BAMFORD


Bamford Edge is made up of a fine series of jutting buttresses set in spectacular situation overlooking the upper reaches of the Derwent Valley and the Ladybower Reservoir. For many years restrictive access meant that the edge became something of a backwater, though gladly this has changed with the new arrangements through CRoW. The crag is now firmly on 'the circuit' and many visitors have been surprised by the superb collection of routes available across the grades, the place is always popular especially on fine summer weekends. The rock is a particularly coarse form of gritstone, the pebbles forming crucial holds on many of the harder climbs and skin-shredding crystals in the cracks.

Routes

132 trad routes (M...E7)
2 boulder problem (V4 6B)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Great Tor Lower
The best rock on the cliff, in a great setting and with a collection of excellent climbs. The well...
23
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

25 mins

Great Tor Upper
Great Tor Upper Tier has some good climbs, Undercut Crack is the best, although it isn't everyone's...
30
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

25 mins

Wrinkled Wall Area
A small collection of short but interesting buttresses with the projecting fin of Wrinkled Wall...
21
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Neb Buttress
Arguably the finest part of the cliff with an excellent collection of climbs on a fine series of...
28
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

18 mins

Gun Buttress
The buttress nearest the road has a good collection of easier routes on rough rock. With the added...
32
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For BAMFORD

    Neb Buttress
    "On second found the route very entertaining but strenuous to finish." 18/Jun

    Private Practice
    "This is perhaps closer to E1 5b than the HVS 5b it gets in the guidebooks" 05/Sep

    Bum Deal
    "stiff pull over the bulge , well protected with small cams , make good use of th..." 30/Jul

    Astronaut's Wall
    "I reckon HVS 5A is fair, but the moves are intimidating because you can't see wh..." 11/Apr

    Trango 2
    "Excellent micro route - crux at top and nasty landing" 22/Mar

    Adjacent Slab
    "Best reason for the evasion start is that the slab above while balancy is VD at ..." 31/Aug

    Bamford Rib
    "shorties beware the bomber gear is a long reach away away, i couldn't reach it ..." 28/Aug

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