Region ✦ Catalunya
Country ✦ Spain
Type ✦ Via ferrata
Vertical rise ✦ 175m
Difficulty ✦ K4
Distance ✦ 200m
Duration ✦ 2h30 to 3h
Access to the place
Hiking to the start 20'
Not easy, as the signs seem to have been removed. Continue on foot to pass the first small rio. Climb back up and fork right at the bend, then follow it down to another rio, which you cross. At the 1st left-hand bend on the way up, pick up the narrow path that leads straight up into the forest. The cliff begins here, stay high enough to find the start on a small ledge.
The ferrata comprises 2 sections separated by a compulsory 10m abseil. There is essentially one long traverse and 2 overhanging sections to negotiate.
We traverse, staying just below the top of the cliff. As the ferrata is closed, the start has been sawn off and the first 6 metres are done with quickdraws and rope to reach the lifeline. After that, it's a series of traverses with bars for the hands and grip for the feet. We pass through a recess and then arrive at the tricky belay where we call back vertically and move on to the 2nd part.
It starts a little further on (follow the knotted rope) to the right of a cave. A 12m vertical section without a lifeline (obviously removed here too), then the next part crosses over, descends and climbs back up to the ridge at the château Some athletic steps. The next section isn't easy either, with 2 large traverses, one of which is overhanging and hard on the arms. The end is marked by a suggestion box.
Not easy either. Climb back up to find the wide track that zigzags back to the bottom of the village, on the other side from the parking lot. Be careful, as there's an equipped path right there and you can find equipment here and there, but it's not the way out! From the bottom of the village, descend along the rio to find the approach path.