Delstree Top 50

3 Stars
 HVS 5a

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18m. The magnificent central crack set in a shallow groove is approached from a cave recess. It is delicate up the ramp and strenuous up the groove - hence the name. A rounded exit completes the fun, though according to an acquaintance who has been to Thailand it is nothing like an elephant's arse!
FA. Joe Brown late 1950s


Bit of a sketchy move to complete the traverse to the crack, but then fine climbing in some great positions :)
Nick Smith - 14/Jul/03

OOps - I pressed the wrong button on the voting ! I think the route is really too disjointed to be worthy of ***, despite the history. **
GrahamD - 06/Sep/04

Highly unusual and therefore tremendous, as for the grade I think it's HVS if you are a E2 climber.
Ian Jones - 29/Jun/05

What a great route - a very impressive line up this steep buttress, solid 5a all the way, loads of variety and a slightly scary finish. Brilliant!
John Parker - 08/Aug/07

Did Hen cloud Eliminate, Bachelors Left hand, and Delstree all in same day. Delstree was the hardest of the 3 by quite a long way.
craig devonshire - 05/Jul/09

That's strange - I did all 3 in the same day as well and thought that delstree was the easiest, but that may be because i was actually warmed up by then
Alex Elsworth - 30/Jul/10

I was having a bad day. I got onto the main crack and really struggled to place gear. Too exhausted to carry and so I am ashamed to say that I bailed. I'll try again when I'm feeling fitter.
albie niedojadlo - 06/Sep/10

Some sublime thuggery up the groove; very sustained 5a. Best route I've done at Hencloud.
alexzander89 - 23/Sep/10

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    Total votes cast 111
    hard E1 0 of 38
    E1 0 of 38
    easy E1 2 of 38
    hard HVS 15 of 38
    HVS 21 of 38
    easy HVS 0 of 38
    hard VS 0 of 38
    VS 0 of 38
    easy VS 0 of 38
    hard 5b 0 of 38
    5b 0 of 38
    easy 5b 2 of 38
    hard 5a 14 of 38
    5a 22 of 38
    easy 5a 0 of 38
    hard 4c 0 of 38
    4c 0 of 38
    easy 4c 0 of 38
    3 Stars 32 of 35
    2 Stars 3 of 35
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