Ash Tree Wall

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A good selection of lower grade routes that are usually quieter than you might expect on such a popular cliff. Some fine but mild cracks make the routes here worth a visit for those early leads, or for brushing up on your jamming technique. To the left, the walls are shorter with a few interesting but harder routes, whilst to the right are three desperate offerings on the Living in Oxford block. There is also plenty of bouldering in this area: below Ash Tree Wall is a small set of boulders. For some excellent harder stuff locate the block about 30m right of Living in Oxford.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Last Great Problem
8m. The left arete of the buttress is tricky and misnamed.
 
Technical
HVS 5c
2
Striker
8m. The centre of the blank wall has a desperate start.
 
Technical
E3 6c
3
Beach Tea One
8m. From the arete, move left then finish direct.
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS 6a
4
Ivy Tree
8m. A problem up the wall and arete. The roof direct is E1 6a.
8 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
HVS 5a
5
All Star's Goal
8m. Climb the centre of the wall trending left to a deep horizontal break and finish direct with Diculty and/or a dyno.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1 6a
6
Evening Wall
8m. As for A.S.G. but trend right to finish just left of the arete.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
E1 5b
7
Wall Chimney
8m. The outrageous rift is a gradually-easing struggle.
8 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
S 4a
8
Happily Ever After
8m. The centre of the wall is climbed direct passing the nose and finishing on pockets. Pre-placed runners protect.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6 6c
9
Nerfetiti
8m. From the nose, move right and climb the blank scoop with Diculty. Pre-placed runners protect.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6 6c
10
Wall Corner
10m. Climb left of the arete steeply to reach a crack, which is then followed throughout. The Direct Finish is VS 4c.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
HVD 4a
11
Ash Tree Variations
12m. 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
12
Ash Tree Wall
14m. Climb the grim fist-width crack to its end then traverse left to reach the pleasant right-trending groove.
27 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Graunchy
S 4a
13
Ash Trees Forever
12m. The oft-claimed wall and arete right of the wide crack.
1 user comment
 HVS 5b
14
Ash Tree Crack
12m. The first continuous crack on the wall gives good, easy jamming and as expected can be well protected.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
15
Artificial Stimulant
12m. The narrow slab has a couple of nice moves.
5 user comments
 
Rounded
E2 5c
16
Bilberry Crack
12m. The next long crack is easier than those to the left but the finish up the slab is little tricky.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
17
Bilberry Face
12m. The face near its right edge and/or the unavoidable crack.
5 user comments
 VD
18
Bilberry Arete
10m. The slabby arete and easy flakes above - mild!
1 user comment
 M
19
Calvin Klimb
6m. Short-lived but desperate!.
 
Technical
Fluttery
E4 6b
20
A Phenomenological Problem
6m. The tricky rib on the left-hand side of the descent gully.
1 user comment
 HVS 5b
21
Leaning Block Crack
6m. A crack on the block right of the gully has a hard start.
 
Technical
VD
22
Navana
8m. The side wall is climbed diagonally to a dynamic finish.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6 6b
23
Living in Oxford
10m. The arete of the block sees few repeats. Follow its right-hand side with extreme Diculty and only mediocre protection.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E7 7a
24
Superstition
8m. The astounding blank wall on the right is state of the art.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
E8 7b
25
Green Chimney
8m. The fissure to the right of the block is tricky to get established in. No queues for this one.
2 user comments
 
Graunchy
VD
  • Latest Comments

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    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

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