Climbs 417
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 615m a.s.l
Faces N

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Janna on Legacy (HVS 5a), Kinder North © Tim W

Crag features

There is much good climbing on the high and wild edges that ring the Kinder and Bleaklow plateau, and the very best of this is to be found along the north-facing escarpment of Ashop Edge. It is perhaps to be expected that the climbing along this line of cliffs is both difficult of access and out of condition for much of the year, though this adds a certain cachet to days up here - the harder won, all the more memorable.

This cliffs are not the crisp and clean Eastern Edges, but a sterner set of venues. Come prepared for a bit of a battle, wearing your old clothes and in the knowledge that you will go home grubby, battered and tired but hopefully well-satisfied. The best area for a first visit is the Brothers' Buttress, though there is enough up here to keep most climbers busy for years - and then there are all those new routes to go at!

Approach notes

From parking just south of The Snake Inn on the A57 Sheffield - Glossop road, a footpath leaves a few 100m south of the Inn. Follow this alongside Fair Brook to the plateau (50 min). Here, a left turn leads to Chinese Wall and a right out to Misty Wall and the main section of Ashop Edge.

Far and away the easiest approach is to walk in from roadside parking by the summit of Snake Pass and follow the flagged path to Mill Hill from where the rest of the route is obvious.

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Guidebooks

Western Grit

The 2009 edition of the award-winning guidebook to Staffordshire, Kinder, Bleaklow, Chew, Lancashire and Cheshire areas covered with photo-topos and descriptions.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Over the Moors (2012)
Peak District : Climbing (2008)
On Peak Rock (2003)
Peak Climbs - Kinder and Bleaklow (1990)

