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Valley of the blind. Lion Rock. Cheddar © TimC123

Crag features

Sunshine until mid-afternoon (Pride Evans Cliff is to low down to see the sun in mid-winter). Mostly hard and steep climbing. Mixture of sport and trad.

Collection of small crags on the North side of the gorge near the village. Lion Rock, Pride Evans Cave, and The Remnant.

All feature mostly hard and steep climbing and a mixture of sport and trad.

Approach notes

Climbing is allowed year round on most cliffs on the North side though the access situation is sensitive, due to the high visibility of these crags and the risk of stones being dislodged.

Don't approach The Remnant from the car park directly below - follow the path from Lion Rock.

Avoid Prospect Tier and the bay to its right during summer.

Check online with the BMC regional access database.

Access Advice

The north side of the Gorge is predominantly owned by the National Trust and mapped as Open Access land under the CRoW Act. This gives a right of access for climbers to use these crags and a list of the north side crags where there is year round climbing access is available on the Cheddar Gorge access calendar, which is downloadable for free by clicking here: www.thebmc.co.uk/Download.aspx?id=807. Any north side crags not mentioned in the calendar list can only be accessed from 1st October – 15th March each year. The calendar has the definitive details of access dates for all crags whether on the north or south side, and should be considered required reading for any climber visiting the Gorge, regardless of where you plan to climb.
The latest guide to the Gorge - 'Cheddar Gorge Climbs' (M. Crocker, 2009) – has details of the more popular crags on the north side and definitive details of restored routes on the south side. It is available from The Gorge Outdoors shop in Cheddar village, as well as other climbing and outdoor shops in the area.

Seasonal Restrictions

Reason: Nesting Birds

Dogs should be kept under control on a lead at any crags on the north side of the Gorge.
The National Trust have placed a 5 year moratorium (commencing Nov 2009) on placing new bolts on the N side of the gorge. See the full BMC news item here - www.thebmc.co.uk/News.aspx?id=3427

