Canal Este

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 40.24940°N / 5.2985°W
Additional Information Route Type: Scramble / Rock Climb or Mixed
Additional Information Time Required: Half a day
Additional Information Difficulty: II, 30-35º, 200 m
Sign the Climber's Log


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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