1126m.

Rockfax Description
1) From the starting col by the east peak, scramble easily along the crest and then down left past a tricky and exposed drop down over a hole in the ridge to a steeper and very exposed section.
2) Down-climb (or abseil) from a bolted abseil point to the continuation of the ridge. A further rocky section of ridge gains another abseil point.
3) A 20m abseil from here lands on some shelving, vegetated ledges near a large bay.
4) Scramble up a steep diagonal-weakness towards the crest of the ridge from where a long section of scrambling ends in a descent to a col with a distinct trio of vertical fins on its opposite side.
5) Walk up the slope next to the ridge-side fin and locate a line of closely spaced bolts on the smooth wall that lead up to its knife-edge top.
6) Climb the wall (4c) (or aid easily) to the knife-edge, then hand traverse this left (bolts) to a stance at a bolt.
7) Steep and slightly loose rock above (2+) gains another long section of ridge that once again ends in a steep descent to a broad col.
8) Ahead lies a long climb, past a number of false summits, to the true summit of the Bernia. Much of this final section is taken via the right flank of the ridge.
9) From the summit, descend the easy-angled ridge, past a short section with a hand-chain in place, to where the ridge starts to level out slightly and bends down to the right.
10) Keeping a close watch for the red dots, scramble left over the ridge and drop down and back left on rock and scree to a short scree-shoot.
11) Descend the scree-shoot and follow a path down to an old ruined fort. Continue along the path from the fort to a low wide col and take a good path that traverses the right side of a steep valley, around a spur to a track that leads easily back to the restaurant and parking. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
From the col to the west of the east summit, traverse the ridge from east to west. Fading red spots lead the way. The first section is exposed but bolted where it matters, ending with the only compulsory abseil. Other abseils can be easily avoided by scrambling down or around. Crux is a heavily bolted 4+. Probably best to take rock shoes just for this bit unless this is well within your grade. The second half of the ridge is mainly walking with a little bit of easy scrambling.

Ticklists

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Olly P 29 Nov Show βeta
βeta: For the 4+ pitch, approach shoes will be sufficient for most climbers who are leading 6a and up. There are a lot of bolts on the 4+ pitch; confident scramblers will probably not need to clip all of them - so 5 quickdraws would probably be plenty. For the approach, when driving in, take a good look at the ridge and identify key features to tick off as you walk in to help locate the start.
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βeta: For the 4+ pitch, approach shoes will be sufficient for most climbers who are leading 6a and up. There are a lot of bolts on the 4+ pitch; confident scramblers will probably not need to clip all of them - so 5 quickdraws would probably be plenty. For the approach, when driving in, take a good look at the ridge and identify key features to tick off as you walk in to help locate the start.
Michael Hellyer 28 Nov Show βeta
βeta: Allow an hour for the approach. Don't go through the cave. Can be done entirely in approach shoes, it seemed a waste to carry them for 3 moves.
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βeta: Allow an hour for the approach. Don't go through the cave. Can be done entirely in approach shoes, it seemed a waste to carry them for 3 moves.
Leanne Smith 28 Nov Show βeta
βeta: An epic route! Started at sunrise from the carpark, 45 mins hike in at a good pace. Chuffed to have soloed the route apart from the grade 4 pitch. Loved the abseils. We signed the book and finished the route at the summit col as sunset was just 2hrs away. A fantastic day out.
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βeta: An epic route! Started at sunrise from the carpark, 45 mins hike in at a good pace. Chuffed to have soloed the route apart from the grade 4 pitch. Loved the abseils. We signed the book and finished the route at the summit col as sunset was just 2hrs away. A fantastic day out.
Rob Griffiths 19 May Show βeta
βeta: Carried too much gear, only really need 7 or 8 quick draws and a couple of long slings. Route finding is tricky in a few places . Not worth carrying rock shoes for the 4c pitch it’s only three moves.
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βeta: Carried too much gear, only really need 7 or 8 quick draws and a couple of long slings. Route finding is tricky in a few places . Not worth carrying rock shoes for the 4c pitch it’s only three moves.
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Logged Ascents

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Richard Alderton 1 Dec - Lovely route. Ground is rough and slow going, even on the easy sections. We were moving constantly but not quickly, waited no more than 20 minutes, and took 7.5 hours. Rockfax is not much use. Full of errors and vagueness. It’s 7km after Pinos, not from turning off the N332, and 30 minutes approach my arse! After that, just follow the red dots. No description needed.
with Captain P
Lovely route. Ground is rough and slow going, even on the easy sections. We were moving constantly but not quickly, waited no more than 20 minutes, and took 7.5 hours. Rockfax is not much use. Full of errors and vagueness. It’s 7km after Pinos, not from turning off the N332, and 30 minutes approach my arse! After that, just follow the red dots. No description needed.
with Captain P
Michael Hellyer 28 Nov Solo O/S A great day out. Descended the summit col at the summit book due to failing light. 2 abseils, roped the crux and pitch above (unnescessary). Soloed the rest. Cracking scramble!
A great day out. Descended the summit col at the summit book due to failing light. 2 abseils, roped the crux and pitch above (unnescessary). Soloed the rest. Cracking scramble!
Hidden 28 Nov Lead O/S
Leanne Smith 28 Nov Solo O/S An epic route! Started at sunrise from the carpark, 45 mins hike in at a good pace. Chuffed to have soloed the route apart from the grade 4 pitch. Loved the abseils. We signed the book and finished the route at the summit col as sunset was just 2hrs away. A fantastic day out.
An epic route! Started at sunrise from the carpark, 45 mins hike in at a good pace. Chuffed to have soloed the route apart from the grade 4 pitch. Loved the abseils. We signed the book and finished the route at the summit col as sunset was just 2hrs away. A fantastic day out.
Andy Williams 25 Nov Lead Amazing route. Went from the south side walking to the cave, through to the north side and up to the ridge. The Rockfax book is wrong in describing the ascent to the bernia peak. The text and image shows you staying right of the ridge, however you just follow the red dots up along the ridge itself. 7 hours car to car including 30mins going the wrong way due to following the book.
Amazing route. Went from the south side walking to the cave, through to the north side and up to the ridge. The Rockfax book is wrong in describing the ascent to the bernia peak. The text and image shows you staying right of the ridge, however you just follow the red dots up along the ridge itself. 7 hours car to car including 30mins going the wrong way due to following the book.
RKernan 21 Nov Solo 4:45 car to car, or 6:45 car to car to car to car. Key beta is to bring a rope with you and not have to drive back to the Orange House to get it.
with Vicky Ward, John O'Hara
4:45 car to car, or 6:45 car to car to car to car. Key beta is to bring a rope with you and not have to drive back to the Orange House to get it.
with Vicky Ward, John O'Hara
mjeffery 18 Nov Lead O/S
Pinguville 18 Nov Lead
Andy Peak 1 18 Nov Lead Nice walk in a stunning location:-) follow the red dots:-) or not:-)
Nice walk in a stunning location:-) follow the red dots:-) or not:-)
Coggo 12 Nov Solo We decided to get an early start on this one so we wouldn’t get cold. Unfortunately there was no chance of that anyway. Quite cold and blustery at times made me want to put in a big down jacket and run from start to finish. Glad we did it on a relatively calm day, I can imagine it can get a bit nasty up there in poorer conditions. Rope required for one abseil. Apart from that it is soloable. Although the bolted pitch is polished lower down and if you don’t feel too confident there is no harm in bringing a few draws. Took around 4.5 hours car to car at a leisurely pace with a bit of jogging on the way to the start of the ridge and after to warm up.
We decided to get an early start on this one so we wouldn’t get cold. Unfortunately there was no chance of that anyway. Quite cold and blustery at times made me want to put in a big down jacket and run from start to finish. Glad we did it on a relatively calm day, I can imagine it can get a bit nasty up there in poorer conditions. Rope required for one abseil. Apart from that it is soloable. Although the bolted pitch is polished lower down and if you don’t feel too confident there is no harm in bringing a few draws. Took around 4.5 hours car to car at a leisurely pace with a bit of jogging on the way to the start of the ridge and after to warm up.
