Climbs 220
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 235m a.s.l
Faces W

Rothley © benji

Crag features

A superb bouldering location. The routes, other than Rothley Crack, are poorly protected (if at all).

Approach notes

On the Scots Gap - Rothbury road, about 2km north of Scots Gap. the road passes the crag. Park either at the small layby at the southern end of the crag or in the large layby at the crossroads further north. DO NOT park on the roadside by the crag.

Agree with the previous poster 100%. Also some the odd grading anomally (it is the County after all) in places and forget the 'limited parking in a shallow layby' at the far end it's asking to get your car clipped. Be wary of the boggy ground on the standard approach, otherwise enjoy!
pebblespanker - 26/Jun/15
Guide book is spot on about two things; the bracken and the landings. In summer this has shoulder high bracken growing next to a lot of the problems so would be more of a winter venue. Also like Shaftoe it seems people only climb on a few areas so most of the place is very dirty and needs more traffic. With that in mind think about taking a soft brush.
pigeonjim - 26/Aug/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Twilight Boulders 
2The Crimper
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f6A 2
3Suitable for Vegetarians
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f6B 2
 Upper Boulder 
5Twilight Boulder Top
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f5 4
6Twilight Boulder Break
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f5+ 4
 Pear Drop 
8Pear Drop Over
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f6A 2
9Pear Drop Under
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f4+ 3
 The Roof 
11Roof Crack
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f6A 4
12Roof Variant
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f6A 2
13Roof Highball
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f6A 3
14Roof Sidewall
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f6A 2
 Small Block 
16Warm Up
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f4+ 7
 Split Lips Block 
18Cave Problem
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f5+ 2
19Torn
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f5 3
20Lips Traverse
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f6B 2
21Split Lips
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f6A 2
 Born on the Tyne Block 
23Tyne Block Problem 16f5 3
24Tyne Block Problem 17f5+ 2
25Born on the Tyne
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f7A 1
26Tyne Block Problem 19VB 2
27Tyne Block Problem 20
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f5 5
28Yorkshire 6A
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f5+ 12
 Yorkshire 8A Block 
30Yorkshire 8Af7A ***10
31Yorkshire 8A+
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f7A+ 2
32Yorkshire Roof
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f6B 4
33Yorkshire Groove
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f6A 5
34In The Corner
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f7A 11
35Northern Buns
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f5 15
36Highland Rolls
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f5+ 15
 Upper Blocks 
38Golden Days
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f6A 2
39Last Rays
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f6A 3
40Scooped Wall
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f6A 17
41Andrew's Arete
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f6B 6
42Another Arete
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f6A 4
43Zig Zag
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f6A 12
 The Face 
45Stone Faced
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f4 19
46Carved in Stone
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f4 19
47The Gaze
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f4 22
 The Faint Crease 
49The Faint Crease
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f5+ 4
50Faint Crease Arete
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f4 13
51Mantel Starter
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f4 8
 The Rising 
53The Rising
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f5+ 5
 The Nose 
55The Nubian
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f7A 2
56Offactory Epithelium
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f4+ 3
 The South wall 
58Southern Cross
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f6A 6
59Southern Softie
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f5+ 6
60South Sea Bubble
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f6A 5
61Crux
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f5+ 9
 Arch Boulder 
63Arch Boulder
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f6A 2
 Flat Pan Boulder 
65Flat Pan Traverse
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f6B 1
66Flat Pan Roof LH
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f6B 1
67Flat Pan Roof RH
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f6A 2
 Aretes Area 
69Amphetamine
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f6B 46
70Sloper Traverse
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f6B 18
71Locomotive Breath
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f6B 15
72Hanging Arete
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f6A 68
73Hanging Arete Variationf4 28
74Sitting Arete
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f6C+ 21
75Faint Edge
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f6B 32
76Faint Edge Sit Startf6B+ 6
77The Groovef4 49
78The Rounded Arete
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f6A 51
79Thin Edge Wall
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f6A 20
80Stepped Wall
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f5+ 13
81The Short Wall
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f5+ 21
82Steady Eddie
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f6A 3
83Low Level Traverse
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f6C 1
 Warm-up wall 
85Warm Up Wall Traverse
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f5+ 33
86Warm Up!
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f6B 27
 Pockets Wall 
88Pocket's Wall
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f6A 72
89The Crack
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f4 58
90The Crack SS
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f4+ 37
91Reclaimed (Standing Start)f5 3
92Reclaimed SSf7A 34
93Disclaimer
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f7A+ 1
94South Wall
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f5+ 11
95Slopers Traversef5+ 30
96More Sloper Action
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f6A 3
97Pockets Wall Traverse
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f6A 8
 Main Crag 
99East Wall Traverse
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f6A 4
100Shades of Green
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VS 4b 15
101After the Blast
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E1 5c 2
102SyzygyE6 6b ** 
103Water TortureE5 6a  
104VolanteE7 6b  
105Master Blaster ArÍte
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E7 6c **4
106Master Blaster
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E5 6a **12
107Actioning NothingE5 6b **1
108Masterstroke
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E4 6b 1
109Masterclass
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E7 6c ***1
110The Taste of Someone ElseE6 6b *3
111Rothley CrackVS 5a ***97
112Muscular Eruption
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E3 5c *1
113The Cattleburners
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E4 6a 1
114Dogburner
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E4 5c *2
115Deerkiller
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E3 5b 15
116The Fort
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E2 5b 6
117Walton's WallVS 5a *35
118Spirit
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VS 4c 21
119Low Spirit
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f6A 11
120For Your Eyes Only
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VS 4c 11
121AB's Problem
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f7A 4
122Long Reach
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f6C+ 15
123Sally
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S 10
124Viper Crack
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E2 6a 1
