Climbs 300
Rocktype Dolerite
Altitude Tidal
Faces SW

Neist © colinthrelfall

Crag features

Atmospheric setting at Neist Point.

Excellent sea cliff climbing. Good choice if the Cuillin is shrouded in mist, or in it's own right - its many sheltered pockets and outcrops can save the day.

Must Do:

Supercharger E2 5c

Please bear with this crag page - new moderator has just taken over and is in the process of sorting the log :)

Approach notes

Lower cliffs are Tidal

Abseil descent for some routes.

Don't annoy the grazing sheep or people in the light house.

Just got Scottish Rock North volume 2 as i am going to Skye next week. My advice - DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK UNLESS YOU CLIMB AT A HIGHER GRADE its useless for climbs below E1, would be nice if it was addrtised this way ! I know it says 'selected climbs' but it seems a little sparse
Ahogg16 - 28/Apr/14
Apologies for the state of this site. I have just taken over as moderator, and will attempt to sort the problems highlighted by Ian asap. :)
gfoster - 13/Aug/12
Natural Look is Severe no Moderate.
cathsullivan - 06/Jul/11
beware of the massive rock fall at Destitution point.
Ben.W - 27/Sep/10
Gary Latter book comprehensive and WRONG ;) Beware. Awesome climbing on the Financial Sector and Poverty Point.
Fiend - 26/Sep/10
Great climbing in the lower grades at Poverty Point and Destitution Point. Very scenic with immaculate rock. Giro E2 5c at Destitution is amazing. Garry Latter book very comprehensive.
bnewman - 10/Aug/10
I seen the boys at work on the sport line. Man it looks the bizz.
Langreach - 12/May/10
This site is a mess. No buttresses listed and nothing in order. I just corrected 4 spelling mistakes. The Pedantic PP
Ian Jones - 04/May/10
The 'new climb' photo appears to be have been named Gloominous from the SC description, but it was not a FA, so the name may change http://routes.scottishclimbs.com/viewcrag.php?area=4&crag=125
morphus - 30/Jul/07
http://wiki.scottishclimbs.com/wiki/Neist_Point Shows the routes weve added so far
Lancs Lad - 26/Jun/06
Nicola and I have added four short routes to the first bit of rock on the right as you head down the steps. There good for a warm up on the way down to the longer sea wall routes. Take care as some of the rock is loose. Theres no toilets etc at Neist and the lighthouse is a private B and B, so best to not annoy people here. The grassy area before the Lighthouse would make a nice area for kids to play on, also walks on clifftop look worthwhile for views. Its an ok family venue apart from lack of facilities. Ive a photo top of the 4 new routes if any gets out there, comments on the new routes welcome
Lancs Lad - 19/Jun/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Upper Cliffs 
2Comrades in Arms
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E3 6a  
3Them Boyd CreaturesE4 6a  
 Green Lady Area 
5The Green Lady Original RouteHS **20
6South-East Start
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HS 1
7South Edge Direct StartVS 4b **20
8South Crack
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S 4b *6
9Old GoatS 4a 4
10Red Neck
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E1 5b 1
11Blunt End
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E1 5b 3
12Minnie the Minch
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VS 5a 5
13Billionaire
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HVS 5b * 
14Right-Hand Man
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VS 4c  
15Thousand Island
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VS 4c ** 
16Two-and-Eight Crack
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HVS 5a * 
17SnicketboyS 4a 3
18CWAIN
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HVS 5a * 
19CWAIN variation finish
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VS 5a  
20Hollow Horn
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E1 5b  
21Green Garter
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HVS 5a  
22New Order
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E1 5c 1
23The Sleeper
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VS 5a **1
24Truck-Driving Man
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VS 4b * 
 Seagulls Area 
26Double Exposure
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E3 5c ** 
27Potato Picker Fingers
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E1 5b  
28No Way Out
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E1 5b 1
29Seagulls
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VS 4c 2