Dan Radford 12 Nov Solo O/S Bit of a rite of passage so glad to get it done. 4h30 car to car taking it fairly steady on the ridge but we did run down from the fort ruins. Rockfax directions clearly leave some detail and accuracy to be desired for this route. From the water font take the path up right following the yellow & white markers until you reach the cave tunnel. As people have mentioned - don't go through the tunnel to get on the ridge, instead head up left (facing the cave), although it is worth a look through the cave if you're not short on time. Once youre on the ridge follow the red dots as best you can but more reliably follow the polished/worn rock from all the traffic and you cant go wrong the whole way! Only used a 60m half rope for the 1 obligatory abseil of around 20m early on. Few exposed ridge sections which are easy enough just don't fall. The 4+ pitch was 3 moves in as many meters at that grade from flat ground with comparatively low consequence if you fell. IMO reasonable to solo as we did in approach shoes although slightly poor feet low down, the hands were all good and turned to jugs almost immediately. The 2+ pitch after is not worth pitching at all and is similar in difficulty to the rest of the scrambling. "2nd abseil" also very easily downclimbed. If you want to pitch the 4+ then 4-5 draws is enough as it really is overbolted. The rest of the route no gear is needed so pack it away after that.
with Coggo
Bit of a rite of passage so glad to get it done. 4h30 car to car taking it fairly steady on the ridge but we did run down from the fort ruins. Rockfax directions clearly leave some detail and accuracy to be desired for this route. From the water font take the path up right following the yellow & white markers until you reach the cave tunnel. As people have mentioned - don't go through the tunnel to get on the ridge, instead head up left (facing the cave), although it is worth a look through the cave if you're not short on time. Once youre on the ridge follow the red dots as best you can but more reliably follow the polished/worn rock from all the traffic and you cant go wrong the whole way! Only used a 60m half rope for the 1 obligatory abseil of around 20m early on. Few exposed ridge sections which are easy enough just don't fall. The 4+ pitch was 3 moves in as many meters at that grade from flat ground with comparatively low consequence if you fell. IMO reasonable to solo as we did in approach shoes although slightly poor feet low down, the hands were all good and turned to jugs almost immediately. The 2+ pitch after is not worth pitching at all and is similar in difficulty to the rest of the scrambling. "2nd abseil" also very easily downclimbed. If you want to pitch the 4+ then 4-5 draws is enough as it really is overbolted. The rest of the route no gear is needed so pack it away after that.
with Coggo
HannahGo 11 Nov AltLd O/S
with Jack Blundy
with Jack Blundy
buffalo606 3 Nov Solo 3.5 hours car to car, 1 abseil, soloed the rest - very fun :)
3.5 hours car to car, 1 abseil, soloed the rest - very fun :)
ClareM.123 13 Oct -
IainMay 13 Oct Solo O/S
langdalec 13 Oct -
dannyserc 7 Oct Lead O/S Screwed up and went through cave (rockfax instructions vague). Ended up bushwacking up grade 4ish pitch in approach shoes to get on ridge. Cant have been only one judging by ammount of abandoned tat. Only time i placed gear, as once on ridge moved together and only used quickdraws on the 4+ pitch. Great fun. Decided not to do final "walking section" to summit as low on time and water after initial bushwacking.
Screwed up and went through cave (rockfax instructions vague). Ended up bushwacking up grade 4ish pitch in approach shoes to get on ridge. Cant have been only one judging by ammount of abandoned tat. Only time i placed gear, as once on ridge moved together and only used quickdraws on the 4+ pitch. Great fun. Decided not to do final "walking section" to summit as low on time and water after initial bushwacking.
tjmqqc@gmail.com 24 Aug -
mmac195 13 Jun AltLd
jordanclimbs 13 Jun Solo 9 hours car to car. Follow Red dots and can’t go wrong. Didn’t need to rope up at all (even in high winds) apart from the 2 abs and 4c pitch. Gear needed: 50m rope, belay plate, 120sling, prussik, 9quickdraws, couple of spare lockers.
9 hours car to car. Follow Red dots and can’t go wrong. Didn’t need to rope up at all (even in high winds) apart from the 2 abs and 4c pitch. Gear needed: 50m rope, belay plate, 120sling, prussik, 9quickdraws, couple of spare lockers.
PilarMartinez 23 May AltLd Second time and it is still good and long. it was a bit windy though. We didn't see one soul on it.
Second time and it is still good and long. it was a bit windy though. We didn't see one soul on it.
Julesthe1st 23 May AltLd O/S Great long day out with superb views. Blowing a gale but surprisingly sheltered in parts of the ridge. Just some slings and draws and a light rope required. No need for rock boots. Had ridge to ourselves
Great long day out with superb views. Blowing a gale but surprisingly sheltered in parts of the ridge. Just some slings and draws and a light rope required. No need for rock boots. Had ridge to ourselves
Leszek 22 May -
Hidden 12 May AltLd
Rob Griffiths 10 May Lead O/S Great day out but hot and long .
with Chris Griffiths
Great day out but hot and long .
with Chris Griffiths
Hidden 15 Apr Solo
James Oakes 4 Apr Lead O/S Claasic day out.
Claasic day out.
HelenWestlake 30 Mar Lead O/S
wheelsucker 30 Mar Lead O/S Pretty mellow day and it took us 6.5 hours car to car.Moved together when it got steep and only needed to pitch the crux which was well bolted (9 x quickdraws). One 20m abseil on the route. Great fun!
with HW
Pretty mellow day and it took us 6.5 hours car to car.Moved together when it got steep and only needed to pitch the crux which was well bolted (9 x quickdraws). One 20m abseil on the route. Great fun!
with HW
Hidden 29 Mar AltLd
Hidden 29 Mar AltLd O/S
jaderosanne 27 Mar -
matt1024 15 Mar - Sensational route! Returned after doing it in 2012 and every bit as exciting as I remembered. Moved together for a lot of the ridge, led the 4+ section (in rock boots). Blue sky day, perfect.
with AlexCib
Sensational route! Returned after doing it in 2012 and every bit as exciting as I remembered. Moved together for a lot of the ridge, led the 4+ section (in rock boots). Blue sky day, perfect.
with AlexCib
Hidden 27 Feb 2nd
Hidden 27 Feb 2nd
Hidden 27 Feb Lead
Fentonio 23 Feb AltLd
with Alex Haworth, Ben Brady
with Alex Haworth, Ben Brady
mountain.martin 12 Feb -
ZacMoss 11 Feb AltLd O/S Hell of a day, eleven and a half hours car to car with a group of six. A lot of uphill walking to start with, followed by great scrambling with indescribable views, to say the least. The climbing is a nice route but very short. I led the first pitch and James led the second. The last half is everlasting hell on earth, an uphill prometheus-like slog where you think you've summited, and then you see another summit, and on that you see another, and then maybe another. And then the true summit? I lost count. One of my party says 'Welcome to mountaineering'. Highly recommended.
with JimBee
Hell of a day, eleven and a half hours car to car with a group of six. A lot of uphill walking to start with, followed by great scrambling with indescribable views, to say the least. The climbing is a nice route but very short. I led the first pitch and James led the second. The last half is everlasting hell on earth, an uphill prometheus-like slog where you think you've summited, and then you see another summit, and on that you see another, and then maybe another. And then the true summit? I lost count. One of my party says 'Welcome to mountaineering'. Highly recommended.
with JimBee
JimBee 11 Feb AltLd rpt Started at 745am finished at 645pm so 11 hours car to car. Zac led P1 the grade 4 sport pitch, I led P2 the grade 2 trad scramble. Headtorch 3L Water Plenty of food Sunscreen Sunnies Approach shoes / walking shoes Thermal Fleece Windproof Extra layer? Beanie or buff Gloves (if you have them) Small rucksac Harness Belay device & screw PAS & screw Prusik & screw 120cm sling & Italian screw *Per party (2-4 people)* Guidebook 4-6 quick draws 6-4 alpine draws (60cm slings) 4 x 120cm slings & snapgate 1 x 240cm sling & screw gate 60m single rope Climbing shoes First aid kit Emergency blanket, Microtraction / 2nd prusik and knife (if you have them)
with Andy Kuszyk, Cara Hayward, Thomas Mulready, ZacMoss
Started at 745am finished at 645pm so 11 hours car to car. Zac led P1 the grade 4 sport pitch, I led P2 the grade 2 trad scramble. Headtorch 3L Water Plenty of food Sunscreen Sunnies Approach shoes / walking shoes Thermal Fleece Windproof Extra layer? Beanie or buff Gloves (if you have them) Small rucksac Harness Belay device & screw PAS & screw Prusik & screw 120cm sling & Italian screw *Per party (2-4 people)* Guidebook 4-6 quick draws 6-4 alpine draws (60cm slings) 4 x 120cm slings & snapgate 1 x 240cm sling & screw gate 60m single rope Climbing shoes First aid kit Emergency blanket, Microtraction / 2nd prusik and knife (if you have them)
with Andy Kuszyk, Cara Hayward, Thomas Mulready, ZacMoss
Climbingenthusiast 5 Feb Lead O/S
james1978 5 Feb Lead
with Mary
with Mary
darrenpp 26 Jan Lead O/S Amazing ridge, really interesting throughout and an awesome finish to the holiday!
