Lone Tree Groove

2 Stars
 VS 5a

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The neat slanting groove is a swine to enter. Climb steeply to its base and then improvise; if all else fails try it on your back.
FA. Ivan Waller 1928


Very awkward to get yourself past the groove. It was so easy afterward.
Steve Barker - 19/Sep/03

The move from the huge flake (jam for stability) to the arrete is glorius, and should be recommended to anyone leading VS. The panicked foot-jam return to the back corner is also quite fun...
Pythonist - 04/May/04

Great fun! Even E2 leaders have struggled to work out the move (ahem ;)
Nick Smith - 10/Jun/04

I tried laying on my back and it felt horrible! In any case it is such a great move forwards!
benjit - 29/Nov/05

was warming up on this and thought it was a HVD when I started. Was thinking "damn black rocks grades are hard!" (first time climbing there, no guide) too polished to solo with comfort, and felt good when over the corner....
nate mcmullan - 17/Jul/06

Getting a bit polished now...but good fun all the same. Bit of a grunt onto the slope while jamming anything you can to keep your balance.
Clovehitch131 - 29/Jan/12

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