Holly Tree Wall and Continuation Wall

Adjacent Areas
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Above the laid back routes of the Idwal Slabs lie two steeper tiers of quality rock. The rapid-drying nature and wonderful setting make up for their lack of stature. Routes here make a logical extension to any of those below. Approach (see map on page 183) - Any of the lower routes up Idwal Slabs lead to the terrace below Holly Tree Wall. It is quite hard to scramble off the top of Holly Tree Wall. It is perhaps preferable to do a route up the Continuation Wall. From here scramble left to reach the top of the main Idwal descent - see previous page. Guidebook page 194.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Rampart Corner
A good pitch up the shallow groove cleaving the cleanest piece of rock here. Climb the groove then traverse left and pull...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5c
2
Original Route
A top-notch lead for 1918 and a great route.1) 5a, 25m. Boulder into the groove in the centre of the face then follow the...
 
3 Stars
Technical
VS 5a
3
Piton Route
A fine open climb with good positions. An escape into Lazarus is possible. Climb into the short groove and exit right to...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
VS 4c
4
Lazarus
The easiest line hereabouts and a logical continuation to Tennis Shoe which finishes 50m to the left. Start from the large...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
S 4a
5
Javelin Buttress
Start down and right of the large ledges at the top of the Slabs, below a groove right of Lazarus. Climb the groove that splits...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
VS 4c
6
Javelin Blade
A super route which is well worth the effort required to get to the start. Now follow Javelin Buttress to the thread, and spare...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E1 5b
7
The Arete
Start up the groove then trend left to the well-positioned edge.
 
2 Stars
VD
8
The Upper Staircase
The awkward big-boot groove.
 D
9
Continuation Crack
The crack in the face - neat.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
HVS 5a
10
Groove Above
A stopper move guards the main groove. Gain the groove with difficulty, head up it to bulges then escape right.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
S 4b
11
Diagonal Route
Climb twin cracks then cross Groove Above to finish up the arete.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS 5a
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