Espolón de la Pared Negra** 5a
134m, 4 pitches. A good climb, interesting and varied. Start at a scratched arrow up and right of the mine-workings. 1) 4+, 38m. Climb the slab and a short steep groove then continue up a series of short walls with the occasional awkward move before traversing left to a good stance. 2) 5, 38m. Head straight up the wall, tricky in places, to the groove that cuts past the left-hand end of the overhangs. Up this to a spacious stance. 3) 4, 22m. Trend left up the slabs more easily then climb up into the base of a groove and up this to a small stance. 4) 4+, 36m. Continue up the groove odd and spaced fixed gear then trend left and right up the wall to reach the big roof. Move left to a recess and climb the right wall of this to reach easy ground and a stance. © ROCKFAX
FA. J.Montesinos, Brugarolas, M.Jaén 1962
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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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