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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 30 logbooks, and on 21 wishlists.

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

Hidden - Solo dnf - 18/May/14

Hidden - 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

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

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

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

The Pylon King - 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, JT

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

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Voting
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
3 Stars14 of 17
2 Stars3 of 17
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Style of ascent

Soloed7 of 30 (23.3%)
Lead7 of 30 (23.3%)
Followed1 of 30 (3.3%)
Alt Leads13 of 30 (43.3%)
Unknown2 of 30 (6.7%)

'Climbed'11 of 30 (36.7%)
clean O/S17 of 30 (56.7%)
dnf2 of 30 (6.7%)