30Myopic
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E2 5c * 
31Panorama
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E2 5c ** 
32Primeline
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E2 5b ** 
33Temptation
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E1 5b *1
34Robert the Bruce
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S 4b  
35Pi
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E1 5a * 
36Central Line
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HVS * 
37Gentleman's Groove
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E1 5b ***3
38Gentleman's Groove Original Start
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VS 5a ** 
39Gentleman's Groove Tangent
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VS 4c  
40Gruinard Mutant
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E1 5b * 
41Goosey GanderHVS 5a *1
42Monkey Hanger
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E1 5b ** 
43Route With a View
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E3 6a *** 
 Shimmering Area 
45Clothes Line Saga
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E1 5b * 
46Po' Boy
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VD **2
47Hoot Owl
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VS 4c  
48Red Rooster
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VS 4b  
49Tradesman
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VD  
50Nicked
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S 4a  
51Afterwork Adrenaline
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E5 6a ** 
52Shimmering
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E1 5b ** 
53Deep Blue
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E2 5c ** 
54It's Not Made of WheatE3 5c 1
55Shining Path
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E3 5c ** 
56Mrs Bong
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E1 5b **2
57Nuremberg
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HVS  
58Doppelganger
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HS 4b  
59Two Faced
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HVS  
 Tower Gully Area 
61Sambalambanana
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E1 5b **4
62Blockbuster
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HVS 5a ** 
63Bad Dream
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E3 5b, 5c ***6
64Maggots
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E1  
65Choirboy
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VS * 
66Worm's Eye View
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HVS 5a * 
 Financial Sector 
68Strictly From Commercial
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E2 5c * 
69WaterfrontE2 5c *3
70Robbo's Truss Fund
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S  
71Inland Revenue
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HVS 5a  
72Loom of the Land
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E1 5b * 
73Red CurrantcyE1 5a  
74EarthboundHVS 5a **29
75Ronnie BiggsE2 5n/c * 
76The MistakeHVD xs  
77Terminal Bonus
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HVS 5a **45
78The Banks Of LochcarronVS 4c *23
79Days of GoldE1 5a 1
80Midas TouchVS 4c **58
81Black ScholesHVS 5a * 
82Andy's FlakeVS 4c *2
83Insider Dealing
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HVS 5a **81
84Inside OutE1 5b 2
85Shocks and Stares
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VS 4b **101
86Redd SalesVS 4c *7
87Homer's DoorVS 4c 1
88Robbin the Register
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E1 5b  
89Sub-PrimeS 4b 1
90Liquidity StakeE1 5c * 
91Chics For FreeHVS 5b *2
92Bridging InterestHVS 5a **91
93Security Risk
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E1 5b ***66
94Powerbroker
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E1 5b ***28
95All The Small ThingsE5 6b ***3
96Venture Capital
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E1 5b ***88
97A Fistful of Dollarite
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E1 5b **23
98Neist Egg
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E1 5b *3
99Balance Sheet
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HVS 5a  
100Chicken Feed
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E1 5b  
101B.C.C.I.
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E2 5b/c ** 
102Fat CatsE2 5c **7
103Gammy's Purse
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E2 5c 1
104Gammy's Purse - Direct Start
