Delstree Top 50

3 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
 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

USER COMMENTS

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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  • Route Grade Votings

    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
    1 Star 0 of 35
    0 Stars 0 of 35
    Bag of ..... 0 of 35

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