Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 8
1) 5, 2) 5, 3) 5+, 4) 4+. A fine and sustained climb up the left-hand side of the face, well bolted and on mostly excellent rock. The first couple of pitches have some vegetation (cacti!) but it doesn't affect the climbing. Can be done up and down on a 70m rope - just! Quite popular.
Really not very good at all. Me and the Missus did the first couple of pitches and then abbed off because we were bored.
Magnificent at the grade, with 130m of great rock, fine stances and loadsabolts. Can be abbed with a single 70m rope.
me and my missus did it and loved every minute of it! (the route that is)
Super route, especially the last 2 pitches. All except the 3rd pitch felt hard for the grade. According to the plaque at the bottom, the pitches are 35, 35, 30 and 30m, and can be descended with four 30m abs. This might be pushing it for the 3rd ab (ie pitch 2), we had a 70m rope and there didn't seem to be 5m left at the end!
I rather agree with john horscroft (15/Mar/05) about the first pitch - I wrote "dull" in my guide - and the vegetables spoil the appearance of the second pitch. But the upper two pitches are splendid and justify the 2 stars.
I thought the whole climb was excellent, especially the third pitch. There was only parking at the first carpark as the rest of the road was chained off. Walking up to La Cantera, follow the well maintained main track to the huge boulder. Break right up formed steps in the track to the ropes, haul up on the rock and carry on to the climbs. Weekends the carpark is only open after 8 or 9am.
Can get down in 2 long (50m) abseils.