The Ivory Tower

3 Stars
 HVS 5b

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22m. A moorland classic. Climb the steep wall to a ledge then the crack and bulges above. Step left to a thin crack then climb this and the scooped wall above on sloping holds.
FA. John Loy 1966


A varied expedition...but take lots of long slings to extend runner to minimise rope drag...especially before stepping left to the crack
Colin - 06/Jul/03

Tough and varied. The moves out left are f___ing hard if you're not tall.
Fiend - 22/Aug/03

the moves out left are f____ing hard...even if you are tall!
ali k - 04/Dec/03

incredible route. if you climb e1, get your arse up there and do it!
jon stew - 24/May/04

stunning route, you have to go and do this one... there are three distinct excellent sections, enjoy!
Alex - 05/Jun/04

moves out left are OK if you spot the flake on the wall. otherwise you're trying to jam the high break to reach the jugs - this will be desperate, and hurt!
Dave - 04/Sep/04

bold at the start, hard in the middle, bold at the top. Georgous route, but hard for HVS.
SidH - 03/Sep/05

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