Climbs 210
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 400m a.s.l
Faces SW

Scared but happy on the crux of Rock And A Hard Place, soft E3 / V3, Windmore End © Fiend

Crag features

A long escarpment of quarried limestone. The crag is exposed to the elements and quite capable of living up to its name. The rock is quick drying and climbable at any time of the year.

Approach notes

From Brough take the B6276 towards Middleton in Teesdale. After two miles a minor road branches off to the right. To reach the left-hand section of the crag, continue past this and park beyond the next bend near a gate on the right. Go through this gate and walk up the field to the crag. For the right-hand section, take the minor road. There is room for several cars in a small space beyond the cottage of Windmore Green. Further along the road a gate allows access to the field, and the crag is quickly reached by slanting up the hill below an old lime kiln.

Shut all gates and take care not to damage any dry stone walls!

Access Advice

The crag is in three sections - divided by two walls. The middle section is directly behind the cottage. Update (02/ 06/08) - The BMC are currently involved in discussions on access with the local Parish Council. We request climbers avoid left hand section for the time being.

Climbed here today, small rockfall from the top of Becher's Brook. Another pair had a rockfall cut the end of their rope somewhere around the Second Wall area (not entirely sure where).
LGraham - 03/Jul/16
Any update on access? Does the comment apply to the left hand side or to the area behind the cottage or both?
MartinJWood - 16/Jun/16
One of if not the best highball circuits in the lakes. Good to see the routes in order of L to R but there is still some climbs missing and climbs graded wildly wrong. The grades are all over in general, i suggest giving them a bouldering grade.
KristopherHall - 16/May/14
I can't find "Lost on 66" or "Right on 66" on here but its in the FRCC guide?
KristopherHall - 16/May/14
This crag is now soorted, in line with the current FRCC guide. Some routes have been merged from the old FRCC PDF.
Climbster - 19/Dec/13
Sorting this lot may take some time, I've started by putting routes in order from left to right.
Climbster - 16/Dec/13
Climbster I expect to see some sensible regrading and restarring now!
Fiend - 16/Dec/13
Further corrections to the ridiculous upgrading in the new guide: Wind Power should still be HVS, Crozzly Wall should still be E2 (or even E1) but 5c for the start, Speeding Like A Jet should be E2 5c. That's for padless leads, all of them are highball boulder problems V1-V3 with pads. Scoop And Wall is easy E2 5c. The Helm is correct in the new guide at E3 6a ** to lead.
Fiend - 30/Nov/13
Got the new guide. Great detail but some very strange things going on with grades. Trouble Without A Cause E4 6b?? It's an easy V4 6b, it wouldn't even be a highball boulder problem let alone a micro-route. Rock And A Hard Place E4 6a?? Soft E3 5c as it always was. TBH most of these climbs should be given primarily highball bouldering grades, and trad grades second, as per the newer BMC guides.
Fiend - 28/Nov/13
Half of the flake on Anticlimbax has fallen off of this climb and the top half of the flake has some movement in it.
Ben_Megson - 16/Aug/13
falling rock...
jules1990 - 01/Mar/13
There are loads of loose rock on a lot of the climbs here, a friends brand new rope got cut by a falling rope at exactly the halfway mark.
jules1990 - 01/Mar/13
According to the new FRCC guidebook, the left hand section of this crag is currently banned.
Bob - 29/Jul/12
Pleasant little crag, worth a drop into for a quiet evenings soloing on the way to the lakes on A66. Friendly holds, good landings, friendly grades and good moves. The stars on UKC aren't the same as the forthcoming FRCC write up, there are some grand micro-routes here.
Dave Warburton - 01/Jun/10
ive been to have a look at this place - 'Windmore End- certainly lives up to its name cos i travelled from Lncashire to 'Appleby -climbed 'The Hoff' crag a few months ago and agin last week, then onto 'windmore end' again and it was Misty as hell and the crag was very slippery ! wot im saying is that other areas cud be nice and sunny whilst 'Windmore End' is a sheet of mist !
pinkie - 15/Sep/06
Well worth a visit, delightful setting overlooking Eden Valley with a level meadow base, landings for solo climbers, beware loose finishes and sometimes friable protection. Stake belays abound.
Andysomething - 30/Aug/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Recess Area
2 Scarface
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MVS 4b 8
3 Wiselocks
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VS 5a 5
4 Cow Howe
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MVS 4c 7
5 Pollaxed
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HS 8
6 Jingle Wall
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VS 4b 8
7 Jingle Crack
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MS 9
8 Fingers Wall
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HVS 5b 4
9 Continuous Crack
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VS 4b * 9
10 Blank Wall
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HVS 5b * 5
11 Corner and Wall
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VS 4b 6
12 Phreatic Crack
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VS 4c * 6
13 Phreatic Twin
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HVS 5a * 6
14 Twin Cracks
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HS * 16
15 The Mantleshelf
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HS 13
16 Coral Arete
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HS * 9
17 Coral Sea
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VS 4c 5
18 Barnarm
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VS 4b 7
19 View to Mount Ida
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VS 4c * 4
20 Seavy Rigg
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HS 6
  Main Wall Left
22 Filter Tip VD 23
23 Tabend
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S 21
24 The Hum
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HS 21
25 The Buzz
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HVS 5a 11
26 Verteris Outlook
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VS 4c * 11
27 Agrippa
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MVS 4b ** 43