Out of print:
Brothers buttress is marked in the wrong place on the map on p.145 of WG. It's much further E - about where Eureka buttress is marked on the map.
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - 25/Jul/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  *The Eastern Crags*
  Blackden Brook
3 Blackden Pinnacle
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E1 5a  
4 Keith's Last Stand
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S  
5 Moorland Fanatic
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VS 5a  
6 Reach Impediment
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HVS 5b  
7 Silent Wings
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E1 5b **  
8 Futility
-
HVS 5a  
9 Senility
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HVS 5c  
10 Wings of Speed
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VS 4c  
11 Launch f7A 1
12 The SIx Million Dollar Fish
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f6A  
  Chinese Wall Left Crag
14 Socialist's Arête S 4a 8
15 Communist Route VD * 23
16 Common Right
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E1 5b  
17 Nationalist Route HS 4b * 16
18 The Politically Correct Finish
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HVS 5b  
19 The Whistleblower
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E2 5c  
20 The Terrorist E3 5c *  
21 Screamadelica
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E2 5c  
22 Rickshaw Ridge VS 4b 3
23 Coolie's Chimney
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VS 4c 2
24 Mandarin's Arête S 4a * 4
25 Carterwong
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HVS 5b *  
26 Ancestor's Traverse
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HVD 5
27 Nose Skinner
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VS 4c 1
28 Three Thousand Takeaways
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HVS 5a  
29 Ooh Aah Cantona
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VS 5b  
30 Canton Arête
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VS 4c * 4
31 Cantonuation
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HS 4b *  
32 Sparkle in the China
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E4 6b **  
33 Hong Kong Chimney
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HVD 1
34 Hong Kong Arête
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HVS 5b  
35 The Beijing Pillar
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VS 4c  
36 Try a Little
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S 4b  
37 Tenderness
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VS 4c  
38 Passe
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HVS 5b * 1
39 Bobby Gillespie
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E1 5b 1
40 Malaise
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HVS 5a * 2
41 Two Sixty-Nines Please
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E1 5b **  
42 Mad Day Climb
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HS 4b 1
43 Narrow Chimney
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VD  
44 Good Vibrations
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HVS 5c  
45 Quo Vadis
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HVS 5b * 1
46 Phosphorescence
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S 4b  
47 Paddy Fields Forever
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E2 5b  
  Chinese Wall Right Crag
49 Rough 'n' Ready
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S 4b 1
50 Nice 'n' Steady
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HVS 5a  
51 Changed by Books
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E3 5c *  
52 The Shock of the New
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E7 6c *** 3
53 Book of Changes
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E4 6b *  
54 Surprise
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S 4b 1
55 Wakey Wakey Glossop
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E3 6b *  
56 Corner Crack
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HS 4b 2
57 Tryphon
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HVS 4c * 5
58 Kitty on a Plane E6 6b **  
59 Born of Frustration
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E5 6a ** 3
60 Necrosis
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HVS 5a * 1
61 Give it Some Rice Man
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E3 5c *  
62 Showbiz Sherbert
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E2 5b  
63 Silicosis
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S 4a  
  Misty Wall
65 The Reach
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VS 5b  
66 The Chimney S 3
67 The Arête HVS 5a 1
68 Hangle Face
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VS 5a  
69 Hangle Crack VS 4c * 1
70 Pavlova
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HS 1
71 Magic Wall
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VS 4c * 5
72 Magic Wall Direct
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VS 5a  
73 Magic Wall Superdirect
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HVS 5c  
74 Magic Carpet
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HS 4b *  
75 The Wand
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HS 4b  
76 Cloudy Wall
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HVD 5
77 Vendenis
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VD 5
78 Pieces of Eight S 4a 11
79 Bean Feast
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VS 4c  
80 Doubloon VS 4b 5
81 Stampede E2 5b  
82 Round Up E1 5b * 7
83 Misty Wall VS 4b *** 131
84 Wind Wall VS 4c * 9
85 Zyphyr E2 6a *  
86 Deviation HVD 11
87 Fixation D * 13
88 Cassandra E2 5c * 2
89 Trojan E1 5b ** 7
90 Meander Arête HVS 5a * 4
91 Meander HS 5a * 4
92 Dependence Wall HS 4b 5
93 Dependence Arête VS 4c * 7
94 John Henry's Variation
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HS 4b 5
95 John Henry's Variation Direct Start S 1
96 Means Test
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HVS 5b  
  Perseverance Wall
98 Head Music
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VS 4b  
99 Jogroans
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S 4a 7
100 Jogroans Direct Finish
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VS 4c  
101 Jubilation
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S 4a 3
102 Maragonna
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HVS 5b * 3
