Climbs 238
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 191m a.s.l
Faces all

Amazonian gritstone? Me on The Alamo (E2 5b), Eavestone, North Yorkshire © Jamie Moss

Crag features

Fantastic setting, hidden gems are dotted around two small lakes jam-packed full of jumping trout. The climbing is in accordance with Yorkshire grading (sandbags abound) and gives some excellent problems within a truly esoteric wooded area. [Chris George 12/02]

or 3 years from 1989 to 1991 this was my favourite crag, I rarely went anywhere else. However its not one to visit at late autumn. April/May is the best time, although on a dry but windy winter's day you will find some sheltered climbing and bouldering on the Wall on Mirrored Water and Boathouse buttress areas. The Fort stays fairly clean and dry as well. [Dave Musgrove 12/02]

Visited to check out top rope potential with our (small) kids. Not super child friendly, but the routes looked good, reasonably clean and with evidence of fresh chalk. Definitely keen to return.
Sam W - 22/Aug/16
A significant re-cleaning effort has been undertaken over the last few weeks, particularly on The Eavestone, Wedge and Wall on Mirrored Water. Tin Pan Alley is also in pretty good condition at the moment and 2 new routes have been added. On the Eavestone itself all routes from Stonechat Ramp round the back to Eavestone Wall have been repeated and Crazy Paver in its clean condition thought to compare well with any other 3 star E2 in Yorkshire. Go get them done whilst still clean.
Dave Musgrove - 31/Mar/12
Echoing others' comments here, a brilliant set of buttresses, good quality routes across a range of grades, and, as we found out today, fantastically sheltered when gale-force winds make Almscliff/Brimham etc a bit baltic for comfortable climbing. I was expecting the greenness to be a lot worse than it actually was; we weren't turned back from any routes by their being too dirty or green.
PeteH - 28/Mar/10
In agreement with Fiend, we went there 3/05/07 and had a pleasant evening. Did Portcullis and Spinnaker, if the routes were cleaner they would warrant a lot more attention. I had also climbed there the previous weekend doing routes on Sunnyside Buttress, quite a clean little outcrop.
Crofty - 04/May/07
Would be the best crag in Yorkshire by some way if it was all clean and in condition - the underlying rock quality, variety, and lines are superb. Even as it is now, shrouded by trees and rhodies, and with many routes in need of cleaning, there is still some excellent climbing. The Fort area is in good condition, and the Eavestone and Wedge have some great climbs on. Well worth a visit and deserves a lot more attention.
Fiend - 28/Mar/07
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 *** The Upper Lake *** 
 The Fort Buttress 
3Lady of the LakeE3 6a **3
4ApacheE1 5c *1
5Wet LandingS 4b 2
6Geronimo!E3 6a *1
7PortcullisS 4a **156
8King of the Wild FrontierE4 6a ***5
9ExcaliburE2 5c *2
10Excalibur (Original finish)E1 5b *3
11The AlamoE2 5b ***55
12OublietteE2 5b **22
13OubliarÍteE3 6a *2
14After the Gold RushE3 6a 2
15HallmarkE3 5c *8
16RearguardS 4a 3
17ScalpHVS 5c 2
18Scrapf4+  
19Portal Rib
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f5 1
20Sangatte
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f3 1
21See the Light
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f4+ 1
22French Connection
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f4 1
23Whistling in the Dark
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HS 4b 4
24The Keep
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S 4a 3
25Look Out BelowVS 4c  
26The Gatekeeper
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E3 6b *2
27For Keepsake
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HVS 5b *3
28Short ChimneyVD *1
 The Castle Walls 
30CastellanHVS 5b *25
31BattlementE3 6a **8
32The Dirty RascalE1 5c *5
33King of the CastleE2 5c *23
34RampartHVS 5b *7
35Ditch
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HVS 5c 2
36Casement CrackVD 8
37DungeonS 4a 14
38StockadeVS 4c 14
39MerlonE1 6a *13
40CrenellationE1 5c *38
41MachicolationVS 4c 17
42Arrow SlitHS 4b 25
43Boiling Oilf5+ *3
44Moat-ivationf4 *7
 The Drawbridge 
46Chainmail
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VS 4b 1
47Sea of Tranquility
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HVS 5b 1
48Dance On White Horses
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E2 5c *3
49Ripples
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HVS 5a *4
50Yellow FeverE5 6a **2
51Watery Grave
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E3 5c 1
52Don't Pay the FerrymanHVS 5a 1
53Low TideHVS 5b 1
54Mean High WaterE3 6a **1
 *** The Lower Lake *** Northern Bank 
 The Little Sails 
57The Plunge
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S 4a 1
58Sea Dog
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VS 4c  
59Upper Sail
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VS 5a 2
60Lower Sail
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VS 5a  
61Shiver Me Timbers
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VS 5a  
62Cannon Fodder
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f5+ 1
63Ready For Action
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f5 1
