Caval Bernat Ridge*** 3S
[above Port de Pollenca, 2 kb]The enormous rocky spine separating Cala da Sant Vicena and Port d'Pollenca.

Photo: above Port de Pollenca © nineonesix
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This climb is in 25 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Hidden - Solo - 15/Aug/14

Hidden - 10/Jan/14

Got to base of ridge at 4.30am, still dark. Climbed a corner (trickiest bit with no torch) for a few hundred feet then easy scrambling up to ridge. Not sure if I started from the right point but had scrambled along coast from the beach as far as I could easily go. Good fun along the ridge, impressive drop down to the sea. Trashed my trainers which were not the correct for wear. Helpful to follow the cairns down to the path between Porto Pollensa and Cals San Vicenc. 5 hours car to car.
mikedelderfield - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/13

runwildjohn - Solo - 02/May/13

had no description, so just followed the cairns to the 1/2 way coll and done the western part. pretty straightforward until I lost the cairns near the end of the descent and had to do some jungle bashing
auld al - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/13

Did as discribed in the Walking in Mallorca guide. Kept to the crest of the ridge as much as possible and did the tops of all the towers. Great day had Black Vultures (2) and (1) Botted Eagle overhead.
Russell Lovett - Solo O/S - 07/Apr/13 with alone

Very exposed in parts. Did the traverse of the rock tower which was trick in parts.
simonscubadiver - Solo - 20/Oct/12 with Sandra Davidson

Only did the Western half - as described in the Cicerone guide and bottled the rock tower even though we had some gear with us (the 300m drop was too much for my nerves, so took the ledge route). Amazing views, but very slow going with virtually no easy ground. Only the downclimb was technically difficult (grade 2?) the rest was just physical. Ran out of water, was a bit of a epic.
Oujmik - Solo - May/12 with Jyoti

3rd time (April '99 JCB and 05 'YAC). Whole ridge from the end blob overlooking the sea. Bit meandering getting to the start but eventually found the cairns. Once we started it all came back, awkward pull round nose and chossy gully!). Did the tower by the plaque this time as well (easy yellow slab and wall above left of the hole) Didn't rush but car to bar time of about 7 hours was quite good, hot but not desperate (unlike '05!)
lithos - Solo - 05/Apr/11 with Peri, julie

absolutely stunning.
pebbles - 05/Apr/11 with julie, rob

Great day out! Stunning views and exposure.
barney800 - Solo - 06/Oct/10 with Katherine Shaw

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jun/10

Hidden - 26/Mar/10

Followed the route as described in Cicerone - Walking in Mallorca. Roped up and led one short section of ascent on first rock tower.
Blackgoby - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/10 with Tracey

very hot, big thunderstorm just after we finished.
aquazepp - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Martine

TobyA - Solo - 06/Aug/09 with Elina

Really nice. Keep clear of the goats who have an unhealthy interest with anything in your rucksack, edible or un-edible.
prog99 - Solo - 17/Nov/08 with Fiona

Lovely route.
Fiona Reid - Solo - 17/Nov/08 with Mike

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/May/08

bms - Solo - Oct/05

On holiday in the area walked up onto the ridge to see what it was like. Found it a great scramble with rough, grippy rock. Bottled the tower direct and ended up traversing along the south side which was probably no easier, just less exposed. Found the aggressive vegetation more trouble than the rock so tended to stick to rock where possible.
crowberry gully - Solo - Oct/02

Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - Apr/00 with John Byrne

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 11/Sep/93

nickcanute - 1990

Paul Clarke - 1980 with FMC

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