En el segundo parte del reto de Steve McClure puedes verlo escalando en las escuelas miticas de El Covachón y Planeta X.
Ambas son escuelas de Teverga y ambas muy desplomado y muy. muy exigente.
Aqui parte dos…
Lo agradece mucho que Steve McClure vino a Asturias para ayudarme elegir el 8b+ más fiable para mi intentar.
Lo malo era que no podia escalar con el porque tenias unas lesiones, sin embargo, por lo menos, yo podia ver Steve escalando en vías que me gusta probar y decidmos a grabar le.
Entonces tenemos dos videos sobre el reto que se lo pusi para hacer cinco vías de 8b – en solo 5 días…
Parte uno es abajo…
If you’ve watched part 1 of ‘Old Dogs new Tricks’ you’ll know that things didn’t exactly go quite to plan…
In Episode 2 they don’t exactly go smoothly either but there is some progress to report…Anyway I shouldn’t spoil this for you…watch the episode and see where i get to on my challenge…
After a hectic week of deliveries – then re-deliveries after the books sold out – our new guidebook is available in a ton of shops and bars across the region. And as the first batch sold out so quickly so we’ve done a second visit and loaded the stores with copies.
A quick list of the stores with books in the La Hermida region is:
Santander – Eiger Sport
Torrelavega – K2 Aventura
La Hermida – La Cuadrona / Andaras
Potes – Tienda Indiana / Bar La Reunion / Libreria Vela / Bustamante de Potes
Arenas de Cabrales – La Tienda Nueva / Cendon
Cangas de Onis – Tuñon – Libreria Imagen
Then further west – around Oviedo and the Valles de Trubia:
Gijón – Indoor Wall
Aviles – Gravity Climbing
Oviedo – D-Ruta / Oxigeno
Valles de Trubia – Bar Sobia, Entrago / Bar Aladino, San Martin / Club de Montana Aguja de Sobia, Entrago.
Or you can buy the book direct from our pages…
In our new guide to La Hermida we reveal a bunch of great new spots and many of them have one thing in common…
So much so, that after her visit Caroline Ciavaldini christened the area ‘tufaland’…and it’s true that for the addict of this type of climbing there’s tons to go at.
So I thought it’d be a nice idea to rate the crags in terms of their overall ‘tufaness’ – the old and the new crags – to give a hit-list of venues.
1. Carcalosa – Just for the scale of the left wall Carcalosa has to be number one. An amazing crag and a ton of tufas to get stuck into – maybe the highlight being Dimensiones Paralela, 7c+, the super-obvious ‘train line’ tufas on the right wall.
2. Rumenes – Even with the emergence of other crags this is still some of the best tufa climbing around – and the first time the top wall is seen nearly everyone gasps; some in shock and some in delight!!
3. El Infierno – Like a supercharged Rumenes this is a wall simply covered in tufas. There’s possibly less ‘easy routes’, with the grades starting at 7a and above but this is a great venue and has shade in the afternoon…
4. Estraguena – All the routes apart from one take tufas at some point and strangely for a tufa crag none of the routes seem that steep. The routes have a good length and the grades are good for the ego and for onsighting too…
5. Cueva Hermida – Very good new venue – and the only downsides are that there are very few easy routes and that there’s not a huge amount either. A steep wall turns into a roof and the climbing is powerful and pumpy.
6. Cueva Corazón – Classic hardcore tufa/roof venue. Lots of top level challenges here in a superb atmospheric spot.
7. Pechón – Sea-side climbing with a good smattering of tufas thrown in. What could be better?
8. El Salmón – Not totally a tufa crag but the central section of the main wall has some really good, short mid-grade tufas and on the bottom wall there’s some steep, exciting routes too.
9. Cicera – Maybe known more for the wall-climbing rather than the tufas this still has plenty of impressive lines. Atlantis, Pacifis, and Veneno azul are all great.
10. Parelosa – Not all tufas but what there are have plenty to offer – possibly the best being Relatividad, 7c+. The whole crag needs a bit of traffic but it will be a popular hardcore venue…
11. El Lado Oscuro – Only a few tufa routes but of very high-quality and both Museo Coconut, 7c, and Gretaline, 8a+, are stunning.
You can buy our new guide here… http://bit.ly/BuyLaHermida
And you can watch our video of James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini in action at Carcalosa here: http://bit.ly/RocaVerdeRoadTrip_1