Episode 2 of the 'training for climbing series' I'm producing for the Depot Climbing Centre, this time it's all about the campus board. I couldn't have been happier with the reception of the first installment, thanks for all of the views and likes, it means a lot.
Compared to the Spanish mainland, the Canary Islands see relatively little attention from foreign climbers. While it's true that the largest island in the archipelago, Tenerife, has nothing of the overhung tufa climbs of its mother country, the island's volcanic rock offers a spectacular style all of its own. La Galeria del Pino is a perfect example of this, offering pumpy, technical climbs on beautiful rock. With few visiting climbers, the development of areas like this has been largely left to Tenerife's locals with many of the hardest routes being established by the 18-year-old Jerome González. Jerome's newest route at Galeria del Pino is a contender for the island's hardest with Jerome offering 8c+/5.14c (or maybe even 9a/5.14d) for this savagely technical test piece.
Jerome González Climbing The Savage New Route 'Cus Cus El Copiloto' (8c+/5.14c)