Amazing ridge, really interesting throughout and an awesome finish to the holiday!
Hidden 26 Jan Lead rpt
Frank the Husky 16 Jan - There is no need whatsoever to take anything other than quickdraws and some slings of assorted lengths. Nowhere will you need to place anything other than these, even if you're feeling exposed. The actual climbing bit is heavily bolted, the 2+ section immediately after is barely worth giving a grade to. I roped up it after "leading through" from the bolted section but found nowhere to place any gear and it was too easy to bother with anyway. 7hrs car to car. The red dots are a great help. The approach from the car park to the tunnel is 2 miles exactly. A great day out, with a pleasant, easy finish.
with SJD
There is no need whatsoever to take anything other than quickdraws and some slings of assorted lengths. Nowhere will you need to place anything other than these, even if you're feeling exposed. The actual climbing bit is heavily bolted, the 2+ section immediately after is barely worth giving a grade to. I roped up it after "leading through" from the bolted section but found nowhere to place any gear and it was too easy to bother with anyway. 7hrs car to car. The red dots are a great help. The approach from the car park to the tunnel is 2 miles exactly. A great day out, with a pleasant, easy finish.
with SJD
Hidden 7 Jan AltLd O/S
Hidden 28 Dec, 2018 Lead O/S
ronan96 28 Dec, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Neil Dickson
with Neil Dickson
ladempsey 25 Dec, 2018 AltLd Spectacular day out. Enjoyed the Bernia Ridge so much - definitely worth doing. As others have said, the rockfax description is not particularly helpful. At the font turn right and follow the red dots until the cave. DO NOT GO THROUGH THE CAVE. Climb over the lump of rock to the left and begin looking for (sometimes very) faded red dots. Once you get to the start, just follow the red dots the entire way. We took nuts but did not need them, but worth taking a few in case you go off route or have members in your party that need some additional help. Used a 120 sling, 10 sport quick draws, cowstails, and a single half rope doubled up. Chains and ropes in a few places. Took us 6 hours 50 minutes car to car.
Spectacular day out. Enjoyed the Bernia Ridge so much - definitely worth doing. As others have said, the rockfax description is not particularly helpful. At the font turn right and follow the red dots until the cave. DO NOT GO THROUGH THE CAVE. Climb over the lump of rock to the left and begin looking for (sometimes very) faded red dots. Once you get to the start, just follow the red dots the entire way. We took nuts but did not need them, but worth taking a few in case you go off route or have members in your party that need some additional help. Used a 120 sling, 10 sport quick draws, cowstails, and a single half rope doubled up. Chains and ropes in a few places. Took us 6 hours 50 minutes car to car.
ice bank mice elf 25 Dec, 2018 AltLd
lithos 20 Dec, 2018 -
peterbradshaw101 20 Dec, 2018 -
with lithos
with lithos
Mark Eddy 15 Dec, 2018 Lead Finished along the ridge after climbing a single pitch bolted route on the south side, we switched to trad after the bolts ran out and did 2 long pitches (choss) followed by lots of scrambling up to the ridge to arrive at a col
with Miguel, Kim Jackson
Finished along the ridge after climbing a single pitch bolted route on the south side, we switched to trad after the bolts ran out and did 2 long pitches (choss) followed by lots of scrambling up to the ridge to arrive at a col
with Miguel, Kim Jackson
Hidden 12 Dec, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 11 Dec, 2018 AltLd
wjcdean 23 Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S Mega day. First half was reasonably technical, second half was a grade 1 scramble and walking. It rained quite heavily while we were on the 4c bit, the stopped basically as soon as we were off it. Typical. Got lost on the approach because we went through the cave. Also Adam almost got eaten by a dog when we accidentally trespassed into someone's property. 6 hours 15 minutes car to car. Moved together for everything apart from the 4c pitch
with BStar
Mega day. First half was reasonably technical, second half was a grade 1 scramble and walking. It rained quite heavily while we were on the 4c bit, the stopped basically as soon as we were off it. Typical. Got lost on the approach because we went through the cave. Also Adam almost got eaten by a dog when we accidentally trespassed into someone's property. 6 hours 15 minutes car to car. Moved together for everything apart from the 4c pitch
with BStar
Hidden 23 Nov, 2018 AltLd
Mick Riley 23 Nov, 2018 Lead O/S Also bagged the East Summit prior to joining the UKC description
with Jooblia
Also bagged the East Summit prior to joining the UKC description
with Jooblia
BStar 23 Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S A lot easier than we though it would be, it even rained for us on the crux! 6.5 hours car to car, including some route finding issues (don’t go through the tunnel!). Great route.
with Will Dean
A lot easier than we though it would be, it even rained for us on the crux! 6.5 hours car to car, including some route finding issues (don’t go through the tunnel!). Great route.
with Will Dean
robint12 23 Nov, 2018 -
with Chris Craven
with Chris Craven
TimG 20 Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S didnt make it to the proper summit, bailed back down following a down climb with a fixed hand rope following the book
didnt make it to the proper summit, bailed back down following a down climb with a fixed hand rope following the book
alixfelly 20 Nov, 2018 AltLd A fun day out. Moved together for most things, Tim lead the F4+ climb - one tricky move to start but then much easier ground. Unfortunately weather closed in on us as we started the climb so we moved quickly and felt like we didn't appreciate the setting. Got a bit confused on the last scramble to the Bernia summit so ended up on an early descent down a scree slope. We took a 70m rope (excessive and heavy) and placed 1 nut and several slings for confidence.
with TimG
A fun day out. Moved together for most things, Tim lead the F4+ climb - one tricky move to start but then much easier ground. Unfortunately weather closed in on us as we started the climb so we moved quickly and felt like we didn't appreciate the setting. Got a bit confused on the last scramble to the Bernia summit so ended up on an early descent down a scree slope. We took a 70m rope (excessive and heavy) and placed 1 nut and several slings for confidence.
with TimG
martin one 14 Nov, 2018 Lead O/S
with ssutton
with ssutton
ssutton 14 Nov, 2018 - Roped the 1st down climb, lowered for the second and soloed the climbs. Wet on the north side, sunny in the South. Good fun but low cloud prevented any views.
Roped the 1st down climb, lowered for the second and soloed the climbs. Wet on the north side, sunny in the South. Good fun but low cloud prevented any views.
Hidden 7 Nov, 2018 2nd RP
MattL80 6 Nov, 2018 Lead 7.5 h car to car with several photo stops etc. Led the one climbing pitch. Stunning day out - great adventure.
7.5 h car to car with several photo stops etc. Led the one climbing pitch. Stunning day out - great adventure.
runwildjohn 6 Nov, 2018 2nd Brilliant day out! 7.5 hours car to car. Matt led the one climbing pitch.
Brilliant day out! 7.5 hours car to car. Matt led the one climbing pitch.
Arthulbee 4 Nov, 2018 -
Jack Manfredi 31 Oct, 2018 AltLd
with Dad
with Dad
Ajhippo 16 Oct, 2018 -
with Ezek78
with Ezek78
Hidden 16 Oct, 2018 -
Lazytraveller 22 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Took about 7 hours car to car. Took a wrong turn on way to start and did a lot of extra scrambling trying on the event and trying to get off the ridge. Made 2 abseils and only roped up for the sport route. Didn’t use any nuts or cams. Epic day out, absolutely loved it! Even if extremely hot.
Took about 7 hours car to car. Took a wrong turn on way to start and did a lot of extra scrambling trying on the event and trying to get off the ridge. Made 2 abseils and only roped up for the sport route. Didn’t use any nuts or cams. Epic day out, absolutely loved it! Even if extremely hot.
Scottthedog 22 Sep, 2018 2nd
Tom Phillips 2 Sep, 2018 Lead
with Penny
with Penny
chris cockbain 8 May, 2018 -
humptydumpty 29 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S Au cheval. Cracking.
Au cheval. Cracking.
