Riglos Vertical Guidebook

by Mark on March 23, 2018

Catalunya-Main-Crags-of-RiglosRiglos is a picturesque village in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains near Huesca, in northeast Spain.  Riglos is famous for its orange conglomerate pillars of rock rising up to 300m high.   The photograph opposite shows the main cliffs of Riglos, with the broad pillar of El Pison in the foreground.

Riglos vertical rock climbing guidebookRiglos is all about multi-pitch climbing with most of the routes being between 150m and 300m long.  There are around 300 routes here on steep or slightly overhanging rock, ranging from F4 to F8a.  The conglomerate rock at Riglos is surprisingly solid, with the nature of the rock providing a wide range of holds, from small pebbles to large blocks bizarrely stuck into the rock.  Most of the routes are fully bolted, though there are some trad and mixed routes.

The new Riglos Vertical guidebook is very comprehensive, and includes the crags of Pena Rueba, Mallos de Aguero, and Foz de Escalete that are nearby.  All the routes are shown on clear topos, along with a short description.  For each route there is information on what trad gear is required (if any), whether single or doubles ropes are recommended, plus descent information.  The guidebook is in Spanish, French and English text throughout.

Buy this new Riglos Vertical Guidebook for £31.95 plus P&P.

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