215m, 6 pitches. at VDiff. climbs the prominet NE groove of the boulder. start at the base of boulder left of clean slabs. climb up to reach the start of the deeper chimney groove. two pitches straight up to gain a good shelf.a quick traverse right and the scramble to the summit.

rashwell 11/Oct/16 Solo
bc44caesar 08/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
sambosanquet101 04/Sep/16 Solo
Dale Finnie 04/Sep/16 AltLd dnf

F***ed this up. Ended up in a the massive chimney and weather was less than perfect. 3 Abs and out of there.

Hidden 16/Aug/16 -
Hidden 16/Aug/16 Lead O/S
MarkRoe 01/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Done in 6. Led all pitches.

with Ann Marie Raikes
AnnMarie3 ?/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
dansimkin 29/May/16 Lead O/S

Attempted the full ridge but got rained off the ridge before little tower, had an interesting retreat

with Tom, Becci
citizen6ix 29/May/16 Solo dnf

DNF, no protection (except helmet!) and although made good progress, the steeper slabs higher up afforded more risk than I felt comfortable with. Traversed round the boulder and joined the Eastern Gulley to continue onto Tower Ridge

Jack Luke 23/May/16 AltLd O/S

Great route, some exciting airy belays. Took more interesting ground from the ledge to the top rather than traversing all the way right. Got rained off and had to abandon further progress up Tower Ridge!

louise123 17/Oct/15 AltLd
ANC 17/Oct/15 AltLd
with Louise Humphreys
tbmcbrid 03/Oct/15 Solo O/S

Down climb would have been a little hairy, we rapped off the top

with Kate Lane
Hidden 29/Sep/15 Solo O/S
JosefGoeth 05/Sep/15 AltLd
GStone 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Awesome start to Tower Ridge. Moved together all the way, 2 hours to the top. Don't make the mistake of starting too far to the right - if you walk west passed the boulder you can see the route easily. Only a couple of wet bits the rest perfect dry conditions!

Dan3266 05/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with GStone
mrowlings 03/Sep/15 AltLd
westleas 03/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Sam Watson 03/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Not sure we had entirely the right route. Chimney was wet and slimy. Definitely felt harder than VD (or at least the way we went did). Went on to do Tower Ridge. Excellent day out.

Marcus McLernon 03/Jul/15 AltLd

Lead most of the pitches, definitely some elements that felt borderline Severe although i was in hiking boots. We went on to complete Tower Ridge after this. Longest day I've had on a mountain yet. Didn't love the route due to a few parts being either damp or just more loose than expected.

dboyd197 03/Jul/15 2nd

precursor to tower ridge.

andy2lis 03/Jul/15 AltLd
with Marcus McLernon, David Boyd
jwhereat 11/Jun/15 AltLd
AliceKerr ?/Jun/15 Solo
Hidden 03/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
jimmatthews 30/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

Into Tower Ridge

Hidden 30/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Nov/14 AltLd
Hidden 09/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/14 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 AltLd
Hugh Simons 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Went on and completed Tower Ridge after this on the night of the summer solstice! Completed in walking boots and pitched the chimney and ledge section. Great fun in the fading light!

IanMcC 21/Jun/14 AltLd dnf

Cold wind and rain approaching. Baled.

with Jimbo, SimonN
Hidden 21/Jun/14 AltLd
funkyvin1 06/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Robertgiddy 06/Jun/14 Lead
le t 31/May/14 Solo O/S
andy dunn 24/May/14 AltLd
with J
Bee_1 22/Apr/14 -
MTBAnimal 21/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
GOS 29/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

chimney damp and felt undergraded; 30m rope slowed us down - doubled number of pitches

with John Holterman, Michael Gibson
Hidden 21/Sep/13 AltLd dnf
RyanOsborne 05/Sep/13 AltLd

Slimey and shit.

Hidden 08/Jul/13 AltLd
hedgehog_john 08/Jul/13 AltLd
sam0000 ?/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Jacks20 ??/2013 AltLd
with Mal, EMB
Roberttaylor 09/Sep/12 Solo O/S

Good fun, a bit damp in places and the downclimb into the Douglas gap is a bit awkward.

Ray Sparks 26/Jul/12 2nd
with alan h
Hidden 21/Jul/12 AltLd
Dan_Staff 21/Jul/12 -
caity 21/Jul/12 -
jimontherocks ?/Jul/12 Lead

Good extension to tower ridge but long day

with David Barclay, Graeme
allyrocke 01/Jun/12 AltLd O/S


with Clement Hutin
Sam Warby 30/May/12 AltLd O/S
NickBrown 27/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Susan, Tim
Susanj21 27/May/12 AltLd
HIGHTOWER 27/Aug/11 2nd

Pretty wet and greasy, but great to do the full ridge this time.

with Luke Watts, Dave Gleave
Hidden 23/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden 09/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jul/11 2nd
olekemi 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Andrew T, Jamie L
Jeremy Wilton 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

First three pitches are a glorified scramble BUT - we strayed left and ended up going up an open corner which is definitely harder than V.Diff...

