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Nettle Tree

Nettle Tree Face, appropriately named, is to the north of lower Cliffs, the junction being the square corner of the Rood. Descent is easiest by abseil.

E2 5c The Rood

The obvious square corner on the left of the face has now been climbed free. Not as good as it looks. Hard start up corner leads to very difficult bridging at 9m. A mantleshelf enables easier climbing to be reached 6m below top.

VS 5a Graunch

This old route begins 6m right of The Rood. Hard moves up to bolt on right. Step left (crux) and up to easier ground. Step right and up groove to ledge. Traverse right to leftwards rising crack. Follow this to fig tree.

VS Graunch Direct

Start as for Graunch but continue in water groove over eye of scoop until faced by unclimbable wall. Move left handed so 2m up left hand water groove. Ascend wall on right direct to tree belay. Easy rock to finish.

VD Tree Route

Start at root of large tree. Climb tree then over flakes to wall. Taking easiest line move slightly right, leaving nettle tree to right, then left to tree. Finish over boulder to top. An alternate start is 1.5m to left of tree in corner.

S Twin Crack Wall

Start 4.5m right of Tree Route. Thin start leads to scoop at 6m. Move slightly right and ascend twin cracks. Ascending traverse left-handed to red buttress which is climbed on nose to belay.

S Paunch

Start 2.5m left of Flake Route, and layback on to wall. Up steep conspicuous crack and straight on delicately to top.

S Flake Route

Start on pile of boulders 6m to right of Twin Crack Wall where nettle trees grow in horizontal crack under small overhang. Climb to small pigeon hole. Traverse slightly right to twin pigeon holes then up to wide ledge and move right. Ascend crack on right to easier rock. Traverse left across detached boulder to extreme left edge and ascend to platform. Ascend groove in wall behind to finish.

VS 4b Camelot

Start on left-hand piece of a broken block below the left end of an overlap which extends to Lancelot, 3m right of clump of nettle trees. Follow a vertical line of holds over the overlap, past a small pocket, to easier ground. Then go up a vague crack to the white-streaked arete on the right. Go up this to a bushy ledge and straight over the overhang on a large hold.

VS 5a Guinevere

Start on right-hand piece of the broken block. Go delicately over the overlap trending right to the obvious pocket at 7.5m. Cross easier ground and up to nettle tree, then right to the overhung corner. Up this and exit right by the tree on good jugs to a ledge. Finish up the face above.

VS Lancelot

At the far right end of the face is a groove with a small fig tree at 4.5m. Climb corner and groove until it peters out, move right-handed on small holds up a series of steps on a flake to platform. Climb wall and groove to finish.

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