Tower Face

2 Stars
 HVS 5a

Adjacent Routes
<< Indian Summer < Tower Face Direct  |  Tower Face Indirect > Tower Face Gully/Terrace Gully >>

Climb the Direct to good nuts then traverse right at one of two levels to a crusty flake just before the arete. Climb to the break then traverse left to gain the superb finishing flake.


A very enjoyable climb with the crux definitely trying to move to the right flake. Plain sailing after that.
James Nutter - 05/Mar/02

The lower flakes are looking very weak. Falling on nuts stuffed behind either of them could prove destructive (and painful).
Julian P - 26/Aug/02

The left flake is looking grim - it 'flexed' even when I lightly loaded it with a small friend. Hence a bold and unprotected move to get to the right flake. Really pleasant layback moves on the top too.
Albie - 02/Sep/02

Good value for HVS, and definitely worth 3 stars. Superb.
Nick Smith - 08/Jul/03

I thought the delicate climbing at the start was technically more difficult than the move rightwards. very cool route!
cf - 07/Oct/03

Typo in route description: presumably "climb direct" rather than "climb the direct".
Gareth Rees - 07/Oct/03

an exciting move between the flakes - both of which were quite creaky (the weight of the second on the righthand flake made a wire irretrievable). The top flake however is a gigantic juggy joy.
luke - 28/Sep/04

i concur, an exciting move between the flakes (a touch bold & technical) and then it's a jug fest
leon skeldon - 28/Jul/05

The flakes were definitely very creaky, I found the move right (think after watching my second I did it the "safer" way) hard but the rest easy. Brilliant combo is t ofinish wit hmiserable miracle.
SidH - 12/Aug/05

Found this harder than the Direct!
Ropeboy - 22/Feb/07

A really enjoyable climb, the crux felt quite bold and is unlike the rest of the route.
David Hewitt - 15/Jun/08

This route is getting harder as the left hand flake gets smaller. A good 18inch smaller, used to be able to hold l/h flake to bridge across to r/h flake. Should be E1 5A
Mr Moac - 02/Aug/13

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  • Route Grade Votings

    Total votes cast 154
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    hard HVS 2 of 51
    HVS 40 of 51
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    3 Stars 40 of 52
    2 Stars 11 of 52
    1 Star 1 of 52
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