A gem of a crag, offering superb routes on some of the best Gritstone in the Peak! Its situation, perched on the edge of Bamford Moor, overlooking Ladybower Reservoir and the upper reaches of the Derwent Valley, is equally memorable. Although not the highest of Peak Gritstone edges, the climbing is extremely varied: classic middle-grade jamming cracks share space with the thinnest of slabs and most powerful of roof-climbs.
Conditions and Aspect: High-lying and fully exposed to the elements, this is not a crag for blustery weather. In fact Bamford is one of the few Eastern Edges where climbing in full-on summer conditions can feel perfectly fine, even though its southwesterly orientation ensures plenty of sunshine from midday onwards.