Attending the call for the bouldering meeting at Barruecos, this weekend we pack our crashpads and head to Malpartida de Cáceres, about 300km Northeast of Lisbon.
Los Barruecos are located on an almost plain zone where giant granite stones stand out from the edge of ponds. It was declared Natural Monument due to the spectacular landscape and the richness of animal life it holds, in particular the storks and their nests built on the top of boulders.
As always on this type of event, the adhesion of climbers was incredible, the atmosphere was high and I was really psyched to climb here again!
Here are some photos of this bouldering concentration, plus some from my last trip back in 2008!
Under the threat of rain, the climbers gathered at sector La Virgen.
Edgar working the moves of “Bolsita Té”.
A climber tries a new project next to the famous tsunami.
There was no shortage of spotters!
But so far this was the best effort on this hard project.
Alvaro on the super cool dyno “Spain Air”.
Rodrigo trying the masterpiece “Manilva Power Extensión”.
Susana at one of the many slabs around.
Overview of sector Dekotador, with Rita trying a nice traverse.
David burning the last layer of skin on “Makintox”.
Xico on the same problem.
Back on 2008 all the nests were occupied. Here are some photos I took of the amazing eggland: