El Recodo

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Sport
No sun
Up and Down
20 mins
Sheltered

This superb and atmospheric wall gives the most accessible and developed climbing in the Gorge. It is usually quiet but can be busy during the local holidays. It is also a total ‘shade-trap’. Guidebook page 116.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Verdonia
An access route to the upper wall. Pitch grades - 1) 5, 2) 5.
 5
2
Moloko plus
25m. The furthest up slope of the bolted lines.
 
1 Stars
6c+
3
Enano pagano
25m. The right-hand bolted line.
 
1 Stars
6c+
4
Harte drogadisto
25m. A semi-bolted line.
 5+
5
Pixci
10m. A micro line at the far left end of some high ledges.
 
Strong
6b+
6
Dixci
10m. The harder sister route to Pixci.
 
Technical
Strong
6c+
7
La canastera
27m. A brilliant wall climb which would be worth three stars if it were not escapable.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
8
Sangre nueva
30m. The narrow corner, starting up Canastera.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
7a
9
Tipo sueca
30m. A stunning wall climb with a hard move low down and a tricky finish. High in the grade.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a
10
Calígula
The superb second pitch is worth seeking out.1) 6c, 16m. Climb the shallow corner groove to a hanging belay at the...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
11
El campista
22m. Thin and insecure moves via the slim groove.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7b+
12
Musas inquientantes
22m. Magnificent climbing that is sustained and very fingery.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
8a
13
Todos pretenden saber
25m. Abseil off bolts behind the Walkway, below Pixci and Dixci.
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c+
14
Los gozas y las sombras
Abseil in from anchors on the far left. This is the abseil to reach the gorge bottom to access Zeppelin.The pitch grades...
 
2 Stars
Technical
7a
15
King Kong
16m. Start at a bolt belay and finish at a hard crack.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b+
16
Indio jumeli
16m. The start is hard and below the first bolt - take care!
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c
17
El recodo
16m. The unspectacular route which gives the sector its name.
 
1 Stars
6a+
18
Six vicious
16m. The rightward-facing corner.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b+
19
Tu misimo
16m. The hard blank wall.
 
1 Stars
Technical
7a+
20
Siete be del plumero
15m. Hard and cruxy!
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7b+
21
Miss dedos
15m. Start below a hole.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c+
22
Cachito
16m. Left-hand line on the orange wall.
 
Technical
6c
23
Nachito
16m. Right-hand line on the orange wall.
 
Technical
6b
24
Iriquieza
1) 7b+, 18m. The well-chalked flake is popular and pretty tough.2) 7c+, 25m. The extension is less well travelled.
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c+
25
Hari-kiri
45m. A mere 8c, 8a+ if you split it at a hanging stance. There is a project start to the right which joins at the mid-height...
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
8c+
26
Bon voyage
An excellent route up the right-hand side of the cave.1) 6c, 22m. Start up steepening rock from the right edge of...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6c
27
Apache
A long two pitch route up steepening ground right of the cave. The pitch grades are - 1) 6b, 2) 7a+.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
28
Lluvias otoñales
28m. A line below the Walkway. Abseil from two bolts.
 
1 Stars
5+
29
Epi y blas
24m. The first line just around the arete from El Recodo.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
5+
30
La musa chica
24m. A well-positioned blank grey wall.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c
31
Rasta de Posta
24m. High in the grade.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b+
32
Come Unas
24m. Last of the quartet on this section of wall.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6a+
33
Bob Marley
20m. Superb and technical, but short-lived.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c
34
Los Capitalistas
18m. A desperate fingery route up the blank wall.
 
Technical
Crimpy
7c+
35
Rovicunda
18m. Fun climbing up and around the cave.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6b
36
Haale Bop
18m. The right edge of the corner/cave is a pleasant pitch.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
37
Maestro Golpeador
22m. Below the Walkway. Abseil from the start of Haale Bop.
 6b