Upper Tor Wall

3 Stars
 HS 4b

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18m. A classic 'jug-fest'. Climb the groove on the right then step out left and climb the flaky wall to ledges and finish out right.
FA. Arthur Birtwhistle 1936


An excellent route. I usually do it in 2 pitches, mainly coz the ledge is such a beautiful spot from which to belay.
Si - 16/Oct/02

Superb route. One comment - I put a cam behind the main flake, but took it out as soon as I realised how hollow the flake sounds! Tough for HS - much harder than Artillery Chimney.
Steve - 02/Aug/04

Excellent Route, sustained at the grade with every move requiring thourght.
IanW - 05/Jun/06

This is bog standard HS with good rests between excellent moves and with decent nut protection. It must be the best HS in the entire Peak!
Matt1000 - 03/Jul/06

I must have missed something as I thought it a fairly ordinary route! Fairly standard HS fare, and not really comparable to Artillery Chimney as the type of climbing is totally different.
Simon Caldwell - 10/Jul/06

Classic varied route up a fine face. The start is pretty tough.
Fiend - 12/Aug/07

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