Climbs 321
Rocktype Dolerite

Faces SW

Neist © colinthrelfall

Crag features

Atmospheric setting at Neist Point.
Excellent sea cliff climbing. Good choice if the Cuillin is shrouded in mist, or in it's own right - its many sheltered pockets and outcrops can save the day.

Must Do:
Supercharger E2 5c

Please bear with this crag page - new moderator has just taken over and is in the process of sorting the log :)

 

Approach notes

Lower cliffs are Tidal
Abseil descent for some routes.
Financial sector - belay stakes needed for grass top out and abseil descent no longer present (Apr 2017) so in the meantime, take your own!

Just got Scottish Rock North volume 2 as i am going to Skye next week. My advice - DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK UNLESS YOU CLIMB AT A HIGHER GRADE its useless for climbs below E1, would be nice if it was addrtised this way ! I know it says 'selected climbs' but it seems a little sparse
Ahogg16 - 28/Apr/14
Apologies for the state of this site. I have just taken over as moderator, and will attempt to sort the problems highlighted by Ian asap. :)
gfoster - 13/Aug/12
Natural Look is Severe no Moderate.
cathsullivan - 06/Jul/11
beware of the massive rock fall at Destitution point.
Ben.W - 27/Sep/10
Gary Latter book comprehensive and WRONG ;) Beware. Awesome climbing on the Financial Sector and Poverty Point.
Fiend - 26/Sep/10
Great climbing in the lower grades at Poverty Point and Destitution Point. Very scenic with immaculate rock. Giro E2 5c at Destitution is amazing. Garry Latter book very comprehensive.
bnewman - 10/Aug/10
I seen the boys at work on the sport line. Man it looks the bizz.
Langreach - 12/May/10
This site is a mess. No buttresses listed and nothing in order. I just corrected 4 spelling mistakes. The Pedantic PP
Ian Jones - 04/May/10
The 'new climb' photo appears to be have been named Gloominous from the SC description, but it was not a FA, so the name may change http://routes.scottishclimbs.com/viewcrag.php?area=4&crag=125
morphus - 30/Jul/07
http://wiki.scottishclimbs.com/wiki/Neist_Point Shows the routes weve added so far
Lancs Lad - 26/Jun/06
Nicola and I have added four short routes to the first bit of rock on the right as you head down the steps. There good for a warm up on the way down to the longer sea wall routes. Take care as some of the rock is loose. Theres no toilets etc at Neist and the lighthouse is a private B and B, so best to not annoy people here. The grassy area before the Lighthouse would make a nice area for kids to play on, also walks on clifftop look worthwhile for views. Its an ok family venue apart from lack of facilities. Ive a photo top of the 4 new routes if any gets out there, comments on the new routes welcome
Lancs Lad - 19/Jun/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Upper Cliffs
2 Comrades in Arms
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E3 6a  
3 Them Boyd Creatures E4 6a  
  Green Lady Area
5 The Green Lady Original Route HS ** 29
6 South-East Start
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HS 1
7 South Edge Direct Start VS 4b ** 39
8 South Crack
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S 4b * 17
9 Old Goat S 4a 8
10 Red Neck
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E1 5b 2
11 Blunt End
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E1 5b 4
12 Minnie the Minch
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VS 5a 9
13 Billionaire
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HVS 5b *  
14 Right-Hand Man
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VS 4c  
15 Thousand Island
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VS 4c ** 1
16 Two-and-Eight Crack
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HVS 5a *  
17 Snicketboy S 4a 5
18 CWAIN
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HVS 5a *  
19 CWAIN variation finish
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VS 5a  
20 Hollow Horn
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E1 5b  
21 Green Garter
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HVS 5a  
22 New Order
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E1 5c 1
23 The Sleeper
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VS 5a ** 1
24 Truck-Driving Man
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VS 4b *  
  Seagulls Area
26 Double Exposure
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E3 5c **  
27 Potato Picker Fingers
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E1 5b  
28 No Way Out
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E1 5b 1
29 Seagulls
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VS 4c 2
30 Myopic
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E2 5c *  
31 Panorama
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E2 5c **  
32 Primeline
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E2 5b **  
