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How did Jaime and Cersei get up the tower?

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I'm re-reading the entire series and Bran makes a big to-do of how impossible it is to get up the tower that he finds Jaime and Cersei in. He makes an extra point that there's only two ways up and neither ways  that he describes, sounds like something Cersei would take upon herself

 

"Most of all, he liked going places that no one else could go, and seeing the grey sprawl of Winterfell in a way that no one else ever saw it. It made the whole castle Bran’s secret place. His favorite haunt was the broken tower. Once it had been a watchtower, the tallest in Winterfell. A long time ago, a hundred years before even his father had been born, a lightning strike had set it afire. The top third of the structure had collapsed inward, and the tower had never been rebuilt. Sometimes his father sent ratters into the base of the tower, to clean out the nests they always found among the jumble of fallen stones and charred and rotten beams. But no one ever got up to the jagged top of the structure now except for Bran and the crows. He knew two ways to get there. You could climb straight up the side of the tower itself, but the stones were loose, the mortar that held them together long gone to ash, and Bran never liked to put his full weight on them. The best way was to start from the godswood, shinny up the tall sentinel, and cross over the armory and the guards hall, leaping roof to roof, barefoot so the guards wouldn’t hear you overhead. That brought you up to the blind side of the First Keep, the oldest part of the castle, a squat round fortress that was taller than it looked. Only rats and spiders lived there now but the old stones still made for good climbing. You could go straight up to where the gargoyles leaned out blindly over empty space, and swing from gargoyle to gargoyle, hand over hand, around to the north side. From there, if you really stretched, you could reach out and pull yourself over to the broken tower where it leaned close. The last part was the scramble up the blackened stones to the eyrie, no more than ten feet, and then the crows would come round to see if you’d brought any corn."

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The interior of the first keep is still usable but abandoned. There is nothing indicating that the First Keep is impossible to enter

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Through the back door? 

I mean, Coldhands tells Bran about the "backdoor" in the Dance chapters, so I guess back doors are a thing in Bran's arc? 

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Pretty sure they were in the first keep, not the broken watch tower. 

1 hour ago, The Fattest Leech said:

Through the back door? 

I mean, Coldhands tells Bran about the "backdoor" in the Dance chapters, so I guess back doors are a thing in Bran's arc? 

Back doors are a pretty big thing in Aeron Damphair's chapters, too. 

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