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Right-hand Tower*** HVS 5a

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[Right Hand Tower., 2 kb]16m. A well-rounded classic that used to be a stinker at VS. Climb a thin crack left of the arete and head straight up to the final break. Move right round the arete to find a precarious final couple of moves. Can be well protected with large Friends. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Stanage Routes Graded List, Stanage *** HVS's, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Stanage 3 Star HVS's - Eastern Grit.

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This climb is in 263 logbooks, and on 33 wishlists.

A little bold at the top but good fun!
fifth - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Gav

gavinpeach - 2nd rpt - 21/Apr/14 with Scott

markfairbank - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Phil Wadsworth

farmerwad - 2nd - 18/Apr/14 with Mark

You need a monster cam for protecting the top section.
chris smith - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Malcolm watson

jogh - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Pete

youwillfindjimbo - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14

sazmaz - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/13 with Dan Lanchester-Wright

elbeanio - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/13

Andy Moles - 2nd - 25/Sep/13 with Ferdia

ferdia - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/13 with Andy

Another damp route ticked today. The damp made this feel pretty serious with few actual holds and pretty dubious gear. This is excellent but would benefit from being dry.
sparkass - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Gary Wood

Slopers, rounded holds and elephants arses. Not much else. Good though!
madasten - 2nd - 08/Sep/13 with Nicola, Gaz

Hidden - 2nd β - 08/Sep/13

Awesome sloper climbing at its best. Never desperately so but just enough t make you think!! Wicked....
gazfellows - Lead - 08/Sep/13 with Billy nic, steff

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Tom Nichols, Ali

Mike W - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/13

michael burrows - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Wyn, alexstudly

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

Fragmod - Lead - 25/Jul/13

Cool but nervy climbing on slopers
Deezel65 - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/13 with Gareth Hoosen

Hidden - 12/Jul/13

Gudge - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Helen B

samsimpson - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/13 with Tom Doldon

Stanage HVS
migs493 - 2nd β - 16/Jun/13 with LO

joesmith - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/13 with tony

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/13

Really enjoyed. Felt straightforward but a great example of a good Stanage gritstone route.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with Andy Lawrence

psychicbread - 2nd O/S - 31/May/13 with Gavin Peach

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Really good. Made more exciting by not having enough big cams.
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Kate

stevetheleg - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Theo Moore

Gambit - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Barney

Tricky.
Voltemands - 2nd dog - 20/Mar/13 with Amy Till, Carlene HIll

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with big Si

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12

Boy - Solo - 14/Aug/12

hotfeet - 2nd - 12/Aug/12 with Fraser Campbell, Mark MacDonald

Good climb, the sloppers at the top were scary, it was raining and I needed a hand over the wet sloppy top out
Blue68 - 2nd dog - 12/Aug/12 with Fraser Campbell, Alan Mountford

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/12

Wished I'd had another huge friend for the top break as I felt the moves up on the right wall were the crux. Enjoyable and exciting and a classic Stanage grit outing.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 09/Aug/12 with Mike Tempest

Chris Craggs - 2nd - 28/May/12 with Dan Parkes

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 16/May/12 with Liam Postlethwaite

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/May/12

MoWalker3 - 06/May/12

v.cold hands and first trad for ages.
Rick hard Rock - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with steve_yo

john lynch - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/12 with Lewis Andrew

Lovely route, has a 'popular end' feel to it being a rounded arete climb amongst the sharper quarried routes here.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/12

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Really 3 stars?
Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Dan Matthewman

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/11

lizzie789 - Lead dnf - 29/Oct/11

This was tricky, was a bit miffed that I had failed to lead it, dogged it at point I had backed off...after this it was bloody hard, unless u are very good at slopers.
lizzie789 - 2nd dog - 29/Oct/11

Moved across onto the route to the right near the end. Ooops!
marcduhig - Lead dnf - 28/Oct/11 with Sexy Liz

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 15/Oct/11 with Bern Hardman

tsjx - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

Excellent route. Interesting moves all the way. Gear is good for the first 2/3, mostly cams, but I didn't get anything good in the top 1/3 so felt a bit nervy - might be able to get in a Friend 5 (if I'd taken it with me. Recommended!
djones66 - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/11 with Stve mc D

Tamati - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/11

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/11 with JohnBramwell

enjoyable finish
caradoc - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11 with nick yapp

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jul/11

Slopey, tough final moves as well.
Brannock - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - Jul/11

rurp - 2nd O/S - Jul/11

gordonday - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with clive

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with liv_the_div

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

Very tricky slopers.
stratandrew - 2nd - 17/Apr/11 with Jim Symon, Colin Maddison

