Climbs 185
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 650m a.s.l
Faces N

First light on Beinn Eighe © jameshiggins

Crag features

The Triple Buttresses of Beinn Eighe, located in the stunning Coire Mhic Fherchair (pronounced byn ae and corry vic ere kair) are 300m high sandstone capped with quartzite cliffs.

Many classic three star winter and rock routes,

including :

Central Buttress (S, V)

Pale Diedre

Angle Face

Approach notes

Beinn Eighe is a nature reserve on National Trust for Scotland land.

As does Grooving High
Captain Solo - 28/May/11
The Pale Diedre appears twice ^
Andy Moles - 15/May/11
henry mcelroy about 12 hrs to do all three finishing in torridon!
pierro - 26/Nov/06
Do not expect easy routefinding on Central Buttress; every one that climbs it seems to find a different line. And don't go near it if you don't know you can finish it; retreat would be a loose nightmare.
Jamie B. - 04/Oct/05
sorry to see there is no comments, we were looking at walking this at the end of august, setting off from kinlochewe and finishing at torridon how long do you think it will take at an average pace?
henry mcelroy - 07/Jul/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Far East Wall) 
2Nightcap Groove
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HVS 5b  
3Nightcap Groove
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VI 7  
4Morning Wall
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VS  
5Sidewinder
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S 4a  
6Sidewinder
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V 6  
7Glow Worm
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V 6 * 
8Sting
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HVS *1
9Sting
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VII 7 **1
10Fairytale Groove
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HVS 5a * 
11Sting Direct
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E1  
12Sunscream
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E5 *2
13Moonshine
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E4 ***7
14Cogarra
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E2 5c ** 
15Angel Face
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E2 5c ***42
16Kami Kaze
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VS 4b * 
17Seeds of Destruction
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E3 5c ***4
18Grooving High
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E1 5b ***10
19The Reaper
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E2 **2
20Sundance
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E2 * 
21SundanceVIII 8 ***14
22The Root of all Evil
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E2 * 
23Hydroponicum
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HVS  
24Hydroponicum
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VIII 8 **1
25Pelican
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VI 6 **2
26Meccano
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E3  
27Rudolf
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E2 1
28Colgarra
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E3 ** 
29King of the Swingers
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E3 ** 
30Vishnu
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VII 6 ***2
31The Rising Son
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E2 ** 
32Daughter of the Dawn
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E3 ** 
33Kami-kaze
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VS * 
34Kami-kaze
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VI 7 ***20
35Fascist Groove Thang
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E7 **1
36Birth of the Cool
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E1 * 
37Ling Dynasty
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E5 ***7
38Groovin' High
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E1 ***37
39Sumo
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E3 ***13
40Body Heat
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E4 *1
41Body Swerve
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E4 *1
42Far East Gully
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III 5  
43Karaoke Wall
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HVS  
44Epilogue
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VS 5a  
45Divine Ambition
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E1  
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Eastern Ramparts) 
47The Trundler
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HVS 5a  
48Cornice Groove
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VS 1
49Cornice Groove
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VI 7 *1
50Corniced Arete
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VS 1
51The Modern Idiot
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E1  
52Olympus
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VS 4c *1
53Claustrophobic Corner
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E1 5b * 
54The Ho Chi Min Trail
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E2 *** 
55Heavy Flak
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E1 * 
56The Great Wall of China
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E3  
57Turkish Delight
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E3 5c **2
58Feast of the East
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E1 * 
59Eastern Promise
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VS *1
60Eastern Promise
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VI 7 **4
61Seige Tactics
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E1  
62Rampart Wall
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HVS **1
63Rampart Wall
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VII 8 ***8
64Pale Rider
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E1 **4
65paleface Wall
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E3 * 
66The Pale Diedre
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E2 ***20
67BoggleE1 ***1
68Tainted Galahad
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E2 **1
69Rampage
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E2  
70The Unknown Soldier
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E1 *1
71The Unknown Warrior
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VII 7 * 
72Forgotten Warrior
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HVS * 
73Samurai
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HVS  
74Samurai
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VII 7 *1
75Simpleton
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HVS *1
76Shang-High
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HVS  
77Shang-High
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VII 7 ***19
78Fear of the Dark
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E1 5b * 
79The Tower of Darkness
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E4 * 
80Fairytale Groove
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VII 8 2
81Happy Ever After
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E1  
82Gnome Wall
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HS 4a 1
83Gnome Wall
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V 7 * 
84The Gash
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VD  
85The Gash
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III 4  
86Gashtrognome
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VI 7 ** 
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(East Buttress-Sandstone Tier) 
88Icefall Start
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V 5 1
89Mango
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VS 1
90The Chimney
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VI 7 ** 
91Bloodstone Start
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S 1
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(East Buttress-quartzite tiers) 
