Climbs 500
Rocktype Dolerite
Altitude 18m a.s.l
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Jenn Franklyn warming up on Ricky's Slab © Richard Franklyn

Crag features

The Boulders below the main crag are home to many problems (and a few routes!) of all grades. Bring all the pads you can get your hands on, landings are notoriously bad! The latest info on new problems can be found on the fairhead bouldering guide facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Fairhead-Bouldering-Guide-185295581595779/

Approach notes

From Ballycastle, follow the A2 to Ballyvoy, turn left at Hunter's Bar and follow the signs for Murlough Bay. The Middle car park provides the quickest approach (20 mins to Shelter Stone), however the upper car park is a more sensible choice in wintery weather or if you don't trust your car to get back up the hill!

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Ballycastle Descent Area
  Infinity and Beyond Area
3 Wee Wall
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f3 1
4 Waste Of Tape
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f3 1
5 Redemption
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f4  
6 Problem 4 (Infinity and Beyond Area)
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f4  
7 Wallow in a Quagmire
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f5  
8 Umberdoodle
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f6A 1
9 Infinity and Beyond
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f7A ***  
10 The Undercling
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f5 1
11 Understrain
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f7A 1
12 Problem 13 (Infinity and Beyond Area)
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f4  
13 Rubik's Cube
-
f4+  
14 Problem 15 (Infinity and Beyond Area)
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f4+  
15 Problem 16 (Infinity and Beyond Area)
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f4+  
16 Fat Slapper
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f6A 1
17 Jet
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f7A  
18 Homme Jomme
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f7C *** 1
19 Jumbo
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f6A  
20 Chipper
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f7A ***  
21 Problem 30 (Infinity and Beyond Area)
-
f6A  
22 Prime Suspect
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f5  
  Under Your Nose Area
24 Zeitgerber
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f4  
25 Problem 2 (Under Your Nose Area)
-
f4  
26 Dances with Wolves
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f5  
27 Cack from the Back
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f5+ 1
28 Leave it to Gownz and Croc
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f6C  
29 Letterbox
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f6C 1
30 The Gills
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f7B+  
31 Fish Guts
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f6B  
32 No Country for Old Men
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f8A  
33 Problem 10 (Under Your Nose Area)
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f5+  
34 Smell my Fingers
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f5+  
35 Walrus and his Wrinkle
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f5 1
36 Problem 13 (Under Your Nose Area)
-
f5  
37 Old Man of Farangdoo
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f6C  
38 Problem 18 (Under Your Nose Area)
-
f4  
39 Problem 19 (Under Your Nose Area)
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f5+ 1
40 I am Jedi
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f6A 1
41 Enter the Dragon
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f8A  
  Murlough Bay Area
  Shelter Stone Area
44 The Iron Prince f7C  
45 Ballycorna f7B  
46 The Ceilidh f7A+  
47 Moon Man Direct
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f6C 19
48 Brought to You by the Letter M
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f5+ *** 70
49 Crazy Arete
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f6A 28
50 Slab
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f4 20
51 Ricky's Slab
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f3 48
52 Ali's Arete
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f4+ 26
53 Ali's Arete (no arete)
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f5 5
54 Mur de la Mort
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f5 3
55 Spindle
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f8A *** 2
56 Glen Ross
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f8A+ ***  
57 Big Daddy
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f8A+  
58 Chubb's Peterson
