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This amazing route takes a line up the awe-inspiring right-hand side of the vast South Face of the Peñón. After a very hard first pitch, it relents and then builds again to a superb climax on the wild headwall. Take a small rack for the three easier pitches, which shouldn't be underestimated, and prusik loops in case you manage to loose contact from pitches 8 or 9. The easier middle pitches are loose.</br>1) 7b, 35m. The line of black bolts is harder than it looks. The crux in the middle leads to a hands-off rest. Take a good breather here since the upper section is tough. A final hard move gains the belay - phew!</br>2) 7a, 35m. Climb straight up the wide crack behind the stance and follow the line over two awkward bulges above. The line of bolts out to the left of the stance is an enjoyable alternative 6c pitch which gets a bit lost higher up by a thin slab.</br>3) 6b+, 50m. A huge long pitch, take lots of quick-draws.</br>4) 6c+, 40m. The short hard wall, then easy ground to a belay on a big ledge below a hanging seat - a good spot for lunch.</br>5) 5, 20m. Step right around the corner past a peg. Follow the loose groove and step right onto a belay above a pillar.</br>6) 5+, 30m. Teeter left (peg and bolt). Continue into a bay then left to a thread. Squirm back up (bolt) right to a ledge.</br>7) 5+, 35m. Meander up to a rib towards a solitary bolt and belly-flop onto the next ledge. Walk right and pick your jaw up off the ground after you have seen where the next pitch goes.</br>8) 6c, 25m. Enjoy the position as you tip-toe up the groove, then launch up the big holds to grab the blobs, praying that they don't break off. From the security of the belay, take a deep breath and have a look down.</br>9) 6c, 40m. Follow the hanging groove to a thin pull onto the wall above. Continue past a couple of ledges to a good stance.</br>10) -, 40m. Scramble up right past two grooves then double back left to reach the top.,
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What a route! A mixture of strenuous, adventurous and exposed climbing.
This may be the best route I've ever done. A real adventure from start to finish.
Triple Directa next for you Dan, if you enjoyed the New Dimensions adventure. Not many bolts tho'!
grandiosa via, un poco descompuesta en algunos largos intermedios, con un final apoteosico. genial, la he hecho 5 veces
If you liked Nueva dimension, now you can try the new "sin permiso" and "lunes al sol". Both very very nice and continuous with 6c and a little more. Chapeau!!
Outstanding route, once you've got past the "choss pile" that is the crux 7b first pitch. Beyond that the rock is excellent until you enter the "Gogarth Zone" of pitches 5, 6 & 7. Think Mousetrap E2 5a rather than V+ and you'll have the right approach. Pitch 8 is totally awesome to one of the most exposed stances you're ever likely to encounter (see my picture on UKC)
After the first pitch, you go up a bit for the second pitch and then when you have reached a big incut (cave) you move a quite lot to the right. The bolts you see to the left are the alternative, but don´t get it wrong: move-traverse right and after a few meters you´ll see more bolts going up. And that´s your line then. This is not obvious and definitely not obvious from the Rockfax route description.