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44m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The original classic has become polished over the years. It is still worth doing but be prepared for a slippery time. Start from a narrow grassy ledge above and left of the large tree growing left of the toe of the buttress.
1) 4b, 18m. Climb the glossy flake-crack then step right onto a short, steep, shattered wall above (some suspect holds). Step out right and belay left of a large pinnacle.
2) 4b, 26m. Climb to the top of the pinnacle, then slide up the shiny crack to a possible stance. Climb the pleasant ramp, in a superb situation, to finish up the grassy groove. Belay on the ledge on the right or find a well-hidden iron spike in the grass. © Rockfax

FA. D.Johnson, D.Mellor 1960.

Ticklists

Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, Classic Peak Limestone Trad - VDiff to E2, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, World Graded List, Peak Rock/10/White Life, 2016 Targets, Definitive *** Peak Lime

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Anvil.Chorus 19 Sep Show βeta
βeta: New BMC guide maybe off route at the start compared to 1980s BMC guide.
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βeta: New BMC guide maybe off route at the start compared to 1980s BMC guide.
alasdair.scott 30 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Evidence of Peregrines nesting at the belay, although it appears they are fully fledged and have left now.
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βeta: Evidence of Peregrines nesting at the belay, although it appears they are fully fledged and have left now.
nick w 13 Jun, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: nesting birds next to the belay stance 2 days ago,thought it was a bit chossy.3 stars?
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βeta: nesting birds next to the belay stance 2 days ago,thought it was a bit chossy.3 stars?
craigswoods 15 Aug, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: First 4 metres or so of the first pitch were good. Quite loose and chossy after that. Second pitch was ncie though
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βeta: First 4 metres or so of the first pitch were good. Quite loose and chossy after that. Second pitch was ncie though

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Birch Tree Wall Direct

Grade: VS 5a ***
(Black Rocks)