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Sun and Shade
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Dry in the Rain
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The finest pinnacle in the valley is in a dramatic setting, leaning out over the river and the ogling walkers. The routes are perhaps not as good as you might expect, and Easter Island itself has been over-sold in the past, however, there are still some great ticks, all of which finish with that rare summit feeling. Guidebook page 306.

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1
Original Route
Poor, but the easiest way up the tower, and one of the earliest limestone routes in the Peak. From the col at the back of the...
1 user comment
 
Fluttery
Loose
HS 4a
2
The Wong Edge
The once-pegged cracks in the uphill face of the tower give a strenuous tussle. From the resting ledge on the right, step back...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E3 6a
3
The Groove
Bridge and battle into, then up, the leaning corner to reach relief on a shelf. Finish up the more amenable groove behind.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2 5c
4
The Gladiator
An unequal battle for many. Climb the rib, then the sustained pocketed crack with difficulty (old peg) to an eventual breather...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
E4 6a
5
Steve's Route
Start up Eye of the Tiger but break left and climb the wall via some desperate fingery climbing to the lower-off.
 
2 Stars
Technical
E6 6c
6
Eye of the Tiger
Cue the Rocky music. A big bruising pitch up the finest bit of rock in the valley. Mega-classic and about sport 7c. From the...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E7 6c
7
The White Edge
Once a spectacular aid route and now a worthwhile free outing. Climb the crack just left of the arete, with a breather around...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E3 6a
8
Easter Island
Almost a great classic, though the grassy grot just to the right of the lower section is a bit of a spoiler - you will either...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
E1 5b
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