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 14
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+ 5
10Mantel (Trig Point boulder 2)f3+ 5
11The Wall (Trig Point boulder 2)f3+ 4
12The Wall (Arete)f6A+ 1
13The Bulge (Trigpoint Boulder 2)f6B+ **3
14Left Arete Sitterf5 1
15Slopey Breaks Right Aretef5 1
16Slopey Breaks (Trig Point boulder 2)f5 2
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 6
20Broken Crystalf6C 1
21The Left Sidef4 1
22The Middlef6B+ 1
23Flake Slabf6A+ 1
24Second Runf5 1
25AvoidanceS 4a 2
 Scoop Buttress 
27Karjala
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f6C+ 36
28Karjala Rightf6B 2
29The ScoopHS 4b 14
30MindlessHVS 5a *1
31MindbenderE1 5b *5
32Scoop Wall
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MVS 4a 10
 SADCOCS Boulder 
34Sadcocs Wall
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f6B+ 23
35Right Hand Endf5+ *16
36Traverse Big Break On Sadcocks Wallf5+ 38
37Sadcocs Low Traversef6C 2
 Slingsby's Pinnacle 
39StreakletE3 6b 3
40RushlightS 4a 124
41Rushlight (variant)MVS 4b 14
42CreaseVS 5a **118
43Crease Direct - Routef6A 6a **131
44Crease AreteE2 6a 7
45Crease Direct Start - Boulder Problemf6A 73
46Crease Direct Slabf6B *3
47The Flyf7B+ **12
48Fly ArÍtef7A **2
49Chimney ButtressHS 4b *34
50Premium White
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E1 5b *2
51Fear No Evil
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E2 5c *1
52Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **71
53Massive AttackE5 6b *2
54Small BrownE4 6b ***24
55Mighty WhiteE4 6b **11
56Wholemeal
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E3 6a *12
57HovisE1 5c **137
58Hovis Directf6B 6a *55
59Hovis Super Directf6C 6b **35
60Flake WallHS 4b *138
61Flake Wall Direct Start
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VS 4c 3
62Mothers Milk
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VS 6
63SpellbinderHVS 5a *81
64Flake
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S 89
65Moonshadow
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HVS 5b *6
66Slingsby's Girdle
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HVS 5a **2
 Left Hand Edge Boulders 
68Ron's Crack 2E3 6b *37
69Barry King Sizef7A 80
70Barry King Size SDf7A+ 29
71Gibber Rampf5+ 9
 Footprint Boulder 
73Footprint Arete LefthandHVS 5a 7
74Footprint Arete RighthandMVS 4b 10
75Footprint SlabMVS 4b 6
 Happy Landings Boulder 
77Happy Landingsf6B+ 8
78Problem 2 Happy Landings Boulderf6B+ 6
79Problem 2af6C 9
80Problem 3 Happy Landings Boulderf6B+ 5
81Problem 6 Happy Landing Boulderf4+ 7
82Uphill Strugglef7A *3
 Ruffian Boulder 
84Ruffian Boulder Problem 3f7A 7
85Sole Fusion
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f8A  
86The Ruffian
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VS 4c 19
87The Urchin
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VS 4c 13
 Gentian Boulder 
89Jason's Roof
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f7C+ ***8
90Sideliner
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f8A 2
91Sunshine Slab LefthandVS 4c 7
92Gentian
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S 6
93Thin AirHVS 5a *11
94Sunshine Slab RighthandMVS 4a 11
 Heather Wall 
96Left Hand Route
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VS 14
97Central RouteMVS 4b 2
98Right-Hand RouteVS 4c 2
 Farewell slab 
100Stepping OutVD 2
101Born AgainD 2
102High Step ClimbD 2
103Quashqui
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HVS 5b *1
104WalkoverE3 6a **13
105A Lifetime's DreamE4 6b *4
106Walker's FarewellHVS 5b **83
107Pen Sketches
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E2 6a 4
108WonderloafE2 5b *12
109Ice Fall
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E2 5b *2
110Winter TraverseE1 5a *4
111Long Day
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HVS 5a *3
112Leaf Crack and Slab
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VS 4c *16
113Straight CrackHS 4a 8
 Slip 'n' Slide 
115Knuckle Crack
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VS 4c *19
116KnuckledusterVS 4c 13
117Green Crack
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VS 4b 16
118Duck 'n' DiveE5 6b *2
119Slip 'n' SlideE6 6a ***25
120Detachment TheoryE8 6b/c ***2
121Sunstroke DirectHVS 5b *5
122Sunstroke
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HVS 5a *11
123Crooked chimney
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VD 12
124Bull's Horns
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VS 4c *13
125Bull's Eye
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VS 4c *4
126Narrow Crack
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MS 10
 Shelf Buttress 
128Chockstone ChimneyVD 54
129Buster DirectHVS 5b *39
130BusterS 4a **171
131Open ChimneyVD *73
132The ForagerVS 4c *64
133The ShelfE2 5b ***154
134Elm Tree Wall
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E3 6a *8
135Long ClimbHS 4b ***360
136LyndhurstE1 5b **43
137Cat's WhiskersVS 4c *138
 Central Slab 
139The Jolly Pleasant Scramble
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M 41
140Weirdo
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f6A+  
141Arsenic SlabS 4a **362
142Arsenic Slab Directf5+ 6a *15
143Old LaceHVS 5a **215
144Old Lace Direct Start
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HVS 5c 25
145Old Lace Direct
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f4+ 4
146Arsenic Traverse
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f6C+  
147Winter RainE2 5c 67
148Diagonal CrackVD **468
149East of The RiverVS 5a 88
150OctopusS 4a *303
151Octopus DirectVS 4c *215
152Octopuses Right HandVS 4b 9
153Leaning Tower Arete
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f6C+ 2
154Razorf7C 8
155Perplexity
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HVS 6a 2
156Induction
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D 28
157Grovelhog
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VD 13
158Face, Arete and Wall ClimbVD *102
159Indirect Little Crack
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E1 6a 5
160Gallowgate
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f7B 1
