Contributed by cheque Oct/20 - This public hilllist has been seen 839 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.

P4 traverse on Central Buttress, rope drag galore.   © OllieF
P4 traverse on Central Buttress, rope drag galore.
© OllieF, Jul 2016

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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

Central Buttress Silhouette

Central Buttress
Central Buttress Silhouette
© london_huddy

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

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

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

Beautiful day on Central Buttress

Central Buttress
Beautiful day on Central Buttress
© Loic_Menzies

Jake coming up Marr’s variation

Central Buttress
Jake coming up Marr’s variation
© benrhyd

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

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


Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
PEAK
Herford's Girdle Traverse VS 4b ** 38 90m Castle Naze
Great Chimney S 4a *** 1177 18m Hen Cloud
Herford's Route HVS 5a *** 81 18m Kinder Southern...
The Mermaid's Ridge VS 4c *** 85 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 45 18m Dovedale
WALES
The Arête Climb D * 68 52m • 2 Craig Aderyn (Teyrn...
Alpha VS 4b * 114 30m Glyder Fach
Zig-Zag HS 4b ** 453 ? Clogwyn y Tarw (The...
Square Chimney S - 32m Glyder Fach
Slab Climb D ** 545 ? Clogwyn y Tarw (The...
Beta M 47 27m Glyder Fach
Herford's Crack HVS 5a *** 440 ? Clogwyn y Tarw (The...
LAKES
Kern Knotts West Buttress VS 4b *** 172 33m • 2 Kern Knotts
Hopkinson's Gully VS 4b *** 98 ? Scafell Crag
The Obverse Route VS 4b *** 76 24m • 2 The Napes
Wayfarer's Crack MS 2 12m Great End
Direct from Lord's Rake to Hopkinson's Cairn S 4a *** 49 ? Scafell Crag
The Girdle Traverse MVS 5a ** 1 ? Scafell Crag
Central Buttress E1 5b *** 654 122m • 6 Scafell Crag
Long Climb Direct HS 4b * 41 30m Brassington...
1 e, 42 stars 4,191 596m 33
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