Note that these climbs also appear under Arch Rock on UKC
James Moyle - 14/Jun/09
Cycled past this today (5th july) and theres been a big rockfall. Seems to have taken out a lot of the right hand side of the wall. Probably safest to leave the entire thing alone untill it gets cleaned up.
remtherockclimber - 05/Jul/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Lion Rock 
2Lion's ShareHVS 4c 1
3Pussy GaloreE4 6b 1
4Human Zoo7c **76
5Lions Pride8a ***9
6Cheddar Death Knell7b+ 37
7Taming of the LionE6 6c ***14
8Circus, Circus7c *52
9Circus Finale7c+ **1
10Shadow Walker8a+ ***30
11Roy Walker connection8a *9
12Lion Sleeps Tonight8a ***42
13The SnarlE4 6b *1
14SimbaE1 5b **63
15Lion in WinterE3 6a *4
16Tonight at Noon
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7c+ 6
17Jah Lion8a 2
18Valley of the Blind7c ***230
19English Cheddar GorgeousE5 6b **1
20Seriously Strong Cheddar
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E6 6b ***3
21ECGE5 6a 2
22LeadbellyVS 4c 8
23Rock Junky7a+ 48
24The ForestVS 4b  
25Not that kind of pussy8a+ ***1
 The Remnant 
27Under SuveillanceHVS 5c  
28Game OverS  
29Fred the ShredE4 6a 2
30No Purchase NecessaryE1 5c 11
31Easy PickingsVS 4b 19
32Immaculate Conception6c+ 73
33Days in the Desert6b+ 172
34NumbskullE1 5b *12
35Das Goot, Yah?6b *245
36My Bones, My Bones, MyE4 6b 1
37Old BonesE5 6a  
38Bristol Weed8a+ 22
39Superskunk8a+  
40The Spiritual Rapist8a+ ** 
41Homegrown8a+ 27
42Drugstore Cowboy8b *3
43The Wrist Business7c+ *71
44Just Say No8a 41
45The Business8a *2
46Left Hand Path8a * 
47Take Care and Control8a+ * 
48Try to RememberE6 6b 14
49Right-Hand Man8a 109
50Buried AliveE5 6b 1
51It's a Kind of Magic7a+ ***367
52SkeletonE2 5c 14
53FossilE3 5c 10
54The Empire Strikes Back8a+ 9
55The Death Star8c *3
56Everyday Lives of Ordinary People7c 136
57Skullduggery7a+ 250
58Spider Down My Vest - Cardiac Arrest!E5 6a 1
59Bouncing Barry7b+ 34
60Bouncing Spy7c *14
61Spy in the Sky7b **162
62Act of Vengance7b+ 23
63Star Wars: The TrilogyE7 6c 1
64The MessageE3 6a  
65A Question of SportHVS 5a  
66AqueousS 1
 Pride Evans Cave 
68Gordon's Big Nose
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6b 49
69Can't Give a Finger6a 63
70Sprechen Ewe Loos
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6b+ 44
71Crèvecoeur
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E3 6a  
72Enemy of the State
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E2 5b 2
73Fallingwater (Left)7c+ *3
74Fallingwater8c *1
75Ultra-Violence7c+ *5
76Jihadi8a *7
77Secret Cabaret7c+ **22
78Jewel in the SunE5 6b ***2
79Jewel of a Son7b+ *45
80Piglet's GrooveVS 4c *3
81Sing a Mean Toon, Kid7b+ **109
82Pyrotechnician (Left)7c+ **23
83Directoonima7c ***28
84Burning Ambition8a 7
85House Burning Down7b+ ***298
86Pride Evans Locker7c *9
87Pyrotechnician8a 2
88Mini Cooper7c+ *2
89Ghetto Bouteille8a ***3
90All About That Bass7c 1
91Sleepless in Minehead7c+ * 
92Baby Got Back7c+ * 
93Rustler6c *142
94Privy PurseHVS 5a 5
95SolsticeHVS 5b/c  
96It's Behind YewHVS 5a  
97Cellar Traverse
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V7 1
 Easter Island 
99Yew Who!
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E3 6a 2
100Parallel CracksM 3
101Goldilock's ZoneE2 5c 35
102HepatitisVS 4b 78
103Silence of the Lamb ChopsE3 5b 11
104What's All This Then?5c *482
105Hot Enough?6a *520
106The One-Armed Man6a 481
107In the Waiting Line4c *415
108Dwain Dibbly6a+ 227
109Take Hart
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E2 6a 29
110Moai6a 141
 The Wave 
112Like a VirginE3 6b 1
113Dead on Arrival6a+ 265
114The Bloodshed Begins6a+ *249
115Ritual Slaughter7a *80
116Millimetre War7c 54
117To-ally Wick-edE1 5b 2
118The Gift6b+ 81
119Billy Crystal6b+ 65
120Crystal Gale7a+ 17
121Grope the Slope6c *45
122Three's Company6b+ 118
123The Minstrel7a+ *130
124Real Runners'E3 5b/c 6
125G Whizz7b+ 22
126Mutant Frenzy Bug6c+ *128
127Toxic Shock6b 404
128Islands in the City7a+ 181
129Greed7b+ 13
130Utility Cock7c+ 9
131Insatiable7b+ *245
132Raw Deal7a **644
133Bursting the Wave8a *25
134Holdloss7c 2
135Slix8a  
136Bee Keeping in a War Zone6c+ 23
137Seven Months Later7c 84
138Ebee G Bees
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E1 5a 5
139Missing on the Somme6c 29
140Split Rambo7b+ 25
141Liquid Crystal8a *43
142A Day Called Zero8a *34
143Sophisticated7a+ *15
144Psycho-Babble6b+ 79
145Hell's a Hard Place7a+  
 The Tsunami 
147Who is the Enigmatic Mystery Climber?6a+ 44
148Three Dark Nights
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6c+ 27
149Joyride7a 167
150Liquid Sky
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7a+ 11
151Les Trois Chevres7a+ 45
152One for the Northern Brats
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7b+ 8
153Sweet Tufa
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8a 16
154Ya-Boo Yorkie!7b+ *21
155Hard Bass Religion
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7c 9
156Gob Blob
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7b 1
157Moonmilk
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7b 5
158Bick Zoomhead
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7b  
159Velcro Wall7b 23
160Velcro Beach7b+ *1
161Dope on a Slope7a+ 28
162On Beachy Head7b 14
163Stoned to Death6a 52
 Secret Solo Bluff 
165Night VisionE6 6a 1
166Hard Lime
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E5 6b 1
167Dangerous Dusk
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E5 6a 1
168Thin Towers
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E4 6b 1
169Above and Beyond the I'm So Pathetic BarrierE1 6a 2
170Secrets of 2002
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E4 6a 1
171No Gear - Oh Dear!
