Bamford Wall

2 Stars
 S 4a

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14m. Climb the slanting flake then move right to a crack. Up this to ledges then move back out left for an exposed finale.
FA. Hugh Banner 1960


Seconded this barefoot, lovely juggy moves and good rest ledges, A bit of a worrying move of the last ledge!
Jon Greengrass - 01/Apr/04

This is one of the finest severes in the peak, no question
Matt G - 26/May/05

oooh my first Severe, totally recommended and just lovely - really really really lovely! :)
fizz - 06/Jun/05

A fine route - seconded it, then led it. And you can do it in 2 pitches if you want (as per the couple who went up after I'd led it - there is a reachy move (if you are under 5ft 6in) moving off the massive ledge at just below half height. My second (5ft 4in) wasn't happy with that bit.

I loved it though. My 5th Severe lead - and I know it wasn't onsight - but hoping to get a good foundation, and I'd say this is a good beginner's Severe lead...
Dominion - 07/Aug/05

First ever lead and what a great climb. Lots of gear available if you need it, much fun as you like.
Grant Wilding - 16/Nov/05

This was my last climb of the day and what a good climb it was and plenty of gear if you need it.
Paul Tomo - 24/Jul/07

Nice. Lots of hidden side pulls to.. er.. pull on.
Dave Foster - 15/Jul/08

Absolutely fantastic route. The crux is a bit harder, less secure and requires more thought if you are short.

Solid at the grade.
Alastair - 01/Sep/08

Judging from the chalk and scratches, most people start up Bamford Buttress on this - just as good really. Worth mentioning the ledge at the top of the initial flake since leaving this is the crux for most.
Alan James - 28/Jun/09

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  • Route Grade Votings

    Total votes cast 144
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    easy HS 3 of 49
    hard S 14 of 49
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