BAMFORD


Bamford Edge consists of a fine series of jutting buttresses in a spectacular situation above the upper reaches of the Derwent Valley and the Ladybower Reservoir. For many years restricted access meant that the edge became something of a backwater, though this changed with the introduction of CROW. The crag is now firmly on the circuit; it can get busy especially on fine summer weekends and is starting to look a little tired in places. The rock is a coarse form of gritstone, the pebbles forming crucial holds on some of the hardest climbs.

Routes

18 boulder problems (Diff...VD)
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 Tier
The best rock on the cliff, in a great setting and with a collection of excellent climbs. The...
25
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

22 mins

Windy
Great Tor - Upper Tier
Great Tor Upper Tier has some decent climbs, Undercut Crack is the best, although it isn't...
43
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

20 mins

Windy
Wrinkled Wall Area
A small collection of short but interesting buttresses with the projecting fin of Wrinkled Wall...
24
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

18 mins

Windy
Neb Buttress
The finest section of the cliff has an excellent collection of climbs on a series of fine jutting...
31
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

17 mins

Windy
Christmas Buttresses
A small set of short easier routes on the rock to the left of Gun Buttress. The rocks here have...
26
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

15 mins

Windy
Gun Buttress
The buttress nearest the road has a good collection of easier routes on rough rock. With the added...
28
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

15 mins

Windy
Porthole Buttress
In front of and below Gun Buttress (see next page) is a pleasant face with a small collection of...
9
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

15 mins

Windy
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  • Latest Comments

    For BAMFORD

    Jumping Jack Longland
    "Slightly artificial but spectacular. Especially good if you head as far out as y..." 07/Jun

    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

    Parliament
    "This would be hard for E1." 09/Jul

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