Rockfax Description
A climb with exciting shenanigans on the upper wall. Climb the wide crack to the tree, then access the wall above with difficulty using the rotting woodwork. Finish direct or a little more easily, over to the right. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Tree Climbing Routes, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Unusual and Interesting Routes You Must Do VS- E2, Do you climb Very Severe?.

cragtyke 14/Nov/17 2nd
with Nik
buxtoncoffeelover 14/Nov/17 Lead

Great fun. Sling on the tree felt far below as I stepped onto the green, damp upper wall, but good gear arrived soon enough!

pingora 12/Nov/17 2nd O/S
Kirill 12/Nov/17 Lead
with Masaki
adi bryant 15/Oct/17 2nd

Heartsing surf

with Rachel
Rachel Hoyland 15/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Derek Furze 01/Jun/17 2nd

Entertaining with the tree and a decent climb regardless

with Rick
Lessworkmoreclimbing 23/Apr/17 2nd

Seconded after backing off - first gritstone lead for many years! Turns out I didn't need more grit prowess, just needed to climb higher up the tree.

with Kev
stevo smith ?/Mar/17 Lead
with Chris B.
Ardo 18/Dec/16 Lead β

Variation supersport, direct through tree.

sopaz 18/Dec/16 Lead
with Neil, Mackie
Droyd 13/Sep/16 2nd O/S

Don't normally log seconds, but was caught in the most horrific storm immediately after topping out - good, moist fun getting back to the car. Decent route though, and the tree seems pretty solid.

with Emily
Fred Lazell 29/Aug/16 Lead
with Peter Danson
Hidden 29/Aug/16 2nd
adi bryant 18/Aug/16 2nd rpt
with Jimmy
Capricorn One 21/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Karen PCC
alexjf 21/Jul/16 Lead O/S
danny61379 21/Jul/16 2nd
Hidden 06/Jun/16 Lead
harold walmsley 01/May/16 Lead O/S

Started up Flamingo Wall but the upper bulge was green so stepped into tree and finished up Oak Tree Walk. Even this felt green and insecure at the step off the tree.

with Mark Hounslea
olddirtydoggy 07/Apr/16 Lead
Jimbo C 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Jurr
Gav Williams 20/Sep/15 2nd
JEP 20/Sep/15 Lead

With a variant start up Flamingo Wall

with Gavin
Hidden 13/Sep/15 Lead
john_ni 05/Sep/15 2nd
with Julian Sorrell (PCC), John Maxfield (PCC)
john max 05/Sep/15 2nd
with Julian Sorrell
AnniH 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Did the direct. Took a while to commit. Once on it, well, you have that massive oak behind your bum, you're not gonna fall far...

with Andy Railton
Hidden 06/Jun/15 2nd
Vincej 06/Jun/15 Lead
with Nevil
Hidden 29/May/15 -
john_ni 28/May/15 Lead O/S
with Andy Prichard (PCC)
Hidden 27/May/15 2nd
Hidden 27/May/15 Lead
the power 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with deacon
Tony Ryland 18/May/15 Lead
with Andrew Lodge
Andrew Lodge 18/May/15 2nd

Enjoyable and unusual. It's going to be several grades harder when the tree finally gives up.

with Tony
Deezel65 13/May/15 Lead O/S

Climbing the tree is the hardest bit of the route... nice and steady

Hidden 26/Apr/15 Lead
barneytrubble 27/Sep/14 2nd
Graeme Hammond 25/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Good apart from all the stupid tree business and the potential of falling into it. Tree is far from dying or dead as some users have said. Would like to try climbing up to the crack to the left of the tree next time as this looked better than all the monkey tree climbing lark.

