Tree Buttress and Crocodile

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Early morning sun
15 mins
Level
Sheltered

A diverse section with some crack climbs plus a few harder challenges including a fine prow with contrasting side-walls. Shady in the summer but green for much of the rest of the year.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Tree Buttress
On the left-hand side of the bay climb to ledges, then move right almost to the big tree. Finish up the steep flaky crack on...
1 user comment
 VS
2
Midas Man
The wall left of the tree, via a short crack and a long reach.
 E3
3
Tree Climb
A good sharp-edged crack leads to the big tree. Continue up the steep crack and tree in tandem. Well named!
1 user comment
 HS
4
Tree Neighbour
From the tree, step right for some traditional chimney fun!
 
Graunchy
S
5
Third Time Lucky
Climb the mini-Inverted V. The exit gives the tough crux.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VS
6
Gom Jabbar
The hanging right arete is unprotected, fingery and hard. A sensible side-runner stops a ground fall but not hitting the ledge.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E8
7
By-Pass Route
Follow the ramp left to the ledge. The groove left of the corner is a little easier than it looks and has helpful chockstones.
 HS
8
Central Crack
The body-width crack splitting the roof is a really ugly customer. The groove at the back of the ledge is easier and more...
 
Technical
Graunchy
HVS
9
Wall Finish
A better finish to Central Crack up the flaky crack to the right.
 VS
10
Agadoo
Boulder up to the hanging crack. The landing is poor.
 
Technical
E3
11
Albert Spansworthy
Span right to a pocket (gear) then finish direct. Totally height dependent - the E5 is for an 'average six footer'!
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E5
12
Nah'han
A superb line which slaps its wild way up the left-hand side of the arete throughout into ever more serious territory.
 
3 Stars
E8
13
Make it Snappy
The right side of the arete. From the ledges move up and left around the arete to a black pocket. Hard moves up and right reach...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
E6
14
Ecky Thump
The wall just right of the arete is bold, fingery and technical!
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6
15
Crocodile
A bold route; another of Gardom's fine E3 ticks. It is pushy in its central part, the runners and holds are there, though both...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
E3
16
Right-hand Crack
The open groove on the right-hand edge of the wall with a useful bonsai tree has its well-protected crux right at the top.
 
1 Stars
VS
17
Red Sky Rib
The rib around right is quite bold early on and leads to steeper cracks above.
 
1 Stars
VD
  • Latest Comments

    For GARDOM'S

    Corner Crack
    "Changed from D to D, no votes" 23/Mar

    Bitter
    "v.safe, great move(s) - if only it were longer" 21/May

    Landsick
    "Did Landsick, Moyers and Eye of Faith last Saturday; this one was by far the har..." 20/Sep

    Apple Arete
    "yer very nice in the upper section but very escapable to the rght in bottom half..." 03/May

    Crottle
    "That about sums it up" 29/Mar

    Tree Groove
    "Probably HS 4b with a couple of big cams for the traverse. Actually, probably HS..." 05/Oct

    Gardom's Unconquerable
    "Excellent route, the bottom flake is hard work and interest is maintained to the..." 29/May

    Make it Snappy
    "I agree, the description is perhaps somewhat misleading. It may have a big fall ..." 29/Apr

    Gardom's Unconquerable
    "Its only bold if you don't spot the hidden gear!" 23/Apr

    Finale Groove
    "I don't agree with Phil Lyon, there is loads of bomber gear placements! First pi..." 21/Mar

    Make it Snappy
    "This is an awesome route, hard but pretty safe with a big fall out zone. Not su..." 01/Dec

    Waterloo Sunset
    "harder than it looks and a fall from the crux would put you near the ground. int..." 20/Nov

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