic Traverse
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f6C+  
140Winter RainE2 5c 66
141Diagonal CrackVD **465
142East of The RiverVS 5a 88
143OctopusS 4a *296
144Octopus DirectVS 4c *209
145Octopuses Right HandVS 4b 9
146Leaning Tower Arete
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f6C+ 2
147Razorf7C 7
148Perplexity
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HVS 6a 2
149Induction
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D 28
150Grovelhog
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VD 13
151Face, Arete and Wall ClimbVD *101
152Indirect Little Crack
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E1 6a 5
153Gallowgate
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f7B 1
154War Cry
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f7B+  
155Running Battle
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f7B  
156Indirect Little Crack
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f6B+ 1
157Crack Climb
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VD 10
158Easter CrackVD 13
159Crookrise Crack
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S 4a *31
160Trunk
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f6A 2
161Problem ButtressHS 4a 20
162Marginal
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f6A+ 2
 Craven Buttress 
164Smooth Arete
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f6C 2
165Craven Mantel
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f5 8
166Craven Slab
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f5+ 6
167Craven Rightf5+ 3
168Moulson's ClimbS 4a 30
169A Reach too FarE3 6a  
170LonglurchE2 5c *9
171Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **39
172Chimney Variation
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VS 5a 3
173Walker's WallHVS 5a *128
174Walker's Wall (direct start)f5+ *6
175Walker's Wall Chimney VariantHVS 5a *35
176Craven CrackVS 4c *206
177Jug Wall
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HS 4b 10
178Frost Animals
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HVS 5b 10
179Frost Animals
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f5+ 2
180West Wall ClimbHS 4b *133
181Malcolm's Route
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VS 4c *17
182The SoleHVS 5b ***273
183Sole Direct
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E3 6c 2
184Sole Direct
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f7A 1
185The Sole Start
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f5+ 2
186Sole of Discretion
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f7B+  
187Old Sole Traverse
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f6C 2
188Family MattersHVS 5b **34
189Mother's Little HelperE2 5c *20
190Slab and NoseS 4b *90
191Slab and Nose VariationsHVS 5a *50
192Craven Traverse
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f6A+ 8
193Full Craven Traverse
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f6B+ 5
194Throttle Stop
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f7B+  
 Chockstone Crack 
196Hidden Wall
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VS 4c 2
197Friction Slab
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MVS 4b 6
198Kendo Nagasaki
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f7B+  
199Bilberry Crack
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VS 4c *61
200Bilberry Wall
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VS 5a 6
201Bilberry Eliminate
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f6B+  
202Chockstone Crack
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D *120
203Diet Pepsif6B 50
204Pepsi Max
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f7A 1
205Pepsi Arete
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f5  
206Gently Does It
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f6A  
207Ryan's Folly
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D 25
 Ledge Buttress 
209Traverse and Crack
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VD *121
210Basic Training
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S 21
211Tiger RagHS 4c *98
212Side Salad
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VS 5a 1
213Leaning Wall
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VS 5a 5
214Ledge ButtressVS 4c 9
215Twin Cracks
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VS 4c *22
 End Slab 
217Dewhurst Mill
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VS 4c *10
218Overhead ProjectionVS 4c 2
219Safe From Harm
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f7A+  
220Twilight
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f6A  
221Twilight Zone
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f7A+  
222Superlight
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f7B+  
223Dirty Tackle
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S 13
224Trivial Pursuit
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VD 25
225Route 3S 4a *98
226Peep Show
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f5  
227Ultra
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f6B+  
228Right Returnf7A+ 1
229Route 4HVS 5c *67
230Cold Call
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f7B+ 1
231Route 2.5HVS 5a *116
232Route 2VS 5a **431
233Route 1VD 194
234EdgeVS 5a *320
235A Malicious Cut of GrapefruitHVS 5a 2
236A vicious Slice of MangoVS 4c 2
237FacadeS 4c 3
238Cave Crack
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VD 58
239Midget Morsel
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MS 26
240Shelter Stone
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HS 4b 26
 Kumbu Region 
242Pitou
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E3 6b  
243Fitou
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E2 6a 2
244Impossible Wall
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f4 1
245Trojan Roof
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f8A  
246Big Nose P1f4 2
247Big Nose P2f5 4
248Big Nose P3f3 4
249Big Nose P4f5 2
250Big Nose P5f4 4
251Big Nose P6f3 5
 The Everest Boulder 
253High Plains Drifter
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f6C  
254Ron's Crack If6C 6
255Palm Gem
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f6B+ 9
256Sultan of Bling
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f6B+  
257Left Arete
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f6A+ 4
258Left Centre
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f6A 2
259Right Centre
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f7A 1
260Right Aretef4+ 4
261Fly By Wire
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f7B+  
262Renegade Piper
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f7B+  
263Rampant Bilberry
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f6C+ 1
 Khumbu Cont. 
