Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 41
14m. A direct line 2m right of the arete with the expected couple of long stretches (mantelshelves for the short).
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.
watch out for the loose block in the wide break...
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!
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.
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'.
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.
But where does it go? And why?