28 Cassandra
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VS 4c * 8
29 Stratagem VS 4c 5
30 Romulus
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MVS 4b * 38
31 Remus
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S * 40
32 Longman
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S ** 32
33 Augustus
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MS * 6
34 Gumbarley
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MVS 4b 4
35 H.T.Z.
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HS 21
36 Colin's Dilemma
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VS 4c * 21
37 Mike's Overlap
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VS 4c 10
38 Fingers
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VS 5a * 28
39 Wild Thyme
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HVS 5b ** 10
40 Aeolian E1 5b ** 10
41 The Baggins Effect
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HVS 5b * 10
42 Harebells MVS 4b 10
43 Kel Floff
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S 17
44 Well Head
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VS 4c * 6
45 The Playground
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HS 4b 3
46 Headstone
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HS 13
47 The Tomb
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VD * 17
48 Snowflake
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S * 20
49 Mike's Arete
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VS 4c 9
50 Andy's Arete
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HVS 5a * 17
51 Rain Stopped Play
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HVS 5a * 8
52 Spiders Dinner VS 4c 4
  Main Wall
54 Bowline
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VS 4b 4
55 Plumbline
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HVS 4c 7
56 Serendipity
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VS 4b * 7
57 Hobbit
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VS 4c 6
58 Staircase
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HS 3
59 First Choice
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VD * 9
60 Pork Chop
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HVS 4c 4
61 Pedigree HVS 5a 1
62 Second Best
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S * 4
63 Mealybugs
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HVS 5a * 4
64 Purk
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S * 4
65 Flying Rabbits HVS 5a 1
66 Little Pinkie
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VS 4b * 11
67 Comeback VS 4c 2
68 Brass Monkey Job HS * 12
69 Hughie's Route
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VD * 7
70 Most Sincerely
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HS 4
71 Arty
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S 6
72 Andon
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VD * 9
73 Chocky
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VS 4c 3
74 Strangler
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E1 5a * 5
75 Confidence Trickster
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VD 6
76 Moss Trooper
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VS 5a * 4
77 A Week Before The Beast
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E1 5b ** 5
78 Short and Sweet
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HS * 2
79 Steppin' Out
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HVS 5a * 3
80 Farty *
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S * 1
  Main Wall Far Right
82 Room 101
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HS 5
83 Workout
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S * 8
84 Pump It Up
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VS 4c * 6
85 Postman's Knock
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HS 2
86 Second Time Around
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HS 3
87 Teatime Special
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S 5
88 Pint Size VS 4c 1
  Second Wall
90 Rottweiler
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V3 5c * 5
91 Winalot
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V1 5a * 3
92 Distemper
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V1 4
93 Dogleg
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V1 5b ** 15
94 H.T.J.
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S * 19
95 Consolation
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S 7
96 Zoot Route
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VD * 4
97 Fern Crack
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VS 4c ** 9
98 Lastra Wall E3 5c ** 5
99 La'al Wall E4 6b ** 5
100 Lost on 66 E4 6a ** 2
101 Windy Pops E3 6a ** 3
102 Sauron
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S * 22
103 Chinook
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V2 5c * 2
104 Archtype
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S * 25
105 Epitaph
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VS 4c ** 27
106 Scoop and Wall
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E2 5c * 12
107 Ardrox
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HVS 5a * 15
108 Yellow Peril
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HVS 4c * 12
109 Gulliver's Traverse
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HVS 4c  
110 Nature Trail
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S 3
111 Simulator
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HVS 5a ** 11
112 The Helm
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E3 6a ** 2
113 The Motivator
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HVS 4c * 17
114 Coffastroni
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E2 5b * 1
115 Trime
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VD  
116 Sneakthief
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HS * 30
117 Bloodbath
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HS 16
118 Centurion
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HS * 24
119 Legion
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HS * 22
120 Legion Slab
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VS 4c * 11
121 Zephyr
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E1 5b * 5
122 Palace Guard
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E1 5b * 8
123 Zero Route
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HS ** 23
124 Mistral
