Oak Tree Walk* VS 4b
[This is what we do for fun..., 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
A climb with exciting shenanigans on the upper wall. Climb the wide crack to the tree, then access the wall above with difficulty using the rotting woodwork. Finish direct or a little more easily, over to the right. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Tree Climbing Routes, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Unusual and Interesting Routes You Must Do VS- E2, Do you climb Very Severe?.

Photo: This is what we do for fun... © Simon Caldwell
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This climb is in 92 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Gav Williams - 2nd - 20/Sep/15 with Jonathon Prager

With a variant start up Flamingo Wall
JEP - Lead - 20/Sep/15 with Gavin

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/15

john_ni - 2nd - 05/Sep/15 with Julian Sorrell (PCC), John Maxfield (PCC)

john max - 2nd - 05/Sep/15 with Julian Sorrell

Did the direct. Took a while to commit. Once on it, well, you have that massive oak behind your bum, you're not gonna fall far...
AnniH - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/15 with Andy Railton

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/15

Vincej - Lead - 06/Jun/15 with Nevil

Hidden - 29/May/15

john_ni - Lead O/S - 28/May/15 with Andy Prichard (PCC)

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/15

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/15

the power - Lead O/S - 23/May/15 with deacon

Tony Ryland - Lead - 18/May/15 with Andrew Lodge

Enjoyable and unusual. It's going to be several grades harder when the tree finally gives up.
Andrew Lodge - 2nd - 18/May/15 with Tony

Climbing the tree is the hardest bit of the route... nice and steady
Deezel65 - Lead O/S - 13/May/15 with Cragtyke

Hidden - Lead - 26/Apr/15

barneytrubble - 2nd - 27/Sep/14

Good apart from all the stupid tree business and the potential of falling into it. Tree is far from dying or dead as some users have said. Would like to try climbing up to the crack to the left of the tree next time as this looked better than all the monkey tree climbing lark.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/14 with Richard Williams

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/14

LauraC567 - 2nd β - 18/Apr/14 with Emma Biczyk

I thought this was an excellent route. Reading other people's routes makes me wonder (genuinely)if people are doing differenbt versions of the route. I stood on the tree'ledge' and then moved up left in the crack/flake line, without climbing up the tree as such, and thought it was a really good sequence, and not easy (VS4c and not easy at that). If people have actually been tree-climbing to avoid doing that sequence, then they've missed out on some really good climbing as well as damaging the tree.
djones66 - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Stve mc D

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Oct/13

Climbed to the halfway oak tree and belayed. top half climbed without using the tree! A Nice route with a grand finish...Enjoyed!
stevo smith - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Matty Tate

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13

max_chan - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/13 with John PCC

john max - Lead - 04/Jul/13 with Mat Fennelow

colin milton - 2nd - 11/Jun/13 with shaun l

Robin Nichols - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead β - 27/May/13

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Chris Vanderz

mamboochris - May/13 with Andrew

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/13

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/13 with John Brannock

Brannock - 2nd O/S - 05/Jan/13

Kirill - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/12 with Charles Moreton

cem - Lead rpt - 23/Sep/12 with Kirill Spiridonov

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 11/Aug/12 with Viv

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/12

cragtyke - 2nd - 15/Apr/12 with john g

Hidden - TR O/S - 15/Apr/12

In the snow!
sopaz - 2nd - 04/Feb/12

Pilch - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Graham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/11

cem - 2nd rpt - 14/Nov/10 with Charles Mason

Good, but not 2 stars, tree is not far off dead, and there is a step made by climbers part way up the tree.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Dad

Tried to lead without the tree and failed. Belayed off tree and Pete led stepping off the tree. Its all in the name.
MikeDowsett - 2nd - 24/Oct/10 with John Harrison, Pete Scott

Jules Lane - 2nd O/S - Oct/10 with Dan

Had backed off leading this...
Shauna - 2nd rpt - 05/Sep/10 with Jules

JulesV - Lead - 05/Sep/10 with Shauna Cunningham

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/10

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Dave Wynne

Very Exciting
David Wynne - 2nd - 13/Mar/10 with Adam Burt

cymjt - 2010

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/09

backed of move from tree onto rock - looked very thin, and did not trust the hollow upper tree trunk to take a fall - its alive but now virtually just a shell of bark and about an inch of wood. carmen belayed patiently but declined the offer of a turn on the top rope
pebbles - TR - 16/Aug/09 with carmen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/09

arctic_jen - 2nd - 11/May/09 with Dan

Fun moves back onto the rock off the tree. Took direct finish.
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Dave

Sankey - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/09 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09

Tom V - 2nd - 15/Mar/09 with John Burns

Hannah Moulton - Lead - 2009 with Rob Middleton

Hidden - 2009

Dinger - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/08 with Pete Davies

Hidden - Solo - 31/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/08

Al Evans - 2008

Sean Kelly - 2008

stood in the tree for 20 mins and it was COLD !
lithos - Lead - 15/Dec/07 with Simon C

Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 15/Dec/07 with Rob and Carmen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/07

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Mar/07

jimsrankin - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/07 with Mel

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/06 with Fiend

cem - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/06 with Pete Atkinson, Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jan/06

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 23/Apr/05 with Nicola Pettit

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 2002 with Carmen

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/01

Mark Riley - Lead - Apr/00 with Pete Oates

martroberts - Lead O/S - 1996

astrecks - Lead O/S - 13/May/95 with Rod

Roget - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/91 with chris jones, Jonathan T

NeilGriffiths - Solo - 1991

babymoac - Lead - 28/Jun/86 with Pravin

tapley - Lead - 12/Aug/84 with David Bacon

Tom V - 1978

Nigel Bond - Lead - 31/Oct/76 with John

RichardMc - 2nd - 11/Aug/75 with Dave Langmead

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/73

mikej - Lead - 01/Sep/70 with E

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Emma Parkin, DanChad

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