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E3 6a  
105Gammy's Purse - The Lottery Live Start
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E1 5b  
106Piggy Bank
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E3 5c ***31
107Hurricane HideawayE1 5b ***44
108Gampy's WalletE2 5c  
109Wall StreetE2 5c ***36
110Pinnacle SouthVS 4b *4
111Pinnacle South - Treading the Boards Finish
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E1 5a ** 
112Springboard
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E2 5b * 
113Charlie Potatoes
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E2 5b * 
114Have a Nice DayE3 6a **2
115Wish You Were HereE2 5b ***26
116Brass Monkeys
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E1 * 
 Gritstone Reminiscence Bay 
118The Glove
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E1  
119Gritstone Reminiscence
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HVS 5a * 
120Recount
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HVS 5a  
121The Groat
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VS 4b  
122Veggie Rap
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VS 4b  
123Doe
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HVS 4c  
124Clippings
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HVS 4b/c * 
125Nothing Special
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HVS 4c  
126Scuttler
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E1 5b * 
127Jifler
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E2 5b * 
128Fat Controller
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E2 5c  
 Mimic Bay 
130Mimic
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E1 5b * 
131Wok Warrior
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E1 5b * 
132Relapse
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HVS 5a  
133Remission
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E2 5b * 
134Rebif
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HVS 5a  
135Bridegroom
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E1  
136Neist Police
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S  
137Temgesic
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E1 5b  
138Martha
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VS 4c * 
139Mind The Gap
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VS 4b  
 Orange Spike Area 
141CrackedHS 4b *3
142KarenVS 4c *2
 Stone Wall Buttress 
 Sea-Cliffs 
 Destitution Point 
146Yellow CrackVS 4c 6
147HaggisVS 4b *26
148NeepsVS 5a *31
149Wee DramVS 5a *18
150TattiesS 4a 30
151Steaming Entrails
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VD *21
152PennywhistleS 4c *5
153Long Way HomeS 4b ***5
154Black ChimneyD 4
155Neaster's CrackE1 5b *6
156True ColoursE3 5c ***2
157Man of StrawVS 4c *16
158Come Around to My Way of ThinkingE1 5b **6
159Squeenius
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HVS 5a **1
160Alien Territory
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E2 5c ** 
 Poverty Point 
162Italian JobE1 5b **1
163Any Spare Change?S 4a **8
164Chugger's ElbowVD 4a 4
165Broken WingD 5
166Fool's Gold
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HS 4b 7
167HomerHVS 5a 7
168Giro DayE2 5c ***8
169superlager for Breakfast
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VS 4b *9
170Recovery DayE1 5b **10
171At the WhelksHVS 5a *7
172AqualungE2 5b *2
173Fight ClubE3 6a ***2
174American VampireE4 6a *** 
175Michelangelo BuonarottiE1 5b **4
176The Man from AnkleE3 6a ***1
177Golden ShowerE3 5c ***1
178StonewallE4 6a *** 
179The StagE3 6a **1
 Euro Zone 
181Optimum Snore TimeE1 5b *** 
182Billy BaskoHVS 5b *** 
 Portrait Area 
184Portrait GullyS  
185Portrait PillarHVS 4c ** 
186Dog VioletVS 4b *2
187Dog HouseS  
188SkyelarkingVS  
189DoglegVD  
190Dry EscapeVD * 
191Dog RoseHVS 5a * 
 Dog's Head Wall 
193Stop StartVS 4c * 
194Another Yellow FlakeS 4a **2
195Barnacle SolesHS 4b **2
196Rope RetiralVS 4b *2
197Nest CrackVS 4c * 
 The Seafront 
199Sore PhalangesE2 5c *** 
 Yellow Walls 
 Little California 
 An T-Aigeach 
203Death pirate
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E6 6b ***2
204Supercharger
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E2 5c **23
 Bay One 
206Cool BreezeE4 6a *** 
207Hot BlastE3 5c *** 
 Bay Two 
209Freeze DriedE2 5c ** 
210Cold Comfort CornerE1 5b  
211Golden MileE3 5c ** 
212Frigid AirE1 5b  
 Bay Three 
214Two StepHS 4b * 
215Sunken HowkerE2 5c **2
216AgfaHVS 5b * 
217Trilobite GrooveHVS 5a  
218The Ratagan StranglerVS 4c  
219Tinderbox
