/ Tenerife topos

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callwild - on 23 Nov 2016
Anybody have information or Topos about the Roques de Garcia in Tenerife or any other trad climbing areas on the island.
everything seems unavailable apart from sports routes.
Noelle - on 23 Nov 2016
In reply to callwild:

Hi. Just got back from a climbing holiday in Tenerife. The most up to date information is available from the Roxstar shop in Arico. Their website is also good (seems to be down as I type, but was up last week so they may be updating things?) The Climbing House in Arico also had a folder of updates and articles on Tenerife. Try looking here: http://tenerifeclimbinghouse.com/en/climbing-in-tenerife/

You can find trad climbing everywhere. There are mixed climbing ethics/styles all over the island. Most crags have both trad routes and bolted, often right next to each other! It seems odd to UK climbers, but that's how things have developed over there. If you get the Tenerife climbing guide, the topos have a red colour for trad lines and yellow for sport (or vice versa). My gang only took gear for sports climbing to save on luggage costs, but I'll definitely be taking my rack next time.

callwild - on 30 Nov 2016
In reply to Noelle:

Are double ropes required for abseiling from Trad routes such as Roques De Garcia? or is a 70m single OK?
Noelle - on 30 Nov 2016
In reply to callwild:

I don't know, as I haven't climbed there at all. It was too cold (4C) to climb at Canadas del Capricho last month, but maybe the Roques side catches the sun?

Definitely a good idea to email/phone people at the Tenerife climbing shop and ask them. The website is back up now.


cwarby - on 30 Nov 2016
In reply to callwild:

I've only been bouldering, not quite what you asked for. Poris is good for a quick hit; see

Enjoy whatever.

callwild - on 26 Dec 2016
In reply to callwild:
Well just returned after a great time in Tenerife. the sports climbing is well covered in the guide. However the new area of Tamayada is great for those looking for easier sports routes from IV+ to 6b. The lines here follow natural features rather than blank walls.
The multi pitch routes on The Cathedral at the Roques de Garcia are well worth seeking out. There are a host of photo topos available at the `The Climbing House` in Arico, which they encourage you to photograph.
The rock is generally solid with some loose rock on ledges. Mainly trad protection but with some bolts and we found good bolted rap anchors on the routes we did, although they are not always obvious to find.
Double 50m ropes are definitely required for the descents.
There are some fantastic lines of between V+ and 6b weaving through bizarre volcanic formations.

Also found some multi pitch up in the Northern mountains above Taganana, on the Roque de Enmedio.
The topos show these to be bolted 4/5 pitch routes at about V+ but the weather stopped us both times we tried to go up here, but they look good.
So yeah, a lot more to go at for the multi-pitch mid grade climber than initial investigation suggests and well worth a trip.
some topos are available on this website.
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