Northwest Face

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Sport
Evening sun
5 mins
Uphill

The main feature is the tall tower of La Panocha, standing in front of the main ridge, it has routes on all sides, and a fine airy summit. The broad Northwest Face has a deep chimney on its left-hand side. The best climbing is on the wall to its right, home to a series of fine climbs. Some of the routes have upper pitches, but the rock on these sections is poor and generally these have not been equipped.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Epi
The leaning arete of the northernmost block - hard.
 
Technical
Crimpy
7b
2
Freinet
18m. The steep and technical left arete of the chimney gives an excellent piece of climbing.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7a
3
Buriles
The smooth west face of the smaller block - hard.
 
Technical
Crimpy
7a+
4
Antonio Mairal
A long route up the rib, then rightwards to the top of the tower.1) 4+, 24m. Start up the groove then climb a ramp to...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Loose
4c
5
Freynet
The steep and technical left arete of the chimney gives an excellent piece of climbing.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7a
6
Maria Angeles
The first bolt-line on the right wall gives a thrilling expedition.1) 5+, 22m. Climb the chimney (classic) until it is...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Graunchy
5c
7
Directa Norte
The prominent thin crack in the left-hand side of the face to a niche with lower-off just to the right. Steeper than it looks.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
8
Directissima
The line of the old aid route Superdirectisima.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c
9
Norte Baldomera
Weave a way up the face just left of the wide, inviting crack to pass the left-edge of the overhang then continue to a...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6c+
10
Fisura Gallego
A decent climb up a powerful line. Sadly some of the rock is a bit on the crusty side. Also known as Fisura Norte.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Loose
6b
11
Gallego - Cãnovas
The magnificent face immediately right of the chimney. There is a lower-off at 18m for those not wanting the summit.
 
3 Stars
Technical
7a+
12
Gallego - Tirolinas
Up the crack splitting the bulges. There is a lower-off at 12m and the second pitch is only 6a+.
 
2 Stars
6c+
13
Maneras de Subir
Step off the block, swing right, and climb the face and rib. Sharp rock with some blind cranking on nice crisp holds. There is...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
6b+
14
Fuensanta Maruja
Start just right of the northwest arete of the tower and climb the steep wall then thin cracks leftwards to a mid-route...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7a