El Elefante

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Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill
10 mins

The lower section of the Divino has some very impressive dome-shaped walls which have been developed mostly with sport routes and feel more like the main sectors of Sella than the bigger mountain crag higher up the hillside. The climbing here is very technical with lots of sustained moves on small holds. Many of the routes are sparingly bolted which gives them an exciting feel. Guidebook page 186.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Pene-tra-2
10m. Short, sharp and old bolts.
 
Crimpy
6c
2
Morfigrey
10m. This one has a poor lower-off, so use the tree as well.
 
Technical
6b+
3
Escalera De Color
10m. A boulder problem start with hard clips above. Keep left of the bolts over the roof.
 
Technical
Strong
7c
4
Jesusunu el Africano
Old bolts up the nice-looking red groove. No lower-off.
 6c+
5
Rigoleto
Old bolts protect the right-trending line.
 6b
6
CP10M
Abseil or continue to the top at 5+. Needs a small rack.
 6b
7
Tramontana tremens
A stunning long climb. Take care when descending.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c
8
Lyon's Den
Known locally as Plasmagoratron.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
8a
9
Hostia succidanea
Technical climbing up some thin cracks.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c
10
Pontifex maximus
A superb wall climb, finishing over a little roof.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a+
11
Cortes en los labios
1) 6a. The wall left of the pillar. A full rack is needed.2) 5+. Two abseils lead back to the ground.
 
1 Stars
6a
12
Mediodía
Pleasant climbing up the pillar.
 
1 Stars
4+
13
JJ Motos
HVS. The long groove on the right is climbed in two pitches. Take a full rack, secateurs and gardening gloves!
 5
14
San Alejo
The left-hand line on the face is excellent.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
6c
15
Candyman
The left-hand edge of the wall has this sparsely bolted route.1) 6b. Up the slabby face to a stance, recenty...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
6b
16
Faraód de la chica
The bolt line paralleling Candyman pitch 1.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
6c+
17
Scorpion
A big route which follows the line of grooves and tufas.1) 6c. Use the mini-lower-off to belay. 2) 7a. A fine long pitch.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a
18
Lupu
A short curving line past a hole.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c
19
Top rope a cinco
The direct line to the same lower-off.
 
Technical
7b
20
The Tongue of the Snake
1) 7c. A long sustained pitch. 2) 7c. The left-hand variation middle pitch is 7b+. 3) 7a. The wall above.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
7c
21
Edward's Wall
A big pitch. To the mid-height lower-off is 7b.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
8a
22
Divine Inspiration
1) 7b. Past some tufas to a ramp. 2) 7c. Sustained wall climbing. 3) 7b. On to the top. Abseil back down.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c
23
El Arúspice
A good single pitch to the lower-off on Divine Inspiration.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
24
Wallmarks
A good first pitch and a stunning second. 1) 6c+. Sustained moves up the vertical wall. 2) 8b. The superb continuation.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
8b
25
Gran fisura
E3. The big corner is a trad route. 1) 6b+. Struggle up the groove and belay in the back. 3) 6b+. More of the same to a fixed...
 
2 Stars
Loose
6b+
26
The Naked Edge
A superb and sustained arete. The mid-route belay is poor so it is best done in one huge 60m pitch if you can. 1) 5+. Climb the...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
6c
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