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Greybeard (Treebeard variation) VS 4b

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Take the right hand thin crack then step right and climb the slabby corner finishing leftwards to join Treebeard's final moves.
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 53 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14

Moving right of overhang fairly tricky. Well protected with gear
Deary65 - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Georgia

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

EmilyElouise - Lead rpt - 17/May/14

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

EmilyElouise - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/14

Luke Davies - Lead - 12/Apr/14

hutchay - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Emily Palmer

The Pylon King - TR O/S - 07/Mar/14 with Mr Shunt

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

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/13

Quirina - 2nd rpt - 17/Jun/13 with Neil Larsen

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/13

R_W_M - 2nd - 14/Oct/12 with Steve G

stafford101 - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12

wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 22/Jan/12 with Chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/12

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.
Katherine Ross - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/11 with Tom Henshall, Charlie Beard

climbingxcat - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Brian

nick hawkins - 2nd - 09/May/11 with Jez

Pretty sure I went miles to far right....
jezb1 - Lead - 09/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/11

Quirina - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/11 with Neil Larsen

ElvisLeg - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Charlie Burbridge

Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/11

bonelessivar - 2nd O/S - Mar/11

31770 - 2011

fletch73 - 2011

Hidden - TR - Jul/10

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

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.
James Moyle - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10

First trad experience.
Gareth Bowen - 2nd β - 17/Jun/10 with Richard Burton, James Moyle

Hidden - Lead - Jun/10

andy dunn - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/10 with J

To warm up, then it rained, and didn't stop for the whole day :(
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/10 with Clare

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Jul/09

CarolineH - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Lizzie and Pete

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.
Humpty Dangler - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Jordan Lane

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08

Top out's getting a bit messy but it's still brilliant.
thomasadixon - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/07 with Muriel

Matt Tranter - Aug/07

MarkR - 09/Apr/07

Absolutely brilliant route, deserves at least a star, if not three.
thomasadixon - Lead - 14/Oct/06 with Mark

My Gravity - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/06 with Rick

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

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/06

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 2006

rapidrich - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/01 with Katie

Hidden - 2001

CurlyStevo - Lead - 2001

chris sm - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/98 with Pippa Froggatt

leland stamper - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/93 with rich anderson

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

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
George Frisby, Hidden, James Moyle

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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 53 (1.9%)
Lead34 of 53 (64.2%)
Followed11 of 53 (20.8%)
Toproped2 of 53 (3.8%)
Unknown5 of 53 (9.4%)

'Climbed'17 of 53 (32.1%)
clean O/S27 of 53 (50.9%)
clean β1 of 53 (1.9%)
clean rpt8 of 53 (15.1%)