The Golden Tower

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Lots of sun!
4 mins
Up and Down
Sheltered

The finest feature at Anglezarke; a big block of glowing gritstone with the best set of routes in the quarry.

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1
Klondike
18m. Fearsome and fingery but sadly it is often very dirty. The once-pegged crack is a bit crusty at the level of the bulge....
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3 6a
2
King of Kings
20m. Sustained and desperate. Gain the hairline crack above the right-facing flake and follow it to the midway break. Step...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E6 6b
3
Please Lock Me Away
18m. Start as for King of Kings but head right up the arduous undercut flake. The flake/crack above this leads to a small...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E5 6b
4
Septic Think Tank
18m. The upper wall to the right of Please Lock Me Away is bold and hard, keeping just left of the arete throughout. A couple...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E5 6b
5
The Italian Job
24m. A sort of direct start to Septic T.T. improving the original route. It is fingery and committing. Climb the arete on its...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
E5 6b
6
Gates of Perception
24m. Take the first section of The Golden Tower then attack the sustained hairline crack just right of the arete. Excellent...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
E4 6a
7
The Golden Tower Top 50
20m. THE Lancashire classic. Start up the left side of the lower buttress then tackle the fine finger-crack rising from the...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5c
8
Fool's Gold
16m. The hanging groove in the right side of The Golden Tower is a sod to enter and leads awkwardly to the ledge. The upper...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
Fluttery
HVS 5b
9
Samarkand
18m. The deep groove with wide crack gives a satisfying if awkward pitch. Finish direct, or if harassed head easily out right.
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
VS 4c
10
Glister Wall
10m. The centre of the less-impressive wall to the right of The Golden Tower is popular. It sports good holds and runners.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S 4a
11
The Thumb
10m. Climb rightwards to the stubby projecting block of the Finger then step left and to climb the easier crack.
 
1 Stars
S 4a
12
The Finger
8m. Climb to the Finger from under its left-hand side, mantel onto the projection then finish up the grim crack behind.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
13
Finger Chimney
14m. Climb the chimney to the Finger, use it to step right across the gap to ledges and a finish up the wall.
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
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  • Latest Comments

    For ANGLEZARKE

    First Finale
    "Not such a soft touch E1 now as the peg has gone and there is a big loose hold a..." 02/Jul

    Many Happy Returns
    "Nowhere near E1 and only just about HVS." 14/Oct

    Many Happy Returns
    "My intrepid leader pulled several very large chunks of the mid-height flake off ..." 11/Aug

    Birthday Crack
    "Worthwhile now that it's clean." 29/Mar

    The Golden Tower
    "Well in my opinion it certainly ain't "super easy for E2"! It's awkwar..." 27/Sep top50

    Klondike
    "Cleaned up early 2010. So where's my fiver, then?" 03/May

    First Finale
    "Lots of incut holds - almost like a climbing wall! A softer option than trying ..." 05/May

    Fool's Gold
    "Turned up at Anglezarke for the first time ever on April 1st 2009, and guess who..." 14/Apr

    Cotton Terror
    "Tempting and tantalising from below... the crux sequence gradually turns sour as..." 09/Jun

    Tangerine Trip
    "Pumpy it certainly is... keep going because there is a good rest after where you..." 21/Oct

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