The Ivory Tower*** HVS 5b
[Looking up Pinnacle Gully. The Ivory Tower appearing overhead., 3 kb]22m.

Rockfax Description
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, World Graded List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

Photo: Looking up Pinnacle Gully. The Ivory Tower appearing overhead. © morpcat
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This climb is in 42 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

cem - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15 with Pero Kalugerovich

Pero - 2nd - 08/Aug/15

jamesturnbull - 2nd - 10/Jul/15 with adam brown

gavinpeach - 2nd rpt - 28/Jun/15 with Max Pendleton

Brilliant climb. Probably deserves E1. Well protected but with interesting varied climbing throughout. Crux is the hand traverse out left.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 04/May/15 with Hellen

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/14

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

Mike W - Lead O/S - Jun/14

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 Hammond

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

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

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

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

Hidden - 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

Urgles - Lead - Oct/01 with Fiend

Hidden - Lead dnf - 16/Jul/00

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

uphillnow - Lead - 04/Aug/91

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

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Total votes cast 79
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