161War Cry
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f7B+  
162Running Battle
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f7B  
163Indirect Little Crack
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f6B+ 1
164Crack Climb
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VD 11
165Easter CrackVD 14
166Crookrise Crack
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S 4a *32
167Trunk
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f6A 2
168Problem ButtressHS 4a 21
169Marginal
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f6A+ 3
 Craven Buttress 
171Smooth Arete
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f6C 2
172Craven Mantel
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f5 8
173Craven Slab
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f5+ 6
174Craven Rightf5+ 3
175Moulson's ClimbS 4a 30
176A Reach too FarE3 6a  
177LonglurchE2 5c *9
178Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **39
179Chimney Variation
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VS 5a 4
180Walker's WallHVS 5a *134
181Walker's Wall (direct start)f5+ *7
182Walker's Wall Chimney VariantHVS 5a *35
183Craven CrackVS 4c *207
184Jug Wall
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HS 4b 10
185Frost Animals
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HVS 5b 10
186Frost Animals
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f5+ 2
187West Wall ClimbHS 4b *139
188Malcolm's Route
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VS 4c *17
189The SoleHVS 5b ***262
190Sole Direct
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E3 6c 2
191Sole Direct
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f7A 1
192The Sole Start
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f5+ 2
193Sole of Discretion
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f7B+  
194Old Sole Traverse
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f6C 2
195Family MattersHVS 5b **36
196Mother's Little HelperE2 5c *20
197Slab and NoseS 4b *93
198Slab and Nose VariationsHVS 5a *50
199Craven Traverse
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f6A+ 10
200Full Craven Traverse
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f6B+ 6
201Throttle Stop
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f7B+  
 Chockstone Crack 
203Hidden Wall
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VS 4c 2
204Friction Slab
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MVS 4b 6
205Kendo Nagasaki
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f7B+  
206Bilberry Crack
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VS 4c *63
207Bilberry Wall
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VS 5a 6
208Bilberry Eliminate
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f6B+  
209Chockstone Crack
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D *123
210Diet Pepsif6B 51
211Pepsi Max
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f7A 1
212Pepsi Arete
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f5  
213Gently Does It
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f6A  
214Ryan's Folly
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D 25
 Ledge Buttress 
216Traverse and Crack
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VD *122
217Basic Training
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S 21
218Tiger RagHS 4c *100
219Side Salad
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VS 5a 1
220Leaning Wall
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VS 5a 5
221Ledge ButtressVS 4c 9
222Twin Cracks
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VS 4c *22
 End Slab 
224Dewhurst Mill
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VS 4c *10
225Overhead ProjectionVS 4c 2
226Safe From Harm
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f7A+  
227Twilight
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f6A  
228Twilight Zone
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f7A+  
229Superlight
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f7B+  
230Dirty Tackle
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S 14
231Trivial Pursuit
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VD 26
232Route 3S 4a *100
233Peep Show
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f5  
234Ultra
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f6B+  
235Right Returnf7A+ 1
236Route 4HVS 5c *68
237Cold Call
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f7B+ 1
238Route 2.5HVS 5a *119
239Route 2VS 5a **432
240Route 1VD 198
241EdgeVS 5a *325
242A Malicious Cut of GrapefruitHVS 5a 2
243A vicious Slice of MangoVS 4c 2
244FacadeS 4c 3
245Cave Crack
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VD 59
246Midget Morsel
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MS 26
247Shelter Stone
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HS 4b 27
 Kumbu Region 
249Pitou
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E3 6b  
250Fitou
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E2 6a 2
251Impossible Wall
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f4 1
252Trojan Roof
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f8A  
253Big Nose P1f4 2
254Big Nose P2f5 4
255Big Nose P3f3 4
256Big Nose P4f5 2
257Big Nose P5f4 4
258Big Nose P6f3 5
 The Everest Boulder 
260High Plains Drifter
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f6C  
261Ron's Crack If6C 7
262Palm Gem
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f6B+ 9
263Sultan of Bling
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f6B+ 1
264Left Arete
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f6A+ 5
265Left Centre
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f6A 2
266Right Centre
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f7A 1
267Right Aretef4+ 4
268Fly By Wire
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f7B+  
269Renegade Piper
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f7B+  
270Rampant Bilberry
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f6C+ 1
 Khumbu Cont. 
