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Climbs 453
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 263m a.s.l
Faces W

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Autumn perfection on Froggatt © Chris Craggs

Crag features

Froggatt is the second most popular of the Eastern Edges with good reason; the cliff is relatively low lying, escapes the worst of the weather, faces the afternoon sun, and has many neat slabby routes. There is high a concentration of quality here, in fact almost every route on the cliff is worthy of attention. Much of the cliff was quarried; abandoned millstones still lie where they were left when the industry collapsed. Odd that such great routes as Green Gut, Brown's Eliminate and the peerless Great Slab are as man-made the classics of Millstone. Although Froggatt is renowned for its superb slabs, it has a good collection of crack climbs too.

Approach notes

There are two usual approaches:

1) From parking by the bend on the B6045 a short distance below the Grouse Inn. If this is full, there is a National Trust car park a little way back up the road on the downhill side. Follow the hill-crest footpath to a stream and gate then onto cliff, 15 to 20 minutes from the car. The first section of the main edge is 100m before the prominent bulk of Froggatt Pinnacle which protrudes above the line of the cliff.

2) From a small lay-by (up to 6 vehicles) on the bend below the Chequers Inn, walk back up the road past an old horse trough, then turn right and follow a steepening track straight up the hill to arrive, slightly sweaty, in front of Downhill Racer.

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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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Car had 3 tyres slash this afternoon between 1-5pm, we were parked on the verge just down from the pub with about 15 other cars. Watch out folks!
sdeacon - 17/Feb/19
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 1
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 * 28
10 Bullitt f7A * 25
11 Jelly Bomb f7C+ ** 1
12 Jump Before You Look f6B+ * 76
13 Crash Test Left-hand V5 34
14 Crash Test f5+ ** 235
15 Vanishing Point f6C+ ** 17
16 Hairpin Scoop f4+ * 196
17 Hairpin Arête Left f4 77
18 Hairpin Arête f5 196
19 Flake Problem f3+ 90
20 Tourist Path VB 53
21 Hairpin Cleft VB 42
22 Square Groove V0+ 10
23 Round Mantel V0 9
  Hidden Buttress
25 The Toaster * f5 1
26 Sushi Roll * f6A+ ** 1
27 Leila's Playmat * f6B+ *** 1
28 Angels' Chair * f6C *** 1
29 Isla Grace E6 6c 11
30 Easter Fool E2 5c  
31 Gyron Groove HVS 5a * 2
32 Hot Knives E4 6b *  
33 Romance HVS 5b  
34 Cavatina E3 6a  
35 The lliad VS 4c  
36 Invertible V * f6B ** 1
  The Boat
38 Christmas f5+ 3
39 Boat Wall f4 9
40 The Cabin f4+ 6
41 Z Crack
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S 4c 14
42 Z Crack Wall f5 4
43 Tom and Elsie f5+ 7
  The Barrel
45 Barrel Organist f7A 2
46 Glorious Gritstone Mantelshelf f7A+  
47 Scraping the Barrel f5  
48 Avoiding the Treetors f6A 1
  Krypton Buttress
50 17 Year Itch E1 6a 3
51 17 Year Itch Chimney HVD 2
52 Slope Crack HVD 4a 5
53 Hide and Seek E1 5c 2
54 Mastermind E4 6a * 6
55 Krypton Factor E4 5c ** 1
56 The Slab VS 4c 11
57 Brush Up
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VS 4c 6
58 Nine Pebble Slab E6 6c 9
59 Two Pebble Slab E1 5c * 31
60 Brainflower V3  
  Downes' Buttress
62 Black Wall HVS 5a 1
63 Biscuits for Cheese
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V5  
64 Box of Frogs V6  
65 Lake of Flakes
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V5 1
66 Armadillo Pillow
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V4 1
67 V Ear V2 2
68 The Trees' Knees
