The Watch-Tower

 E2 5b

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The right arete of the left-hand tower then move out left and gird yourself for gritty shelving holds and a grim exit. A long-time HVS that has caught a few folks out over the years.
FA. Gary Gibson 1981

USER COMMENTS

This route is bold lower down and tricky higher up. I thought it was hard for HVS 5b.
lowersharpnose - 26/Sep/07

How to avoid getting sucked into the holly bush halfway in search of reunners ? and a desperate top out ! at least the gear is good by then.
GrahamD - 06/Apr/09

Total sandbag. If you keep to the left of the arete it is at least 5C with no pro. Top section probably typical grit 5b. Overal harder than adjacent E2.
Andy - 31/May/13

E2 5b in the nest Eastern Grit
Chris Craggs - Rockfax - 31/May/13

.....next!
Chris Craggs - Rockfax - 31/May/13

Top roped it, then led it. Solid E2 5b. Be careful out there, this route takes no prisoner's. No gear until circa 5/6 meters and its pokey up to to it.
bowerl - 22/Sep/16

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