La Pancha is a huge chunk of rock, dominating the skyline above Redovan. We’d visited once before to do one of 120m Vias Largas (multi-pitch adventures) https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2015/01/28/redovan-la-pancha/ and the new guide suggests there’s loads more to go at. You park next to a sports centre, which includes an outdoor climbing wall – presumably because of the dearth of nearby rock?!
They’ve put a lot of work into an immaculately signposted path…
There are some good Vs on the far right which have harder extensions. Here’s Helen on the first pitch of Quintin, which is no pushover in its own right and has a tough 6b extension.
I had a look at the 7a to the left but it was nails! Instead I did a couple of very good 6cs – Naranja a 40m orange extension more or less taking the skyline in the photo below (the climber is a local on Ibiza, a great looking 6b)
… and Recolecta, which turned out to be fairly easy for the grade (unlike most of the rest of the routes here!) Here’s Helen leading Toni, the 6a to its left.
One final 7a fling on Hurtado Pamies had me bailing onto the adjacent 6c – Termina-y-tor, which was actually pretty good. For someone who is allergic to 6cs, it’s good for me to be forced into climbing a few, and kept us occupied until sundown.
The new CB guide also details the climbing at the neighbouring sector of El Rut in print for the first time – one of our favourite “discoveries” of the last ten years or so (though there was always a handy topo on a sign on the approach). I’ve written quite a few posts about the excellent climbing on offer eg https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2017/02/07/redovan-el-rut/ so here’s just a few pics from today’s trip and a list of routes as a reminder for future grey-pointing…
Also did Michigan Seven, 7a, Sora, 6a, and Street Fighters, V