The Bernia Ridge is the spectacular rocky crest that runs from east to west, a short distance south of Calp. It rises to 1126m at the western summit, and has often been described as the Costa Blanca's version of the Skye Ridge. The most impressive section of the ridge has become a beacon for climbers and serious scramblers and provides a fabulous, airy outing. The developed climbing area consists of several sport and trad routes which pick lines out from the good bits of rock along the southern flank of the ridge. The sport routes tend to be in the higher grades and include the classic Magic Flute.


22 winter routes (4c...8b+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Bernia Routes
The most striking feature on this side of the Bernia is the huge ship's prow of The Sphinx, home to...
Lots of sun!
Up and down

3 mins

The Bernia Ridge
Visible from nearly all points on the Costa Blanca the elongated skyline of the Bernia Ridge...
Lots of sun!

30 mins

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