Climbing in Siurana is great.
Unlike Terradets, or Margalef, the climbing here is much more similar to home — even with a huge gorge and river below, just like the New. The climbing is mostly technical face climbing on crimpy edges, pulling down. No crazy pocket or tufa action going on here. The rock is limestone with great texture, very little polishing relative to Margalef.
The actual climbing lies between two towns, one very small town (Siurana) and a slightly larger town (Cornudella de Montsant). We’ve been staying at an AirBnB rental in Cornudella and love the town. There’s tons of coffee shops, restaurants and easy markets and a lively bustling feel for such a small town. There’s also a great climbing store where we all got euro pants.
(1) Corrie climbing “El Tiempo se ha reido de los que no han Venido” — 6c, 18 m
(2) Sunset view from the gorge and the climbing
(3) Corrie climbing “Ay Mamita” — 7a, 35 meters
(4) A quick glimpse of what the temperature feels like on the ground… Matt all bundled
(5) Corrie all double bundled. The temps were so cold that day that I opted to do mostly picture taking instead of climbing!
(6) That beautiful wall!
Best shoulder stretch. After a double mastectomy, radiation, and lymph nodes removal, the chest and shoulders area becomes very tight from scar tissue build up. This is how I deal with it.
Video of me sending Bubble Butt (V7)
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