33 Temptation
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E1 5b * 1
34 Robert the Bruce
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S 4b 1
35 Pi
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E1 5a *  
36 Central Line
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HVS *  
37 Gentleman's Groove
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E1 5b *** 7
38 Gentleman's Groove Original Start
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VS 5a **  
39 Gentleman's Groove Tangent
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VS 4c  
40 Gruinard Mutant
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E1 5b *  
41 Goosey Gander HVS 5a * 3
42 Monkey Hanger
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E1 5b ** 1
43 Route With a View
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E3 6a ***  
  Shimmering Area
45 Clothes Line Saga
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E1 5b *  
46 Po' Boy
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VD ** 6
47 Hoot Owl
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VS 4c  
48 Red Rooster
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VS 4b  
49 Tradesman
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VD  
50 Nicked
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S 4a  
51 Afterwork Adrenaline
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E5 6a **  
52 Shimmering
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E1 5b **  
53 Deep Blue
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E2 5c **  
54 It's Not Made of Wheat E3 5c 1
55 Shining Path
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E3 5c **  
56 Mrs Bong
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E1 5b ** 2
57 Nuremberg
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HVS  
58 Doppelganger
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HS 4b  
59 Two Faced
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HVS  
  Tower Gully Area
61 Sambalambanana
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E1 5b ** 4
62 Blockbuster
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HVS 5a **  
63 Bad Dream
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E3 5b, 5c *** 6
64 Maggots
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E1  
65 Choirboy
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VS *  
66 Worm's Eye View
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HVS 5a * 1
  Financial Sector
68 Strictly From Commercial
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E2 5c *  
69 Waterfront E2 5c * 3
70 Robbo's Truss Fund
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S  
71 Inland Revenue
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HVS 5a  
72 Loom of the Land
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E1 5b * 1
73 Red Currantcy E1 5a  
74 Earthbound HVS 5a ** 39
75 Ronnie Biggs E2 5n/c *  
76 The Mistake HVD xs  
77 Terminal Bonus
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HVS 5a ** 56
78 The Banks Of Lochcarron VS 4c * 27
79 Days of Gold E1 5a 1
80 Midas Touch VS 4c ** 73
81 Black Scholes HVS 5a * 1
82 Andy's Flake VS 4c * 2
83 Insider Dealing
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HVS 5a ** 101
84 Inside Out E1 5b 3
85 Shocks and Stares
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VS 4b ** 141
86 Redd Sales VS 4c * 10
87 Homer's Door VS 4c 2
88 Robbin the Register
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E1 5b  
89 Sub-Prime S 4b 1
90 Liquidity Stake E1 5c *  
91 Chics For Free HVS 5b * 2
92 Bridging Interest HVS 5a ** 123
93 Security Risk
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E1 5b *** 89
94 Powerbroker
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E1 5b *** 44
95 All The Small Things E5 6b *** 5
96 All the Small Things (Direct Start) E4 6b * 1
97 Venture Capital
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E1 5b *** 120
98 A Fistful of Dollarite
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E1 5b ** 29
99 Neist Egg
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E1 5b * 5
100 Balance Sheet
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HVS 5a  
101 Chicken Feed
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E1 5b  
102 B.C.C.I.
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E2 5b/c ** 1
103 Fat Cats E2 5c ** 12
104 Gammy's Purse
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E2 5c 2
105 Gammy's Purse - Direct Start
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E3 6a  
106 Gammy's Purse - The Lottery Live Start
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E1 5b  
107 Piggy Bank
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E3 5c *** 39
108 Hurricane Hideaway E1 5b *** 57
109 Gampy's Wallet E2 5c 2
110 Wall Street E2 5c *** 55
111 Pinnacle South VS 4b * 4