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f7A 6
59 Fliddy the Post Cat f6C 11
60 When Molesy Met Melkor
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f6C+ 5
61 Soldiers of Fortune
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f6B 3
62 Pecirt Struh f7B ?  
63 Lamb Chops f7B  
64 Rise of the Fallen
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f7B  
65 Hook and Reach
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f6C 2
66 Hook and Reach Variation f6B  
67 Slice
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f6C+  
68 Hug the Arete
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f5 16
69 Problem 22 (Shelter Stone Area) f5 7
70 In Memory of a Swiss Man f6B 1
71 Stem Jam
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f5+ 6
72 Bramble Lacerator
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f5+  
73 Blackberries Drop
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f6A  
74 Problem 28 (Shelter Stone Area)
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f6A 1
75 Himmler's Holiday's f6C 1
76 Himmler's Holiday's Eliminate f7B  
77 Is that it!
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f3 1
78 Snap and Crackle
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f7A  
79 Corner Shop
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f5 1
  Eat It Area
81 Wee Slab
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f4 7
82 Wee Slab a Gauche
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f3 6
83 Ledgey
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f3 6
84 Blink of an Eye
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f7A  
85 The Hobo
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f4 10
86 The Wanderer
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f4 9
87 March of the Millipede
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f7A 4
88 Heracles
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f7C+  
89 Problem 9 (Eat It Area)
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f3 1
90 Further and Further
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f6A  
91 1396
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f6B+ 1
92 Pork Soda
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f6A 7
93 Green Machine
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f5+ 2
94 Last Action Hero f6A+  
95 Screwby f5  
96 The King Slayer f6A  
97 Ankle Eater
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f6A 1
98 Stop Feeding It f7A *** 33
99 Leave the Trees Alone f7B  
100 Eat It
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f7A *** 35
101 Eat It Sit Start
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f7B+ *** 1
102 Leftovers
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f7A *** 12
103 Leftovers Sit Start
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f7C  
104 The Banquet
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f7B+ 2
105 Scranchen f7C+  
106 Munchies f6C+  
107 Making A Meal Of It
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8b+  
108 Drumskin
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f4 2
109 Problem 22 (Eat It Area)
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f4  
110 Lekuko Siesta f7B  
111 Techno Dreams
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f6B 2
112 Disco
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f6B 1
113 Problem 28 (Eat It Area)
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f5+  
114 Pizza Slice
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f5 1
115 Calzone
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f4 2
116 Pop
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f6C+  
117 Problem 35 (Eat It Area)
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f5+  
118 Problem 36 (Eat It Area)
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f5  
119 Because I'm Worth It
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f5 2
120 The Green Room
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f6C  
121 Tic Tac Toe Like Apollo f7C *** 3
122 Problem 40 (Eat It Area)
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f4 1
123 Problem 41 (Eat It Area)
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f4 2
124 Problem 42 (Eat It Area)
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f5 1
125 Problem 43 (Eat It Area)
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f4 1
126 Mick Jaggy f7B 1
127 Superextra f7B+ *** 4
128 Missing in Action
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f6A *** 22
129 Missing in Action Sit Start
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f6B 1
130 Dishonourable Discharge
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f6C 1
131 Problem 48 (Eat It Area)
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f5 2
132 An Lamh
