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Routes in Gorro Frigi

Badalona T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Millenium S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Stromberg S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Via del Carles S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Description

Gorro Frigi is the tallest & most impressive-looking of the Gorros towers. It is home to several classic routes, some very well protected, and others offering a more alpine experience. There is a fully equipped Via Ferrata on the back side (actually the South side) of Gorro Frigi, making the descent relatively plush, while offering something interesting for the casual adventurer. The iron cross bolted to the summit is a popular hiking objective.

The rock is generally very good, but there are some loose cobbles here & there, and much of the rock is covered in lichen. Route-finding can be difficult on these faces, as there are few natural features, and several of the newer lines criss-cross the more historic lines. Some of these new routes have painted hangers in an attempt to alleviate confusion. Judge for yourself if this technique is effective.

Getting There

Gorro Frigi is the furthest North of the Gorros formations. When viewed from the Monastery, it is the furthest right. Follow the Tourist Trail north until below the route of choice.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Gorro Frigi

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Badalona
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Stromberg
Sport 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Via del Carles
Sport 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Badalona 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad 5 pitches
Stromberg 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 5 pitches
Via del Carles 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 5 pitches
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Marnix
New York, NY
Marnix   New York, NY
Careful when topping out - lots of loose rock

We couldn't find the via ferrata either but scrambled to the rap station on the south side and were down into the climbers trail with 3 raps on good chains.

There seem to be a number of stations on that side and 2 raps with a 70m seems possible if you pick the right ones Jun 20, 2016
A quick note about the descent. We saw no via ferrata on the south side. Should be obvious right???
What we did find was a massive cairn leading to a slabby 20m rap on the south side. Then another slabby 20m rap in a corner. Then a bit a down climbing and scrambling to a notch. From there, head left (east) down a well worn, slick climbers trail that deposits you back on the main trail at the route's base. Apr 24, 2014

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