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V4  
69 Matchbox Arête
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f6A+  
70 Slipper Slab HVS 5a * 15
71 Gripper Grab V2 2
72 Glass Slipper f7A+ ** 49
73 Glass Slipper Sit-start
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f7A+ 3
74 Morty's Corner HVS 5a * 10
75 Downes' Crack VS 5a * 97
76 Downes' Crimps f6B 7
77 Pillar Wall
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D 5
78 Retro Crack
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VS 4c 3
79 Retro Crack Right-hand Groove
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HD 2
80 Retro Crack Far Right-hand Arête
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HVD 4b 2
81 Retro Crack Far Right-hand Groove
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VD 2
82 Froggattmania
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E1 5c  
83 Chin Mania
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f7A+ 5
84 Chin Grinder
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E6 6c *  
85 Just Crack HS 4a 5
86 Jacob HVS 5b 3
87 Hibernation E5 6a * 1
88 Esau
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E3 6a * 4
89 Esau Direct Start
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E3 5c  
90 Firecracker
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E7 6b *  
91 Firelighter V1 1
92 Backseat Nothing E2 5b  
93 Cud U Like
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E1 5a  
  Brookside Buttress Area
95 Vomer
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E2 6a * 3
96 Vomer Harris
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HS 5a 2
97 Perfect Miniature VS 4b 5
98 Neb Crack VS 4c * 59
99 Dick Van Dyke Goes Ballistic E7 6b * 1
100 Indoor Fisherman E4 6a *** 124
101 Ghost of the Brook E4 6a  
102 Crooked Start HS 4b * 255
103 Crooked Start Direct VS 4c * 94
104 Tinsel's Tangle S 4a * 250
105 Piledriver Direct Start
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HVS 6a * 1
106 Piledriver HVS 5b * 27
107 Brookside Crack VD * 97
108 Slack Time
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HS 4b 11
109 Brookside Gully
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D 10
110 Old King Cascade f7B ** 143
111 Ol' Man River f7C * 11
112 Fisherman's Friend
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V4 1
113 Ladies' Wall f7C * 8
114 Ladies Buttress Indirect D 2
115 Ladies Buttress
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VD 8
116 Belly Dancer
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E1 6a 1
117 Burnt Sienna f6A+ * 2
118 Kimb's Limbs f7A+  
119 Carry on Screaming f6B+ * 3
120 Les Grands Doigts f7C ** 18
121 Les Grands Doigts Sit-start
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f7C+ *** 1
122 Bad Landing Crack f6A+ 1
123 Flipworker f6A 4
124 Flipper
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V3 1
125 Chooch
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V1 1
126 Smooch
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V0 4
127 Rowan
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f6A+ 1
128 Yorkshire Kipper V1 1
129 Yorkshire Flipper V3 1
130 Flipside V0 2
  Renegade Buttress
132 Renegade Bulge f6C 19
133 Bulge Right-Hand f6C+ * 11
134 Staircase
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V0- 12
135 Stoke Hall Arête
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V1 3
136 Fair Flora
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V0 6
137 Fair Flora Right-Hand Arête
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V0- 5
138 Screaming Dream E7 6c ** 3
139 Renegade Master E8 6c ** 17
140 Dave's Dyno f7C 1
141 Thuggy Bear f7A * 17
142 Freckles
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V2 1