LauraC567 18/Apr/14 2nd β
with Emma Biczyk
djones66 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S

I thought this was an excellent route. Reading other people's routes makes me wonder (genuinely)if people are doing differenbt versions of the route. I stood on the tree'ledge' and then moved up left in the crack/flake line, without climbing up the tree as such, and thought it was a really good sequence, and not easy (VS4c and not easy at that). If people have actually been tree-climbing to avoid doing that sequence, then they've missed out on some really good climbing as well as damaging the tree.

with Stve mc D
Hidden 01/Oct/13 2nd
stevo smith 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Climbed to the halfway oak tree and belayed. top half climbed without using the tree! A Nice route with a grand finish...Enjoyed!

with Matty Tate
Hidden 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
max_chan 04/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with John PCC
john max 04/Jul/13 Lead
colin milton 11/Jun/13 2nd
with shaun l
Robin Nichols 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/13 Lead β
Hardcore Pat 18/May/13 Lead O/S
with Chris Vanderz
mamboochris ?/May/13 -
with Andrew
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Brannock 05/Jan/13 2nd O/S
Martin Haworth 05/Jan/13 Lead O/S
cem 23/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Kirill 23/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 11/Aug/12 Lead
with Viv
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 TR O/S
cragtyke 15/Apr/12 2nd
with john g
sopaz 04/Feb/12 2nd

In the snow!

Pilch 30/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Graham
Hidden 22/Jun/11 Lead O/S
cem 14/Nov/10 2nd rpt
with Charles Mason
Dan Lane 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Good, but not 2 stars, tree is not far off dead, and there is a step made by climbers part way up the tree.

with Dad
MikeDowsett 24/Oct/10 2nd

Tried to lead without the tree and failed. Belayed off tree and Pete led stepping off the tree. Its all in the name.

with John Harrison, Pete Scott
Jules Lane ?/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Dan
Hidden 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Shauna 05/Sep/10 2nd rpt

Had backed off leading this...

with Jules
JulesV 05/Sep/10 Lead
with Shauna Cunningham
David Wynne 13/Mar/10 2nd

Very Exciting

Adam1973 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
cymjt ??/2010 -
Hidden 19/Aug/09 Lead rpt
pebbles 16/Aug/09 TR

backed of move from tree onto rock - looked very thin, and did not trust the hollow upper tree trunk to take a fall - its alive but now virtually just a shell of bark and about an inch of wood. carmen belayed patiently but declined the offer of a turn on the top rope

with carmen
Hidden 16/Aug/09 2nd O/S
arctic_jen 11/May/09 2nd
with Dan
dpmUK 11/May/09 Lead O/S

Tree looks like it's getting damaged from all the climbing so I recommend avoiding it. Definitely not two stars in my opinion. More like a bag of ...

with Jen
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead O/S
Sankey 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Tom V 15/Mar/09 2nd
with John Burns
Hannah Moulton ??/2009 Lead
with Rob Middleton
RM199 ??/2009 -
Dinger 14/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Pete Davies
adi bryant 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Acorn fight!

Hidden 31/May/08 Solo
fellgazelle 24/May/08 2nd O/S
with Dave Fooks
Hidden 06/May/08 Lead O/S
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Al Evans ??/2008 -
lithos 15/Dec/07 Lead

stood in the tree for 20 mins and it was COLD !

with Simon C
Simon Caldwell 15/Dec/07 2nd rpt


with Rob and Carmen
Hidden 14/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 08/Apr/07 2nd dnf

Phil led this. I hate stepping out of trees in high wind

with Phil Ashton
jimbobimbo 17/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Mel
Hidden 17/Mar/07 2nd
victim of mathematics 05/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Fiend
cem 12/Feb/06 Lead O/S
with Pete Atkinson, Graham Dolman
Hidden 30/Jan/06 Lead rpt
DerwentDiluted 23/Apr/05 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Hidden ?/Sep/01 2nd
Mark Riley ?/Apr/00 Lead
with Pete Oates
roncaves 03/Jun/97 Lead
martroberts ??/1996 Lead O/S
nuts and bolts ?/Aug/95 -
astrecks 13/May/95 Lead O/S
with Rod
roncaves 19/May/92 2nd
with Martin Vimpney
Roget 25/Aug/91 Solo O/S
with chris jones, Jonathan T
NeilGriffiths ??/1991 Solo
babymoac 28/Jun/86 Lead
with Pravin
tapley 12/Aug/84 Lead
with David Bacon
Paul Ha ??/1981 Lead
with Neil Harrison
Rob Davies 25/May/80 2nd
with Graham Wilson, Mike Papworth
Tom V ??/1978 -
Nigel Bond 31/Oct/76 Lead
with John
RichardMc 11/Aug/75 2nd
with Dave Langmead
Hidden 29/May/73 Lead
mikej 01/Sep/70 Lead
with E
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