Fran S8 - Lead - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/11

max_chan - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Phil PCC

scary!
chris_B - Lead - 02/Apr/11 with Lou Atkin

harold walmsley - 2nd rpt - 27/Mar/11 with Neil McGovern

David Smith - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10

tri-nitro-toulumne - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/10 with Rich Guest

akhughes - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/10

Dan led
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd rpt - 21/Sep/10 with Adam Hughes, Dan McKinlay

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/10

DavidR - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/10

jtree03 - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with Tony, Brother Al

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10

slacky - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Julie, Ben

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/10

Really nice climb, interesting all the way and good gear (friends).
nick ferro - 05/Jun/10

geddicakes - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Liam

liamoloughlin - 2nd - 28/Apr/10

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 24/Apr/10 with Max Richardson

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/10

Tony Holdsworth - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/10 with Dave Simpson

whiting.jp - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with jamesca

The Bad Cough - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Christian Minett

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with David Gilling

joese7en - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

atom - 2nd - 08/Mar/10 with Lee Parker

Seymore Butt - 2010

AielSavage - Lead O/S - 2010

mattcyp88 - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Claire Brown

ian d f - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Zak

Chris Craggs - 2nd - 04/Oct/09 with Colin Binks

Ketu - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Graham, Kirill

Kirill - 2nd - 27/Sep/09 with Rob Truckle, Graham Dolman

melonmike - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Andy Lole

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/09

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 20/Sep/09 with AJ, michael porter

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Sep/09

tallsop - 2nd - 09/Sep/09 with Dave Saxby

Compo - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/09

johnwilson123 - Sep/09 with paul

craig d - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/09 with Mick Fox

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09

Ant Man Bee - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/09 with Andy Buckley

babymoac - 2nd - 12/Jul/09 with Paul Bolton

Lil'Lou - TR - 05/Jul/09

Hidden - 05/Jul/09

Ben1983 - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/09

Clee - 2nd - 27/Jun/09 with Steve

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Clio

wolverine - 25/Jun/09 with John Nightingale

top route!! really enjoyed it though it would be a stinker without cams.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Greg Slee

Brilliant climb! Sloping holds all the way up, and "not as good as you would like" cams! Found one moves quite hard about 1/3 height, the rest was just a bit pumpy and all round fun! Moved round right for the finish and found this to be the hardest/scariest bit! No real great gear and quite intimidating precarious moves!
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Tom Dixon, Michael, Becca

Thanks for the cams Perry!
garywong - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Perry Keller

figfour - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with ken

Retrieved all the gear then backed off final move due to the wind, cold hands and exhaustion! Fantastic first HVS by Mr. Phil.
stuckonarock - 2nd dnf - 21/Mar/09 with Phil M

First HVS lead, lovely climb although very windy.
boulderholder - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Helen R

al99 - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/08 with Luke Thomas

Quality, long way off leading it mind.
john.gaffney - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Peter Morrisdaboss

morrisdaboss - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Handy Vicks

Mrs Weasel - 2nd - 28/Sep/08 with JiveWeasel

JiveWeasel - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Mrs Weasel

chrisbussell - 2nd - 28/Sep/08 with Tim O'Neill

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/08

HughM - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Shane Norton

Hidden - Lead β - 20/Sep/08

Pete Randall - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Albie

will6459 - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08

tommytuffa - 2nd - 13/Sep/08 with Will

smudge - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/08 with Rob

MikeLeeds - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/08 with Clive Greenwood

clive-greenwood - 2nd - 15/Aug/08 with Mike Nuttall

Didn't read guide properly before starting and at top stepped too far right and finished up the small crack instead of the groove. Still not too easy though.
Another James - Lead - 28/Jul/08 with Jamie T

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/08 with Steve C

feilx - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/08

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with jenny

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

dan gibson - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/07

Very big cam useful in top break, relatively straghtforward up to last few moves then a thin pull and brave step up leads to a vaguelayaway and a thoughtful exit. A Stanage classic
Pilch - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Graham

malc - 2nd rpt - 07/Oct/07 with Paul and Andy

Desperate! Starts off hard, and just gets harder and harder. Plenty of gear to be had, but the final few meters are a real heart-stopper.
Nick Smith - UKC - Lead rpt - 18/Sep/07 with bluebrad

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/07

Really nice climb, one of my stanage favourites
debbien1 - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/07 with Robin

