Showing posts from January, 2019

Rocking Multi-Pitch Climbing In Rédovan, Near Murcia

Are you looking for an easygoing winter crag close to Murcia? Preferrably one with a great set of multi-pitch routes around 6b? If that's the case, a crag in the outscirts of the small, but lively town of Rédovan is well worth a visit. Rédovan has all that it takes to entertain you from a long weekend to a couple of weeks. The crag features an exceptionally good selection of multi pitch routes from 5+ to 6c, that are accompanied by a handful of single pitch routes around the same level of difficulty. In this post I'm going to concentrate on multi-pitch climbing in Rédovan. The view in Rédovan is urban, but pretty. This is the point where you can throw away that mental image of a huge cliff (like El Chorro ) or a gorge with majestic vultures flying mere meters from you (like Verdon ). Rédovan is a semi-urban crag and pretty modest in height. At it's tallest, the cliff is about 150 meters high and looking over the town of Rédovan. Don't get me wrong, thoug

Multi Pitch Climbing In El Chorro: Part 2

After spending several months climbing in and around El Chorro  (Spain), the place feels like a home to me. The sky-reaching Frontales in the middle of a rugged highland view with dozens of vultures is where my thoughts always wander. Those things are also the reason why you, my travelling and climbing reader, should visit El Chorro at least once in a lifetime. When it comes to climbing, opportunities in El Chorro are almost endless.  It would take me forever to tell you everything about climbing in El Chorro, so this time I'm going to concentrate on the multi pitch routes east of Poema Roca . Yep, there's enough of them to entertain you for many sunny days! View from the top of Bombay Sapphire (6 pitches, max 6b) makes you forget to breath for a while. Let's start from the easiest multi pitch you can imagine. Despite having a dozen pitches, Blue Line (12 pitches, max 5c) is the perfect choice for your first multi pitch ever. The whole of Blue Line is well