El Espolón de La Diagonal
Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 220 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||22 total, 2/month|
|Shared By:||oncilla on Mar 13, 2017|
DescriptionFor this route, you start on La Diagonal and then break off to the left from the first belay station. The first pitch proceeds up a dihedral and then traverses across a face to arrive at the first belay station. There is a rusty bolt at the top of the dihedral before you start the traverse. As you traverse, there is one opportunity to place another piece of pro and then the rest of the traverse is a bit runout (you're looking at pretty good pendulum fall into a corner) until you finish the traverse and start climbing up toward the belay station. Otherwise, the whole route is well-protected. The first belay station has a pair of bolts in good condition.
From the belay station, traverse left out onto a very exposed face to follow El Espolón de La Diagonal. There is a bolt about 8-10 feet directly above the belay station that serves as your first piece of pro. Prior to clipping that bolt, your only option for a Jesus nut is clipping one of the bolts of the anchor. Most of the second pitch is bolted since it mostly pocketed, coral-like rock. This route has cool exposure but the second/last pitch is easy climbing, if not a little boring.
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