Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 131
20m. A class act! Climb the crack to its top then traverse left past the arete, where a crack and short wall lead to an escape out right. The Direct Start up the lower arete is popular, only a little harder and causes fewer problems with ropes.
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the direct version using the arete below the usual finish seemed harder than 5a and it makes the finish harder than when climbed the normal way
After my partner became exhausted trying the final juggy crack, he lowered off and i climbed the lovely arete, where my partners' high point I found all the good jams in the crack blocked by the gear. Overall I thought it quite stiff for a severe
A great climb but quite soft for an HVS if climbed with confidence. The arete start is harder but not harder than 5a unless you miss the holds.
HVS all the way. Don't miss the hands off rest as you swing around the arete - your arms will thank you on the upper cracks.
Fantastic route. The direct version seems the logical line - not sure why you'd want to go indirect.
Great route. Direct start seems more logical and more appealing. Sustained and slightly overhanging - didn't find the hands-free rest so was getting a bit pumped - but the gear is good. Bit reachy in the middle ?
Lovely climb, do take the direct though and try to stay cool on the final traverse. There's always just enough holds, and what a situation!
Wonderfull route, but draining. Or perhaps I'm just not fit. Can't agree about the direct though. While it seems more obvious and logical, the traditional line is simply spectacular. This route has it all.
Brilliant route with a line that begs to be climbed. The arete direct approach is awkward
I'm pleased to be able to agree with all the comments about the direct start.
Super route, did the indirect and thought it was brilliant. The initial crack's better than it looks and the final steep wall is a bit of a thunderpump but safe as houses. Best route I've done at Bamford.