Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 63
18m. A great route, the crag is worth the visit just for this route. From the cave pull onto the face (massive thread and just about worth 5a) then climb the centre of the face trending slightly left until it is possible to step back right to the well positioned final crack.
Climbed a number of the Laddow routes, the climbing in fact was so good that we used to walk from Manchester via Chew Valley to climb there in the mid-fifties. Tower Face stands out as an excellent route so-much-so that we returned not too long ago to repeat it in E.B's.
The finest gritstone VS I've found.
If you approach by going up the chimney on the right for a couple of metres and then traversing onto the big ledge, the whole thing is a much more consistent 4c. The normal start is hard for 5a if (as usual?) the undercuts are covered in slime!
Brilliant route! Lots of passive gear placements, which was nice.
Good route. The start is stiff 5a not easy 5a. The rest is nice elegant face climbing.
Superb route, one of the best I've done for a while.
Surely a Top 50 route? The best VS on grit after Valkyrie, sustained, exposed, varied & in a stunning setting
The start is hard 5a, but it is only one move and well protected. The rest is very pleasant with good wires. Should be a top 50 route for the setting alone.