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Lone Tree Groove** HVS 5a

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[Lone Through the Tree Groove, 4 kb]50m, 2 pitches. 1) 5a, 28m. A fine and popular climb up the big groove with its solitary tree. Take care with some loose blocks on this pitch. At the top of the groove traverse left over grass to belay on L.S.D. 2) 4b, 10m. Trend right up the tottery wall to enter a more solid groove and finish up this. © ROCKFAX
FA. Doug Scott, Steve Read 1964

Ticklists: Peak Rock/10/White Life.

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This climb is in 124 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Excellent climb. Only did pitch 1 and then abbed off.
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/14 with Tom

dan_blair87 - Lead dog - 24/Jul/14

First time I've been on this in 22 years. Didn't seem any easier. A very kind soul has placed a solid-looking bolt next to the two pegs at the belay directly above the Lime Street Direct groove, so we ab'd out rather than tackle the loose top bit. I suspect most people will do the same.
djones66 - 2nd - 23/Jul/14 with Matt S

admackie - AltLd - 05/Jul/14 with mark

Nails
the power - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/14 with Andy

One hardish move at the overlap
Andy Peak 1 - 2nd - 03/Jul/14 with phill ukc

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Jun/14

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 22/Jun/14 with Rob Middleton

Hoyes - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Rob M, Jonathan H

Robb Bert - 17/May/14

robgixer - Lead O/S - 2014

Wayne S - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/13 with Richard W

eduardo - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Ross, Mark H

Fantastic up to the tree, then the very loose -unpleasant- rock starts.
K Wall - Lead - 14/Jul/13 with Marie, Martin

Confident lead after a weak couple of weeks back on the tracks
davewsargent - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13 with andy neath

upper half got even chossier than before
Kirill - 2nd rpt - 15/Jun/13 with Igor Gotlibovych

ig248 - Lead - 15/Jun/13 with Kirill

Damp but good climbing until the loose stuff is reached.
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 20/May/13 with Vic Paterson

Hidden - 2nd - 20/May/13

great jamming, tough bulge just below the tree.
Dave Pen - AltLd - 2013

ejected - 2013

Large loose block (18"x12") on left side of groove a few metres after the tree. Nice climb. Strenuous to get around the bulge. Loose holds up to ledge are unnerving.
Double Knee Bar - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12

Jim Slater - Lead rpt - 27/May/12 with Pete

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Simon Wren

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11

Chris M - 2nd - 06/Aug/11

Led 2nd pitch of Lime Street
Kirill - AltLd rpt - 06/Aug/11 with Charles Moreton

Led main pitch
cem - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/11 with Kirill Spiridonov

The second half is rather loose.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/11 with Lee P

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Jun/11

Nice climbing in the bottom half, a lot of the top half seems quite loose though maybe it's not as bad as I thought
Byronius Maximus - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Andy Winter

good route
bigdan050 - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/11 with Tosh

hard section through bulge. Slippy. great route
wishicud climbHVS - 2nd - 04/Apr/11 with Big Fat Dan

abit loose near the top ...
markpollak - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/11 with suzanne mcfadzean

Repeat climb, first done early nineties with Dad & Dave. Done in a single pitch.
jshields - Lead - 16/Sep/10 with Ed James

gordonday - 2nd rpt - 22/Jul/10 with Jack

Tough crux, but really good value.
jwpil - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/10 with Gordon

twright180 - AltLd O/S - Jul/10

Lead in one pitch. Felt hard!
migs493 - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Josh

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Graeme

Led as one big pitch as the peg belay on line street looked poor and was occupied (although latter abseiled off it!) great 3 star moves lover down passing the bulge but some loose rock higher up then vegetation (mainly the 2nd pitch) made for more careful slower climbing and tainted the experience. I couldn't remember which was the 2nd pitch and which was the end pitch of lime street went when I got to the top of the first pitch and neither could the guy on lime street but ended up picking the easier and correct line of the two, to a more solid belay.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Jim

gordonday - Lead - 15/Apr/10

Pretty chilly!
Matt Fry - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/10 with Ethan Walker

holters - 2010

Seymore Butt - 2010

alasdair19 - 2010

Budge - Lead rpt - 24/Sep/09 with Dave Valentine-Hagart

katyc - 2nd - 11/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Sep/09

Climbed in one long pitch
Pilch - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/09 with Ed

Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Alex

as one pitch
Kirill - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/09 with Charles Moreton

cem - 2nd rpt - 01/Jul/09 with Kirill Spiridonov

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09

Brian Rodgers - 2nd - 13/Jun/09 with Phil Leng

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Jun/09

Good at HVS
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 03/May/09

loved it, really really good route. Tricky pull over the bulge below the tree, (look for that cheeky foothold ;), and loose blocks galore above the tree. Still nice though, second pitch is very easy at 4b, more like 4a, and is a nice simple end to the route. Worth the stars. Tough at the grade, but never E1, possible 5b in places?
Sam1991 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/09 with Andy J

bigdrew - 2nd - 24/Apr/09 with Sam Dixon

joese7en - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Oct/08

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 11/Oct/08 with Sarah

Alfredo - Lead - Aug/08 with Ben H

b.hayley - 2nd - Jul/08

I climbed this with a stinking hangover and had to hang off the tree whilst i hauled up a set of nuts i'd dropped in my drunkeness.
HamishD - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08 with matt savage

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

AntiGrav - Lead - 2008

Budge - Lead dog - 13/Sep/07 with Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates, Dave Valentine-Hagart

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/07

5a, 4b. Duncan led first, me second.
PenJD - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/07 with Duncan Martin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Aug/06

Found it quite tough, and the loose blocks didn't really help. Great bridging though
DrGav - Lead dog - 29/Jul/06 with Wendy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/06

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 14/Jul/06

nige pacer - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead - 2006

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jun/05

cem - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/05 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Apr/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/03

Sankey - AltLd O/S - Aug/03 with Reuben

good but with some loose rock
nickdonohue - Lead - May/02 with Kath Donohue

nickdonohue - Lead - May/02 with Kerry Sandbach, Kath Donohue

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 2002 with Trev Tatler

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jul/01

philb - Lead - Aug/00

EagerAndy - 2000

Roget - Lead rpt - 20/Aug/98 with baccy

Trobbo - 2nd - 02/Aug/95 with john blower

colin milton - AltLd - 20/Jul/95 with eric milton

Tim Bateman - AltLd - 16/Jul/95

nai - Lead - 1995

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/94

nickcanute - Lead - 1993

Hidden - Lead - 05/Aug/92

Budge - Lead - May/92 with Brian Ottewell

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 1992 with Moley

Found the move through the first bulge hard.
djones66 - Lead - 1992 with Mick Fleetwood

ChrisJD - AltLd - 01/Sep/91

Hidden - 1990

RichardMc - Lead - 24/Apr/88 with Jon Clifford-Smith

Roget - 2nd O/S - 1988 with jim

RichardMc - 2nd - 20/Jul/86 with Pete Stokes

Chris the Tall - 2nd - Jun/86 with Phil Dickens

sadams - 2nd - 05/Oct/85 with Aylesbury CC

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/85

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/85

andy gittins - 1985

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/84

Ian Clare - 1984

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jul/83

Andy Stephenson - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/83 with Alan Dance

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 04/Jul/82 with Rodger Edenborough

Hidden - Lead dnf - 1981

babymoac - 2nd - 30/May/80 with MTW

Mark Kemball - Lead - 14/Oct/78 with Sarah Bridge

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/77

Falko - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/76 with Alan Taylor

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Aug/75

mikej - Lead - 11/Sep/73 with E

Dave Musgrove - 23/Oct/71

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Total votes cast 76
hard E10 of 26
E10 of 26
easy E10 of 26
hard HVS4 of 26
HVS21 of 26
easy HVS1 of 26
hard VS0 of 26
VS0 of 26
easy VS0 of 26
hard 5b0 of 25
5b0 of 25
easy 5b2 of 25
hard 5a12 of 25
5a10 of 25
easy 5a1 of 25
hard 4c0 of 25
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Style of ascent

Lead67 of 124 (54.0%)
Followed31 of 124 (25.0%)
Alt Leads16 of 124 (12.9%)
Unknown10 of 124 (8.1%)

'Climbed'62 of 124 (50.0%)
clean O/S41 of 124 (33.1%)
clean rpt15 of 124 (12.1%)
clean RP1 of 124 (0.8%)
dogged4 of 124 (3.2%)
dnf1 of 124 (0.8%)