Bond Street

3 Stars
 HVS 5a

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The near-perfect jamming crack has hard moves to enter and leave the prominent niche. It will swallow all the heavy metal protection you can afford (in both senses) to carry.


My first HVS ... stunning route .. plenty of jamming. At the half way part of the route is a bit awkward.
Stephen Barker - 29/Jun/02

My first hand jamming climb. I was advised to just place a few bits of bomber gear and climb it style. Instead I unloaded my entire rack and was gibbering with exhaustion when I topped out. A classic climb and the end to a great weeeknd on gritstone.
Albie - 02/Sep/02

Excellent and easier than TheFile!!
mark s davies - 05/May/03

Stunning jams from fists to hands to finger locks. Lovely and sustained all the way to the top.
SteveM - 21/Jun/04

Give me a nice big slab anyday,i'm not exactly a jamming expert so i found this a bit of a struggle, after a fall onto a nicely placed friend just below the niche and lots of hanging around on gear with pumped arms i made it to the top. Found getting in2 the niche a lot harder then getting out. Still i can see why its the perfect jamminjg crack if your that way inclined.
trumpy - 23/Jul/04

Had a lot of trouble getting into niche, virtually none getting out. Did it again on second and found that getting into the niche was a lot easier if I jammed my way into it instead of trying to use litle edges on the right as hand-holds.

Don't say it is easier than the file, I have some unfinished business with the file after it spat me out a couple of years ago!
MeMeMe - 09/Aug/04

fell off this wen i was leading as a wee lad of 14 in '02, but hope to do it agen this yr and also the File can
Sam - 11/Mar/05

Getting out of the niche.... tricky due to the fact it doesnt look like its going to be. Good stuff if you like cracks.
shaun walby - 12/Sep/05

done this route a few times now and allways tough on the forearms top tip have a rest with your feet on the small crimps to the right of the 2nd niche and your forearms on the ledge good finger jam to get off the niche
chris elfleet - 21/Nov/05

my first grit route. found it well pumpy and truely desperate on 2 or 3 sections where i had to jam. great route though. very memorable but dont think i will be coming back for too much more!
paulr - 09/Oct/06

thought this route was really hard for 5a,but the hard moves are well protected. Don't be fooled by the easy bottom moves, the crack gets thiner towards the top. sustained 5a after the half way point.
robert bridges - 27/Apr/07

awsome jamtastic !! go and do it
nick whelan - 05/Jul/07

Another great route. Found the hardest part exiting the niche, but what a beautiful finger lock!
Dave Foster - 14/Jul/08

Fairly easy (for jams) and great if you like jamming. I don't, but a good route none the less. Well worth a go.
David Berry - 27/Aug/08

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