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Covallonga** 5

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[hamish swearing on covallonga, La Mussara, 2 kb]35m, 2 pitches. The most direct way to the summit. 1) 5, 20m. The middle line of three. 2) 5, 15m. A good upper pitch well worth seeking out. © ROCKFAX

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Excellent route, especially pitch 2. Set off to lead it all in one with a 70m rope. Ran out of quickdraws half way up pitch 2 so lowered back to the belay. We then both led pitch 2 - excitingv up the exposed wall, with a couple of tasty overhangs to finish. Pitch 1 is about 30m, pitch 2 slightly less. One of the best routes of the week.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Carmen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/13

Guy Wilson - Feb/12 with Sam Everitt

Hidden - 2012

The first pitch was an easy 5, but the second pitch felt like a stiff 5+ over the bulge, and some of the moves require confidence to lead clean. Amazing views from the top though and definitely worth seeking this route out. A 70m rope was just about long enough to abseil to the first belay point.
cactuscratch - Lead dog - 13/Oct/11

quick jaunt up onto the roof of our bivi cave
ferdia - 2nd - 01/Apr/11 with Phil

Me P2.
hellboundblr - AltLd - 03/Oct/10 with Simon Holden

Hidden - Lead - 03/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/10

Done in one pitch with 70m rope. Same problem as below, didn't manage to lower off to the first belay so my belayer climbed up the first pitch. Fantastic exposure (for a sport route), breathtaking finish, easily a three star route. Best route of it's grade in Mussara. Take care with route reading near the top.
Glyn Davidson - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/10 with Rob Greaves

Hidden - Lead - Apr/10

davis.pete - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/08 with Edward Westwood

Ed Westwood - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/08 with Pete Davis

tommoulds - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/08 with Matt Chorlton

djbeaumont - Lead O/S - 28/May/08 with Trace

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/07

TiffTiff - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/06

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 23/Dec/06 with Dave

Superb fun with great vista on the second pitch (its the reason you come to Spain!)
csd23 - Lead O/S - Dec/06 with Dave

Guy Wilson - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/06 with Shaun Bayes

Led as a HUGE single pitch (over 50m!) Much better to do as 2 pitches, and avoid the rope drag. Had a scare when ran out of rope while being lowered off - a 70m rope didn't get me anywhere near the 1st pitch anchor, so threaded my maillon.
Nick Smith - UKC - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/06 with Marina

2nd'd 1st pitch again, so that Marina could lead the route. Her first multi-pitch lead & 1st hanging belay!
Nick Smith - UKC - 2nd rpt - 03/Sep/06 with Marina

net - Apr/06

mooseloose - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/05

cem - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/05 with Graham Dolman

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - May/05 with Ian

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/05

50m not 30m. Big fall for Eva from the top pitch
Robbie H - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/05 with Eva Hoffman

Matt Rowat - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Duncan

Julian Wedd - Oct/04

Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/04 with Dan & Juan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/04

Sankey - AltLd - 17/Apr/03 with Luke

Ebbens' abseil disaster!
thebigfriendlymoose - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/03 with Stephen

barrington1978 - Apr/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/02

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - Oct/02 with Rowena lovell

Hidden - Apr/02

Howard J - AltLd - 08/May/01 with Mark Polkey

Lead the second pitch, poor first pitch but nice airy second pitch.
Rob Oram - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/00 with Tom Asbridge

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/00

Allan Young - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/00 with Matthew Higham

gjd - May/99 with Joe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/99

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Style of ascent

Lead24 of 47 (51.1%)
Followed4 of 47 (8.5%)
Alt Leads12 of 47 (25.5%)
Unknown7 of 47 (14.9%)

'Climbed'13 of 47 (27.7%)
clean O/S32 of 47 (68.1%)
clean rpt1 of 47 (2.1%)
dogged1 of 47 (2.1%)