143 The Famous Chris Ellis E4 6a 2
  The Tombstone
145 Tombstone Groove
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f4+ 15
146 Shallow Groove f6A 32
147 Shallow Grave f7B * 1
148 Tombstone f7A+ * 52
149 Tombstone Arête
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f5+ 46
  The Fish
151 Misplaced Childhood
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V2 1
  The Loaf
153 Toasted f6B * 38
154 Hot Butter Knives f6C * 41
155 Stottie f7B+ ** 11
156 Fall Back V6 3
157 The Captain f7A *** 42
  The Frog
159 Froggit
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f5 5
160 Kermit's Finger
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f6A 3
  The Gully Area
162 Slanting Flake Traverse VB 10
Climb name Grade
163 Ladyboy's Wall f7A+ 1
164 Gully Dyno
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f6C 11
165 Fiddler's Arête
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f6C 6
166 Fiddler's Arête Rockover
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V0- 6
167 Gentleman's Left-hand f7A  
168 Gentleman's Wall f6C+ 1
  Ape Drape
170 Debut Wall
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HVS 5b 2
171 Debutante
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HVS 5a 2
172 Monkey Man f7B+ * 1
173 Ape Drape Direct f7A+ * 8
174 Ape Drape f6C+ ** 169
175 Palmed and Dangerous V11 1
  Strapiombo Buttress
177 Strapathyroid V1 2
178 Strapiombante E1 5b ** 1492
179 Strapadictomy E5 6b *** 281
180 Cockchafer
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E5 6b  
181 Cock Robin E6 7a * 3
182 Strappotente E7 7a * 1
183 Strapiombo E1 5b ** 370
184 Harrow E6 6c *  
185 English Overhang VS 4c * 91
186 Broken Heart
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E2 5c 4
187 Scarper's Triangle E2 5b * 85
188 Scarper's Triangle/English Overhang HVS 5a 7
189 Scarpered VS 4c 21
190 Oss Nob E4 6a 4
191 Left Flake Crack S 4a 224
192 Le Diabolique Chien Noir
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E1 5b 1
193 Right Flake Crack HS 4b 75
194 Parallel Piped E3 5c * 175
195 Benign Lives E7 6b ** 42
196 Mild E4 6b 17
197 Mild Side
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V0+ 20
198 Mild Side A
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V0- 9
199 Mild Side B
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V0- 8
200 Slim Pickings
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V0- 2
201 Historically Insignificant
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E3 6a 1
202 Puddy Tat
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V4 1
203 Pussy Cat
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V0- 2
204 Tom Katz
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V2 1
205 Geordie Ewoks
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E6 6c **  
206 Gentlefish
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E4 6a 3
207 Chockstone Crack HS 4b * 80
208 C.H.M.S. 1
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VS 4c 49
209 Butch
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V2 1
210 Pig Heart Boy f7B ** 31
211 Leggit f6A+ ** 81
212 The Nose
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V0+ 2
  Sunset Boulders
214 Bottoms Up f4 2
215 Scurry f5+ 3
216 Daylight Grubbery f6B 3
217 Goodnight Tiger f5 3
218 Holy Green f7A 3
219 Morning Wood f6B 2
220 Splattacake f6A+ **  
221 Rampage f7A **  
222 Dreamboat f7A ** 12
223 Breeze f6A+  
224 Cheese f5+  
225 Ease f4 5
226 Teddybear's Picnic f6C ** 4
227 Big Surprise f5 2
228 Big Surprise Sit-start
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f7A 1
229 Eat Your Greens f6A+  
230 Nobody Nose f6C 1
231 Emerald Aisle f7A ** 1
232 Wolfenstein f5+  
233 White Lycan f6A+ 2
234 White Lycan Sit-start f7B 1
235 The Other Half Has Hairy Legs f6C 1