112 Pinnacle South - Treading the Boards Finish
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E1 5a ** 1
113 Springboard
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E2 5b *  
114 Charlie Potatoes
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E2 5b *  
115 Have a Nice Day E3 6a ** 4
116 Wish You Were Here E2 5b *** 39
117 Bit-Coiner E3 5c ***  
118 Brass Monkeys
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E1 *  
119 Bingo Wings E3 5c ***  
  Gritstone Reminiscence Bay
121 Braveheart E5 6a *** 1
122 Daylight Robbery E3 5c ***  
123 The Glove
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E1  
124 Seven Days E4 6a *** 1
125 Gritstone Reminiscence HVS 5a *  
126 Recount
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HVS 5a  
127 The Groat
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VS 4b  
128 Veggie Rap
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VS 4b  
129 Doe
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HVS 4c  
130 Clippings
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HVS 4b/c *  
131 Nothing Special
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HVS 4c  
132 Scuttler
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E1 5b *  
133 Jifler
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E2 5b *  
134 Fat Controller
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E2 5c  
  Mimic Bay
136 Mimic
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E1 5b *  
137 Wok Warrior
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E1 5b *  
138 Relapse
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HVS 5a  
139 Remission
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E2 5b *  
140 Rebif
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HVS 5a  
141 Bridegroom
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E1  
142 Neist Police
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S  
143 Temgesic
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E1 5b  
144 Martha
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VS 4c *  
145 Mind The Gap
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VS 4b  
  Orange Spike Area
147 Klomp VS 5a  
148 The Mother Planet E1 5b * 2
149 Charon HVS 5a * 2
150 Flake Route HVS 5a  
151 Snorter HVS 5a ** 4
152 Snort E1 5b ** 1
153 Karen VS 4c * 2
154 Abrakebabra E1 5a  
155 Morty Vicar E2 5b *  
156 Hanging Groove VS 4c  
157 Zugzwang E1 5b  
158 Cracked HS 4b * 6
159 Foul Play HS  
  Stone Wall Buttress
  Sea-Cliffs
  Destitution Point
163 Yellow Crack VS 4c 7
164 Leftovers HVS 4c * 4
165 Haggis VS 4b * 40
166 Neeps VS 5a * 41
167 Wee Dram VS 5a * 23
168 Tatties S 4a 44
169 Alien Territory
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E2 5c ** 4
170 Steaming Entrails
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VD * 33
171 Pennywhistle S 4c * 7
172 Long Way Home S 4b *** 9
173 Black Chimney D 5
174 Neaster's Crack E1 5b * 7
175 True Colours E3 5c *** 4
176 Man of Straw VS 4c * 26
177 Come Around to My Way of Thinking E1 5b ** 10
178 Squeenius
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HVS 5a ** 1
179 Coitus Reservatus
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S 4a 1
  Poverty Point
181 Italian Job E1 5b ** 1
182 Slot Machine E2 5b/c *  
183 Any Spare Change? S 4a ** 12
184 Chugger's Elbow VD 4a 4
185 Thrift is a Virtue S 4a * 2
186 Broken Wing D 6
187 Fool's Gold
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HS 4b * 9
188 Homer HVS 5a ** 9
189 Giro Day E2 5c *** 12
190 superlager for Breakfast
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VS 4b * 13
191 Lighter Fuel E1 5b * 1
192 Recovery Day E1 5b ** 14
193 At the Whelks HVS 5a * 8
194 Aqualung E2 5b * 5
195 Fight Club E3 6a *** 4
196 American Vampire E4 6a ***  
197 Michelangelo Buonarotti E1 5b ** 6
198 The Man from Ankle E3 6a *** 1
199 Golden Shower E3 5c *** 3
200 Stonewall E4 6a ***  
201 The Stag E3 6a ** 1
  Euro Zone
203 Optimum Snore Time E1 5b ***  
204 Billy Basko HVS 5b ***  
  Portrait Area
206 Portrait Gully S  
207 Portrait Pillar HVS 4c **  
208 Dog Violet VS 4b * 2
209 Dog House S  
210 Skyelarking VS  
211 Dogleg VD  
212 Dry Escape VD *  
213 Dog Rose HVS 5a *  
  Dog's Head Wall
215 Stop Start VS 4c *  
216 Another Yellow Flake S 4a ** 2
217 Barnacle Soles HS 4b ** 2
218 Rope Retiral VS 4b * 2
219 Nest Crack VS 4c *  
  The Seafront
221 Sore Phalanges E2 5c ***  
  The Ramps
223 Patricia HVS 5a * 2
224 The Slammer VS 4b ** 2
  Yellow Walls
  Little California
  An T-Aigeach
228 Death pirate
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E6 6b *** 2
229 Supercharger
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E2 5c ** 46
  Bay One
231 Cool Breeze E4 6a ***  
232 Hot Blast E3 5c ***  
  Bay Two
234 Freeze Dried E2 5c **  
235 Cold Comfort Corner E1 5b  
236 Golden Mile E3 5c **  
