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.

darrenpp 09/May Lead O/S
with Naomi
Jackwd 19/Mar AltLd O/S
charley 19/Mar Lead O/S

Didn't step left when the crack thinned - climbed direct, nice little cruxy moves.

with JackD
JRJones 09/Jun/15 Lead O/S

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.

spragglerocks 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S

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.

with Liz Holley
gravity 10/Apr/15 2nd β
with Khalid Qasrawi
khalidq 10/Apr/15 Lead O/S

I wandered off onto the neighbouring route rightwards near the difficulty.

SAF 13/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Phil
Carl Watkins 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with sam
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
HB-Pencil 01/Sep/14 2nd
HB-Pencil 01/Sep/14 Solo
Patu 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Nicolas
ardzeiem 22/Jun/14 Lead

Pleased to get it, with tired legs after long trail run previous day

with Patrick, Nic
Pete_Frost 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Well protected, and gear can be placed at good rests. One or two insecure moves.

with Climbing Joe from Anglesey
Hidden 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead
Snowbones 16/Nov/13 Lead dnf

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!

JamesWilliams 27/Sep/13 Lead O/S

nice line straight up from piton blade. tricky little crux move going left to the crimp but pretty good gear all the way.

andy.smythe 04/Sep/13 Lead dnf

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.

nick ferro 08/Sep/12 -

Got to the tricky move where the crack runs out then finished up the VS.

with Oli Birkill
strudles 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S

nice climb, technical with a tricky crux above good gear.

PAJames ??/2011 -
Stone Muppet ??/2001 Lead O/S

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!)

with dj
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