45m. A Start up Piton Route then continue up the obvious crack and groove instead of moving right.

Overcome the crux by moving left as the crack briefly closes, relief then comes at a good ledge (optional belay).

From here the crack widens considerably for an easy finish to the top.

Graham C 29/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with Munch
Munch 29/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Not in the rockfax book, so went for it not knowing what it was. Lovely climbing and the crux felt 5b/c (maybe just because I'm short). Good gear though.

Garnham 09/Apr/17 2nd
with jcdavy
jcdavy 09/Apr/17 Lead

Bloody hard work, thought I was on Piton route. Felt harder than 5a if you go direct over the crux move.

with Nathan
Katie2401Tron 09/Apr/17 2nd O/S
with Ben
morgan91 26/Mar/17 AltLd O/S
Andypeak 24/Aug/16 Lead

Amazing! Probably the best route I've ever done. Crux is very tough for 5a. Felt top end 5b to me.

gaz3212 24/Aug/16 2nd O/S
nodwas 02/Jun/16 AltLd
darrenpp 09/May/16 Lead O/S
with Naomi
Nomes 09/May/16 2nd
with Darren
charley 19/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Didn't step left when the crack thinned - climbed direct, nice little cruxy moves.

with JackD
Jackwd 19/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
JRJones 09/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Andrei found this by getting lost trying to find lazurus. Wasn't in the guidebook we had. Very nice handcrack. Andrei laybacked it, very funny to watch.

spragglerocks 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S

I climbed this as per the Ogwen definitive guide description - straight up when the crack disappears not to the left as described here. There are some hidden holds on the RHS but this way it's more like 5b.

with Liz Holley
khalidq 10/Apr/15 Lead O/S

I wandered off onto the neighbouring route rightwards near the difficulty.

gravity 10/Apr/15 2nd β
with Khalid Qasrawi
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
SAF 13/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Phil
Carl Watkins 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with sam
HB-Pencil 01/Sep/14 2nd
HB-Pencil 01/Sep/14 Solo
Patu 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Nicolas
ardzeiem 22/Jun/14 Lead

Pleased to get it, with tired legs after long trail run previous day

with Patrick, Nic
Pete_Frost 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Well protected, and gear can be placed at good rests. One or two insecure moves.

with Climbing Joe from Anglesey
Hidden 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead
Snowbones 16/Nov/13 Lead dnf

bailled left onto piton route (vs) as the upper crux of the crack was slimy as hell!great route would like to return when sunny!

JamesWilliams 27/Sep/13 Lead O/S

nice line straight up from piton blade. tricky little crux move going left to the crimp but pretty good gear all the way.

Andypeak 04/Sep/13 Lead dnf

spied this route and thought it looked brilliant from below but it wasn't in my guide book. Got to the crux and decided it was a bit to much with a pack on my back. Wouldn't have tried it if I'd known the grade. Would love to come back and try agin.

nick ferro 08/Sep/12 -

Got to the tricky move where the crack runs out then finished up the VS.

with Oli Birkill
strudles 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S

nice climb, technical with a tricky crux above good gear.

PAJames ??/2011 -
Stone Muppet ??/2001 Lead O/S

Happened to have given my guidebook to someone else, and climbing without spied this, the only line on Holly Tree Wall without someone on it already. Probably someone had done it before but there was no record of it, so we called it Piton Blade (being on a CUMC meet we used the same naming scheme as Jack Longland did for his considerably more impressive achievement 71 years prior!)

with dj
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