Climbs 339
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

Note of caution - the obvious large belay boulder at the top of Arsenic Slabs is loose.

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 18
4Gnome's Nipsf6C+ 2
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+ 6
10Mantel (Trig Point boulder 2)f3+ 6
11The Wall (Trig Point boulder 2)f3+ 5
12The Wall (Arete)f6A+ 2
13The Bulge (Trigpoint Boulder 2)f6B+ **4
14Left Arete Sitterf5 1
15Slopey Breaks Right Aretef5 2
16Slopey Breaks (Trig Point boulder 2)f5 3
17Glory Wall
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f6A 1
18Curving Arete (Trig Point boulder 3)
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f5 5
19The Flake (Trig Point boulder 3)f3 7
20Broken Crystalf6C 2
21The Left Sidef4 2
22The Middlef6B+ 2
23Flake Slabf6A+ 2
24Second Runf5 1
25AvoidanceS 4a 2
 Scoop Buttress 
27Karjala
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f6C+ 37
28Karjala Rightf6B 2
29The ScoopHS 4b 14
30MindlessHVS 5a *1
31MindbenderE1 5b *5
32Scoop Wall
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MVS 4a 10
 SADCOCS Boulder 
34The Left -Hand Ribf5+ 1
35Hanging Flakef6B+ 1
36Sadcocs Wall
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f6B+ 23
37Right Hand Endf5+ *16
38Traverse Big Break On Sadcocks Wallf5+ 41
39Sadcocs Low Traversef6C 2
 Slingsby's Pinnacle 
41StreakletE3 6b 3
42RushlightS 4a 130
43Rushlight (variant)MVS 4b 14
44CreaseVS 5a **123
45Crease Direct - Routef6A 6a **139
46Crease AreteE2 6a 7
47Crease Direct Start - Boulder Problemf6A 77
48Crease Direct Slabf6B *3
49The Flyf7B+ **12
50Fly ArÍtef7A **2
51Chimney ButtressHS 4b *35
52Premium White
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E1 5b *2
53Fear No Evil
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E2 5c *1
54Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **73
55Massive AttackE5 6b *2
56Small BrownE4 6b ***24
57Mighty WhiteE4 6b **11
58Wholemeal
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E3 6a *12
59HovisE1 5c **153
60Hovis Directf6B 6a *56
61Hovis Super Directf6C 6b **36
62Flake WallHS 4b *144
63Flake Wall Direct Start
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VS 4c 3
64Mothers Milk
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VS 6
65SpellbinderHVS 5a *83
66Flake
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S 91
67Moonshadow
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HVS 5b *6
68Slingsby's Girdle
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HVS 5a **2
 Left Hand Edge Boulders 
70Ron's Crack 2E3 6b *37
71Barry King Sizef7A 89
72Barry King Size SDf7A+ 29
73Gibber Rampf5+ 9
 Footprint Boulder 
75Footprint Arete LefthandHVS 5a 8
76Footprint Arete RighthandMVS 4b 11
77Footprint SlabMVS 4b 7
 Happy Landings Boulder 
79Happy Landingsf6B+ 8
80Problem 2 Happy Landings Boulderf6B+ 6
81Problem 2af6C 9
82Problem 3 Happy Landings Boulderf6B+ 5
83Problem 6 Happy Landing Boulderf4+ 7
84Uphill Strugglef7A *3
 Ruffian Boulder 
86Ruffian Boulder Problem 3f7A 7
87Sole Fusion
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f8A  
88The Ruffian
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VS 4c 20
89The Urchin
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VS 4c 14
 Gentian Boulder 
91Jason's Roof
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f7C+ ***8
92Sideliner
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f8A 2
93Sunshine Slab LefthandVS 4c 8
94Gentian
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S 7
95Thin AirHVS 5a *12
96Sunshine Slab RighthandMVS 4a 12
 Heather Wall 
98Left Hand Route
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VS 15
99Central RouteMVS 4b 3
100Right-Hand RouteVS 4c 3
 Farewell slab 
102Stepping OutVD 2
103Born AgainD 2
104High Step ClimbD 2
105Quashqui
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HVS 5b *1
106WalkoverE3 6a **14
107A Lifetime's DreamE4 6b *4
108Walker's FarewellHVS 5b **87
109Pen Sketches
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E2 6a 4
110WonderloafE2 5b *12
111Ice Fall
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E2 5b *2
112Winter TraverseE1 5a *4
113Long Day
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HVS 5a *3
114Leaf Crack and Slab
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VS 4c *16
115Straight CrackHS 4a 8
 Slip 'n' Slide 
117Knuckle Crack
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VS 4c *19
118KnuckledusterVS 4c 13
119Green Crack
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VS 4b 16
120Duck 'n' DiveE5 6b *2
121Slip 'n' SlideE6 6a ***25
122Detachment TheoryE8 6b/c ***2
123Sunstroke DirectHVS 5b *5
124Sunstroke
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HVS 5a *12
125Crooked chimney
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VD 12
126Bull's Horns
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VS 4c *17
127Bull's Eye
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VS 4c *4
128Narrow Crack
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MS 10
 Shelf Buttress 
130Chockstone ChimneyVD 58
131Buster DirectHVS 5b *40
132BusterS 4a **181
133Open ChimneyVD *74
134The ForagerVS 4c *68
135The ShelfE2 5b ***171
136Elm Tree Wall
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E3 6a *8
137Long ClimbHS 4b ***383
138LyndhurstE1 5b **47
139Cat's WhiskersVS 4c *145
 Central Slab 
141The Jolly Pleasant Scramble
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M 43
142Weirdo
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f6A+  
143Arsenic SlabS 4a **384
144Arsenic Slab Directf5+ 6a *15
145Old LaceHVS 5a **217
146Old Lace Direct Start
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HVS 5c 26
147Old Lace Direct
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f4+ 4
148Arsenic Traverse
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f6C+  
149Winter RainE2 5c 67
150Diagonal CrackVD **499
151East of The RiverVS 5a 91
152OctopusS 4a *328
153Octopus DirectVS 4c *230
154Octopuses Right HandVS 4b 11
155Leaning Tower Arete
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f6C+ 2
156Razorf7C 8
157Perplexity
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HVS 6a 2
158Induction
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D 31
159Grovelhog
