Climbs 234
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 235m a.s.l
Faces W

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Rothley © benji

Crag features

A superb bouldering location. The routes, other than Rothley Crack, are poorly protected (if at all).

Approach notes

On the Scots Gap - Rothbury road, about 2km north of Scots Gap. the road passes the crag. Park either at the small layby at the southern end of the crag or in the large layby at the crossroads further north. DO NOT park on the roadside by the crag.

Agree with the previous poster 100%. Also some the odd grading anomally (it is the County after all) in places and forget the 'limited parking in a shallow layby' at the far end it's asking to get your car clipped. Be wary of the boggy ground on the standard approach, otherwise enjoy!
pebblespanker - 26/Jun/15
Guide book is spot on about two things; the bracken and the landings. In summer this has shoulder high bracken growing next to a lot of the problems so would be more of a winter venue. Also like Shaftoe it seems people only climb on a few areas so most of the place is very dirty and needs more traffic. With that in mind think about taking a soft brush.
pigeonjim - 26/Aug/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Twilight Boulders
2 The Crimper
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f6A 2
3 Suitable for Vegetarians
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f6B 2
  Upper Boulder
5 Twilight Boulder Top
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f5 4
6 Twilight Boulder Break
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f5+ 6
7 Winds Light to Variable * V2  
  Pear Drop
9 Pear Drop Over
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f6A 3
10 Pear Drop Under
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f4+ 4
  The Roof
12 Roof Crack
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f6A 4
13 Roof Variant
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f6A 2
14 Roof Highball
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f6A 4
15 Roof Sidewall
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f6A 3
  Small Block
17 Warm Up
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f4+ 11
  Split Lips Block
19 Cave Problem
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f5+ 2
20 Torn
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f5 4
21 Lips Traverse
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f6B 2
22 Split Lips
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f6A 2
23 The Dreaded Battered Pudding Hurler of Bexhill on Sea * V4+  
  Born on the Tyne Block
25 Tyne Block Problem 16 f5 2
26 Tyne Block Problem 17 f5+ 2
27 Born on the Tyne
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f7A 2
28 Tyne Block Problem 19 VB 4
29 Tyne Block Problem 20
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f5 9
30 Yorkshire 6A
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f5+ 12
  Yorkshire 8A Block
32 Yorkshire 8A f7A *** 15
33 Yorkshire 8A+
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f7A+ 2
34 Yorkshire Roof
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f6B 4
35 Yorkshire Groove
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f6A 8
36 In The Corner
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f7A 12
37 Northern Buns
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f5 19
38 Highland Rolls
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f5+ 19
  Upper Blocks
40 Golden Days
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f6A 3
41 Last Rays
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f6A 5
42 Scooped Wall
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f6A 29
43 Andrew's Arete
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f6B 11
44 Another Arete
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f6A 5
45 Zig Zag
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f6A 22
  The Face
47 Stone Faced
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f4 31
48 Carved in Stone
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f4 30
49 The Gaze
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f4 32
  The Faint Crease
51 The Faint Crease
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f5+ 7
52 Faint Crease Arete
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f4 17
53 Mantel Starter
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f4 10
  The Rising
55 The Rising
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f5+ 6
  The Nose
57 The Nubian
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f7A 7
58 Offactory Epithelium
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f4+ 6
  The South wall
60 Southern Cross
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f6A 8
61 Southern Softie
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f5+ 8
62 South Sea Bubble
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f6A 7
63 Crux
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f5+ 12
  Arch Boulder
65 Arch Boulder
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f6A 2
  Flat Pan Boulder
67 Flat Pan Traverse
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f6B 1
68 Flat Pan Roof LH
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f6B 2
69 Flat Pan Roof RH
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f6A 2
  Aretes Area
71 Amphetamine
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f6B 69
72 Sloper Traverse
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f6B 29
73 Locomotive Breath
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f6B 22
74 Hanging Arete
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f6A 108
75 Hanging Arete Variation f4 44
76 Sitting Arete
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f6C+ 27
77 Faint Edge
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f6B 42
78 Faint Edge Sit Start f6B+ 11
79 The Groove f4 75
80 The Rounded Arete
