Route Database : Tower Ridge


Country: Scotland
Region: Central Highlands
Location: Fort William Loch Treig Loch Leven
Crag/Mountain: Ben Nevis
Route Name: Tower Ridge
Type: Rock Climb
Grade: Diff
Guidebook: Ben Nevis Rock Ice Climbs. SMC
Climbers: Alison Stockwell, Jon Wickham
Date Climbed: 2004-08-31
Author: Alison Stockwell
Date Entered: 2005-01-16


A long, exhilerating route, easily protectable with slings & a few nut runners. A classic mountaineering route; ideal for moving roped together but allow plenty of time if you prefer to climb in pitches. It's escapable at two-thirds height along the Eastern Traverse, but that would be a pity as you'd miss the infamous Tower Gap; easy in fine weather, but a notorious wind-funnel.


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UK Mountain Database

This route is related to Ben Nevis in the UK Mountain Database.

Additional Information on "Ben Nevis":

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  • Check UKClimbing for crag information
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Additional Information on "Tower Ridge":

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The route description and comments provided here are intended to complement and not replace the descriptions found in official guidebooks. You are therefore encouraged to read our full disclaimer before attempting this route.


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