The Ravine

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Sport
No sun
Level
2 mins
Sheltered

A climbing venue of great contrast that offers some fine steep wall pitches but in a truly off-putting setting. There is no getting around the fact that the Ravine is a dirty and unattractive place, however the continuing popularity of the climbing speaks volumes for the routes which are on the whole excellent and see a lot of ascents. This is a dank place that only sees the sun for a couple of hours in the middle of the day. The base of the Ravine is dirty and can be dusty or muddy depending on the amount of rain that has fallen. There is also a lot of pigeon poo on some of the ledges and the donkey stables lend a certain aroma to the air! Deeper into the Ravine are more climbs which are most definately worth avoiding. Most of the routes have their name written on the rock at the base of the crag. Guidebook page 50.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Franciscojose
8m. The first short route on the left on entering the Ravine.
 
Technical
Crimpy
6a+
2
Candela
8m. A short wall with orange-painted bolts.
 5+
3
Nazurath
23m. Start up the tufa pipe and finish up the final wall just right of the arete.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a
4
Dela conception
10m. The wall to a lower-off. This pitch could be linked to Nazurath which continues up above its lower-off.
1 user comment
 5
5
Metacana y mariconeo
26m. The easier left-hand start to La puerca.
 6c
6
La puerca
26m. Finish up the wall left of a thin diagonal crack.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c
7
Historias de los Stones
26m. Fine climbing. Climb the sustained lower wall to a scoop. Step right and take the upper wall just right of the diagonal...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
8
The Stones Right
26m. The right-hand start to Historias de los Stones joining it at the midway scoop.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
9
Ay! Que desvirgue
26m. A super wall climb. Climb the wall passing a fossil-filled pocket and continue on good but widely-spaced holds, to a...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
10
Condon roto
26m. Steep pockets to a sustained upper wall. Photo on page 44.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c
11
Ohu! Que chungo
26m. Brilliant wall climbing. Sustained, varied and blind climbing on a variety of holds.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6c
12
Polvo en el coco
26m. Start below the striking rounded corner high up on the right-hand side of the face. Pull up steeply and climb up the wall...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
13
Nephilim
26m. Climb up right and then direct following a line of bolts up the right rib of the lower section of the rounded corner....
 
Pumpy
7a
14
Desvirgada
32m. The rounded corner of Nephilim can be gained by a long leftwards rising traverse. The traverse is very dirty and covered...
 
Pumpy
5+
15
Vuelos Iberia
26m. The long flake-crack in its entirety.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6b
16
Caca en el culo
26m. The wall to the right of the flake-crack has more holds than a first glance suggests and is typical of the climbing on...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a
17
Torpedo nigeriano
26m. The blank wall above the low ledge.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
18
Funeraria nacional
25m. The wall passing some flowstone ribs.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c
19
La rebelion de Rasputin
25m. The line of thin seams to the top.
 
2 Stars
6a+
20
Via de Jesus
25m. The steepening wall starting up a thin crack, followed by a slight deviation to the right. A good route and easier than it...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
5+
21
Fuerza, voluntad y huevos
25m. The wall left of the mid-height scoop.
 
1 Stars
6a
22
Enrique
24m. Climb to the mid-height scoop and press on past a small cave to the top.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
5+
23
Maniobras halogenas
9m. A short line past a low hole to a lower-off in the middle of the mid-height scoop.
 6a
24
Pablo
10m. The wall past the right side of the low hole to a lower-off on the right side of the mid-height scoop.
 5
25
Sueno de Andre
21m. Follow the pockets up the wall just right of the scoop.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a
26
Beat skala bein
10m. The wall to the left of a hole.
 
Technical
6a
27
Ana Belen
8m. Thin seams to a chain at a block.
 5+
28
No fotis
6m. The short blank wall.
 5+
29
La luz del senor
6m. The groove and crack.
 5
30
De Carmen
5m. The wall on bore-hole strikes.
 5+
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    Tufa Right
    "Right to this line there is a new bolt line. It shares the same topbolt as Tufa ..." 04/Mar

    Funeraria nacional
    "I think funeraria isn´t 6c, may be V+, perhaps 6a but I´m sure isn´t 6c. Thanks,..." 28/Jun

    Dela conception
    "I recommend carrying on up Nazurath - the rock and hold sequence is excellent,5+..." 17/Mar

    Alex
    "Good steep moves on large holds." 25/Feb

    Lombrices anales
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    Lombrices anales
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