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Treebeard* VS 4c

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[Treebeard Direct, 4 kb]Great route! Climb via steep face and grooves to a ledge at half height. Step up left into groove and then pull through the roof!

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This climb is in 185 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

ian d f - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/14 with Pete H

Enjoyed this one a lot. Maybe tough for the grade, but well protected and interesting climbing.
Poco Loco - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/14 with Lucy

Some worrying-looking rockfall from the top of this recently has unearthed the roots to the tree at the top - take care!
Justin T - 2nd - 09/Aug/14 with Nancy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14

marsden.d.paul - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/14 with Phil AMC

youwillfindjimbo - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/14 with Dan Ely

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14

Main overhand not as bad as it looks, and with amazing hand holds above and so much gear beneath.
George Frisby - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/14

Dave Thompson - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Audry Morrison, Mark Lee

Lewis201 - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14

Benjaminblanc - Jun/14

hairy51 - AltLd β - Jun/14 with Ben Axford

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/14

fatbuoybazza - 2nd O/S - 25/May/14 with AnnB

mossrug - 2nd - 19/May/14 with pete trevitt

EmilyElouise - Lead rpt - 17/May/14

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - 11/May/14 with Tom Harrison

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/14

Not as easy as it looks. Necrophilia next door looks fun
Hooligan - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Fen

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/14

JamesRich - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Mark Davies, Rob stanfield

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/14 with Mark, Clare

The Pylon King - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/14 with Brian

Best VS at Goblin Combe?
pheotleyr - 2nd rpt - 30/Mar/14 with Felix

felixizzy - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14

Mark Kemball - Lead - 30/Mar/14 with Solly Kemball Dorey, Nic Dill

almost backed off..
hp.hunt - 2nd - 26/Mar/14 with Pippa Churcher, Sam Hooper

hard for the grade
Chris Sieradzki - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Hooo

Great route. Tons of gear, so felt really soft even with some good moves. Took the final overhang in the centre, great exposed moves with jugs all the way. Then we abbed down Gollum to retrieve all the gear that Chris abandoned when he bailed :-)
Hooo - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Chris Sieradzki

Yeah really good, possibly worth 2 stars, the right side of the final overhang is the logical way but going through centrally is better and still within the grade (but only just!).
The Pylon King - TR rpt - 07/Mar/14 with Mr Shunt

The Pylon King - TR rpt - 04/Mar/14 with Mr Shunt

katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 30/Nov/13 with mike kann

richardsavill - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/13 with Beth Logan

pheotleyr - 2nd rpt - 10/Oct/13 with Trystan

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/13

tp45597 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/13 with niels

Rock_Monk3y - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/13

Delightfull
Shone - 2nd - 11/Jul/13 with Ian Butterworth

tobydunford - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/13 with Harry Martin

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/13

steve-grigg - Lead rpt - 27/May/13

Hidden - TR dog - 18/May/13

Rowan Mitchell - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Andre Steele

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/13

Griff1990 - Lead O/S - 01/May/13 with Fran

becoming-stranger - Lead O/S - 01/May/13 with Beth Mc

beth_may - 2nd - 01/May/13 with Will Pope

Much easier and soo much better than Necromancer! Thought this was pretty soft for VS...
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Mike

Nice route, specially the airy step right, near the top
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 27/Apr/13 with Peter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/13

Slick - Lead - 07/Apr/13 with Isabel Evans

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/13

petellis - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with The Exotic One, Sloth, mattyork2

Brian Moseley - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Feb/13

Luke Davies - Lead - 05/Feb/13

fs251 - 2nd - 2013

steve-grigg - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

Brucifer - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with alan rosier

Stuart William - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/12 with Pleb

Nice route. Overhalg at top is furnished with immense jugs.
Phil Murray - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/12 with Liz

Had done an E1 and HVS earlier but this nearly caught me out - some tough moves, think I made it harder through some poor route reading. Nice climb.
The Ivanator - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/12 with Toby

