Climbs 266
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 400m a.s.l
Faces SW

As good as it gets in October! © Sean Kelly

Crag features

A uniquely unspoilt natural gritstone edge, the benefit of access restrictions,(see below) Excellent quality grit. Elevated position above moors, dries quickly, but exposed to the elements. Good climbs of all grades approx. 8 to 13m high. Seldom busy. First visit go to The Great Tor and sample the delights of Brown's Crack (HS 4b), Quien Sabe? (VS 4c), or Bilberry Crack (VS 5a). Tussle with Undercut Crack (E2 5b), sheer thuggary, or for something more delicate, try anything on The Salmon slab (E4/5 to E7). A gem of a place.

Approach notes

Approach from Bamford, north along A6013 to Ladybower. After 1 mile turn rt (Bamford Moor). Limited parking on side of rd. past edge where road starts to level out, just before a gate. Footpath leads up to RH end of edge (10 min).

Restricted Access

Please access Bamford only by the reccomended access path in the Burbage, Millstone and Beyond (2005) guide. This access point is beside a layby next to an obvious marked gate with a stile. Previous guides have mentioned an access point by an iron gate and an old ruin - please do NOT use this.

Bamford is included within a long term restriction for dogs on open access land (the restriction covers the whole of Moscar, Derwent and Hallam Moors). Dogs are still allowed on public rights of way, but not on the access land to the sides or on footpaths that are not designated as rights of way. Given that there are no rights of way that run under the crag, please do not take dogs climbing with you as this could damage the currently good relationship climbers enjoy with the landowner. 

