Almost to the day 4 years ago we traversed 'El Realet' ridge near Finestrat and until today we hadn't been back. Well, there are so many other fantastic ridges and climbs.
But today we made a return visit and it was great to re-live the excitement this knife edge scramble has to offer. Starting fairly easy at about grade 3 but it doesn't take long for the exposure to build up quite dramatically. This coupled with a few harder moves definitely means this one stays in the memory bank for a while.
We used a selection of techniques to allow us a speedy yet safe traverse, these included 'moving together', 'short-roping', and 'pitched climbing' all interspersed with short sections of soloing where appropriate.
We spent a little over 4 hours on the ridge. Long enough to soak up the atmosphere, but never long enough to be satisfied, for these places are truly amazing.
A couple of equipped abseils at the end of the ridge brought us down to easy ground and just a little bush-whacking to reach the road.
All in all a fantastic day out, thanks to Kate and Kim for joining.
For more information about these places or to arrange a guided day, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We'll help as much as we can.