103 Mob Rule
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HVS 5a * 4
104 G.P. Arête
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HVD * 12
  Fortress Wall
106 Hoe-Down
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HVD 3
107 Sweet William
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HVD 7
108 The Two-Eyed Sloper HS 4b  
109 Lamb Chop
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VS 4c 1
110 Hosanna
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HVS 5a  
111 Pork Chop
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E1 5b *  
  Tiny Buttress
113 Boromir
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VS 5a  
114 Petite
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VS 4c  
115 The Small Arête
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HVD 1
  Egg Crag
117 Way Out
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S  
118 Scrambled Egg
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HS 4b 1
119 Perseverance
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HS 4c  
120 Gollum
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HS 4b  
121 The Dedicated Follower of Fashion
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E4 5c *  
122 Balrog
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VS 5a  
123 Short Crack
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VS 5a  
  Next Buttress
125 Way Down
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M  
126 Bag End
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S 4b * 3
127 Gaberdine Angus
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HVS 5a * 2
128 Bombadillo
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HS 4b  
129 Hobbit's Walk
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HVD 3
130 Mantis Crack
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S 2
131 Scorpion Chimney
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HS 4b  
132 Sugar Blue
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HVD  
133 Black Widow
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HS 4b  
134 Fond of Arachnids
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HS 4b  
135 Tarantula Crack VS 4c * 3
136 Tarantula Crack Direct Finish
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E2 6a  
137 Flycatcher
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E1 5b ** 3
138 Spider Wall Direct Start
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HVS 5c  
139 Spider Wall
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HVS 5a *  
140 Virtuoso
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S 4a 1
141 Way Up
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M  
142 Made Up
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S 4a  
143 Flog Up
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S 4b 1
144 Slabove
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VD 1
145 Crabove
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S 1
146 S Route
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S  
147 Sunday Stroll
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S 4a  
  Moon Buttress
149 Tin Planet
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S 4b  
150 Jason and the Juggernauts
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HS 4b * 3
151 Moon Rib
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VS 4c *  
Climb name Grade
152 The Harem Globetrotters
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HVS 5a *  
153 Crescendo
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HVS 5b  
154 Baby Kate
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VS 5b  
  *Ashop Edge*
  The Cabin Buttresses
157 Earwax
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S 4b  
158 Quandry
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S 4a  
159 Lost Opportunity
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E1 5c  
160 Snake Crack
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S 4b  
161 Hanging Chimney HVD 3
162 Pneumoconiosis
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VS 4c  
163 Slinky Minky
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E4 6b  
164 Brains Missing
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E3 5c  
165 Hermaphrodite
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E3 5c **  
166 Little Chimney
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HVD 1
167 Twice Blessed
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S 4a  
168 Cavern Climb HVD  
169 Cavern Climb (Winter)
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II  
170 Jactation Climb
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HVS 5a 1
171 Scooped Wall
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VS 4b  
172 The Merchant
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VS 5a  
173 East Chimney
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D 1
174 Backtrack
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HVS 5a  
175 Cowtrack
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VS 5a  
176 Ivetti
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VD  
177 George's Crack
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HS 4b *  
178 Downes' Route
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HVD  
179 Grease Crack
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VS 4c  
180 Mole Soup
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E1 5b  
181 Blood Cracks
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VS 4c  
182 Shylock
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VS 4c *  
183 Grand Canal
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HVD  
184 Red Tent Weekend
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VS 4c  
185 Let the Red Cock Crow
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E1 5b *  
186 Red Arrow Arête
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HVS 4c  
  Ashop Crack Buttress
188 Ashop Corner Climb HS 4b 1
189 Roman Roads VS 5a * 4
190 The Roads Finish
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VS 5a *  
191 Ashop Crack E2 5b *** 26
192 Ashop Climb HVD ** 54
193 Orgasmo E2 5b *  
194 Sid's Population Paste
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E2 5c *  
195 Eureka VS 4c *** 96
196 Axilla the Pun
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E3 6a  
197 Ure VS 4b  
198 Toppleover
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S 4b  
199 Twister HVD * 2
200 Britt's Cleavage E1 5b ** 2
201 Trial Balance HVS 5b *  