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f7A 2
133 Problem 50 (Eat It Area)
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f6B 2
134 Problem 51 (Eat It Area)
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f5+  
135 Problem 52 (Eat It Area)
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f4 1
136 Rainbow Chaser f6C * 1
137 Kryptonite
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f6B  
138 Meteorite
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f6B 2
139 Andrew Solaris f7B 1
140 Andrew Solaris Sit Start
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f7B+  
141 Along Came Molly
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f7A+ 1
142 Along came Molly Sit Start
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f7B  
143 Along came Pete
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f5 1
144 Wonderful World
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f6C  
145 Problem 60 (Eat It Area)
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f5 1
146 Little Traverse
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f5+  
147 Headline * f7A+ ** 1
  Agent Orange Area
149 Natural High
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f7A * 1
150 Ride the Lightning E6 6b ** 2
151 Get a Life, Get a Pallet
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E7 6c ** 1
152 Flopper f7A  
153 Crouching Tiger Hidden Ladder
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f7C  
154 Double Decker
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f7C+  
155 Bumbles
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f6A  
156 Problem 3 (Agent Orange Area)
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f4  
157 Razor Edge
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f6B  
158 The Board of Light f7C+ 1
159 The Game of Bones f8A+  
160 The Pits
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f4  
161 Limey
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f5+  
162 Problem 9 (Agent Orange Area)
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f5  
163 Agent Orange
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f5+ *** 3
164 Agent Orange Sit Start
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f6A 2
165 Masonry
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f7A+  
166 Masonry Sit Start
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f7B  
167 Splinter
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f6B  
168 Glimpse of Red
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f6A+  
169 KFC For You Then?
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f6A  
170 Jonah and the Parrot Fish
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f6C  
171 Orion's Observation
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f6B  
Climb name Grade
172 The Choad f4  
173 Durex f6B  
174 Hunter and Haddock f7C  
175 Breathe In
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f4  
176 Wrath and Chalkless
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f5+  
177 Slab (Agent Orange Area)
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f3  
178 Pink Bubbles Go Ape f6C  
179 Thirtysixandwho'scounting f5+  
180 The Ring Bearer
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f6C+  
  Highlander Area
182 Culfeightrin f7C+  
183 Problem 3 (Highlander Area)
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f3 2
184 Nimbus Rising
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f6C 1
185 Callisto Nine Ninety
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f6C 3
186 Coup de Grace
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f7A+  
187 Frezzin
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f4  
188 Problem 10 (Highlander Area)
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f3  
189 Problem 11 (Highlander Area)
-
f3  
190 The Editor and Chief
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f5  
191 Chopping Block
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f6B 2
192 Problem 14 (Highlander Area)
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f5  
193 Blondie
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f8A  
194 Guillotine
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f7B+ ** 4
195 Guillotine Low Start
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f7C+ ** 4
196 Problem 16 (Highlander Area) f4 3
197 What Pad?
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f5 1
198 Groovy f4 3
199 Tunnel of Goats f8A  
200 Carbide
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f7A *** 15
201 Carflied
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f7A+  
202 PWD f7A 1
203 (/) (°,,,°) (/) f4 1
204 Boom
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f5  
205 Boombastic
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f7C+ *** 1
206 Spastik
