Arete of "The Tower", below the rock-catch fence on the way up to Sunnyside.

Ticklists: Orange Spot Cheddar.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 12/Oct Lead O/S
Didymus 08/Oct Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Mar Lead dog
tobydunford 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Kirsty Kerr
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
andrewmcleod 09/Mar/14 Lead dnf

Thoroughly confused about where this line goes. Went up first 3/4 OK, staying on the left-hand bolts at first when the line splits from Quicksnake. Then close to the top, where there are two bolts about 2 feet apart horizontally (one on each side of the arete) forced to do sketchy move right around the arete, ended up clipping both bolts, and moved up right of arete to left-most belay. No more bolts between the two close bolts and the leftmost loweroff (about 4m? I think there was a bolt for Quicksnake if you trended right towards its loweroff). Guide shows route going up behind the arete at the top, but that looked/seemed really hard for 6a (gets steep at the top)? Plus you would then presumably have to clamber over the top of the arete to get to the loweroff?

Lilo Henke
Hidden 10/Oct/13 2nd dog
Hidden 10/Oct/13 TR
Anthony Dixon 27/Oct/12 Lead
Sannan75 18/Feb/12 Lead dnf

Got higher on this than expected, about 3/4 of the route. Made the mistake of trying to find a way to clip the bolt on the roof (the 6b route?) instead of going straight up the arete, reckon this would go next attempt.

lewiz 18/Feb/12 Lead O/S
cactus111 18/Feb/12 Lead dnf


Hidden ?/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Marti999 05/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Sami Mandeel 05/Dec/11 Lead O/S
el_monty 05/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 26/Nov/11 Lead dog
The Ivanator 23/Oct/11 TR
Kemics 05/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Weird line. There are two that go up close on either side of the arete, took the line to the left.

ericinbristol 05/Oct/11 Lead O/S
rwong9 ?/Oct/11 -

Got lost at the top, ended up on route to the right side!

leigh 30/Oct/10 Lead dog

stayed left and should have come round on to the the face - doh!

Jack R-N 28/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Bobby Gilbert 21/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Felt a contrived line

Gary Burgess, Katherine Sydney
Cowflinger 30/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Dean Howard
andy dunn 25/Oct/09 Lead dog
Darren, J
just one more 10/Oct/08 Lead O/S
tim b
Chubbard 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
ian d f ??/2008 Lead
Paz 16/Nov/07 Lead β
Hidden 07/Jun/07 Lead β
Paul Robertson 09/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Mark Courtiour
High 6a+
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Low 6a+
High 6a
Mid 6a
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High 5c
Mid 5c
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