1 Stars
 VS 4c

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A direct line 2m right of the arete with the expected long stretches (or more technical manoeuvres for the short) to a tricky exit. Beware the loose block in the last break.
FA. Chris Craggs 1991


There are a few long reaches on this but good mantel technique can help if you cant make them. Well worth climbing if you are in the area.
Steve C - 12/Oct/03

watch out for the loose block in the wide break...
stonewall - 04/May/05

A nice route that is well worth doing. Great gear (especially if you are tall) and it reminded me of Route 1 at Dovestone Tor, but with comfier rests!

Northern Mountain Monkey - 22/Dec/05

I have to admit that I didn't think much of this route. It's a bit of a 'filler-in' really. Nice enough I suppose, but not worth a star IMO.
DaveF - 18/Aug/08

I slagged this route off on UKC before I'd done it, because I could see from the ground that it was rubbish. Chris Cragg's told me to "do it then dis it". I climbed it today, and while the climbing's good (this is grit after all), the route is still absolute rubbish. Climbing a VS within reach of holds and ledges on a severe is never going to be entertaining. Please remove the star, and enter only in definitive guidebooks in small print: 'variations to the left [of Bamford Wall] can be climbed at around 4c but are rubbish'.
Jon Stewart - 15/May/10

Totally disagree with Jon. With some discipline, you can ignore Bamford Wall and enjoy a series of testing moves. Please keep the route in all guidebooks.
Dave G - 16/Jun/10

But where does it go? And why?
Jon Stewart - 25/Jun/10

Enjoyable route if your tall like me. My second struggled somewhat being a tad shorter. Worth a go.
slippy - 18/Jun/14

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