Climbs 209
Rocktype Ignimbrite
Altitude 400m a.s.l

Crag features

Ignimbrite pocket pulling. Great position on the edge of Taupo with routes in all grades. Magic camping ground and cheap at only $10 a night. Check rules in guidebook.

Approach notes

Whanganui bay is on the western side of lake Taupo. Access is via a dirt road off provincial highway 32, 26km from Tihoi Trading Post. Warning this dirt road is rough.

Access Banned

Climbing is banned here.

Great location, but hey guys - this is a Kiwi crag so let's use their grading shall we?
Rampikino - 30/Mar/09
The bestclimb ever. See the other sites about the rocks - I wanna talk about the people. Whanganui Bay is the one place in this world you can go and "be at home". No bullshit - this place just enfolds you -" Mere" welcomes yuo at the house when you drop off your 10 bucks..where can you go for 10 bucks - shit we should be giving her 20 or 30 - You know these people have been looking after this piece of land for years -but for them ...???condos???, resorts??? who knows - but Mere and Pete are the latest to avoid that happening - lets help them keep it as pure as it is now - lets keep the developers out!! Let's climb and contribute wherever you can.
Victoria Stevenson - 27/Oct/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Whekenui
2 Romeo Void
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22 1
3 Silent Freeway
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24 1
4 A Day In The Life Of Jim Collins
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22 * 1
5 Wet Dreams
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19 * 4
6 Blind Paratroopers
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18 * 6
7 Nutless
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19 1
8 Jungle Judy *
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19 * 4
9 Black Scorpion
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24 * 2
10 Pulse Converter *
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21 * 4
11 Separation Anxiety *
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21 * 3
12 Blow Up
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25 *  
13 California Uber Alles
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23  
14 Sense And Sensuality
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24  
15 Distortion
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27 *  
16 Jim Takes A Bath
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19 1
17 Jim Eats A Rotten Chinese Burger
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21  
18 Pocky Horror Show
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23 * 1
19 Another Roadside Attraction
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24  
20 Choss Corner
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19 * 1
21 Short And Desperate
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20  
22 Das Crankenstein
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25 1
23 Orchestrated Litany Of Lunges
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21 * 2
24 Wellington Womble Woute
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16 1
25 Isolation
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24 * 1
26 Party Party
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24  
27 Drips Don't Dyno
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24 *  
28 Cosmic Manifestations
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24 * 1
29 Fame (it's the name of the game)
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19  
30 Atrocity Exhibition
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25  
31 Martin's 29
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26  
32 James Stirling Direct
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17 * 7
33 When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Guru
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23 * 1
34 Zarathustra
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22 * 3
35 Zarathustra Direct Start
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23  
36 The Hanged Man
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22 * 2
37 On Petrol In The Ruins Of Your Body
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23 * 3
38 Grotesque
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27  
39 Sinister Variation
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21 1
40 Champagne
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20 * 2
41 Rough Red Coalition
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23 * 1
42 Shocking Blue Pitch Two
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24  
43 Shocking Blue
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22 1
44 I've Wept With Jim Collins Too
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17 1
45 Progressive Green
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21 * 5
46 Surrogate 18 * 9
47 No Way
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18 1
48 Fantail
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17 1
49 Scary Monsters
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19  
50 The Jabberwocky
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23 * 1
51 Chelsea Morning
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19  
52 Green Minge
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18 1
53 Drive In Bank
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25 *  
54 Zen
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23  
55 Fawlty Towers
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24 *  
56 Tibia
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16 * 16
57 Sister Europe
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23 * 1
58 New Horizons
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22 * 2
59 Badlands
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24  
60 Avant Gardener
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21 *  
61 Eternity Road 22 * 11
62 Bizarrete
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22 * 6
63 Sayonara
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19 * 10
64 Wedgewood 15 6
65 This Climb Is A Lemon 13 6
66 Small Pocks
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19 * 12
67 50 Dean Street
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17 1
68 Funkenstein
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25 1
69 Funkentelecky
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23 1
70 Ego Trip
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19 3
71 Old Mr Stoney And His Two Boney Fingers
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23 1
Climb name Grade
72 Orange Pip
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15 1
73 Several Species Of Small Fury Animals Gathered Together In A Cav
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16 1
74 Helen
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16 2
75 Collector
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18 * 1
76 Circus Circus
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26  
77 Jim Takes A Tumble
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24 * 1
78 Moss Corner
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18 * 3
79 Jim Takes A Booma Gutsa
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23  
80 Dr Funkenclimb
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22 * 1
81 Orm
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18 1
82 Hidden Agendas
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19 1
83 Quiet Desperation
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17 1
84 Whip It Harder
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19 1
85 Whip That Rooster
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15 1
86 Gravity Failure
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22  
87 Rock Island Line
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19 1
88 The ludovico Technique
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22 1
  Sunshine Buttress Bouldering Area
90 Lepton Man
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24 * 1
91 Last Chance
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4 1
92 Entertainment
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20 1
93 Everdance
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21 1
94 General Belgrano Rules The Seas
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22  
95 Offpeak
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18 2
96 EpiEpiArpWoosh
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20 * 1
