Herford's Route

3 Stars
Rounded
 HVS 5a

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18m. Classic grit roundedness. Climb the centre of the face (nail-scratched!) passing a slot to reach a mantel onto a ledge. Follow the rounded cracks above to an awkward grasping exit. After completing the route double check the first ascent date!
FA. Siegfried Herford 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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