Monteferro

Monteferro is a small forested peninsula just south of Vigo with a few scattered crags amidst nature walks and fishing spots. The Donde Escalar write up gets it bang on: “Several interesting sectors to pass the day by the sea in an idyllic setting” – couldn’t have put it better myself. The climbing is fun rather than fantastic, on really knobly granite reminiscent of the best of Bosi, with well bolted routes up to about 15m, (worthy of its 3 karabiners) but the surroundings make it well worth the visit.

We climbed at Sector Estelas, which is very near the Miradoiro das Estelas that you’ll find on Google Maps
https://maps.app.goo.gl/f1kqSCdRRCu17Hjz7 We got there in our 4×4 truck and some intrepid fishermen managed it in a beat up old Seat Ibiza, but you might want to walk the last bits! (it’s about 1km after you pass this helpful sign)

You’ll know you are there when you see the crag and it’s less than 5 minutes walk from the nearest you can get a vehicle.

There are only 5 routes shown in the Galicia Vertical guidebook but there are actually about a dozen (perhaps too many for the amount of available rock as they’re a bit squeezed in), all about V to 6a.

Jim and Claire have just joined us, so as well as us enjoying their company, you should see fewer bum-shots over the next few weeks.

Here’s Helen on perhaps the pick of the routes, Culo Taimaster, V+/6a

… though Josexmite gets the award for best route name (and manages to eke out the available rock to almost 20m).

We’d almost worked the sector out by the time the late afternoon clouds arrived – here’s a view of the peninsula from across the bay at Baiona, with the crag just about visible at the left tip.

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