BARRANC DE L'AVERN


An impressive deep cut ravine with a great deal of exposed rock and a very busy and noisy road running through it. There have been several areas of rock developed in the gorge and the most important of these are described briefly here. Driving up the gorge the first rock passed is the PARED DE GEGANT high on the left (see map). As the next long left-hand bend is rounded the narrow valley on the right is home to the SECTORS DEL DEPOSIT and VISERA. Across from the road at this point is the extensive SECTOR CAGALLO DE GEGANT, often with a prominently dispaled flag and 1.4 kilometres further up the gorge on the same side and rising above an impressive railway embankment is the PARED DE LA VIA. Access to each cliff is described individually.

Routes

112 sport routes (?...?)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other Page
Pared de Gegant
The spectacular grey sheet of rock high on the left above the lower gorge offers some fine face...
18
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

10 mins

359
Cagallo de Gegant
Impolitely known as The Giant's Turd, the section of rock above the water channel is south-facing...
35
Sport
Morning sun
Level

5 mins

sheltered
360
Pared de la Via
This cliff is well up the valley (1.4km from the main parking area) and rises above an impressive...
23
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
362
Sector La Visera
A steeply-tilted wall with some good strenuous climbs across the gully from the amenable Sector...
15
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

10 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
364
Sector del Deposit
A short wall with 22 well-bolted routes on rock that is vertical or gently overhanging. The wall is...
22
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
366
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