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f6A 75
81 Thin Edge Wall
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f6A 25
82 Stepped Wall
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f5+ 20
83 The Short Wall
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f5+ 29
84 Steady Eddie
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f6A 4
85 Low Level Traverse
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f6C 2
  Warm-up wall
87 Warm Up Wall Traverse
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f5+ 43
88 Warm Up!
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f6B 34
89 Little naughty * f5 1
  Pockets Wall
91 Pocket's Wall
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f6A 106
92 The Crack
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f4 78
93 The Crack SS
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f4+ 60
Climb name Grade
94 Reclaimed (Standing Start) f5 28
95 Reclaimed SS f7A 39
96 Disclaimer
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f7A+ 4
97 South Wall
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f5+ 16
98 Slopers Traverse f5+ 35
99 More Sloper Action
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f6A 6
100 Pockets Wall Traverse
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f6A 12
  Main Crag
102 East Wall Traverse
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f6A 4
103 Shades of Green
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VS 4b 19
104 After the Blast
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E1 5c 4
105 Syzygy E6 6b **  
106 Water Torture E5 6a  
107 Volante E7 6b  
108 Master Blaster ArĂȘte
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E7 6c ** 7
109 Master Blaster
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E5 6a ** 31
110 Actioning Nothing E5 6b ** 2
111 Masterstroke
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E4 6b 4
112 Masterclass
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E7 6c *** 3
113 The Taste of Someone Else E6 6b * 6
114 Rothley Crack VS 5a *** 118
115 Muscular Eruption
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E3 5c * 7
116 The Cattleburners
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E4 6a 1
117 Dogburner
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E4 5c * 3
118 Deerkiller
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E3 5b 18
119 The Fort
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E2 5b 11
120 Walton's Wall VS 5a * 38
121 Spirit
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VS 4c 24
122 Low Spirit
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f6A 12
123 For Your Eyes Only
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VS 4c 12
124 AB's Problem
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f7A 6
125 Long Reach
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f6C+ 18
126 Sally
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S 11
127 Viper Crack E2 6a 1
128 Longland's Traverse
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VS 4c 7
129 The String Robberies * VE  
130 The Mountain Eaters * VE  
  Noel's Block
132 The Inspector
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f5+ 6
133 Noel's Arete
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f6B 1
134 Nails
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f6A 4
  A&A's Boulder
136 A&A Traverse
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f6A 8
137 A&A Boulder Variation
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f6B 2
  Doom and Gloom Area
139 Gloom
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f7A 9
140 Into the Light
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f6A 2
141 Doom
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f6A 2
142 Out of the Dark
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f5 3
143 Death or Glory
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f6B 1
144 Problem 16 f4+ 3
145 Problem 17 f4+ 3
146 Problem 18 f5 2
  The Lower Buttress
148 Brave Face f5+ 3
149 Victim of Despair f4+ 2
150 Early Days
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f4+ 3
151 The Right Side
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f4+ 2
152 Lower Buttress Traverse
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f5 1
  Triple Buttress Area
154 Dwarf's Delight
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f5+ 4
155 Hands Free
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f4+ 4
156 The Beehive
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f5+ 6
157 Triple Buttress f6A ** 7
158 Triple Buttress 2 f4+ 5
159 Triple Buttress 3 f5 5
160 Troys Mantel
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f6A 2
161 Burning Hot
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f6B 2
162 Slow Burn
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f6A 2
163 Ray Traverse
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f6C 1
164 Skin and Bones f7A+ ** 1
  The Black Hole
166 Frozen Star
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f5+ 5
167 Oblivion
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f6A 8
168 Escape Velocity
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f5 5
169 The Black Hole
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f6B 4
  John's Wall
171 The Missing Link
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f6A+ 2
172 Variation Finish One
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f6B 3
173 Variation Finish Two
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f6B 1
174 Up Pockets
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f6A 15
175 No Pockets
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f6A 22
176 Well Hard Problem
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f7A+ 13
  No Mans Land
178 Workie Ticket
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f6C 1
179 Out of Work
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f5 4
180 CB's Problem
