9m. Climb the groove right of the birch tree, step over to the tree and then, with help of the tree, launch into the offwidth crack above.

Pre 1957, poss E.Y.M.C.

Ticklists: Tree Climbing Routes, A "Dirty Dozen" More.

Paulo H 02/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Whole area has been cleared and the birch tree is no more. Fab route in the sun.

with with Stu
Alastair Hudson 19/Sep/15 Solo O/S

Up to the tree was fine, using a foot on the tree (a good scar - many others must have done this...) helped to get established in the crack. I didn't even consider not using the tree on Solo.

Hidden 03/Oct/14 2nd
Hidden 03/Oct/14 Lead O/S
scott mayled 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
scott mayled 03/Aug/08 -
dazbarker 07/May/08 2nd dnf
with Frank
FrankKeogh 07/May/08 Lead O/S

well place birch, testing for the smaller climber to finish a confident step required.

with Daz
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead O/S
Will Smith 29/May/07 TR O/S

Led as far as the tree. After spending twenty minutes trying to make the move into the off width crack, I finally asked for a top rope. Of course, as soon as I'd made the move I realised it wasn't too bad and should've done it on lead. If you want to get any gear in the off width crack, bring something massive. Two stacked hexes would do it or a size 5 or 6 cam!

with Andrew and David
PanzerHanzler 24/May/07 Lead O/S

Caterpillar swim style through the crack! This was a brillant "traditional" thrutch!

with David Rafe
Hidden ?/May/06 2nd
trisimondo 06/Jun/94 Solo
craig h 27/Jun/91 Solo O/S
Andy Say 14/Apr/87 Solo
charlesmfrench 31/Jan/82 Solo O/S
99bolivar ??/1981 TR
Dave Musgrove ??/1975 Solo
mikej 05/May/71 Solo
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