38m.

Rockfax Description
Tricky moves straight up the wall to a solid (non-yew) tree then continue in the same line to a fingery flake. Step right and press on to the remains of the big yew. Escape right along the break, or abseil from the fixed gear. Almost a sport route now with all the threads. © Rockfax

FA. Paul Nunn Jeff Morgan (1 sling) 1969 1970s

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orangesmartie61 22 Sep Show βeta
βeta: There are dangerously loose blocks left of the dead yew tree on the ramp to the belay. Also the insitu threads are very old, most can be rethreaded on route except the one at the crux.
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βeta: There are dangerously loose blocks left of the dead yew tree on the ramp to the belay. Also the insitu threads are very old, most can be rethreaded on route except the one at the crux.
Alan James - UKC and UKH 25 Apr Show βeta
βeta: Superb climbing. The higher tree belay is solid.
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βeta: Superb climbing. The higher tree belay is solid.
Chris the Tall 16 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Great climbing on clean rock. Virtually a clip-up due to the threads. Long reach helps.
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βeta: Great climbing on clean rock. Virtually a clip-up due to the threads. Long reach helps.
John Alcock 31 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Fun, Ardeche style climbing. The crux move right is pushing 6a is you have a short reach. The crux threads are not re-threadable on the lead, so the route will become scary as they wear out.
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βeta: Fun, Ardeche style climbing. The crux move right is pushing 6a is you have a short reach. The crux threads are not re-threadable on the lead, so the route will become scary as they wear out.
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 21 Sep 2nd
john lynch 1 Sep Lead dnf bailed off from tree due to downpour
bailed off from tree due to downpour
Bethan May Davies 1 Sep 2nd
Hidden 24 Aug Lead O/S
Brannock 30 Jun Lead rpt
Hidden 30 Jun 2nd
mskngch 1 Jun Lead
with cem
with cem
cem 1 Jun 2nd rpt
Hidden 1 Jun Lead β
NickNixon 17 May Lead O/S
julesmckim 17 May Lead O/S Superb climbing on amazing rock. Long reaches between perfect holds with in-situ gear...doesn't get much better. Trad lower wall, sporty at the top. Belayed and abbed off upper tree taking great care with loose blocks above the old yew tree.
with GeoMike
Superb climbing on amazing rock. Long reaches between perfect holds with in-situ gear...doesn't get much better. Trad lower wall, sporty at the top. Belayed and abbed off upper tree taking great care with loose blocks above the old yew tree.
with GeoMike
dac0389 20 Apr Lead O/S Cool techy pocket pulling, worth seeking out
with benw681
Cool techy pocket pulling, worth seeking out
with benw681
Alan James - UKC and UKH 24 Mar Lead
with Paul Dearden
with Paul Dearden
pie_eater_pete 21 Aug, 2018 2nd
with bwestwood
with bwestwood
bwestwood 21 Aug, 2018 Lead
Ardo 15 Jun, 2018 Lead rpt 6a+?
6a+?
phil64 31 May, 2018 Lead Quite good
with Rach
Quite good
with Rach
will_lake 20 May, 2018 2nd O/S
Jamiewalkerjones 20 May, 2018 2nd O/S
with Alex
with Alex
Richardlake 20 May, 2018 Lead O/S Most of the in situ threads should be removed, they would be easy to place on lead and it would stop the top half feeling so sport-like. They mark where to go too obviously and take some of the adventure out of the route. Nevertheless, great moves on good rock. The lower half definitely feels more E1 than the upper half.
Most of the in situ threads should be removed, they would be easy to place on lead and it would stop the top half feeling so sport-like. They mark where to go too obviously and take some of the adventure out of the route. Nevertheless, great moves on good rock. The lower half definitely feels more E1 than the upper half.
embob 19 May, 2018 2nd Class! Brilliant moves on great rock.
with alik b
Class! Brilliant moves on great rock.
with alik b
mrs milf 13 Aug, 2017 TR Fantastic route
with John Cook
Fantastic route
with John Cook
Noah Near-Theholds 28 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Andrew Sandercock 2 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Absolutely quality
with ctodd
Absolutely quality
with ctodd
Hidden 2 Apr, 2017 2nd rpt
deacondeacon 24 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Quality route. Phil belayed standing next to a dead sheep.