PanzerHanzler 20 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S Brilliant adventure route.
Brilliant adventure route.
Hidden 9 Apr, 2018 Lead
Mark Eddy 3 Apr, 2018 - With Vicky, taking a group of 4 over the ridge. Perfect weather and a great day
with Vicky F
With Vicky, taking a group of 4 over the ridge. Perfect weather and a great day
with Vicky F
JPHOGAN ?Apr, 2018 Lead
GerryWall 19 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
Cheeks 7 Mar, 2018 - Did this route West - East due to a parking error, we had gear so thought ' what the heck ' and carried on. It turned out to be a glorious day, we used a 50mtr rope for 2 abs and small via ferrata type section. It was handy to have a couple of slings to back up one existing thread, no other was needed.
Did this route West - East due to a parking error, we had gear so thought ' what the heck ' and carried on. It turned out to be a glorious day, we used a 50mtr rope for 2 abs and small via ferrata type section. It was handy to have a couple of slings to back up one existing thread, no other was needed.
Hidden 28 Feb, 2018 Lead O/S
naylers 27 Feb, 2018 -
Hidden 15 Feb, 2018 2nd
Hidden 15 Feb, 2018 Lead
Alli 12 Feb, 2018 -
with loundsy, Loops
with loundsy, Loops
John Nuttall ?Feb, 2018 Lead
with Sharon
with Sharon
BedRock 31 Jan, 2018 -
Hidden 23 Jan, 2018 -
bobstones 22 Jan, 2018 Lead O/S Fantastic day on the ridge again. When I first did this I was just getting into climbing and was petrified most of the way round so it was lush today to just enjoy it and take it all in. We were slow but there’s no need to rush just enjoy the day out. Mid 20’s today in Mid January!!
Fantastic day on the ridge again. When I first did this I was just getting into climbing and was petrified most of the way round so it was lush today to just enjoy it and take it all in. We were slow but there’s no need to rush just enjoy the day out. Mid 20’s today in Mid January!!
Abi Chard 5 Jan, 2018 -
Elsier 3 Jan, 2018 Solo Took 4.5 hours car to car with a lunch break and taking it nice and easy. Nice day out, great views of Benidorm!
with AdrianC
Took 4.5 hours car to car with a lunch break and taking it nice and easy. Nice day out, great views of Benidorm!
with AdrianC
steve prior ?Jan, 2018 AltLd
with Pete R
with Pete R
Jessicacrump 31 Dec, 2017 2nd
betathief 31 Dec, 2017 Lead
Hidden 30 Dec, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S
spragglerocks 29 Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S 6hrs 30 car to car. Awesome day out, no need for gear, just some quickdraws for the one pitch of climbing.
with j_duds
6hrs 30 car to car. Awesome day out, no need for gear, just some quickdraws for the one pitch of climbing.
with j_duds
Hidden 28 Dec, 2017 Lead
Octavian 25 Dec, 2017 Solo
spidey 22 Dec, 2017 Lead O/S
with Hazel Findlay
with Hazel Findlay
ftocher 22 Dec, 2017 Lead rpt
with Callum Ray
with Callum Ray
Hidden 20 Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S
Alex Cole 20 Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S
David Maddison 20 Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S 9 hours car to car as a group of 5. We had a look through the tunnel and then went back through to start the route. We took our time, taking lots of photos and enjoying the lovely calm weather. No need for nuts just quickdraws and a couple of slings. The false summits seem to never end!
9 hours car to car as a group of 5. We had a look through the tunnel and then went back through to start the route. We took our time, taking lots of photos and enjoying the lovely calm weather. No need for nuts just quickdraws and a couple of slings. The false summits seem to never end!
roym 18 Dec, 2017 -
Tom Fullen 18 Dec, 2017 2nd β
SophieWalker 18 Dec, 2017 2nd
BMaybee 18 Dec, 2017 -
with roym
with roym
matthewbpt 15 Dec, 2017 AltLd
with Jon, JimBee, Sue
with Jon, JimBee, Sue
JimBee 15 Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S
with matthewbpt, Sue Haseltine, Jon Martin
with matthewbpt, Sue Haseltine, Jon Martin
George_Surf 10 Dec, 2017 Solo O/S A busy Sunday but nobody on the ridge. 4hrs 15 car to car. Going through the tunnel before going up to the ridge (left of the tunnel!) was interesting. 1hr approach to the ridge. Easy scrambling past a smooth slide leads to bolts and a narrow half pipe type section, it’s easy enough to cross but don’t fall. The abseil is less than 20m and off new bolts. After that more steady scrambling. The chimney with some tat above is passed on the right. We had lunch in the fins (sheltered). The short climbing pitch isn’t as bad as people say. Solo’d it with rope on, you’re above flat ground and the start is the hardest. After that a bit more scrambling and then you reach the book. From here on out you need to stay right of the ridge to get to the summit. We got a bit lost and ended up on the left side and had to short rope up some steep loose ground. Good practice for me. On the way down the path doubles back on itself and is easy to miss in the scree. Nice morning out in the sun. Coffee in the restaurant afterwards. All we took (which was fine) was a harness, belay device, screwgate, sling, 4 quickdraws and a 40m rope
A busy Sunday but nobody on the ridge. 4hrs 15 car to car. Going through the tunnel before going up to the ridge (left of the tunnel!) was interesting. 1hr approach to the ridge. Easy scrambling past a smooth slide leads to bolts and a narrow half pipe type section, it’s easy enough to cross but don’t fall. The abseil is less than 20m and off new bolts. After that more steady scrambling. The chimney with some tat above is passed on the right. We had lunch in the fins (sheltered). The short climbing pitch isn’t as bad as people say. Solo’d it with rope on, you’re above flat ground and the start is the hardest. After that a bit more scrambling and then you reach the book. From here on out you need to stay right of the ridge to get to the summit. We got a bit lost and ended up on the left side and had to short rope up some steep loose ground. Good practice for me. On the way down the path doubles back on itself and is easy to miss in the scree. Nice morning out in the sun. Coffee in the restaurant afterwards. All we took (which was fine) was a harness, belay device, screwgate, sling, 4 quickdraws and a 40m rope
rachelpearce01 10 Dec, 2017 Solo 4 hours 15 car to car including going off route slightly and through the tunnel at the start. Didn't try to go too fast and stopped for lunch and to take pictures for lots of people but ran some of the downs. A fun little outing! Nice and quiet on the ridge, didn't see anyone. Great views both sides, and some interesting features along the way. Only used the rope for abseiling once, not really necessary for the other abseil. George practiced some mia short roping skills along the way too!
4 hours 15 car to car including going off route slightly and through the tunnel at the start. Didn't try to go too fast and stopped for lunch and to take pictures for lots of people but ran some of the downs. A fun little outing! Nice and quiet on the ridge, didn't see anyone. Great views both sides, and some interesting features along the way. Only used the rope for abseiling once, not really necessary for the other abseil. George practiced some mia short roping skills along the way too!
Martin Bennett 8 Dec, 2017 -
with Steve Longworth, Ali, AlanB, RA
with Steve Longworth, Ali, AlanB, RA
Hidden 5 Dec, 2017 Lead
Mark Eddy 5 Dec, 2017 - A cracking bluebird day on the ridge
with Leanne, KateA
A cracking bluebird day on the ridge
with Leanne, KateA
Sue Hasel ?Dec, 2017 -
Mark Eddy 22 Nov, 2017 Lead Led Steve over this as his introduction to scrambling! A grand day out
with Kim Jackson, Ann Leese
Led Steve over this as his introduction to scrambling! A grand day out
with Kim Jackson, Ann Leese
NatCheeseman 15 Nov, 2017 Lead
RandomUsername 12 Nov, 2017 2nd O/S Fantastic day out. Lots of different mountaineering skills required. Did as a three so maybe we were a bit slower, but estimates of five hours or less seem optimistic unless some of the route is missed or safety wasn’t a primary consideration - even the 4a climb is very exposed and I wouldn’t want to do it solo. Took us eight or nine hours and we still had to bail just before the summit due to failing light. Some trad gear is advised and definitely a rope. There are more abseils than mentioned in Rockfax and downclimbing all of them would not be a sensible option.
with Rich, Rob
Fantastic day out. Lots of different mountaineering skills required. Did as a three so maybe we were a bit slower, but estimates of five hours or less seem optimistic unless some of the route is missed or safety wasn’t a primary consideration - even the 4a climb is very exposed and I wouldn’t want to do it solo. Took us eight or nine hours and we still had to bail just before the summit due to failing light. Some trad gear is advised and definitely a rope. There are more abseils than mentioned in Rockfax and downclimbing all of them would not be a sensible option.
with Rich, Rob
Hidden 7 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 Nov, 2017 -
Paul Sagar 5 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S A super day out. Car to bar in 6hrs, 35mins, and we moved at a leisurely pace. No trad gear required, and did the whole thing in approach shoes. The rockfax approach notes are a bit misleading - go PAST the tunnel hole feature at the start, not through it!
