The Mermaid's Ridge*** HS 4c
[The Mermaid's Ridge (HS 4b 4c) second pitch, 2 kb]30m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
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 39 logbooks, and on 25 wishlists.

Led both pitches. Bottom pitch is great, traverse is interesting, top of pitch 2 an anticlimax
eduardo - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/15 with Rob Shaw

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jul/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/15

Led second pitch, stunning big route for grit!
Alex Thompson - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/14 with Sam Carey

wnlwy - Lead - 14/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo dnf - 18/May/14

Nipped off to do this whilst on a walk (hayfield to snake inn and back) with James, Nick and Scouse
samt - Solo O/S - 17/May/14

Excellent value for money. So good in fact, that I ended the second pitch mid-way through and let Phil lead the corner.
Duncan I - AltLd - 28/Apr/14 with Phil Wickens

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

MikeDowsett - 2nd - 22/Sep/13 with Tony Fidler

davewsargent - Sep/13 with jeff ingman

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

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Aug/12

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

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

mike_w18 - 2nd - 13/Aug/11

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/10

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

Thought about doing this when we went up last night only to be informed I'd done it ten years ago.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - May/05 with Richard Bower

Urgles - Lead O/S - 2001

Hidden - Solo - 19/Oct/97

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, Jonathan T

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

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Total votes cast 50
hard VS0 of 18
VS0 of 18
easy VS1 of 18
hard HS8 of 18
HS6 of 18
easy HS3 of 18
hard S0 of 18
S0 of 18
easy S0 of 18
hard 5a0 of 15
5a0 of 15
easy 5a0 of 15
hard 4c1 of 15
4c10 of 15
easy 4c4 of 15
hard 4b0 of 15
4b0 of 15
easy 4b0 of 15
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