El Castellet

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El Castellet is the huge diamond-shaped wall which offers a mixture of trad and sport routes. The lower left section has been developed with the most popular sport routes in the whole valley.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Maiane
The short sharp wall on the far left - stay left of the bolts.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6a+
2
Chapa Pallá
Tricky moves lead past the orange patch, which is approached from the right. A bit of an eliminate.
1 user comment
 
Technical
6b+
3
Buho
The blunt rib in the centre of the face is delicate and sharp, leading to a butch finish over the juggy roof.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6a
4
Buho Variant
The blank face is desperate, but at least it's not chipped.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Crimpy
7b+
5
Bitman
The right side of the smooth face gives technical climbing.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
7a+
6
Papel de Lija
Desperate climbing up the broccoli-covered wall. A real tip shredder.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7b
7
Patas de pollo
The steep groove just left of the small tree leads leftwards to crucial moves up and right into its continuation.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b+
8
Anarkia y birra fría
The steep tufa and fierce grey rib above. More like 6b if you use the woodwork.
8 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6c
9
Edwards el colonialista
Climb the wall past a tiny tufa to a tricky mantel out right.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
6a+
10
Salsika timbanki
A desperate dyno, or a fingery crimp, gains a stuck-on hold. Above it is easier.
3 user comments
 
Reachy
Technical
Crimpy
7b
11
Llagrimes de pedra
A desperate-looking route up the powdery grey wall.
 8a
12
La Paella
Climb the pocketed wall into the grey scoop, then the goutte covered wall above. Excellent but hard.
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7a+
13
El puchero de m'aula
Grotty rock leads to the juggy crack and then the left-trending ramp above. Accessing this is the delicate crux.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
5c
14
El minxto
More grotty rock leads to a short wall then two sets of juggy bulges.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
6a
15
Che, pero com, pero qui
After a hard start, climb cracks leftwards then through bulges.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
6a+
16
Soplamela
The grey rib, then right at the bulge and up a steep groove.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6b
17
La saga de los coletas
Zig-zag cracks lead rightwards to a groove, then up the wall on the left. Long reaches over the final bulge.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
7a
18
Cervezas y porros
The best line on the wall. Climb the steep brown pillar. Avoid the right-hand crack for a harder finish.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7a+
19
Waka Plaka
The centre of the orange wall is good and hard, especially at half-height.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Crimpy
7a
20
Tarzan
The right-hand side of the lower slab and then up pale grey streaks and a short diagonal crack. Has a tough crux.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Crimpy
7a+
21
Lagartija Sai
Fingery climbing up the grey wall on the right.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Crimpy
6c
22
5th Marcha Directa
A long pitch crossing a ramp at mid-height, with a steep finish. Worthwhile depite only a couple of hard moves.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Crimpy
6c
23
El pas de la forella
An easier route with a tricky lower section. Trend left to join the previous climb for a worthwhile finish.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
6a
24
Cuarto d'Aseo
The last offering on the wall is the easiest route here. Cross the break and climb the rib to the lower-off.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
4c
25
Avispilla
Just right of the tree-filled gully and the face above with a final hard move right to the lower-off.
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
5c
26
Sabine bonsai
A similar line just to the right.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
6b
27
Avispofobia
The centre of the wall passing the diagonal break.
2 user comments
 7a
28
La abeja mayi
Follow the water streak to a lower-off just below the bush.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6c
29
Bretaña no es España
The right-hand line on the smooth wall has a balancy crux.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
6c
30
Diagonal Vertical
A diagonal crack line leads to a single bolt belay on Bretaña no es España - it is 5 to here. Continue direct for the full...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
6b
31
Autopista parabólica
1) 6a, 15m. Can be done on its own. 2) Scramble across easy ground to the base of the upper wall.3) 5, 25m. A vertical...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
6a
32
Lagarto
A variation to the right of pitch 3 of Autopista parabólica.
 
1 Stars
5a
33
Little Bootie
Sev. Climb the short wall and then the left crack. Lower-off.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
4a
34
Big Bootie
Sev. The other crack to the same lower-off is trickier to protect.
2 user comments
 4a
35
Árbol directo
HS. Start below the small bush. Climb the slab then move right to a crack just above the tree. Follow this to the lower-off.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
4c
36
Domingo negra
E1. As for Ábol Directo to below the tree. Move right then climb direct before trending right up a crack to a lower-off.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6a+
37
Vino tinto
E3. A bold route. Start below an overhanging groove. Climb the corner and then follow the steepening-slab leftwards. Make some...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
6b
38
Salir por encima
E3. A strenuous, well-protected roof. Climb the corner to an overhanging crack. Up this and the crack above to a lower-off.
 
2 Stars
Strong
6b+
39
Strongbody
E1. Climb the right-hand arete of the groove. Fiddly gear.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
6a
40
The Wasp
VS. Some pleasant climbing with a spectacular finish, and quite popular. Start below a steep slab at the left edge of the...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
4c
41
La mosca
VDiff. Start right of The Wasp below a wide crack. Climb the short wall and enter the wide crack on the left. Follow this to a...
 3
42
Mosca derecha
VDiff. Start by the left side of a large bush. Climb the slab until you can traverse left to a crack. Follow this to a ledge,...
1 user comment
 3+
43
Mosca directa
VDiff. Start down and left of the bush. Climb the slab, move slightly left and then direct to a ledge. Climb the corner on the...
 
