(Don't Use a) Piton Blade* HVS 5a
45m. A Start up Piton Route then continue up the obvious crack and groove instead of moving right.

Overcome the crux by moving left as the crack briefly closes, relief then comes at a good ledge (optional belay).

From here the crack widens considerably for an easy finish to the top.
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Andrei found this by getting lost trying to find lazurus. Wasn't in the guidebook we had. Very nice handcrack. Andrei laybacked it, very funny to watch.
JRJones - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/15 with Andrei Markin

I climbed this as per the Ogwen definitive guide description - straight up when the crack disappears not to the left as described here. There are some hidden holds on the RHS but this way it's more like 5b.
spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Liz Holley

gravity - 2nd β - 10/Apr/15 with Khalid Qasrawi

I wandered off onto the neighbouring route rightwards near the difficulty.
khalidq - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/15 with Toby Knight

SAF - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Phil

Carl Watkins - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with sam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14

HB-Pencil - 2nd - 01/Sep/14

HB-Pencil - Solo - 01/Sep/14

Patu - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Nicolas

Pleased to get it, with tired legs after long trail run previous day
torsok - Lead - 22/Jun/14 with Patrick, Nic

Well protected, and gear can be placed at good rests. One or two insecure moves.
Pete_Frost - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Climbing Joe from Anglesey

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/14

bailled left onto piton route (vs) as the upper crux of the crack was slimy as hell!great route would like to return when sunny!
Nickfoulds - Lead dnf - 16/Nov/13

nice line straight up from piton blade. tricky little crux move going left to the crimp but pretty good gear all the way.
JamesWilliams - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/13

spied this route and thought it looked brilliant from below but it wasn't in my guide book. Got to the crux and decided it was a bit to much with a pack on my back. Wouldn't have tried it if I'd known the grade. Would love to come back and try agin.
andy.smythe - Lead dnf - 04/Sep/13

Got to the tricky move where the crack runs out then finished up the VS.
nick ferro - 08/Sep/12 with Oli Birkill

nice climb, technical with a tricky crux above good gear.
strudles - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/11

PAJames - 2011

Happened to have given my guidebook to someone else, and climbing without spied this, the only line on Holly Tree Wall without someone on it already. Probably someone had done it before but there was no record of it, so we called it Piton Blade (being on a CUMC meet we used the same naming scheme as Jack Longland did for his considerably more impressive achievement 71 years prior!)
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 2001 with dj

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