Tower Chimney** E1 5b
[Tower chimney, 2 kb]20m. The soaring chimney is usually avoided! The bell-shaped upper section is the crux, good gear is available in the depths of the rift - though it is hard to place, especially with a helmet on! © ROCKFAX
FA. Eric Byne 1933

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, Stanage for Crack Apprentices.

Photo: Tower chimney © JRae
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This climb is in 81 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Unique climb! Moves are slightly harder than Strapiombo in Tremadog, but a lot shorter. I wish it would be longer.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Tony H

The hardest chimney I've done for a while !! Definitely worth all of E1 5b. Proper old school class. X
gazfellows - Lead - 09/Jul/14 with Nic

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 15/May/14 with Alex Hallam

Face right, wear trousers. Brilliant.
Alex Hallam - 2nd O/S - 15/May/14 with Dan Barbour

soph - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Andy Reeve

Haydn Jones - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/14 with andy gardner

Brilliant fight up the crack
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 04/Mar/14 with Hayden Jones

Climbed way back on day 2 of 100
andi turner - 2014 with Adam Long

Dan Arkle - 2014

felt steady but a lot of blood came out for some reason
admackie - 22/Dec/13 with paul renwick

Really hot day, proper battle.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

I lost so much skin trying to place gear at the back of the chimney
Jack93 - Lead dog - 03/Jun/13 with Brad Staniforth

cpt_crunch - 2nd β - 03/Jun/13 with Jack Knight

Hard bloody work.
joe1joe1joe2 - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Phillip Wright

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/May/13

Lead through on Nick's gear. hard work!
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/12 with Nick

after backing off
Nick1812P - 2nd rpt - 28/Aug/12 with Jamie

Alex@home - 2nd rpt - 14/May/12 with The Doctor

buxtoncoffeelover - 2nd - 29/Sep/11

nige - Lead - 03/Sep/11 with colin struthers, mark hounslea

Brown - Lead - 09/Aug/11 with James T

JRae - Lead - 03/Jun/11 with M Scott

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/11

CRiddiford - 2nd - 03/Jun/11 with Paul L

Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/May/11

M_W_Court - 2nd dog - 09/Apr/11 with ian sutcliffe

ianjfsutcliffe - Lead dog - 09/Apr/11

Kyuzo - 20/Mar/11

David Smith - 2011

walts4 - 2011

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead - 17/Oct/10

tlmarjot - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Chris Todd, Ben Lea

faced right, good old fashioned back and foot climbing EXCELLENT!!
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/10 with andrea83

Excellent. Nice chimney climb. Easier to second without gear around harness.
andrea83 - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/10 with Graeme Hammond

TonyF - 2010

Hidden - Dec/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09

Gritty
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/09 with helen gibson

great, to lead sometime.
Helen Gibson - 2nd - 14/Sep/09 with dan

Full value
sparkass - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Pete Dolman

wolverine - 13/Sep/09 with Matt Sparkes

Mr Sparkle - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Mike Hayes

Boy - Sep/09 with Nige Kershaw

Roughly the Date
Mr Wild - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/09 with John McGuinness, Adam Moroz

with Al on his Stag
switch - 2nd rpt - 02/May/09

If peapod, goliath's groove and the trident are HVS, then so should this be. Or are they all E1? I don't think so, they are all safe as houses.
wahniel - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Gerd Heinz Bentheim

joshwales - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/08 with andy bowman, rebecca bowman

mel holmes - Lead - 30/Jul/08 with Alex@home

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/08

DannyK - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08 with pep

jamesturnbull - Lead - May/08 with aiden

Dan 85 - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/08 with Nicos

Andrew Sloan - Lead rpt - 17/Feb/08 with Martin Haworth

Hidden - 2008

nacnud - 2nd - 20/Oct/07

Nicos - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/07 with dan woolnough

Duncan I - 2007

Andrew Sloan - Lead dnf - 27/Dec/06

Tom led as his first E1! Awesome route, quite hard work, although not so bad as I'd expected - I learnt how to chimey a bit :) Was chuffed to make it up clean.
Si dH - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/06 with Neil Furniss/Tom Lambert

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/06

what a fight, made about one metre of upward progress in 15minutes an absolute battle.
Alex Mason - Lead - 16/Jul/06 with Steve Ramsden

Stig - 2nd dog - 04/May/06 with Chris

King Rat - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - 2002

Jon Read - Lead O/S - Aug/99

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/99

Simon Pearce - 1999

craig h - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/98 with Luke Steer

Dave Musgrove - Lead - Apr/98 with David

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/93

Hammy - 2nd - 20/Jun/81 with Rob Lawson

Andy Say - Lead - 20/Sep/79

mikej - Lead - 05/Oct/69 with E

mikej - 2nd - 28/Apr/68 with Geoff Williams

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/66

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/65

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