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VD 13
160Face, Arete and Wall ClimbVD *105
161Indirect Little Crack
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E1 6a 5
162Gallowgate
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f7B 1
163War Cry
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f7B+  
164Running Battle
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f7B  
165Indirect Little Crack
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f6B+ 1
166Crack Climb
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VD 12
167Easter CrackVD 15
168Crookrise Crack
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S 4a *33
169Trunk
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f6A 2
170Problem ButtressHS 4a 22
171Marginal
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f6A+ 3
 Craven Buttress 
173Smooth Arete
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f6C 2
174Craven Mantel
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f5 8
175Craven Slab
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f5+ 6
176Craven Rightf5+ 3
177Moulson's ClimbS 4a 30
178A Reach too FarE3 6a  
179LonglurchE2 5c *9
180Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **41
181Chimney Variation
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VS 5a 6
182Walker's WallHVS 5a *139
183Walker's Wall (direct start)f5+ *7
184Walker's Wall Chimney VariantHVS 5a *36
185Craven CrackVS 4c *214
186Jug Wall
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HS 4b 10
187Frost Animals
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HVS 5b 12
188Frost Animals
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f5+ 3
189West Wall ClimbHS 4b *145
190Malcolm's Route
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VS 4c *17
191The SoleHVS 5b ***291
192Sole Direct
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E3 6c 2
193Sole Direct
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f7A  
194The Sole Start
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f5+ 2
195Sole of Discretion
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f7B+  
196Old Sole Traverse
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f6C 2
197Family MattersHVS 5b **37
198Mother's Little HelperE2 5c *21
199Slab and NoseS 4b *97
200Slab and Nose VariationsHVS 5a *52
201Craven Traverse
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f6A+ 10
202Full Craven Traverse
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f6B+ 6
203Throttle Stop
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f7B+  
 Chockstone Crack 
205Hidden Wall
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VS 4c 4
206Friction Slab
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MVS 4b 8
207Kendo Nagasaki
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f7B+  
208Bilberry Crack
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VS 4c *65
209Bilberry Wall
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VS 5a 7
210Bilberry Eliminate
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f6B+  
211Chockstone Crack
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D *126
212Diet Pepsif6B 54
213Pepsi Max
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f7A 1
214Pepsi Arete
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f5 1
215Gently Does It
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f6A  
216Ryan's Folly
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D 26
 Ledge Buttress 
218Traverse and Crack
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VD *130
219Basic Training
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S 21
220Tiger RagHS 4c *105
221Side Salad
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VS 5a 1
222Leaning Wall
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VS 5a 5
223Ledge ButtressVS 4c 9
224Twin Cracks
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VS 4c *24
 End Slab 
226Dewhurst Mill
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VS 4c *10
227Overhead ProjectionVS 4c 2
228Safe From Harm
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f7A+  
229Twilight
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f6A  
230Twilight Zone
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f7A+  
231Superlight
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f7B+  
232Dirty Tackle
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S 15
233Trivial Pursuit
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VD 26
234Route 3S 4a *102
235Peep Show
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f5  
236Ultra
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f6B+  
237Right Returnf7A+ 1
238Route 4HVS 5c *68
239Cold Call
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f7B+ 1
240Route 2.5HVS 5a *132
241Route 2VS 5a **465
242Route 1VD 208
243EdgeVS 5a *356
244A Malicious Cut of GrapefruitHVS 5a 2
245A vicious Slice of MangoVS 4c 2
246FacadeS 4c 3
247Cave Crack
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VD 60
248Midget Morsel
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MS 26
249Shelter Stone
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HS 4b 27
 Kumbu Region 
251Pitou
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E3 6b  
252Fitou
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E2 6a 2
253Impossible Wall
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f4 1
254Trojan Roof
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f8A  
255Big Nose P1f4 2
256Big Nose P2f5 4
257Big Nose P3f3 5
258Big Nose P4f5 2
259Big Nose P5f4 4
260Big Nose P6f3 5
 The Everest Boulder 
262High Plains Drifter
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f6C  
263Ron's Crack If6C 7
264Palm Gem
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f6B+ 10
265Sultan of Bling
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f6B+ 1
266Left Arete
-
f6A+ 4
267Left Centre
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f6A 2
268Right Centre
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f7A 1
269Right Aretef4+ 5
270Fly By Wire
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f7B+  
271Renegade Piper
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f7B+  
272Rampant Bilberry
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f6C+ 1
 Khumbu Cont. 
