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Ivory Tower** E3 5c

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[Ivory Tower - Bosherston Head, 3 kb]39m. Another route which is well established on the Pembroke hit list. Perhaps it has been slightly over sold, but it does give good climbing with some tricky moves. The dark left-hand side of the arete is often very greasy. From the high ledges, climb up and leftwards to the arete. Step around onto the dark wall and follow cracks up this until you are level with a small roof on the arete. Pull up and around onto the front face with difficulty. Swarm easily up the wall above on cheeze-grater rock. © ROCKFAX
P Littlejohn 10/May/1980

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This climb is in 32 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Didn't quite figure where to step right and went up too far into steep greasy ground and got pumped. Move is actually quite easy.
Pippa - Lead dog - 03/May/14 with Jamie Thornley

Left wall was wet and had difficulty deciding when to step right. Had to go quite high left to remove gear and then faced quite a swing if I had fallen.
mountain_jay - 2nd dog - 02/May/14 with Pippa Froggatt

great position, fun and testing climbing
anguskille - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Tom Fenwick

fennerz - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Angus Kille

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

valecoastclimber - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13

jcw - 2013

EagerAndy - Lead O/S - 2012

Shauna - 2nd - 10/Aug/11 with Jules

feilx - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Andy L

soph - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with Dan McManus

Si Clapham - Lead - 1998 with Moggs

Hidden - Lead - 1997

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/94

craig h - Lead O/S - Aug/92 with Chris c

Roget - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/91 with jon

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/91

Superb pitch. Not sure it felt 6a though?
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/91 with Pete Finklaire, David

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 28/Mar/91 with Pete Finklaire, Dad

ChrisJD - Lead dog - 27/May/90

Hidden - 2nd - May/90

Hidden - Lead dog - 1990

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - Apr/88 with Mark Hounslea

andy gittins - 1988

Hidden - 06/Jul/87

neilh - 2nd - 24/Aug/86 with mark griffiths

shark - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/86 with Neil McAddy (Captain)

Mike Owen - 22/Apr/84 with Elaine Owen

Mark Kemball - 23/Jul/83 with Dave Abbey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1983

steve L - 2nd - 11/May/80 with Charlie, Pat

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Owen W-G, The_Boy_ODwyer, Dr Caterpillar, Hidden, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 22
hard E40 of 8
E40 of 8
easy E40 of 8
hard E30 of 8
E30 of 8
easy E32 of 8
hard E22 of 8
E24 of 8
easy E20 of 8
hard 6a0 of 7
6a1 of 7
easy 6a3 of 7
hard 5c2 of 7
5c1 of 7
easy 5c0 of 7
hard 5b0 of 7
5b0 of 7
easy 5b0 of 7
3 Stars3 of 7
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Style of ascent

Lead18 of 32 (56.2%)
Followed9 of 32 (28.1%)
Unknown5 of 32 (15.6%)

'Climbed'13 of 32 (40.6%)
clean O/S15 of 32 (46.9%)
dogged4 of 32 (12.5%)