Everyone knows that climbing is not like stamp collecting where the objective is just to ‘collect’, so if you are only looking for a grade or do a route just to tick it off, these are probably not the best motivations to climb; instead it should be the movement, the moves, the environment and the fight. But, and this is a big but, sometimes we all like to tick something off in our books; at least to say that ‘I did it!’ Or to remember a day or an experience. Also, it’s motivating to make a list of routes that you want to redpoint or places to visit where there are routes with the grade that we are looking for.
To do that without having access to all the information is difficult, looking from page to page in the guide is tricky so, for these reasons (and because there was not space in the book to put them) I decided to make some ‘ticklists’ of the routes and have started with of one of the largest areas in the book, Teverga. The lists are PDFs that can be downloaded and used to build your own lists, tick the routes you’ve done, or, (if you’re a completist), find the routes you need to tick all the routes of an entire grade!!!
It’s should have done something like this a long time ago, but hey, it’s done – Teverga with all the stats! So if you want to know more about the number of routes of each grade in Teverga and download some sheets in order of grade, from IV to 9a, to find your new project, or see which routes you need or want to do or which sector suddenly looks more interesting, click on the links!!
So there are five PDFs: the first with all the Teverga routes from the two IVs to the projects and the others with groupings of grades such as IV – V+, 6ª – 6c+ etc etc
Teverga – All the routes – All 805 routes from IV to 9a + the projects
Teverga Routes IV_V+ – Teverga all the fours and fives
Teverga Routes 6a_6c+ – Teverga all the routes from 6a to 6c+
Teverga Routes 7a_7c+ – Teverga all the routes from 7a to 7c+
Teverga Routes 8a and up – Teverga all the routes from 8a upwards
And to break it down further into the routes by grade, it is easy to understand why Teverga is considered a paradise for those who climb in the sevens, with 368 routes between 7a and 7c+ and its pretty notable that with 60 routes of 7a and 82 of 7a+ it is not essential that you climb super hard either.
And it is also quite obvious why having the massive crag of Quirós next door with its abundance of easy routes: fours, fives and sixes is a good thing. Quirós is the perfect companion for the Teverga where there are more hard routes than easy ones.
All the routes here are in my book Roca Verde 3A – you can buy it here
And Roca Verde Apartment in the heart of Teverga is perfect for anyone wanting to climb here.
But obviously, the routes do not come out in order of difficulty within their grade – I am not stupid enough to go there – and I cannot guarantee that every route is included, because there are a couple of new sectors that do not appear and there are some new routes that I haven’t updated yet. But 99% are there I reckon, and one thing that interests me a lot is how the area has grown; When I published the first Roca Verde, in 2014 there were about 450 routes in Teverga and, for example, the Depuradora and Esplanada sectors had just appeared. Now, more or less, there are 725, an increase of more than 60%, and with completely new sectors and many new lines in old sectors – and even I personally have done 38 new routes in the last few years.
And to add to this work, very soon I hope (with the help of many people) that I can post a list of routes with the equippers marked so that people know who has given their time and vision to open the routes they are climbing!!
Finally, and once again, it must be remembered that the tracks do not exist without a lot of work and almost all the work in Teverga has been supported and material donated by the club in the area; Group of Montana and Climbing Aguja de Sobia. So when you’re there, and next to the car park at the clubhouse, there’s a place to donate money to help the club grow even more.
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