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Gorro Frigi Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,500'
Location: 41.59, 1.8259 View Map  Incorrect?
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Gorro Frigi is the large tower on the right.

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.

Climbing Season

For the Catalonia area.

Weather station 24.7 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Gorro Frigi

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gorro Frigi:
Badalona   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   
Via del Carles   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 5 pitches, 500'   
Stromberg   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 5 pitches, 450'   
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Featured Route For Gorro Frigi
Rock Climbing Photo:  Amaia, seconding the second pitch.

Via del Carles 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : Spain : ... : Gorro Frigi
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 EastP1 ( 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. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By rickziegler
Apr 24, 2014
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.
By Marnix
From: New York, NY
Jun 20, 2016
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

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