The first edition of the guidebook to everybody’s new favorite Spanish climbing destination sold out in just 18 months and so Roca Verde gets a makeover. Totally revised and updated, this new version comes jam-packed with even more crags and routes across the regions of Asturias, Cantabria and Leon in north-west Spain.
Working with many of the most active groups and equippers from each area we have added crags never before published, as well as new sectors at existing crags and a couple of classic crags missed from the first edition. Roca Verde now has over 50 crags with 239 sectors to go at; and with over 500 additional routes there’s a staggering total of nearly 3500 routes packed into this new edition. There are also QR codes to get you to videos of the region and the first ever overview of the bouldering available.
Almost unknown outside Spain this is an area that’s recommended by everyone who goes. Dave Pickford, the editor of Climb Magazine described the area as ‘quite possibly Europe’s best kept climbing secret’. While Niall Grimes, author of Boulder Britain says ‘There’s an amazing amount of great climbing in this area and a phenomenal amount of rock. Richie’s book does a great job of shining a light on this ‘undiscovered’ climbing destination that’s actually very close to home…’
Published in a bi-lingual format, with English and Spanish, this is book which should truly highlight this fantastic area, which we believe has the potential to be a new ‘hotspot’ destination and a regular stopover for European climbers.
The Roca Verde region is well served by international flights and ferries, has an excellent road network and, unlike much of Spain, has a climate that is amenable to climbing through the summer months.
This is also the first English language guide to any of these areas, it’s also the first guide ever to include the crags in the Desfiladero de La Hermida.
So with over 50 crags, 239 sectors and nearly 3500 routes; an overview of the bouldering; links to videos and a bunch of superb full colour action photos this is the definitive guide to the Roca Verde region. Just as importantly, it includes the information the locals know; how to choose the right venue for sun or shade, summer or winter and for whatever grade you climb.