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|FA:||Chris Dewhirst, John Moore. Ann Pauligk and later Dave Neilson eliminated the two aids from crux pitch.||FA Date:||1966-04-25|
|Start:||As for The Watchtower Crack.|
|Description:||A technical, exhilirating route. A great contrast to its companion climb.|
|Pitch 1:||25m 12 (consensus from 15 ascents; FA grade: 12)|
|Climb the slab just right of the corner until you can move left onto a large ledge (first pitch of Watchtower Crack).
|Pitch 2:||40m 18 (consensus from 15 ascents; FA grade: 18)|
|Follow the main corner for a bit, then the left-hand line to a cave (second pitch of Watchtower Crack) and up to below the overhang. Traverse out right on fantastic horizontal break. Tricky moves gain sickle shaped line and move up to very small stance which has some good wires and is surprisingly comfortable. Don't be tempted by the piton of Gollum a few metres higher, you are much better off where you are.
|Pitch 3:||42m 17 (consensus from 15 ascents; FA grade: 17)|
|Follow the flake line, which eases towards the top.|
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