A super day out. Car to bar in 6hrs, 35mins, and we moved at a leisurely pace. No trad gear required, and did the whole thing in approach shoes. The rockfax approach notes are a bit misleading - go PAST the tunnel hole feature at the start, not through it!
Hidden 4 Nov, 2017 -
StormShadow 2 Nov, 2017 -
with Chris
with Chris
dobby 200 1 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S
with Howard, BeeTheBumble, J
with Howard, BeeTheBumble, J
Mark Eddy 19 Oct, 2017 Lead Guiding. Started part way along the ridge and included the Western summit
Guiding. Started part way along the ridge and included the Western summit
odox 3 May, 2017 AltLd O/S Well worth going through the hole just to check out the view! Go back through it and finish off walking up the rib to get on route. Once you're on the ridge just follow the spots! Really nice long day out, I'd take a rope for abseils & the 4+ section but that's about it.
with Kizzy
Well worth going through the hole just to check out the view! Go back through it and finish off walking up the rib to get on route. Once you're on the ridge just follow the spots! Really nice long day out, I'd take a rope for abseils & the 4+ section but that's about it.
with Kizzy
Kizzy 3 May, 2017 AltLd
with odox
with odox
mikecollins 18 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Lauradavies23 18 Apr, 2017 2nd
s_sheath 15 Apr, 2017 -
steve-grigg 15 Apr, 2017 Lead
Andi_FJ 26 Mar, 2017 Solo O/S Two long Slings and rope for the abseil were enough, fantastic views and rough limestone. Next time i´ll reservate a Paella at the startpoint the day before. When i arrived at 15:00 on a Sunday, the service already was reduced to Espresso n Beers...
Two long Slings and rope for the abseil were enough, fantastic views and rough limestone. Next time i´ll reservate a Paella at the startpoint the day before. When i arrived at 15:00 on a Sunday, the service already was reduced to Espresso n Beers...
Hidden 24 Mar, 2017 Solo
katie93 12 Mar, 2017 -
with td72
with td72
td72 12 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S Don't go through the hole when following guide instructions, we did and faffed for an hour trying to find the way
with katie93
Don't go through the hole when following guide instructions, we did and faffed for an hour trying to find the way
with katie93
Hidden 10 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
ssnow157 21 Feb, 2017 2nd O/S Lovely day despite getting lost in the scree
Lovely day despite getting lost in the scree
Jack Whiteley 21 Feb, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Feb, 2017 Lead O/S
sroelants 8 Feb, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden 1 Feb, 2017 -
annastudholme 1 Feb, 2017 -
with Kim Jackson, Kate Ayres, Mark Eddy
with Kim Jackson, Kate Ayres, Mark Eddy
Mark Eddy 1 Feb, 2017 - With Kate, Kim, Ann, Anna S, Anna P, Bo, and Tricia
With Kate, Kim, Ann, Anna S, Anna P, Bo, and Tricia
samparsons 31 Jan, 2017 Lead O/S
emmafizzle 31 Jan, 2017 -
Hidden 29 Jan, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Jan, 2017 -
Jonty Mills ??, 2017 -
ewanjp 26 Dec, 2016 Lead O/S Stunning route. Pretty much my favourite mountain day out ever. Amazing. Exposure wasn't as bad as I expected, lots of gear if you want, but didn't really place too much.
with alicec
Stunning route. Pretty much my favourite mountain day out ever. Amazing. Exposure wasn't as bad as I expected, lots of gear if you want, but didn't really place too much.
with alicec
Hidden 22 Dec, 2016 -
Hidden 22 Dec, 2016 Lead
SarahConnor 21 Dec, 2016 Solo
MarkNicholasConnor 21 Dec, 2016 Solo
Dawn_K_B 12 Dec, 2016 Solo 7 hours car to car, excellent day but cloudy so only got the views from the top in a cloud inversion! Rope needed just for one unavoidable ab, and a cows tail for the 4+. Didn't follow the Rockfax description, following the red dots is fine even in poor visibility!
with Sarah Ingram, ruairidhwad
7 hours car to car, excellent day but cloudy so only got the views from the top in a cloud inversion! Rope needed just for one unavoidable ab, and a cows tail for the 4+. Didn't follow the Rockfax description, following the red dots is fine even in poor visibility!
with Sarah Ingram, ruairidhwad
Fenda 1 Dec, 2016 -
with Seth
with Seth
shaunhumphreys 24 Nov, 2016 Solo O/S Started at 2pm nice day out! Managed easily in 5 hours keen to go for a speed ascent on it!
Started at 2pm nice day out! Managed easily in 5 hours keen to go for a speed ascent on it!
Hidden 24 Nov, 2016 -
benkelsey 24 Nov, 2016 AltLd Split the first 4 rockfax pitches into approx 36. Excellent day out with much exposure. In true British style, had to bail at the fins due to impending darkness.
with fshbf
Split the first 4 rockfax pitches into approx 36. Excellent day out with much exposure. In true British style, had to bail at the fins due to impending darkness.
with fshbf
Hidden 24 Nov, 2016 Solo O/S
Teappleby 24 Nov, 2016 Solo O/S 5 hours car to car. Mainly easy scrambling but enough harder stuff to remain interesting throughout. Good fun.
5 hours car to car. Mainly easy scrambling but enough harder stuff to remain interesting throughout. Good fun.
Naomi Havercroft 5 Nov, 2016 AltLd
BarrySW19 30 Oct, 2016 AltLd rpt 2nd attempt in good, if hot, conditions. Completed the ridge car-to-car in about 8.5h - an excellent, if tiring, day out. Led the climbing pitch at the fins - first few moves are a little tough (5?) but then easy - watch out for the big loose flake.
2nd attempt in good, if hot, conditions. Completed the ridge car-to-car in about 8.5h - an excellent, if tiring, day out. Led the climbing pitch at the fins - first few moves are a little tough (5?) but then easy - watch out for the big loose flake.
enrogue 30 Oct, 2016 -
with Nikki Price, Barry Smith
with Nikki Price, Barry Smith
Montecore 30 Oct, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 24 Oct, 2016 Lead
Hidden 23 Oct, 2016 -
Mark Eddy 23 Oct, 2016 -
with KateA
with KateA
Mark Eddy 17 Oct, 2016 - Guiding
Guiding
Juan S 10 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Wei
with Wei
NickSayers 9 Oct, 2016 Solo
LivBarron 27 Sep, 2016 AltLd rpt
with Zoe Millington, Karlgreasley
with Zoe Millington, Karlgreasley
Karlgreasley 24 Sep, 2016 -
LivBarron 24 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
johnjb 3 May, 2016 - SOC outing
with Janet, Will Miller, Paul, farmerwad, Harry
SOC outing
with Janet, Will Miller, Paul, farmerwad, Harry
farmerwad ?May, 2016 Lead
with S.O.C.
with S.O.C.
