Climbs 220
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 235m a.s.l
Faces W

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+ 4
  Pear Drop
8 Pear Drop Over
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f6A 3
9 Pear Drop Under
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f4+ 4
  The Roof
11 Roof Crack
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f6A 4
12 Roof Variant
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f6A 2
13 Roof Highball
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f6A 4
14 Roof Sidewall
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f6A 2
  Small Block
16 Warm Up
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f4+ 9
  Split Lips Block
18 Cave Problem
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f5+ 2
19 Torn
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f5 3
20 Lips Traverse
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f6B 2
21 Split Lips
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f6A 2
  Born on the Tyne Block
23 Tyne Block Problem 16 f5 3
24 Tyne Block Problem 17 f5+ 2
25 Born on the Tyne
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f7A 3
26 Tyne Block Problem 19 VB 3
27 Tyne Block Problem 20
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f5 7
28 Yorkshire 6A
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f5+ 12
  Yorkshire 8A Block
30 Yorkshire 8A f7A *** 17
31 Yorkshire 8A+
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f7A+ 2
32 Yorkshire Roof
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f6B 4
33 Yorkshire Groove
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f6A 5
34 In The Corner
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f7A 11
35 Northern Buns
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f5 16
36 Highland Rolls
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f5+ 16
  Upper Blocks
38 Golden Days
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f6A 2
39 Last Rays
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f6A 3
40 Scooped Wall
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f6A 18
41 Andrew's Arete
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f6B 6
42 Another Arete
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f6A 5
43 Zig Zag
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f6A 14
  The Face
45 Stone Faced
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f4 23
46 Carved in Stone
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f4 23
47 The Gaze
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f4 26
  The Faint Crease
49 The Faint Crease
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f5+ 6
50 Faint Crease Arete
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f4 16
51 Mantel Starter
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f4 10
  The Rising
53 The Rising
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f5+ 6
  The Nose
55 The Nubian
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f7A 7
56 Offactory Epithelium
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f4+ 5
  The South wall
58 Southern Cross
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f6A 7
59 Southern Softie
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f5+ 6
60 South Sea Bubble
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f6A 5
61 Crux
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f5+ 10
  Arch Boulder
63 Arch Boulder
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f6A 2
  Flat Pan Boulder
65 Flat Pan Traverse
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f6B 1
66 Flat Pan Roof LH
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f6B 2
67 Flat Pan Roof RH
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f6A 2
  Aretes Area
69 Amphetamine
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f6B 58
70 Sloper Traverse
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f6B 24
71 Locomotive Breath
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f6B 19
72 Hanging Arete
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f6A 82
73 Hanging Arete Variation f4 36
74 Sitting Arete
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f6C+ 22
75 Faint Edge
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f6B 40
76 Faint Edge Sit Start f6B+ 8
77 The Groove f4 59
78 The Rounded Arete
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f6A 62
79 Thin Edge Wall
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f6A 27
80 Stepped Wall
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f5+ 17
81 The Short Wall
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f5+ 28
82 Steady Eddie
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f6A 4
83 Low Level Traverse
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f6C 2
  Warm-up wall
85 Warm Up Wall Traverse
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f5+ 37
86 Warm Up!
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f6B 30
  Pockets Wall
88 Pocket's Wall
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f6A 89
89 The Crack
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f4 69
90 The Crack SS
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f4+ 44
91 Reclaimed (Standing Start) f5 14
92 Reclaimed SS f7A 37
93 Disclaimer
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f7A+ 3
94 South Wall
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f5+ 14
95 Slopers Traverse f5+ 33
96 More Sloper Action
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f6A 5
97 Pockets Wall Traverse
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f6A 10
  Main Crag
99 East Wall Traverse
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f6A 4
100 Shades of Green
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VS 4b 17
101 After the Blast
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E1 5c 2
102 Syzygy E6 6b **  
103 Water Torture E5 6a  
104 Volante E7 6b  
105 Master Blaster ArĂȘte
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E7 6c ** 6
106 Master Blaster
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E5 6a ** 26
107 Actioning Nothing E5 6b ** 2
108 Masterstroke
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E4 6b 2
109 Masterclass
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E7 6c *** 2
110 The Taste of Someone Else E6 6b * 4
111 Rothley Crack VS 5a *** 101
112 Muscular Eruption
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E3 5c * 1
113 The Cattleburners
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E4 6a 1
114 Dogburner
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E4 5c * 3
115 Deerkiller
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E3 5b 16
116 The Fort
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E2 5b 6
117 Walton's Wall VS 5a * 37
118 Spirit
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VS 4c 22
119 Low Spirit
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f6A 12
120 For Your Eyes Only
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VS 4c 12
121 AB's Problem
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f7A 8
122 Long Reach
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f6C+ 18
123 Sally
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S 11
124 Viper Crack
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E2 6a 1
125 Longland's Traverse
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VS 4c 7
  Noel's Block
127 The Inspector
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f5+ 6
128 Noel's Arete
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f6B 1
129 Nails
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f6A 4
  A&A's Boulder
131 A&A Traverse
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f6A 8
132 A&A Boulder Variation
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f6B 2
  Doom and Gloom Area
134 Gloom
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f7A 9
135 Into the Light
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f6A 2
136 Doom
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f6A 2
