Randy's Wall** VS 5a
[Chris Weedon starting Randy's Wall, Bamford, 3 kb]14m. Start under the arete but trend up and right to pass an overhang gaining the centre of the wall strenuously and a poor rest. Finish more delicately. © ROCKFAX
FA. John Robson early 1960s 1962

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Northern Grit 100 VD - VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

Photo: Chris Weedon starting Randy's Wall, Bamford © JUles Lane
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This climb is in 298 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

amccann - Solo β - 03/Nov/14 with Shaun H, Ben Kelsey

to warm up
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/14 with Alex Mccan, Shaun Humphreys

shaunhumphreys - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/14 with Alex M, benkelsey

Stroppy - Solo O/S - 02/Nov/14 with Alex Banks, Roger Kirke

RKirke - Solo O/S - 02/Nov/14 with Alex T

Albachoss - Solo O/S - 02/Nov/14 with Ed

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Nov/14

Alex the Alex - Solo - 02/Nov/14 with Rog

Olli-C - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/14 with Chris Waddle

Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/14

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Simon Owen

DavidR - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jul/14

dom94 - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/14 with Poppy Henson

Jam_sandwich - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Joanne ?, Sam Carey

lanc23 - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14

benlatham07 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14

Ceara - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Mel Brown, Sam Riley

Hidden - 2nd dog - 31/May/14

harold walmsley - 2nd rpt - 21/May/14 with Colin Struthers

WillDoyle - Solo - 14/May/14

fatbuoybazza - Lead rpt - 03/May/14 with liv_the_div

David Kay - 2nd - 10/Apr/14 with Moritz Lesserman

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/14

Desperate, insecure hvs 5a. Rounded strenuous and good fall potential. A wolf in sheeps clothing
rurp - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/14 with bill farmer

nick ferro - 06/Oct/13

rbrookes2 - 2nd dnf - 06/Oct/13 with Nick Ferro

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Matt Marshall

Calder - 2nd - 28/Sep/13 with Mark, Ste

stemill - 2nd - 28/Sep/13 with Mark, Graham

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Sep/13

danm - 2nd - 22/Sep/13 with Jake

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 08/Sep/13 with Sarah

SPD224 - 2nd - 08/Sep/13 with Jim Hardwick, Martin Smith

first 'trad' route
Jams - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/13

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Clare

hotfeet - 2nd - 18/Aug/13 with Jason Smeeth, Fraser Campbell

jason smeeth - 2nd - 18/Aug/13 with hotfeet

Gudge - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Coel Hellier

Coel Hellier - Lead - 01/Aug/13

Dan Leach - 2nd - 15/Jul/13 with Nick Bates

claregardiner - Lead - 10/Jul/13

hipyhop - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Luke Mansfield

Lukem6 - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/13 with tom

Kirill - Lead dog - 16/Jun/13 with Igor Gotlibovych

HVS 5a in the current definitive guide, which I think is about right
cem - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/13 with EeFu Thong

ig248 - 2nd - 16/Jun/13 with Kirill

EeFu - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Charles Moreton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13

Al Urker - 2nd - 19/May/13

RossT - Lead - 19/May/13 with Martin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Huw

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/13 with Debbie

debbie roberts - 2nd - 15/Apr/13 with Marti999

Jen 'Banksy' Banks - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Stefan

Tala M - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/13 with Mike Brookes

U W club. It was too snowy to lead anything.
schwenk - TR - 09/Mar/13

Nick Sillem - Lead O/S - 2013

C May - 2nd - 2013 with Tim

very pleasant well protected climbing guarded by a stiff rockover :)
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with CCJohnD

Spoons - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Sep/12

Climbster - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Ian

Bloke on a Rope - 2nd β - 02/Sep/12 with Matt

Pete Scott - Lead β - 22/Aug/12 with Marcus Brewer

Jeronimo - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 18/Aug/12

Batt - 2nd - 10/Aug/12 with rachael spraggs

spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Rachel Batt

andybirtwistle - Solo - 08/Aug/12

Trevera - Lead - 04/Aug/12 with nick sillem

smokeyj - Lead - Aug/12 with patsaunders

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12

cem - 2nd rpt - 22/Jul/12 with Johan Piper

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

Really nice route which seemed equally tricky in several places. Nui seconded ok
martroberts - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Jul/12

mattshort - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12

mattpw - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 20/Jun/12 with Pete Wimbush

Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Leon Skeldon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/12

cold
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12 with Jon Stewart

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/12

Nice mix of thuggery and finesse: 2-star HVS 5a imo.
Falko - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/12 with Les Deakin

Les Deakin - 2nd - 13/Mar/12 with Falko Rech

Twisty - 2nd rpt - 11/Mar/12 with Byron Buck

Gambit - 2nd O/S - 15/Jan/12 with Barney

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

PAJames - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Pretty bold feeling
Deezel65 - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Gareth Hoosen

drysori - Lead - 15/Oct/11 with Jesamine

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Sep/11

Harry Thorpe - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Rosie Southwell, Ewan