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Eastern Grit

Updated and expanded edition of the award-winning Peak Grit East. Covers all the best routes on the eastern Gritstone edges of the Peak District - Wharncliffe, Rivelin, Dovestone Tor, Bamford, Stanage, Burbage North, Higgar Tor, Burbage South, Millstone, Lawrencefield, Yarncliffe, Froggatt, Curbar, Baslow, Gardoms, Birchen, Chatsworth, Cratcliffe, Black Rocks
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Great Buttress - Upper TIer 
2End FaceVS 5b 2
3Wall Right of End FaceHS 4c 4
4Wall left of Easy ChimneyHVD 4a 7
5Easy ChimneyM 62
6PalpitationHS 4c 16
7ThumpingHVS 5c 3
8Thin on TopE2 5b 1
9Green and NastyE2 5c 10
10In My PocketE1 5b 2
11In My Pocket Arete
V0 8
12Initiation Wall
HVD 4a 7
13InitiationS 4a 51
14Introduction WallHS 4c 5
15IntroductionS 4a 10
16Beer MattersVS 5a 28
17Fat CatVS 5b 11
18Deep ChimneyM 71
HS 4b 4
20KellyHS 4b *89
21Deaf Raspberry ClimbE1 5c 2
22Astronaut's WallHVS 5b *103
23PossibilityS 4a *331
24Primitive ChimneyVD 54
25The Overhang TraverseM 7
26Undercut CrackE2 5c **46
27A35E1 5b 1
28M35 (A35)E6 6c ** 
29Avoiding the TraitorsE7 6c **2
30Bad WindS 4a 13
31Claim to FameHVS 5a 12
32Terrace RibVS 4c 66
33Terrace TrogM *147
34Missing ASG
HVS 5a 2
35Terrace WallVS 4b 18
36Old WallHVS 5b *5
37Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***1825
38Gargoyle Gully LeftD 8
39Gargoyle Gully MiddleD 5
40Gargoyle Gully RightD 10
41SunsetS 4a 160
42BeelzebuggerHVS 5b 42
43Bum DealE1 5c *130
44Clean, Squeaky and ScentedE1 6a 8
45Hard RainE2 5c  
46Left WingS 4a 79
47Almost GraniteE1 5b *14
48TinnerHVS 5b *152
49Right-hand TwinHVS 5a *276
50Private PracticeE1 5b *39
51Solstice AreteVS 4c 67
 Great Tor - Lower Tier 
 The Salmon Boulders 
54Something SillyV5 1
55Something ElseV0 9
56Win Hill
V0 8
57Lose Hill
V3 11
58Ping Pong Pocket Rib
V7 5
59Flaky Fluster
V4 5
60Wriggly Crack
V0- 11
V0 10
62Short Smart Slab Centre
V0 6
63Short Smart Slab Right Arete
V0- 5
 Salmon Slab Area 
65Shallow GrooveS 4a 7
66Hasta La Vista CornerVD 4
67Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 52
68Back FlipE1 5b *36
69Benberry WallE3 5b 12
70The Naked EyeE2 5b *20
71Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **1064
72Recess CrackVD *523
73Recess GrooveHS 4b 98
74Jive Bunny
E4 5c  
75Nemmes SabeHVS 5a **119
76Nemmes Pas HarryE1 5b **492
77Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***1095
78Quien Sabe? EliminateE3 6a 1
79Brown's CrackHS 4b ***1568
80JetrunnerE4 6a **290
81Trout (Salmon Left-Hand)E6 6b ***35
82Salmon DirectE6 6c **9
83The SalmonE7 6c *1
84Smoked SalmonE7 7a *2
85Curving CrackVS 4c **681
86Poached SalmonE5 6c *15
87Tartar Sauce
E5 6b 1
88Sandy CrackHS 4b *276
89Quebec CityVS 4c *37
90Quebec City VariationHS 4b 4
91Greydon BoddingtonHVS 5b *100
92FizzE1 5c *201
93Two Real Doleys Scrounging
E3 6b  
94Flake Buttress Rib
HS 4b 6
95Kinked CrackVD 4
96The EggE4 6a 8
97High and DryE6 6b 3
98The Chicken
HVS 5a  
99Acid Slab
VD 6
100Assorted Batteries
HVS 5a 1
101Various Undercuts
HVS 5a 1
102Alkaline Arete
S 4a 4
 Wrinkled Wall Area 
VS 5b 9
HS 5a 14
V0 8
107Kin'eck Hanging CrackV0 10
108Kin 'eck
S 21
109You Won't Make Old Bones (Kin'eck Arete)VD 15
110Crystal Tips and AlistairHS 4b 7
HS 4c 15
112KpaxHS 4c 8
113K ProwVD 4
114The K KoleHS 4b 3
115Que? SlabD 149
116Que? Slab Direct/K Buttress Slab DirectD *386
117K Buttress SlabVD *393
118K Kole Aretef6B+ *15
119Ko'dV2 11
120Ko'd (no ledge)
V4 5
121K Buttress CrackS 4a **105
122K Buttress Crack DirectS 4c 9
123Wrong Hand RouteE1 5c **278
124SkarlatiE2 5b *40
125Fern ChimneyD 75
126Bracken CrackVD *300
127TomeV2 *4
