Happy new year everyone. As it’s now 2019 it would seem to be a good time to round up what’s been happening in 2018 and maybe a good place to start is the ever busy valley of Teverga. There’s plenty of new routes so I’m going to put them up in three posts…and so the first sector is also a sector that was mainly finished in 2017 and has been popular for a year – especially as it’s a really good summer venue – Sector Rio.
This sector is easy to get to from the same parking as La cuesta and is situated on the right, on the other side of the river as you exit the tunnel into Teverga. It’s a crag of two parts; one a steep wall of about 30 metres which gives fingery wall climbing, while the other is a very slabby slab which is shorter but pretty brutal if you don’t like very difficult limestone slabs!!
The wall has about 18 routes and although the majority are in the 7s there’s a couple of easier routes too. All are steep and fingery and provide some great test-pieces and maybe the only negative is that the rock is not quite as good as in the rest of Teverga and there are a few small sections that you need to be careful on. As I said before this is a great summer sector as it never gets the sun – so watch out in winter!! The slab gets the occasional ray of sun and is a place for those who like slabs featuring difficult climbing on demanding rock – that’s not a unique experience for Teverga but the style maybe!
Like always these new routes are never the work of a single person and so it’s easier to thank everyone who is usually involved in new routing in Teverga so thanks go to Lolo, Miguelín, Berto, Hectorín, Moss, Mulero, Gali, Raúl, Josete, Jose Camino, Armando, Cesar, Junior, Pablo Martín, Tino, Javi López, Mariluz, Pablo, Diego, Dani, Anselmo, Richie, Javi Garzo, Brillan, Espolita and anyone else who’s helped!!
And remember if you do come to Teverga that all these routes are made possible by the work of the local climbing club so if you do stay in the parking area it’s worth remembering that you can make a donation at the club hut to help with bolts and bolting!!