|Pared de Catalonia from the Parking.|
Globeros en Alaska was put up by Alberto Salvado and friends 8-9 years ago. Alberto Salvado is one of the most fanatic new routers in Catalonia, with many new multi-pitch routes all over the region.
Montrebei consist of two large walls on each side of the river: Pared de Catalonia on the east bank of the river Noguera, and Pared de Aragon on the west. The walls are between 200-500 m tall mostly of limestone with some sand-stone bands. Pictured above is the upper east side of Pared de Catalonia
Notes on the pitches
From the parking lot (possible camping, but no running water) an easy 10 min hike lead to the first pitch of the route. Some face climbing past two bolts lead to a dihedral with a loose pillar in the middle: stem and place no gear behind the pillar (5+). There's a bolt halfway up.
|Pitch 1. 6b. Photo Javier Aranda|
|Start of pitch 2. Photo Javier Aranda|
|Pitch 3. Photo Javi. The heavy-handed fake blur is all me though|
|Me on pitch 4. About to do something daft as per usual. Photo: Javier|
|Me on the top of pitch 4.|
At the top of the pitch there was some quite steep and loose traversing to get to the belay. Nothing too bad, but be careful!
|Javier Aranda past the crux of pitch 5.|
|Me following the 5th pitch. Not too inspiring rock on this pitch. Photo: Javier|
|Javi follows pitch 6|
|Javi starting the last pitch|
|Javi on top. Pared de Aragon in the background.|
|Getting off the climb just before the storm moves in, like a boss! Photo: Javier|
|Topo, stolen from the internet.|
We had half a set of wires (up to DMM #4 or 5 I think) and one set of camalots from blue (#0.3) to blue (#3). I don't think we placed the large blue. 15 draws should definitely be enough. Most routes in Montrebei has less fixed gear than this route, so would need a normal mountain rack and possibly a 3-4 pitons for the more heady routes.
Montrebei is located north of Lleida, close to Tremp and the well known climbing area Terradets. I've dropped a needle on the parking for Pared de Catalonia on 27crags. More info can be found on Camp to Camp (french) or UK Climbing (english).
There's an old guidebook for the area: Montsec Oueste by L.Alfonso, X.Buxó (1998). Luichy is working on a new guidebook and for now, the best option is to look on his website and to search topos (croquis) on the Spanish blogosphere.