Region Guide for Islas Canarias (Canary Islands)

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1. Islas Canarias (Canary Islands) 278 routes in Region

Summary:
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seasonality
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -16.102398, 28.255098

1.1. Gran Canaria 150 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -15.557042, 27.975941

Unique Features And Strengths:

Mostly sport-climbing, some trad and bouldering in a pleasant climate.

Description:

Attractive all-year destination, as never being really cold or hot. Mainly smaller crags on vulcanic rock with lots of potential. Detailed, though partially outdated information in Spanish on http://topatras.en.eresmas.com/Escalada.htm and http://www.moganbloc.com/croquis/vias/ (newer, but less coverage).

1.1.1. Guayedra (Agate) 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.2. Tamadaba 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.3. Roque Nublo 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.4. Ayacata 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Trad
Unique Features And Strengths:

Longest rock faces of the island (> 150 m), mostly trad

Description:

1.1.5. Ayagaures 33 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -15.607425, 27.865785

Unique Features And Strengths:

Remote crag in an idyllic gorge with ~ 50 (?) mainly moderate to hard routes

Description:

This rather remote climbing spot in a gorge with a small creek features comparatively new routes in the mid and upper grades. Route heights often touch the 30 m; climbing smooth faces and clean-cut dihedrals dominates. Thanks to the two opposing walls, you will find shade or sun as you wish. More information and topos in Spanish can be found at http://www.moganbloc.com/croquis/vias/ayagaure .

Approach:

From Maspalomas, head north towards Ayagaures. Pass the village and follow the reservoir along its western shore towards another dam. Park at its foot (driving up to the crest is possible but probably not worth the risk for ordinary vehicles). Walk up crappy stairs at the left of the dam and follow the upper reservoirs western shore along a narrow path on a ledge (exposed in places) and some water pipes. After 10 min, the path dissolves in the riverbed. Proceed for another 200 m and you stand between the two walls of the gorge.

1.1.6. Fataga Presa 86 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -15.567467, 27.874931

Unique Features And Strengths:

Popular crag with easy access and more than 80 routes in the gorge below the dam of Fataga. Irrigation channel at the base of the cliff makes for cool refreshments and shallow water soloing.

Description:

more details (in Spanish) at http://www.moganbloc.com/croquis/vias/fataga/ and http://topatras.en.eresmas.com/Esfataga.htm (older, but covering sector Cueva)

Approach:

From Maspalomas, head north on GC-60 towards Fataga. Before reaching the village, take a dirt-road leading left signposted "Ayagaures". Follow this road ca. 100 m towards the base of the valley and turn right following a rough track that can carefully be travelled with an ordinary car. Park your car upon reaching a canal barring the gorge (taking the tunnel underneath is only recommended with high clearance vehicles). Alternatively, leave your car ca. 2 km s further up the road on a small barking bay close to the dam and decent using the stairs on the dam. Most routes can be found on the true right side of the gorge between the canal and the dam (from left to right: sectors "Topatras", "Caidero", "Palmera", "Muro"); only few on the opposite site (sector "Cueva").

1.1.7. Sorrueida 27 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -15.548361, 27.893695

Unique Features And Strengths:

Shorter sport-climbing routes in an idyllic canyon with mainly NE-exposure.

Description:
Approach:

From Vecindario, take GC-65 to San Bartolome. After roughly 18 km, turn left into GC-651 towards La Sorrueda and La Fortaleza. After another km turn right (GC-652), leading through the northwestern part of the village. Follow the road, which soon turns into a dirt road. Leave your car at a place without compromising anyone and continue the rough track by foot (or your 4WD) to the base of the canyon, roughly at the inlet of the reservoir (when full). Follow the riverbed 300 m upstream; the walls will appear to your left.

1.1.8. Cenobio 0 routes in Crag

1.1.9. Moya 0 routes in Crag

1.2. Tenerife 120 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: -16.539474, 28.309670

1.2.1. Guia de Isora 15 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: -16.753351, 28.196295

1.2.2. Las Vegas 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.3. Arico 1 route in Sector

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -16.516879, 28.185687

Description:

Arico consits of 2 Parts, Arico Arriba and Arico Abajo which are located above and below the parking spot. Arico arriba has about 125 routes ranging between (IV- and 8a+) Arico abajo has 108 routes between (V+ and 8c+). [I am just quoting the guide book, I will update the crag after my vacation!]

Approach:

There is a central parking spot near-by wakling distance to either of the crags is ~5min

1.2.4. La Catedral 32 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: -16.634750, 28.223016

1.2.5. Canada del Capricho 49 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -16.619618, 28.220532

1.2.6. Martianez 19 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -16.539908, 28.415681

1.2.7. Tejina 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.8. Valle de Tabares 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.9. Roques de Tagnana 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.3. La Gomera 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: -17.231192, 28.130895

Unique Features And Strengths:

All-season climbing.

Description:

La Gomera is a mountainous and comparatively green island of the Canaries. In terms of climbing not comparable to Mallorca or Sardinia, it still offers some climbing and ample hiking opportunities. Expect less tourists than for the neighbouring Tenerife. Basalt dominates.

1.3.1. Roque de Imada 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

1.3.2. Roque de Berruga 0 routes in Crag

1.3.3. Roque Cano 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Trad
Approach:

near Vallehermoso

1.3.4. Los Gemenos 0 routes in Crag

Approach:

in the valley of Hermigua

1.3.5. Roque de Agando 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad and Sport
Access Issues:

It seems that climbing is not allowed anymore by rules of the natural monument Los Roques (Roque de Agando, Roque de la Zarcita, Roque de Ojila)

1.4. La Palma 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -17.867205, 28.666012

1.4.1. Barranco la Madera 1 route in Crag

Summary:

1.5. Hierro 0 routes in Crag

1.6. Lanzarote 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -13.610503, 29.075659

1.6.1. Barrance de Teneguine 1 route in Crag

Summary:

1.6.2. Jameo de la Puerta Falsa 1 route in Crag

Summary:

1.6.3. Cuveo de Orzola 1 route in Crag

Summary:

1.7. Fuerteventura 0 routes in Crag