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f8A *** 1
207 Semifantastic
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f7C *** 2
208 Wall between Boombastic and Poise f5+ 1
209 Wall left of Poise f5+ 1
210 Poise
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f6C+  
211 Problem 26 (Highlander Area)
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f4 1
212 Wibble Wobble
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f4 1
213 Problem 28 (Highlander Area)
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f5  
214 Red Cloud f7A  
215 Highlander
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f6A 1
216 Evergreen
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f4 1
217 Left Wing f5  
218 Small Bloc
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f6C  
219 HDD
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f6A ** 1
220 Another Day
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f5 * 1
221 Squishy Jiffy f7A  
222 Sherman Lives f5  
223 Solitude is my Serenity f7A  
224 My Heart Bleeds for Dead Mouse f7A  
225 Peace in Pinches f6B ** 1
226 Spud f6A  
227 Afro Ninja f4  
228 Over the Chasm and Under the Bridge f4  
  Middle Band Area
230 Hanging with Heinrich
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f7A *** 3
231 Problem 3 (Middle Band Area)
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f4  
232 Problem 4 (Middle Band Area)
-
f4  
233 Got the Hump
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f6C  
234 Humpty Dumpty
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f6B  
235 Flappers Delight
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f6B  
236 Sliminate
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f7A  
237 First Blood
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f7C  
238 Problem 10 (Middle Band Area)
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f5  
239 Apple Tart
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f5+  
240 Almond Biscotti
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f5+  
241 Holey
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f6A  
242 Problem 14 (Middle Band Area)
-
f4  
243 Mini
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f3  
244 Weeny
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f3  
245 Gecko f6A+  
246 Problem 17 (Middle Band Area)
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f5+  
247 Zatiochi
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f7B 1
248 Who's Blofeld?
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f6C  
249 Kite in a Hurricane
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f7C  
250 Live and Let Die
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f6A 1
251 Problem 22 (Middle Band Area)
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f4  
252 Problem 23 (Middle Band Area)
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f4  
253 Ronnie's Reach
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f6B  
254 Beast of Benmore
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f6C+  
255 Occular Pat Down f5+  
256 Side Kick f3 4
257 Hex's Hang f5+ 17
258 MicroBoulder 1 f4 1
259 Better in your Birkenstock's f4 6
260 Problem 31 (Middle Band Area) f3 2
261 Problem 32 (Middle Band Area) f3 2
262 Problem 33 (Middle Band Area) f4 3
263 Volumes f6C 1
264 TNT
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f6C *** 1
265 Coccyx Breaker
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f6B  
266 TMT
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f7A  
267 Problem 40 (Middle Band Area)
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f5+  
268 Just for Fun
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f5  
269 More Fun
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f6B  
270 Problem 43 (Middle Band Area)
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f3 1
271 Problem 44 (Middle Band Area)
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f3  
272 Angiogenesis f7B  
273 The Imp f6B 1
274 Microboulder 2 f5 1
275 Microboulder 3 f5+ 1
276 Cloak and Hacker
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f6B  
277 House Arete
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f7A *** 1
278 It's not a dyno Dayle f6B  
279 Silverback
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f6A  
280 Ang's overhang
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f6A+ * 10
281 Mousetrap
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f7A  
282 Lighthouse Arete f6A 1
283 Problem 50 (Middle Band Area)
-
f4 1
284 Curvy Corner
-
f6A 1
285 Problem 52 (Middle Band Area)
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f6B 1
286 Problem 53 (Middle Band Area)
-
f4 1
287 Sink and Squeeze
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f7A  
288 Gold Rush
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f6A  
