Hidden Valley - Sector Vips

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Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
10 mins
Uphill
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered

This short overhanging buttress, of compact smooth limestone, is the home of some very difficult routes. There are some natural routes but most are heavily chipped and glued. This may create some good athletic exercises - but is it cricket? It is up to you to make your mind up.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Akuna Patata
Just right of the terracing on the far left.
 
Technical
6c+
2
La invasión de las morcas
A short, sharp route up the wall just right.
 
1 Stars
7b+
3
Hazlo ahora
The leaning and smooth wall via a weedy tufa.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
8b
4
Jumping mecha flash
Pass the break and head for the hanging flake.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
8a
5
Desert Storm
A fingery boulder problem start followed by strenuous jugs and a powerful move to finish.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
8a
6
El valle de los locos
The direct on Desert Storm misses out all the jugs.
 
Technical
Pumpy
8b
7
Ejecutión radical
Sella's hardest route runs up the centre of the wall.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
8c+
8
Mark of the Beast
More sustained but less cruxy than Desert Storm.
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
8a
9
Torrente
Another outrageous line trending right up the wall.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
8b+
10
Bullarenque
Start from the top of the block and head left.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
8c
11
La generación yogur
Superb climbing with an E2 jamming crack to finish. The start is harder than it looks.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
12
La fuerza de la costumbre
Start up a couple of pockets then climb the rib above.
 
2 Stars
7c
13
Conecta cuarto
The left-hand branch above the diagonal crack.
 
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
7c
14
Estratego
The diagonal pocket line has some reachy clips.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c
15
Copacabana
The last two routes start above the terracing on the far right. This is the left-hand line.
 
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
16
El mejor matarife
The right-hand line from the same start.
 
Technical
7a
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  • Latest Comments

    For SELLA

    Valor y Coraje
    "Great route! Superb climbing all the way. Though I agree that other 6a plus on t..." 23/Apr

    Y tú ¿Quién eres?
    "Polished moves in the middle of the route so definitely best to stick to the lef..." 16/Apr

    Dimensión diamante
    "Very nice route not to hard, 8a/8a+ There is indeed a full line to the left nam..." 27/Mar

    Bolt Tax
    "Really great route, quite easy to redpoint - the first time is a bit mind boggli..." 25/Oct

    Celia
    "I think most visiting climbers think Celia is quite easy for 7c+ and should have..." 18/Sep

    Extranjeros
    "Used to be 7b when I climbed it and some locals and visiting Brits even then sai..." 29/Mar

    Kashba
    "Great route all the way to the last few feet, where clipping the chain is desper..." 16/Mar top50

    A diestro y siniestro
    "A hard move to get to the lower off but other than that it's about 4+" 06/Mar

    García dos
    "I agree this is hard for the grade. Worth 6b" 10/Feb

    Roberto Alcázar
    "Low crux merits 6b, excellent route." 01/Feb

    Celia
    "A good route, brilliant climbing on the lower wall, and through the crux tufa at..." 20/Feb

    Luna
    "Completed this route on October 2nd 2010 and must agree with comments above, fir..." 18/Oct

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