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The Mermaid's Ridge*** HS 4b, 4c

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[The Mermaid's Ridge (HS 4b 4c) second pitch, 2 kb]30m, 2 pitches. A Kinder classic; a fine climb, varied and interesting. 1) 4b, 12m. Climb the bubbly ridge over a bulge (thread) to a stance on a good ledge. 2) 4c, 18m. Start around on the left of the ledge and traverse right delicately to the ridge, then move right into a groove and climb this to the top. © ROCKFAX
FA. Siegfried Herford 1910

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Peak Rock/2/ The Search For Difficulty Begins., Northern (Yorkshire !?) Climbs for a Southerner.

Photo: The Mermaid's Ridge (HS 4b 4c) second pitch © Carmen Elphick
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This climb is in 25 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

Lead 2nd pitch but backed off the slimy chimney.
bendevonport - AltLd dnf - 22/Sep/13

jshields - AltLd - 22/Sep/13 with Jeff Ingman, Dave Sargent

davewsargent - Sep/13 with jeff ingman, jon shields

TonyF - Lead O/S - Sep/13

What a great first pitch! Excellent way to finish the day.
Becky E - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with John Maxfield PCC

john max - AltLd - 07/Jul/13 with Becky E

Frank the Husky - 2013

Classic route, contour off early from path...
sputnik - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Mrs Z

Chris Hind - AltLd - 10/Aug/12 with Bry

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/May/11

LakesWinter - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/10 with Mark

How good is this!!! what a way to end the day
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 22/May/10

alexrankine30 - AltLd - 25/Jun/09 with Mark

Led P2, well worth the walk in
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/09

I led both pitches. A brilliant route throughout, either pitch would be worth 3 stars in its own right. The line in the Rockfax topo is wrong, after the traverse right on the top pitch, stay on the buttress until you get to the V-groove (topo shows it going right before then).
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Carmen

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Sep/07

five - AltLd O/S - May/05

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 2001

Rog Wilko - AltLd - Jul/96 with Alan Nuttall

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 29/Jul/95 with Malc Baxter and friends

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/94

Roget - Solo O/S - 03/Aug/91 with chris jones, JT

Iain Thow - Lead - 26/May/88 with Bob Lister

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, yorkshiresherpa, peachos, teamrob, Hidden, Andrew Bangs, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, glennofsheff, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, stemill, Dan Lane, El Rabano, Ropeboy, DerwentDiluted, gazbonutter

Total votes cast 46
hard VS0 of 16
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easy VS1 of 16
hard HS6 of 16
HS6 of 16
easy HS3 of 16
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easy S0 of 16
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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 25 (16.0%)
Lead7 of 25 (28.0%)
Followed1 of 25 (4.0%)
Alt Leads11 of 25 (44.0%)
Unknown2 of 25 (8.0%)

'Climbed'9 of 25 (36.0%)
clean O/S15 of 25 (60.0%)
dnf1 of 25 (4.0%)