Climbs 445
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 263m a.s.l
Faces W

Autumn perfection on Froggatt © Chris Craggs

Crag features

The main edge is a virtually continuous face of exceptionally clean and quick-drying rock of the highest quality up to 17m high. Both natural and quarried buttress exist, giving a variety of climbing styles, although the edge is home to some of the best slab climbing in the country.Work your way along the grades with Sunset Slab (VS 4b), Three Pebble Slab (E1 5a), Long John's Slab (E3-ish 5c), Downhill Racer (E4 6a) to finish up the superb Hairless Heart (E5 6a). Popular routes are polished and weekends often busy. An excellent sun-trap on winter days. Best routes: Valkyrie (HVS 5a) and Beau Geste (E7 6c).

Approach notes

From the North on the B6054 Sheffield to Calver road, parking available just below The Grouse Inn (SK 259779). Alternatively head East from just South of The Chequers Inn (SK 247760).

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Guidebooks

Eastern Grit

Updated and expanded edition of the award-winning Peak Grit East. Covers all the best routes on the eastern Gritstone edges of the Peak District - Wharncliffe, Rivelin, Dovestone Tor, Bamford, Stanage, Burbage North, Higgar Tor, Burbage South, Millstone, Lawrencefield, Yarncliffe, Froggatt, Curbar, Baslow, Gardoms, Birchen, Chatsworth, Cratcliffe, Black Rocks
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Peak Bouldering

