Climbs 216
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 400m a.s.l
Faces SW

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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!

Restricted Access

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