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HVS 5a *6
220Side StepVS 4c **10
221LusciousHS 4b *4
222Disturbing the WildlifeHVS 5a *1
223Solar FurnaceVS 4b *6
224Tourist AttractionHVS 5a/b **1
225Cameras ClickingS 2
226Camera ObscuraVS 4c  
227Ice DiamondE1 5b  
228Wind and WutheringHVS 5a **2
229Cold TurkeyHVS 5a ** 
230The Murray Mint
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E3 6a *1
231Grooveless Bodily Harm
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E4 6a ***1
232The CruiserE1 5b  
233Fisherman's Friend
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HVS 5a * 
 Bay Four 
235Fat Man's Folly
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HVS 5a * 
236Sealy Dan
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HVS 5a *1
237Starfish Enterprise
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E4 6b *** 
238Jellyfish Roll
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E2 5c **1
239Sea Enemy
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E1 5b ** 
 Cumhann Geodha 
241End of The EraVS 4b * 
242Headless ChickingHVS 5a **1
243G & T ShockerHVS 5a * 
244Curry IslandE1 5a *1
245Low Potential
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VS  
246The Old Warden
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HVS 5a *2
247Quite Fatigued
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HVS 5b * 
248The Old Hex
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HVS 5a * 
249Before The Deluge
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HS 4b *4
250Quantum Tunnelling
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HVS 3
251Bagpipe Deadline
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S  
252Bagpipe Deadline - Left-Hand Finish
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S  
253Silent Witness
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HVS 5a  
254Clam Dredger
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VS 4b  
255Coelenterate Corner
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HVS 5a * 
 Gardyloo Wall 
257GloomHVS 5a * 
258Black DeathVS 4c ** 
259Bob's First WhaleS *2
 Conductor Cove 
261Pin-kickVD 3
262Razorbill AreteVS 5b  
2635c WallVS 5c  
264S-A-V CrackHS 4b 4
265Ruby Groove
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VS 4c 10
266Desmond The SlapperE1 5b  
267Dulux CornerHS 4b 35
268Gannet Crack
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S 4a 42
269Vidal SassoonE3 6a  
270Natural look
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S 4a 27
271Lottery WinnerE1 5c * 
272Flash Dance
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VS 4b 7
273The Umpire Strikes BackVS 5a *6
274Lucky Strike
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S 4a 24
275Lightning CornerHVS 5a **11
276The Ugly Groove MovementE2  
277A Mouthful of GrassHVS 5a  
 Lighthouse Walls 
279All Quiet in the Western FrontE1 5b **2
280How the West was WonHVS 5a **2
 Foghorn Cove 
282Horny CornerVS 4c *1
283Rising TideVS 4b * 
284HypertensionE1 5c s0 **2
285Dead GiveawayE3 5c s0 **1
286Diaper MentionE1 5b s0 **1
287Fluid DynamicsE5 6b s0 **1
288Toxic ChemistryE3 5c s0 *1
289UpgrooveHVS 5a s1 **2
 Facial Sector 
291Kerplunk FaceD 2
292Bum FaceS 4b **6
293Pie FaceM *2
294Hard Faced, SoftenedVD 4b 4
 South of the Steps 
 Sonamara Area 
297Juniper RibS 4a 48
298Call International Sheep RescueHS 4b 8
299Tailgate SubstituteE1 5b *1
300ProgVD 20
301JessavaVS 4c 7
302Awful Wedded WifeE1 5a 7
303Red HerronHVS 5b *2
304BaywatchVS 4c **98
305CurtainsHS 4b 16
306AliasHS 4b 4
307Hummer
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D 12
308Trailer Park - Twin cracks finishS 4a *15
309SonamaraVS 4c *117
310PegboyE1 5b 4
311Creature ComfortsHS 4c 7
312Leaf TakerVD 16
313Transitive Nightfall Of Diamonds
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VS 4b *38
314Keeping the BOFs HappyVD *25
315Don't leave your dad in the rain
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S 4b *37
316SkulldiggeryS 4a 1
 The Narrow Buttress 
 The Fin 
319Heavenly's PleasureE5 6b ***1
320The Furry HorseE1  
321California DreamingE1 5b *** 
322Breakfast in AmericaE3 6a ** 
323Sheep TickE1 5b  
324Conductor's AreteVD 2
325DownVS 4c * 
326Tedi Bear's PicnicVD *1
327Surface MeniscusE2 5b ** 
328UpHVS 5a *2
329Fat Boy TraverseHVS 5c **1
330SnorterHVS 5a **3
331The Mother Planet *E1 5b *2
332Charon *HVS 5a *2
333The Slammer *HVS 5a **2
334Patricia *
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HVS 5a *2
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