UKH

40m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A wandering classic, taking a long diagonal line and giving strenuous but well-protected climbing with good rests.
1) 5a, 25m. From a large tree in the gully, trend left to reach the base of the crack (junction with George) then climb it as it leans over. Traverse right and climb up to a stance with some fixed gear.
2) 5a, 8m. Continue in the same line and then move up past the old yew tree to a fixed belay on tree above. It is possible to keep traversing rightwards and the first section is good but it rapidly deteriorates and descent becomes tricky although you might be able to get to a solid young tree. © Rockfax

FA. Pete (Trog) WIlliams, John (who peeled) Amies 1964.

Ticklists

Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, World Graded List, Peak Rock/10/White Life, Ultimate HVS ticklist, Definitive *** Peak Lime, On Peak Rock

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Steve Pickersgill 13 Jul Show βeta
βeta: Loose material at top.
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βeta: Loose material at top.
Annaproffitt 10 Jun Show βeta
βeta: Second pitch seems silly- doesn’t add to the route particulate but avoids big rope drag that would happen! Fixed belay gear is all in good condition
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βeta: Second pitch seems silly- doesn’t add to the route particulate but avoids big rope drag that would happen! Fixed belay gear is all in good condition
Tom Green 15 May Show βeta
βeta: Cleared the bigger loose blocks from between the dead stump and the abseil tree. Still a bit chossy but nothing too big on that section now.
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βeta: Cleared the bigger loose blocks from between the dead stump and the abseil tree. Still a bit chossy but nothing too big on that section now.
SP 20 Jul, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Copied below is a note that is relevant to those wishing to lower off the tree above the old yew tree (as for Yew Tree Wall). "As noted below, the area around the old yew tree is unstable, it seems that there is a lot of material in there that could come out with relatively little persuasion. It is possible to cross this to the anchor at the tree above, but a lot of care needed- there are several large blocks that are moving."
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βeta: Copied below is a note that is relevant to those wishing to lower off the tree above the old yew tree (as for Yew Tree Wall). "As noted below, the area around the old yew tree is unstable, it seems that there is a lot of material in there that could come out with relatively little persuasion. It is possible to cross this to the anchor at the tree above, but a lot of care needed- there are several large blocks that are moving."
Chris the Tall 16 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Doing it in the traditional 3 pitch style gets a bit tedious after the yew tree
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βeta: Doing it in the traditional 3 pitch style gets a bit tedious after the yew tree
Blinder 13 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: brilliant route, staring up Geogre gives a harder but cleaner climbing.
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βeta: brilliant route, staring up Geogre gives a harder but cleaner climbing.

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Priscilla Ridge

Grade: HVS 5a ***
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