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carlos gallego

Ice climber
Spain
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 25, 2013 - 08:06am PT
Spain is one of the more mountainous european countries, with very stable climate.
Main altitude of the State in Canary Islands (Teide 3.718m.).
Main altitude of the peninsula in Sierra Nevada (Mulhacén 3.480m.).
Main altitude of the Sistema Central... Sierra de Gredos (Almanzor 2.592m.).
Rock in summer/winter and ice only in the winter.
I´ll leave here photos and info... maybe you should be interested for a holidays future... or simply like to see them.
Sierra de Gredos is about 150km. from Madrid.
Comments welcome.

Credit: carlos gallego

Sierra de Gredos. Galayos... granit, 100/300m.

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Sierra de Gredos. Torozo... granit, 100!300m.

Credit: carlos gallego

Credit: carlos gallego
ddriver

Trad climber
SLC, UT
Feb 25, 2013 - 10:56am PT
Thanks Carlos. That's very pretty rock. How close is it to La Pedriza?

Spain has wonderful climbing and weather, as you say. I have climbed at La Pedriza, Riglos, Picos de Europa, Montserrat, Penon, Sella, and El Chorro, among others. All were tremendous.
carlos gallego

Ice climber
Spain
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2013 - 11:25am PT
Hello, ddriver... la Pedriza belongs to the Sistema Central mountains as Sierra de Gredos.
Pedriza is about 45km. from Madrid and Sierra de Gredos about 100km. from Pedriza... it is usual to travel by car to Gredos just one day and climb... time enough without hurries.
ˇAh!... I saw your photos... Naranjo de Bulnes west classic face... very good.
La Pedriza is considered as one of the best friction climbing area... more than 3.000 routes.
Best regards.
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Feb 25, 2013 - 11:25am PT
Mas por favor.
carlos gallego

Ice climber
Spain
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
mrtropy...

Sistema Central... Sierra de Gredos... Galayos... "El Torreón".

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Sistema Central... Sierra de Gredos... Galayos... "Aguja Negra y Aguja Amezúa"

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... climbing...

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... and abseiling...

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carlos gallego

Ice climber
Spain
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 28, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
Sistema Central... Sierra de Gredos... Pico Almanzor.
200m. ... rock in summer up to 6B. Ice and mixed climbing in winter up to M6 and AI4+.

Credit: carlos gallego

Sistema Central... Sierra de Gredos... Pico Risco Moreno.
130m. ... rock in summer up to 7B.

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Sistema Central... Sierra de Guadarrama... Pedriza area.
... +3.000 routes... up to 8C.

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ddriver

Trad climber
SLC, UT
Feb 28, 2013 - 02:41pm PT
Carlos, what is this guy in the middle named? How far from Manzanares el Real?

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carlos gallego

Ice climber
Spain
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 1, 2013 - 09:57am PT
Hello, ddriver.
The name of that guy is "El Pájaro" (the bird)... also called in maps "Pinganillo".

Credit: carlos gallego

You have two ways from Manzanares el Real... in any case the meeting point would be the "Giner de los Ríos Hut"... from there you accede to a lot of climbs.
1)Walking from the village to "El Tranco"... and then to the hut (1 1/2 hours).
2)By car from the village to "Canto Cochino"... meeting point of climbers... and then to the hut (45 mn).

Credit: carlos gallego

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jaaan

Trad climber
Chamonix, France
Mar 1, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
Hey Carlos, I saw some photos of a stunning looking route at El Caputxí, somewhere in the north. I think the route was called Déjŕ Vu and there was some controversy over the bolts on it Have you been there?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 1, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
^^^That "sierra," if one can call that extended ridgeline such, is looking like a perfectly nice traverse. Has anyone done all those summits in a day? Or less? It looks like a great challenge from here.
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 1, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
Is there a website that contains information for this area?
carlos gallego

Ice climber
Spain
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 1, 2013 - 01:42pm PT
Hello, Jaaan... you are well informed.

"El Caputxi" is in the Pyrenees (Pirineos)... frontier with France.
The route "Déjá Vu" was first descended and bolted. Of course there were problems with other climbers.
Nowadays most people climb it with "friends". If you do not use bolts... the second pitch has long runouts and the last one should be impossible to protect... the rest is OK.
It is considered as one of the best cracks in Spain.

Credit: carlos gallego

Another place from the Pyrenees... "Ordesa Valley"... "Tozal del Mallo"...

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Mouse... really it shall be a good climb. You will have to climb a lot of peaks.
There are more peaks to the left... so it will be a very, very long day... walking, climbing and abseiling.
A view from the other side... from the village of Manzanares el Real... with the peak "El Yelmo".

Credit: carlos gallego

Credit: carlos gallego
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Mar 1, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
I am trying to convince my husband that we should go to Spain and spend a few months. I think this thread could help persuade him!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 1, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
Great Carlos, keep on building us a Spain thread.

Here is the link to your blog reposted: http://montanayalpinismoclasico.blogspot.com.es/
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Mar 1, 2013 - 02:14pm PT
I spent 12 days in Andalusia a few years back. El Chorro was cool, too cool to climb though.

Really want to go back and spend a couple of months in Spain, maybe never come home.

Awesome thread.
Sredni Vashtar

Social climber
The coastal redwoods
Mar 1, 2013 - 02:27pm PT
great post, you have some great mountains in Spain from vall de nuria to Mount Teide. Andalucia reminds me a lot of So Cal. I was just telling a friend he was to check out the lunar landscape of Mount Teides Caldera, with its wind sculpted esoteria and general weirdness
carlos gallego

Ice climber
Spain
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 1, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
Hello, Grippa... you can find lot of info of Pedriza and other areas in here... http://www.viaclasica.com/index.php... look for "el foro" and you will see.

Phylp... stable weather in Spain... and good food/wines... come here.

Marlow... thank you very much for your help.

hossjulia... if you decide not to return... do not worry about it, will be good received.

Sredni... Teide is an easy peak but long way... some people walk from the sea... ufff...

In the "Cordillera Cantabrica"·(see map above)... "Picos de Europa"... "Naranjo de Bulnes"... 500m.

Credit: carlos gallego

In "Pyrenees" ... "Sierra Partacua"... "Telera"... 700m. fantastic mixed terrain for winter.

Credit: carlos gallego
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 3, 2013 - 11:45am PT
Thanks for sharing your Spanish gold with us!
carlos gallego

Ice climber
Spain
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
Thank you, Steve.... a pleasure to share with you all.

Some more landscapes of Sistema Central... Sierra de Gredos.

Peak..."El Fraile"... very good rock climbing... in wild terrain... 90/120m... up to 8A.

Credit: carlos gallego

Credit: carlos gallego

Peaks... "El Durazno" and "Casqueruela"... wild, wild... 200/250m.... up to 6C+.

Credit: carlos gallego

Credit: carlos gallego

Credit: carlos gallego
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Mar 5, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
Carlos - I WILL come to Spain! It may take a year before I can come, but I want to visit very much. Please keep your email link to your supertopo account active so people can get in touch with you in the future.
Phyl
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