This is one of the group of inland crags. It lies a little way off any main roads and
it's final approach is along an unmade track that, by appearance, could become impassable
after rain. In the dry it is an interesting proposition only to be attempted in a hire
|| Forada - North Side
Thanks to Juaun Llorens
The crag is situated on the top of a hill and is visible from quite a distance as you
approach. The two sides of the crag have astonishingly different characters. The south
face has nothing but low scrub growing up to it and the sun bakes down unforgivingly. The
north face has a protective cover of trees growing right up to the base of the cliff and
is wonderfully sheltered.
The climbing on the two sides of the crag is also completely different. The south side
has many slabby routes in the 5 and 6s. The north face is defined by it's huge overhanging
routes in sector Super Heroes and others. Unsurprisingly most of this climbing is in the
high 6s and 7s
|Forget the south side on a hot day it simply isn't bearable.|
|Forget the Access Passage its perfectly simple to walk round and probably preferable
with loaded rucksacks.|
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My Favourite Route
|Route: Periquito F5+|
An interesting little route that is probably harder than its neighbouring 6a and 6a+
routes. The upper two sections of this route provide the technical challenge but with some
perfect bolt positioning you're not going anywhere so push for it.
Least Favourite Route
|Route: Pictolin F6a|
A hard little proposition for the grade with sustained arm work right through the
route. My least favourite because I left some blood up there. Fell off the bl**dy thing!
Next time it will be mine!
|Route: Thor (7b+) at the "super-heroes" area.|
Description: Long,sustained climbing on jugs with the crux at the end. Don't waste
energy and climb fast down low. Rest at about three quarters of the way.
Name: Jorge Rodriguez
|Route: Mujer Furtiva |
Description: 6a+, quite long, very absorbing, excellent sequences of moves
Name: Anne C
|Route: Muscleman |
Description: One of the best 7b I have ever climbed.
|Route: Superheroes sector|
Description: Every one is beautiful - long , sustained and overhanging.
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||Forada - North Side
Thanks to Juan Llorens