Take the right hand thin crack then step right and climb the slabby corner finishing leftwards to join Treebeard's final moves.

smartydh9 12/Oct Solo O/S
Hidden 13/May Lead O/S
Feeling bold 12/Apr 2nd dog

So slippy, disappointed I needed a rest.

with Neville
steve_gibbs 15/Mar Lead O/S
with Max Coney
steve-grigg 15/Mar Lead O/S
Legs 15/Mar 2nd O/S
thomasmai ?/Mar 2nd
Hidden 31/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Deary65 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Moving right of overhang fairly tricky. Well protected with gear

with Georgia
Lewis201 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
EmilyElouise 17/May/14 Lead rpt
EmilyElouise 15/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Luke Davies 12/Apr/14 Lead
hutchay 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Emily Palmer
EmilyElouise 29/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Urgles 07/Mar/14 TR O/S
with Mr Shunt
Hidden 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/13 2nd
Quirina 17/Jun/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 17/Jun/13 Lead rpt
R_W_M 14/Oct/12 2nd
with Steve G
stafford101 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
wurzelinzummerset 22/Jan/12 2nd
with Chris
Hidden 22/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Katherine Ross 01/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Meant to do Treebeard but ended up doing this. A bit disappointed to miss the 4c bit but I was lowered down to toprope it after.

with Tom Henshall, Charlie Beard
climbingxcat 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Brian
nick hawkins 09/May/11 2nd
with Jez
jezb1 09/May/11 Lead

Pretty sure I went miles to far right....

Hidden 19/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Quirina 19/Apr/11 2nd O/S
ElvisLeg 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead
bonelessivar ?/Mar/11 2nd O/S
31770 ??/2011 -
fletch73 ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Jul/10 TR
bpmclimb 21/Jun/10 Lead rpt

The guidebook says "climb Treebeard to the overhang, and climb a slabby groove to the top". One would reasonably assume this means the same "overhang at 15 metres" referred to in the Treebeard description. However, if you go this high you are effectively climbing Treebeard, having done the 4c climbing, and having bypassed the slabby groove. Therefore the "overhang" on Greybeard is lower. Furthermore, there is no viable finish above the slabby groove - you have to finish leftwards to the large tree, as for the two preceding routes (and as for the new HVS Open Knightly). This all needs sorting for the next book.

with Clare
James Moyle 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Thought I was doing Treebeard - to be honest the difference in the variations is so slight as to be unnecessary. I would say there are 4c moves before the overhang anyway.

Gareth Bowen 17/Jun/10 2nd β

First trad experience.

with Richard Burton, James Moyle
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead
andy dunn 05/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with J
bpmclimb 19/Mar/10 Lead O/S

To warm up, then it rained, and didn't stop for the whole day :(

with Clare
Hidden 15/Jul/09 Solo O/S
CarolineH 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Lizzie and Pete
Humpty Dangler 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Another nice route with interest and varied character. After Gundabad it seemed easy, plenty of gear placements, opportunities to rest; a challenging move at half height made me think for a few minutes before I spotted the obvious sidepull. I should have tackled the roof direct, the jugs are massive, just like the red 5c at UCR, but bi-passed it to the right on this 4b variant because I mis-remembered the guide book's directions, (doh). The direct move is a better climb, Treebeard 4c, and very well protected with a wire high on the right so there will be no excuses next time.

Hidden 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 12/Aug/07 Lead rpt

Top out's getting a bit messy but it's still brilliant.

with Muriel
Matt Tranter ?/Aug/07 -
MarkR 09/Apr/07 -
thomasadixon 14/Oct/06 Lead

Absolutely brilliant route, deserves at least a star, if not three.

with Mark
My Gravity 16/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Rick
Chris Sansum 09/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Colin Milton
Hidden 07/Apr/06 Lead
Bristoldave ??/2006 Lead O/S
rapidrich 20/Sep/01 Lead O/S
with Katie
Hidden ??/2001 -
CurlyStevo ??/2001 Lead
chris sm 31/Jan/98 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
leland stamper 17/Jul/93 Lead O/S
with rich anderson
Didymus 03/May/93 Lead O/S
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
George Frisby, Hidden, James Moyle
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