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E3 6a ** 2
125 White Wall
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E3 5c ** 17
126 A Fistful of Garnetts E3 5c ** 2
127 A Scent of Orchids E3 5c ** 8
128 Serutan
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VD 7
129 Rubstic direct
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E3 5c ** 3
130 Rubstic
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E2 5b * 9
131 Scirocco
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E2 5c * 6
132 Jizzle
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VS 5a * 18
133 Suntrip
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S * 18
134 Cranch
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VD * 28
135 Ribble
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HS * 21
136 Differential
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VD 20
137 Parson's Nose
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VD 22
138 Go Carefully as You Go * VS 4c 1
  Far Right Wall
140 Light Bulb
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VS 5a * 9
141 Samoon
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HVS 5a * 5
142 Smoke Ring
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S * 29
143 Far Groove
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VD * 25
144 Windy Nook
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D 35
145 Flake Crack
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VD 36
146 The Wind Cries Mary E2 6a 3
147 Anticlimbax
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VS 4c ** 46
148 No Problem
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E3 5c 1
149 Trouble Without a Cause E4 6b 7
150 Right Trouble Without A Cause
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E4 6a ** 2
151 Rebel Without a Pause
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E3 5c *** 36
152 Alverton
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E2 5c 18
153 Low Level Traverse V2 5c 11
154 Viva Garibaldi!
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E3 6a ** 21
155 Strangeways
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E3 5c ** 10
156 Rock and a Hard Place
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E4 6a ** 11
157 Touching the Void
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E3 5b ** 12
158 Chill Factor
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E3 5c * 11
159 Becher's Brook
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E1 5a ** 68
160 Squeeze My Lemon
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HVS 5a * 28
161 Squeezed Citrus HVS 5c 8
162 Lime Street
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S * 49
163 Wall Street
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VS 4b 51
164 Grassy Crack
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VD * 71
165 Beanz Meanz...
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E3 5c * 24
166 Heinz E2 5b 14
167 Wind Power
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E1 5b ** 53
168 Cool Man HVS 5a * 26
169 Windy Moss
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S * 71
170 Windy Miller
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HVS 5a * 41
171 Wind Breaker
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VS 4c 58
172 Wall of Wind
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HVS 5b * 39
173 Fresh Breeze VS 4b 26
174 Sue's ledges S 2
175 Sue's Route
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VS 4c ** 85
176 Hurricane Force
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E2 5c * 20
177 Hurricane Force Direct
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E3 5c 4
178 C.90
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E1 5b ** 69
179 Crozzly Wall E3 6a * 32
180 Tamalin
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E2 5c ** 47
181 Speeding Like A Jet E3 6a ** 21
182 April Fool
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HS 4c 51
183 Far Wall Traverse V6 * 4
184 Round the Bend
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VS 4b 13
185 That Slanting Feeling
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VS 4c * 16
186 Worker for the Wind
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E1 5b * 20
187 Months of Rage
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E2 6a * 8
188 Underneath the Arches
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E1 5b * 11
189 Beside the Arches
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HVS 5a 12
190 Endless Storm
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HVS 5a 6
191 What care the wind
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E1 5c 9
192 Force 7 Coming in Strong
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HVS 5a 5
193 Blowin' in the Wind * E4 6a 1
  The Wall Beyond
195 Wind of Change
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S 12
196 Pissing in the Wind
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VD 11
197 Written in the Wind
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V0+ * 6
198 Shadow Of The Wind
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V0+ 2
199 Portent of Wind
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V0+ 3
200 Veering
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V0 5
201 Backing *
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f4+ 1
  Limekiln Recess
203 Wind Began to Howl
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V0+ 4
204 Stormbringer
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V0 5
205 Tempest
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V0 5
206 Perfect Storm
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V0+ 4
  Limekiln Recess Right
208 Swing Left
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V0 6
209 Swing Right
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V0 7
210 Swinging Gate
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V0- 8
211 Hayturner
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V0 4
212 Todd's
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V0 4
213 Upmanhowe
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V1 1
  The Grit Beyond
215 Big Trouble f7B+ **  
216 Rebel Rebel f7C  
217 Big Sur f7A+ ***  
218 Supremo HVS 4c ** 2
219 Pining for the Grit *
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V0- ** 3
220 Namurian *
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V0 2
  Unconfirmed
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