Lucy Simmons

1 Stars
 E2 5b

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A lonely detour onto the front face of the tower gives a few good moves in a fine position. Try not to think about what is holding the tower up as you make a gripping series of lifting-a-fridge type of moves. A remarkably harrowing pitch for its relatively lowly grade.
FA. Tom Proctor, Geoff Birtles 1967. Named after a girl in a calendar, or so they said.


Felt serious
d simmonite - 13/Jul/00

As dave says, a serious route, and one not to have a wobbler on. The gear on the tower is poor and distant.Scary!!
martin kocsis - 25/Jul/00

Run out on slab/face but gear is good before and after.
Julia Bodle - 28/Jul/00

I can only remember it as a frightening experience, would love to have seen the calendar though.
gra. a. - 14/Aug/00

Wire placements on the face seemed worn and felt serious.
John Camateras - 11/Sep/03

Superb balancy climbing on the upper face - deserves 2 stars and a fluttery symbol for the spaced gear!
Nick Smith - 07/Aug/04

Led this quite easily direct up the face (25/7/80): second man (Chris Plant) fell off when brittle rock snapped. That was the last time I stood when belaying, as he fell about six feet due to me being forced to sit down rather suddenly...great little positive holds in an isolated position make this a fine short route despite the spaced gear.
Andy Stephenson - 20/Dec/05

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