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E3 5c 2
172Secretly Barmy8a  
 Prospect Tier 
174Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am
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VS 5a  
175Hair Cut
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VS 4c 19
176MohicanE1 5b 4
177Gentlemen in Red Trousers'
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E4 6b  
178Short Cut
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S 4a 23
179Surprise CockfagsVS 4c  
180Your Destiny
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E4 6a  
181CentrefoldE1 5b 9
182Charge
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VS 4c 37
183Le soupçonS 4a *4
184Watching the Days Go By
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E4 6a  
185Digit Arete
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E5 6a 2
186Digit Wall
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E2 5b 17
187Pot of Crock
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E4 6a  
188Wild Frontier
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E6 6b 1
189No Fit State
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7a+  
190FartE2 5c 2
191Vic Bond
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E4 6b  
192Maker's NameplateE5 6b 2
193Jon Luke
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E5 6b  
194Rigorous Self Abuse
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E5 6a  
195The WinkE2 5b 12
196The NodE2 5b 6
197Mary JaneVS 4c 31
198Prospect Eliminate
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E4 5c  
199Madcap LaughsVS 4b 22
200Asylum
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HVS 5b 2
201Lonely PrideE4 6b 2
202Sub-Mescalito
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E2 5c  
 Heart Leaf Bluff 
204Forgotten Sacrifices
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HS 77
205Brass Monkey
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HS 4a 113
206Weasel Words
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E4 6b  
207Inter-continental Ballisic Bonzo
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E3 6a 8
208Condensation Canyon
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E4 6a 2
209Funny BoneHVS 5a 41
210HumerusS 112
211RiotsvilleE2 5c 15
212Forward Thinking
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E5 6a 8
213Greg's Little Wall of HorrorsE2 5c 32
214In-between BoobsE5 6a 4
215Readers' WivesE1 5a 3
216LetcherE5 6a 4
217Consenting Adults
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E2 5b 48
218Craitor TraitorE5 6b 3
219Heart Leaf ClimbS 4a 46
220Heart Leaf Direct
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E3 6a 9
221Au Bout de Souffle
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E5 6a  
222Harley StreetE4 5c 3
223Driller Killer, Q'est-ce Que C'est?7c 46
224Fettered Trajectory7b+ 105
225Air to Air Exit7b+ 8
226ConcordeE5 6b 9
227Tumbletot
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E5 6b 1
228La Tour NoireE5 6a 13
229La Tour Noire SuperE6 6b 7
230Dinner DateE1 5b 105
231My Wife's Apple CrumbleE5 6b 2
232Mescalito7c 71
233Rave Party7a+ 57
234Make It Snappy!4c 72
235I Can't Believe It's a Texan5c 92
236I've Lost My Canadian5a 98
237Pregnancy Rocks Boyo!6c 42
238Keep the Home Fires Burning6a 80
239Old Romantics
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E2 5c  
240The Three Bombadiers
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E2 5c  
241Nameless Scoop
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E2 5c  
242Just My Imagination
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E2 5c  
243Once Again
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E2 5c  
244Robertson's JamE4 6a 2
245Lean Burn7b 26
246Me No Stereotype7c 14
247Will Stanton8a+ 18
248The Witch of Wookey8a+  
249Stanton Warriors8b  
250Still Wanton
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7b  
251Gorilla Tactics
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E3 5c  
252Sentinel
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E3 6a  
253Sentinel Direct
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E4 6a  
254Mix a Quick Fix
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7a+ 1
255VanguardE3 6a 6
256Bollocks to Broccoli7b 15
257What Lies Beneath6c+ 18
258Editorial Axe
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E3 6a 1
259Pitchfork RebellionE5 6b/c 1
260Gubia7b+ **51
261Rainy Day - Dream Away
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E5 6b  
262In from the Storm
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E4 6b  
263Bikini Amber7a+ 45
264A Day for FeetE2 6a 10
265Look Around to See What to Look Up forE3 6a 3
266No Grappling; No Ska6a 13
267The Great Dane and Other Tall Tales
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S  
268Micawberism
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HVS 5a  
269Cyclists Advised to Walk
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E2 5c  
270Avalon
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VS 4c  
271Sell Your Soul
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E1 5a  
272So This is Christmas
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HS 5a  
273Another Year Over
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S 5a  
274Mare's Nest
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VD 3
275The Grail
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E2 5c  
276Can-Can
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VB  
277Danemark
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HVS 5a 1
278Groundrush
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E4 6a  
279Assassin!
