Rockfax Description
A route of great character, superbly positioned and on perfect rock. Move up left and traverse left to a peg, now climb direct until a balancy move right gains a position beneath a steep flake-crack. Climb this to a lower-off. Now mainly bolted. © Rockfax

FA. Ed Cleasby 1979. Ed Cleasby breaches the awesome Great Buttress with the help of the very bendy but convenient tree.

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jackob 13/Oct/16 TR dog


craig matheson ??/2016 -
greenroom 29/Apr/13 -

THE TREE HAS GONE. I haven't done this route but when we came up today to do Tufa King Hard it was gone. It's remains are immediately below the crag. For When The Tree Falls is now your only option.

Seymore Butt ??/2011 -
DSM 30/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Exiting the tree onto the wall seemed quite tricky now that its upper branches have gone. However this is balanced somewhat by the presence of two bolts after the top crux which probably reduces the climactic excitement a little. All in all a fine and memorable outing though, made all the more so by leaving all my small wires behind!

with Andy Gittins
Cassidy 20/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Paul Williamson, Jonny Stocking, McGeek, Neil Busby
mgeek ?/Jul/09 Lead β

Not really a trad route anymore. wasn't Sure what you were allowed to clip and what you weren't. felt like 6b+ if you clip bolts that are there.

with alan cassidy
Hidden 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Roget 19/Jul/97 Lead O/S
with jon
Dave Musgrove Jnr 20/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with Jari Pollenen
daviesxxx ??/1995 Lead RP

with ian savage I think

Billg ?/Aug/94 Lead O/S
with Liam Grant
Steve Crowe 15/Oct/93 Lead rpt
with KM
Rich Kirby 12/Jul/92 Lead O/S
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ??/1992 2nd
with Paul
Steve Crowe 07/Sep/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/90 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/90 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 19/Jun/88 2nd
with John Earl
jon 08/Jul/87 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/1986 Lead
with Gary Nuttall
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