Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 10
up a striking line and on solid rock.
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Did this climb 30th Dec 06. Recommend double ropes which makes this route a perfect 2 pitch route all the way to the top abseil. In the top orange groove above the bush to the right of Espero Manolo Jaen is a new(?) bolt which makes the finish awesome and a full 50m top pitch. Then 2 easy abseils back down. Bring a spare sling for the first abseil.
This climb is not worth 2 stars. We did it in May 2010 and there was a lot of vegetation, obviously not much traffic here. The first pitch has some nice easy climbing (4/4+) for 30m but nothing spectacular. It has the feel of a trad route and the last bolt is placed terribly about 1.5m to the right of the route. The second pitch is the gem, 30m of 5/5+, but again too much vegetation. Skip the third pitch, its worthless. The anchors at the top are in a ridiculous position. The only thing they are good for is chewing up your rope as it rubs across the edge of the ledge.
Route climbed on 9 Feb 2011. The rock is unusually gritty for limestone, with an almost 'Tremadoc like' feel. There is some vegetation, but it did not distract from the quality of the route. Note that this route faces west and as such does not get any sun until afternoon. We climbed completely in the shade only reaching the sun at the top stance. However the route around the corner 'Maraton' is south facing and could be done beforehand.
Climbing is now banned on this sector until 31/12/2013. Reasons unknown.