Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 4
VS. A good route following a strong natural line and with a grand finish. The whole thing can be managed on a single rope although this might make retreat difficult. Start at the groove where the name is scratched.</br>1) 4+, 45m. The vegetated groove, and its cleaner continuation lead to a tree belay. The groove 12m to the left is a better and cleaner alternative, with no change in the grade.</br>2) 4, 45m. Traverse diagonally right to a tree and continue past a pair of bolts to a belay on a pair of pegs.</br>3) 4+, 30m. Move right into a groove with a bush and climb this. At the its top move right up slabs to belay on a huge ledge.</br>4) 4+, 55m. Scramble up right to a left slanting break (possible belay), and climb this to a long ridge. Follow this to the top of a pillar and a two bolt belay in a corner.</br>5) 4+, 50m. Move up and left into a groove and left again into another. Up this to an exit on the left to ledge and peg belay.</br>6) 4+, 45m. Continue up the ridge (pegs) to reach a ledge just below the crest, single peg belay.</br>7) 3, 45m. Move up right onto the ridge and traverse right to first deep notch in the ridge, and a 3 bolt belay with wire cable.
A good mountaineering route in a fine setting.
A good route. Overgraded at 5. Much easier decent if, at the notch, you absail off down the right side in 3 abs. You miss the scree altogether then, avoiding the need to take different footware. One ab down to a big ledge on the face (ab rings) another down to the big platform, then another from the single tree on the cliff edge.
It's more like a walk than a climb. Don't forget your gardening tools
Clásica, fácil y bonita,último largo con piedras descompuestas,peor el destrepe,tres rapeles con cuerda de 60 o dos con doble cuerda; os gustará
Agreed, Gene isn't hard but it is a mountaineering route with lots of vegetation, large ledges, good belays and some fixed gear; you only need a light rack. Pitches 1 and 2 are 30m max. not 45, and don't do pitch 4 in one; belay at the end of the walk/scramble.