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Routes in Espero Primavera

Camparos Toca el Dos S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Espero Primavera S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ferralladura S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mandragora S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Marieta de L'ull Viu S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Papagora S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Remena Nena S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Se Miapaga La Baldufa S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tan San Fot S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Volta I Volta S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
berberechin fibrao S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
penitenciagite S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Type: Sport, 115 ft
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Shared By: Monomaniac on Dec 9, 2009
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Description

Mandragora is a classic technical, vertical, enduro wall climb reminiscent of American classics like Orange Juice and Heinous Cling. Although not quite as stellar (or as hard) as either of those legendary lines, this is one of the most classic lines of Siurana, and should be on the tick list of any visitor that can climb at the grade.

Sadly the line bakes in the sun nearly all day, making it a bit of a tease for visitors on a tight schedule. The top of the climb gets sun first, and the shade line slowly drops, hitting the relatively low crux around 11am. Fortunately the holds are surprisingly not sharp at all, climbing beautiful orange sculpted pockets & smooth incut edges, rather than the sharp crimps found everywhere else.

Begin with easy moves to the big ledge 10 feet up. Follow jugs up & left over the slight bulge to a stance on the tan slab near the 3rd bolt. The crux passes this slab on thin, sequential edges. Above, follow more incut holds in beautiful dark orange stone, veering right to reach the midway anchor in white rock. A difficult boulder problem on slopey crimps heads back left from the anchor to more orange jugs. Follow the juggy slab, moving right to clip, until the holds expire & you are forced right to thin holds in white stone. Surmount a small bulge, work into the black corner and up to the anchor.

Location

At the far left end of the Espero Primavera cliff. Walk the trail along the base of the crag, passing behind a 30ยด-foot high pinnacle with a few short, steep routes. Beyond this is a brilliant orange streak. Mandragora climbs directly up the heavily chalked line of bolts up the orange streak.

Protection

Many bolts to the second two bolt anchor. There is an intermediate lower station if you lack a 70m rope.
Max Tepfer
Bend, OR
 
Max Tepfer   Bend, OR
 
Had no problems getting to the ground (just) w/2 different 70s. The midway anchor described above is gone. This thing is mega! Must-do. Dec 3, 2014
LeeAB Brinckerhoff
ABQ, NM
 
LeeAB Brinckerhoff   ABQ, NM  
 
When I did this, we had a 70m rope and when I lowered I only made it to just below the ledge at 10 feet and had to down climb, so beware you may or not make it with a 70m. Dec 9, 2009