Birch Tree Wall Top 50

3 Stars
Rounded
 VS 4c

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16m. The classic of the crag. Climb a groove then move rightwards to a ledge on the arete. Traverse the shelf (an ancient chipped hold, plus a huge cam and/or small wires might be of help) leftwards to the base of the left-trending groove. Balance up this to the top. A Direct Start is 6a and a finish up the arete on the right is a little harder and bolder than the original finish.
FA. Brian Evans 1955. FA. (Direct Start) Al Manson 1978

USER COMMENTS

Not convinced about the need for a fluttery heart symbol. I'm among the most cowardly of climbers but find this OK. There's gear at waist level (or above) at all the hard bits, and when it gets run out near the top it's much easier.
Simon Caldwell - 08/Jan/07

the small gear at the back of the traverse is hard to reach for short@rses (I'm a shade under 5'4") - I found a #5 friend to wack in a great confidence builder
peri - 10/Jun/08

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