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 ***14
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 66
73Hanging Arete Variationf4 26
74Sitting Arete
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f6C+ 21
75Faint Edge
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f6B 30
76Faint Edge Sit Startf6B+ 6
77The Groovef4 48
78The Rounded Arete
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f6A 50
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+ 20
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+ 31
86Warm Up!
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f6B 26
 Pockets Wall 
88Pocket's Wall
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f6A 70
89The Crack
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f4 58
90The Crack SS
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f4+ 36
91Reclaimed SSf7A 35
92Disclaimer
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f7A+ 1
93South Wall
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f5+ 11
94Slopers Traversef5+ 30
95More Sloper Action
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f6A 3
96Pockets Wall Traverse
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f6A 8
 Main Crag 
98East Wall Traverse
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f6A 4
99Shades of Green
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VS 4b 15
100After the Blast
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E1 5c 2
101SyzygyE6 6b ** 
102Water TortureE5 6a  
103VolanteE7 6b  
104Master Blaster ArÍte
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E7 6c **4
105Master Blaster
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E5 6a **18
106Actioning NothingE5 6b **1
107Masterstroke
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E4 6b 1
108Masterclass
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E7 6c ***1
109The Taste of Someone ElseE6 6b *3
110Rothley CrackVS 5a ***95
111Muscular Eruption
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E3 5c *1
112The Cattleburners
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E4 6a 1
113Dogburner
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E4 5c *2
114Deerkiller
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E3 5b 14
115The Fort
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E2 5b 6
116Walton's WallVS 5a *34
117Spirit
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VS 4c 21
118Low Spirit
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f6A 11
119For Your Eyes Only
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VS 4c 11
120AB's Problem
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f7A 4
121Long Reach
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f6C+ 15
122Sally
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S 10
123Viper Crack
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E2 6a 1
124Longland's Traverse
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VS 4c 7
 Noel's Block 
126The Inspector
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f5+ 4
127Noel's Arete
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f6B 1
128Nails
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f6A 4
 A&A's Boulder 
130A&A Traverse
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f6A 8
131A&A Boulder Variation
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f6B 2
 Doom and Gloom Area 
133Gloom
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f7A 6
134Into the Light
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f6A 2
135Doom
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f6A 2
136Out of the Dark
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f5 3
137Death or Glory
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f6B 1
138Problem 16f4+ 3
139Problem 17f4+ 3
140Problem 18f5 2
 The Lower Buttress 
142Brave Face
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f5+ 2
143Victim of Despair
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f4+ 2
144Early Days
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f4+ 3
145The Right Side
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f4+ 2
146Lower Buttress Traverse
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f5 1
 Triple Buttress Area 
148Dwarf's Delight
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f5+ 4
149Hands Free
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f4+ 4
150The Beehive
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f5+ 6
151Triple Buttressf6A **5
152Triple Buttress 2f4+ 4
153Triple Buttress 3f5 5
154Troys Mantel
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f6A 2
155Burning Hot
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f6B 1
156Slow Burn
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f6A 1
157Ray Traverse
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f6C 1
 The Black Hole 
159Frozen Star
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f5+ 4
160Oblivion
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f6A 7
161Escape Velocity
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f5 5
162The Black Hole
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f6B 3
 John's Wall 
164The Missing Link
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f6A+ 2
165Variation Finish One
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f6B 3
166Variation Finish Two
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f6B 1
167Up Pockets
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f6A 10
168No Pockets
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f6A 13
169Well Hard Problem
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f7A+ 7
 No Mans Land 
171Workie Ticket
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f6C 1
172Out of Work
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f5 4
173CB's Problem
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f7A 2
174Radgey Gadgey
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f6B 1
175Work Less
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f5+ 5
 Bracken Spectre 
177Bracken Spectre
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f6A 2
178Spectacled Hen
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f4 4
179Roadside Attraction
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f6A 1
 Open Book Corner 
181Blind Crack
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f6A 1
182Open Book
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f6A 1
183The Rib
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f6A 1
184The Traverse
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f6A 1
 Karin's Krimpers 
186Upper Traverse
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f6B 1
187Lower Traverse
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f6A 1
188Combined Traverse
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f5+ 1
 Hidden Block 
190Hidden Block
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f6A 1
 Caveman Block 
192Captain Caveman
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f6A 1
193The Teen Angels
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f6A 3
 The Big Slab 
195The Niche
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f6A 2
 The Pinnacle 
197Xiphoid
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f5 1
198Gnomon
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f5 1
 Upper Boulder 
200Left Wall
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f4+ 3
201Arete
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f6A 4
202Left Crack
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f6A 2
203Right Crack
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f6A 2
 Tarzan Buttress 
205Sideline
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S 4
206Swing Time
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E3 5c 1
207Tarzan Going ApeE4 6a 1
208Jane Lies Agape
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E3 5c 1
209Battle with ThunderS 4b 9
210FliesS 4b 11
211MystiqueVS 4c 8
212On the Edge of Insanity
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E1 5c 4
 Evening Wall Left-hand 
214False Impression
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f5 2
215Rothley Runnel
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f5+ 3
216Mr Smooth
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f6B 1
217In The Groove
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f5 2
218On the Edge
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f4+ 2
219The Wall
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f5+ 2
220The Layaway
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f5 2
221The Scoop
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f5+ 2
222The Phoenixf4+ 5
223Unfinished Business
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f5+ 4
 Evening Wall Right-hand 
225Monomania
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f6A 1
226The Gauntlet
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f6A 2
227Tears on the Ballroom Floor
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f6B 4
228Pebble Wall
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f6A 2
229Tufaf5+ 17
230Familiar Touchf4 10
231End Wall
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f4 3
232Evening Wall Traverse
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f6A 2
 Squashed Maggot Block 
234Squashed Maggot
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f6B 1
235Live Bait
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f6A 1
 Roadside Boulders Left-hand 
237Road Rage
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f5+ 2
238Klassic
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f6A 3
239Route 66
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f7A 6
240Highway 69
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f6B 2
241JD
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f6A 2
 Conglomerate Boulders 
243Undercut Slab
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f6B 1
244Conglomerate Arete
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f5 4
245The Pudding Stone
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f6A 1
246Conglomerate Traverse
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f5+ 2
 Roadside Boulders Right-hand 
248Scary Arete One
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f5 3
249White Line Fever
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f6A **2
250Scary Arete Two
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f5 3
251Raod Rage
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f6A 3
252Speed Hump
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f5+ 8
253Under Steer
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f5 10
254Over React
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f4+ 10
255Hard Shoulder
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f6A 7
256Easy Arete
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f4 15
257Not a Stone Unbrushed
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f5 3
 Original Wall Area 
259Once
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f6A 2
260Twice
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f6A 2
261The Last Great Adventure
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f5+ 2
262Original
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f5+ 8
263First Last and Always
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f6A 5
264Reclaimed (Standing Start) *f5 1
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