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Herfords Crack HVS 5a

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[Laybacking the perfect jamming crack, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, 50 cracks to Squamish.

Photo: Laybacking the perfect jamming crack © dhwsa
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This climb is in 114 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

vinspin - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/14 with steve joyson

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/14

not a route for painful new shoes! good route to learn how to jam really quickly!
JamesWilliams - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Adam Revill

Awesome sustained jamming right to the top. Bring lots of cams! Really fun route!
adamre12 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/14 with JamesWilliams

vinspin - Lead dnf - 08/Jul/14 with carl

switch - 2nd - 06/Jul/14 with Gaby L, Leanne

willyboy - 2nd - 16/May/14

charlielow - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/14 with Jack Knight

Superb jamming! Bomb proof jams the entire way! Had some gear issues by the top though as I'd been a bit overzealous and placed to much gear at the bottom so I'd run out of anything that fitted for the last 5-10m
Jack93 - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/14 with Charlie Low

Nick Biven - 2014

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13

Dibdawg - 2nd - 23/Aug/13 with Matt Howard

partz - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/13 with James Lloyd

JamesLloyd - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/13

gingerking - Lead O/S - Aug/13 with Tom Mather

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/13

jon22 - Lead - 16/Jun/13 with manxclare

Lenny - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with John

Cool jamming!
JezH - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Ellie

Perfect jamming. One of the best 'pure' cracks in wales.
Alex Mason - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/13 with James Mchaffie

CragDog - 2nd - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/13

Fell at top on two cams, foot slipped
Gareth T - Lead dog - 25/May/13 with Amber

Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/May/13

Slipped on crux due to hands being very cold (a complete lack of feeling).
Alex.M-M. - Lead dog - 15/Feb/13

tim20 - 2013

guy757 - 14/Aug/12 with Vic

Hidden - Aug/12

GPN - 2nd - 27/May/12 with Shaw Brown

Shauna - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Jules

Shaw Brown - Lead - 27/May/12 with George North

JulesV - 2nd - 27/May/12

Andy_B39 - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Sam Tolhurst

Fantastic sustained pitch. Perfect hand and foot jamming crack.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Steve Grove

khawk - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with DT

Ace jamming, stick to the crack only..
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11 with liv_the_div

If you can jam very easy HVS (more like VS) if not, well then its nails. Brill route! slot in the hand jams all the way up.
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with C.Radford

jcook1980 - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Leo

leohl - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Jonathon Cook

Brilliant route-easier than it looks with enough positions to rest.Bomber jams- laybacked the mid section.You must keep religously to RH crack to get the HVS tick.Also managed to place 5 cams and 2 hexes !!
bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/11 with Bob/Nic

dan ely - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/11 with forest

Beautiful jamming.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Tom Ripley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11

martinazando - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Al Benson

al99 - 2nd - 29/Jun/11 with Martina Zandonella

Fantastic route. Like a little piece of Yosemite transported to Ogewen.
harold walmsley - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Colin Struthers

richardcreagh - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

brilliant jamming
bigdan050 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

Bex_M - 2nd - 04/Jun/11

Cracking but hard!
farmus21 - Lead - 28/May/11 with Tim

CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 18/May/11 with David

john spence - Lead - May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/11

Rory Shaw - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

Smithy Smith - Lead dog - 21/Apr/11 with Bob Oldale, Ryan McGlen

mcglenr25 - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Mike Smith

EXCELLENT CLIMB! amazing fist jams. I loved it
BobOldale - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with mksmith35, mcglenr25

Have not been to C y T before, some excellent routes. I had to "leapfrog" my Camalots 2 & 3 up the crack so that I could be proect the upper section. Better to take a double set &/or larger sizes. (N.Wales Rock, Ground Up 2006) In terms of difficulty, I found: Herfords Crack Pete Nugent - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11 with Matt Gordon

Hidden - Lead - 11/Apr/11

matt went up 4m placing 3 first runners but didnt fancy the jamming crack so i lead up clipping his gear and finishing off the route
pudding - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/11 with matt keeves

ben bowry - TR O/S - 08/Apr/11 with Jordan

James Rolf - 2nd dnf - 08/Apr/11

AMarchant - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/11 with Ally Hurst

Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 2011 with Dave

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/10

Fine jamming, with all four points of contact lined up in the crack for a couple of cruxy moves near the top. My one bit of training for a first visit to Yosemite next month!
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Ralph

more yosmite training bit slippy inside, slips couple of times. should of had it but rested a a few seconds cus cudn't figure out how to move my foot up. Guess i'm getting bit better at jamming.
Dale - Lead dog - Aug/10 with johny

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/10

Excellent hand and foot jamming all the way up, a nicer angle than I was expecting. Bomber gear, easy to place, more like VS 4c. It's a shame it doesn't go on for longer.
catblack - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10 with Andy Barker

Painful foot jamming. Felt tricky so went straight back round to solo it to make sure it was just the painful feet making me climb badly.
Andrew Barker - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/10 with Cat Black

I need to learn to crack climb!
HIGHTOWER - Lead dog - 23/Jun/10 with Dave Gleave

Helen Gibson - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

david morse - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with katie+oli

oliverharold - 2nd - 30/May/10 with david morse

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

gailc - 2nd dog - 23/May/10 with Pete B

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10

Liam FLeming - Lead - 22/May/10

Self belay
HansUDes - TR O/S - 01/May/10

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/10 with Clive+Rostam

Clivest - 2nd - 13/Apr/10 with Rostam, Ewan Russell

First after work route of the season.
mynyddresident - Lead - 07/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Stewart jammed on the lead, I laybacked the whole crack, a little gem of a route.
The Ivanator - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/09 with Stewart

theotherpetehill - 2nd - 15/Sep/09

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/09

mlmatt - Lead - 13/Sep/09 with Chris Prescott, Laura Norcop

Laura-lou - 2nd - 13/Sep/09 with Chink

mlmatt - Lead - 12/Sep/09 with Chris Prescott, Laura Norcop

Sgt. Vest - Solo O/S - 24/May/09

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/08

DavidR - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/08 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/08

Hidden - AltLd - 12/May/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Sgt. Vest - Lead O/S - 22/May/07 with david nicholas

tumbling wizard - Lead - Apr/07

gregoldridge - 2nd - 2007 with Jonathan Bertalot

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/06 with Rob

unfit - 2nd - 19/Apr/03 with matt w

mikej - Lead - 07/Jul/98 with R

smudge - Lead O/S - 03/May/98 with Mike

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/97 with steve ward

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Aug/94

nigehughes - Lead - Sep/88 with Rob Hannam

Nigel Bond - Lead - 28/Dec/82 with Charlie Leverton

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Total votes cast 113
hard E10 of 37
E10 of 37
easy E11 of 37
hard HVS9 of 37
HVS14 of 37
easy HVS8 of 37
hard VS5 of 37
VS0 of 37
easy VS0 of 37
hard 5b0 of 37
5b0 of 37
easy 5b1 of 37
hard 5a5 of 37
5a23 of 37
easy 5a2 of 37
hard 4c6 of 37
4c0 of 37
easy 4c0 of 37
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 114 (2.6%)
Lead64 of 114 (56.1%)
Followed36 of 114 (31.6%)
Toproped2 of 114 (1.8%)
Alt Leads2 of 114 (1.8%)
Unknown7 of 114 (6.1%)

'Climbed'45 of 114 (39.5%)
clean O/S59 of 114 (51.8%)
clean rpt1 of 114 (0.9%)
dogged7 of 114 (6.1%)
dnf2 of 114 (1.8%)