64Armada
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f4 1
65Finish the Bowls
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f4+ 1
 Wall on Mirrored Water 
67Still Water
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f3+ 11
68Rough Water
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f5+ *5
69Rough Water Eliminatef6A 2
70Relectionsf6B *4
71Thin Ice
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f5 **4
72Troubled Water
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f5+ *3
73Canada Dry
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f6C  
74Murky Water
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f4+ 3
75Over the Looking Glass
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f6C ** 
76Yorkshire Waterf6B 3
 Sunnyside Buttress 
78SundownD *64
79SundialS 4a *57
80SunstrokeVD *61
81Winter SunshineMVS 4b 53
82Sun-UpVS 4c **64
83Sun Bird
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HVS 5a *36
84Sun Bingo
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S 4a 21
85Sunday Sunf4 *2
 The Gemstones 
87Bauble
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f4+ 2
88Little Gem
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f6B ***7
89Too Much Too Young
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f7A *1
90The Flaw
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f5 *6
91Flawless
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f5 1
92Rough Cut
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f5+ *1
93Little Sparkler
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f6B **3
94Left Gemstones Traversef5+ 3
95Pyrites
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f4+ 2
96I Need a Treef5 2
97Oakey Kokey
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f5 7
98Oakey Kokey Sitf5+ 2
99Beech Peach
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f5+ 1
100Grove Hellf6C 1
101Right Gemstones Traversef4+ 1
102Paw Wallf3 1
103Claw Wallf6A 1
104Rounded Green Aretef5+ 1
 Boathouse Bluff 
106Strange Attractor
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E3 6a **4
107Pebbledash
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E4 6c *1
108Heave Ho
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E2 5c 2
109Pushing the Boat Out
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E3 5c 1
110Starboard Crack
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S 4b 2
 The Crevasse Area 
112The Fabulous Number Twof7C  
113Digital Deliriumf7C+  
114Auroras Encoref8A  
115Sky Diamondf7C  
116Good FridayE3 5c *2
117Leaving the Bergschrund
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HVS 5c *5
118Get a Gripf7A 9
119Das Kleiner SprungHVS 5c *2
120Glacier Apron
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VS 5a *7
121Dew Dropf7A+ 2
122Touching the Void
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E2 6a **6
123Diamond Lightsf7C  
124Tree Slotsf5+ *3
 The Serac 
126Dick Vierraf6C 1
127Daddies Sourcef6C+  
128Glissade
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D 2
129Ice Dance
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HVS 5b  
130Cracked Ice
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HVS 5a  
131Iced Diamond
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E1 5b  
132Cream
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E2 6a **1
133Hanging Serac
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E1 5b *3
134The Traverse
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f6C+ 3
 Mystery Buttress 
136Narrow Slab
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VD 1
137Mystery Man
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VS 5a  
138Central Chimney
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VD  
139Tiptoe
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VD  
140Checkmate
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HS 4b  
141Microchip
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VS 4b 2
 *** The Lower lake *** Southern Bank 
 Kloof Crag 
144African Skies
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S 4a 1
145Mhablatini
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HVS 5c 2
146Tonquani
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VS 5b *2
147Umkomeni
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MVS 4c *1
148Sekorora
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HS 4b 1
 The Jib Sail 
150Wildcat
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VS 4b 1
151SpinnakerS 4a ***86
152Bowsprit
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VS 5a *2
153Atlantic Voyager
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E2 5c 1
154Jigger Me Fingers
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E3 5c  
155Master Bates Left-Hand
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E3 6a  
156Master Bates Right-Hand
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E3 6a  
157Up She Rises
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E4 6b  
158Yardarm
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VD 7
159Jib Sail
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D 12
 The Galleon Tower 
 Upper Tier 
162Captain Pugwash
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HVD 1
163Spanish MainE1 5b 1
164Galleon Tower
