Maria Ponte el Arnes
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This newer route still has some loose rock on it and sharp holds that detract from the overall quality.
Start up a slab to a bulge that is pulled on solid jugs that look as though they will pull right out of the wall. Once you reach the overhanging wall above the climbing trends up and right with long bouldery moves, not at all like the other routes on the wall. Eventual you gain the tuffas dripping down from the top of the wall. There is a nice threader low in this section that provides a full recovery. Make long moves up the tuffas to the anchor.
This route is between Pince Sans Rire and Gracias Fina/Akelarre, on the left side of the big main wall.
Bolts and a bolted anchor.
|Comments on Maria Ponte el Arnes
Jul 2, 2010
This route has become quite popular and, as such, has cleaned up nicely. For me it wasn't in the same league as Pince Sans Rire but still was worthy.