The Red Tower

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DWS
Morning sun
15 mins
Level
Tidal

The beautiful east-facing wall of vertical granite is truly amazing, and the routes are some of the best in north-east Scotland; the classics include Hole in the Wall and Shere Khan. The wall is ready-made for soloing; around 16m high, and with most of the cruxes just above mid-height - but remember to push out a little if you fall. Sadly there aren't any lower grade routes here.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Mowgli Top 50
15m. The deceptive, slim tapering groove above a tiny ledge, which gradually eases. Jump backwards if the technicalities defeat...
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c+ S2
2
Baloo
15m. A great, striking line, but a little contrived. Take the thin crack and then adhere to the arete as best you can.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7a S1
3
Shere Khan Top 50
15m. Stunning. The most coveted deep water solo in Scotland to date. If you've got what it takes, gain the twin parallel cracks...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
7c+ S1
4
Hole in the Wall Top 50
15m. Inspiring; this is an absolute must. Gain the hole and take a deep breath, then step up and span left before summoning up...
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Strong
Crimpy
7a+ S1
5
Bagheera Top 50
18m. The black purring cat is probably the best and most dangerous route here, giving technically exquisite and absorbing...
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
7b+ S2