This site is a digital copy of the 1997 BMC guidebook to rock climbing in Lancashire

The Tower

  • 34 - Loose Living

    Grade: 4b | First Ascent: -1982
    Rating: 0

    The corner crack on the right of the tower leads steeply into a chimney, where a steep move leads to the top.

  • 35 - Pink Edge

    Grade: 5b | First Ascent: (1982/1992)
    Rating: 2

    An excellent route to do as the sun sets. An easy start leads to a steep finish. Gain the ledge on the front of The Tower, then follow the blocky crack above, passing an obvious overlap at the top.

  • 36 - Revenge of the Bendy Ents

    Grade: 5c | First Ascent: (1982/1992)
    Rating: 2

    This route supersedes the Tower of Orthank, which proved to be attached to the main face only by a small crescent of lighter rock. The route that remains is sustained and at the top of is grade. From the lowest point on the front face of The Tower, climb cracks just right of the left arĂȘte of Orthank.

  • 37 - Pillar Cracks

    Grade: 4c | First Ascent: -1982
    Rating: 2

    The crack system on the left leads to a short groove at the top of the wall.