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f7A 3
181 Radgey Gadgey
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f6B 1
182 Work Less
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f5+ 8
183 The Evils of Bushy Spon * V2  
  Bracken Spectre
185 Bracken Spectre
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f6A 3
186 Spectacled Hen
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f4 6
Climb name Grade
187 Roadside Attraction
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f6A 1
  Open Book Corner
189 Blind Crack
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f6A 1
190 Open Book
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f6A 2
191 The Rib
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f6A 1
192 The Traverse
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f6A 1
193 The Man Who Never Was * V2  
  Karin's Krimpers
195 Upper Traverse
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f6B 1
196 Lower Traverse
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f6A 1
197 Combined Traverse
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f5+ 1
  Hidden Block
199 Hidden Block
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f6A 1
200 The Fear of Wages * V7  
201 Neds Atomic Dustbin * V2  
  Caveman Block
203 Captain Caveman
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f6A 1
204 The Teen Angels
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f6A 3
  The Big Slab
206 The Niche
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f6A 3
207 The Rent Collectors * V2  
  The Pinnacle
209 Xiphoid
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f5 1
210 Gnomon
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f5 1
  Upper Boulder
212 Left Wall
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f4+ 5
213 Arete
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f6A 4
214 Left Crack
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f6A 2
215 Right Crack
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f6A 3
  Tarzan Buttress
217 Sideline
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S 4
218 Swing Time
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E3 5c 1
219 Tarzan Going Ape E4 6a 1
220 Jane Lies Agape
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E3 5c 1
221 Battle with Thunder S 4b 11
222 Flies S 4b 13
223 Mystique VS 4c 8
224 On the Edge of Insanity
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E1 5c 4
  Evening Wall Left-hand
226 False Impression
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f5 2
227 Rothley Runnel
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f5+ 3
228 Mr Smooth
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f6B 1
229 In The Groove
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f5 2
230 On the Edge
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f4+ 2
231 The Wall
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f5+ 2
232 The Layaway
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f5 2
233 The Scoop
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f5+ 2
234 The Phoenix f4+ 6
235 Unfinished Business
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f5+ 6
  Evening Wall Right-hand
237 Monomania
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f6A 1
238 The Gauntlet
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f6A 4
239 Tears on the Ballroom Floor
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f6B 5
240 Pebble Wall
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f6A 2
241 Tufa f5+ 23
242 Familiar Touch f4 12
243 End Wall
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f4 6
244 Evening Wall Traverse
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f6A 3
  Squashed Maggot Block
246 Squashed Maggot
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f6B 1
247 Live Bait
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f6A 1
  Roadside Boulders Left-hand
249 Road Rage
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f5+ 4
250 Klassic
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f6A 3
251 Route 66
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f7A 8
252 Highway 69
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f6B 3
253 JD
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f6A 2
  Conglomerate Boulders
255 Undercut Slab
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f6B 2
256 Conglomerate Arete
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f5 4
257 The Pudding Stone
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f6A 2
258 Conglomerate Traverse
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f5+ 2
  Roadside Boulders Right-hand
260 Scary Arete One
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f5 3
261 White Line Fever
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f6A ** 3
262 Scary Arete Two
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f5 3
263 Raod Rage
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f6A 3
264 Speed Hump
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f5+ 12
265 Under Steer
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f5 13
266 Over React
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f4+ 12
267 Hard Shoulder
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f6A 9
268 Easy Arete
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f4 20
269 Not a Stone Unbrushed
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f5 3
270 Napoleons Piano * V2  
  Original Wall Area
272 Once
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f6A 2
273 Twice
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f6A 2
274 The Last Great Adventure
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f5+ 2
275 Original
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f5+ 12
276 First Last and Always
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f6A 7
277 The Flea * V2  
278 1985 * V2  
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