Delstree Area

Adjacent Areas
< Far Left  |  Central Climb Area >

Trad
Afternoon sun
10 mins
Uphill

Three towering grooves in the orange part of the spectrum make this section of the cliff ever-popular. Add in the technical Better End, the fine exposed En Rappel and the searing Caesarean and you have a prime destination. Guidebook page 84.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Chockstone Crack
12m. The chimney in the recess on the left side of the face.
1 user comment
 M
2
The Better End
12m. The steep crack is a battle, especially the crucial upper part. Originally called The Bitter End because of the aid point.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
E2 5c
3
Blizzard Buttress
16m. Follow En Rappel but keep trending right to a ledge the a chimney up which the climb finishes.
 
2 Stars
HVS 4c
4
The Raid
12m. Climb into the precarious groove in the arete to reach a ledge then take the hard crack to a finish up runnels.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4 6a
5
En Rappel
16m. Mantel up the left-hand side of the front face, linking ledges, move right up to a slabby groove and climb this to more...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
HVS 5a
6
Caesarean
16m. A superb line cutting up the thin cracks in the steep face. Well-protected throughout but fingery, technical and...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
Rounded
E4 6b
7
Main Crack
16m. The left-hand of the trio of cracks is of an awkward width throughout and, to add to the fun, the exit is tricky too.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
8
Delstree Top 50
18m. The magnificent central crack set in a shallow groove is approached from a cave recess. It is delicate up the ramp and...
8 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
HVS 5a
9
Levitation
18m. Start up Reunion Crack then tackle the soaring arete on its right-hand side, aiming for the final flake. Usually protected...
 
Fluttery
E5 6a
10
Reunion Crack
18m. Bridge through the slot as for Delstree and then follow the slab and the curving corner by mild laybacking to a juggy...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
VS 4c
11
Slab Way
22m. The deep gully to the right is much used as a way down though it also makes a mild beginners route.
 
1 Stars
M
12
The Pinch
20m. From a short way up the gully, climb the right-hand face of the tower to the last horizontal then step left and improvise...
 
Reachy
Technical
E1 5c
  • Access Issues for Western Grit


  • Latest Comments

    For HEN CLOUD

    Chicken
    "Absolute classic! Not that bold, but I thought 5b all the way, and so hard for ..." 14/Sep

    Solid Geometry
    "Lovely sequency climbing up the 'petrified vine'. Protection is just about adequ..." 23/Sep

    Delstree
    "I was having a bad day. I got onto the main crack and really struggled to place ..." 06/Sep top50

    Delstree
    "That's strange - I did all 3 in the same day as well and thought that delstree w..." 30/Jul top50

    Problem 1
    "An excellent, scary problem up the right hand vein at V2. I reckon the line jus..." 24/Apr

    The Arete
    "My first ever trad climb :) Its quite exposed so was thrilling for a 1st traditi..." 01/Aug

    Bachelor's Left-hand
    "Good but a bit disjointed. Thought HCE was the better route" 05/Jul top50

    Thompson's Buttress Route 2
    "this is a Good route offering little protection for the first few meters" 22/Apr

    B4, XS
    "Thought it was bottom end E7 French 7a" 05/Apr

    Search for comments