Great Western Top 50

3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
 VS 5a

Adjacent Routes
<< The Fly < The Spider  |  None > None >>


A long and varied climb on fine rock. Start at a small right facing corner just left of the diagonal crack of The Spider.
1) 4b. Climb the corner and wall via spaced ledges to horizontal breaks. Traverse left and pull on to the belay ledge.
2) 4b. The intricate short slab to a ledge belay.
3) 5a. Move above the belay steeply to below an overhang. Move left and gain a small corner above with a bit of a struggle. Continue to belay on the edge of buttress.
4) The edge of the buttress to the summit of the tower.
FA. N.Hannaby 1961

USER COMMENTS

If you're careful with ropework it's probably best to do the first three pitches as one. Superb route though a little polished around the crux.
chris j - 07/Jul/05

A lovely and interesting route. Has a variety of different features on it which makes for a great experience
Henry Irvine - 23/Feb/08

Great climb with 3 wonderfully varied first pitches and then a relaxed scramble to the top on the 4th. Do 1 + 2 together then 3 + 4, then belay at the top and enjoy the view of the amazing surrounding countryside.
Richard Bishop - 20/Jun/09

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