4000m. This is a full traverse of the Segaria ridge. Reminiscent of the Cullin Ridge on Skye - but not as long.

The route has 3 main parts

Part 1. Climbs from the toe of the main ridge, past the summit cross to the end of the rock at the marked boulder where the brush starts. It has 14 pitches (mainly scrambling but with the early pitches being F2 and F3) and one 20m abseil (bolts in place).

Part 2. A difficult walk across brush and limestone pavings to the broad col that meets the footpath up from Segaria Naturelle Parc.

Part 3. Climbs up from the broad col to the main summit of Segaria then descends towards the transmitters at Mirador with a short abseil (down a short gully/chimney on the right just before the big obvious drop) to the notch before the attractive next summit. Over this peak to the final smaller summit and then descend steeply to the path that goes to the transmitters .

Mark Eddy 16/Jan Lead
with Ann Leese, Kate, Kim Jackson
Andypeak 12/Nov/17 -
gaz3212 12/Nov/17 -
Xelif 01/Nov/17 Solo
with Billy
willdcc 01/Nov/17 Solo

5.5 hours car to car. we just did the first abseil and down-climbed the others which saved some time. we did not feel the need to rope up for the climbing pitches, however move with care as there are lots of possible lines and loose blocks may be present. there is a nice line to climb just to the left of the fixed rope which seemed safer (follow threads and then keep left). the long middle section is not much fun but apart from that it is a great way to get some exercise.

with Felix
Mark Eddy 14/Dec/16 -

Parts 2 & 3 this time, as a team of 7: Kate, Kim, Edd, Edd, Vicky, Jenny

with Kim Jackson, Edd Hewett, Kate
Hidden 14/Dec/16 -
my 02/Nov/16 -
rachelpearce01 02/Nov/16 2nd O/S
Mark Eddy 02/Nov/16 -

A complete traverse from East to West. 8 hours car to car as a team of 3. Blazing sun all day gave us a bit of bother and mild dehydration. A very satisfying day out and absolutely knackered afterwards!

with Matt Young, Rachel Pearce
Mark Eddy 21/Jan/16 -

A return visit to finish off the first section (eastern) ridge as far as the broad col. Managed it this time. The initial path is vague, then there's lots of scrub and prickly scrambling to reach the traverse onto the ridge. We roped up here. Old peg at start of the traverse and a bolted belay at the notch. Follow ridge from here. Abseil into notch (bolts) is no more than 20m. At another significant notch (good tat in place Jan 2016) is where the '4' pitch is. Don't go right as per Rockfax description, the route traverses left along ledges for about 8m to reach a break and ramp leading back right, follow this to reach the fixed rope (2016) - which isn't needed - and belay above. More straightforward scrambling remains to reach the summit cross. Beyond here lies an excellent and very exposed narrow ridge. Once over this the terrain levels out and the ridge becomes very broad. Occasional green dots mark the way to the col. 6 hours 45 mins car to car as a roped team of 3

with Ann Leese, Kim Jackson
Mark Eddy 28/Dec/15 Solo

Part 3 only today as short on time. Some brilliant scrambling that's very narrow in places. First abseil just before the huge notch is down climbable (threads looking tired - Dec 15). Climbing out of the notch is easier than it first looks and very pleasant. Final abseil to the path near tv masts is around 22m and lands you at a north facing sport crag. The down climb to reach the anchors is quite a squeeze with a rucksack on! 4.5 hours car to car

MoWalker3 06/Oct/15 AltLd dnf

33 degrees C and mild heat stroke led to aborting after the main east peak. Start by going right of the ruin! Follow the gully until the traverse is reached, the fixed rope still ok'ish at present.

with Higgy, CraigC
georgenvk 09/Mar/15 Lead O/S
atom 09/Mar/15 2nd O/S

An amazing days adventure. Interesting little traverse at the start. Bomber Jug broke off above the chains on the first scramble up George took a tumble onto Rebecca and then me. Test those holds before you pull on. Don't try to take cams in your hand luggage though security at Manchester Airport as they don't put them back in your bag :( Could have really done with those on the second climb but George used his ingenious Czech knot technique. The ridge was absolutely stunning. There is a summit book to sign at the concrete trig point inside the small metal box. First abseil was good but the last two required a longer rope than stated in the Rockfax guide. We had to leave a sling in situ to reach the ground and then use the top chains of a route to do the same at the end. Watch you don't go abseiling into a cactus like George too haha. Cool walk back skirting the base of the ridge along a disused water channel

Becks87 09/Mar/15 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/15 AltLd
Hidden ?/Dec/14 2nd
Mark Eddy ?/Dec/14 Lead

Bailed out at the fixed rope due to lateness. Completing the whole ridge traverse in the 6 hours guide time would be quite impressive for an on-sight. Route-finding makes for slow progress. For the section we did I would not give this 3 stars, it's not as continuous as the Bernia ridge for example. However, what it does give is more adventure due to less footfall

with Kate
Swotson 28/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Great views and no one else seen all day. By the time we reached the final narrow ridge it was blowing a gale and we were tired, which all added to the experience. A fantastic day on a beautifully aesthetic ridge

with Ian Athroll
GOS 19/May/13 Solo dnf

stopped at 2nd notch by fixed rope and abseiled off due to lateness

with Eamonn O'Connor, John Higgs, Majella Diskin
Hidden 28/Oct/12 -
lithos 17/Apr/12 -

bit of route finding issue at start (follow the picture not the description to find the start, its way around facing the sea under the sports climbs)/ No idea where it goes at the start, vague up and left, as we went up too far and had some fun getting onto ridge. Agree scramble out of first notch and climb out of 2nd (traverse right then up slabs). We were an hoiur cross to proper summit with book, and 3 hours from there to TV masts Not sure about the last abseil, we had lost the description by then ! Couldnt find any decent threads at the end of the ridge on Rh side only a wire thread going down left of 45m or so.

with Pete Bradshaw, julie
Hidden 10/Mar/12 Lead
brianrunner 02/Mar/11 AltLd

This is a fine adventure with some climbing and lots of scrambling. Some tiring 'easier' sections though jumping between fins of karst limestone and spikey bushes. It makes for slow progress. Revisions to mini guide: 1. Approach- a yellow/white paint waymarked trail leads rightwards from the parking area up to the foot of the rock buttress and the perched block. 2. We noted that there is a way off back to the start dropping north on the same yellow/white paint waymarked trail at the broad saddle under where it says 'Long, broad section of the ridge' in the rockfax ridge photo. 3.After the 1st abseil in the text 'to the notch below' then it should read 'From notch climb straight up the slabby ridge 3+ . Continue along ridge to smaller notch.' Then follow the text 'Climb rightwards out of notch (4) to a fixed rope...'

with martina
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