The Watch-Tower E2 5b

Rockfax Description
The right arete of the left-hand tower then move out left and gird yourself for gritty shelving holds and a grim exit. A long-time HVS that has caught a few folks out over the years. © ROCKFAX

Gary Gibson 1981

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E2 5b. Yeah, that explains a lot. HVS in the definitive guide.
planetmarshall - Lead dnf - 02/Aug/15 with Steve Ashton

Top was tricky. Some gear lower down, round the corner, but I expect that may not have been "on".
RKernan - Lead O/S - 16/May/15 with Kyle Stewart

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/15

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead dnf - 11/Sep/12

barni - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Ami

Boy - Solo - 12/Jul/12

Goose4 - Lead dog - 24/Mar/12 with Chris Ince, Paul Moore

Difficulty climbing upto the very high first protection. sustained and tricky finish
steve2006 - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with barry

Holy shit batman, what was that!!, took a fairly big whipper off the top and swung intae the holly tree..
fatbuoybazza - Lead dog - 15/Oct/11 with Stevsie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11

JEP - Lead dnf - 07/Jun/11

BrettB - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with tomas

uphillnow - 2011

Hidden - Dec/09

The finish is HARD - E2 5b. Number 1034!
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 30/Aug/09 with Brian Rossiter

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/08 with Nicos

Ropeboy - Lead - 30/May/05

Stig - 2nd O/S - 02/May/04 with Jonathan Teale

Graham stopped at the ledge & I led it from there to the top.
cem - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/03 with Graham Dolman

Bold and hard. No way HVS.
lowersharpnose - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/02

Hidden - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/94

IanD353 - Lead O/S - 1993

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