Jan (and Jan again) on the airy ladders of Via Ferrata Jesús Beitia
Barranco El Berriel
The volcanic island of Gran Canaria has canyons all over the place. Mind you, none of them are really big, but they are still very scenic, and many of them offer excellent rock climbing opportinities. One such canyon is Barranco el Berriel, which lies so close to the south coast with its big, gaudy tourist resorts that you could walk from there. But you won't see any beach dwellers in the canyon. Although the desert-like environment has lots of sand, it's not as smooth as the coastal beaches and bare feet or flip flops are not the right footwear: this is the playground for hikers and climbers.
In our case, we came for the Vie Ferrate at the end of the canyon, first of all the one called Primera Luna.
The rocks at the end of the canyon, home of several fine Vie Ferrate