289 Problem 56 (Middle Band Area)
-
f3  
290 Problem 57 (Middle Band Area)
-
f3  
291 God Save My Fingers
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f7A  
292 Problem 59 (Middle Band Area)
-
f5  
293 Holy Mackeral
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f7B  
294 Holy Calamity Scream Insanity
-
f7B  
295 Slopers
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f5  
296 Problem 63 (Middle Band Area)
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f5  
297 Popcorn f6A  
298 I Turnen f7B  
  Shoreline Area
300 Sea Scramble
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f4  
301 Grooverider
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f6A  
302 Shark Fin f3 7
303 Problem 5 (Shoreline Area)
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f6A  
304 Thugdugery
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f7A  
305 Problem 7 (Shoreline Area)
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f5+  
306 Wee Black One
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f5+  
307 The Waffler f5+ 18
308 Shipsterns f6C 11
309 On and On and On
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f7B 1
310 Mantle f6C 7
311 Spot Ma f6B 3
312 Arbiter
-
f7A  
313 You're Game
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f6A+  
314 L'Angle f6A 3
315 Problem 17 (Shoreline Area)
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f3 2
316 Problem 18 (Shoreline Area)
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f3 2
317 Thrift
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f7A 4
318 Monkey Face
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f5 4
319 Black Streak f6B 1
320 Duracell Digits f6A 1
321 Vipers Bugloss
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f6C 2
322 From Choc to the Top
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f7A+ 2
323 Sharp and Cheerful
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f6A 7
324 Tidal Traverse
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f3  
325 Problem 26 (Shoreline Area)
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f5 1
326 Blue Suede Shoes f5+ 20
327 Jailhouse
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f5 *** 40
328 Little Less Conversation f6A *** 29
329 The Grapevine f6A 17
330 Sinnerman
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f6A 1
331 Sunday Slab
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f6A 1
332 Problem 33 (Shoreline Area)
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f4 2
333 We're not in Wicklow
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f6C  
334 Glendo
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f7A  
335 Problem 36 (Shoreline Area)
-
f4  
336 Pinworm
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f6A 3
337 Giza
-
f6B+  
338 Problem 39 (Shoreline Area)
-
f4  
339 Problem 40 (Shoreline Area)
-
f4 1
340 Ren & Stumpy
-
f4 1
341 So Short
-
f6B  
342 Pinch and Punch
-
f6B+ 1
Climb name Grade
343 Warmer Please
-
f7B  
344 All About Feet
-
f6B  
345 Blackened
-
f7C  
346 The Penitant Man Shall Pass
-
f7C *** 3
347 The Penitant Man Shall Pass Sit Start
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f8A 2
348 Unrepentant
-
f6B 1
349 My Bicycle Clip
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f6A  
350 Problem 50 (Shoreline Area)
-
f5+  
351 Plab
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f4 2
352 Fisherman's Hang
-
f6C  
353 Cousin Strawberry
-
f5  
354 Cordyceps
-
f6A 5
355 Rudimentary Sense of Existance f6B 1
356 Flavoparmelia
-
f5+ 4
357 Juggernaut f6A  
358 Problem 56 (Shoreline Area)
-
f4 1
359 Problem 57 (Shoreline Area)
-
f4 1
360 Morphic Resonance f7B  
361 This Hook is Thy Last Breath
-
f6A  
362 Hyper Moon f7A  
363 Friction
-
f6B 1
364 Fuckin Friction
-
f7B 1
365 Interstellar 555 left f7A 5
366 Interstellar 555 f7B ** 1
367 Maui Wowie f4  
368 Hubba Bubba f6B+  
369 Bubblicious f5+  
370 When We Meet Kyle! f6A  
371 Problem 64 (Shoreline Area)
-
f5+ 1
372 Vanilla Cush f7A  
373 Mr Druce's Magical Adventure
-
f7B  
374 Huey's Honey f6C  
375 Ballycastle Ballerina's f6B  
376 Swing in the Breeze
-
f5  
377 Problem 71 (Shoreline Area)
-
f6A 1
378 Problem 72 (Shoreline Area)
-
f6A 1
379 Baby Babel f6B 1
380 Baby Arete f5+ 1
381 The Big Blue
-
E7 6b *** 2
382 The Salmon of Knowledge f7C  
383 The Big Black E7 6c *** 1
384 Eddie's Crack E1 5b  
385 Slabyrinth
-
f7B+  
386 Goblin King
-
f7B+  
387 Ludo
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f5+ 1
388 Eats, Shoots and Leaves
-
f5 1
389 Tassie Devil
-
f4  
390 Titan
-
f6A *** 1
391 Energetic Flux
-
f6B ** 1
392 No Energy f3  
393 There's the Eleven
-
f6B  
394 Problem 79 (Shoreline Area)
-
f5  
395 Smoked Haddock f7A+  
396 S.D.B
-
f6A 1
397 Problem 82 (Shoreline Area)
-
f5 2
398 A Year Off!
-
f5+  
399 An Ode To Davey Crocket
