Ivory Tower

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Sport
Afternoon sun
20 mins
Uphill
Windy

This wide orange streaked wall has a conspicuous large triangular roof near its left edge. The area isn't especially popular when compared to the crags to the left and right.
Conditions The crag faces west and offers shade until early afternoon. It can got hot here in the evenings and the sunsets are always spectacular. The routes dry quickly after rain and it can be windy up here.
Approach - Park by or opposite the Mermaid Statue, almost opposite the Hotel Philoxena. The track starts here and runs up to a gate then a prominent olive tree before heading out left and toiling up the scree path to the welcoming shade and the huge jutting buttress just left of Grande Grotta. Scramble out right along a vague path until below the wall. Alternatively use the Poets' Approach up the path starting up a short steep road beside the blue Lambrino Apts. It runs up the slope rightwards and then up into an open gully (hornets in the high season) to arrive at the right-hand side of the cliff.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Happiness
Climb a wall of 'cauliflower rock' to the right side of the big roof and features spaced bolts and a hard last move.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Rounded
6c
2
Happiness Extension
The extension has thin moves and some long reaches.
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Technical
7b+
3
Sidewinder
A fine pitch though oddly bolted in places. An interesting traverse.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
6c+
4
Ultimo Bucco
A great pitch with spaced bolts - though they are where you really need them.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
6b+
5
Fuga da Guy
The soaring arete in three pitches sedlom gets done. 1) 6a, 2) 7a, 3) 6b. The middle pitch is hard and snappy, the top one has...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Loose
6c
6
Anaphylactic Shock
Climb the pale streak.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
7c+
7
Lactic Shock
From well up Anaphylactic Shock, move right and climb the sustained wall on mosty good holds.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Reachy
7c
8
The Craic
A great pitch! A crimpy lower section leads to a power move to the first hole. Much harder when it is humid.
 
3 Stars
Strong
Crimpy
7b+
9
Dream Line
The steep face right of the big groove has a desperate crux mantel and some wandering climbing above.
 
2 Stars
Technical
7b
10
Dream Line Extension
The bulges above the first lower-off.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Strong
7c
11
Ivory Tower
A hard route that sees little attention. The first pitch is 7b.
 
3 Stars
8a
12
Schnügu
Right of the big arete a rising traverse under the big roof with an awkward finish.
 
2 Stars
6b
13
Am Abrung
Some loose rock to a final crux section.
 
1 Stars
Loose
6a+
14
Attiki
Some nice moves up the steep section (cauliflower rock) to a stiff finish.
 
2 Stars
Rounded
6a+
15
Bloc Volant
A wandering but worthwhile pitch, sustained all the way with an exposed and tricky finale.
 
2 Stars
6a+
16
Sunrise
Reaching the chains is tough.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7a
17
Sunrise Extension
Up the left edge of the big orange streak.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7c+
18
Cafe
Break out right from Sunrise.
 
3 Stars
7a+
19
Cafe Extension
 
3 Stars
Technical
7c+
20
Poker Face
The long groove. Pleasant but a little bold.
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
5b
21
Arthur
Hard and tricky at the top with slippery rock.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
5a
22
Deletime
A strange route, a steep corner a good slab and a steep wall, to a bulge. The lower-off is hard to clip.
 
2 Stars
5c
23
The Silent Way
A natural extension to Deletime up the huge groove doesn't see much action despite the attractiveness of the line.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7c+
  • Latest Comments

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    Aurora
    "awesome route. The last move to the chain, off a spicy mono, is extremely memor..." 26/Apr

    Aurora
    "The 7a+ variant is well worth doing and a bit runout in places (also watch out f..." 15/Apr

    Ixion
    "Another great pitch. Easier than Nickel. I thought 7a was sufficient." 19/Oct

    Sickle
    "nicer then one would expect from the decription/rating" 18/Oct

    Late Evening Light
    "Not as good as Extra." 08/Oct

    Yebus
    "A good long pitch with the crux in the last 5 metres. Superb climbing at 6b up t..." 02/Jul

    Tassir
    "This is a brilliant route" 30/Jun

    Tufa King Pumped
    "Easy 7b+. Dry this time! Route to left is Racomelo (bolted in Nov 07); unclimbed..." 02/Jun

    Tassir
    "absolument superbe" 09/Apr

    Ixion
    "Given 7b in the local guide, but like Neal says the route is more like soft 7a+...." 15/Oct

    Ixion
    "Really fun climbing but fealt more like 7a/7a+" 12/Oct

    Tufa King Pumped
    "Awesome route. Lots of varied styles of climbing. Skip the 5 metre extension tho..." 10/Oct

    Nickel
    "Brilliant pitch. Tufa climbing at its best with a pockety crux right at the top...." 11/Jun

    O Dragonian Devil
    "Has been flashed now, by Ethan Pringle." 02/Nov

    Tufa King Pumped
    "Damp and soapy again. Cruel moves off steep but easy tufa onto crimps just when ..." 29/Oct

    Uschana
    "A delightful pitch!" 19/Oct

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