My one night in Barcelona was quite "romantic", I found myself wandering off in medieval alleys in the old city. La Rambla in itself is a feast for the eyes. Sagrada de familia is still being constructed. One poster says it´s completion in 2020. Who knows really. My one night in this backpacker´s inn had me sharing good conversation with two lovely Italians over the balcony of our room while also watching the dim streets become empty.
The drive to Rodellar was a difficult one. The long drive on the Autovia alone is definietly a crux. The high cost of the car rent had me very carefull of the driving. I did manage to hack in 155km/hr. The car is a small Citroen car but as small at it is, it was just powerful!
Yes, Rodellar! It is indeed a wonder! The caves upon which the routes are bolted on are gigantic. Routes are severely overhangging and the lengths go up to 40m and up.
I´m back at a relatively familiar comfort zone. I´m with Shane and Oscar and they have been truly kind and graciuos. I´m treated every night to a pasta dinner at camp and a huge blowout with paella at the bar last night. Sangria is the drink of choice and I find it truly lovely.
The grades in Rodellar, I think is softer, than Ceuse. I´ve been onsighting 7b´s here and have jumped on two 8a´s already. I´ve had the opportunity to be belayed by a very patient Shane and Oscar. One of these routes I´ve tried and fallen off already 3 times and have come to be quite attatched to it. I think I will work on it more. I´m pushing it here but my body is becoming tired everyday. I hope I can manage to hang on for a bit more longer.
Dany Andrada was at the bar last night and I also saw Pablo Barbero at the cliffs. Hope to see them climbing some more to get a dose of inspiration.
Well, more days in Rodellar would present me some more possibilitites. I´m excited for each day. I wonder what will happen today: