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Torreón W Chimney-Face, Normal

Torreón W Chimney-Face, Normal

Torreón W Chimney-Face, Normal

Page Type: Route

Location: Avila, Spain, Europe

Lat/Lon: 40.26180°N / 5.1814°W

Object Title: Torreón W Chimney-Face, Normal

Route Type: Technical Rock Climb

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: IV+ / V-, 55 m

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Diego Sahagún

Created/Edited: Jun 23, 2002 / Jun 24, 2002

Object ID: 156602

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First ascended by Teógenes Díaz and Ricardo Rubio on May 16th 1933.
First descended by Enrique Herreros and Angle Tresaco on July 11th 1933.


Follow "Canal del Torreón" ROUTE to the base of the climb, Plataforma de las Flores.

Route Description

When you reach Plataforma de las Flores turn right to the foot of chimenea (chimney). Climb on the right side a difficult (vertical) diedre (IV+ / V-) ascent the chimney by backing-up or bridging. Climb a fixed rock blocking the way reaching a hollow, the chimney is now vertical but easier to the gap. Finally ascent a short slab (III / III+) to the N summit, higher than the S (difficult slab).

Essential Gear

Essential gear for a technical rock climb: rope, camalots, hexentrics, etc.

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Route MURMA: 14-15 March 1973 by Miguel Angel Gallego and José Angel Lucas.

Route UNDERGROUND: 1970 by Carlos Valladolid.

Route MALAGON: 22 July 1950 by Bonifacio Malagón, Lorenzo Malagón and Antonio Romero.

Route SOL-GALILEA: 17 July 1944 by José Mª Galilea and Ricardo Sol.

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