202 Grapefruit
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HVD  
203 Eye for a Line HS 4b 1
  Renegade Block
205 Njal's Crack
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HS 4b  
206 Gray's Climb
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HVS 5a  
207 Thirty Six Hours in the Mystery Chair
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HVS 5b  
208 Talcum Crack
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HS 4b  
209 Bernie Crack
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S 4a  
  Sister Buttress
211 Little Sister
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VD  
212 Baby Sister
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HVD  
213 Middle Sister
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HVS 5b  
214 Big Sister
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VS 4c  
  Big Brother Buttress
216 Tin Tin Wall HS 4b 5
217 Barbara VD * 24
218 Jelly Baby Slab VS 4c 2
219 Sliding Chimney S 4a  
220 War and Peace
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E5 6b *  
221 Legacy HVS 5a *** 186
222 Spacerunner E4 6a *  
223 Intestate E1 5b *** 77
224 Interstate Direct Start
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E1 6a ***  
225 Big Brother E2 5c *** 29
226 Kinsman E4 6b * 1
227 Brother's Eliminate E1 5b ** 11
228 Squatter's Rights/Blue Jade E4 6b  
229 Little Boy Blue E1 6a * 1
230 Blue Jade E3 6a  
231 Big Traverse VS 4b ** 6
232 Dirty Trick S 4b 1
  Little Brother Buttress
234 A Round Tuit
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E2 5b  
235 Round Chimney VD 3
236 Razor Crack S 4a * 37
237 The Les Dawson Show E3 5c * 17
238 Growth Centre E4 6b *  
239 Dunsinane VS 4c ** 88
240 The Savage Breast E1 5b * 11
241 Not So Happy Larry's Gearbox E2 6a * 1
242 Motherless Children E1 5c * 4
243 Brothers with Different Mothers
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E2 6a  
244 Pot Belly E2 5c * 4
245 Tum Tum HVS 5b 1
246 The Little Traverse
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VS 4c *  
  Round Stones
248 Snake Pie and Chips
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E1 5c  
249 Suspense
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HVD  
250 Perched Block Route
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HVD  
251 Rounded Groove
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D  
252 Meeny
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VS 4c  
253 Miny
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S  
254 George's Debut
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HVS 5a *  
255 Jangle
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VS 4c  
256 Mad Jocks and Irishmen
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E2 5c  
  The Wellington Slab
258 Open Book
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VS 4c  
259 Peach Finger
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E1 6a  
260 Tambourine
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VD 2
261 Wellington Slab
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HS 4b * 3
262 Scooper Dooper
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HS 4b ** 5
263 The Duke of Anglesey
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E1 5c *  
264 Back Hammer
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HS 4b  
265 Boston Crab
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VS 4c *  
266 Three Falls
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E2 6a *  
267 Submission
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E2 5b *  
268 Per Ardua
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VS 5a *  
269 Swinging in the Gallery
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E3 5c *  
270 Dizzy Gillespie
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E5 6a *  
271 Whit Walk
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VD 1
272 Good Morning Sheffield
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E3 5c *  
273 The Mad Gardener
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E1 5c  
274 Downbyne
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HS 4b 1
275 Cinder Crack
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VS 4c  
276 Kinder Caper
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VS 4c  
277 Clinker Slabs
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D *  
278 Unseen Groove
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VS 4c *  
279 The Nomad
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S  
280 Rambler's Route
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VD  
281 Rattle Groove
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S  
282 Kickstart
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HVS 5b  
283 Square Leg
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HVD  
284 Crumble Groove
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HVD  
285 Rhythm Trance
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HVS 5b  
286 Summer Stroll
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HS 4b  
287 Preamble Slabs
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D  
  Nether Red Brook
289 Alfresco
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HS 5a  
290 Four Legs Good
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E1 5b  
291 Swimming with the Dolphins
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E1 5b *  
292 Claggy Chimney
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VD  
293 Wild and the Innocent
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E2 5c *  
294 The Ynys Etws Incident
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E2 5c **  
295 Vanishing Crack
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HVS 6a  
  Mustard Walls
297 Banjo Crack S 4a 1
298 Daddy Crack HVS 5a * 11
299 Mummy Crack E1 5b * 6
300 Totally Spastic
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E6 6c *  
301 Wicked Uncle Ernie E4 6a *  
302 Campus Chimney VD 4
Climb name Grade
303 I'm Pink Therefore I'm Ham
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E2 5c *  
304 Mustard Walls E2 5c ** 18
305 Wholegrain
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E1 5b *  
306 Sooty
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VS 4c  
307 Sweep
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HVS 5b  
308 Sue
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S  
309 Pupeteer
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HVS 5a  
310 Machine Gun Chimney
