/ NEW ARTICLE: Rodellar - The Land of Lactic
"I should tell you straight out that neither big nor steep get even close to describing Rodellar adequately..."
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=2521
Not quite the latest crag, (maybe 4/5 years ago) but anyway, really good article. Now the talk is Oliana, Bielsa, Baltzola, even Margalef...
By the way, I don't think Sept/Oct is the best time to go, I got too cold between tries end of Sept last year. This year I'm back to the usual August regime.
A few more bits of extra beta: Best way to get there is fly Ryanair to Zaragoza, less than 2h drive (they don't fly there in winter). To warm-up, "Pince Sans Rire" sector is far better than the "rammed" and polished Camino. Visit Refugio Kalandraka and borrow their guidebook, it's the most up-to-date with grades and new routes added.
Hi David. There are a fair few good 6s that we did, but probably not enough to keep you going for a whole week. As far as I recall there were at least 7 or 8 really good routes around 6b/c (excluding the short, polished ones on the the left hand side of Camino). There is LOADS of stuff around 7a/7a+ though.
I think you might just do a week doing 6's. there's loads new 6's in Pince Sans Rire, and including El Camino, la Nuit sector and the odd scattered route here and there will get you through a week. Bear in mind, if you climbing 6c/+ in UKm expect doing 7a's there in no time. And then you are in heaven...
Spotted the new guide available now. Cannot find it on any other sites at present.
Indeed it is! I had a quick skim through it this morning in Goma II in Cornudella. Looks like a very nice guide, with photo topos of all the different sectors and updated grades (i.e. all the obvious soft-touch routes have been downgraded - unfortunately!!).
If it's available in this shop then it's sure to be available at the campsites and refuge in Rodellar.
> Indeed it is! I had a quick skim through it this morning in Goma II in Cornudella. Looks like a very nice guide, with photo topos of all the different sectors and updated grades (i.e. all the obvious soft-touch routes have been downgraded - unfortunately!!).
> If it's available in this shop then it's sure to be available at the campsites and refuge in Rodellar.
Well i've ordered it so i can peruse it for some psyche prior to a trip. Aye did hear from Steve Crowe that there had been a few famous route downgrades... :(. At least i havent been there and had a route ive done downgraded. :)
Nice one Tim, you can use it to sort out the crag database!
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