BARANC DE L'AVERN


The Barranc de l'Avern is a deep-cut twisting ravine with a lot of exposed rock and a busy road running through it. If it wasn't for the road it would be an extremely pleasant location but even with this drawback it is still a worthwhile venue for middle grades climbers. The rock is good and the climbs tend to follow vertical walls with some featuring small overlaps. The gear is a bit old on some routes however there is some replacement going on. If the main gorge is a bit too noisy for you the Sectors Deposit and Visera should suite; they have an idyllic setting in a secluded valley, hemmed in by the hills and are a complete contrast to the other cliffs here.

Routes

6 winter routes (5c...7a+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Pared del Gegant
The spectacular grey sheet of rock high on the left above the lower gorge offers some fine face...
18
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

10 mins

Cagallo de Gegant
Impolitely known as The Giant's Turd, the section of rock above the water channel is south-facing...
35
Sport
Morning sun
Level

5 mins

sheltered
Pared de la Via
This cliff is well up the valley (1.4km from the main parking area) and rises above an impressive...
24
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
Sector La Visera
A steeply-tilted wall with some good strenuous climbs across the gully from the amenable Sector...
15
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

5 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Sector del Deposit
A short wall on rock that is vertical or gently overhanging. It gets plenty of afternoon sun and is...
22
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

5 mins

sheltered
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