The Peak Bouldering Rockfax is a massive book covering a huge area including all the main bouldering venues of the Peak District. It includes many more low-grade problems than have ever been documented before including 17 circuits with problems at V0+ 5a and under, and a further 21 circuits with problems at V2 5c and below.
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I'd include Heather Wall and Green Gut among the "best routes" at their grade.
JohnHutch - 15/May/14
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Computer Say No
2 Tall Arête
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f5  
3 Sideays Says Sigmund
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f6B  
4 Ants on the Moon
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f5+  
5 Computer Says No Left-hand
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f6A+ 1
6 Computer Says No
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f7A+ 1
7 Sub Rocc f6C ** 2
  Hairpin Boulder
9 Stray Bullit f6C * 18
10 Bullitt f7A * 17
11 Jelly Bomb f7C+ ** 1
12 Jump Before You Look f6B+ * 50
13 Crash Test Left-Hand V5 19
14 Crash Test f5+ ** 185
15 Vanishing Point f6C+ ** 13
16 Hairpin Scoop f4+ * 151
17 Hairpin Arête Left f4 54
18 Hairpin Arête f5 144
19 Flake Problem f3+ 60
20 Hairpin Cleft VB 30
21 Tourist Path VB 36
22 Square Groove V0+ 5b 7
23 Round Mantel V0 5a 5
  Hidden Buttress
25 Isla Grace E6 6c 9
26 Easter Fool E2 5c  
27 Gyron Groove HVS 5a * 1
28 Hot Knives E4 6b *  
29 Romance HVS 5b  
30 Cavatina E3 6a  
31 The lliad VS 4c  
  The Boat
33 Christmas f5+ 2
34 Boat Wall f4 7
35 The Cabin f4+ 4
36 Z Crack
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S 4c 11
37 Z Crack Wall f5 2
38 Tom and Elsie f5+ 5
  The Barrel
40 Barrel Organist f7A 2
41 Glorious Gritstone Mantelshelf f7A+  
42 Avoiding the Treetors f6A  
  Krypton Buttress
44 17 Year Itch E1 6a 2
45 17 Year Itch Chimney HVD  
46 Slope Crack HVD 4a 2
47 Hide and Seek E1 5c 1
48 Mastermind E4 6a * 6
49 Krypton Factor E4 5c ** 2
50 The Slab VS 4c 10
51 Brush Up
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VS 4c 4
52 Two Pebble Slab E1 5c * 29
53 Nine Pebble Slab E6 6c  
54 Brainflower V3 6a  
  Downes' Buttress
56 Black Wall HVS 5a 1
57 Biscuits for Cheese
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V5 6b  
58 Box of Frogs V6 6b  
59 Lake of Flakes
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V5 6b  
60 Armadillo Pillow
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V4 6a  
61 V Ear V2 5c 1
62 The Trees' Knees
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V4 6a  
63 Matchbox Arête
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f6A+  
64 Slipper Slab HVS 5a * 12
65 Gripper Grab V2 5c  
66 Glass Slipper f7A+ ** 32
67 Glass Slipper Sit-Start
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f7A+ 2
68 Morty's Corner HVS 5a * 9
69 Downes' Crack VS 5a * 93
70 Downes' Crimps f6B 4
71 Pillar Wall
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D 3
72 Retro Crack
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VS 4c 2
73 Retro Crack Right-Hand Groove
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HD 1
74 Retro crack Far Right-Hand Arête
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HVD 4b 1
75 Retro Crack Far Right-Hand Groove
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VD 1
76 Froggattmania
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E1 5c  
77 Chin Mania
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f7A+  
78 Chin Grinder
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E6 6c *  
79 Just Crack HS 4a 4
80 Jacob HVS 5b 3
81 Hibernation E5 6a ** 1
82 Esau
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E3 6a * 4
83 Esau Direct Start
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E3 5c  
84 Firecracker E7 6b *  
85 Firelighter V1 5c  
86 Backseat Nothing E2 5b  
87 Cud U Like E1 5a  
  Brookside Buttress Area
89 Vomer
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E2 6a * 2
90 Vomer Harris
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HS 5a 1
91 Perfect Miniature VS 4b 3
92 Neb Crack VS 4c * 53
93 Dick Van Dyke Goes Ballistic E7 6b * 1
94 Indoor Fisherman E4 6a *** 130
95 Ghost of the Brook E4 6a  
96 Crooked Start HS 4b * 209
97 Crooked Start Direct VS 4c * 64
98 Tinsel's Tangle S 4a * 201