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/07

Duncan Skelton - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/07 with Kai Green

bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Paul, Abbi

dan gibson - 16/Jun/07

mooseloose - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Ian Gas Bennet

mje1398 - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/07 with John M

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/07

Stig - Lead rpt - 20/May/07 with Maciek

Brown - Solo O/S - 01/May/07 with John

John Marsland - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/07 with John Haslam

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Apr/07

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2007

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 2007 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/06

Hidden - Solo - 10/Aug/06

Coel Hellier - Lead - 13/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/06

Tom M Williams - 2nd - 02/Jun/06 with Andy Hobson

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/06

Stig - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/06 with Les

Nicos - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/06 with mark richardson

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2006 with dave

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Oct/05

Si dH - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/05 with Dave Walker

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Aug/05

an incredibly windy day made the top section very exciting. i felt good on the climb but the top is scary. glad i had micro cams, without the top must warrant e1.
leon - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with Amanda Skeldon

Lev - 2nd O/S - 01/May/05 with Luke Thomas

steve led first so i just clipped the gear. not a bad route well rounded. id def give it e1
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - May/05 with Steve Ramsden

felt more like E1 than HVS on this day but it was warm and i think i made a bad job with the gear.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - May/05 with Alex Mason

reg_measures - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/05 with Angela Kirby

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/05 with Tim Banton

Hidden - Lead - Jan/05

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/04

Hidden - Lead - 15/Aug/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/04

johnboyrevel - Lead O/S - May/04 with Big Mike

Fire Marshall - Lead O/S - 2004 with Andy Higginson

Stone Muppet - 2004

Phil West - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/03 with James ?

Nick Smith - UKC - Lead - Aug/03

darren1 - 26/Jul/03 with Janna Miller

mikej - Lead - 15/Jul/03 with Rick Naylor

chris sm - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/03 with Pippa Froggatt

PenJD - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/03 with Jim and Matt

SMc - 29/Jun/03 with Anne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/03

Ropeboy - Lead - 05/Apr/03

Led several times since
cem - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/03 with Liam Mark, Neil Northrop

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Nick Smith - UKC - 2nd - Aug/02 with Charles Arthur

Excellent but hard, very tr4icky finish on slopers.
Pete Nugent - Lead O/S - 04/May/02

sims - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/01 with Nick

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/01 with Viv

tuftynick - Lead - 2001

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/00

tlr - Lead - 2000

Rock Fairy - 2nd - 2000

Boy - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/97

Hidden - Lead - 21/Sep/97

Hidden - Solo - 14/Sep/97

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - 1997

ChrisJD - Lead - 13/Jul/96 with LukeS

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/96 with Roy Thomas

Used gear placed by Bill
Chris the Tall - Lead β - Jun/96 with Bill G

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/95

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 13/May/95 with Hugh

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/93

Andy Say - Solo - 28/Jun/92

rob.grafton - Lead - 30/Jul/91 with Bruce

Roget - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/91

NickJH - Lead O/S - May/91 with N Hancock

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/90

BRUCESTRAC - 1990 with Chris Cracknell,Various

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/89

Hidden - Lead - 30/Aug/87

shark - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/87

John Marsland - Lead - 29/Jun/86 with Dave Cousins

Hidden - Lead - 1984

Dave Musgrove - 28/Aug/83

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/83

Hidden - TR - 27/Jul/82

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 20/Jul/81 with Andy Bond, Richard Langthorp

Hidden - Lead - 07/Sep/80

Mark Kemball - Lead - 17/Mar/80 with Andy Stephenson

Nigel Bond - Lead - 30/Sep/79 with Dave Grey

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Voting
Total votes cast 238
hard E10 of 83
E10 of 83
easy E15 of 83
hard HVS26 of 83
HVS50 of 83
easy HVS2 of 83
hard VS0 of 83
VS0 of 83
easy VS0 of 83
hard 5b0 of 82
5b0 of 82
easy 5b3 of 82
hard 5a35 of 82
5a40 of 82
easy 5a4 of 82
hard 4c0 of 82
4c0 of 82
easy 4c0 of 82
3 Stars65 of 73
2 Stars6 of 73
1 Star2 of 73
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Style of ascent

Soloed14 of 263 (5.3%)
Lead150 of 263 (57.0%)
Followed74 of 263 (28.1%)
Toproped2 of 263 (0.8%)
Alt Leads2 of 263 (0.8%)
Unknown21 of 263 (8.0%)

'Climbed'96 of 263 (36.5%)
clean O/S146 of 263 (55.5%)
clean β4 of 263 (1.5%)
clean rpt11 of 263 (4.2%)
dogged3 of 263 (1.1%)
dnf3 of 263 (1.1%)