600m. Be sure to read the winter route description. There are a number of 'false traverses' off left. Don't traverse left until it gets really steep on the great tower.

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JamesColeman 26 Aug, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Struggled to find the start, scrambling an extra 100m elevation up into the gully passed echo wall before realising mistake. Eventually returned and found grassy ledges but think I may have skipped some climbing at the start. Only used climbing shoes for a short section at the mid way point. Upper section of route in clouds. Poor visibility and extremely high winds at tower gap made for an epic and not recommended experience. Summited Ben Nevis and took the safe and easy path down due to extreme winds. One off the bucket list!
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βeta: Struggled to find the start, scrambling an extra 100m elevation up into the gully passed echo wall before realising mistake. Eventually returned and found grassy ledges but think I may have skipped some climbing at the start. Only used climbing shoes for a short section at the mid way point. Upper section of route in clouds. Poor visibility and extremely high winds at tower gap made for an epic and not recommended experience. Summited Ben Nevis and took the safe and easy path down due to extreme winds. One off the bucket list!
Lewis Callum Black 12 Jul, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Absolutely fantastic. Didn’t read too much about the route before going and we ended up doing two false traverses left, added 45 mins of faffing. Stay in the ridge until you see a dominant wall that isn’t a Diff! Then go left. Absolutely fantastic, good tat left in the gap.
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βeta: Absolutely fantastic. Didn’t read too much about the route before going and we ended up doing two false traverses left, added 45 mins of faffing. Stay in the ridge until you see a dominant wall that isn’t a Diff! Then go left. Absolutely fantastic, good tat left in the gap.
Rue_Ree 10 Sep, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: In descent as part of the 5 ridges
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βeta: In descent as part of the 5 ridges
Hannylj 17 Aug, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: We didn\'t use any gear for this - misty, damp august day. A fun exposure that can be done by anyone with a steady head.
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βeta: We didn't use any gear for this - misty, damp august day. A fun exposure that can be done by anyone with a steady head.
RobScarisbrick 10 Aug, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: None
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CraigYeats 9 Jun, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Fantastic route. Climbed in second position and hit the summit.
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βeta: Fantastic route. Climbed in second position and hit the summit.
Shane1990 27 May, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Snow still on the route. Start early, the snow is mush otherwise. Still needs winter gear.
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βeta: Snow still on the route. Start early, the snow is mush otherwise. Still needs winter gear.
T_Robbo2 17 Oct, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: A small, but hazardous, amount of frozen snow and ice making itself known towards the top.
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βeta: A small, but hazardous, amount of frozen snow and ice making itself known towards the top.
Nathan Adam 10 Oct, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: No tat at Tower Gap currently and please keep it this way. There is no need for in-situ tat anywhere on the route at any time of year, if you find some can you please clear out the litter.
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βeta: No tat at Tower Gap currently and please keep it this way. There is no need for in-situ tat anywhere on the route at any time of year, if you find some can you please clear out the litter.
MightyStew 22 Sep, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Large loose spike above eastern traverse after the cave, quite obvious take care!
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βeta: Large loose spike above eastern traverse after the cave, quite obvious take care!
Katharine Arnold 21 Sep, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Tat has been cut off the tower gap.
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βeta: Tat has been cut off the tower gap.
MartinJWood 26 Aug, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Plenty of tat to get into the gap from Douglas Boulder
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βeta: Plenty of tat to get into the gap from Douglas Boulder
Dawn_K_B 18 Aug, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: No tat on Tower Gap currently, even though Jessie added some about a week ago..?
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βeta: No tat on Tower Gap currently, even though Jessie added some about a week ago..?
jessieleong 6 Aug, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Added a new piece of tat at the TD gap
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βeta: Added a new piece of tat at the TD gap
rentaghost 27 Jul, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Tat at Tower Gap block all seems to have been removed
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βeta: Tat at Tower Gap block all seems to have been removed
mmmhumous 14 Mar, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Be sure to read the winter route description. There are a number of 'false traverses' off left. Don't traverse left until it gets really steep on the great tower.
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βeta: Be sure to read the winter route description. There are a number of 'false traverses' off left. Don't traverse left until it gets really steep on the great tower.
Scott McRae 7 Oct, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Could only see the knot on the sling in the gap. Seems to have disappeared into crack
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βeta: Could only see the knot on the sling in the gap. Seems to have disappeared into crack
Flo Silver 17 Sep, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Insitu tat on the gap looked solid should you need it.
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βeta: Insitu tat on the gap looked solid should you need it.
weeman37 6 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Moving together rock wet but great day lead by Mike Pescod
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βeta: Moving together rock wet but great day lead by Mike Pescod
Pero 15 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Tower Ridge is now free of snow and can be done in summer boots or shoes.
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βeta: Tower Ridge is now free of snow and can be done in summer boots or shoes.
LCWatson 26 Apr, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: There is still a small amount of snow on the Eastern Traverse and some solid ice at the top also.
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βeta: There is still a small amount of snow on the Eastern Traverse and some solid ice at the top also.

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