The White Tower

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Sun and Shade
15 mins
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Grand, shapely and classic - Pembroke wall climbing at its very best. Yet it's much less trafficked than its close neighbour - this is because, darn it, the best routes are also the hardest ones! The White Tower is home to the incredible wall climb of White Heat, and the infamous testpiece The Great White. The best 'easy' is undoubtedly the lengthy Sea Groove, which flanks the right edge of the Tower.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Sackless
This short route follows the left-hand crack. Climb past the hole and continue up the crack, gradually moving leftwards to...
 E1
2
Petit Blanc
Some good, tricky climbing. It takes the discontinuous crack line just to the right of Sackless.
 
1 Stars
E2
3
Dog Nobbler
The lower rising breakline across the face provides some great and pumpy entertainment - and there is one hard move, too....
 
1 Stars
Strong
E4
4
Killer White
The first of the 'white' desperates; just superb. Sustained climbing all the way. Cross Dog Nobbler, and continue up the...
 
2 Stars
Technical
E6
5
White Heat
The strongest line on the wall, and one of the best the Tower has to offer. The route takes the left-hand, full-height crack...
 
3 Stars
E5
6
The Great White
Arguably THE hard wall climb of its era. It's a mighty route, with a weighty reputation - and one which sees very few ascents...
 
3 Stars
E7
7
Sea Groove
This fine little expedition follows the huge groove found in the eastern edge of the Tower. A great line, terrific positions -...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
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    Wraith
    "Changed from E3 5c ** to E2 5c **, 0% of 1 vote for E2" 08/Jun

    Sunsmoke
    "Yes, this is a soft E2 in my opinion. The only hardship is in the last 20 feet a..." 28/May

    Brazen Buttress
    "Harder than left wall a jug has gone (1997) where you move right. Your saving fa..." 02/Oct

    Joyous Gard
    "Agree- felt more like E1 to me due to the length, steepness and exposure. Very s..." 28/May

    Narrow Carriage
    "Good route with a tricky move in the groove and fine moves higher up." 16/Apr

    Toffee Nose
    "This is a great route, deffinatly recomended" 19/Dec

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