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Contributed by cheque Oct/20 - This public ticklist has been seen 478 times

The pre-eminent rock climber of the Edwardian era, most famous for the first ascent of Central Buttress on Scafell, S.W.Herford left quite an impressive legacy of first ascents given that he only lived to 24. Here’s the most complete list I’ve been able to put together- he definitely also did a “double girdle” of Lliwedd with George Mallory and was probably responsible for some of the “traditional” routes on Castle Naze and Windgather, if not other peak crags.

Back on the Great Flake !!  © tintinandpip
Back on the Great Flake !!
© tintinandpip, May 2012

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Top 12 photos of this ticklist

Lakelander Rick Graham, on the back of Napes Needle on the final moves of the Obverse Route

The Obverse Route
Lakelander Rick Graham, on the back of Napes Needle on the final moves of the Obverse Route
© Cragrats

Henry Barber on the great flake,Cental Buttress, Scawfell.1974

Central Buttress
Henry Barber on the great flake,Cental Buttress, Scawfell.1974
© USBRIT

Central Buttress Silhouette

Central Buttress
Central Buttress Silhouette
© london_huddy

Central Buttress

Central Buttress
© A Huddart

Eve Scott on Kern Knotts West Buttress

Kern Knotts West Buttress
Eve Scott on Kern Knotts West Buttress
© Robbie Hearns

Great flake rope drag..

Central Buttress
Great flake rope drag..
© Ferdia

Herford on the Great Flake of Central Buttress, Scafell. Artist: Tessa Lyons

Central Buttress
Herford on the Great Flake of Central Buttress, Scafell. Artist: Tessa Lyons
© tessa teapot

atop the great flake

Central Buttress
atop the great flake
© Ferdia

The Mermaid's Ridge (HS 4b 4c) second pitch

The Mermaid's Ridge
The Mermaid's Ridge (HS 4b 4c) second pitch
© Carmen Elphick

Style. Either you've got it or you don't.

Central Buttress
Style. Either you've got it or you don't.
© DaveHK

Back on the Great Flake !!

Central Buttress
Back on the Great Flake !!
© tintinandpip

Tony Marr repeating "Marr's Variation" on Central Buttress, Scafell.2006.

Central Buttress
Tony Marr repeating "Marr's Variation" on Central Buttress, Scafell.2006.
© Tony Marr


Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
PEAK
Herford's Girdle Traverse VS 4b ** 36 90m Castle Naze
Great Chimney S 4a *** 1055 18m Hen Cloud
Herford's Route HVS 5a *** 76 18m Kinder Southern...
The Mermaid's Ridge VS 4c *** 81 30m • 2 Kinder Downfall
Right Twin Chimney HVS 5a ** 1 30m • 2 Kinder Downfall
Left Twin Chimney VS 4c ** 4 30m • 2 Kinder Downfall
Original Route HS 4a 44 18m Dovedale
WALES
The Arête Climb D * 63 52m • 2 Craig Aderyn (Teyrn...
Alpha VS 4b * 106 30m Glyder Fach
Zig-Zag HS 4b ** 423 ? Clogwyn y Tarw (The...
Square Chimney S - 32m Glyder Fach
Slab Climb D ** 511 ? Clogwyn y Tarw (The...
Beta M 45 27m Glyder Fach
Herford's Crack HVS 5a *** 378 ? Clogwyn y Tarw (The...
LAKES
Kern Knotts West Buttress VS 4b *** 141 33m • 2 Kern Knotts
Hopkinson's Gully VS 4b *** 83 ? Scafell Crag
The Obverse Route VS 4b *** 59 24m • 2 The Napes
Wayfarer's Crack MS 2 12m Great End
Direct from Lord's Rake to Hopkinson's Cairn S 4a *** 35 ? Scafell Crag
The Girdle Traverse MVS 5a ** 1 ? Scafell Crag
Central Buttress E1 5b *** 582 122m • 6 Scafell Crag
Long Climb Direct HS 4b * 39 30m Brassington...
1 e, 42 stars 3,765 596m 33
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