99 Piledriver Direct Start
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HVS 6a * 2
100 Piledriver HVS 5b * 23
101 Brookside Crack VD * 86
102 Slack Time
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HS 4b 8
103 Brookside Gully
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D 7
104 Fisherman's Friend
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V4 6b  
105 Old King Cascade f7B ** 65
106 Ol' Man River f7C * 7
107 Ladies' Wall f7C * 8
108 Ladies Buttress
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VD 6
109 Ladies Buttress Indirect D 1
110 Belly Dancer
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E1 6a  
111 Burnt Sienna f6A+ *  
112 Kimb's Limbs f7A+  
113 Carry on Screaming f6B+ * 2
114 Les Grands Doigts f7C ** 11
115 Les Grands Doigts Sit Start f7C+ *** 1
116 Bad Landing Crack f6A+  
117 Flipworker f6A 1
118 Flipper
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V3 6a  
119 Chooch
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V1 5c  
120 Smooch
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V0 5a 1
121 Rowan
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f6A+  
122 Yorkshire Kipper
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V1 5b  
123 Yorkshire Flipper
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V3 6a  
124 Flipside
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V0 5a  
  Renegade Buttress
126 Renegade Bulge f6C 11
127 Bulge Right-Hand f6C+ * 7
128 Staircase
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V0- 4b 8
129 Stoke Hall Arête
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V1 2
130 Fair Flora
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V0 5a 4
131 Fair Flora Right-Hand Arête
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V0- 2
132 Screaming Dream E7 6c ** 1
133 Renegade Master E8 6c ** 10
134 Dave's Dyno f7C 1
135 Thuggy Bear f7A * 11
136 Freckles
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V2 5c  
137 The Famous Chris Ellis E4 6a 2
  The Tombstone
139 Tombstone Groove
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f4+ 10
140 Shallow Groove f6A 23
141 Shallow Grave f7B * 1
142 Tombstone f7A+ * 36
143 Tombstone Arête
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f5+ 35
  The Fish
145 Misplaced Childhood
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V2 5c 1
  The Loaf
147 Toasted f6B * 15
148 Hot Butter Knives f6C * 18
149 Stottie f7B+ ** 5
150 Fall Back V6 1
151 The Captain f7A *** 6
  The Frog
153 Froggit
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f5 3
154 Kermit's Finger
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f6A 1
  The Gully Area
156 Slanting Flake Traverse VB 9
157 Gully Dyno
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f6C 9
158 Fiddler's Arête
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f6C 6
159 Fiddler's Arête Rockover
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V0- 5
160 Gentleman's Wall f6C+ 1
161 Gentleman's Left Hand f7A  
162 Ladyboy's Wall f7A+ 1
  Ape Drape
164 Debut Wall
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HVS 5b  
165 Debutante
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HVS 5a  
166 Monkey Man f7B+ * 2
167 Ape Drape f6C+ ** 127
168 Palmed and Dangerous V11 1
169 Ape Drape Direct Finish f7A+ * 6
  Strapiombo Buttress
171 Strapathyroid V1 5b 1
172 Strapiombante E1 5b ** 1421
173 Strapadictomy E5 6b *** 380
174 Cockchafer
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E5 6b  
175 Cock Robin E6 7a * 3
176 Strappotente E7 7a * 1
177 Strapiombo E1 5b ** 369
178 Haarow E6 6c *  
179 English Overhang VS 4c * 78
180 Scarper's Triangle E2 5b * 78
181 Scarper's Triangle/English Overhang HVS 5a 4
182 Broken Heart
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E2 5c 3
183 Scarpered VS 4c 15
184 Oss Nob E4 6a 4
185 Left Flake Crack S 4a 180
186 Le Diabolique Chien Noir
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E1 5b 1
187 Right Flake Crack HS 4b 66
188 Parallel Piped E3 5c * 176
189 Benign Lives E7 6b ** 37
190 Mild E4 6b 7
191 Mild Side
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V0+ 5b 17
192 Mild Side A
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V0- 4a 9
193 Mild Side B
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V0- 4b 8
194 Slim Pickings
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V0- 5a 2
