Slabducation - La PedrizaFri Night Vid

© Talo Martin

This week's Friday Night Video is a trip to one of the world's most brutal climbing areas: La Pedriza, Spain. Sharp rock, long runouts and a complete lack of holds often strike fear into the hearts of climbers but are also among some of the factors that attract them to the area. Watch as a whole host of international stars, including Johnny Dawes, Caro Ciavaldini, James Pearson, Dani Andrada, Sean Villanueva, and Siebe Vanhee, are guided by local stalwart, Talo Martin.

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Excellent and slabtastic.

4 Feb

Awesome. That place has been on my hit-list for years. Anyone got any info on camping etc?



4 Feb

I went about 8 years ago. From what I remember there were two campsites, one which was walking distance to the rocks, but seemed smaller and not quite as nice, and another which was bigger, a bit nicer, and about a 10minute drive to the rocks. I'm afraid I can't remember the name of either.

Most people stayed in their vans in the car parks in the national park (it had something of a party atmosphere), although if you choose this option there aren't any toilet facilities within the national park.

It was a lot of fun and I'd love to go back. We did a mix of bouldering and sport which was ideal as the sport climbing on the slabs gives the skin on your fingers a bit of a rest. The granite is very sharp.

4 Feb

I don’t know if he still does but Talo to used to air bnb a room in his house, great if you want any beta!

4 Feb

That was very good.

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