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The Ivory Tower*** HVS 5b

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[Chris Ashton on The Ivory Tower, Kinder South, 3 kb]22m. A moorland classic. Climb the steep wall to a ledge then the crack and bulges above. Step left to a thin crack then climb this and the scooped wall above on sloping holds. © ROCKFAX
FA. John Loy 1966

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

Photo: Chris Ashton on The Ivory Tower, Kinder South © Dan Lane
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This climb is in 34 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Pretty hard moves off the ground over the first block, then comes the crack! I couldn't get up it - has excellent holds in the back of it, but then you get stuck without anything on the feet! I think once you have pulled yourself a bit higher and get into a layback position then its a goer. Gave it several attempts but couldn't get established. Looks like an excellent climb though - the leader placed about five bits of gear in the 'scary' top section!
Stuart Hurworth - 2nd dnf - 26/Jul/14 with Manchester Climbing Club

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Kasha

kasha_gregson - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14 with Bram

Frank the Husky - 2013

xphoenix0 - 2nd - 10/Oct/12 with John M

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Graeme

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 15/Sep/12 with Jim

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with John Puddephatt

Brills
johnpuddephatt - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Gareth Uglow

Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Tom Nichols

wolverine - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12

As it gets E1 in the latest Western Grit so I'm claiming it as my first extreme lead!
Sam Cooke - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with stevetheleg

stevetheleg - 2nd O/S - 26/May/12 with Sam Cooke

timmyhobby - Lead - 15/Oct/11

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Katy Vose

JRae - Lead - 02/Jul/11 with Lisa Trollope

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jun/11

tmawer - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with andrea

good climb, traverse left straight after the first crux crack
joese7en - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/10

Absolutely brilliant!! The scrappy looking lower section actually has some very nice lay-back moves. The final wall ace but isn't nearly as rounded or scary as the guide makes out, there is even solid gear in it (well if I hadn't used it lower down).
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Rob

Ketu - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Graeme H

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/09

gazfellows - 2nd - 14/Jul/08 with shaun d

Hidden - 2008

bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/07 with John

Tim W - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Rob Sanderson, Janna Trevorrow

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/06

Brilliant Route, but hard!
Si dH - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/05 with Neil Furniss

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/04 with Mark Gill

chris sm - Lead O/S - Aug/03 with Pippa Froggatt

The Pylon King - Lead - Oct/01 with Fiend

Nigel Coe - Lead - 11/Jul/99 with Bob Moulton

David Smith - Lead - 04/Aug/91

Roget - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/91 with jon

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
gavinpeach, sting, HumphreyJ20, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, glennofsheff, Hidden, Hidden, stemill, Dan Lane, Birdo, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 73
hard E10 of 24
E10 of 24
easy E112 of 24
hard HVS7 of 24
HVS4 of 24
easy HVS0 of 24
hard VS1 of 24
VS0 of 24
easy VS0 of 24
hard 5c0 of 24
5c0 of 24
easy 5c0 of 24
hard 5b6 of 24
5b14 of 24
easy 5b4 of 24
hard 5a0 of 24
5a0 of 24
easy 5a0 of 24
3 Stars22 of 25
2 Stars3 of 25
1 Star0 of 25
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Style of ascent

Lead23 of 34 (67.6%)
Followed9 of 34 (26.5%)
Unknown2 of 34 (5.9%)

'Climbed'10 of 34 (29.4%)
clean O/S21 of 34 (61.8%)
clean rpt2 of 34 (5.9%)
dnf1 of 34 (2.9%)