José Gracia


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140m. The central line on the face. A fine direct climb which needs a bit of aid on the crack at the start of the last pitch. Take a rack. The pitches are 6a, 5, 6a, 6a/A1.
FA. J.Gracia, R.Coves, M.Pomares 1975


Apart from the depressing outlook over the cemetery, the bottom half of this route has interesting climbing on good rock. The top half is a tottering heap; I cannot imagine where the 6a/A1 pitch goes!
We ran the first two pitches together at standard 6a; second pitch demanded a contrasting climbing style but was also 6a. After that we finished to the top (up Montesinos) in one long easy pitch of 3.
Descent is to the left, battling through undergrowth, until a short fixed cable leads back to the starting ledge.
Tim Jepson - 15/Nov/07

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