Hidden 18 Apr, 2016 -
Hidden 18 Apr, 2016 Lead
mark4344 14 Apr, 2016 AltLd Easy scrambling. Crux v.well bolted and close bolts
with Andy Philipson
Easy scrambling. Crux v.well bolted and close bolts
with Andy Philipson
Hidden 13 Apr, 2016 Solo
Andy Hardy 7 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S 8.5 hours car to car, with Heather and Ruth
8.5 hours car to car, with Heather and Ruth
Joshthomas 7 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S stunning Ridge fantastic day. trad gear not needed
stunning Ridge fantastic day. trad gear not needed
ema 6 Apr, 2016 Lead
alexcummings95 3 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2016 -
Hotcake 31 Mar, 2016 Lead Great ridge route leading Adele. Came off at the descent col as failed to spot red dots after the abseil down so missed the long ascent section but completed the best bits of the ridge. No real need for trad gear - slings and quick draws only used. Survived a meeting with some crazy locals - agreed to let them use my rope for the first abseil only for them to set up some sort of elaborate tyrolean traverse along the bolted ridge which one of them subsequently fell off, leaving him suspended in mid air!
with Adele
Great ridge route leading Adele. Came off at the descent col as failed to spot red dots after the abseil down so missed the long ascent section but completed the best bits of the ridge. No real need for trad gear - slings and quick draws only used. Survived a meeting with some crazy locals - agreed to let them use my rope for the first abseil only for them to set up some sort of elaborate tyrolean traverse along the bolted ridge which one of them subsequently fell off, leaving him suspended in mid air!
with Adele
gingerbex 24 Mar, 2016 Solo One abseil. 4+ Al lead all of us on 1 rope for short polished section. Rest solo
One abseil. 4+ Al lead all of us on 1 rope for short polished section. Rest solo
mlcumberlidge 24 Mar, 2016 -
alastairbegley 24 Mar, 2016 - 6.5 hours, enjoyable scrambling, last section of the ridge went on somewhat. Don't need to take trad gear, I didn't use rock shoes at the crux, approach shoes were fine. http://mp-m.uk/dpmaD
6.5 hours, enjoyable scrambling, last section of the ridge went on somewhat. Don't need to take trad gear, I didn't use rock shoes at the crux, approach shoes were fine. http://mp-m.uk/dpmaD
spoonernz 24 Mar, 2016 Solo
KittyKat 6 Mar, 2016 -
with Holly Warder
with Holly Warder
brianrunner 3 Mar, 2016 AltLd 2nd time around. Excellent ridge and panoramic views made for a great day out
with martina, steve wells
2nd time around. Excellent ridge and panoramic views made for a great day out
with martina, steve wells
Hidden ?Mar, 2016 -
benclimbing 27 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S Totally awesome day out. No need for rock shoes or trad gear. 50m rope adequate. When you exit the hole in the ridge turn left and walk much further than you think (close to 1km). Don't be tempted to join the ridge too early or you'll just find choss. Make sure you finish in daylight as getting off the Bernia in darkness is nails! 3 star classic
with Cat Dick
Totally awesome day out. No need for rock shoes or trad gear. 50m rope adequate. When you exit the hole in the ridge turn left and walk much further than you think (close to 1km). Don't be tempted to join the ridge too early or you'll just find choss. Make sure you finish in daylight as getting off the Bernia in darkness is nails! 3 star classic
with Cat Dick
Mark Eddy 17 Feb, 2016 Lead Working with 3 clients: Jane; Pam; and Dave. Great day out in perfect conditions. 5 hours 40 mins car to car
with Kim Jackson
Working with 3 clients: Jane; Pam; and Dave. Great day out in perfect conditions. 5 hours 40 mins car to car
with Kim Jackson
acodina 14 Feb, 2016 AltLd
with lindsay turner, Paul stoker, luis Alberto Sanchez Perales
with lindsay turner, Paul stoker, luis Alberto Sanchez Perales
Jonathan Richardson 8 Feb, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 8 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S
Ken Taylor 3 Feb, 2016 2nd O/S Excellent outing - took us 5hr 20mins car to car
with Chris Michalak
Excellent outing - took us 5hr 20mins car to car
with Chris Michalak
cpforbes 28 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S Circa 7 hrs car to car including an accidental detour. Perfect weather.
with Liz Mittell
Circa 7 hrs car to car including an accidental detour. Perfect weather.
with Liz Mittell
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) 25 Jan, 2016 Solo dnf Mooched towards the East peak from the ´nice col´wondering where I was until Traverse of the Sods made itself obvious. Returned to nice col, then skipped via the tunnel round the S side and up laborious scree to the other easy col. Up to the W peak and back. Call it a recce...
Mooched towards the East peak from the ´nice col´wondering where I was until Traverse of the Sods made itself obvious. Returned to nice col, then skipped via the tunnel round the S side and up laborious scree to the other easy col. Up to the W peak and back. Call it a recce...
Hidden 17 Jan, 2016 -
Hidden 2 Jan, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 2 Jan, 2016 AltLd
JMarkW 2 Jan, 2016 AltLd Awesome day out but not really a rest day....
Awesome day out but not really a rest day....
Hidden 2 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S
HansStuttgart ?Jan, 2016 - good day
good day
Hidden 31 Dec, 2015 AltLd O/S
SteveM 30 Dec, 2015 Lead And Cath. 7h5m car to car, I got the crux pitch which is the only real climbing on the ridge. No need for trad gear E to W.
with MikeLeeds, Dave Clarke
And Cath. 7h5m car to car, I got the crux pitch which is the only real climbing on the ridge. No need for trad gear E to W.
with MikeLeeds, Dave Clarke
CathS 30 Dec, 2015 - Took us 7 hours car to car. All pretty straightforward.
with SteveM, MikeLeeds, Dave Clark
Took us 7 hours car to car. All pretty straightforward.
with SteveM, MikeLeeds, Dave Clark
MikeLeeds 30 Dec, 2015 -
with SteveM, CathS, Dave Clark
with SteveM, CathS, Dave Clark
Hidden 30 Dec, 2015 -
Hidden 24 Dec, 2015 -
Mark Eddy 21 Dec, 2015 - Guiding some lovely people over this ridge. Beautiful weather all the way. 6 hours car to car with 6 of us
Guiding some lovely people over this ridge. Beautiful weather all the way. 6 hours car to car with 6 of us
Steve Clegg 17 Dec, 2015 - 7.5 hours car to bar
with Zoe, David, Cathy
7.5 hours car to bar
with Zoe, David, Cathy
Kinge 16 Dec, 2015 Lead Roped group of 10 together for ridiculous day on the hill. Had to bail below the climb due to time. Absolutely ace day out!
with Amber Wright, Sam Metcalfe, Ho Yin Chung, Joe Pritchett, ftocher, MichaelJohn, Alister Robson, Cal
Roped group of 10 together for ridiculous day on the hill. Had to bail below the climb due to time. Absolutely ace day out!
with Amber Wright, Sam Metcalfe, Ho Yin Chung, Joe Pritchett, ftocher, MichaelJohn, Alister Robson, Cal
Hidden 16 Dec, 2015 Solo
ftocher 16 Dec, 2015 2nd O/S
with Kinge
with Kinge
pearson9596 13 Dec, 2015 Lead
with Kat G-B, onlyfoddington
with Kat G-B, onlyfoddington
KittyKat 13 Dec, 2015 - Went through the tunnel so didnt find start. Amazing scramble and views
with Dave Brock, Michael Pearson
Went through the tunnel so didnt find start. Amazing scramble and views
with Dave Brock, Michael Pearson
onlyfoddington 13 Dec, 2015 2nd O/S Mostly soloed (in approach shoes) apart from the 4+ section. After misinterpreting the tunnel part of the approach, and a false start, we managed a fairly spicy scramble on to the ridge. Wonderful views.
Mostly soloed (in approach shoes) apart from the 4+ section. After misinterpreting the tunnel part of the approach, and a false start, we managed a fairly spicy scramble on to the ridge. Wonderful views.
Hidden ?Dec, 2015 -
Hidden 22 Nov, 2015 Lead O/S
Heather Olley 22 Nov, 2015 2nd
climbingxcat 19 Nov, 2015 Lead
with Si and Di, Brian
with Si and Di, Brian
dmorgan27 17 Nov, 2015 Lead A lovely scramble. did the ridge in reverse (W to E) as we have done E to W many years ago. Only needed two abseils near the fins, one short abseil is easy to miss. Most of the good scrambling is towards the Eastern end.
with Terryl
A lovely scramble. did the ridge in reverse (W to E) as we have done E to W many years ago. Only needed two abseils near the fins, one short abseil is easy to miss. Most of the good scrambling is towards the Eastern end.
with Terryl
tiga271 6 Nov, 2015 AltLd Led pitch
with Dave
Led pitch
with Dave
bencole 5 Nov, 2015 Lead
Hidden 5 Nov, 2015 2nd
tobyk 28 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
with Emma Knights
with Emma Knights
G-VideoDie 23 Oct, 2015 AltLd
with vix
with vix
iand394 23 Oct, 2015 - Long day but well worth the effort. Spectacular views from almost every point on the ridge and a great combination of various mountaineering techniques.
with Lornypoo, lornypoo, vix, Graham Jones
Long day but well worth the effort. Spectacular views from almost every point on the ridge and a great combination of various mountaineering techniques.
with Lornypoo, lornypoo, vix, Graham Jones
vix 23 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S
powelli 22 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Oct, 2015 2nd
Paul Hy 12 Oct, 2015 -
theplacelives 12 Oct, 2015 -
with Paul Hy
with Paul Hy
Garnham 12 Oct, 2015 -
with Paul Hy
with Paul Hy
Hidden 3 May, 2015 Solo
dicky79 22 Apr, 2015 -
with Pete
with Pete
harveymarsden 18 Apr, 2015 TR
CreepingExcellence. 12 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S
Stanners 11 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S
with the Orange house legends, CreepingExcellence.
with the Orange house legends, CreepingExcellence.
