Three Tree Climb

3 Stars
 HS 4b

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A popular and pleasant line up the left arete of the quarry. A strenuous juggy start and awkward groove lead to a ledge. A grope around to the right should locate a good flake; a quick layback reaches a pine stump on a ledge (popular belay spot) then finish more easily out leftwards.
FA. Albert Shutt 1952. After some over-exuberant pruning in about 2010 there is less than half a tree left now!


Good climb, got 1/4 way up and the heavens opened! It made some moves a little challenging especially the step on and up the flake, but even wet the holds were still positive. This climb also has some good rests which was for the best. I just wished my shoes could have stayed dry!
Leon - 15/May/03

Very enjoyable, not quite three star stuff though.
Jonathan T - 19/Sep/04

Fantastic route. Great holds and moves. Big grins all the way up!
mat_galvin - 28/May/05

Agree,not quite 2 stars. Didn't layback the crack, instead traversed right using a good foothold on the arete onto the face, then straight up to the tree. Gives good exposed
moves, and no harder.
Sankey - 26/Nov/05

Very easy for the grade and much easier than I remember. Great fun and plenty of gear
Chris the Tall - 11/Dec/05

nice route, but i found it harder than the likes of pmc1 and manchester buttress.
Iain Cattanach - 12/Jun/06

My first ever climb (seconded) 20 years ago and my son's first lead at this grade. Great protection for a beginner.
Roger Watson - 06/Apr/07

Lovely route with protection in the right places for the difficulties.
SJW - 25/Apr/10

Jugs a plenty, but the start is tricky. Did impressive commando roll on 1 ft drop off eliciting 9.9s from spectators. Higher up pulled off an elegant manouver to gain tentative holds only to find that one was a huge jug - I felt conned!
paul watson - 05/Jun/10

No trees left now - only stumps. Some nice moves between big rests but probably not a 3* route
GrahamD - 13/Dec/10

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