272The Rose Bowlf5 5
273Bowl Aretef4 6
274Pitter Patterf3 5
275Pitter Patter P2f5 3
276Pitter Patter P3f4 5
277Twistedf7A+ 1
278Moon Landingf5 *1
279Sugar Sugar
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f3 1
280Soft Option
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f6B  
281Pine Arete
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f6C+  
282Gordini
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f7B+  
283Pine Groove
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f6B+  
284Senna
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f6C  
285Wharfe Traverse
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f6C+  
 Woodside Buttress 
287Wallflower
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VS 4b  
288Seres
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VS 5a  
289Woodside Buttress
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VS 4b *9
290Woodside wall
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S 11
291Grassy Gully
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M 19
292Fern Crack
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VD *25
293Fat Man's Agony
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VD 7
294Embsay Buttress
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HVS 8
 The Moorside Boulders - Snap Boulder 
296Pathside P1
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f3 5
297Pathside P2
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f3 7
298Pathside P3
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f4 5
299Pathside P4
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f4 5
300Pathside P5
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f4 5
301Pathside P6
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f3 4
302Pathside P7
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f4 6
303Pathside P8
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f3 5
304Pathside P9
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f4 3
305Pathside P10
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f3 3
306Pathside P11
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f4 3
307Pathside P12
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f3+ 3
308Snap
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f5 4
309Left Arete - Snap Boulderf2 8
310The Right Aretef3+ 12
311Left Wallf2 6
312Central Wallf2 9
313Centre Rightf2 9
314Starsky Arete
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f6C+  
315Bold Aretef5 2
316Solid Aretef4 8
317Pocket Popf6B *2
318Dragon Wall
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f7C+  
319Magnum
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f7C  
320Martin's Arete
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f7A+  
321Truffle Wall
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f3  
 PENDING 
323Trench Foot
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f6C+ 2
324Controlf6B 2
325The Helpf6B+ 2
326Stone Roadf6A 7
327Softly Spokenf4+ 5
328Little Easyf3 5
329Short Livedf3 4
330Master Blaster
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f7C  
331Finger Blaster
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f6C  
332Splash Wall
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f4+  
333Autumn
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f6B  
334Autumn Wall Direct
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f6A+ 2
335Hard Candy
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f6C  
336Pinch and Push
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f6A  
337West Wall Climb
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f5 2
338Malcolm's Route
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f5+  
339Slab and Nose Arete
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f5 3
340Slab and Nose Wall
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f5+  
341Long Lurch Variation
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f7B+ 1
342Footloose
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f5+ 1
343Pebble Eliminate
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f6A+ 1
344Central Slab Right Hand (YGB prob 3)f3 3
345Sugar Groove
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f5 1
346Cracked Slab
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f5+ 1
347Runnel
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f4 1
348Jugs
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f5 1
349Steady Arete
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f4 1
350Ripply Wall
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f5+ 1
351Nice Slab 3f4 4
352Nice Slab 1f3 3
353Nice Arete 1f3 3
354Nice Slab 2f4 3
355Nice Arete 2f4 3
356Nice Arete 3f4 1
357Nice Arete 4f3 3
358Nice Arete 5f3 3
359The Left -Hand Rib *f5+ 1
360Hanging Flake *f6B+ 1
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