1 Stars
4a
44
Scorpion
HS. A long route with a spectacular finish. Start to the right of some large bushes growing 10m up the face.1) 4, 45m....
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
4c
45
A Game of Two Halves
The short, bolted direct finish to Scorpion.
 
3 Stars
6a
46
The October Sessions
The left-hand bolt-line gives fierce climbing on good rock.
 
2 Stars
Technical
7b+
47
Revelation
Start up an easy groove, stepping right to clip the first bolt. Follow the red wall above direct past some scoops.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b
48
All aboard!
A fine long pitch forcing its way up the central headwall.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c
49
Wasp Route Ten
A long fully-bolted line on the right-hand side of the red wall.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a+
50
The Cut
E3. Start below a thin crack, 4m left of the big chimney.1) 6b, 40m. Climb the slab to the crack. Up this until it ends...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
Loose
6b
51
Cosmic Messenger
E1. Climb through the overhangs at the top of wall. Start left of the wide chimney of Force of Nature.1) 5+, 40m. A crack...
 
1 Stars
Loose
6a+
52
Force of Nature
E6. An unbalanced climb. Start up the big chimney.1) 5, 40m. Climb the chimney and follow the right-hand branch where it...
 
1 Stars
Strong
Loose
7c
53
Edwards-Lee Pillar
E2. The pillar on the right.1) 6a, 25m. Start below a left-slanting crack. Climb the wall past a tree to a recess. Move out...
 
1 Stars
6a
54
The Mark of Zorro
E3. A harder alternative to The E.L. Pillar with a bold first pitch.1) 6b, 25m. Start as for The E.L. Pillar. From the...
 
1 Stars
6b
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    Shelter
    "I took the rest of the glued flake with me out in the air, and the flake below a..." 10/Apr

    Phantom
    "An unbalanced route-if you can do the first two moves the rest is easy. Chris He..." 02/Mar

    The Wasp
    "Great route, first trad multipitch. Did it today, the traverse to the right(2nd ..." 07/Jan

    Autopista parabólica
    "Pitch 1 splendid climbing and sustained at hardish 6a for its first 20m. Sorry, ..." 05/Dec

    Chilling Out
    "This is now appears to be fully bolted." 28/Nov

    Rock Dancer 2
    "In 2013 the only fixed gear is the two slings. They are well past their sell-by ..." 20/Nov top50

    Vía Esther
    "The start is the hardest bit and seemed hard 4+. Rather scrappy above" 07/Nov top50

    Sin chapa
    "agree the way the bolt is placed makes the crux very intimidating. I really like..." 23/Oct

    Sesamoid
    "Pleasant climbing with a lovely exposed traverse to finish in the chimney of the..." 21/Oct

    Coco
    "Didn't rate this at all - easy up to final pillar then quite hard, with a final ..." 21/Mar

    Strongbody
    "A good little route" 03/Jan

    Hi Flyer
    "seems strange that the same guy graded this 6c and dust to victory, midnight run..." 15/Apr

    Through the Looking Glass
    "Was on 1st ascent & have since repeated it but I don't think it's worth 2 st..." 21/Nov

    La Paella
    "Sorry if i was unclear with my first question. I Redpointed the project during O..." 01/Jun

    Sabine bonsai
    "the crux is the tricky mantle to take the lower, not the roof,if you don't touch..." 17/Apr

    Cervezas y porros
    "easy for the grade but beautiful climb!" 12/Jan

    Tarzan
    "Seems good, but conditions dependent." 04/Jan

    Edwards el colonialista
    "best 6 on this sector, very pleasant" 06/Dec

    La Paella
    "Anyone know anything about the new route to the left of this up the popcorn stre..." 02/Oct

    Vía Esther
    "Thought this route was ok with the difficulties right at the start but with plea..." 04/Apr top50

    Torre
    "Name on rock Tris Tras Trus" 12/Feb

    Initiation
    "I thought this was the most enjoyable route we did on our week's hols. The slab-..." 09/Dec

    El pilar
    "I think is harder than a 6a, I'd say is an 6a+" 01/Nov

    Movimiento mágico
    "Great route. 3 3 star pitches. Can't believe the third pitch has been downgrad..." 26/Oct

    Rad
    "Great route of great contrast, loved the crystal stuff on the wall above the str..." 14/Oct

    El pilar
    "Nice 6a. All the holds are there." 10/May

    Mosca derecha
    "Pleasant climb with prospect for some gardening en-route. Lower-off is some 10 m..." 04/May

    Going Nuts
    "Most of the hard moves are reachy. Brilliant climbing." 06/Apr

    Coco
    "The labelling at the base of the rock suggests that the Spanish rate this as a 2..." 02/Mar

    The Visionary
    "I clipped the thread on this when climbing Dust to Victory. It snapped when I fe..." 27/Feb

    Che, pero com, pero qui
    "this climb is not 6a it is a good 6aplus,6b for the short,the 6b to its right do..." 08/Feb

    Anarkia y birra fría
    "la via es un 6b+ si no utilizas la vegetacion y el paso siguinte lo del vertical..." 05/Nov

    Coco
    "I thought it looked like the bolts in the top anchor was on their way out, but m..." 17/Apr

    De un cerdo
    "A lot of the climbs on Echo Playa have new names at their base painted in small ..." 05/Mar

    El diedro
    "A great route" 04/Mar

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