137 Out of the Dark
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f5 3
138 Death or Glory
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f6B 1
139 Problem 16 f4+ 3
140 Problem 17 f4+ 3
141 Problem 18 f5 2
  The Lower Buttress
143 Brave Face
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f5+ 3
144 Victim of Despair
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f4+ 2
145 Early Days
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f4+ 3
146 The Right Side
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f4+ 2
147 Lower Buttress Traverse
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f5 1
  Triple Buttress Area
149 Dwarf's Delight
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f5+ 4
150 Hands Free
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f4+ 4
151 The Beehive
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f5+ 6
152 Triple Buttress f6A ** 7
153 Triple Buttress 2 f4+ 4
154 Triple Buttress 3 f5 5
155 Troys Mantel
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f6A 2
156 Burning Hot
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f6B 1
157 Slow Burn
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f6A 1
158 Ray Traverse
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f6C 1
  The Black Hole
160 Frozen Star
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f5+ 5
161 Oblivion
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f6A 8
162 Escape Velocity
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f5 5
163 The Black Hole
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f6B 4
  John's Wall
165 The Missing Link
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f6A+ 2
166 Variation Finish One
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f6B 3
167 Variation Finish Two
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f6B 1
168 Up Pockets
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f6A 14
169 No Pockets
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f6A 20
170 Well Hard Problem
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f7A+ 11
  No Mans Land
172 Workie Ticket
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f6C 1
173 Out of Work
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f5 4
174 CB's Problem
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f7A 2
175 Radgey Gadgey
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f6B 1
176 Work Less
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f5+ 8
  Bracken Spectre
178 Bracken Spectre
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f6A 3
179 Spectacled Hen
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f4 6
180 Roadside Attraction
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f6A 1
  Open Book Corner
182 Blind Crack
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f6A 1
183 Open Book
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f6A 2
184 The Rib
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f6A 1
185 The Traverse
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f6A 1
  Karin's Krimpers
187 Upper Traverse
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f6B 1
188 Lower Traverse
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f6A 1
189 Combined Traverse
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f5+ 1
  Hidden Block
191 Hidden Block
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f6A 1
  Caveman Block
193 Captain Caveman
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f6A 1
194 The Teen Angels
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f6A 3
  The Big Slab
196 The Niche
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f6A 3
  The Pinnacle
198 Xiphoid
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f5 1
199 Gnomon
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f5 1
  Upper Boulder
201 Left Wall
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f4+ 4
202 Arete
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f6A 4
203 Left Crack
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f6A 2
204 Right Crack
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f6A 3
  Tarzan Buttress
206 Sideline
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S 4
207 Swing Time
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E3 5c 1
208 Tarzan Going Ape E4 6a 1
209 Jane Lies Agape
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E3 5c 1
210 Battle with Thunder S 4b 10
211 Flies S 4b 12
212 Mystique VS 4c 8
213 On the Edge of Insanity
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E1 5c 4
  Evening Wall Left-hand
215 False Impression
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f5 2
216 Rothley Runnel
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f5+ 3
217 Mr Smooth
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f6B 1
218 In The Groove
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f5 2
219 On the Edge
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f4+ 2
220 The Wall
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f5+ 2
221 The Layaway
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f5 2
222 The Scoop
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f5+ 2
223 The Phoenix f4+ 6
224 Unfinished Business
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f5+ 5
  Evening Wall Right-hand
226 Monomania
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f6A 1
227 The Gauntlet
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f6A 4
228 Tears on the Ballroom Floor
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f6B 5
229 Pebble Wall
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f6A 2
230 Tufa f5+ 21
231 Familiar Touch f4 11
232 End Wall
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f4 6
233 Evening Wall Traverse
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f6A 2
  Squashed Maggot Block
235 Squashed Maggot
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f6B 1
236 Live Bait
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f6A 1
  Roadside Boulders Left-hand
238 Road Rage
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f5+ 2
239 Klassic
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f6A 3
240 Route 66
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f7A 7
241 Highway 69
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f6B 2
242 JD
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f6A 2
  Conglomerate Boulders
244 Undercut Slab
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f6B 2
245 Conglomerate Arete
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f5 4
246 The Pudding Stone
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f6A 2
247 Conglomerate Traverse
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f5+ 2
  Roadside Boulders Right-hand
249 Scary Arete One
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f5 3
250 White Line Fever
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f6A ** 3
251 Scary Arete Two
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f5 3
252 Raod Rage
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f6A 3
253 Speed Hump
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f5+ 10
254 Under Steer
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f5 12
255 Over React
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f4+ 12
256 Hard Shoulder
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f6A 7
257 Easy Arete
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f4 18
258 Not a Stone Unbrushed
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f5 3
  Original Wall Area
260 Once
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f6A 2
261 Twice
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f6A 2
262 The Last Great Adventure
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f5+ 2
263 Original
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f5+ 12
264 First Last and Always
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f6A 7

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