with Mark Bathe
Hidden ??/2011 -
soulclimb ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Laura Hamlet 09/Oct/10 Solo O/S
with Chris W, Axel, Sven
Andy Hewison ?/Oct/10 2nd
with Steve T
Paul Keenan 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Soloed bottom section, not sure how rigidly we stuck to the proper line (went more or less straight up and never found a rightward traverse) and scrambled the last bit to the top. First ever multi-pitch, and in big boots. Weather fine throughout, enjoyed it immensely.

with John Watson
Moonstone Hippy 05/Sep/10 2nd

Solo'd bottom section, pitched middle and moved together the rest.

with Graham, Phil
Stuzz 05/Sep/10 AltLd
with Phil, Geoff
johnkeith 04/Sep/10 Lead

Climbed in big bots on a blustery day. Summer route doesn't really stick to the chimney, but edge on right hand side.

andrewkeith 04/Sep/10 2nd
AndyBryce 15/Aug/10 Solo O/S

Used confidence rope for a small section

Captain Solo 13/Jul/10 Solo
Stewart B 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Jane Patterson
JRae 19/Jun/10 AltLd
with Ben S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
amy 12/Jun/10 -

Had trouble following the route

with Dave Farnell
Jim Malo 10/Jun/10 AltLd
Jonny M 10/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Adrian Dobson
Graham Westbrook ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
towdman 29/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

Rain, low cloud and route finding slowed us down so decided to back off from doing Tower Ridge. Next time!

with John Mason, Graham Armitage
Graham Armitage 29/Oct/09 AltLd
with towdman
PeteLoveless 17/Oct/09 -

moving together

johannes 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Do not start low down at the base of Douglas Boulder as we did, but skirt around the unprotected slabs via a zig left and a zag right! The enjoyable part of the climbing is higher up anyway

Hidden 04/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
stephenmckenzie 16/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Bit minging.

with Mike Cross
cooper leek 12/Sep/09 AltLd dog

slipped off after about 1m.boots wet. bugger.

with donk
donkster 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Really enjoyed this route, top chimney was superb. We did have good weather though.

with ben
jimorothy 17/Aug/09 Lead

Late start, lots of rain. Longer and harder than expected. Stayed on rock slabs up to headwall (easy angled but not much protection and quite slippy wet). Route finding was disconcerting, miraculously kept finding those pitons and crampon scars.The wet shallow chimney was feisty.3.5hours, a mere two hours more than we had predicted: too manky and late to continue up Tower R - sadly.

with Rachel Crolla
melville18 13/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with claire melville
climberuk 09/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Pitched the whole thing due to it being damp and grassy bits very slippy. Pitches up to base of chimney are horrid (slimy, loose and no protection). Climbed grooves to the right of the chimney (which was soaking wet) for 2 pitches, which were quite nice. Final pitch from ledge is loose and slimy again. Took us about 6 hours. Overall wouldnt recommend this route. Doesnt deserve any stars.

with Novice
prycey 03/Jun/09 AltLd β
cayteye 01/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Loose - belay boulder came flying off down the hill when the weight of two was applied to it- scary.... took so long and being unexpectedly harder than anticipated we ran out of time to complete Tower Ridge. I lead pitch 1 /2 we climbed in a 4 for pitch 3 and 4 i led pitch 5 paul led pitch 6-

with Paul Highams
tradguy 01/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Rob Munday, Ed Lamb, katy dartford
ed_1973 01/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/09 -
cpforbes ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/09 Lead
SWalls 16/Apr/09 AltLd
with Mike Cross
Hidden 16/Apr/09 2nd
jonnie3430 15/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Nikki and Cora
Hidden 15/Apr/09 AltLd
mikemartin 12/Aug/08 AltLd
J Brown 07/Aug/08 Lead O/S
kbrown 07/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with J Brown
Hidden 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
trigger118 26/May/08 AltLd O/S
Adderbury Climber 26/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
victim of mathematics 22/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
crossdressingrodney 22/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
andrewbooth1000 14/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

We took a slight 'deviation' (aka got lost) on the lower flanks.

with Pete Smith
Martin Thompson 14/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Hendo
Hidden 23/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Martin Thompson ?/Jul/06 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead
Neil Adams ??/2006 AltLd
with Andy N
CurlyStevo ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/03 AltLd
nickdonohue ?/Aug/03 AltLd
with Mark McCarthy
A Crook 27/Jul/01 AltLd O/S

4hrs very cloudy and wet. My mobile took a dive which tool 1 hr to retreive the precious sim card!!!

with Sam
steveP ?/Jun/01 AltLd O/S
with Frank Popham
arose ?/Jun/01 Solo

Direct start to a solo of Tower Ridge.

Hidden ?/Mar/01 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
akhughes ??/2000 -
MarkDavies36 ??/1997 Lead O/S
DundeeDave 20/Jul/96 2nd
with Ben Hughes
Rhian Wood ??/1995 -
Steve Crowe 15/Jul/84 AltLd O/S

In the rain!

with LM
Hidden ??/1982 -
neil3965 ?/Jul/77 Lead
with Julie Blythe
uphillnow 20/Jul/60 Lead

As ascent of Tower Ridge proper. Finished summer term at school and hitched up to F W directly. Short stop over and on to Skye

with Tony Smith
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