Twin ropes or a single?
Decent - are they via ab or walk off?
Best topo/guidebook for the area?
Best options for accommodation?
Any other advice/tips for this area would be much appreciated. The main objective is to climb Fiesta de los Biceps so any feedback I can get for this route would also be great
Can't really be that helpful as the only route I've done there is Fiesta
Had a 70m single for it and it's a walk-off
Looks like some of the other routes must be ab off eg. Pison
We had the local topo which is good
Didn't stay in the village - was a long day hit from Pau
Fiesta is excellent fun - you can easily run 1st 2 pitches together (observation rather then recommendation)
Crux for me was 1st 7a pitch
For the rest, if you've not got a large potato in your hand, there's one coming soon. Just follow the chalk & keep pulling
It also allowed us to link pitches together and made the climbing way quicker. It's an awesome place, enjoy!
We had 60m doubles and walked off the top of moskitos. took about an hour down.
We didn't bother with a guidebook and relied on chalked holds to lead the way.
We wild camped at the bottom of the road up to the town in some hay bales a farmer had left.
Wild camping is a good possibility if you don't want to spend a lot of money.
Just checked my photos. We did three routes at Riglos, all with a single 60m: Zulu; a 4/5 pitch route on the slender buttress immediately right of El Pison; and Moskovkaya, a 3-pitch route to a terrace immediately right again. The latter two involved abseil descents, so must have been 30m maximum (provided you don't miss anything). I seem to recall that the most direct descent from Zulu involved the abseil mentioned previously, but a slightly longer version didn't; unless my memory has completely deserted me we didn't abseil.
Make sure you're fit, or get a few routes in before you go on Fiesta!
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