Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Perles

The next day we went to the village of Perles, passing through another climbers´ bar that covers the near-by crags (Narieda, Perles, Col de Nargo - most of Alt Urgell stuff). This bar is called Tahussa and is located in the center of Col de Nargo village, serving awesome pan con tomate y queso (bread with cheese, Catalan way of having a sandwich in the morning).

Perles is a very high quality crag with mainly one to four pitch routes on classic grey limestone. One has to pay for the popularity - it was full with French, Andorrans and Spanish throughout the day. The topos can be found here. We started with the classic Amistades Pelirrojas that runs up the furthest crag to the left on the overview picture below.

It is a very nice 4-pitch route at around 6a, slab to vertical, suiting perfectly girls´ style. Here is Cathy enjoying herself:

Next, we went for the neighboring 4-pitch Puta de Mosques, with a harder first 6b pitch and very good two 6as after - the cherry on the cake being the traverse under the impressive roof. Here is Cathy following the second pitch after onsighting the first 6b:

And the roof traverse looks exactly like a postcard:


We finished the day with pleasant cragging at the bottom of the cliff and i even managed to find a ride back to Barcelona with engineers from the Spanish Antarctic Station!

2 comments:

Michel said...

Is that all bolted? Are you leading?
Gotta love Europe. And look at that lovely weather!
(You know, I walked by a Port-a-potty by a construction site this morning, and the smell made me miss the Gunks/Rumney. Strange memories, I guess.)

uasunflower said...

all bolted :) i´m picky about my routes lately! And weather is awesome here, i love it!