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Badalona T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
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Type: Sport, 500 ft, 5 pitches
FA: Cardonna (april 1987)
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Shared By: Miyako on Apr 3, 2014
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Description

A popular and easy route. The most difficult part is at the last portion of the third pitch but it is well protected. Another iron cross is waiting for you at the summit.
Orientation is East
P1 ( 5.6 ) 115 f.
P2 (5.7) 100 f.
P3 (5.9) 65 f. (crux approaching the last third climbing a short vertical part)
P4 (5.7) 115 f.
P5 (easy 5.6 with a short section 5.8 in the middle) 115 f.

Location

From the Monastary, take the Sant Joan funicular to the upper station and follow the St. Jerome’s cap. At the bottom of the Phrygian cap you will see an iron cross about ten meters from the walking path. Few meters left of the cross you can spot the first green bolt.

Protection

10 quickdraws
Daniel Joder
Barcelona, Spain
Daniel Joder   Barcelona, Spain
Just climbed this today with Colton Lawson. Great route and we had a perfect day! Some observations...the green paint on the bolts is there but chipping off--and the bolts are VERY hard to see. From the tourist trail, start about 10-15 feet left of the iron cross, climb slowly, and look carefully. This is not bolted every three feet like a Boulder Canyon sport route, but the bolts are spaced just about right for safe and fun climbing. The crux is very well-protected with three bolts on the short headwall (V+, or 5.9-ish). We used a single 70m rope and descended via four rappels down the fairly low-angle south side--down a route called Via Anna Guinovart (Google it for a photo--a great 5.4-ish route to Gorro Frigi's summit). From the summit, the start of the rappels takes you down a slot on the south side with two medium-sized trees. After that, stay on the slab as you do the raps--nice well-bolted stations every 25-30 meters. Don't be tempted to reduce the number of raps by angling into the brushy gully where the old via farrata USED TO BE (it has been removed!)--just go all the way to the ground. Nov 21, 2017
Outstanding rock quality. Mostly easy climbing but a fun day out in a beautiful spot. See my note about the descent from this formation. Apr 24, 2014