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f6B  
400 Atlantic Anomoly
-
f4 1
401 Born Sticky
-
f7A+  
402 Born Sticky Sit Start
-
f7B+  
403 Ballast
-
f7A  
404 Ballast Traverse
-
8a+  
405 Gentleman's Arete
-
f8B ***  
  Beach Ball Area
407 Ebb and Flow
-
f6A  
408 Pocket Rocket
-
f6A  
409 Pocket Wall
-
f5+ 1
410 Flutter
-
f5+  
411 Black and Yellow
-
f5+ 1
412 Bus Stop
-
f6A 1
413 Problem 7 (Beach Ball Area)
-
f6A  
414 Problem 8 (Beach Ball Area)
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f6A+  
415 First Love
-
f7A  
416 Problem 10 (Beach Ball Area)
-
f5  
417 You're my Lobster
-
f7A  
418 Beach Ball
-
f7B  
419 Life of Pi
-
f6C  
420 Problem 14 (Beach Ball Area)
-
f7A  
421 Problem 15 (Beach Ball Area)
-
f5  
422 Tick Tock
-
f6A  
423 Problem 17 (Beach Ball Area)
-
f6A  
424 Boss Hog
-
f6A  
425 Cracker
-
f5  
426 Problem 22 (Beach Ball Area)
-
f5+  
427 Problem 23 (Beach Ball Area)
-
f5+  
428 Big Puffin
-
f5+  
  Cockus Maximus Area
430 Side Dance
-
f6B  
431 Slitherin
-
f5+  
432 Doll Face
-
f6A  
433 Mother's Pride
-
f6C  
434 We Love Cream Doughnuts!
-
f6C  
435 Domino
-
f5  
436 One Arm Only
-
f5+  
437 Chromedome
-
f3  
438 Smile
-
f4  
439 Problem 11 (Cockus Maximus Area)
-
f3  
440 Craic Jack
-
f4  
441 Problem 13 (Cockus Maximus Area)
-
f4  
442 Pick Pocket
-
f6A  
443 Watching Rathlin
-
f6C 1
444 Problem 16 (Cockus Maximus Area)
-
f6A  
445 Bull Point
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f6B  
446 Ramskull
-
f6A  
447 Problem 19 (Cockus Maximus Area)
-
f5  
448 For Whom the Bell Tolls
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f5+  
449 Cockus Maximus
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f7B  
450 One of Legend
-
f6A  
451 Directo
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f6A 1
452 Pizinch
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f6C  
453 Icarus
-
f6B  
454 Problem 26 (Cockus Maximus Area)
-
f5  
455 Pollyfill It
-
f5  
  Cockus Maximus and Beyond 1
457 Monster Ball
-
f6A  
  Cockus Maximus and Beyond 2
  Outlying Areas
  The Promotory Area
461 Cacoon
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f3 7
462 Problem 3 (Promotory Area)
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f4 8
463 Chrysalis
-
f3 8
464 Problem 5 (Promotory Area)
-
f5 6
465 Creative Format
-
f6A 2
466 The Alliance
-
f6B  
467 The Big Time f6B+  
468 Firefox
-
f6A 5
469 Cliff Hanger
-
f4 2
470 Problem 10 (Promotory Area)
-
f4 2
471 Collateral Damage Done
-
f6A 1
472 Problem 12 (Promotory Area)
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f4 4
473 Problem 13 (Promotory Area)
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f5 2
474 Problem 14 (Promotory Area)
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f4 2
475 Ermatrude
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f4 7
476 Problem 16 (Promotory Area)
-
f4  
477 Problem 17 (Promotory Area)
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f4  
478 Funkology
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f6C 1
479 Mr Funktastic
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f6B  
480 The Sound of One Hand Clapping f6B  
481 Problem 21 (Promotory Area)
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f5  
  Miner's House Area
483 Mull
-
f5  
484 Problem 2 (Miner's House Area)
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f3 2
485 La Pluie ne s'arrete
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f4 2
486 Jack was Nimble
-
f6A  
487 Problem 5 (Miner's House Area)
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f5+ 1
488 Man on a Ledge
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f5+ 1
489 Willo
-
f4 1
490 Problem 8 (Miner's House Area)
-
f5 1
491 Consumer Rights
-
f5  
492 Sneaky Knee's
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f5 1
493 It's ok for an Orca
-
f4 1
494 Eagle vs Shark
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f4 2
495 Strolling
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f3 2
496 Pant's in Distress
-
f5+  
497 Coke Break
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f6A+  
498 Medusa's Subject
-
f4  
499 Old Roman Nose
-
f6A+  
500 Problem 18 (Miner's House Area)
-
f3  
501 Sand Beneath my Feet
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f3 1
502 Problem 20 (Miner's House Area)
-
f3 2
503 Problem 21 (Miner's House Area)
-
f3 1
504 Mentalist
-
f6C  
505 Problem 23 (Miner's House Area)
-
f3 1
506 Port & Co
-
f5+ 1
507 Problem 25 (Miner's House Area)
-
f4 1
508 Up Your Nose
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f4 1
509 From the Depths of my Hearth
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f3 1
510 Miners Waltz
-
f3 1
511 Alien Afterall
-
f3 1
512 Problem 30 (Miner's House Area)
-
f3 1
513 Holes of Despair
-
f3 1
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