274The Rose Bowlf5 5
275Bowl Aretef4 7
276Pitter Patterf3 6
277Pitter Patter P2f5 4
278Pitter Patter P3f4 6
279Twistedf7A+ 1
280Moon Landingf5 *1
281Sugar Sugar
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f3 1
282Soft Option
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f6B  
283Pine Arete
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f6C+  
284Gordini
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f7B+  
285Pine Groove
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f6B+  
286Senna
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f6C  
287Wharfe Traverse
-
f6C+  
 Woodside Buttress 
289Wallflower
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VS 4b  
290Seres
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VS 5a  
291Woodside Buttress
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VS 4b *11
292Woodside wall
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S 11
293Grassy Gully
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M 19
294Fern Crack
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VD *26
295Fat Man's Agony
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VD 8
296Embsay Buttress
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HVS 8
 The Moorside Boulders - Snap Boulder 
298Pathside P1
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f3 5
299Pathside P2
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f3 7
300Pathside P3
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f4 5
301Pathside P4
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f4 5
302Pathside P5
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f4 5
303Pathside P6
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f3 4
304Pathside P7
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f4 6
305Pathside P8
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f3 5
306Pathside P9
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f4 3
307Pathside P10
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f3 3
308Pathside P11
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f4 3
309Pathside P12
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f3+ 3
310Snap
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f5 4
311Left Arete - Snap Boulderf2 9
312The Right Aretef3+ 13
313Left Wallf2 7
314Central Wallf2 11
315Centre Rightf2 11
316Starsky Arete
-
f6C+  
317Bold Aretef5 2
318Solid Aretef4 8
319Pocket Popf6B *2
320Dragon Wall
-
f7C+  
321Magnum
-
f7C  
322Martin's Arete
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f7A+  
323Truffle Wall
-
f3  
 PENDING 
325Trench Foot
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f6C+ 2
326Controlf6B 2
327The Helpf6B+ 2
328Stone Roadf6A 7
329Softly Spokenf4+ 5
330Little Easyf3 5
331Short Livedf3 4
332Master Blaster
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f7C  
333Finger Blaster
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f6C  
334Splash Wall
-
f4+  
335Autumn
-
f6B  
336Autumn Wall Direct
-
f6A+ 2
337Hard Candy
-
f6C  
338Pinch and Push
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f6A  
339West Wall Climb
-
f5 2
340Malcolm's Route
-
f5+  
341Slab and Nose Arete
-
f5 3
342Slab and Nose Wall
-
f5+  
343Long Lurch Variation
-
f7B+ 1
344Footloose
-
f5+ 1
345Pebble Eliminate
-
f6A+ 1
346Central Slab Right Hand (YGB prob 3)f3 3
347Sugar Groove
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f5 1
348Cracked Slab
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f5+ 1
349Runnel
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f4 1
350Jugs
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f5 1
351Steady Arete
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f4 1
352Ripply Wall
-
f5+ 1
353Nice Slab 3f4 6
354Nice Slab 1f3 6
355Nice Arete 1f3 6
356Nice Slab 2f4 5
357Nice Arete 2f4 5
358Nice Arete 3f4 1
359Nice Arete 4f3 5
360Nice Arete 5f3 5
361Break Traversef6B *1
362Jam Tomorrowf6C *1
363The Slotsf5+ *1
364The Undercutf6C 1

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