One important part of Roca Verde is to establish a bolt fund to help local climbers equip and re-equip routes throughout the Roca Verde region. So a percentage of the money from this book will go towards a bolt fund to help equip and re-equip routes in the areas covered by this guide.
In general the bolts and belays in these regions are very, very good, using stainless bolts and anchors with a karabiner that are clip and go. Fantastic though this is for climbers this means that every route costs a lot to equip – more than £50 a time usually – so it’s important that we try to raise money to help the equippers.
If you want to apply for bolts and belays to equip routes in and around the Cordillera Cantábrica please mail us at email@example.com
In the gallery below you can see just some of the people we’ve dontated material to and these include: Daniel de Silva, Manu Aller, Chechu Rosas, Pablo Martin, Javier Lopez, Carlos Cue, Borja Araque, Dani La Puente, Victor Sanchez Martinez, Sergio Torio, Cholo and Chema, Grupo de Montana Ajuga Sobia, Grupo de Escalada Astur Vertical, David Acido, Roberto Ludena, Alberto Hontavilla, Fran Caso, Eduardo Velasco, Santi, Adri amongst others…
Recently Roca Verde paid for the re-equipping of the sea-cliff sector of Pechón in Cantabria with marine grade stainless chemical bolts and we have just bought 150 stainless marine grade chemical bolts to start to re-equip Cuevas del Mar.
Some of the gear donated by Roca Verde Climbing over the last few years…
Cholo and Gema from La Hermida – Nov 2012
50 stainless hangers & 50 stainless bolts – Alberto Hontavilla – March 2013 “Thanks for the bolts and I have used them on Cueto Agero and in Urdon and for a new sector, El Infierno, you can get the topos from La Cuadrona. Loads of good routes, it´s well worth a visit.”
30 stainless bolts / 30 zinc bolts / 30 quickdraw tapes / 15 biners – Feb 2014 – Grupo Montaña Escalada Aguja Sobia
50 stainless hangers & 50 stainless bolts & 2 full belays in zinc & 2 with stainless rings – David Acido – Oct 24th 2014 – Recuperacion de la escuela de escalada del “Condao”
200 Bolts and hangars given to Roberto Ludena – Nov 2014 – to share amongst the equippers from Leon…Including: Ignacio Sandoval, Julio Ludena, Manuel Aller, Borja Araque, Miche y Colín.