BETA PHOTO: Ariel photo showing location of Magdalena Inferior
Magdalena Inferior has morning sun. It can be very windy all year round. The local's don't recommend it for winter climbing, but there are days that the wind stops and sun is bright enough keep you warm. The area can be crowded on weekends and during the peak season. It has the same high quality conglomerate rock that is found in all the area in the Gorros.
It is a ten minute walk from the Saint Joan cable car. After exiting the station take an immediate right under the walk way that leads to the upper floor of the station. You will see a tourist trail. Follow the trail keeping left when it forks near Gorra Marinera. Magdalena Inferior is between Gorra Marinera and Magdalena Superior. It is easier to spot the distinct shape of Magdalena Superior, Magdalena Inferior is the formation south of Magdalena Superior.
The route is four pitches, with the bottom three at a grade of 5.6. It is well bolted with what appears to be newer bolts. All bolts for this route have been painted green.P1 - 30 meters - Is the hardest pitch. It is 5.6 sustained throughout. There are 9 bolts and three at the anchor. There was rap rings on the anchor. P2 - 15 meters - There are three bolts listed on the topo for pitch two. I did not find the anchor for pitch two. I ended up linking pitch two and three.P3 - 55 meters - T...[more]Browse More Classics in International
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