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18m.

Rockfax Description
A good route, again low in the grade though the start is quite bold. From a block (low cam) climb the wall using tiny layaways to a good horizontal slot. Continue up a short vertical crack then a wider one, trending right to the top by great climbing. © Rockfax

FA. Don Morrison early 1960s.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage E1 Challenge (1989 Guide), Pete's 150 Peak Extremes, Top 20 ticked Stanage starred E1s, Stanage Popular

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MNA123 24 May, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Harder for the short, i seconded it and took a fall tryin to reach the brk. Found leaving the brk quite easy in comparisson, great route tho!
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βeta: Harder for the short, i seconded it and took a fall tryin to reach the brk. Found leaving the brk quite easy in comparisson, great route tho!
Pythonist 7 Jul, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Not impressed. I would have to leave it at E1, but with the note that it's a damned easy one. The crux is low enough not to get scared about the (even) lower gear, and then it's all over. Can't see why this gets 2*, the same as M Variant Direct - it could lose one easily.
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βeta: Not impressed. I would have to leave it at E1, but with the note that it's a damned easy one. The crux is low enough not to get scared about the (even) lower gear, and then it's all over. Can't see why this gets 2*, the same as M Variant Direct - it could lose one easily.
Ram MkiV 22 Apr, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: worth E1 - nice 5bish moves to reach and then leave friend slot
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βeta: worth E1 - nice 5bish moves to reach and then leave friend slot
ericinbristol 24 Jun, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Relax on that first bit and it really isn't that hard technically, and as soon as you make yourself make the first moves, there's bomber gear.
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βeta: Relax on that first bit and it really isn't that hard technically, and as soon as you make yourself make the first moves, there's bomber gear.
Nick Smith - Climbers 25 Jun, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Scary! I didn't take enough gear, and had to really run out the top half of the route, which is supposed to be well-protected! :/
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βeta: Scary! I didn't take enough gear, and had to really run out the top half of the route, which is supposed to be well-protected! :/
SteveC 19 Jun, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Brilliant route. One daunting move but after that it's thought-provoking, sustained but not hard (5a) and well-protected. 3 stars
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βeta: Brilliant route. One daunting move but after that it's thought-provoking, sustained but not hard (5a) and well-protected. 3 stars

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Route of Interest

The Ivory Tower

Grade: E1 5b ***
(Kinder Southern Edges)