Quality route. Phil belayed standing next to a dead sheep.
Pete Wimbush 18 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
with Richard Williams
with Richard Williams
Gympaul 4 Oct, 2015 -
sopaz 19 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
admackie 19 Sep, 2015 Lead rpt easier than john peel
easier than john peel
Palmer 19 Sep, 2015 2nd
Jonathan Hall 5 Sep, 2015 Lead
RM199 5 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
Hannah Moulton 5 Sep, 2015 2nd
sishaw 18 Aug, 2015 Lead rpt
danJBA 18 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
BTphonehome 19 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
kasha_gregson 18 Jul, 2015 2nd dog
the power 17 Jul, 2015 Lead dog Haha fuck
with Ardo
Haha fuck
with Ardo
Ardo 17 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S
benw681 21 Jun, 2015 Lead rpt Fun route!
with Hannah
Fun route!
with Hannah
spidey 30 May, 2015 2nd like a sport route
like a sport route
jimbonfire 30 May, 2015 -
davewsargent 16 May, 2015 Lead G/U
with jeff ingman, jshields
with jeff ingman, jshields
Hidden 16 May, 2015 Lead
Hidden ??, 2015 -
cem 9 Aug, 2014 2nd rpt
Graeme Hammond 9 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S Quality climbing with great moves on great rock, the E1 version of Ten Craters of Wisdom? Some of the institute threads are a bit overkill as it is easy to thread most of them yourself from rest positions, particularly the one behind the tree when you are standing on a big ledge!!
with cem
Quality climbing with great moves on great rock, the E1 version of Ten Craters of Wisdom? Some of the institute threads are a bit overkill as it is easy to thread most of them yourself from rest positions, particularly the one behind the tree when you are standing on a big ledge!!
with cem
dr_botnik 7 Aug, 2014 Lead dog
with derekb
with derekb
derekb 7 Aug, 2014 Lead β Led 1st time stepping l with 1 fall, rob led and stepped right so I did decent thing - led clean following right line
with Rob
Led 1st time stepping l with 1 fall, rob led and stepped right so I did decent thing - led clean following right line
with Rob
Hidden 15 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt
the power 1 Jun, 2014 Lead dog Got wrong handed fucked it up"TAKE!"haha
Got wrong handed fucked it up"TAKE!"haha
admackie 1 Jun, 2014 Lead on phils gear
on phils gear
Hidden 1 Jun, 2014 2nd
JasTaplin 1 Jun, 2014 2nd
with J.Wells
with J.Wells
J.Wells 1 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 May, 2014 Lead O/S
ColinD 31 May, 2014 Lead
with Craig
with Craig
eel 13 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Andy J
with Andy J
Robin Nichols 13 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Roget
with Roget
Bob ??, 2014 -
Hidden 22 Sep, 2013 TR
leon 1 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
fabricio 1 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
with leon
with leon
ashtond6 27 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S great route, lovely pockets & awesome moves even to the tree!
great route, lovely pockets & awesome moves even to the tree!
jamie ward 27 Jul, 2013 2nd
with Marcus Harvey
with Marcus Harvey
Outdoorista 27 Jul, 2013 2nd
markalmack 27 May, 2013 2nd O/S
with ctodd
with ctodd
Hidden 27 May, 2013 Lead rpt
Si dH 25 May, 2013 2nd rpt
with Andy
with Andy
GrantB 7 Sep, 2012 Lead Sgrit - Nice Sport route!
Sgrit - Nice Sport route!