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HD 3
311 Machine Gun VD  
312 Glock Over E4 6c  
313 The Scratcher VS 4c *  
314 Two Twist Chimney S 4b  
315 Toledo Wall
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VS 4b  
316 Wire Brush Slab E2 5b ** 4
317 Tweeter and the Monkey Man E3 6a ** 2
318 Knapp Hand HS 4b 3
319 Piston Broke
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VS 4c *  
320 Penniless Crack S 4b  
321 The Slice HS 4b *  
322 Life's a Beach
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E1 5c  
323 Exodus VS 4c * 4
324 Twice Bitten
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E6 6c *  
325 Highball That You Bastards! E7 6b *** 2
326 Jesus Wept
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E3 6a  
  Jester Buttress
328 Jester Cracks HVS 5a *** 79
329 Grit Liars in our Midst
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E1 5b *  
330 Monkey Madness E6 6c *** 1
331 Lobster Crack VS 5a * 3
332 Crab Crack HVS 5b * 1
333 Candle in the Wind E3 5c ** 8
334 Twisted Smile HVS 5a *** 80
335 Count Dracula E1 5b * 2
336 Woe is Me S 4a 2
337 Harlequin E3 6a * 2
338 Broken Buttress
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D  
339 Dark Peak Wrecks
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VS 4c  
340 Loadsamoney
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VS 5b  
341 Pennywise
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VS 4c  
342 Pound Foolish
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VS 4c  
  Transport Buttress
344 Skinless Cracks
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S  
345 Bow Wall E1 5b  
346 Tramline Cracks VS 4c * 1
347 Depot Chimney VD *  
348 Major Departure
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HVS 5a *  
349 Hollow Promises
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E1 5b  
350 Labour Gains
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E1 5a  
351 Botanist's Slab
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D  
352 Analyst's Arête
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VD *  
353 Creatures of Habit
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HVS 5b *  
354 Capstone Full Strength
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E1 5c *  
355 End of Tory
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E2 6a  
356 Taxi Cab
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HS 4a  
357 Caterpillar
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VS 4c  
  Nameless Clough Buttress
359 Portillo No More
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HVS 5b  
360 The Nicholas Ridley Charm School
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HVS 5c  
361 Left Inominate
-
VS  
362 Right Inominate
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HVD  
363 Cash for Questions
-
HVS 5a  
364 Fetlock Hop
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HVS 5a  
365 Nameless Wall
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VD  
366 Landslide Victory
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HVS 5b  
367 Hiya It It
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S 4a  
368 Nameless One
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VS 4c  
369 Breakdancing
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E3 5c *  
370 Punch's Nose
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HVS 5a ** 2
  Crayon Angel
372 Crayon Angel f7A 1
  Bookcase Buttress
374 Nonpareil
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E1 6b  
375 Bookcase Arête
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VS 4c *  
376 Binding Groove
-
S  
377 Cowboys and Engines
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E1 5b  
378 Same Stress
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E3 5c *  
379 Seamstress
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E2 5c *  
  The Quadrinnicle
381 Rhodes' Rage
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E3 5c  
382 Act of Faith E4 6b *  
383 Pan Crack E1 5b  
384 The Corinthians HS 4c  
385 Eve HVS 5b *  
386 Adam's Apple S 4b * 4
387 Pulpit Chimney D  
388 Losing My Religion
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E1 5b *  
389 Noah's Pair D 8
390 Apostle's Wall HVS 5b * 7
391 Eden Harder
-
HVS 5b  
392 Garden Wall
-
HVS 5c  
393 Mark's Slab VS 4c  
394 God Botherers
-
HVS 5a  
395 Lump in Throat
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VS 5a *  
396 Matthew HVS 5a *  
397 Zebra E5 6b *  
398 Mark HS 4b 5
399 Luke E1 5b * 2
400 Seven Deadly Skins E4 6c *  
401 John VS 5a 1
402 Deborah E4 6a **  
403 Rocky Marciano
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E1 6b  
  Dead Chimney Buttress
405 Honeymoon Route HVD 2
406 Kasebrot
-
HS 4b  
407 Fast Hands E3 5c  
408 Socialist's Variation
-
VS 5a 2
409 Parliamentary Climb HVS 5a *  
410 Dead Chimney VS 1
411 Natural Born Chillers E6 6a ** 1
412 The Grey Slayer E4 5c *  
413 Total Write Off
-
E1 6a  
  Scrambles and Winter Climbs
415 Blackden Brook (Summer) 1 16
416 Blackden Brook (Winter)
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I 3
417 Blackden Brook Left-hand (Summer) 1 9
418 Blackden Brook Left-hand (Winter) I * 2
419 Gate Side Clough (Summer) 1 3
420 Gate Side Clough (Winter) II 1
421 Fair Brook (Summer) 1 13
422 Fair Brook (Winter) I 5
423 Stile Clough (Summer) 2 5
424 Stile Clough (Winter) I/II 2
425 Fair Brook Gully (Summer) 1 * 6
426 Fair Brook Gully (Winter) I 2
427 Nether Red Brook (Summer) 1 * 37
428 Nether Red Brook (Winter)
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I 9
429 Nether Red Brook Alternative Finish 1 (Summer) 3 * 5
430 Nether Red Brook Alternative Finish 2 (Summer) 2 * 11
431 Nether Red Brook - Lower Right Branch (Winter)
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III 3
432 Nether Red Brook - Upper Right Branch (Winter)
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I/II 2
433 Urchin Clough (Summer) 1 4
434 Upper Red Brook (Summer) 1 15
435 Upper Red Brook (Winter) I/II 4
436 Far Upper Red Brook (Summer) 1 3
437 Far Upper Red Brook (Winter) I 1
  To Be Verified
  The Boxing Gloves
440 Chariots of Ire f7A+ *** 2
441 Float Like a Butterfly f7A+ 2
  Seal Stones
443 Chicken and Mushroom Scoop * f7A  
444 Stamina of a Seal * f6C 1
  Bob's
446 Bob's Arête * f6C 1
447 Bob's Left * f6B+ 1
448 Big Pockets * f4+ 1
449 The Wanderer * f6A 1
450 Wanderer Direct * f6B 1
451 Rosie On My Chest * f6B+ 1
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