  Sunset Slab
237 Science Friction E6 6a * 48
238 Fatal Attraction E5 6a 4
239 North Climb HVD 4a * 1400
240 What's Up Doc? E2 5a 134
241 Sunset Slab Direct Start VS 4b ** 88
242 Sunset Slab HVS 4b *** 3506
243 Sundowner E2 5a * 851
244 Sundowner Right-hand E1 5a 13
245 Sunset Crack HS 4b ** 4317
246 Turret Crack HS 4b 741
247 Slab and Crack D * 741
  Hawk's Nest Crack
249 Ramp-Art E5 6a  
250 Soul Doubt E8 6c ** 4
251 Beau Geste E7 6c *** 14
252 Epiphany E6 6b ** 7
253 Holly Groove VS 4c * 548
254 Hawk's Nest Crack VS 4c *** 1585
255 Horizontal Places E5 6b * 2
256 Cave Crack Indirect HVS 5a * 25
257 Rambeau f7B ** 47
258 Cave Crack E3 5c ** 135
259 Cave Crawl HS 5a ** 589
260 Cave Wall E3 5c *** 80
261 Beau Brummell E4 6a * 1
262 Swimmer's Chimney S 4a * 239
  Terrace Crack
264 Brightside E2 5c ** 376
265 Better Dead Than Smeg E6 6c *  
266 Greedy Pig E5 6b * 11
267 Avalanche E2 6a * 38
268 Skogul S 4a 121
269 Mean Streak E6 6b * 22
270 The Gully Joke E3 5c * 85
271 Terrace Crack HS 4b ** 2067
272 Sandy Gully D 26
273 Bud E7 6c * 2
274 Germination E5 6a * 3
275 March Hare
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E1 6a 4
276 Central Gully M 20
  Tody's Wall
278 Heather Wall Variant HVS 5a 35
279 Nightshade E3 5c 4
280 Kanji Class E3 6a *  
281 C.M.C. Slab HVS 5b * 783
282 Heather Wall HVD 3c *** 4801
283 Grip E2 5b * 122
284 Ratbag E2 5b * 402
285 Equanimity E7 6c ** 1
286 Tody's Wall HVS 5a *** 4658
287 Todycade E1 5a 47
288 Motorcade E1 5a ** 1013
289 Silver Crack HS 4b * 713
290 Silver Lining E5 5c * 43
291 Silver Traverse HVD 4a * 100
292 Origin of Species E5 6a * 35
293 The Side Winder Sleeps Tonight E3 6b ** 1
294 Bollard Crack VS 4c * 488
295 Georgie Porgie f7A 1
296 Roman Orgy E4 6b * 2
297 Heather Groove
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HS 4b 97
298 Stealing the Misanthrope's Purse HVS 5a 11
299 Rose Apple
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V1 1
300 Snow White
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V0 1
  Three Pebble Slab
302 Soft Option D 600
303 Topomania HS 4a 37
304 Two-sided Triangle HVS 5b * 706
305 Three Pebble Slab HVS 5a *** 4067
306 Four Pebble Slab E3 5c * 457
307 Grey Slab S 4b * 747
308 Nanoq Slab E1 5b 133
  Tody's Playgound
310 Hot Toddy f7A * 61
311 Tree Wall f5 * 297
312 The Eyes f6A ** 179
313 The Eyes Direct f7A * 14
314 Tody's Pocket f4+ ** 412
315 Thin Wall f5+ ** 275
316 Tody Boy f5+ * 271
317 Tody Bear f5 ** 301
318 Tody's Right Arête
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V0 * 50
  Turd Burglar Block
320 Heather in My Face E1 5b 12
321 Turd Burglar E6 6b * 3
322 Oz Bound E9 7a *  
323 Dogs Die in Hot Cars E6 7a * 3
324 The Sound of One Foot Slipping f7A+ * 2
Climb name Grade
325 My Orange f7C+ ** 3
326 Pea Crab Shuffle f7C * 8
327 Jetpack f7A * 41
328 Jetpack (Dyno)
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f7B * 10
329 Scandalous f7B **  
330 Gibsonitus f7B 7
331 The Green 45 f7A * 1
  The Pinnacle
333 Valkyrie HVS 5a *** 1895
334 Valkyrie Direct
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HVS 5b 24
335 Narcissus II E5 6b * 1
336 Pinnacle Traverse f7B ** 13
337 Neon Dust E6 6c * 4
338 Neon Dust Direct f7C+ *  
339 Narcissus E6 6b *** 57
340 Keeping the Ratio High E6 6c ***  
341 Glamourpuss f6C+ 15
342 Oedipus Direct f6B+ * 204
343 Mint 400 Direct f7B+ * 9
344 Oedipus Start f6B *** 194
345 Oedipus Ring Your Mother E4 6b ** 172
346 The Mint 400 E6 6c ** 12
347 Pinnacle Arête E2 5b * 45
348 Birthday E3 6a *  
349 Reverse Disco E2 5c 1
350 Fame at Last HVS 5b 2
351 Chapman's Crack VS 4c * 56
352 Route One VS 5a * 54
353 Pinnacle Face VS 5b * 29
354 My Newt E1 5b  
355 Trewlee Orible VD 6
356 Truly Pathetic HVS 5c 25
357 Cubic Zirconia HVS 5c * 2
