130m, 5 pitches. Superb climbing following the summer line. There is a good B&W photo showing the route in the Tower Ridge section of Cold Climbs. 1. 40m Climb the lower slab in a direct line toward the base of the corner, belay beneath a short wall. 2. 20m Overcome the short wall on the left using thin ice close to the base of the Echo Wall arete, continue to the base of the corner. 3. 10m Climb the steep wall making hard moves right (crux) beneath the roof. Follow the corner above for a few metres to a hanging belay (old peg in situ). 4. 30m Climb the sustained corner/crack. Where the crack steepens below a large platform, traverse right along a narrow exposed ledge for 4m and then climb up to reach the large platform and a good block belay. 5. 25m Regain the corner/crack and follow it steeply at first to gain and enter the chimney above. At the top of the chimney, back and foot outwards and exit onto Tower Ridge.

Pete Davies and Tim Marsh Dec/2008

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Jamie Skelton 17 Dec, 2019 AltLd Forgot head-torch so did the last pitch in total darkness pretty much just by feel.
Forgot head-torch so did the last pitch in total darkness pretty much just by feel.
Dave Almond 17 Dec, 2019 AltLd Read the crux wrong and after hanging in foot blew and dumped me. Jamie took the reigns and sorted it. Back on second I went the right way finding nice moves and quite a leisurely passage. The rest of the route is an nightmare thrutch fest.
Read the crux wrong and after hanging in foot blew and dumped me. Jamie took the reigns and sorted it. Back on second I went the right way finding nice moves and quite a leisurely passage. The rest of the route is an nightmare thrutch fest.
andyinglis 1 Jan, 2014 AltLd O/S Good varied route.
Good varied route.
Neil Adams 1 Jan, 2014 AltLd O/S Good route, and nice to be on a new bit of the Ben. Exciting descent down Tower Ridge in a hoolie!
Good route, and nice to be on a new bit of the Ben. Exciting descent down Tower Ridge in a hoolie!
Hidden 21 Dec, 2008 AltLd O/S
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