Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pared Bucolica, Obaga Negra, Alt Urgell

This w-end, despite the unfortunate weather forecast, we decided to sample the limestone of Pared Bucolica, in the neverending mine of rock, Alt Urgell. We chose Balsame del Tigre from 100 best of Cataluña for our route, hesitating with the easier alternative, very popular Tera de dinosaures (topo here). There is a nice overview of the whole wall here.

The approach is only 15 min and the scenery is very nice in spite of the road and the tunnels not that far away. The route is a very nice 6-pitch climbing - best being the first 3 pitches, and a hard cruxy 6a+ roof (me trying and finally failing to do it on lead below) comes on one before last.

As we definitely did not have enough after this, we went further down the road to sample the Obaga Negra sport climbing (topo here). It has a very nice collection of vertical 6a-bs just perfect for the girls :) We worked a couple of projects, and have to come back to finish one of them! Below myself on the final lead of Sense Pile:

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