125Longland's Traverse
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VS 4c 7
 Noel's Block 
127The Inspector
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f5+ 4
128Noel's Arete
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f6B 1
129Nails
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f6A 4
 A&A's Boulder 
131A&A Traverse
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f6A 8
132A&A Boulder Variation
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f6B 2
 Doom and Gloom Area 
134Gloom
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f7A 6
135Into the Light
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f6A 2
136Doom
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f6A 2
137Out of the Dark
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f5 3
138Death or Glory
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f6B 1
139Problem 16f4+ 3
140Problem 17f4+ 3
141Problem 18f5 2
 The Lower Buttress 
143Brave Face
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f5+ 2
144Victim of Despair
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f4+ 2
145Early Days
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f4+ 3
146The Right Side
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f4+ 2
147Lower Buttress Traverse
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f5 1
 Triple Buttress Area 
149Dwarf's Delight
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f5+ 4
150Hands Free
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f4+ 4
151The Beehive
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f5+ 6
152Triple Buttressf6A **5
153Triple Buttress 2f4+ 4
154Triple Buttress 3f5 5
155Troys Mantel
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f6A 2
156Burning Hot
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f6B 1
157Slow Burn
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f6A 1
158Ray Traverse
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f6C 1
 The Black Hole 
160Frozen Star
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f5+ 4
161Oblivion
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f6A 7
162Escape Velocity
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f5 5
163The Black Hole
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f6B 3
 John's Wall 
165The Missing Link
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f6A+ 2
166Variation Finish One
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f6B 3
167Variation Finish Two
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f6B 1
168Up Pockets
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f6A 10
169No Pockets
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f6A 13
170Well Hard Problem
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f7A+ 7
 No Mans Land 
172Workie Ticket
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f6C 1
173Out of Work
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f5 4
174CB's Problem
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f7A 2
175Radgey Gadgey
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f6B 1
176Work Less
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f5+ 5
 Bracken Spectre 
178Bracken Spectre
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f6A 2
179Spectacled Hen
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f4 4
180Roadside Attraction
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f6A 1
 Open Book Corner 
182Blind Crack
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f6A 1
183Open Book
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f6A 1
184The Rib
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f6A 1
185The Traverse
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f6A 1
 Karin's Krimpers 
187Upper Traverse
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f6B 1
188Lower Traverse
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f6A 1
189Combined Traverse
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f5+ 1
 Hidden Block 
191Hidden Block
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f6A 1
 Caveman Block 
193Captain Caveman
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f6A 1
194The Teen Angels
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f6A 3
 The Big Slab 
196The Niche
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f6A 2
 The Pinnacle 
198Xiphoid
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f5 1
199Gnomon
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f5 1
 Upper Boulder 
201Left Wall
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f4+ 3
202Arete
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f6A 4
203Left Crack
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f6A 2
204Right Crack
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f6A 2
 Tarzan Buttress 
206Sideline
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S 4
207Swing Time
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E3 5c 1
208Tarzan Going ApeE4 6a 1
209Jane Lies Agape
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E3 5c 1
210Battle with ThunderS 4b 9
211FliesS 4b 11
212MystiqueVS 4c 8
213On the Edge of Insanity
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E1 5c 4
 Evening Wall Left-hand 
215False Impression
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f5 2
216Rothley Runnel
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f5+ 3
217Mr Smooth
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f6B 1
218In The Groove
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f5 2
219On the Edge
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f4+ 2
220The Wall
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f5+ 2
221The Layaway
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f5 2
222The Scoop
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f5+ 2
223The Phoenixf4+ 5
224Unfinished Business
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f5+ 4
 Evening Wall Right-hand 
226Monomania
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f6A 1
227The Gauntlet
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f6A 2
228Tears on the Ballroom Floor
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f6B 4
229Pebble Wall
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f6A 2
230Tufaf5+ 17
231Familiar Touchf4 10
232End Wall
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f4 3
233Evening Wall Traverse
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f6A 2
 Squashed Maggot Block 
235Squashed Maggot
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f6B 1
236Live Bait
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f6A 1
 Roadside Boulders Left-hand 
238Road Rage
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f5+ 2
239Klassic
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f6A 3
240Route 66
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f7A 6
241Highway 69
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f6B 2
242JD
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f6A 2
 Conglomerate Boulders 
244Undercut Slab
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f6B 1
245Conglomerate Arete
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f5 4
246The Pudding Stone
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f6A 1
247Conglomerate Traverse
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f5+ 2
 Roadside Boulders Right-hand 
249Scary Arete One
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f5 3
250White Line Fever
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f6A **2
251Scary Arete Two
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f5 3
252Raod Rage
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f6A 3
253Speed Hump
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f5+ 9
254Under Steer
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f5 11
255Over React
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f4+ 10
256Hard Shoulder
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f6A 7
257Easy Arete
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f4 16
258Not a Stone Unbrushed
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f5 3
 Original Wall Area 
260Once
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f6A 2
261Twice
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f6A 2
262The Last Great Adventure
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f5+ 2
263Original
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f5+ 8
264First Last and Always
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f6A 5

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