128The Bookendf6B *21
129Bookend Right
V5 3
130The Plumber has Landedf6B *4
131Down to Earthf6A+ **66
132Crunchy Nuts/DebVS 5a 96
V2 1
134Petered Out
V0 10
135Wee LassieVS 5b 6
136Special KHVS 5b *11
137Dead Mouse CrackHS 4c 39
138Hanging CrackHS 4b 22
139BamboozerE2 6a 15
140Spikef7B ***4
141JasmineE6 6b **54
142Access AccountE3 6a *31
143Wrinkled WallVS 4c ***1382
144Old and WrinkledHVS 5a *233
145The CreaseE1 5a *874
146Sinuous CrackVD 269
147Duff Paddy
V4 1
148Save Dinnomite
V4 2
149Way Rood
V0 3
 Neb Buttress 
151Twiglet Wall
V2 1
152Monster Munch
V3 1
153CleopatraVS 4c 14
154Samson's DelightVS 4c *239
155Dirty Stop OutE2 5c **80
156DelilahHS 4b *96
157Delilah Crack
V0+ 15
158Short CurveHVD *342
159The Business Boyf6B *17
160Czech MateVS 5a 3
161SnuggazzabugHS 4b 4
162N.B. CornerD 139
163Big BenVS 4b 79
164ParliamentE1 5c *83
165Neb Buttress DirectHVS 5a ***248
166AuricleE2 5c **401
167Jumping Jack LonglandE3 5c *61
168Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***681
169Bamford RibHVS 5a **850
170Holly Crack
VD 17
171Bramble CrackVD 96
172The Happy WandererHVS 5a **561
173ReachVS 4c *478
174Bamford WallS 4a **1567
175Bamford ButtressS 4a *751
176Busy Day at BamfordVS 5a 93
177Twin CracksVS 4b *168
178Custard's Last StandHVS 5b *5
179Deep CleftM *176
180OracleHS 4b **306
181Sterling MossE4 6b *1
182OntosE3 6b **39
183Fatal InheritanceE4 6a 5
184PurgamentumE4 6b  
185Trouble with LichenHVS 5b **91
186Slanting SlabM 140
187Grey DaysE2 5c 2
188Three Little Pigs
HVD 4a 6
V0+ 6
V0- 6
V1 6
 Porthole Buttress 
193Slab and Crack AreteD 34
194Slab and Crack (Bamford)D *281
195MoglichkeitHS 4b 96
196Plimsoll LineHVS 5b 49
197PortholeHVS 5b *166
198PortsideS 4a 386
199Portside StartV0- 23
200Leaning SlabVD *504
201A Treat for the Gimpf4 23
202Sloop John BHD 4b 7
203Trango 2 Left Arete
HS 4c 17
204Trango 2E3 5c 36
205Trango 2 Right Arete
HS 4b 15
 Christmas Themed Buttresses 
207DreamD 27
208QuinceVD 19
209SnugVD 20
210Midsummer MadnessHS 4b 15
211Dawn and DuskS 4b 12
212The Curse of the Shortening DayS 4b 15
213Midsummer WallVD 22
214Bilberry AreteVD 26
215Cold TurkeyS 4a 20
216StuffingVD 11
217Santa's PantsVD 10
218Overindulgence AreteHS 4b 16
219Trogolodyte's RouteD 16
220Christmas PuddingVD 26
221Christmas PresentVD 26
222Christmas CrackerD 33
223A Traditional ChristmasHS 4b 17
224Paxo AreteS 4a 19
225Chestnut ChimneyD 27
226MistletoeS 4c 21
227IvyVD 38
228HollyVD 39
229Bellyflop ExtravaganzaHVD 4a 14
230Feast of StephenHS 4c 24
231WenceslasD 26
232EbenezerS 4c 29
 Gun Buttress 
234Jumping the Gun
HS 4b 19
235Shadow WallVS 4b *365
236Life During WartimeE2 5c *60
237Randy's WallHVS 5a **373
238Magnum ForceHVS 5a *103
E1 5a 8
240Gunpowder CrackVS 5b **667
241Master BlasterE1 5c *43
242Loader's BayD 296
243AmmoS 4a 437
244Long JohnVS 5b *107
245Three Real Men DancingE2 6a *28
246Green ChimneyD 164
247Artillery CornerD 434
248GangwayVD 455
249Gangway Variation StartS 4b 89
250Gangway DirectHS 4c 82
251Green ParrotVS 5b *239
252A Minah Variation
V3 12
253Bosun's SlabM *521
254Concave SlabD 519
255Convex or PerplexedVS 5b 141
256Adjacent SlabVD 393
257Adjacent Slab (Direct)
S 4c 96
258HypotenuseM *541
259OppositeS 4a 555
260VertigoHS 4c *385
261Armed and DangerousE4 6a *12
262Dynamite GrooveHVS 5b 13
263Funny SideS 4a 48
264TopsideHS 4b *23
265Sunny SideS 4a *228
266Right SideS 4a 82
267Slopey SideHVS 5b 44
 Unplaced Routes 
269DownpourHS 4b  
270GasbagE2 5c * 
271Neb Buttress/Bamford Rib comboVS 4c *3
272Vegetated Chimney (by Down to Earth)
273Possibility - right hand finishS 4a 1
274Beachbugger *VS 5a 1
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