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Peña de Bernal
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El Lado O scuro de la Luna S 
Asuntos Exteriores T 
Bernal Sanders S 
Bernalina S 
Colonel of Bernal S 
Feel the Bernal S 
Filo Suroeste S 
Horizonte de Estrelles S 
Kernal of Bernal S 
Servico Exterior S 
Unknown PdB 1 T 
Unknown PdB 2 S 
Unknown PdB 3 S 
Unknown PdB 4 T 
Unknown PdB 5 S 
Via del Padre S 

Bernal Sanders 

YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c [details]
FA: Donette & Todd Swain 12/2015
New Route: Yes
Season: fall, winter, spring
Page Views: 77
Submitted By: Gunkswest on Mar 27, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: Looking down the back side from the monster/dinosa...

Description 

Start at the left margin of the lower face at a green dihedral. Mantle up onto a ledge to reach the first bolt on the left side of the dihedral. Move slightly left from the top of the dihedral and climb a green face up to an anchor.

Location 

There are about ten fun, moderate routes that are down around the corner to the left of Filo Suroeste. To approach these climbs, hike up the main trail as if you are going toward the Bernalina face. About 100 yards before Bernalina, take a side path that goes up the hillside. This side path leaves the main trail near a wire basket filled with rocks (see descriptive pictures).

Go uphill about 50 vertical feet on the side path to a boulder that is painted like a monster/dinosaur. This boulder is on top of the shoulder/ridge that comes off the Pena.

Follow a path down the back side of the shoulder/ridge, staying at the base of the rock. In about 100 yards, you'll come to a face with a series of left-slanting cracks that look a bit like a corrugated metal roof. There is a long, orange ceiling above this face. These are the rightmost, upper routes on this wall.

At the left end of this face, there's a drop off of about 20 vertical feet. You can down climb (a bit tricky with a pack), do a short rappel from the nearby tree, or backtrack about 60 feet and follow a path downhill that loops back around to the lower, leftmost portion of the face.

The routes in this entire sector are described from left to right, so this route is the farthest left on the lower face. It starts at a green dihedral on the left margin of the cliff.

While this approach sounds complicated, once you've done it a time or two, you'll find you can get to this face from the main hiking trail in about five minutes.

Protection 

Five bolts with a two bolt anchor to lower or rappel from. 30m.


Photos of Bernal Sanders Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A picture of the Pena de Bernal from the trailhead...
BETA PHOTO: A picture of the Pena de Bernal from the trailhead...
Rock Climbing Photo: The initial dihedral on the climb. The climb then ...
BETA PHOTO: The initial dihedral on the climb. The climb then ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The monster/dinosaur rock mentioned in the approac...
BETA PHOTO: The monster/dinosaur rock mentioned in the approac...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up from the main trail to the monster/dino...
BETA PHOTO: Looking up from the main trail to the monster/dino...

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