Calpe > Bernia >
Bernia Ridge*** 3S

Adjacent Climbs
<< None
The Immaculate Arete >>
[Fantastic day scrambling on 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: Fantastic day scrambling on the Bernia ridge © The Pylon King
View all 17 photos or Submit a new photo of this climb.

This climb is in 57 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

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

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

The Pix - 2nd O/S - 30/Dec/13 with Jon Moulding

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

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

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

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

Total votes cast 26
hard 3S9 of 11
3S1 of 11
easy 3S1 of 11
hard 30 of 11
30 of 11
easy 30 of 11
3 Stars13 of 15
2 Stars2 of 15
1 Star0 of 15
0 Stars0 of 15
Bag of .....0 of 15
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent

Soloed5 of 57 (8.8%)
Lead14 of 57 (24.6%)
Followed8 of 57 (14.0%)
Toproped1 of 57 (1.8%)
Alt Leads2 of 57 (3.5%)
Unknown27 of 57 (47.4%)

'Climbed'44 of 57 (77.2%)
clean O/S8 of 57 (14.0%)
clean rpt1 of 57 (1.8%)
dnf4 of 57 (7.0%)