/ Spanish guidebook phrases

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teh_mark - on 25 Jul 2013
I've just bought a couple of Spanish guidebooks, and not speaking a word of Spanish I'm having a few issues with some of the climbing-specific words. Does anyone know what the hell these all mean:

Espit (bolt, I gather?), burile, parabolt, clavos, bicoins (nuts?), gancho, chapas?
lithos on 25 Jul 2013
teh_mark - on 25 Jul 2013
In reply to teh_mark:

Thanks for the link (and sorry for my epic search fail), but the links in that topic are all dead, and I dont have an iPhone to download the app.

Also, what the hell is 'Ae' as a grade? I understand A0->A5, but Ae?
mariopulquerio - on 25 Jul 2013
In reply to teh_mark:

Ae is basically A0. Aid moves using fixed gear: bolts, "buriles", pitons. If I am not wrong the "e" stands for "equipado" which mean equipped.
james1978 - on 25 Jul 2013
In reply to teh_mark: a parabolt is a bolt, a clavo is a piton,chapa is clip... the verb "chapar" is 'to clip'.
Im unsure about the others sorry.
HTH
teh_mark - on 25 Jul 2013
In reply to teh_mark:

Ok, so this is starting to make more sense. Bicoins are nuts, parabolts are bolts, clavos are pitons and gancho apparently translates as hook - presumably in the aid climbing sense of a skyhook or similar. Which just leaves the questions, what the hell is a buril, and what is the difference between a spit/espit, and a parabolt (one of the guidebooks seems to make a distinction)?
JamieSparkes - on 26 Jul 2013
In reply to james1978: I believe "chapa" is slang for ringpull and is used as that's what the older bolts look like?

AFAIK a parabolt is a nice new expansion bolt.
JamieSparkes - on 26 Jul 2013
In reply to teh_mark: a quick google for "Buriles escalada" brings up what appear to be a load of old rivets that need hangers for.
Wiley Coyote - on 26 Jul 2013
In reply to teh_mark:

Chapas are hangers though I'm not sure if that's all hangers or a specific type
Lesdavmor - on 26 Jul 2013
In reply to teh_mark:
Burils & spits are basically hand drilled small diameter bolts

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