Herford's Route*** HVS 5a
[Gordon on Herford's Route (HVS 5a), The Pagoda, Kinder Scout, 4 kb]18m.

Rockfax Description
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. © ROCKFAX

FA. Siegfried Hertford 1910

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Peak Rock/2/ The Search For Difficulty Begins..

Photo: Gordon on Herford's Route (HVS 5a), The Pagoda, Kinder Scout © John Cutcliffe
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This climb is in 42 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

A Nice route by one of the old, old skool - and in a great location! Big grit slopers and an awkward top out
Jaytaylor - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/15

al123 - Solo - 12/Oct/14 with Crew

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Aug/14

Brown - 2nd - 16/Jun/13 with Rob G

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Kasha

kasha_gregson - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Bram

j.buckley87 - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13

lovely rob lead it, brilliant climbing
alasdair19 - 2013

Frank the Husky - 2013

Really enjoyed this, just a little green in the middle.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/12

Hard finish, some parts particularly wet and green still but this just made it more interesting. Good climb.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Pete Wimbush

Hidden - Lead - 11/Aug/12

Sam Cooke - 2nd O/S - 26/May/12 with stevetheleg

stevetheleg - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Sam Cooke

Mike Soulby - 2nd O/S - 19/Nov/11 with Rob Middleton

Good grit route, enjoyed the end.
Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 19/Nov/11 with Rob Middleton

j paxman lead
simon mitchie - 2nd - 21/Sep/11

Mr G - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Brianna Zoll

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2nd - 23/May/10

awkward finish
Ropeboy - Lead - 23/May/10

Ken Taylor - 2010

Hidden - Solo - 07/Nov/09

mark20 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - 24/May/09

bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/07 with John

Birdo - Solo - Aug/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/06

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 02/Oct/05 with Nicola Pettit

Budge - Lead dnf - 19/Mar/05 with Neil Botterill, Martin Gillie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/04

John Eley - Lead O/S - Apr/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/02

bullybones - Lead - Aug/99

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 04/Aug/96 with John Cutcliffe, Phil ---

While doing Edale Skyline walk
steveb2006 - Solo - 30/May/94

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 22/May/93

Raggar - Lead - 27/Oct/91 with Chris B

Soloed start in walking boots (5a, I now know) 12/4/87. Led with Bob during a gap in a 3 day stint selling tea/coffee etc at Downfall in aid of Edale MRT, superb bivvy by fall.
Iain Thow - Lead - 30/May/88 with Bob Lister

babymoac - Solo - 16/Aug/81

Falko - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/79 with Al W.

Hidden - Solo - 26/Jun/77

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
RyanOsborne, SMattingly, gavinpeach, simon pape, sting, Superchop75, stemill

Total votes cast 63
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