The Mermaid's Ridge

3 Stars
Technical
 VS 4c

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A Kinder classic - a fine climb, two varied and interesting pitches and of considerable historical interest.<br/>1) 4b, 12m. Climb the bubbly ridge over a bulge (thread) to a stance on a good ledge.<br/>2) 4c, 18m. Start around on the left of the ledge (move the belay?) and traverse right delicately onto the ridge. From here move right into a groove and climb this to the top.
FA. Siegfried Herford 1910

USER COMMENTS

A very good route with lots of jugs and good pro. Makes the walk up worthwhile.
Crammy - 08/Sep/04

Bliss! 2 great pitches & a great position & setting
Iain Thow - 14/Dec/07

HS 4c is about right, the hard bit is short with bomber gear at chest level. Definitely not VS as in the new guide.
The line on the topo in the latest Western Grit is wrong, after moving right the route goes up the ridge before moving into the V-groove (the topo shows it going right immediately and walking up the square chimney).
Simon Caldwell - 01/Jun/09

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