93East Buttress
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D ***117
94East Buttress
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IV 5 ***80
95East Buttress (Left Hand)VD 1
96East Central Gully
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III *3
97East Central Gully, Direct start
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V 4 *6
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Central Wall) 
99East Central Ribs
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S 4a  
100East Central Ribs
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V 6  
101The Cool Cleft
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V 4 *2
102Assegai
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VS 5a ** 
103Assegai
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V 6  
104East Wall
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VI 7 * 
105East Wall
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S 1
106Fulmar Chimneys
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VD 1
107East Central Wall
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V 4 * 
108Patey's Direct Route
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HS 4b *** 
109Patey's Direct Route
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V 6  
110Pelican
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S * 
111Condor Crack
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S 6 *** 
112Flight of the Condor
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VII 8  
113Flying Finish (to Central Buttress)
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HS  
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Central Buttress) 
115Central Buttress - Pigott's Route
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S 4b **24
116Central Buttress
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VI 7 ***45
117Central Buttress - VS Route
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VS ***37
118The Generation Game
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E2 5c * 
119Hamilton's Route
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S 4a **21
120Hamilton's Route
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VI 6 **1
121Central Buttress - Grade IV Line
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IV 5 *** 
122Collie's Route
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IV 5  
123Parker's Route
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VD  
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Central Buttress-Sandstone Tier) 
125Central Reservation
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HVS  
126Swinging in the Rain
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HVS * 
127Central Corner - Winter
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VII 8  
128Puddock
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HVS * 
129Readymix
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S 2
130Slab Route
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D 2
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Central Buttress-Lower Quartzite Tier) 
132Porcine Connection
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E1 5a  
133Gallus
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E1 5a  
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Central Buttress-Upper Quartzite Tier) 
135Dusk
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E1  
136Nunn's RouteIV  
137West Central Gully
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VIII 7 ***1
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(West Buttress) 
139West ButtressS 4a *6
140West Buttress
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IV 4 ***48
141Corner Finish to West Buttress
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VS * 
142Corner Finish to West Buttress
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VI 7 * 
143Still Game
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VI 7 * 
144Right Hand Finish to West Buttress
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VD *1
145Right Hand Finish to West Buttress
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V 6 **5
146West Buttress Direttissima
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VII 8 ***3
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(West Buttress-Sandstone Tier) 
148Sideshow
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HVS  
149Cyclonic Westerly
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E3 ** 
150Junior
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E1  
151Junior Direct Start
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E3 5c  
152RelayerVS  
153Senior
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HVS * 
154Maelstrom
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HVS  
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(West Buttress-Quartzite Tier,West Central) 
156Maelstrom
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VII 7 *1
157Balla na Gaoithe
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HVS 5a *1
158Earth, Wind and Fire
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HVS 1
159Blood, Sweat and Frozen Tears
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VIII 8 ***15
160Shoot the Breeze
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E2 *** 
161Shooting the breezeIX 8 ***2
162Chop Suey
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E1  
163Bruised VioletVIII 8 ***2
164Force Ten
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E2 *** 
165Twilight Zone
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E2 5c ** 
166Wall of the Winds
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E1 *1
167Mistral
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E1 * 
168Mistral
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VII 7 ***5
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(West Buttress-Fuselage Wall) 
170Pension Plan
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V 7  
171Flying Fortress
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VS * 
172Flying Fortress
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V 7 * 
173Fuselage Wall
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S 4a  
174Fuselage Wall
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V 7 * 
175Fight or FlightV 6 **12
176The Ace
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VS 5a 1
177The Ace
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VI 7 **1
178Bombs Away
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V 7 1
179Fuselage Gully (Far West Gully)
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II *91
180The Upper Girdle
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S ***1
181The Upper Girdle
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VI 7 ** 
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Far West Buttress) 
183Far West Buttress
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S 4a  
184Far West Buttress
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V 6 **3
185Chocks AwayV 6 1
 Coire Mhic Fhearchair(Sail Mhor) 
187Ceum Grannda
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2 *4
188Morrison's Gully
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I 15
189White's Gully (No.3 Gully)
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II 1
190East Buttress (Left Hand)
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V 5  
 Sgurr Nan Fhir Duibhe 
192The Black Carls1 *23
193Olympus Winter
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VII 8  
194Missing The CutIV 6 **1
195Longdrop Route (VS Route Direct Start)VS 4b 1
196Boggle
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VIII 8 ***4
197Pale RiderVIII 9 ***2
198Ordinary Route *D 4a **2
199Shoot the Breeze (Winter) *IX 8 ***3
200Immortal Memory *
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IX 9 ***2
201Smears for Fears *V 4 **1
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