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Due to the ongoing spread of Coronavirus, Spain has banned all climbing. Continuing to do so not only puts people at risk, but can also put more strain on emergency workers. Please do not climb here.

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This fun via ferrata gives some good climbing and three exposed wire sections on the Pillars and gullys of Frontales above Albercones. The cable sections are all straightforward but the zipwire and two bridges will test those not used to exposure.
Gear - The usual lanyards are required. The zipwire really needs a pulley such as the Petzl Tandem Pulley. With this piece of kit it provides an exhilarating swing across the first big gully. If you do it on a steel karabiner instead then you will have to haul yourself over which is strenuous. Gloves are advised especially if you use a karabiner for the pulley zipwire.

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lottiehw 25 Jan Show βeta
βeta: Fantastic good fun - even though we did it in the rain!!
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βeta: Fantastic good fun - even though we did it in the rain!!
chelle 27 Dec, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Take a pulley for the zip line and plenty of water - @4hrs but we climbed as a group of 5 and took the longer route back x
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βeta: Take a pulley for the zip line and plenty of water - @4hrs but we climbed as a group of 5 and took the longer route back x
gavkellyuk 2 Dec, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: FAILED BOLT / BLOCK - A block containing the main bolt on one of the cables at the start of the postman’s walk near the top has failed today. It is still passable with care. Currently the bolt and block it is attached to is hanging against another cable.
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βeta: FAILED BOLT / BLOCK - A block containing the main bolt on one of the cables at the start of the postman’s walk near the top has failed today. It is still passable with care. Currently the bolt and block it is attached to is hanging against another cable.
climbhannahclimb 18 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Start has been fixed, all back to normal! Great fun.
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βeta: Start has been fixed, all back to normal! Great fun.
Edlambeth 8 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Start section cut off, but passable with some gear, (slings or small rope advised) It is currently closed due to a large rockfall and some areas within the first 50 metres are without rungs, but it can still be climbed with some knowledge. A great experience! Take loads of water and go in in the morning when it is not too sunny, the VF is in shade early.
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βeta: Start section cut off, but passable with some gear, (slings or small rope advised) It is currently closed due to a large rockfall and some areas within the first 50 metres are without rungs, but it can still be climbed with some knowledge. A great experience! Take loads of water and go in in the morning when it is not too sunny, the VF is in shade early.
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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
climbhannahclimb 8 Mar Lead rpt
Hidden 2 Mar Solo O/S
climbhannahclimb 23 Feb Lead rpt
Jazzybly 14 Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Feb Lead
climbhannahclimb 11 Feb Lead rpt
Rob Jackson 31 Jan Solo O/S Nice finish to a great trip!
Nice finish to a great trip!
Hidden 30 Jan -
Sasamagrasa 26 Jan -
lottiehw 25 Jan Lead Amazing route! Did it at the end of a rainy day so was all very damp but good fun!
with Dad
Amazing route! Did it at the end of a rainy day so was all very damp but good fun!
with Dad
Hidden 22 Jan Solo O/S
mcgovern 20 Jan -
Jamdahll 18 Jan - Great day out!
Great day out!
Giles Davis 11 Jan Solo
Hidden 8 Jan -
StephenBleakley 5 Jan - My first via ferrata, great day out and a nice active rest day for the fingers and skin. I swung a bit too much on the zip line so I didn't make it the full way across and ended up having haul myself the last couple metres. This just added to it though, great fun!
with Naomi Raab, Kieran Ellis, Andy Keating
My first via ferrata, great day out and a nice active rest day for the fingers and skin. I swung a bit too much on the zip line so I didn't make it the full way across and ended up having haul myself the last couple metres. This just added to it though, great fun!
with Naomi Raab, Kieran Ellis, Andy Keating
Naomi VR 5 Jan -
AlexTindl 4 Jan -
with Katrin
with Katrin
Alastair2486 26 Dec, 2019 - Good fun as the sun went down.
