The Western Tower

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Lots of sun!
Level
8 mins
Sheltered

This fine tower has rock of the highest quality but in recent years the ivy has taken over a number of the less popular routes. However the climbs described here are clear of ivy. Guidebook page 10.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Never On Sunday
A good second pitch. Start beneath two small caves 8m above the ground.1) 4a. Climb up to and out of the righthand cave....
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
HS 4b
2
Scar
This was a bit of a gripper in the old days at Severe! Start beneath two small caves 8m above the ground.1) 4a. Climb up to...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
Fluttery
VS 4b
3
The Fly
The second pitch takes a fine right to left line across the upper section of the tower. Start directly below the highest...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
4
The Spider Top 50
Magnificent sustained and varied climbing. Best done as one huge pitch with the crux perched on the hanging shield of quality...
8 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
E1 5b
5
Great Western Top 50
A long and varied climb on fine rock. Start at a small right facing corner just left of the diagonal crack of The Spider.1)...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
VS 5a
  • Latest Comments

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    Wogs
    "Chris Hurlock c.hurlock@harbourchallenge.co.uk Great climb polished at the b..." 15/Dec top50

    Twang
    "This was HVS in the Nick White CC guide. E1 seems fair now the peg has gone and ..." 22/May top50

    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
    "short, desperate, insecure, awkward, but still strangely enjoyable." 26/Aug

    Wogs
    "Rock is in a bad way, polished to a high sheen in the bottom half of the route." 09/Aug top50

    Mortality Crisis
    "There are two directs on this. Most obvious- go straight from the peg at the top..." 22/Apr

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