Sebastien Gastaud - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/11 with Tim Selvage

tigertim - Lead - 24/Aug/11 with Sebastien Gastaud

Ewano - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11

claregardiner - Lead - 31/Jul/11

shouter - Lead - 09/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/11

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

1st route back on the grit, slipped off and scoured my shin - bugger!
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 01/May/11 with Steve Cunnington

Elsier - 2nd - 30/Apr/11 with Kenny, Ian

philboy - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/11

1st HVS ever! Very balancy onto the face.
crazy pierre - Lead β - 17/Apr/11 with Rory Juss

Gustav - 2nd rpt - 17/Apr/11 with James H

Brannock - Lead dog - 16/Apr/11

riddle - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11

Ketu - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Charles II

psychicbread - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Max

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Mar/11

Found much better protection this time. Still think this is solid HVS though.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 12/Mar/11 with Mike Tempest

mwatson - 2011

thedoctorisin - 2011

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with S.Bennett

Done in mistake for "Life During Wartime" - thought it seemed too easy for E3 5c!! Good gear in the niche before moving right to some reachy moves up the wall.
Pete Nugent - 2nd - 31/Oct/10 with Ged Barlow

ojp - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Dave

Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Si

liamoloughlin - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10

geddicakes - 2nd - 18/Sep/10 with Liam

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/10

Very pleasant, not too hard or risky.
petemeads - Lead - 22/Aug/10 with Simon Pollard

fatbuoybazza - Lead dog - 08/Aug/10 with TimG

dashitboarder - Lead - 01/Aug/10 with Dad and Jess

5a move out from the overhang, next gear is a reasonable cam but then its run out till the top unless you have very small cams, plus the climbing is still not trivial once you get past the overhang but an excellent route and worth 2 stars
chrisclimber_1986 - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with alkis, Chris Nawrat

Alkis - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Chris Nawrat, Chris Aslin

The Bad Cough - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/10 with John Sealey

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/10

tomthecoolperson - 2nd - 19/Jul/10 with Andrew

simeclimb68 - Solo O/S - 18/Jul/10

thebullmaster - Lead - 18/Jul/10 with simon p

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/10

jwpil - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Mat

Joris.Roulleau - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Dan Metcalfe

suprisingly nice climb. Technical, balancy, delicate, easing up the ripples
manwithacam - 2nd - 13/Jun/10 with Joris

joe.91 - Lead O/S - 28/May/10 with Liam Brown

I found this to be somewhat nails. Defo HVS.
Duck Egg - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Jamie Moss

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/10

tigertim - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Steve Cousins

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/10

PanzerHanzler - Lead dnf - 16/Apr/10 with Dan Simmonds

Gustav - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with G

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/10

OffshoreAndy - 2nd - Apr/10 with Chris

Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 06/Mar/10

keith leonard - 2010

nickmattia - Lead O/S - 2010 with ryan jones

Laurence Everitt - 2nd O/S - 12/Dec/09 with James Brewer

JCB42 - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/09 with laurence_ev

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/09

keithpeck - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09

Anthony Allsopp - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Nicole Moriarty

Easy HVS 5a maybe?
markfairbank - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Paul Sheehan, Kieth Turner

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/09

Very windy this time. Was convinced I'd done Magnum Force last time!
Chris the Tall - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/09 with Simon Shaw

simon1965 - 2nd - 11/Aug/09 with Chris Tall

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/09 with J. Iles-Smith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/09

Si dH - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/09 with Chris Foster

spacey - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with paul evans

Nice pull out onto face, pretty easy going really.
Batt - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Si Coldrick

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Solo - 27/Jun/09

boulderholder - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09

another fun route, well protected top end VS with 1 awkward move and nice positions
lithos - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with john byrne

Easy HVS
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Tom

Certainly felt like a (soft) HVS to me, one 5a move with ok gear. Harder than say, Tody's wall.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Becca

morrisdaboss - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Cecile

Good hard start, plenty of good gear. Tired from training day prior, had to take a short rest before finishing :( Not used to grit grading - VS/HVS felt about right. 5b?? No way!
saz_b - Lead dog - 07/Jun/09 with Micheal Hordon

maybe_si - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/09

JPGR - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Yvette

HVS in BMC guide. Would say it probably is. Just.
max_chan - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Lou

Sandrine - 2nd - 25/May/09 with Chris Wyatt

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 25/May/09 with Angus

No one hard move but the transition from strength to balance climbing makes it pretty good.
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with sandrine

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/09

Nice little route. Bit of a pull onto the slab then delicate above.
catt - 2nd O/S - 25/May/09 with Morgan Woods

Soft for HVS but some good slopey climbing.
Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Iain

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/09

Cake - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Matt

Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Tony Payne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/09

Found it very committing, nice route though
Sam1991 - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Mark

