Roca Verde Climbing: Sport Climbing in North-West Spain

Roca Verde Climbing: Sport Climbing in North-West SpainIn "Roca Verde" we have selected the best crags in Asturias, Cantabria and Leon, to create a guide which incorporates the complementary areas most utilized by the regions' climbers.

Undiscovered by most this is an area that's recommended by everyone who goes, Dave Pickford, editor of Climb Magazine UK describes the area as "Quite possibly Europe's best kept climbing secret".Mountaineer Andy Cave is also a fan: "This is a stunning, varied area with super high-quality stone. The problem has always been getting clear, accurate information, now this excellent book will allow you to explore one of the most unspoilt areas of Europe. There is magnificent climbing across all grades."

The intention with "Roca Verde" is to highlight this fantastic area, which we believe has the potential to be a new "hotspot" destination and a regular stopover for European climbers. The Roca Verde region is well served by international flights and ferries, has an excellent road network and, unlike much of Spain, has a climate that is amenable to climbing through the summer months.

This is the first dual language guide to any of these areas, it's also the first guide ever to include the crags in the Desfiladero de La Hermida, and is currently the only sport climbing guide to Leon.

Roca Verde contains over 40 selected venues, over 190 distinct sectors and nearly 3000 routes. Just as importantly, it includes the information the locals know; how to choose the right venue for sun or shade, summer or winter and for whatever grade you climb.

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  • Centro
    Coalla, Mergullo, Prianes, Manzaneda, El Laboratorio, Otura, Frechura, Riospaso
  • Valles del Trubia
    Villanueva, Penas Juntas, Teverga, Marbio, Villa de Sub, Quirós
  • Valles de Malón y Aller
    Rioseco, Cueva Devoyu, Pelúgano, Cuevas
  • Oriente
    La Forcada, Sames, Carbes, Cuetu Mayu, Amieva, Següencu, Cerro Corona, Poo de Cabrales, Las Cabadas
  • La Hermida
    Rumenes, Urdón, El Salmón, Cueva del Ribero, Sector Clónico, Cueva del Corazón Rlacas de Esquilleu, Puente de Lebena
  • León
    Valdehuesa, La Fuente, Fuentes de Penacorda, Cerulleda, Hoces Free, Pedrosa, PIedrasecha, Villanueva de la Tercia, Rabanal de la Luna

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