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El navegante*** 7a

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198m, 8 pitches. A magnificent route which is of the same calibre as Costa Blanca, if not even better. It follows a very steep and direct line up the centre of the face to reach a fine position high on the wall. A wire or two may be needed for the section shared with Diedro UBSA which also contains some loose rock. 1) & 2) 4+, 45m. As for Diedro UBSA. 3) 5+, 15m. Continue up the corner but step right and climb onto a small black glacis. Belay at the right end of this. 4) 6b, 28m. Climb straight up the vertical rubble on some weird and wonderful holds (scary) and then smoother rock above. 5) 6b, 30m. Another long pitch leads left then back right and up an area of flowstone. Juggy climbing reaches a crack which leads to a belay shared with Gómez-Cano. 6) 6c, 20m. Tackle a short steep arete (scary) or groove to the left (technical). 7) 6a, 30m. Move left awkwardly then climb the groove and then the crack on the left (strenuous) to a good stance. 8) 7a, 30m. Climb the overhanging face above via the crack on the right with one hard move (or aid). Continue on steep rock via a crack then swing left to a niche. Exit rightwards then climb a groove and slab. Scramble up easy rock to the summit. © ROCKFAX
FA. Salvador Guerola, Emilio Perales, Juan Terradez, Jaime Arviza 1991
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This climb is in 29 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Great diversity and incredible interest with amazing scenery. Perfect conditions, no-one else competing for space at the stance. A vivid and memorable highlight to finish 2013. L5 is 6b+. Did not onsight 6c pitch; topo could be more helpful in saying: climb the arÍte, but using also the corner at LHS as necessary.
LeeWood - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/13

Awesome! Strung first 2 pitches together, then lead the first 6b on crazy holds, the awesome 6c arete and 7a crux. Luckily Kate got the sandbag scary 6a pitch :) ~4hours in total.
quiffhanger - AltLd O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Kate

Hidden - AltLd dog - 17/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/13

Also nice! Messed up the last pitch and ended up on very sharp steep rock, luckily seconding
HansStuttgart - 2013

The F6c pitch (3rd from the top) is a bit scary and the bolts have seen better days.
nige - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with mark hounslea

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/12

Led pitches 3,5,7 onsight. Flashed pitch 6 at 6c up the desperate technical groove. Aided pitch 8 at 7a and clipped a rest on the bolts. Even better than Costa Blanca, a phenomenal route.
ianjfsutcliffe - AltLd - 20/Dec/11 with Patch

Great multi pitch climb! Though half way up, in the baking sun, feet hurting and with a 50m instead of 60m rope I wasn't exactly that enthusiastic about it! Did it in a three. Took 8 hours on the route and three getting down in the dark.
richardashe - 2nd dog - 28/Mar/11

Led all pitches. Last pitch felt really hard going, even after the niche! Fantastic route. 6 hours!
Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - Mar/11

Joughton - AltLd dog - Feb/11

Hidden - 2010

great route, aided the first bit on the last pitch.
mr mills - AltLd dog - 17/Dec/09 with alun hughes

Dave Reeve - AltLd - 02/Feb/09 with Steve Hordley

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 02/Jan/09

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/08 with anna barnes

Fell once seconding F6c pitch. Aided crux on F7a pitch, as well as one rest!
DavidR - AltLd dog - 02/Jan/08 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jan/08

Boy - 2006

Hidden - AltLd - 2006

Bella - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/05 with Chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/05

sadams - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/04 with Kathryn & Nic

Led crux pitch. Then we drank all the beer in the villa before the others got back.
Russell Birkett - AltLd O/S - Apr/03 with Sandy Richie

jamiev - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/02 with Adrian Berry

sharpie - Lead O/S - Feb/01 with PL

skygodley - AltLd - 19/Feb/99 with Silvia Fitzpatrick

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Dec/97

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/95

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Style of ascent

Lead4 of 29 (13.8%)
Followed1 of 29 (3.4%)
Alt Leads21 of 29 (72.4%)
Unknown3 of 29 (10.3%)

'Climbed'8 of 29 (27.6%)
clean O/S15 of 29 (51.7%)
clean rpt1 of 29 (3.4%)
dogged5 of 29 (17.2%)