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Placa del Tranco Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,300'
Location: 40.74376, -3.88716 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brian in SLC on Feb 18, 2017
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Above the bushy...Placa del Tranco


A stumpy little dome slab rising out of the foliage.

Packed with routes ranging from easy to not-so-much. Routes here tend to be a bit spicier than the neighboring Placa del Canalla.

Grade spread from IV to 7a+ amongst the 14 routes with the majority of the routes 6a-6b (5.10 friction).

Excellent granite friction climbing with a bit more variety than just pure slab. A great location to get your friction addiction dialed before launching up any of the test pieces or old, run out classics.

Caution: the routes here are a full 30m. Knot the blunt end of the rope prior to lowering a partner.

Getting There 

From the parking lot at El Tranco (or the main trial north of the houses), look up and west (left) and find the crag. Placa del Tranco is distinctive with a slab to the right of a right-facing corner crack with a big flake sticking out of it.

Take the well-travelled trail through the brush straight to the crag with a short scramble up through blocks at the base.

About 15 minute approach.

Climbing Season

For the Spain area.

Weather station 7.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Burilada 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Europe : Spain : ... : Placa del Tranco
Get your steep, thin friction on!Consistently difficult climbing on small features and thin tip toe friction.A good route to gain a feel for the more difficult friction.Leadable, but, also easily TR-able from the anchor atop Blanca. Apparently an old, aid route which has since been free climbed.Take care with the rope end…this is a full 30m lower/TR from the anchor. Knot the ground side of the rope!...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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