Ybot Htulk - 2nd - 31/Aug/12 with Ivan

top felt hard for the grade.
James S - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with chris

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/12

HarryB - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Tom

Liz Wakelin - 2nd - 27/May/12 with Josie Herbert

hms - 2nd rpt - 13/May/12 with Brian

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 13/May/12 with Helen S, Clare

pembrokeshirecaver - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12 with John Bennetts

sweenyt - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/12 with UBMC

stoneback - 2nd O/S - 29/Feb/12 with Brian

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 29/Feb/12 with Nick

wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 25/Feb/12 with Oliver

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Alan

matt_read - 2nd O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Paul Taylor

paultaylor - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/12 with maffer the faffer

cbeard - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/11 with Tom Henshall, Katherine Ross

Dave89 - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Laura

Wouldn't say it was far off HVS. Good climb but would require a strong VS leader. Great ab work out placing/removing gear 1/3 way up.
Stanners - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Martin Stanfield

Fantastic route, one of my favorites, intimidating, but not particularly hard :)
Stanley - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Cragking

cem - 2nd rpt - 18/Sep/11 with Graham Dolman

Kirill - Lead dnf - 18/Sep/11 with Paul Bolton

Stuart William - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11 with Beth Morgan

BethM - 2nd - 23/Aug/11

Great climb. I took the variation out right at the overhang as it was getting dark.
Dave Ing - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/11 with Bridgette

Or was it Greybeard? Whichever it was great, no polish, holds and gear there but no push over, gains extra credit for the overhang. Two stars!
Bobling - Lead - 10/Aug/11 with Joe

bonoid - Aug/11

luke13 - Aug/11 with oli

colinkeb - 2nd β - 01/Jul/11

beetleb00 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11

Escaped right just before the final overhang. Felt hard for the grade!
fleapitfan - Lead dnf - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Mar/11

Great fun, late in the day. Sustained and interesting, well protected too :)
aipattison - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Pete Swan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/11

31770 - 2011

fletch73 - 2011

Clay C - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Steve Gibbs

steve_gibbs - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Clay C

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 10/Sep/10 with Helen S

hms - 2nd β - 10/Sep/10

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/10 with Clare

Intended to do greybeard, but went too high (following the misleading guidebook description) so repeated Treebeard, pulling over the top roof slightly further right.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/10 with Clare

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/May/10

Quirina - 2nd O/S - 25/May/10 with Neil Larsen

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 05/May/10 with Hannah

lovely route - hard for the grade
evhall - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/10 with Leandro

trev_f - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/10 with Mick Ward

about as onsight as it was going to be having previously climbed greybeard - nice moves onto and over the roof
andy dunn - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/10 with Big Gay Jordo

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Apr/10

Tomar - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10 with "Brosky"

bonelessivar - Lead rpt - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Hard! Stepping left to the face under the final roof is pretty tricky... Lovely route though, with a fantastic final overhang!
Ewan Richards - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Piotr

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/09 with Jack D

Richard Morgan - 2nd - 28/Sep/09 with Toby Kluth

Easier than expected - felt good climbing today, nice rock - not polished - and great protection...
richardadventurecafe - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/09 with Nick Gray

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/09

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/09 with neil mackie

A bit greasy from memory.
Quarryboy - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Dave Elder, David Bradbrook

Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) - 2nd - 21/Jun/09 with Toby Tyas

DorsetGareth - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/09 with Luke Marsden

Cypher - 2nd O/S - 25/May/09

mol - 2nd - 22/Apr/09 with Jesse

JamesBurton - 2nd - 22/Apr/09 with Jesse Dufton, mol

Jesse Dufton - Lead - 22/Apr/09 with Molly Thompson

thomasadixon - 2nd rpt - 14/Apr/09 with Becca

BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/09 with Tom

Kenemo - 2009

CarolineH - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/08 with Joe

Hidden - Lead dnf - Oct/08

Protheroe - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/08 with Alyssa Jacob

Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/08

As O/S as it can be, having done Greybeard (what I thought was this!) many times before.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Maria

Feeling bold - 2nd - 03/May/08 with Tom Dixon

This route is such good fun I will be back to repeat it many times. Loads of protection and opportunities to rest, yet there are some technical challenges, the pull over the roof looks far worse than it proves to be.
Humpty Dangler - 2nd rpt - 02/Mar/08 with Jordan Lane

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Mar/08

django - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08 with pete

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/08

Ybot Htulk - Lead - 2008

Al Franks - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/07 with Alex Henderson

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/07 with Alex Henderson

timstyles - 2nd β - 06/Sep/07 with Jon Bradley

Hard for the grade
jon bradley - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/07 with Rich King

Really thought I was a gonner when stepping up for the crack, but managed to keep it together somehow!
graphiclunarkid - TR β - 03/Sep/07 with Jon Bradley

Circus - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/07 with Lou

lovely and technical under the rooves. Sidepulls ahoy. Crux is stepping up onto the 2nd overhang.
ellentaylor - 2nd O/S - 20/May/07 with 31770

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/07 with Clare

littledave - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Maddie Tulloch

Lev - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/07 with Emma Ross

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/07

gimmer - 2007

Matt Tranter - 2007

Jen79 - 2nd - 2007 with Matt Tranter

My first outdoor climb; did it on one foot as had damaged my ankle bouldering the week before
Becky C - 2nd dog - 2007 with Alex

Oddjob - Lead O/S - 14/Dec/06

Steerpike - 2nd O/S - 19/Nov/06 with Tommo

Tom Last - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/06 with Cordelia Molloy

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/06

Chris Sansum - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/06 with Colin Milton

colin milton - Lead - 09/Apr/06 with chris sansum

mike kann - Lead O/S - 2006 with Miserable Chris

oldmanrivers - Lead - 2006

Bristoldave - Lead rpt - 2006

cem - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/04 with Joe

7ames - Lead - 2004

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Oct/03 with Laura

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/01

rapidrich - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/01 with Katie

Boxy - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/01 with Steve

Hidden - 2001

CurlyStevo - Lead - 2001

Hidden - Lead - 14/Nov/99

T ny - 1999

andybrown114 - 2nd - 01/Jun/98 with Austen Worth

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 1997

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 15/Jan/96 with Ruth Taylor

Hidden - Lead - 1995

jim_randell - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/94 with RL, SL

The light drizzle turned to a downpour as I was ~20ft from the top.
jim_randell - Lead O/S - 14/May/94 with MB

NeilGriffiths - Lead - 25/Sep/93 with steve, denise

Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 03/May/93

Hidden - 2nd - 0000

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Voting
Total votes cast 105
hard HVS0 of 36
HVS0 of 36
easy HVS1 of 36
hard VS25 of 36
VS8 of 36
easy VS2 of 36
hard HS0 of 36
HS0 of 36
easy HS0 of 36
hard 5a0 of 35
5a0 of 35
easy 5a1 of 35
hard 4c23 of 35
4c10 of 35
easy 4c1 of 35
hard 4b0 of 35
4b0 of 35
easy 4b0 of 35
3 Stars4 of 34
2 Stars24 of 34
1 Star6 of 34
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Style of ascent

Lead98 of 185 (53.0%)
Followed72 of 185 (38.9%)
Toproped4 of 185 (2.2%)
Alt Leads1 of 185 (0.5%)
Unknown10 of 185 (5.4%)

'Climbed'54 of 185 (29.2%)
clean O/S95 of 185 (51.4%)
clean β5 of 185 (2.7%)
clean rpt26 of 185 (14.1%)
dogged2 of 185 (1.1%)
dnf3 of 185 (1.6%)