Hidden 31 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
JEP 18 Aug, 2012 2nd rpt
Dan Lane 18 Aug, 2012 Lead β Great climbing on good holds all the way. Replaced all of the in-situ threads.
with Rach Batt
Great climbing on good holds all the way. Replaced all of the in-situ threads.
with Rach Batt
Batt 18 Aug, 2012 2nd O/S Reachy for the short
Reachy for the short
will9911 15 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
with Pete Nugent
with Pete Nugent
Pete Nugent 15 Apr, 2012 2nd dog Good lead by Will, needed to pull on the gear on the crux section at 3/4 height. We abbed/lowered off from the tree above the dead yew.
with Will Taylor (LC&CC), Rod Campbell
Good lead by Will, needed to pull on the gear on the crux section at 3/4 height. We abbed/lowered off from the tree above the dead yew.
with Will Taylor (LC&CC), Rod Campbell
Dizz 26 Mar, 2012 Lead Reach issues ... Harder for the short i think! Rested to work it out as could not reach the crux holds! Used a small pocket desperately.
with MCK
Reach issues ... Harder for the short i think! Rested to work it out as could not reach the crux holds! Used a small pocket desperately.
with MCK
Hidden 25 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
MDowson 10 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
with sam webb
with sam webb
Martin Haworth 10 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
Brannock 10 Mar, 2012 2nd rpt
PAJames ??, 2012 -
cymjt ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden 16 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
marcoleptic 30 Jun, 2011 Lead dog Got crux wrong,Went low on traverse, should go right with right hand and high with left.
Got crux wrong,Went low on traverse, should go right with right hand and high with left.
Andy Hardy 28 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
with Jonathon Prager
with Jonathon Prager
JEP 28 Jun, 2011 2nd rpt
Mike_Hayes 26 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
with James Graham
with James Graham
bigdrew 5 Jun, 2011 Lead β On Marks gear.
with mark20
On Marks gear.
with mark20
mark20 5 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
Fozzieshep 19 May, 2011 2nd first ever e1 i loved it!! amazing
first ever e1 i loved it!! amazing
Hidden 5 May, 2011 Lead
Hidden 29 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Tom Seccombe 1 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S Two pitches and two pitch abseil. I the wet
with Brother Nick
Two pitches and two pitch abseil. I the wet
with Brother Nick
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Brannock 15 Aug, 2010 2nd O/S
Wil Treasure 15 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S Sport 6a. Only a couple of nuts needed. Really good.
with brannock
Sport 6a. Only a couple of nuts needed. Really good.
with brannock
Rich Guest 4 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S Great 'Sport Climb'!!
Great 'Sport Climb'!!
Hidden 4 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Apr, 2010 Lead
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead
Hidden 13 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
Misha 5 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S Juggy pockets a-plenty, very nice. Some moves looked hard but none actually were hard, don't think it's 5c. Climbed up to the tree from the left, looks there's a variation from the right past a thread. Four more threads on the route, getting a bit old but possible to back them up by threading slings or with other gear.
Juggy pockets a-plenty, very nice. Some moves looked hard but none actually were hard, don't think it's 5c. Climbed up to the tree from the left, looks there's a variation from the right past a thread. Four more threads on the route, getting a bit old but possible to back them up by threading slings or with other gear.
metal arms 22 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
Barry D 22 Aug, 2009 Lead
with Mel
with Mel
Hidden 22 Aug, 2009 2nd
Brown 22 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
Owen W-G 9 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S Pleasant and well-pro climbing. 2 cruxes, one (5b) to get off the tree and the second (5c) right near the top, but there's a few good nuts and insitu threads abound.
with Si & Andy
Pleasant and well-pro climbing. 2 cruxes, one (5b) to get off the tree and the second (5c) right near the top, but there's a few good nuts and insitu threads abound.
with Si & Andy
Hidden 14 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
Si dH 14 Jul, 2009 2nd O/S
with Neil Furniss
with Neil Furniss
gazfellows 24 Jun, 2009 2nd
with ShaunD
with ShaunD
gazfellows 24 Jun, 2009 2nd
with ShaunD
with ShaunD
mic_b 24 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S
Hidden 24 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
Jon Read 2 Aug, 2008 Lead
with Mark Sharrat & Andi Turner
with Mark Sharrat & Andi Turner
mark s 2 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
with jon read andi t
with jon read andi t
Hidden 21 May, 2008 Lead
Hidden 24 Jul, 2007 2nd
Ian Broome 14 Jul, 2007 Lead β
with Bob
with Bob
Ropeboy 15 Apr, 2007 Lead
Coel Hellier 31 Mar, 2007 Lead
goi.ashmore 8 Jul, 2006 Lead RP Slipped off!
with John Marsland
Slipped off!
with John Marsland
John Marsland 8 Jul, 2006 2nd
Boy ??, 2006 -
chrishedgehog 11 Oct, 2005 Lead O/S
with Erwin Bottomley
with Erwin Bottomley
Chris the Tall 15 Jul, 2005 Lead rpt Virtually a sports route but fine moves
with sishaw
Virtually a sports route but fine moves
with sishaw
Dave Bond 8 Sep, 2004 Lead O/S
with sharon
with sharon
steveb2006 17 Apr, 2004 Lead Both lead
with Dave Taylor
Both lead
with Dave Taylor
Phill Mitch ??, 2004 Lead O/S
with john d
with john d
pauldrew 4 Oct, 2003 -
pete johnson 4 Oct, 2003 -
cem 6 Jul, 2002 Lead O/S
with James Gregory
with James Gregory
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 2002 -
Budge 17 Sep, 2000 Lead
with Rich, Mike Oates
with Rich, Mike Oates
Nick Haine 9 Apr, 2000 Lead O/S
David Slater ?Aug, 1998 Lead
with Banbury MC
with Banbury MC
Hidden 20 Apr, 1997 Lead
steveb2006 1 Mar, 1997 Lead Both lead
with Simon Mee
Both lead
with Simon Mee
craig h 29 Apr, 1996 Lead O/S
with Janet Hannah
with Janet Hannah
Hidden ?Nov, 1995 Lead O/S
andy_pemberton 28 Oct, 1995 Lead v. nice. + seconded 12.5.1996
v. nice. + seconded 12.5.1996
Gordon Stainforth 15 Oct, 1995 2nd
with Richard McHardy, Barbara McHardy, Steve Dean
with Richard McHardy, Barbara McHardy, Steve Dean
Daniel Wrightson ?Oct, 1995 Lead O/S
with Olivia Horner
with Olivia Horner
Chris the Tall ?Apr, 1995 Lead β
with Bill G
with Bill G
nickcanute ??, 1995 Lead
steveb2006 28 Aug, 1994 Lead ??
??
Marti999 ?May, 1994 2nd O/S
with john
with john
Backinthegame 19 Mar, 1994 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1994 Lead O/S
robtrooper ??, 1994 Lead O/S
Neil McA 20 Jun, 1993 2nd rpt
with pete barrass
with pete barrass
Bruce Kerr 27 Mar, 1993 Lead
with Perric Crellin
with Perric Crellin
Neil McA 27 Mar, 1993 2nd rpt
with Andy Perkins
with Andy Perkins
Colin McKerrell ??, 1993 -
Hidden 20 Sep, 1992 AltLd
Ena ?Jul, 1992 Lead rpt Again!
Again!
Rob Davies 20 Apr, 1992 Lead Possibly another later date
with Angus McLean
Possibly another later date
with Angus McLean
Rob Davies 11 Apr, 1992 Lead
leathers 4 Apr, 1992 Lead O/S
with Martin Whittaker
with Martin Whittaker
AlanLittle 11 Mar, 1992 Lead
nai ??, 1992 Lead
ajtay ??, 1992 -
with Various
with Various
Roget 11 Aug, 1991 Lead O/S
with colin
with colin
tlr 4 Aug, 1991 Lead
with nai
with nai
Hidden ?Aug, 1991 Lead
Hidden 15 Jun, 1991 2nd
Ena ?Jun, 1991 Lead β
Neil R 26 May, 1991 2nd
with Ed
with Ed
NickJH ??, 1991 -
Darron ??, 1990 -
Hidden 15 Oct, 1989 Lead
Hidden 14 Oct, 1989 2nd
Hidden 20 Aug, 1989 Lead
Michael Hood 16 Jul, 1989 Lead
babymoac 11 Jun, 1989 2nd
with Dave P, Vic L
with Dave P, Vic L
Alan Scowcroft 4 May, 1989 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Jun, 1988 Lead
Hidden ?Jun, 1988 -
Derek Furze ??, 1988 Lead
with Leigh Harrison
with Leigh Harrison
John Marsland 30 Aug, 1987 Lead
with Paul
with Paul
steveb2006 25 Jul, 1987 2nd First climb for 6 1/2 weeks. Climb it ok
with Andy Towne, Gez Morgan
First climb for 6 1/2 weeks. Climb it ok
with Andy Towne, Gez Morgan
steveb2006 31 May, 1987 Lead
with Mervyn Dudley
with Mervyn Dudley
Billg 19 Apr, 1987 2nd
with Dave Gregory
with Dave Gregory
goshawk ??, 1987 Lead
Hidden ??, 1987 Lead O/S
Stoney Boy ?Oct, 1986 2nd O/S
with Phil Cundy, Steve Wigmore
with Phil Cundy, Steve Wigmore
Martin Bennett 31 Aug, 1986 -
with MT
with MT
Mike Owen 27 Jul, 1986 2nd β
with Elaine Owen, Gavin Peat
with Elaine Owen, Gavin Peat
Gezzer ??, 1986 Lead O/S
with Merv Dudley
with Merv Dudley
Hidden 1 May, 1985 Lead
Ian Clare ??, 1985 -
andy gittins ??, 1985 -
Hidden 6 Oct, 1984 Lead
neilh 23 Jul, 1984 Lead
John Marsland 21 Jul, 1984 2nd
with Dave Mould
with Dave Mould
andybirtwistle 7 Jul, 1984 Lead
with Mike Arnold, Ernie Greenwood
with Mike Arnold, Ernie Greenwood
steveb2006 16 Jun, 1984 Lead dog First E1 lead. Rest on a sling
with Mervyn Dudley
First E1 lead. Rest on a sling
with Mervyn Dudley
UKB Shark 9 Jun, 1984 Lead O/S
with Phill Dickens
with Phill Dickens
AlanLittle ??, 1984 Lead
with Carl Blakeley
with Carl Blakeley
Hidden 13 Nov, 1983 Lead
charlesmfrench 24 Sep, 1983 AltLd O/S L,2.
L,2.
Hidden 7 May, 1983 Lead
Hidden 30 Apr, 1983 2nd
Neil McA 25 Jul, 1982 Lead O/S
with Steve Hartland, Bob from Barnsley
with Steve Hartland, Bob from Barnsley
Hidden 8 Jul, 1982 Lead
Andy Stephenson 1 Sep, 1981 Lead O/S
with Chris Plant
with Chris Plant
Hidden ?May, 1981 AltLd
uphillnow ??, 1980 Lead
D Tempest ??, 1980 Lead
rogerskews ??, 1978 AltLd
with Martin Coward
with Martin Coward
Nigel Bond 13 Sep, 1975 AltLd
with Ben Foord
with Ben Foord
mikej 18 Nov, 1973 Lead
with Geoff Williams
with Geoff Williams
Hidden 12 Jun, 1973 Lead
Andy Edgar ??, 1972 Lead It was given as VS with a point of aid, so free climbed it, as many people did I expect
with Mick Hardwick
It was given as VS with a point of aid, so free climbed it, as many people did I expect
with Mick Hardwick
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