|Raco de la Finestra
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This spectacular line of tufas & cobbles is, along with Rodellar's Roxy La Primera, one of the best 5.11a sport routes in Spain. The route follows a truly amazing curtain of mini-tufa drips, which has produced a menagerie of intriguing, excellent jugs.
Begin a bit left of the groove and climb the slippery slab to a good flake. Traverse right to the corner and across to the good stuff. Crusie up the orange slab on unbelievable flowstone to a good undercling rest. Big moves to cool knobs lead into the amazing groove. Around the sixth bolt, move left around the prow to milk the killer 2-finger tufa thread. Big moves lead back into the groove and a good rest at some tufas. A hard bit leads right, then up a slight bulge to the anchor.
The central section of Finestra features a 200-feet-wide, 80-feet-high, 45-degree-overhanging wall with many hard-looking routes. Magrana is the first route left of this overhang.
~9 bolts to 2BA. Stick clip recommended.
Working towards the overlap.
Stemming out to the 2-finger tufa thread.
Kate starting up Magrana
Cruising the steep groove.
Working over the small roof on great knobs.
This is what the holds look like. RAD!!
Sep 21, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c
Incredible line, and by far the easiest in the area. The start is kind of lame and beta-intensive, but once you move right into the groove it's a joy.