The Pillar

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Sport
No sun
10 mins
Uphill
Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered

To the right of the entrance to the cave, a huge pillar supports the whole edifice. There is a small selection of routes based here that are less impressive than the stuff in the Main Cave but are still of interest. The recessed position of these routes means they are slow to dry.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Old El Paso
Start at a hole with a pillar in it and climb leftwards up the wall then across the roof of the arch, and downhill a bit to a...
 
2 Stars
8a+
2
Como un tigré
A better and more popular (and easier!) line joins El Paso just short of the lower-off on the opposite wall.
 
3 Stars
8a
3
La guépard
Desperate extended upsidedown shenanigans following the vague seam and occasional pockets. May still be a project.
 8c
4
Taquet cardie
Start just right of the arete and spiral leftwads up the pillar and across the roof to a lower-off that currently had a fixed...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
8a
5
Como un Rabaso
Spaced jugs up the leaning wall and into the tube. One of only two routes in the whole cave that aren't Black Spots.
 
1 Stars
6c+
6
Como un Javali
Link the previous and next route with a fingery move right.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
7a
7
Satanas
Start up the right arete and spiral round left onto the front face with difficulty, before climbing rightwards to a big hole...
 
1 Stars
Technical
7b
8
Promété Reverse
An unknown quantity that starts as for the last route but heads across the huge roof to a lower-off in the recess that is also...
 8c+
9
Sa barde à papa
Start up the arete just left of the grotty groove (as for Satanas) and aim right for the undercut flake system and follow this...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
8a+
10
Ombre et lumière
Takes a line up the pillar on the right of the entrance, keeping left of the edge in search of steepness.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6c+