Rozas – Sandstone Bouldering in Northern Spain

Last Sunday (before our trip to Cab√°rceno) we visited Rozas, a recently discovered sandstone bouldering area in Burgos. Set within a beautiful forest the shade provided by the trees made climbing possible despite the high temperatures.

The magical woodland atmosphere was reminiscent of that far more famous forest, Fontainebleau, and the quality and quantity of the boulders only added to this impression.

Me on one of the easier problems of the sector. Still took me SEVERAL attempts.

The high concentration of boulders and wide range of difficulty meant that despite the vastness of the area as a whole we were all content to spend the day in one relatively small sector.

Javi on something somewhat harder

We shall certainly be returning in the future to explore and climb some more.

Martin on the same problem, with similar levels of concentration

Alberto on a very fingery 7a+  Again, totally focused on the next hold

Check out the slideshow below for a sequence of Bittorio climbing. He’s the guy who first discovered both this area and the nearby Santa Gadea. We have a lot to thank him for.


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  2. great photos!

  3. Wow! My shoulders are aching just thinking about pulling myself up like this! Wonderfully generous sharing you have done here of your bouldering adventure! Great spot, indeed!

  4. What wonderful photographs! Looks like a really interesting place! I would probably get stuck somewhere though! :)

  5. Gorgeous pictures. x

  6. You do this for FUN! eeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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