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Canal Este
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Canal Este

 
Canal Este

Page Type: Route

Location: Avila, Spain, Europe

Lat/Lon: 40.24940°N / 5.2985°W

Object Title: Canal Este

Route Type: Scramble / Rock Climb or Mixed

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: II, 30-35º, 200 m

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Page By: Diego Sahagún

Created/Edited: Apr 29, 2003 / Apr 29, 2003

Object ID: 158008

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Approach


It's the same as in Portilla del Crampón Normal, but when the gully to the Portilla gets narrow you have to go to the right, towards the obvious and rocky E spur.

Route Description


The Canal Este or E gully is the well marked corridor placed between the E spur (and the E pillar) and the visible big diedre (vía del diedro) of the NE face. This is an easy route that leds firstly to the gap over the left buttress, wich forms the big diedre. Then, the gully joins with the N face one and continue strightly to the top along the evident trail.

Essential Gear


Although the grade and the slope gradient are not high, I'd advice you about the difficulty of this route. So it's recommendable to use rope/s, cams, friends and 4 ice screws in Winter or early Spring. Also bring warm clothes, map, compass and altimeter (at least in Winter). In the late Summer take some water with you.

First Descent Skiing


It was in 1986. Grade I

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