Climbs 87
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 1021m a.s.l

Superb positions above the misty Lleida plains at Roca Alta, Vilanova de Meià. © ali k

Crag features

A superb and wild area with an especially fine set of long multi-pitch sport routes on the stunning Roca dels Arcs. The shorter multi-pitchers on Amatista are worth a look and the single pitch sport climbs on La Cupula are a good place to pass a few hours. The cliffs generally face south and dry quickly but they are exposed to the worst of the weather and it can get windy here both on the faces and in the gorge.


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Approach notes


From Artesa de Segra follow the L-512 northeast for 3.5km then turn left onto the LP-9132. Follow this for 12km to the village of Vilanova de Meia. At the entrance to the village branch right and follow the narrow bumpy road that weaves up towards the gorge. There is limited parking on the roadside opposite the right-hand end of the Roca dels Arcs close to the 6km marker post and all the cliffs are approached from here.

In the Lleida climbs 2010 guide some of the lines on the topo on the La cupula area are a bit out, Vicios Ancestrales is about right and easy to spot so work back from that
Marti999 - 27/Apr/11
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Climbs at this crag

32Yanki Panky5b *2
33Unnamed Route 56a *3
34Malas Cartas6c *3
35Cabas de Garra5b *7
36Ré Home Ré6a **9
37Energía Antinuclear7a+ **7
38Carcamal7b+ **1
39Rei del Mam7b+ **2
40El Rey del Mambo7b ***6
41Els Cupuladors7b+ ** 
42Lliama del Quatre7c ** 
43Tros de Soca7b+ **2
44Tendresa ets Tu8a ** 
45Variant de l'Emigrant8a ** 
46Muere a Vista7c+ ** 
47Project right of Muere a Vista
48Toni Bianki8a  
49Hobbit6c+ **7
50Gossos d'Esquadra6b **3
51Pony Exprés6a+ **7
52Del Julio6a+ **8
53Forca Vital6a+ **12
54Amelia6a **19
55Integral Sandinista5c **11
56KK6a+ **4
57Vícios Ancestrales6c ***10
58Unnamed Route 307a+  
59Cuarentissima6b+ **1
61La Frontera6c ***2
62Amatista6a ***9
63Imágenes6b+ ***1
64Toma el Camino Peligroso7a ***1
65Lotus Blau7b *** 
67Via MantecasF6a+ ***2
68Amadeus7a ***3
69Porno Star6b+ 4
70Txubascos Baskos
5c 2
71Navarro *5a 1
72Gens Ni Mica *5c *1
73Koala *6a 1
74Pocola *6a  
75El Penultimo Mohicano *
76El Havivi *6c  
77Replicante *6b  
78Liz *5b  
79Sargantana *5b 1
80Bailando en la Oscuridad *5c  
81Black Prince *6a+  
82Thank You Ramona *6a  
83Puja Tant com Puguis Mananet *6c  
84T'ho fas o no t'ho fas *6a+  
85Jocs de Seduccio *6b  
86Massa facil per tu *4c 1
87El Ball de Javierres *5c 1
88Snow *5c  
89Tolo-tolo *6a+  
90La Era del Hierro *6c+  
91El Gandul *5c 1
92Senor Tarzan *5c 1
93Deidre Farreney *M 5 + ***1
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