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

Ticklists: Cheddar Road To 7a Ruins.

dprib123 17/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Not a great and loose too.

with martin
beardy mike ??/2017 -
vertigo 07/Mar/16 Lead β
with Euge
royle883 11/Nov/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/15 Lead O/S
alice fuller 12/Oct/15 Lead β
Didymus 08/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Nick
Hidden 07/Mar/15 Lead dog
tobydunford 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
andrewmc 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?

with Lilo Henke
Hidden 10/Oct/13 TR
Hidden 10/Oct/13 2nd dog
Kerm ?/Mar/13 -
Anthony Dixon 27/Oct/12 Lead
lewiz 18/Feb/12 Lead O/S
cactus111 18/Feb/12 Lead dnf


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.

Hidden ?/Feb/12 Lead O/S
el_monty 05/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with marti, Sami
Sami Mandeel 05/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Marti999 05/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 26/Nov/11 Lead dog
with ed
The Ivanator 23/Oct/11 TR
with Sean
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.

with Eric
ericinbristol 05/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Caleb
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!

with Ed
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

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