Tower Face

3 Stars
 HS 4b

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The left-hand facet of the square buttress is split by a thin crack. Approach this via a short slab (awkward for the short and with poor protection), then climb it using the arete on the right as and when needed. A finish to the left extends the pleasure a bit. </br>See
FA. Eric Byne 1933


Superb - a much better route than Himmelswillen!
Nick Smith - 02/Sep/03

Sorry Nick, Himmelswillen rules!
Birkby - 07/Nov/03

looks like a desperate finger crack from below, once up there hidden jugs abound. Very pleasant. a good safe lead
Jon Greengrass - 26/May/04

Sorry Birkby, Tower Face rules! :o)
Jus - 16/Jun/04

Climbed it again on Saturday, and I still think it's harder than Himmelswillen. They're exactly equally as good ;-)
Simon Caldwell - 29/Nov/04

i agree its harder than himmelswillen. really good steady climbing
free_doherty - 07/May/05

yeah nice little lead bottom section quite airy! after the the moves flow so well!
Cragdog al - 08/May/05

Nice big holds after the slab, don't miss the footholds directly underneath it like I did, made it quite reachy.
Iggy_B - 18/May/05

Did I find a hidden hold? I thought it was a S 4b although I am 6'4'' so is it harder for the short?

Northern Mountain Monkey - 21/May/05

what a great route if you are moving up the grades. from below looks a lot harder so once you are on it and find all the jolds open up to you it's a treat. been back and climbed this 3 times still a top climb whatever grade you may have moved on up to
chris elfleet - 30/Oct/05

This becomes much harder if you have it in your head that you want to climb where the crack is, rather than climbing over at the arete :S
cider nut - 26/Feb/07

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