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The Ivory Tower*** HVS 5b

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[Bill Dark climbing The Ivory Tower, Upper Tor, Kinder, 2 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: Bill Dark climbing The Ivory Tower, Upper Tor, Kinder © S11
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 31 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

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:
HumphreyJ20, Stefan Trebicki, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, glennofsheff, Hidden, Hidden, stemill, Dan Lane, Birdo, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 67
hard E10 of 22
E10 of 22
easy E111 of 22
hard HVS7 of 22
HVS3 of 22
easy HVS0 of 22
hard VS1 of 22
VS0 of 22
easy VS0 of 22
hard 5c0 of 22
5c0 of 22
easy 5c0 of 22
hard 5b4 of 22
5b14 of 22
easy 5b4 of 22
hard 5a0 of 22
5a0 of 22
easy 5a0 of 22
3 Stars20 of 23
2 Stars3 of 23
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Style of ascent

Lead22 of 31 (71.0%)
Followed7 of 31 (22.6%)
Unknown2 of 31 (6.5%)

'Climbed'10 of 31 (32.3%)
clean O/S19 of 31 (61.3%)
clean rpt2 of 31 (6.5%)