Ash Tree Wall

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A good selection of lower grade routes with some mild cracks that make the area worth a visit for brushing up on your jamming. There is also plenty of bouldering hereabouts - see the Rockfax Peak Bouldering book.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Sunlight Caller
Awkward moves up the wall right of the arete.
 
Technical
VS 5b
2
Oak Tree Face
This is the short crack to an awkward exit.
 
Graunchy
HS 4b
3
Boggle Boothroyd
Climb just left of the right arete.
 VS 4c
4
The Last Great Problem
The left arete of the buttress is tricky but misnamed.
 
Technical
HVS 5c
5
Striker
The centre of the blank wall has a desperate start. Slightly left, using the arete is an easier f7A+.
 
Technical
f7C+
6
Beach Tea One
From the arete, move left then finish direct.
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS 6a
7
Ivy Tree
A tricky problem up the wall and arete. The roof direct is E1 6a.
8 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
8
All Star's Goal
Climb the centre of the wall trending left to a deep horizontal break and finish direct with difficulty and/or a dyno.
3 user comments
 
Technical
Dyno
E1 6a
9
Evening Wall
Trend right to finish just left of the arete.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
10
Wall Chimney
The outrageous rift is a gradually-easing struggle. Tasty!
8 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
S 4a
11
Happily Ever After
Climbed direct past the nose to pockets with pre-placed runners.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6 6c
12
Nefertiti
From the nose, move right and climb the scoop with difficulty. Pre-placed runners protect. Has been highballed at f7A.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6 6c
13
Wall Corner
Climb left of the arete steeply to reach a crack, which is then followed throughout. A direct finish is VS 4c.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
HVD 4a
14
Ash Tree Variations
Climb the tricky wall (only 5b for the tall and talented) to the break, then step right and head up the slab to a tricky...
14 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 5c
15
Ash Tree Wall
Climb the grim fat-fist crack to its end then traverse left reach to the pleasant right-trending groove.
27 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Graunchy
S 4a
16
Ash Tree Wall Eliminate
The narrow wall just right is, not surprisingly, an eliminate.
 
Technical
VS 5b
17
Ash Trees Forever
The wall and arete right of the wide crack are nice enough.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS 5b
18
Ash Tree Crack
The first continuous crack gives good jamming and good gear.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
19
Artificial Stimulant
The narrow slab has a couple of nice moves. No side-runners at this grade, or award yourself an HVS if you are tempted.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
E2 5b
20
Bilberry Crack
The next long crack is easier than those to the left but the finish up the slab is a little tricky.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
21
Bilberry Face
The next face. Using the (unavoidable?) crack drops the grade.
5 user comments
 S 4a
22
Bilberry Arete
The slabby arete and easy flakes above.
1 user comment
 M
23
Calvin Klimb
Short-lived but desperate and sees few repeats. f7Bish maybe?
 
Technical
E4 6b
24
Puck
The arete using a pocket is highball.
 
1 Stars
Technical
f7B
25
A Phenomenological Problem
The tricky rib on the left-hand side of the descent gully.
1 user comment
 HVS 5b
26
Leaning Block Crack
The dirty crack on the block right of the gully has a hard start.
 
Graunchy
VD
27
Navana
The side-wall is climbed diagonally to a dynamic finish.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6 6b
28
Living in Oxford
The arete of the block sees few repeats. Follow its right-hand side with extreme difficulty and only mediocre protection.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
E7 7a
29
Superstition
The astounding blank wall is extremely technical. Better landing than its neighbour but still very highball.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
f8A
30
The Promise
The arete is technical and bold. It had a single runner for a short time until the placement deteriorated. Now done above pads.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
f7C
31
Green Chimney
The fissure to the right of the block is tricky with 3D moves.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VD
  • Latest Comments

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    'armless
    "Changed from D to D, no votes" 23/Mar

    Submission
    "This only felt about VS 4b - I think the move is reach dependent (I'm 6' 0"..." 05/Nov

    Peter's Progress
    "Climbed direct up the incipient crack above the tree at the end of the traverse...." 01/Jun

    Nicotine Stain
    "Changed from V4 6B 6b * to V4 6B *, no votes" 28/May

    Side Face
    "Balancy moves, easier for the tall. It's all in the initial move for the break.T..." 11/Jun

    Remergence
    "Sandbag or not, it is still a route and the crux is the desperate long reach at ..." 02/Jun

    Ash Tree Variations
    "The correct name of this route is Ash Tree Variation, not 'Variations'" 22/Apr

    The Chant Direct Finish
    "Solid 6a using small crimps if you can't reach from the good footholds or span f..." 29/Nov

    Bilberry Cake
    "Don't lead harder than VS but didn't find this too difficult, certainly easier c..." 19/Nov

    Hollyash Crack
    "I don't see how you protect this without giant cams. It goes as a good layback ..." 30/Jul

    Bilberry Cake
    "Agree with above, no way HVS - More like HS 4c. Not a bad little one move route ..." 24/May

    Knight's Move
    "The moves weren't too difficult but I wasn't totally happy with the gear in the ..." 21/Nov

    Now or Never
    "Good climbing and well protected, take a friend 3.5 to protect the crucial barn ..." 27/Oct

    Approach
    "Five years later it still feels E2." 23/Jun

    Greeny Crack
    "Top route, got the heart going without desperation. Ankle/knee jam in the crack ..." 04/May

    Green Slab
    "John - Not at bouldering height, no, it's VS." 20/Feb

    Long Tall Sally
    "the start to this is easy just one side pull to the pocket rather than using all..." 04/Oct

    Alpha Crack
    "A real soft touch, easier than Left Twin Crack and if Mutiny Crack is HS, then t..." 05/Sep

    Wobblestone Crack
    "Start much harder than on other routes nearby. Probably worth 4b at least." 05/Sep

    Bilberry Wall
    "Harder than it looks from the ground (I guess the slopers icon is fair warning),..." 31/Aug

    Big Chimney Arete
    "Not sure about laybacking - the start is a good mantelshelf but can easily be by..." 12/Aug

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