Bamford Buttress

1 Stars
 S 4a

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From an ochre-coloured hole, climb to top of the flake and trend right up scoops to reach the top of Twin Cracks.
FA. Brian Evans 1958


Poorly protected after the top of the flake, 4a moves with gear below your feet are unusual on a Severe :-)
Simon Caldwell - 06/Oct/03

The upper moves felt more like S 3c to me.

The line in Rockfax taking the top of Twin Cracks seems wrong, surely it wanders up the scoops on the slab trending up and right to finish at the top of Twin Cracks. Must be at least HS if you strictly follow the Rockfax line up 'Twin Flakes' (sic).
Steve C - 12/Oct/03

certainly pretty hard for severe, protection isnt great and one move felt like a bit of a slopy 4b mantel to me, maybe i was missing something. nice route.
SidH - 31/Oct/04

Thought this felt hard for Severe until i realised i'd done the more natural line that finishes straight up the HVS according to the rockfax guide!
Wilbur - 26/Jun/06

The protection is alright if you are prepared to take a step left here and there. Fantastic delicate climbing at the grade.
mark20 - 06/Jan/08

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