237 Frigid Air E1 5b  
  Bay Three
239 Two Step HS 4b * 3
240 Sunken Howker E2 5c ** 2
241 Agfa HVS 5b *  
242 Trilobite Groove HVS 5a  
243 The Ratagan Strangler VS 4c  
244 Tinderbox
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HVS 5a * 7
245 Side Step VS 4c ** 11
246 Luscious HS 4b * 5
247 Disturbing the Wildlife HVS 5a * 1
248 Solar Furnace VS 4b * 6
249 Tourist Attraction HVS 5a/b ** 1
250 Cameras Clicking S 2
251 Camera Obscura VS 4c  
252 Ice Diamond E1 5b  
253 Wind and Wuthering HVS 5a ** 4
254 Cold Turkey HVS 5a **  
255 The Murray Mint
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E3 6a * 1
256 Grooveless Bodily Harm
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E4 6a *** 1
257 The Cruiser E1 5b  
258 Fisherman's Friend
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HVS 5a *  
  Bay Four
260 Fat Man's Folly
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HVS 5a *  
261 Sealy Dan
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HVS 5a * 1
262 Starfish Enterprise
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E4 6b ***  
263 Jellyfish Roll
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E2 5c ** 1
264 Sea Enemy
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E1 5b **  
  Cumhann Geodha
266 End of The Era VS 4b *  
267 Headless Chicking HVS 5a ** 1
268 G & T Shocker HVS 5a *  
269 Curry Island E1 5a * 1
270 Low Potential
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VS  
271 The Old Warden
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HVS 5a * 2
272 Quite Fatigued
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HVS 5b *  
273 The Old Hex
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HVS 5a *  
274 Before The Deluge
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HS 4b * 4
275 Quantum Tunnelling
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HVS 3
276 Bagpipe Deadline
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S  
277 Bagpipe Deadline - Left-Hand Finish
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S  
278 Silent Witness
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HVS 5a  
279 Clam Dredger
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VS 4b  
280 Coelenterate Corner
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HVS 5a *  
  Gardyloo Wall
282 Gloom HVS 5a *  
283 Black Death VS 4c **  
284 Bob's First Whale S * 2
  Conductor Cove
286 Pin-kick VD 5
287 Razorbill Arete VS 5b  
288 5c Wall VS 5c  
289 S-A-V Crack HS 4b 6
290 Ruby Groove
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VS 4c 10
291 Desmond The Slapper E1 5b  
292 Dulux Corner HS 4b 40
293 Gannet Crack
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S 4a 46
294 Vidal Sassoon E3 6a 1
295 Natural look
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S 4a 32
296 Lottery Winner E1 5c *  
297 Flash Dance
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VS 4b 8
298 The Umpire Strikes Back VS 5a * 10
299 Lucky Strike
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S 4a 27
300 Lightning Corner HVS 5a ** 13
301 The Ugly Groove Movement E2  
302 A Mouthful of Grass HVS 5a 1
  Lighthouse Walls
304 All Quiet in the Western Front E1 5b ** 2
305 How the West was Won HVS 5a ** 2
  Foghorn Cove
307 Horny Corner VS 4c * 1
308 Rising Tide VS 4b *  
309 Hypertension E1 5c s0 ** 3
310 Dead Giveaway E3 5c s0 ** 1
311 Diaper Mention E1 5b s0 ** 1
312 Fluid Dynamics E5 6b s0 ** 1
313 Toxic Chemistry E3 5c s0 * 1
314 Upgroove HVS 5a s1 ** 3
315 Down Crack HS 4b * 1
  Facial Sector
317 Kerplunk Face D 2
318 Bum Face S 4b ** 6
319 Pie Face M * 2
320 Hard Faced, Softened VD 4b 4
  South of the Steps
  Sonamara Area
323 Juniper Rib S 4a 55
324 Call International Sheep Rescue HS 4b 18
325 Tailgate Substitute E1 5b * 2
326 Prog VD 28
327 Jessava VS 4c 14
328 Awful Wedded Wife E1 5a 7
329 Red Herron HVS 5b * 3
330 Baywatch VS 4c ** 129
331 Curtains HS 4b 20
332 Alias HS 4b 6
333 Hummer
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D 21
334 Trailer Park - Twin cracks finish S 4a * 24
335 Sonamara VS 4c * 158
336 Pegboy E1 5b 8
337 Creature Comforts HS 4c 8
338 Leaf Taker VD 26
339 Transitive Nightfall Of Diamonds
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VS 4b * 59
340 Keeping the BOFs Happy VD * 37
341 Don't leave your dad in the rain
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S 4b * 51
342 Skulldiggery S 4a 2
  The Narrow Buttress
  The Fin
345 Heavenly's Pleasure E5 6b *** 1
346 The Furry Horse E1  
347 California Dreaming E1 5b ***  
348 Breakfast in America E3 6a **  
349 Sheep Tick E1 5b  
350 Conductor's Arete VD 2
351 Down VS 4c *  
352 Tedi Bear's Picnic VD * 1
353 Surface Meniscus E2 5b **  
354 Up HVS 5a * 2
355 Fat Boy Traverse HVS 5c ** 1
356 Birdsong E3 5c *** 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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