Watchtower Crack*** 16
[Grinning from ear to ear on Watchtower Crack (16), 2 kb]95m. The massive right facing open book corner. Go for it in the morning shade.
John Fahey, Peter Jackson, Ted Batty, Bob Bul 06/Mar/1966

Photo: Grinning from ear to ear on Watchtower Crack (16) © Stig
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This climb is in 57 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Just as good as it looks
Rob Greenwood - UKC - Lead - 15/Oct/14 with Gaz Marshall

tcn_2002 - AltLd - 10/Oct/14

gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - Oct/14 with Rob Greenwood

dorman - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/14 with James Barnard

Led p1 and p3. Just used bolts on p3 as placing big gear was too much hassle. Used bolt on p4 as part of p3 belay to protect against factor two fall. Great, sustained climbing on p3 and p4 in an awesome situation. Pretty scary, but not too bad.
barney800 - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Jerome Dorman

Superb route!
Ceridwen - AltLd - 24/Apr/14 with Niall McLean

E1 with no cams or bolt hangers!
jakenichol - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/14 with Kayleigh Tremaine

Lp 1st 2 pitches Se 2nd 2. what a line
jamie d - AltLd β - Nov/13

cbeard - AltLd O/S - 11/May/13 with Babsi Muehlbauer

Dibdawg - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/13 with Jonas Kuginis

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2013

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/12

colin.morrison - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/11 with Ross Bingham

Awesome! I led the first pitch and my German friend stole the next two, then I finished with a fourth. Would go for it in two next time.
Theeni - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/11

Steve Gretton - 2nd O/S - 09/May/11 with Justin Whittington, Craig Orgill

Led P3 &4 - most amazing climb! I had 2 x camalot 4 but they are useless camalot 5 needed.
Pete Nugent - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/10 with Kellly Biasiolli

MelH - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/10

Ant Harris - 2010

robgixer - Lead O/S - 2010

Siderunner - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/09 with Kirsten

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/09

A scary introduction to the Araps. Fantastic route though
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Greg & Marika Ley

david morse - AltLd O/S - Mar/09

mikebee - AltLd O/S - 2009

Karl Bromelow - Lead - 2009

mikebee - AltLd O/S - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/08

3lair - Lead O/S - Aug/08

Luuuuuke - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Ian

fritz_in_aotearoa - 2008

arose - Sep/07

arose - Sep/07 with Nick Kingstone

Awesome
Tez29 - AltLd - 05/Aug/07 with Jurgen

great route and very hot weather.
justin burgoyne - AltLd - Aug/07

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/07 with Kate

last led it in 1989....slightly more offwidth than i remember.....new peg anchor at the top of pitch 3.
Morgan Woods - Lead rpt - 06/Mar/07 with Cindy

Pitches 2 & 4
Pythonist - Lead O/S - Dec/06 with Ian Lau

al99 - AltLd - Dec/06 with Jane Morris

Stig - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/06 with Steve

AndyH1710 - Apr/06

johnboyrevel - Lead O/S - Mar/06 with Faye

Absolutely mind blowing, the face is bigger and more exposed than anything id previously experienced, stepping out from the chimney onto the face was truly daunting (Esp for a VS!) Would have come to Araps just for this climb!
tobydunford - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/05 with Canadian Tiago

MarkDavies36 - AltLd O/S - Apr/05 with Jill Singleton/Davies

peter myers - AltLd O/S - 2005

Boy - 2003

NorthernRock - Apr/02

A great route, very "out there".
Rog Wilko - Lead - Mar/02 with Debbie Wilkinson

danm - AltLd - Mar/01 with Tidy John

RossG - 2000

dan gibson - 1998

Hidden - Lead - 13/Nov/97

luckyjim - AltLd - Nov/96 with L Ellett

Climbed with a chap I met in the campsite
Richard Weller - AltLd - Dec/92

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Mar/92

First grade 16....still remember it nearly 20 yrs later.
Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - Sep/88 with Adrian Cooper

Hidden - Solo O/S - Mar/84

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