|the center of La Cupula, with Rey del Mambo at left.|
La Cupula (which i think means dome) was a small crag (15-20 m) but was stacked with beautiful tufa routes and steep horizontal jug rails. As far as I could tell the first few layers of rock were some kind of calcified sandstone, which gave way to perfect limestone. While the sandstone (or quartz conglomerate or something) would have been a bit friable normally, it was coated with colorful tufas and climbed like an absolute dream. This is an old and forgotten crag, and while some of the routes haven't been updated for 30 years (the bolts are getting pretty rusty), they are not polished since this spot isn't on most visitor's destination lists.
|Erik on El Rey del Mambo, 7b, winding up for a deadpoint|
|Erik leading a 5.11- pitch up on Roca del Arcs|
After our day of cragging at La Cupula, we decided to do a really long (220m?) route on Roca Del Arcs. This wall has a ton of great multipitch routes from 5 to 7c. These routes were amazing, with long sections of steep jug climbing, and some sporting runouts over safe air. I'd highly reccomend this cliff to anyone in the area. And this is one of the best camping scenes we found in Spain, with lots of free spots with great views, clean springwater, and quick access to the cliffs.
|Roca del arcs, one of the best bigwall sport cliffs.|
|Erik leading off into super-steep jugland on a 5.11- pitch somewhere on Roca del Arcs|
|the Pyrenees from the top of Roca del arcs|