265The Rose Bowlf5 5
266Bowl Aretef4 6
267Pitter Patterf3 5
268Pitter Patter P2f5 3
269Pitter Patter P3f4 5
270Twistedf7A+ 1
271Moon Landingf5 *1
272Sugar Sugar
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f3 1
273Soft Option
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f6B  
274Pine Arete
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f6C+  
275Gordini
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f7B+  
276Pine Groove
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f6B+  
277Senna
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f6C  
278Wharfe Traverse
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f6C+  
 Woodside Buttress 
280Wallflower
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VS 4b  
281Seres
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VS 5a  
282Woodside Buttress
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VS 4b *9
283Woodside wall
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S 11
284Grassy Gully
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M 19
285Fern Crack
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VD *24
286Fat Man's Agony
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VD 7
287Embsay Buttress
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HVS 8
 The Moorside Boulders - Snap Boulder 
289Pathside P1
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f3 5
290Pathside P2
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f3 7
291Pathside P3
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f4 5
292Pathside P4
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f4 5
293Pathside P5
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f4 5
294Pathside P6
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f3 4
295Pathside P7
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f4 6
296Pathside P8
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f3 5
297Pathside P9
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f4 3
298Pathside P10
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f3 3
299Pathside P11
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f4 3
300Pathside P12
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f3+ 3
301Snap
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f5 4
302Left Arete - Snap Boulderf2 6
303The Right Aretef3+ 10
304Left Wallf2 5
305Central Wallf2 7
306Centre Rightf2 7
307Starsky Arete
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f6C+  
308Bold Aretef5 2
309Solid Aretef4 6
310Pocket Popf6B *2
311Dragon Wall
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f7C+  
312Magnum
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f7C  
313Martin's Arete
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f7A+  
314Truffle Wall
-
f3  
 PENDING 
316Trench Foot
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f6C+ 2
317Controlf6B 2
318The Helpf6B+ 2
319Stone Roadf6A 6
320Softly Spokenf4+ 4
321Little Easyf3 4
322Short Livedf3 3
323Master Blaster
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f7C  
324Finger Blaster
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f6C  
325Splash Wall
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f4+  
326Autumn
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f6B  
327Autumn Wall Direct
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f6A+ 2
328Hard Candy
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f6C  
329Pinch and Push
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f6A  
330West Wall Climb
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f5 1
331Malcolm's Route
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f5+  
332Slab and Nose Arete
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f5 3
333Slab and Nose Wall
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f5+  
334Long Lurch Variation
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f7B+ 1
335Footloose
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f5+ 1
336Pebble Eliminate
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f6A+ 1
337Central Slab Right Hand (YGB prob 3)f3 3
338Sugar Groove
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f5 1
339Cracked Slab
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f5+ 1
340Runnel
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f4 1
341Jugs
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f5 1
342Steady Arete
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f4 1
343Ripply Wall
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f5+ 1
344Nice Slab 3f4 3
345Nice Slab 1f3 2
346Nice Arete 1f3 2
347Nice Slab 2f4 2
348Nice Arete 2f4 2
349Nice Arete 3f4  
350Nice Arete 4f3 2
351Nice Arete 5f3 2

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