Tom.Priestley 27 Mar, 2015 Solo O/S Kept to the ridgeline as much as possible. Climbed along the crest at about british 4c instead of the polished bolt ladder.
Kept to the ridgeline as much as possible. Climbed along the crest at about british 4c instead of the polished bolt ladder.
Hidden 20 Mar, 2015 AltLd
ianc4000 20 Mar, 2015 Solo last day of holiday in spain. expected rain but woke at 630am to good day so we went for it. got back in the dark. fabulous day.easy scrambling but very enjoyable.
with aine o reilly, marie mc carty, liam mc carty
last day of holiday in spain. expected rain but woke at 630am to good day so we went for it. got back in the dark. fabulous day.easy scrambling but very enjoyable.
with aine o reilly, marie mc carty, liam mc carty
Hidden 18 Mar, 2015 AltLd dnf
Hidden 6 Mar, 2015 AltLd
Steve Woollard 6 Mar, 2015 Lead Most of it grade 1-2 with just a couple of short harder bits
with Andy Aiano
Most of it grade 1-2 with just a couple of short harder bits
with Andy Aiano
steveprice.exmouth ?Mar, 2015 AltLd
Lawrie Brand 27 Jan, 2015 Solo O/S
with Sarah Laing
with Sarah Laing
Hidden 27 Jan, 2015 -
will_benfold 14 Jan, 2015 Lead O/S Pleasant day out! Didn't require trad gear or rock shoes - did the 4+ bit in approach shoes.
with Sally F
Pleasant day out! Didn't require trad gear or rock shoes - did the 4+ bit in approach shoes.
with Sally F
Hidden 29 Dec, 2014 Lead
bryan p 21 Dec, 2014 -
with James
with James
jvarmstrong 25 Nov, 2014 - andy, steve & alice
with Chris
andy, steve & alice
with Chris
Chris Manasseh 25 Nov, 2014 - Led the 4+ climbing pitch. With John Armstrong, Alice Mason, Andy Conneely and Ste Spencer
Led the 4+ climbing pitch. With John Armstrong, Alice Mason, Andy Conneely and Ste Spencer
spadge 14 Nov, 2014 -
BeckyS 8 Nov, 2014 - Trad gear not necessary. 4+ pitch a bit tricky in the rain but still a lovely long mountain day out.
Trad gear not necessary. 4+ pitch a bit tricky in the rain but still a lovely long mountain day out.
zadurrani 8 Nov, 2014 Sent O/S A big mountain day lasting 9.5hours in low visibility, lead the technical climb in rain. Carried trad gear for no use. a 50m rope & 10 quick draws would have been sufficient.
A big mountain day lasting 9.5hours in low visibility, lead the technical climb in rain. Carried trad gear for no use. a 50m rope & 10 quick draws would have been sufficient.
BarrySW19 8 Nov, 2014 AltLd dnf Slow going in wet conditions. Decided to bail off via just before the fins. Would like to come back in better weather and do the whole thing. Guidebook suggests 5-10 hours but most will take 10 I think.
Slow going in wet conditions. Decided to bail off via just before the fins. Would like to come back in better weather and do the whole thing. Guidebook suggests 5-10 hours but most will take 10 I think.
alibyrnie 7 Nov, 2014 -
with Zaheer Durrani
with Zaheer Durrani
ChrisH.19 7 Nov, 2014 -
Hidden 3 Nov, 2014 Solo
Celia Watson 3 Nov, 2014 Solo
David Stevens 26 Oct, 2014 Lead
Plungeman 26 Oct, 2014 2nd O/S Dave led the two roped pitches. 5 hours car to car. Got stuck for about an hour and a half behind two guided groups of 5 spaniards each with a full 65 litre rucksack, doing all kinds of fish impressions on the f4+ section...
Dave led the two roped pitches. 5 hours car to car. Got stuck for about an hour and a half behind two guided groups of 5 spaniards each with a full 65 litre rucksack, doing all kinds of fish impressions on the f4+ section...
radioshed 26 Oct, 2014 2nd O/S
tiga271 18 Oct, 2014 -
with Dave
with Dave
cdpuk 6 Oct, 2014 AltLd O/S 7.5h car to car. One of the best days out ever. Rockfax has you taking more gear than necessary. Trad gear not required. We carried double 60m ropes but only used one. We had a moment of stunning efficiency during the 4+ section, rarely seen in SAKMC, with all 7 of us chained on to the rope to get up the pitch. Clear skies except for when we reached the summit :(
with John, froglette, Jamie Skinner, Nick Tammik, JHammond, andyevans
7.5h car to car. One of the best days out ever. Rockfax has you taking more gear than necessary. Trad gear not required. We carried double 60m ropes but only used one. We had a moment of stunning efficiency during the 4+ section, rarely seen in SAKMC, with all 7 of us chained on to the rope to get up the pitch. Clear skies except for when we reached the summit :(
with John, froglette, Jamie Skinner, Nick Tammik, JHammond, andyevans
andyevans 6 Oct, 2014 AltLd O/S 7.5 hours with 7 of us. Great views and route, unfortunately the peak was in cloud when we arrived, otherwise brilliant romp.
with cdpuk
7.5 hours with 7 of us. Great views and route, unfortunately the peak was in cloud when we arrived, otherwise brilliant romp.
with cdpuk
Hidden 6 Oct, 2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 6 Oct, 2014 -
froglette 6 Oct, 2014 -
with Jamie Skinner, John Hammond, Nick Tammick, Andrew Evans, cdpuk, John Proudfoot
with Jamie Skinner, John Hammond, Nick Tammick, Andrew Evans, cdpuk, John Proudfoot
davidreeves ?May, 2014 Lead O/S 8.5 hours with sub-club
8.5 hours with sub-club
davidreeves ?May, 2014 -
Hidden 24 Apr, 2014 -
PilarMartinez 24 Apr, 2014 Solo O/S Good long walk, nothing hard or technical apart from one pictch grade 4 fully bolted and very polish at the start of it. A couple of abseils but one rope of 50 is enough. Very enjoyable
with StweRat Walker
Good long walk, nothing hard or technical apart from one pictch grade 4 fully bolted and very polish at the start of it. A couple of abseils but one rope of 50 is enough. Very enjoyable
with StweRat Walker
Jack93 23 Apr, 2014 - Had a bit of a drama due to some snappy holds on some down climbing....
with Amy Mason, Bring_us_Oneil, Tom Bullock, spidermonkey09
Had a bit of a drama due to some snappy holds on some down climbing....
with Amy Mason, Bring_us_Oneil, Tom Bullock, spidermonkey09
spidermonkey09 23 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Bring_us_Oneil, Jack93, Amy Rose Mason, bullock15
with Bring_us_Oneil, Jack93, Amy Rose Mason, bullock15
Hidden 23 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 5 Apr, 2014 AltLd
lottiec 5 Apr, 2014 - Absolutely fantastic day out, 7.5 hours with 4 of us and 1 rope.
with Andrew Porter, Marion, Michael Porter
Absolutely fantastic day out, 7.5 hours with 4 of us and 1 rope.
with Andrew Porter, Marion, Michael Porter
Hidden 5 Apr, 2014 -
Matt_C9716 1 Apr, 2014 -
bigrob 1 Apr, 2014 Lead
with em whitehouse
with em whitehouse
99bolivar 21 Mar, 2014 -
Hidden 20 Mar, 2014 -
Hidden 25 Feb, 2014 -
benscarter 25 Feb, 2014 AltLd
with jwpil
with jwpil
pdamann 19 Feb, 2014 - Great day out, with lovely weather.
with Ed Russell
Great day out, with lovely weather.
with Ed Russell
Hidden 19 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
mountaindavet 25 Jan, 2014 Solo 3 hours 36 minutes from car to car including the far summit where you start. It will go in under 3 hours and i am interested in what Spanish local has the fastest time?