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/09

deklan - Lead - 31/Mar/09 with paul

paul1234 - 2nd - 31/Mar/09 with Dec

agree with the VS grade, was waiting for the 5a move but it never came!
Twisty - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Nigel Stock

pog100 - 2nd - 21/Feb/09 with Reaver2k

Guide says HVS but would have to agree it is very easy for this. The move out from the roof is the hardest but think 5a would be pushing it a little. Some gear is in the breaks just to the right makes it pretty safe, but still slightly run out by the time you reach the next good break. Top end VS, bottom end HVS.
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Dad, Becca, Michael, Matt (Becca)

jiles - 2nd O/S - 2009 with alexzander89

Hidden - 2009

cymjt - 2009

did first half of next route right. nice.
Dan Lane - 2nd O/S - 29/Nov/08 with Chris Weedon

Skinny Rat - 2nd dog - 12/Oct/08 with Dave

Hurt me hand doing this one :-(
Rock Fairy - 2nd - 12/Oct/08 with Dave & Mike & Sharon

jonka - Lead - Oct/08 with gareth

Lev - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/08 with Emma Ross

Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/Aug/08

LittleJoe - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/08 with Sherelle

msherelle - 03/Aug/08 with Joe

msherelle - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/08 with Joe

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Marek

Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Haydn Martin & Karl Walton

Another James - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Graham

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/08

smudge - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/08 with Rob

SecretSquirrel - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Jon_nz

Ing - 2nd - 03/May/08 with Stevie G

jimsrankin - Lead O/S - May/08 with Adrian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/08

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Jenny

petellis - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Rock and Dole

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/08

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Nov/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07

AJ007 - Lead - 06/Oct/07 with Mike H

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Aug/07

adam carless - 2nd rpt - 03/Aug/07 with Carl someone

karl_waterhouse - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/07 with John and Jim

Paul Tomo - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/07 with Paul Tomlinson

LankyPaddy - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/07

Tim W - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Janna Trevorrow

slacky - Lead O/S - 25/May/07 with Matt

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 28/Apr/07

Rounded holds on wall. Poor protection.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - TR O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Phil Telfer

bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/07 with John

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Phil Johnson, Ollie Keeler

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07

Good slabby moves, it'd be much easier on a cold day.
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Nick Smith - UKC

Joe Dove - 2nd - 14/Apr/07 with kev

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/07

colin milton - 2nd - 04/Apr/07 with pep

kitkat78 - Lead β - 03/Mar/07 with Graham P

chrissloan84 - Lead O/S - Feb/07

Nicos - Solo O/S - 27/Jan/07 with solo

Hidden - 2007

John Lisle - 2007

Found this hard. No good rest after the steep start and then found the small slopers intimidating. Had to rest. Perhaps it was just because it was windy and cold or perhaps i was climbing like a muppet!
adamscottthomas - Lead dog - 05/Nov/06 with Rob Mead

bob3141 - 2nd - 05/Nov/06 with Adam Thomas

Hidden - Solo O/S - Nov/06

Hidden - Lead - 07/Oct/06

Hidden - TR dnf - 11/Sep/06

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/06

richardr - Aug/06

Hidden - TR - 26/Jun/06

Nicos - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/06 with rich howels

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/06

Jon Greengrass - Lead O/S - 2006 with jonathan T

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/05

malc - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/05 with Paul S

JohnHutch - TR - 13/Jul/05 with L

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/05

AngelaC - Lead - 01/May/05 with Dieter Cole

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/05

Hidden - Solo - 13/Mar/05

Hidden - Lead - 2005

tlr - 2nd - 2005 with Pom

John Marsland - 2nd - 09/Oct/04 with Arnaud Garcon

Very cold
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - Apr/04 with Daz

tuftynick - Lead - 2004

cem - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/03 with Liam Mark

Hidden - Lead - 30/Mar/03

Leofallon - Lead - 16/Mar/03

Hidden - Solo - Nov/02

Hidden - 2002

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2002 with john d

ChrisJD - Solo - 26/Oct/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/97

Podling - Lead - 16/Mar/97

Iain Thow - 2nd - 09/Oct/96 with Dave Walch

John Southworth - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/95

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 21/Jun/95 with Steve Dean

Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/95

Hidden - Lead - 10/Oct/93

Roget - Solo O/S - 21/Jun/92 with colin, baccy

leathers - 1992

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 06/Nov/88

steve prior - Lead - May/87 with Paul L

Tom V - 1985

Hidden - Solo - 19/May/84

Diggler - Lead O/S - 0000 with stemill, Calder

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Voting
Total votes cast 212
hard HVS0 of 78
HVS4 of 78
easy HVS60 of 78
hard VS12 of 78
VS2 of 78
easy VS0 of 78
hard HS0 of 78
HS0 of 78
easy HS0 of 78
hard 5b0 of 74
5b0 of 74
easy 5b2 of 74
hard 5a27 of 74
5a43 of 74
easy 5a1 of 74
hard 4c1 of 74
4c0 of 74
easy 4c0 of 74
3 Stars1 of 60
2 Stars51 of 60
1 Star7 of 60
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