Holly Tree Buttress

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Lots of sun!
8 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

As the years roll by the tree gets ever bigger and the routes around it disappear under the spiky foliage. The routes to either side of the tree are included for completeness, though their current condition might preclude doing all the routes on the crag in a day. Guidebook page 210.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Pingers Left-hand
6m. The left-hand side of the wall, finishing up a shallow groove. The arete should be avoided, unless you are struggling.
 VS 5b
2
Pingers
6m. Climb directly up the centre of the wall using small pockets (a mono on a VS - wild!) and flakes. There are variations...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
VS 5a
3
Pingers Right-hand
6m. The wall right of Pingers can be climbed avoiding holds on the parent route. It is tricky - both the climbing and the...
 
Technical
VS 5c
4
Prickly Rib
7m. Climb the wall just left of the holly tree to finish up the left-hand side of the rib, or as close as the holly allows.
1 user comment
 S 4b
5
Holly Tree Chimney
8m. Climb up and across a slab under the roof (secateurs and body armour required) to finish up the chimney.
 HVD
6
Touch and Go
6m. Climb to the roof and pull over left of the nose, fingery, powerful and bold. The landing is a bit sharp.
 
Technical
Strong
Rounded
E2 6b
7
Holly Tree Wall
6m. The narrow wall and thin crack passing right of the bulge.
 
1 Stars
VS 4b
8
Holly Tree Hover
6m. An illogical finish pulls left to the short wall above the roof.
 
Strong
VS 5a
9
Saintís Wall
6m. The awkward crack passing a niche. Prayers may be needed.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
S 4a
10
Oak Tree Wall
6m. A short groove leads to moves right then climb the shallow cracked groove to a rounded exit.
 
Rounded
HS 4a
11
The Mantelshelf
6m. The slippery slab leads to a bulge which is passed by a gut-busting mantel. Continue to the top. Long graded a taxing Diff.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Rounded
S 4c
12
Humpty Dumpty
6m. The steep right-hand rib via a good red jug - no deviations!
 
Rounded
HS 4b
  • Latest Comments

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    Main Mast Crack
    "Much to my disappointment (I'd even donned my Aldi thrutching jacket in preparat..." 23/Jul

    Pingers
    "Is this the only VS with a one finger pull-up?" 10/Dec

    The Shelf
    "A classic highball sprint." 25/Sep top50

    The Prow
    "'Lifting a Fridge'it couldn't be put any better!" 13/Sep top50

    Pets' Corner
    "Yeah, got to be worth 2 stars at least. Certainly one of the best routes I've do..." 12/Sep top50

    Pets' Corner
    "better than zeta wall" 12/Sep top50

    Prickly Rib
    "Up the left hand side of the rib, surely? Though might be HS up the right hand ..." 26/Jun

    The Bulkhead
    "More like VS 4c I reckon. The slightly overhanging finger crack at the top is da..." 19/Jun

    Bonzo
    "One of your reachy symbols would suit this climb well." 31/May top50

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