3 hours 36 minutes from car to car including the far summit where you start. It will go in under 3 hours and i am interested in what Spanish local has the fastest time?
GPN 31 Dec, 2013 - Great day out (new years eve). Just under 5hrs car to car.
with net
Great day out (new years eve). Just under 5hrs car to car.
with net
net 31 Dec, 2013 - Marvellous finish to 2013. In no danger of being being benighted!
with GPN
Marvellous finish to 2013. In no danger of being being benighted!
with GPN
Jonny M 30 Dec, 2013 Lead O/S
with The Pix
with The Pix
Hidden 30 Dec, 2013 2nd O/S
mrteale 22 Dec, 2013 - Great day out, ignore the UKC description... you definitely don't need to be climbing anywhere near 6b to enjoy this. Short rope and some quickdraws needed for the 4+ section though. great views.
Great day out, ignore the UKC description... you definitely don't need to be climbing anywhere near 6b to enjoy this. Short rope and some quickdraws needed for the 4+ section though. great views.
alooker 22 Dec, 2013 - Great day out to give the arms a rest. 6b comment in the description is bizarre, no way. Abseils are mostly avoidable, longest would be fine on a 50. 4+ crux has more bolts than Frankenstein
with mrteale
Great day out to give the arms a rest. 6b comment in the description is bizarre, no way. Abseils are mostly avoidable, longest would be fine on a 50. 4+ crux has more bolts than Frankenstein
with mrteale
thehugehead 4 Dec, 2013 Lead
with Twigger
with Twigger
islandlynx ?Dec, 2013 - went from east to west. the first bit is by far the best so savour it. once you have done the 4+ pitch its pretty much walking and easy scrambling from then on. 7.5 hours car to car
with AmyAmy
went from east to west. the first bit is by far the best so savour it. once you have done the 4+ pitch its pretty much walking and easy scrambling from then on. 7.5 hours car to car
with AmyAmy
AmyAmy ?Dec, 2013 -
Hidden 15 Nov, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden ?Nov, 2013 Lead
Gwin 30 Oct, 2013 -
with Thomas Hansford
with Thomas Hansford
Hidden 25 Oct, 2013 -
blue-icefox 25 Oct, 2013 2nd dnf Were a group of 6. I bailed at the fins with 2 others as not being fast enough and suffering from the heat.
with Nicky, 2010_graham
Were a group of 6. I bailed at the fins with 2 others as not being fast enough and suffering from the heat.
with Nicky, 2010_graham
2010_graham 25 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
jacobfinn 24 Oct, 2013 - Included the east peak. Top day out. One 20m abseil and short 4+ climb. Lots and lots of scrambling!
Included the east peak. Top day out. One 20m abseil and short 4+ climb. Lots and lots of scrambling!
Tarquin 18 Oct, 2013 -
with Louvet
with Louvet
Louvet 18 Oct, 2013 -
with Tarquin
with Tarquin
ChrisH.19 14 Oct, 2013 TR Joined the ridge just before the fins and completed second part of ridge including technical pitch.
Joined the ridge just before the fins and completed second part of ridge including technical pitch.
bobstones 9 Oct, 2013 Solo
with chancer
with chancer
Ian MK 9 Oct, 2013 2nd
with hotfeet
with hotfeet
chancer 9 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S Truly stunning day out.
with Bob Stones
Truly stunning day out.
with Bob Stones
hotfeet 9 Oct, 2013 Lead
Hidden 9 Oct, 2013 2nd O/S
GOS 20 May, 2013 Lead O/S ca 8.5 hours for circuit; managed to lead fins clean (in walking boots)
with John Higgs, Majella Diskin
ca 8.5 hours for circuit; managed to lead fins clean (in walking boots)
with John Higgs, Majella Diskin
DrJon 10 May, 2013 - Great, long day out on a great, long ridge.
with Henry, John
Great, long day out on a great, long ridge.
with Henry, John
Malpractise 8 May, 2013 Lead
Christian_S85 8 May, 2013 2nd rpt With Mal Thomas and the Crouching Tigers
With Mal Thomas and the Crouching Tigers
Hidden 6 Apr, 2013 2nd dnf
amyrosemason 6 Apr, 2013 2nd dnf Started the day out on Bernia ridge early but did not proceed as quickly as anticipated. Bailed off just before the fins in view of deteriorating weather and limited daylight.
Started the day out on Bernia ridge early but did not proceed as quickly as anticipated. Bailed off just before the fins in view of deteriorating weather and limited daylight.
Hidden 6 Apr, 2013 AltLd dnf
alcrosby 6 Apr, 2013 2nd dnf Bailed at the fins
with Amy Mason, Neil Howett, Laura Millard, NJO, BeckC
Bailed at the fins
with Amy Mason, Neil Howett, Laura Millard, NJO, BeckC
Theeni 2 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S Brilliant route, plenty of walking. 8 hours car to car. Led the crux bolted pitch (10 bolts for about 10m of climbing) and soloed everything else.
Brilliant route, plenty of walking. 8 hours car to car. Led the crux bolted pitch (10 bolts for about 10m of climbing) and soloed everything else.
LittleJoRocks 2 Apr, 2013 2nd
with Theeni
with Theeni
Dave Mountford 27 Mar, 2013 Lead
with alex thackaway
with alex thackaway
Alex 74 27 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
with Dave m
with Dave m
Hidden ?Mar, 2013 -
Binder 8 Jan, 2013 Lead Brilliant, even if we did start at the end and do half of it in the wrong direction! The better half (1st half) is not possible in the wrong direction so we walked round and through the hole in the ridge!
with Dave J
Brilliant, even if we did start at the end and do half of it in the wrong direction! The better half (1st half) is not possible in the wrong direction so we walked round and through the hole in the ridge!
with Dave J
alpinebutterfly 5 Jan, 2013 -
with S Guest, K Ayres, M Eddy
with S Guest, K Ayres, M Eddy
Mark Eddy 4 Jan, 2013 2nd
BelleVedere 4 Jan, 2013 Lead The ridge was heavenly - the way down holey as we took the "Via Gorso"
The ridge was heavenly - the way down holey as we took the "Via Gorso"
Hidden 4 Jan, 2013 2nd
Hidden 4 Jan, 2013 Lead O/S
Peter Metcalfe 4 Jan, 2013 -
theo.mooney ??, 2013 -
Hidden 14 Dec, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Dec, 2012 -
Hidden 23 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
georgenvk 15 May, 2012 Lead O/S
judith neaves 29 Mar, 2012 -
Shaw Brown 29 Mar, 2012 - Included east peak, a great day out. Be prepared for tired feet if you include the west peak too.
Included east peak, a great day out. Be prepared for tired feet if you include the west peak too.
JohnHutch 14 Mar, 2012 Lead
Luke Dawson 22 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Poppy Henson, Mike Adams, Ed Mabon, James Mabon, Chas, PeterDawson
with Poppy Henson, Mike Adams, Ed Mabon, James Mabon, Chas, PeterDawson
Mark Eddy ??, 2012 -
Hidden 8 Nov, 2011 -
joscott ?Sep, 2011 2nd
with Sun and Rock
with Sun and Rock
Martin Bennett 12 Dec, 2010 -
with Ali
with Ali
Hidden 11 Nov, 2010 Solo
Hidden 11 Nov, 2010 Solo
Hidden 29 Oct, 2010 Lead
Shelley_Watson 29 Oct, 2010 2nd
Celia Watson 29 Oct, 2010 2nd
crowberry gully 11 Nov, 2005 Solo What a great ridge, it goes on and on and on, with firm sections with grippy rock, loose sections, an exciting abseil and well protected crux. Some rock climbing ability needed even if it is graded 3S
with Ross McGibbon
What a great ridge, it goes on and on and on, with firm sections with grippy rock, loose sections, an exciting abseil and well protected crux. Some rock climbing ability needed even if it is graded 3S
with Ross McGibbon
Hidden ??, 2004 -
lithos ?Mar, 2003 - Jules, 10 days after the first go !
Jules, 10 days after the first go !
lithos ?Feb, 2003 - brilliant fun s- so good did it again the next week !
with Lemming, Pete Evans, Simon Caldwell
brilliant fun s- so good did it again the next week !
with Lemming, Pete Evans, Simon Caldwell
Simon Caldwell ?Feb, 2003 -
with Peter, lithos, Lemming
with Peter, lithos, Lemming
abbeywall ?Oct, 1999 -
with K
with K
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