ARICO


The dusty gorge of Arico has long been the most popular climbing venue on Tenerife, people have been visiting here for over 30 years - and some of the routes have the wear and polish to prove it. The open Upper Gorge has an easier set of climbs, the more enclosed Lower Gorge generally has tougher offerings. There are a few easier climbs here but it isn\'t an ideal venue for people looking for routes of 5c and below. The Upper Gorge has sun and shade on offer most of the day, in the Lower Gorge the best climbing is all on the sunny side.

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
Sector Escuela
The first three pieces of rock passed on the left-hand side of the Upper Gorge as you walk upstream...
5
Evening sun
Level

5 mins

sheltered
Sector Peña del Lunes
The first three pieces of rock passed on the left-hand side of the Upper Gorge as you walk upstream...
15
Evening sun
Level

8 mins

sheltered
Sector Vivac Izquierda
The first three pieces of rock passed on the left-hand side of the Upper Gorge as you walk upstream...
5
Evening sun
Level

10 mins

sheltered
Sector Los Pinos
A selection of shorter pitches partly hidden behind some huge pine trees on the left side of the...
22
Evening sun
Level

10 mins

sheltered
Sector El Bosque
A good set of steep pitches on the left side of the Upper Gorge - the huge pine tree on the cliff...
13
Evening sun
Level

15 mins

sheltered
Sector El Luchador
A good set of steep pitches on the left side of the Upper Gorge - the huge pine tree on the cliff...
12
Evening sun
Level

16 mins

sheltered
Sector Juancho
The last two buttresses on the left-hand side of the Upper Gorge have some good lines and climbs...
13
Evening sun
Level

18 mins

sheltered
Sector Arriba
The last two buttresses on the left-hand side of the Upper Gorge have some good lines and climbs...
3
Evening sun
Level

20 mins

sheltered
Sector Pico Vena
The buttresses face southwest and so get shade early and sun for most of the day.
5
Sun from mid-morning
Level

18 mins

sheltered
Sector Tiburon
No description as yet.
6
Sun from mid-morning
Level

16 mins

sheltered
Sector Limbo
The buttresses face southwest and so get shade early and sun for most of the day.
5
Sun from mid-morning
Level

16 mins

sheltered
Sector Vivac Derecha
No description as yet.
14
Sun from mid-morning
Level

10 mins

sheltered
Sector Sus Villa
The buttresses face southwest and so get shade early and sun for most of the day.
8
Sun from mid-morning
Level

8 mins

sheltered
Sector Los Quintos
The buttresses face southwest and so get shade early and sun for most of the day.
9
Sun from mid-morning
Level

6 mins

sheltered
Sector Gimnasio de Frank
No description as yet.
27
Lots of sun!
Downhill

5 mins

Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Sector Fantasmagoria
No description as yet.
11
Lots of sun!
Downhill

7 mins

Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Sector Pepino
No description as yet.
17
Lots of sun!
Downhill

9 mins

Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Sector 7a
No description as yet.
12
Lots of sun!
Downhill

12 mins

Dry in the Rain
sheltered
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