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Table of contents

1. Olvena 20 routes in Crag

Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 0.280808, 42.110003

Unique Features And Strengths:

Varied sport and trad climbing around the gorge of the Esera river


After the Ésera river leaves the Barasona reservoir, it winds its way through a narrow gorge, where it has excavated multiple massive walls as well as several fin-shaped rock blades. The rock, limestone and conglomerates, varies in quality. You will find short sport climbs, aid, trad routes and even a via ferrata. The quality of the bolts ranges from prehistoric bolted-on chain links to modern bolts. Choose wisely.

some infos (in Spanish): http://www.barrabes.com/actualidad/e_cuadernos/CT_67/flash.html#/25/


Where To Stay:

Some houses in Olvena can be rented. There is a (seasonally open) camping ground in the centre of the gorge.

1.1. Garrapatillos 9 routes in Cliff

All Sport

Long/Lat: 0.248028, 42.102040


Cliff close to the road with easy routes on the left and harder ones on the right.


RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Chapas negras 5c Sport
2 Puntos amarillos 5b Sport
3 Ojos rojos 5c Sport
4 Directa

left of large chimney, past plaquette

6a Sport
5 Fisura calentamiento

right of large chimney, then follows crack system

5b Sport
6 Hilti 5 Sport
7 3/8 5 Sport
8 Ramon 5 Sport
9 Zaki 5+ Sport

1.2. Cresta del Gallo 0 routes in Cliff

1.3. Peña del Coixo 0 routes in Cliff

1.4. Pared del Diablo 0 routes in Cliff

1.5. Aguja del Moro Juan 0 routes in Cliff

1.6. Pared de Ubaldo y el Puro 0 routes in Cliff

1.7. Pared del Santo Cristo 8 routes in Cliff

Trad, Unknown and Aid

Long/Lat: 0.261146, 42.106018

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Frixis Trad
2 Proyecto antiguo Trad
3 La Leccion 7a Trad 200m 5
4 Artificial Aid
5 Via ? 6c Unknown
6 Intento antiguo Unknown
7 Via ?? 6c+ Unknown
8 Jorraimon Trad

1.8. Crestas de la Cruz 0 routes in Cliff

1.9. El Capuchín 0 routes in Cliff

1.10. Pared de los Huesos 0 routes in Cliff


Short overhangs just below the road to Olvena


Driving to Olvena, breifly after the village gets in sight, the right side of the road is protected with some "merlons" (square blocks). The climbs lie in the centre of that stretch just below the road.

1.11. Aguja de Ésera 0 routes in Cliff

1.12. Aguja Ardilla 0 routes in Cliff

1.13. Conglomerados de la Central 0 routes in Cliff

1.14. Torre Riglera 0 routes in Cliff

1.15. Pared de San José 0 routes in Cliff

1.16. Pared de la Central 0 routes in Cliff

1.17. Pared de Puente 3 routes in Cliff

All Sport

Long/Lat: 0.295190, 42.116992


Roadside cliff with shorter sport routes and minimum approach. Flat and pleasant base, but in some parts dropping steeply to the river below, so only partially suitable for small kids. Some of the "routes" sem to be equipped only with top anchors.


Passing through the Ésera gorge on N-123, take the turnoff to Puebla de Castro over the bridge. Right after the bridge, the sector can be seen at the right hand side.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Sube si quires Sport
2 La gota gorda Sport
3 Pequena pero majona Sport

1.18. Peña de la Presa 0 routes in Cliff

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
5 3/8 Sport 1.1. Garrapatillos
Hilti Sport 1.1. Garrapatillos
Ramon Sport 1.1. Garrapatillos
5b Fisura calentamiento Sport 1.1. Garrapatillos
Puntos amarillos Sport 1.1. Garrapatillos
5c Chapas negras Sport 1.1. Garrapatillos
Ojos rojos Sport 1.1. Garrapatillos
5+ Zaki Sport 1.1. Garrapatillos
6a Directa Sport 1.1. Garrapatillos
6c Via ? Unknown 1.7. Pared del Santo Cristo
6c+ Via ?? Unknown 1.7. Pared del Santo Cristo
7a La Leccion Trad 200m 5 1.7. Pared del Santo Cristo
? Artificial Aid 1.7. Pared del Santo Cristo
Frixis Trad 1.7. Pared del Santo Cristo
Intento antiguo Unknown 1.7. Pared del Santo Cristo
Jorraimon Trad 1.7. Pared del Santo Cristo
Proyecto antiguo Trad 1.7. Pared del Santo Cristo
La gota gorda Sport 1.17. Pared de Puente
Pequena pero majona Sport 1.17. Pared de Puente
Sube si quires Sport 1.17. Pared de Puente