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Bernia Ridge*** 3S

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[Topping out on the fins of the Bernia Ridge, 3 kb]1126m. 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.

Photo: Topping out on the fins of the Bernia Ridge © Malpractise
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This climb is in 67 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Hidden - 24/Apr/14

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
PilarMartinez - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/14 with StweRat Walker

spidermonkey09 - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/14 with Neil Howett, Jack Knight, Amy Rose Mason, Tom Bullock

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/14

Had a bit of a drama due to some snappy holds on some down climbing....
Jack93 - 23/Apr/14 with Amy Mason, Neil Howett, Tom Bullock, Jim Hulbert

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Apr/14

Absolutely fantastic day out, 7.5 hours with 4 of us and 1 rope.
lottiec - 05/Apr/14 with Andrew Porter, Marion, Mikey P

Hidden - 05/Apr/14

Matt_C9716 - 01/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/14

99bolivar - 21/Mar/14

did it as a five, great day. 7 hours car to car.
LukeP LCC - 20/Mar/14

jwpil - 25/Feb/14 with Ben

Great day out, with lovely weather.
pdamann - 19/Feb/14 with Ed Russell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/14

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?
mountaindavet - Solo - 25/Jan/14

Great day out (new years eve). Just under 5hrs car to car.
GPN - 31/Dec/13 with Annette

Marvellous finish to 2013. In no danger of being being benighted!
net - 31/Dec/13 with George

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/13 with Karen Chalmers

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Dec/13

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.
mrteale - 22/Dec/13

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
alooker - 22/Dec/13 with Ed

Hidden - Lead - 04/Dec/13

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
islandlynx - Dec/13 with Amy

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Nov/13

Hidden - 30/Oct/13

climb.jlr - 25/Oct/13

Were a group of 6. I bailed at the fins with 2 others as not being fast enough and suffering from the heat.
blue-icefox - 2nd dnf - 25/Oct/13 with Nicky, Graham

2010_graham - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/13

Included the east peak. Top day out. One 20m abseil and short 4+ climb. Lots and lots of scrambling!
jacobfinn - 24/Oct/13

Tarquin - 18/Oct/13 with Louise

Louvet - 18/Oct/13 with Tarquin

Joined the ridge just before the fins and completed second part of ridge including technical pitch.
ChrisB.19 - TR - 14/Oct/13 with Allan FW

Truly stunning day out.
chancer - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/13 with Bob Stones

hotfeet - Lead - 09/Oct/13 with Ian Routledge, Mac

bobstones - Solo - 09/Oct/13 with Alex Pond

Ian MK - 2nd - 09/Oct/13 with Alan

ca 8.5 hours for circuit; managed to lead fins clean (in walking boots)
GOS - Lead O/S - 20/May/13 with John Higgs, Majella Diskin

Great, long day out on a great, long ridge.
DrJon - 10/May/13 with Henry, John

With Mal Thomas and the Crouching Tigers
Christian_S85 - 2nd rpt - 08/May/13

Malpractise - Lead - 08/May/13 with Christian Storey

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 06/Apr/13

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.
amyrosemason - 2nd dnf - 06/Apr/13

Bailed at the fins
alcrosby - 2nd dnf - 06/Apr/13 with Amy Mason, Neil Howett, Laura Millard, Nick Owens, Becky Crosby

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 06/Apr/13

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.
Theeni - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/13 with Jo Prichard

alex thackway - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/13 with Dave m

Dave Mountford - Lead - 27/Mar/13 with alex thackaway

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!
Binder - Lead - 08/Jan/13 with Dave J

alpinebutterfly - 05/Jan/13 with S Guest, K Ayres, M Eddy

The ridge was heavenly - the way down holey as we took the "Via Gorso"
BelleVedere - Lead - 04/Jan/13 with Claire Roff, Kate Ayres, Mark Eddy

Peter Metcalfe - 04/Jan/13 with Cath Sullivan

theo.mooney - 2013

Hidden - 14/Dec/12

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 15/May/12 with martina

Hidden - 29/Mar/12

Included east peak, a great day out. Be prepared for tired feet if you include the west peak too.
Shaw Brown - 29/Mar/12

JohnHutch - Lead - 14/Mar/12

A Mountain Journey - 2012

joscott - 2nd - Sep/11 with Sun and Rock

A superb day out. Pitched the bolted section.
Mike_Watson_99 - Solo - 11/Nov/10 with Fiona

Hidden - Lead - 29/Oct/10

Shelley_Watson - 2nd - 29/Oct/10 with Stuart Watson

Celia Watson - 2nd - 29/Oct/10 with stuart watson

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
crowberry gully - Solo - 11/Nov/05 with Ross McGibbon

Jules, 10 days after the first go !
lithos - Mar/03

brilliant fun s- so good did it again the next week !
lithos - Feb/03 with carmen, Pete Evans, Toreador

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Voting
Total votes cast 29
hard 3S10 of 12
3S1 of 12
easy 3S1 of 12
hard 30 of 12
30 of 12
easy 30 of 12
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Style of ascent

Soloed6 of 67 (9.0%)
Lead18 of 67 (26.9%)
Followed10 of 67 (14.9%)
Toproped1 of 67 (1.5%)
Alt Leads3 of 67 (4.5%)
Unknown29 of 67 (43.3%)

'Climbed'48 of 67 (71.6%)
clean O/S13 of 67 (19.4%)
clean rpt1 of 67 (1.5%)
dnf5 of 67 (7.5%)