Herford's Route

3 Stars
 HVS 5a

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18m. The centre of the face passing a slot leads to a difficult mantel onto a ledge. Follow the rounded cracks above to another grasping exit.
FA. Siegfried Hertford 1910

USER COMMENTS

The mantel onto the ledge is easy, the top move is desperate
Budge - 20/Mar/05

Definitely gets harder as you go up , quite a route for the date. Led it when it was given severe & came away suitably impressed. Classic grit roundedness.
Iain Thow - 19/Mar/07

Contrary to some guidebook descriptions, this one can be made as safe as houses (used to be) with a good selection of cams. The last move is the crux (it alone makes this HVS) but, armed with a big Friend, it's the fear of failure, not falling, that spurs you on.
Nigel Edley - 06/Apr/09

No doubt a great ascent for it's date but the climbing isn't great, it is too ledgey and too polished to be worth 3 stars. Worth doing though
mark20 - 27/Jun/09

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