Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Albahida

Today I took Tim and James up the Gubia Normal at Albahida. We did it in 8 pitches of climbing up to 4+ followed by a 40 minute scramble to the summit of the peak and then an hour back down to the car. The route has mostly (but not all) bolt anchors and goes with a few med-large nuts and cams and LOTS of slings for the innumerable threads. Dinner was in the balmy sea breeze at Port de Pollenca. Another great day out (and thanks to the team who recognised that we were moving much quicker and let us overtake).
 We'll just follow the left arete to the top then....
 The lads sort the ropes whilst I hide in the shade
 Getting higher...
 ...and higher
Hanging belays don't seem to phase this pair
Sorting at the stance
 Pitch 7 of 8
 End of the climbing, beginning of the scrambling
 Yellow feet
 On the ridge
At the top

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