Altitude 1260m a.s.l
The fantastic first pitch of Vallecas (V) at La Pedriza © Carmen Elphick
Your worst nightmare, in slab form.
Mostly granite slabs with nice run outs, perfect to rehearse the Elvis leg move, but there´s a lot more: kilometers of trad & sport routes and countless boulders enough to be climbing your whole life without repeating a route.
From Madrid, go north through the M607 heading Colmenar Viejo, then AFTER Colmenar Viejo take the exit to M609 towards Soto del Real/Miraflores, then take the exit Avenida de las Margaritas, in the second roundabout turn left to take M608, heading Manzanares el Real, pass the petrol station and Manzanares itself and after the last roundabout turn first right. Follow that road uphill till you find the Cantocochino car park at the very top.
Padriza anterior crags are usually 20/45 min walking from Cantocochino.
|The Harrisons of Spain. Loads of climbing steeped in Madrileno climbing history. Couldn't find a Festerhaunt or a toilet though.|
leland stamper - 24/Nov/13
|Awesome place to climb. But please add 1 to 2 grades!!! to the current grades in the april sun. Most of the routes are slabs with a couple of good steep granite venues. All bolts i encounted were in good nick and not worth taking any trad gear for a shortish trip, although there are a few inspiring crack lines around and the odd sport climb that requires a friend or two. Climbing is mainly on granite friction slabs and grades always feel stiff (maybe the time of year i went and preferable time would be earlier in the year for colder weather). Bolts can be spaced at times requiring a cool head at times. Recommended though!!!|
geoff.comley - 12/Apr/11