358 Diamond Crack HS 4b ** 2101
359 Corner Crack VD 260
  Sickle Buttress
361 Left Broken VS 5a * 62
362 Broken Crack VS 5a ** 1100
363 Sickle Buttress S 4a * 1200
364 Sickle Buttress Direct VS 4c * 1193
365 Sickle Buttress Arête VS 5a 21
366 Performing Flea HVS 5a * 173
367 Flake Climb
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VS 4c 15
368 Tree Survivor E3 6a * 9
369 Sorrallion VD 66
370 Short not Sweet E2 5c 1
371 Congestion Crack HS 4c * 520
  Pinnacle Boulders
373 Stone Age f4 6
374 Baby Bear f4 115
375 Areet (Left) f4+ * 113
376 Areet (Right)
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f5 97
377 Starter Motor f5 * 127
378 Pick Pocket f4 * 198
379 The Northerner f5+ ** 108
380 Teddy f4 183
381 Pooh Bear f4 * 183
382 Bear Poo f3+ 164
383 Rupert Bear f3 102
384 Bare Rupert f3 * 104
385 Where? f3+ 60
386 Flatulence f4+ * 151
387 Air Bear f5 * 269
388 Air Bear Dyno f5+ 7
389 Mini Mantel f4 197
390 Care Bear f5 * 91
391 Mantelicious f6B 88
392 Naughty f5 * 174
393 The Broken Chair f6B * 16
394 Groovy f5+ ** 145
395 Rib Tickler f5 * 146
396 Come Together f4+ * 126
397 Nasal Passage f5+ * 70
398 Ledgeway
-
f5+ 35
399 The Teddy Bear's Picnic f6B ** 25
  Downhill Racer
401 Long John's Left-hand E6 6c *  
402 Long John's Slab E3 5c ** 735
403 Downhill Racer Direct f7A+ * 39
404 Downhill Racer E4 6a *** 314
405 Downhill Racer Start f5+ * 66
406 Uphill Driver E1 5b 11
407 Slab Recess Direct HS 4c * 2460
408 Joe's Arête f6B *** 435
409 Thin Slab f7A+ * 12
410 Mono Seam f6C+ * 50
411 Mono Seam Right-hand f7A * 12
412 Joe's Slab f5+ *** 977
413 Slab Pop f6C * 108
414 Joe's Slab Traverse f7A ** 15
415 Joe's Low Traverse f7B+ ** 3
416 Slab Recess D ** 2250
417 Gamma VD 2139
418 Allen's Slab S 4a ** 2044
419 Polyp Piece E7 6c *  
420 Swing E1 5a 51
421 Trapeze Direct VS 4c * 2790
422 Trapeze VD ** 1942
423 Alpha HVS 5b 41
424 Nursery Slab M 1030
  Great Slab
426 Parting Hare E3 5c * 1
427 Heartless Hare E5 5c ** 226
428 Jugged Hare E6 6a * 22
429 Lonely Heart E9 6c * 1
430 Great Slab E3 5b *** 466
431 Art Brut E7 6b * 1
432 Hairless Heart E5 5c *** 146
433 Artless E5 6b ** 132
434 Hairy Heart E6 6a * 21
435 Artless/Hairless Heart E5 6b *** 4
436 Toy Boy E7 6c *  
437 Synopsis E2 5c ** 409
438 Beta VD 417
439 Spine Chiller E4 5c * 4
440 Spine Chiller Start
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f6B+ ** 17
441 Spinal Crack f5+ * 25
442 Spinal Countdown f6C+ 1
443 Spinal Tap f6C+ ** 27
444 Lankaster Bomber f7C  
445 Chiller Wall
-
f6B * 2
446 Nutty Land E1 5c * 60
447 Flake Gully VD * 337
  Brown's Eliminate
449 Straight and Narrow E3 5c ** 36
450 Brown's Eliminate Direct E3 5c ** 171
451 Armageddon E3 5c * 134
452 Brown's Eliminate E2 5b *** 1425
453 Green Gut HS 4a *** 3379
454 Pedestal Crack HVS 5a ** 1261
455 Slide Show E6 6c *  
456 Slingshot f7C+ ** 5
457 Blind Vision E9 7a **  
458 Chequers Groove f8A * 2
459 Paranoid Android E3 5c 5
460 The Big Crack E2 5b *** 577
461 Hard Cheddar E5 6b * 19
462 Circus E7 6b * 8
463 Stiff Cheese E2 5c * 77
464 Beech Nut E1 5c 100
465 Chequers Crack HVS 5c ** 982
466 Business Lunch f7C * 6
467 Sole Power f7C *** 43
468 Our Soles f7C  
469 Spock's Missing E5 6b * 15
  Chequers Buttress
471 Bacteria Cafeteria E1 5b * 153
472 Chequers Climb VS 4c ** 204
473 Chequers Buttress HVS 5a *** 3275
474 Wok Power E3 6a *  
475 Solomon's Crack VD * 738
476 Solomon's Crack Variation S 4a 155
477 Janker's Crack HS 4b * 725
478 Janker's Groove VS 4c * 496
479 The Whillans Direct f6B+ ** 24
480 Janker's End VS 4c * 222
481 Janker's Ramp HVS 4c * 8
482 The Last Dance S 4b 12
  Traverses
484 The Valkyrie Girdle Traverse HVS 5b  
485 The System (Oread's Girdle) E3 5b  
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