195 Historically Insignificant E3 6a 1
196 Puddy Tat
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V4 6b 1
197 Pussy Cat
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V0- 4c 2
198 Tom Katz
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V2 6a 1
199 Geordie Ewoks
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E6 6c **  
200 Gentlefish
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E4 6a 3
201 Chockstone Crack HS 4b * 73
202 C.H.M.S. 1
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VS 4b 41
203 Butch
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V2 5c 1
204 Pig Heart Boy f7B ** 14
205 Leggit f6A+ ** 72
206 The Nose
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V0+ 5b 2
  Sunset Boulders
208 Bottoms Up f4 2
209 Scurry f5+ 3
210 Daylight Grubbery f6B 3
211 Goodnight Tiger f5 3
212 Holy Green f7A 2
213 Morning Wood f6B 1
214 Splattacake f6A+ **  
215 Rampage f7A **  
216 Dreamboat f7A ** 5
217 Breeze f6A+  
218 Cheese f5+  
219 Ease f4 5
220 Teddybear's Pinic f6C ** 4
221 Big Surprise f5 2
222 Big Surprise Sit-Start
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f7A 1
223 Eat Your Greens f6A+  
224 Nobody Nose f6C 1
225 Emerald Aisle f7A ** 1
226 Wolfenstein f5+  
227 White Lycan f6A+  
228 White Lycan Sit-Start f7B 1
229 The Other Half Has Hairy Legs f6C 1
  Sunset Slab
231 Science Friction E6 6a * 39
232 Fatal Attraction E5 6a 4
233 North Climb HVD 4a * 1192
234 What's Up Doc? E2 5a 122
235 Sunset Slab Direct Start VS 4b ** 66
236 Sunset Slab HVS 4b *** 3072
237 Sundowner E2 5a * 781
238 Sundowner Right Hand E1 5a 7
239 Sunset Crack HS 4b ** 3685
240 Turret Crack HS 4b 638
241 Slab and Crack D * 643
  Hawk's Nest Crack
243 Ramp-Art E5 6a  
244 Soul Doubt E8 6c ** 4
245 Beau Geste E7 6c *** 30
246 Epiphany Left-hand E6 6b ** 4
247 Holly Groove VS 4c * 497
248 Hawk's Nest Crack VS 4c *** 1357
249 Horizontal Places E5 6b * 2
250 Cave Crack Indirect HVS 5a * 24
251 Rambeau f7B ** 30
252 Cave Crack E3 5c ** 150
253 Cave Crawl HS 5a ** 458
254 Cave Wall E3 5c *** 72
255 Beau Brummell E4 6a * 1
256 Swimmer's Chimney S 4a * 202
  Terrace Crack
258 Brightside E2 5c ** 329
259 Better Dead Than Smeg E6 6c *  
260 Greedy Pig E5 6b * 13
261 Avalanche E2 6a * 35
262 Skogul S 4a 103
263 Mean Streak E6 6b * 16
264 The Gully Joke E3 5c * 78
265 Terrace Crack HS 4b ** 1731
266 Sandy Gully D 23
267 Bud E7 6c * 1
268 Germination E5 6a * 1
269 March Hare E1 6a 4
270 Central Gully M 17
  Tody's Wall
272 Heather Wall Variant HVS 5a 30
273 Nightshade E3 5c 2
274 Kanji Class E3 6a *  
275 C.M.C. Slab HVS 5b * 666
276 Heather Wall HVD 3c *** 4034
277 Grip E2 5b * 113
278 Ratbag E2 5b * 355
279 Equanimity E7 6c ** 1
280 Tody's Wall HVS 5a *** 3958
281 Todycade E1 5a 30
282 Motorcade E1 5a ** 890
283 Silver Crack HS 4b * 599
284 Silver Lining E5 5c * 39
285 Silver Traverse HVD 4a * 52
286 Origin of Species E5 6a * 26
287 Bollard Crack VS 4c * 397
288 Georgie Porgie f7A 1
289 Roman Orgy E4 6b * 2
290 Heather Groove
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HS 4b 82
291 Stealing the Misanthrope's Purse HVS 5a 7
292 Rose Apple
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V1 5c 1
293 Snow White
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V0 5a 1
  Three Pebble Slab
295 Soft Option D 549
296 Topomania HS 4a 30
297 Two-sided Triangle HVS 5b * 658
298 Three Pebble Slab HVS 5a *** 3716
299 Four Pebble Slab E3 5c * 416
300 Grey Slab S 4b * 645
301 Nanoq Slab E1 5b 110
  Tody's Playgound
303 Hot Toddy f7A * 17
304 Tree Wall f5 * 238
305 The Eyes f6A ** 113
306 The Eyes Direct f7A * 7
307 Tody's Pocket f4+ ** 299
308 Thin wall f5+ ** 197
309 Tody Boy f5+ * 192
310 Tody Bear f5 ** 212
311 Tody's Right Arête
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V0 * 44
  Turd Burglar Block
313 Heather in My Face E1 5b 12
314 Turd Burglar E6 6b * 3
315 Oz Bound E9 7a *  
316 Dogs Die in Hot Cars E6 7a * 3
317 My Orange f7C+ **  
318 The Sound of One Foot Slipping f7A+ * 2
319 Pea Crab Shuffle f7C * 8
320 Jetpack f7A * 17
321 Jetpack Left-Hand f7A * 11
322 Jetpack (Easy) f7A * 8
323 Scandalous f7B **  
324 Gibsonitus f7B 1
325 The Green 45 f7A * 1
  The Pinnacle
327 Valkyrie HVS 5a *** 1851
328 Valkyrie Direct
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HVS 5b 18
329 Narcissus II E5 6b * 1