Good fun as the sun went down.
chelle 26 Dec, 2019 Lead β Great fun - good for taking a rest day!
with AndyMakison, Luke Weaver
Great fun - good for taking a rest day!
with AndyMakison, Luke Weaver
AndyMakison 26 Dec, 2019 AltLd
with chelle
with chelle
Lizard Ollie 19 Dec, 2019 Solo O/S The mizzle came in so this seemed like the best option. First via ferrata and first Tyrolean (good fun without a pulley...). Car to car in 1 hour 40 - 40 mins of which were spent taking the incorrect descent down a dried river bed. Great fun
The mizzle came in so this seemed like the best option. First via ferrata and first Tyrolean (good fun without a pulley...). Car to car in 1 hour 40 - 40 mins of which were spent taking the incorrect descent down a dried river bed. Great fun
JoeCoxson 19 Dec, 2019 Solo O/S 1hr up, 40mins down (lost the path, but it was more fun). Clipped in for the steep bits. Bodged something together for the Tyrolean. Good use of a wet day. Cables on the flat section of undergrowth seemed unnecessary...
1hr up, 40mins down (lost the path, but it was more fun). Clipped in for the steep bits. Bodged something together for the Tyrolean. Good use of a wet day. Cables on the flat section of undergrowth seemed unnecessary...
Hidden 14 Dec, 2019 Lead
Jake Young 2 Dec, 2019 Lead O/S
with El Chorro 2019 :P
with El Chorro 2019 :P
Joshua Cull 2 Dec, 2019 Lead O/S
with Jake Young, Chris
with Jake Young, Chris
Hidden 21 Nov, 2019 Solo
JohnHutch 21 Nov, 2019 Solo Great fun!
Great fun!
buxtoncoffeelover 21 Nov, 2019 Solo Excellent day out. VERY exciting Tyrolean (first ever!!) & fun bridges
Excellent day out. VERY exciting Tyrolean (first ever!!) & fun bridges
mountaingoatgirl 21 Nov, 2019 -
JEdmunds 15 Nov, 2019 Lead rpt
felixfelicis 6 Nov, 2019 -
with Anna Marszalkiewicz
with Anna Marszalkiewicz
climbhannahclimb 5 Nov, 2019 Lead rpt Anna
Anna
Alfrede 1 Nov, 2019 Solo
climbhannahclimb 31 Oct, 2019 Lead rpt
colin milton 29 Oct, 2019 Lead
with stanley milton, ibbo
with stanley milton, ibbo
Ewelina 26 Oct, 2019 -
Hidden 24 Oct, 2019 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Oct, 2019 Lead O/S
Hidden 19 Oct, 2019 -
JazFoz 19 Oct, 2019 -
Martin Haworth 16 Oct, 2019 Lead
Patty_t 6 Oct, 2019 Lead O/S
climbhannahclimb 29 Sep, 2019 Lead rpt
climbhannahclimb 17 Jul, 2019 Lead
PiotrekW 10 May, 2019 Lead O/S First proper Via Ferrata ever. Really enjoyed.
with Fifi
First proper Via Ferrata ever. Really enjoyed.
with Fifi
AmyLisa 8 May, 2019 2nd
emilylshirley 8 May, 2019 Lead O/S
Edlambeth 8 May, 2019 Lead O/S Start section cut off, but passable with some gear, (slings or small rope advised) It is currently closed due to a large rockfall and some areas within the first 50 metres are without rungs, but it can still be climbed with some knowledge. A great experience! Take loads of water and go in in the morning when it is not too sunny, the VF is in shade early.
Start section cut off, but passable with some gear, (slings or small rope advised) It is currently closed due to a large rockfall and some areas within the first 50 metres are without rungs, but it can still be climbed with some knowledge. A great experience! Take loads of water and go in in the morning when it is not too sunny, the VF is in shade early.