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E6 6b 1
280Thriller
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E3 5c 2
281Psycho
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E1 5b 2
282Kay
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VS 4c  
283Slow Return
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E2 5b  
284First a Fence
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E6 6b 1
285Dead Stop
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E5 6a/b  
286Poisoned Ivy
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E4 5c 1
287Free Fall
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E2 5b  
288The Dimming of the Day
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E2 5c 1
289Peg Leg Crack
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HS 4a 3
290Mon Dieu
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E3 5c  
291Zut Alors!
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VS 4c  
292Elizabeth Route
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D 9
293North-West Arete
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E3 6a  
294Original Route
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D 6
295Mariette Route
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VD 16
296A Slice at the Wife
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E1 5b  
297Emily's Dog
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VS 4b 2
298Burial Route
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D 11
 The Narrows 
300I Got One!5c 185
301Sound Your Horn7a+ 64
302Where The Sun Don't Shine6b 196
303Keep it in the Family6a+ 205
304Maiden Flight6b+ *130
305Hill 625a 243
306White Smoke4a 320
307That Hollow Feeling6a+ *57
308Like Father Like Son5a *422
309Drukpa Dzong4c 231
310Totally Elched6b 140
311Spoon Jar Jar Spoon6a *324
312Rush Hour
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6a 49
313Fez
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6a 183
 Arch Rock 
315Three Pounds Per Tonne4a 455
316Oh Pretty Woman!5c 372
317Lapse In Taste5c 406
318Mr Ripple
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6a *534
319Big Budget Productions
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6a *441
320Waiting for Gordito
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E1 5b 19
321Room With A View
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6a+ *405
322Lady Cassidy6a+ *299
323Galena Colada
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6c *231
324Get Kimitri!E5 6a *13
325No Time to Lose6b *217
326No Time at All
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E5 6a 2
327Snug as a Slug on a Jug7a+ 93
328Screwballed!7a *333
329Keystone Cop-OutE4 5c 5
330Playboys7b+ *158
331All Hands to the Pump7b *297
332Stone Town
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6b+ *360
333Off the Wall6b *574
334Breezes6c 139
335Cascara Crack
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S 4a 104
336Hug the Jug
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5a 585
337Don't Fear the Bleater
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5c 601
338Un-named Severe, Arch RockS 5
339As Happy as a Slug in Slime
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E4 5c 12
340Cross-Town Traffic6c 7
 Stepped Wall 
342Mokee Dugway Backway6c 94
343Chilli Cheesedog
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6a 421
344Streamline
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E1 5b 24
345Where the Hell Is Hanksville6c *134
346No Saanich in Salsa
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6a+ 89
347Stepped Wall
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VD 239
348MatanuskaVS 4c 141
349Little HopperVS 4b *226
350Always Tomorrow7b *31
351Tomorrow Never DiesE4 6b 2
352Odds against TomorrowE5 6a *4
353Cryogenics7a+ **124
354Bluepoint7a+ *95
355Bullsblood6c+ *51
356Decimation
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7a+ 82
357Subcutaneous Tissue
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E2 5a 4
358Little M
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6b 221
359Stepping Back6c *192
360Roamertherapy
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E2 5b 4
361What5a 144
362Problem A
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V0 *18
363Problem B
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V0+ *19
364Problem C
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V1 *12
365Problem D
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V0+ *17
366Problem E
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V0+ *17
 Overshoot Wall 
368Whose Line Is It Anyway?7a *277
369Airborne Attack6b+ *279
370Arcadia5a 519
371LuciferaVD 195
372Mojave Dust6a 410
373Busking for bolts4c 497
374Think Again
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4a 418
375EastenderHVS 5a *95
376Comfortably Numb7a+ 54
377The Heavy Brigade
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6b 229
378Berlin Wall
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6a+ 230
379Groove Armada6a *371
380The Only Fear Is a Flat Planet
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6a+ *272
381There's Always An Angle
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5c 296
382Hairline
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E1 5c 1
383Absolutely Amazing Climb IIE2 6a 1
384The Unrelenting Wit of David TurnbullE4 6b 3
385Death of Fridays
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6a+ 22
386problem FV3 16
387Problem GV2 13
388Problem HV2 *4
389Prospect GullyD 1
390Peregrines PicnicE1 5b 1
391Nails vellardVS 4c 1
392Thanks For A Lovely Girdle6b 4
393Leader of the pack7c 1

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