Busy Day at Bamford HVS 5a
[Busy Day at Bamford Edge, 2 kb]12m. The blunt arete is followed through a series of bulges to easier-angled ground above. © ROCKFAX
FA. Chris Craggs 1991

Photo: Busy Day at Bamford Edge © ChrisJD

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Couldn't figure out how to get established on the arete so backed off.
LovelyMrTom - Lead dnf - 28/Sep/14 with Emma Mines

Marmoset - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/14

benlatham07 - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14

Hidden - 25/Jul/14

giuly - 2nd - 26/Jun/14 with Xose' Portela

Lawrence Beesley-Peck - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Jamie Paterson

mol - 2nd - 21/Apr/14 with si hall, Jesse

jwpil - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with fosterrobert

fosterrobert - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Jack

2nd lead!
derekwwl - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/14 with matthew williams

Brown - Solo - 30/Jul/13 with James T

Hidden - Lead β - 02/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13

jtree03 - Lead - 20/Apr/13 with Brother Al

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/13

riff156 - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Matt Crawford

quickdrawmcraw - Lead - 22/Sep/12 with steve

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

1 Ballsy move near the top, im glad i didnt lead it.
Iron Face - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/12

WillCass - Lead - 28/Jul/12 with Lee

Not HVS 5a. More like low in the grade VS 4c.
Ant Man Bee - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12

Marcin78 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Rafal

LardClimber - Lead - 27/May/12 with Nic Dynes

pretty bold at the bottom, would be a nasty fall, best to commit eh :)
Woodiee - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with oliwarlow

Sidekick - Lead - 18/Mar/12

Falko - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/12 with Al W.

deacondeacon - Lead - 30/Sep/11 with neil

tom.ireson - Solo O/S - 03/Sep/11

Dad happily wandered to the right a little, early on, perhaps straying briefly onto Twin Cracks.
ryansb90 - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Daren Blackburn

Hidden - TR dog - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

LardClimber - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with Nic Dynes

mwatson - 2011

Nasty starting moves and a rather trivial finish, definitely not worth any stars.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with James Rowe

al123 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10

rig - Lead dnf - 20/Jun/10 with James Carpenter

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 20/Jun/10

Alkis - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Chris Aslin

chrisclimber_1986 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with alkis

alisonsmigova - 2nd - 01/May/10

tigertim - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/10 with James Noble

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead - 2010

the_keef - 2nd - 06/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Apr/09

tommytwotone - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/09 with Nigel

pabbage - 2009

Hidden - 2009

cem - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Jenny Andexer, Rob Truckle

troym - TR RP - 16/Aug/08 with Clare Pickup

slacky - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/08 with Dan Bilton

The new Eastern Grit says this climb is a VS, which I agree with totally - it's nowhere near HVS. Nice climb though, with a good tricky start.
AndyM-LVB - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Brendan Ferguson

Hmmm getting onto the erete most definetly is the crux .. I spent long enough trying to figure it out. The wall at the top was interesting too. I had 1.5 moments when I thought I was going to fall off. My first HVS on grit :-)
Dax - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Dom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/08

Getting established on the arete was not easy, but a lot of fun!
EG - Lead β - 13/Apr/07 with Kristy

MaccMark - 2nd - 31/Mar/07 with Val Young

toasted - Lead - 22/Oct/06 with Ian Atkins

Mark A Humphries - Solo - 09/Oct/06

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/06

maybe_si - Lead O/S - Dec/05

Hidden - Solo - 13/Mar/05

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/03

Voting
Total votes cast 44
hard E11 of 16
E10 of 16
easy E10 of 16
hard HVS0 of 16
HVS7 of 16
easy HVS0 of 16
hard VS6 of 16
VS2 of 16
easy VS0 of 16
hard 5b1 of 15
5b0 of 15
easy 5b2 of 15
hard 5a1 of 15
5a9 of 15
easy 5a1 of 15
hard 4c1 of 15
4c0 of 15
easy 4c0 of 15
3 Stars0 of 13
2 Stars2 of 13
1 Star2 of 13
0 Stars9 of 13
Bag of .....0 of 13
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