Ryan Miller 7 May, 2019 Lead O/S
with Jake, Emily, Alex B, Matt, Ros, Peter, Ed, Brigette, EmHopley
with Jake, Emily, Alex B, Matt, Ros, Peter, Ed, Brigette, EmHopley
Hidden 7 May, 2019 Lead O/S
DreamingOfSpain 7 May, 2019 -
EmHopley 7 May, 2019 2nd
AndyMakison 4 May, 2019 AltLd
ecooper03 4 May, 2019 AltLd
Hidden 28 Apr, 2019 -
Fraser hill-casey 24 Apr, 2019 Lead
razzle 20 Apr, 2019 Lead O/S Take a rope if you want to share a pulley. Take the right pulley (wire not rope). Be prepared to wait behind guided groups. It's a good time, yo
with Will Collins
Take a rope if you want to share a pulley. Take the right pulley (wire not rope). Be prepared to wait behind guided groups. It's a good time, yo
with Will Collins
AndyMakison 17 Apr, 2019 AltLd
with Laure Gamba
with Laure Gamba
jimmysdead 14 Apr, 2019 - Nice VF with decent gear. The zipwire is especially fun, definitely worth using a proper pulley.
Nice VF with decent gear. The zipwire is especially fun, definitely worth using a proper pulley.
AndyMakison 29 Mar, 2019 AltLd Guide work
with Gill + Matt (Aussies)
Guide work
with Gill + Matt (Aussies)
Mick r 2 Mar, 2019 Lead O/S
with Chris Gooder, Steve Smith, Tony Holdsworth
with Chris Gooder, Steve Smith, Tony Holdsworth
Tony Holdsworth 2 Mar, 2019 Solo O/S
with Mick Radford, Chris Gooder, Steve Smith
with Mick Radford, Chris Gooder, Steve Smith
goddamm7 1 Mar, 2019 Lead O/S
with batson
with batson
goddamm7 27 Feb, 2019 AltLd O/S Great rest day outing
with batson
Great rest day outing
with batson
Hidden 27 Feb, 2019 Lead O/S
bclifton 4 Feb, 2019 - Good fun
Good fun
Rachael Paxton 4 Feb, 2019 -
Liamd01 ?Feb, 2019 Lead O/S done as a rest day, absolute scorcher or a day, mad craic we managed to belt out a few classic tunes on route
done as a rest day, absolute scorcher or a day, mad craic we managed to belt out a few classic tunes on route
Hidden 25 Jan, 2019 -
Hidden 25 Jan, 2019 -
Paul Sagar 10 Jan, 2019 Solo O/S Did this as an alternative to climbing after the Estrella Polar disaster. Good fun. Soloed the regular sections and borrowed Chris’s pulley to get over the zipwire, although did back up with slings on the two bridges.
Did this as an alternative to climbing after the Estrella Polar disaster. Good fun. Soloed the regular sections and borrowed Chris’s pulley to get over the zipwire, although did back up with slings on the two bridges.
pymn nice but dim ?Jan, 2019 -
pymn nice but dim ??, 2019 -
pymn nice but dim ??, 2019 -
pymn nice but dim ??, 2019 -
Amy121 28 Oct, 2018 -
Garethza 15 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
Gill Bramley 15 Oct, 2018 -
mikelaing ?Aug, 2018 -
with Wormy and Hovis
with Wormy and Hovis
Hidden ?May, 2018 -
Hidden ?May, 2018 -
astridsoutham 8 Apr, 2018 -
Hidden 28 Mar, 2018 -
Niamh Gibson 24 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
with Sylvan Chouhan, Sid Sherborne, Nicole Roberts
with Sylvan Chouhan, Sid Sherborne, Nicole Roberts
Tom Lord 24 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
Nicole_vole 24 Mar, 2018 2nd
Sylvan Chouhan 24 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
Sid Sherborne 24 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S First via ferrata route (other than the stairs on the Bowderstone).
with Nidhi Unnithan, Tom Lord, Niamh Gibson, Sylvan Chouhan, Nicole_vole, Steve Farr
First via ferrata route (other than the stairs on the Bowderstone).
with Nidhi Unnithan, Tom Lord, Niamh Gibson, Sylvan Chouhan, Nicole_vole, Steve Farr
neilslark ?Mar, 2018 -
JEdmunds 2 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
AndyMakison 2 Feb, 2018 AltLd
with Luke Donaldson, Chris Surfleet, Josie Nevill, JEdmunds, monkeyman79
with Luke Donaldson, Chris Surfleet, Josie Nevill, JEdmunds, monkeyman79
ChrisBowden 28 Jan, 2018 -
pymn nice but dim ?Jan, 2018 -
MichealMurphy ??, 2018 -
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