Yew Tree Wall

2 Stars
 E1 5c

Adjacent Routes
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Tricky moves straight up the wall to a solid (non-yew) tree then continue in the same line to a fingery flake. Step right and press on to the remains of the big yew. Escape right along the break, or abseil from the fixed gear. Almost a sport route now with all the threads.
FA. Paul Nunn, Jeff Morgan (1 sling) 1969


Superb. If you like steep little flakes and pockets this is well worth looking out. Check the in-situ threads though, be sociable and replace any shoddy ones on the way down!
Ian - 24/Oct/03

Delectable pocket pulling, Peak limestone at it's (rare) best. Good wires as well as the threads, positive climbing.
Fiend - 24/Oct/03

Fun, Ardeche style climbing. The crux move right is pushing 6a is you have a short reach.
The crux threads are not re-threadable on the lead, so the route will become scary as they wear out.
John Alcock - 31/May/05

Great climbing on clean rock. Virtually a clip-up due to the threads. Long reach helps.
Chris the Tall - 16/Jul/05

Quite reasonable climbing is at the grade with one quite hard crux at 5c, bit thin for your feet at this point. Its a cross breed route however because theres enough gear in it to be a sport route..
Sishaw - 18/Jul/05

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