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Bower Route 1* HS 4b

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10m. A short but pleasant pitch that is the easiest way to access the Bower. From a flake make a precarious move right to a polished ledge which leads to a slabby groove, follow this to the Bower. Escape is by abseil unless you are proficient at HVS. © ROCKFAX
FA. Fred Pigott 1922

Ticklists: Peak Rock/3/ A Decade of Expansion.

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This climb is in 123 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/May/14

cheeky - Lead O/S - 14/May/14 with Mark Philipson

farmerwad - Lead - 13/Apr/14 with Carol, S.O.C.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead β - 08/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14

ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/14

Tried to lead, failed. Jonny led and I seconded. Hold snapped off in jonnys hand.
alp79 - 2nd - 24/Feb/14 with Jonny Ashton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/13

slacky - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Mel, Ben

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/13

Worth more than a single star surely
Andrew Lodge - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/13 with Steve

Thinker01 - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/13 with Becster

Bottled the traverse.
robaj - Lead dnf - 13/Aug/13

bendevonport - 2nd - 07/Aug/13

Did then traversed right to suicide wall.
codenamel - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Sargy

clams - Lead - May/13 with Chaz

Had to do the crux twice as gear was placed far across a ledge.
scotty h - 2nd rpt - 10/Apr/13 with Andy Finney

gobey - TR O/S - 16/Feb/13 with mick, Paul

Knot-Paul - TR O/S - Jan/13 with Bob, Mick

Milne - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/12 with dave saxby

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jun/12

kabutsu - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12

the solo just to prove that Rob didn't need cams
whitehouse_rhys - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Rob law

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12

youwillfindjimbo - Lead O/S - 12/May/12

Climbster - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/12 with Ian

Bloke on a Rope - 2nd β - 30/Apr/12 with Matt

malteserEd - 2nd - 25/Feb/12

Trevera - Lead - 25/Feb/12

sarah hawker - Lead dnf - 25/Feb/12 with Ed (Malta)

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jan/12

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11

Cake - 2nd - 19/Nov/11 with Matt

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Nancy Jones

Jim Malo - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Putt

Si dH - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Mike Henesy

Short but pleasant enough.
mikehenesy - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Simon DeHaan

katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with tony walker

Hidden - 2nd β - 26/Jun/11

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Andrea Nicholson

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Clare

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11

slacky - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Nick Taylor

busdriver - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Neil

Binder - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Toby

A nice little route with some good moves
gravity - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with George

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/11

Went up too early onto ledge under the roof... nice moves.
NB Pixel - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with JT

Guy Neal - Lead - 31/Mar/11

JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Nick

slacky - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Nick Taylor

Not as easy as i expected. A worth while route. Commiting crux move
ojp - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10 with Andy

Hard and bold, the gear is a long way left when you do the crux moves.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Carmen

Claire Taylor - 2nd β - 03/Aug/10 with Dan Waters

pabbage - Lead O/S - 19/May/10

scotty h - 2nd β - 09/May/10 with Andy Knight

natalietanzer - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Duncan

It was dump first, but while Sirion was leading it was eventually dried up except for some parts.
masa-alpin - 2nd β - 23/Jan/10 with Sirion

Sophie Nunn - 2nd - 18/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09

dave657 - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Nik and Sarah

Interesting for HS but a really good little route anyway and lands you in an unusual position for a grit route.
catt - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Blane

DannyK - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/09 with pep

i thought it was quite stiff for hs- i put a few newb friends up it and all of them shat themselves. the top did feel a bit scary. nice and un-green though.
w.pettet-smith - 08/Feb/09 with jack the boulderer

MD - Lead - 18/Oct/08 with Misha

the juicy dangler - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/08 with sophie wilmes

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Cornish Merlin

Cornish Merlin - 2nd - 14/Jun/08 with Colin Angus

Julian Mowbray - Lead O/S - 26/May/08 with Richard

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Sally Mac

chinwaa - 2nd - 05/May/08 with ed_babington

mikeshewring - Lead β - 02/May/08

very nice
duzinga - 2nd O/S - 24/Feb/08 with Jim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/08

SecretSquirrel - 2nd - 06/Jan/08 with climbingpixie

First lead of 2008 and bloody hard work. Had a bit of a gibber at the crux but finally got up it. though there was copious use of knees!
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/08 with SecretSquirrel

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/07

Stig - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Chris

featuresforfeet - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with SecretSquirrel

chrishedgehog - 2nd - 14/Apr/07 with James

SecretSquirrel - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/07 with dpmUK

dpmUK - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/07 with SecretSquirrel

Nice route, and clean for a low grade route at Cratcliffe.
russonly - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/06 with PeteS

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - Dec/05 with Trev Tatler

Chris Davids - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/05 with Michael

mel holmes - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/05 with Nancy Maitland

nickdonohue - 2nd - 2005 with Kath Donohue

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/04

JohnHutch - 2nd - 01/Mar/04 with L

Hidden - 2nd RP - 04/Sep/02

DerwentDiluted - Lead - Jun/02 with V. Wilson

Hidden - Lead - 09/Mar/02

Jen79 - Lead - 01/Sep/01 with Mark Eaton

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/00

Budge - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/00 with Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/00 with Martin Whelan, Brian, Nicky

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/96

brady - 2nd - 18/Jun/95 with John Cameron

Roget - Solo rpt - 17/Jun/90

Hidden - 1989

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - Dec/88 with Krishna

jasper11 - 1986

Hidden - Solo - 29/Aug/82

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/82

stp - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/82

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1980

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
SuperLee1985, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 78
hard VS0 of 28
VS0 of 28
easy VS6 of 28
hard HS11 of 28
HS8 of 28
easy HS3 of 28
hard S0 of 28
S0 of 28
easy S0 of 28
hard 4c1 of 28
4c0 of 28
easy 4c3 of 28
hard 4b4 of 28
4b19 of 28
easy 4b1 of 28
hard 4a0 of 28
4a0 of 28
easy 4a0 of 28
3 Stars1 of 22
2 Stars3 of 22
1 Star16 of 22
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Style of ascent

Soloed7 of 123 (5.7%)
Lead68 of 123 (55.3%)
Followed42 of 123 (34.1%)
Toproped2 of 123 (1.6%)
Unknown4 of 123 (3.3%)

'Climbed'36 of 123 (29.3%)
clean O/S73 of 123 (59.3%)
clean β7 of 123 (5.7%)
clean rpt3 of 123 (2.4%)
clean RP2 of 123 (1.6%)
dnf2 of 123 (1.6%)