  Orongopioi
98 Zippy The Pinhead
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24  
99 Live At The Witch Trails
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16  
100 Blue Skinned Beast
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18  
101 Guns Speak Louder
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21  
102 Frigging In The Rigging
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25  
103 Rip Rig And Panic
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25  
104 Stop Thief
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20  
105 Sombrero Fallout
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22  
106 Virgin On The Ridiculous
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20  
  The Plateau
108 Balfourspace
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22 * 2
109 Slave To The Rythym
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21 * 2
110 21 Classic Dance Tunes
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23 *  
111 Mid Life Crisis
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22 * 4
112 Get Over IT
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23  
113 Hands Solo
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19 * 3
114 Davidson 99
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22  
115 Tickle Test
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22 *  
116 Smear Test
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19 6
117 Storm The Reality Asylum
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18 2
118 Sporting Gesture 17 9
119 Knobs And Knockers
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20 * 7
120 Tasi
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22 *  
121 Dream Of White Snatches
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24 * 1
122 Nought Not Out
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18  
123 Stranger Than Friction
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21 *  
124 Noughtie Night Out
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16  
125 Forever Tuesday Morning
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16 7
126 Piki Mai
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17 *  
127 Pukoko, Aue!
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20  
128 Kotuku
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20 1
129 Eccentrica Gallumbits
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17 4
130 The Triple Beast
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18 3
131 Hone Puta Inaianei
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16  
132 Ooh Um It Art
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20 1
133 Hoover Hog
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22  
134 Tom Fetch That Stick
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18 * 4
135 Asking For Absolution
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22 1
136 Last Words Of Hassan Sabbah
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23  
137 Down To Zero
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22 2
138 Under Pressure
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19 1
139 Tactical Variation
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20 * 1
140 Smear Tactics
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20 2
141 Second Class Citizen
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18 1
142 Aimless
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22 1
Climb name Grade
143 Graemeless
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25  
144 Something Outrageous
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21 * 3
145 Bunny In Disguise 17 11
146 Reckless
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19 * 6
147 Pumice Stone Kid
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25 *  
148 A Change Of Tune 18 * 11
149 Schneiderburner 21 2
150 Lord Kim Strike Me Down
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22 * 2
151 Easy Pickings
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25  
152 Gunga Din
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18 * 13
153 Gung Ho!
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18 1
154 Kafunkafunkafunkapteschew!
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25 2
155 Childhood's End
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24 * 3
156 Picked The Wrong Week To Give Up Chocolate Mashmellowuffs
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25 *  
157 Manoomanoomamoomanoom
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25 * 1
158 Miracle Of Fluid Dynamics
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23 * 5
159 Rough Mix
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23 1
160 Breakdance
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23 *  
161 God Had The Wrong Address
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24 *  
162 Up For Grabs
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27 *  
163 Trinity
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30 *  
164 Tiger Style
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29  
165 Even Dwarves Started Small
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28 *  
166 Grant Would Have One If He Saw This
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15  
167 The Green Dragon
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24 *  
168 So L.A.
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22 *  
169 It's Gonna Be A Cold Night
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18 1
170 Surprise, Surprise
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20  
171 Blaring Head Boulder
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15  
172 Temporary Like Achillies
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17 1
173 Little Ripper
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19  
174 Pipiwharauroa
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20  
175 Koekoea
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23  
176 Radio Gutsaland
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23 *  
177 There Goes The Neighbourhood
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18 1
178 Hot Lava
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23 *  
179 Hideous Music And The Sound Of Shotguns
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23  
180 El Topo
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28 *  
181 Repulsion
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28  
182 Sex And Violence
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27  
183 A Savage Journey To The Heart Of The American Dream
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25  
184 Emma Louise
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26  
185 The Awful Spectre
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24  
186 Panic In Detroit
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23  
187 Jumping Jive
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28  
188 Hogwash
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24  
189 Sucking Suppurating Septicaemic Sores
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23  
190 Grant Would Love This
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17 1
191 From A To B And Back Again
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22  
192 Zoom Schwartz Pfigliano For Deaf Mutes
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20  
193 Pixote
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26  
194 Zippzdeedoodah
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21  
195 Saints Of Insurrection
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18 1
196 One For Someone Else
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15 1
197 I Agree With You Mate
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23  
198 Los Olvidados
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26  
199 Pointless Filler 17 3
200 Evolution
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20 * 3
201 Dazed and Confused 20 3
202 Nobody's Hero 18 3
203 B.A.R.T 17 2
204 Bunnies in the Sky
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16 2
205 Mindless Drivel 20 2
206 Duudooduudoo
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21 * 3
207 Mother Russia * 25 ** 1
208 Nothing's Shocking * 26 * 1
209 Flake Climb * 18 1
210 Close Shave * 17 1
211 Guy's Route (working name) * 22 1
212 Corner Crack * 21 1
213 Scooby Snack * 17 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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