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HVS 5a 1
165Treasure IslandE2 5b **3
166Jolly Roger
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VS 4b 3
167Long John Sliver
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VS 5a 1
168Banana Boat
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HVS 5b 1
169The Pirates Ear
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E1 5b *2
170Brave New World
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VS 4c *1
171Savage
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f6A *1
172Director
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f4+ 1
 Lower Tier 
174Swashbuckler
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HVS 5a 1
175Roses of Picardy
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E4 5c  
176Trapeze
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HVS 5a *2
177Keelhaul
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HVS 5b 1
178Gangplank
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S 4a  
179Bilgewater
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VD 1
 South Bank Bloc 
181Black Hand Jackf7A ***3
182Arcf6A *2
183Black Pool Rockf6C *1
184Black Opsf6A+ 1
185Blackfishf5 1
186Learn to Flyf6B **1
 The Cabin in the Woods Bloc 
188The Innocentsf6B **4
189The Hauntingf6C ***2
190The Sixth Sensef6A **4
191Texas Chainsaw Moussakaf6B+ ***2
192The Grudgef4+ 5
193The Spiral Staircasef6C+ **1
194The People Under the Stairsf5+ **3
195Final Destinationf6B+ ***1
196Put a Donk on itf6A+ **2
197The Hills Have Eyesf6B+ 2
198Killer on the Campusf6B 2
199The Mistf3 2
200The Blair Witch Projectf7A ***1
 The Eavestone 
202Under The EavesE2 5b 7
203The Garden of Eden
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HS 4b 8
204EvensoHVS 5a *16
205EavesdropperHVS 5a **44
206Lib Dem AreteE3 5c *2
207Crazy PaverE2 5c **12
208The Madcap LaughsE4 6c ***1
209Eavestone WallE3 6b ***13
210Eavestone CrackE4 6a ***6
211GenesisE5 6b ***1
212Life Begins At FortyE6 6c *** 
213Stonechat Ramp
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E3 5b 2
214Stonechat
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E1 5c *7
215Stonerag
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S 4a 9
216Forbidden Fruit
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VS 4c 4
217Eavestone Eliminate
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E1 5c 8
 The Wedge 
219Wedge Iron
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HVS 5a 1
220Gorilla
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VS 4c 1
221The Thin EndHVS 5a *7
222Fat ChanceE3 5c *29
223WedgwoodHVS 5a **46
224The TaperHS 4b *36
225The HeelS 4c *40
226BunkeredE2 6a *5
227Rib Tickler
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f5 1
228Treebeard
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f6A 1
229Wellington Crack II
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S 4b 1
230Secret Obsession
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HVS 5a 1
231Purely Esoteric
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VS 5a 1
232The Fissure Barley
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HS 4b 2
 The Prow 
234Hurricane
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E1 5b 1
235Prowler
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HVS 5b *1
236Prow Crack
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S 4b 1
237Swinging Free
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E2 5b ***4
238Spitfire
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VS 5a 1
239The Root to Success
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E2 5c  
 Alley-Palley Wall 
241Chiminalley
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S 4a 1
242Officer Dibble
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E1 5c 1
243Alleycat
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HVS 5b 1
244Allycracker
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HVS 5b *5
245Going Catatonic
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E1 5c *3
246Backalley
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S 4b 3
247The Ginnel
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HS 4b 1
248Top Cat
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HVS 5a 1
249Alligator
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E4 6b *1
250Crocodile
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E5 6b **2
 Tin Pan Alley 
252Jumping Jack
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HVS 5b 1
253Dragonfly
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HVS 5a 3
254Ride the Magic Dragon
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HVS 5b 2
255Puff
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E1 5b 1
256Dragonslayer
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E5 6a ***5
257Vermithraxf7A *1
258The Meaning of Life
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E2 5c **3
259Here There Be Dragons
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E3 5b **4
260Tin
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VS 4c  
261Pan
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VS 5a 1
262PendragonE2 6a *1
263Don't Worry, I'm a Nurse
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E4 6a *2
264Roots of all EvilE1 5b *2
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