Bosigran Ridge a.k.a. Commando Ridge
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The ridge in profile (photo by Phil Ashton)
Great fun, whatever grade you climb at.
Pitch 1 is only accessible when the sea is reasonably calm and the tide not too high. P1 is the hardest and the only pitch that needs detailed description: Climb up on to a shelf on the north-east (usually dark) side of the ridge then head left, stepping across into a black groove / chimney. Up this to a belay on the ridge (80').
From here on follow your nose, with most fun if the crest of the ridge is closely followed. After arriving back where you left your gear, either walk off or do another optional pitch, climbing a short step in the ridge above(5.7).
From the main approach path cross over left (looking out) on muddy ground towards the obvious pinnacled ridge. Cross this at a gap, dump gear here, then scramble down on the west side to sea level (one short abseil, if required).
Move left (looking in) to a ledge at the base of the ridge.
Lots of slings and a small selection of nuts and cams.
|Photos of Bosigran Ridge a.k.a. Commando Ridge Slideshow
The start of the climb, at sea-level, with Bosigra...
Looking down the first pitch (photo by Phil Ashton...
Andy Royle tells us about the one that got away (p...
Rob Davies on the optional final pitch to the ridg...
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