here, the route runs through a 200m dihedral more or less in the middle of the pic above. It has been my first visit to the Frares region of Montserrat, giving a vistaso to another Agulla, del Bisbe, with its tempting Gam route I'd also like to do one day (any takers??).
The Cade went through quickly, with 4 long pitches, one half loose rock and one half awesome climbing on cracks and holes, friends and lovely old pitons well used up in the process. Given that Salva only has 15 years of sport climbing experience, i ventured to lead it all by myself, like a big and responsible girl. Below Salva happily (and sneezingly) following p3 that we linked with p2 (shadows of Xavi, Patricia and Luis at the first tree belay far below):
Given my incurable late obsession with sport climbing, after the Cade I made Salva run down the descent without even summitting the last remaining pitch of 3 and we gave another try to Policieros, a pending hardcore project in Secretivo. Below are a couple of pics from another 'afternoon session' of climbing at the same Secretivo, 2 days earlier, when I got the first taste of Policieros and its hardcore suffering for all guaranteed. Secretivo is a 20-route sport area 1-min from the road in Montserrat Norte, conveniently in the shade in summer (less convenient in winter). Below is Joan working his project, picture by Tranki:
Music to accompany here.