Just an hour North of Madrid, La Pedriza has to be one of the best granite climbing areas in Spain. Many call it a paradise. La Pedriza is a big regional park in the mountains outside of Madrid. It is a fairly large park, but inside it's boundaries there is a lot of rock. Although you'll find cracks and face climbing, "Pedri" known for the vast quantity and quality of hard friction climbs. It's rumored that 5.10 sticky rubber was first tested here. Believe it or not, this place has some of the hardest slab routes in the country. Up to mid 5.13. Be careful with lower graded routes in the 5.9/V range because they can be really ran out. Here you'll find a large variety of single and multi-pitch routes (up to 6 pitches). The normal rack is a set of quick draws and a single set of cams and nuts. There is tons of bouldering here as well so don't be afraid to bring your crash pad. Late Fall, Winter and early spring are the best times to climb here. Don't even think of coming here in the Summer. Final note, the rock here is super abrasive. For cracks bring tape. The it's as abrasive or more than Joshua Tree.
Go North out of Madrid on M-607 towards Manzanares Real. Once at the small town look for signs, which are hard to see, or ask someone. If your coming in on 607, go past the castle, through a round-about and look for the entrance on your right.
9 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For La Pedriza
Ziggy Stardust 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
: ... : El Yelmo
The crux is at the very beginning. The guidebook says a "violent move" and I totally agree. After that, it follows some cracks till a steep slab climbing that looks more difficult than what it actually is. Scary if you donīt like slab climbing (if you donīt like old school slab climbing just donīt go to El Yelmo)....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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|By Nick Augustine|
Jul 18, 2011
I am moving to Madrid this fall for university and was wondering if anyone had any good beta for this area or any areas closer to Madrid. also if anyone lives in Madrid and goes to a good climbing gym please let me know where it is. Thank you!
p.s. if anyone wants to climb in madrid message me, I will need a partner!
Mar 14, 2012
hey nick how'd u make out ? i'm coming to madrid in april and looking for a partner...sent u a pm as well
|By Jose Ortega|
Jul 24, 2012
The best crag in La Pedriza is "El Pajaro", for many, the high concentration of three stars trad routes: cracks, off width, friction, face climbing.
Some must-do it routes are: Sur clasica (6a), Este-Pedro Ramos (6a), West face (oeste) 6c, Tino 6a/A0 7a+,La Aparecida (6c+/A0 o 7b+).
The second in rating is El Yelmo. Awesome Trad climbing in friction. Donīt miss: Guirles (6b)or the scary Galvez (huge runouts, but amazing)...if you lead it, never forget...
If you are looking hard friction routes, donīt miss "El Euro crag" some of the best 5.13ī to 5.14
In La Pedriza exist also some face climbing with holds, in many places called mushrooms (La pared de Santillana, great easy trad climbing...runouts but easy)
Recommended visit: all year round but if you are looking for hard friction routes, only winter. Too hot in summer.
Enjoy!!! more than 2000 routes