Espolón de la Pared Negra** 5a
134m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A good climb, interesting and quite popular. Start at a scratched arrow up and right of the mine-workings.
1) 4+, 30m. Climb the slab and short steep groove then a series of short walls before traversing left to a good stance.
2) 5, 30m. Up the wall - tricky in places, with spaced bolts - to the groove passing the left end of the roofs. Up this to a stance.
3) 4, 20m. Trend left up slabs more easily then climb up into the base of a groove and up this to a small stance.
4) 4+, 30m. Continue up the groove then trend left and right up the wall to the big roof. Move left to a recess and climb the right wall to easy ground. © ROCKFAX

FA. J.Montesinos, Brugarolas, M.Jaén 1962
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This climb is in 19 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Led 1st and 3rd pitch
Juan Ruiz - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/15 with Antonio Zarrias

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/15

Jeanie led pitches 2 & 4.
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd rpt - 15/Nov/14 with Jeanie

Jeanie led pitches 1 & 3
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/14 with Jeanie

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Mar/14

Lovely route and a proper adventure climb with the via ferrata/abseil descent. Last pitch has some interesting gear and a stiff finish. I think P4 was crux, other pitches mostly just moves off the belay.
Robin Woodward - Lead - Jan/14

a very nice route. We thought it better than the rockfax 'top 50 ' route derecha del espolon
brianrunner - AltLd - 24/Feb/13 with steve wells

richardlongfils1986 - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/10 with claire morgan, ian dalloway

Rained off after 1st pitch
Christian Reynish - AltLd dnf - 15/Oct/10 with stu

Led pitch 2 and 4
nick hawkins - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/09

Adam Potter - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Nick Hawkins

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jan/09

steve prior - AltLd - Nov/08 with Andy C

I only lead pitch 3
crisaitken - AltLd - 25/Oct/08 with gordonhend

I led pitches 2 and 4. A fantastic route, better than Derecha del Espolon. Spaced gear, especially pitch 2, and a steep sting in the tail at the top.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/08 with Carmen

Danhan - AltLd - 24/Mar/08 with Nick

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Mar/08

gordon henderson - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Chris

First belay over on left (shared with route with blue bolts, which is not in 2005 guide). Top pitch - stick with grove (there is old & new gear), do not follow line of blue bolts that goes right.
ChrisJD - AltLd - 25/Nov/06 with Clare

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