330 Pinnacle Traverse f7B ** 12
331 Neon Dust E6 6c * 4
332 Neon Dust Direct f7C+ *  
333 Narcissus E6 6b *** 67
334 Keeping the Ratio High E6 6c ***  
335 Glamourpuss f6C+ 12
336 Oedipus Direct f6B+ * 170
337 Mint 400 Direct f7B+ * 6
338 Oedipus Traverse f6B *** 148
339 Oedipus Ring Your Mother E4 6b ** 176
340 The Mint 400 E6 6c ** 10
341 Pinnacle Arête E2 5b * 45
342 Birthday E3 6a *  
343 Reverse Disco E2 5c  
344 Fame at Last HVS 5b 1
345 Chapman's Crack VS 4c * 53
346 Route One VS 5a * 51
347 Pinnacle Face VS 5b * 30
348 My Newt E1 5b  
349 Trewlee Orible VD 5
350 Truly Pathetic HVS 5c 20
351 Cubic Zirconia E3 6b * 1
352 Diamond Crack HS 4b ** 1697
353 Corner Crack VD 228
  Sickle Buttress
355 Left Broken VS 5a * 51
356 Broken Crack VS 5a ** 890
357 Sickle Buttress Direct VS 4c * 999
358 Sickle Buttress S 4a * 1020
359 Sickle Buttress Arête VS 5a 19
360 Performing Flea HVS 5a * 163
361 Flake Climb (Original) HVD 7
362 Flake Climb
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VS 4c 9
363 Tree Survivor E3 6a * 7
364 Sorrallion VD 54
365 Short not Sweet E2 5c  
366 Congestion Crack HS 4c * 396
  Pinnacle Boulders
368 Baby Bear f4 77
369 Areet (Left) f4+ * 83
370 Areet (Right)
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f5 80
371 Starter Motor f5 * 82
372 Pick Pocket f4 * 136
373 The Northerner f5+ ** 77
374 Teddy f4 106
375 Pooh Bear f4 * 113
376 Bear Poo f3+ 95
377 Rupert Bear f3 43
378 Bare Rupert f3 * 45
379 Where? f3+ 22
380 Flatulence f4+ * 105
381 Air Bear f5 * 180
382 Mini Mantel f4 147
383 Care Bear f5 * 61
384 Mantelicious f6B 63
385 Naughty f5 * 139
386 The Broken Chair f6B * 8
387 Groovy f5+ ** 98
388 Rib Tickler f5 * 109
389 Come Together f4+ * 91
390 Nasal Passage f5+ * 55
391 Ledgeway
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f5+ 30
392 The Teddy Bear's Picnic f6B ** 5
  Downhill Racer
394 Long John's Left-Hand E6 6c *  
395 Long John's Slab E3 5c ** 700
396 Direct Start to Downhill Racer f7A+ * 22
397 Downhill Racer E4 6a *** 328
398 Downhill Racer Start f5+ * 31
399 Uphill Driver E1 5b 10
400 Slab Recess Direct HS 4c * 2080
401 Joe's Arête f6B *** 352
402 Thin Slab f7A+ * 6
403 Mono Seam f6C+ * 28
404 Mono Seam Right-Hand f7A * 2
405 Joe's Slab/Joe's Direct Start f5+ *** 826
406 Slab Pop f6C * 95
407 Joe's Slab Traverse f7A ** 12
408 Joe's Low Traverse f7B+ ** 2
409 Slab Recess D ** 1883
410 Gamma VD 1814
411 Allen's Slab S 4a ** 1757
412 Polyp Piece E7 6c *  
413 Swing E1 5a 45
414 Trapeze Direct VS 4c * 2380
415 Trapeze VD ** 1577
416 Alpha HVS 5b 37
417 Nursery Slab M 869
  Great Slab
419 Heartless Hare E5 5c ** 207
420 Jugged Hare E6 6a * 14
421 Lonely Heart E9 6c *  
422 Great Slab E3 5b *** 488
423 Art Brut E7 6b *  
424 Hairless Heart E5 5c *** 135
425 Hairy Heart E6 6a * 15
426 Artless E5 6b ** 106
427 Artless/Hairless Heart E5 6b *** 2
428 Toy Boy E7 6c *  
429 Synopsis E2 5c ** 365
430 Parting Hare E3 5c * 1
431 Beta VD 371
432 Spine Chiller E4 5c * 3
433 Spine Chiller Start
-
f6B+ ** 14
434 Spinal Crack f5+ * 19
435 Spinal Tap f6C+ ** 19
436 Lankaster Bomber f7C  
437 Chiller Wall
-
f6B * 2
438 Nutty Land E1 5c * 48
439 Flake Gully VD * 312
  Brown's Eliminate
441 Straight and Narrow E3 5c ** 28
442 Brown's Eliminate Direct E3 5c ** 147
443 Armageddon E3 5c * 111
444 Brown's Eliminate E2 5b *** 1327
445 Green Gut HS 4a *** 2887
446 Pedestal Crack HVS 5a ** 1066
447 Slide Show E6 6c *  
448 Slingshot f7C+ ** 4
449 Blind Vision E9 7a **  
450 Chequers Groove f8A * 1
451 Paranoid Android E3 5c 5
452 The Big Crack E2 5b *** 504
453 Hard Cheddar E5 6b * 12
454 Circus / Hard Cheddar E7 6b * 8
455 Stiff Cheese E2 5c * 65
456 Beech Nut E1 5c 88
457 Chequers Crack HVS 5c ** 848
458 Business Lunch f7C * 6
459 Sole Power f7C *** 28
460 Our Soles f7C  
461 Spock's Missing E5 6b * 12
  Chequers Buttress
463 Chequers Buttress HVS 5a *** 2854
464 Chequers Climb VS 4c ** 181
465 Bacteria Cafeteria E1 5b * 107
466 Wok Power E3 6a *  
467 Solomon's Crack VD * 627
468 Solomon's Crack Variation S 4a 115
469 Janker's Crack HS 4b * 608
470 Janker's Groove VS 4c * 419
471 The Whillans Direct f6B+ ** 18
472 Janker's End VS 4c * 190
473 Janker's Ramp HVS 4c * 7
474 The Last Dance S 4b 9
  Traverses
476 The Valkyrie Girdle Traverse HVS 5b  
477 The System (Oread's Girdle) E3 5b  

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