La Cabrera - climbers on El Cancho Largo 1

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These climbers were doing a highly technical aid route including this fearsome (to me anyway!)overhang. They asked (from the cliff) if they could see the photos so I left them with details of how to view my photos in Panoramio. I think they will be disappointed as they don't show up as well as I would like with no telephoto lens on my cameraphone. If it has a zoom facility I haven't found it! These 5 pics were the best of a poor bunch of about 20 and the light wasn't favourable either for much of the time.

For those of you familiar with Angel, El Alfa III's work, you might like to note the similarity (but no more than that) between his superior rock profile / silhouette and this! - but mine has death-defying derring-do (I challenge the translator with this!), and his hasn't! (No disrespect intended whatsoever!).

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Comments (15)

Krystyna SIEG on March 20, 2012

LIKE!!...very nice shot. Krystyna:)

kurt Oblak on March 20, 2012

Like 2,für das tolle Bild,**,gruß KURT

Andy Rodker on March 20, 2012

Krystyna and Kurt. Thank you both very much for the kind comments and 'likes'. Best wishes, Andy

Free Wheels on March 20, 2012

Andy I think they are amazing for camera phone pictures. L

Shrdn on March 20, 2012

Nice profile of this rock, Andy! Very good light too. I like it! Warm greetings, Roberto

Rosalyn Hilborne on March 20, 2012

I agree with 3 Wheels! You will have to get yourself a camera at this rate! Great picture but they must be mad! I was up in the balcony of a theatre a few weeks ago and I had vertigo :-(

Cheers, Rosa.

ANGEL, EL ALFA III on March 20, 2012

Muy bonita con esos escaladores, en el cancho de los brezos tambien suelen escalar Like. Saludos.

Andy Rodker on March 20, 2012

I've seen your excellent picture before, Angel.

I've climbed up the steep paths either side (and have had to give up on one occasion, go back down, get stuck in a thorn thicket, which shredded my clothes - an expensive walk that was! - and find another close by path back up - fortunately there are many climber's paths - most of them not for your 3 year old or great-grandmother!) and seen climbers here without realising it was famous for it's climbs.

I'll know to name it correctly next time (previous photos of mine are simply entitled ....near Pico de la Miel).

Thanks for the information - I will use it!.

Best, Andy

Carmen T. on March 20, 2012

Hello Andy, the rock is shaped like a human head, and climbers, it seems they are in the stretch, the more difficult ... beautiful picture,


Best wishes, Carmen

Andy Rodker on March 20, 2012




Rosa and


Many thanks for all your nice comments and 'likes'.

I think I did photograph the climbers at the 'crux, Carmen, although the steep wall climbed with rope ladders looked terryfingly exhausting (none of my photos really worked of this stage of the climb).

Rosa: 'mad' (?) - of course; I used to do it!

Rod Rich on March 21, 2012

Very interesting natural rock sculpture. L9

Best wishes, Roman

Andy Rodker on March 21, 2012

Thank you Roman, very much appreciated. Best wishes, Andy

AlberBustar on March 22, 2012

Hi Andy! Thanks a lot for sharing your fotos.Finally we got to the top!.I usually forget my cam at home so I ´ve just got a few climbing photos where I appear. Best wishes1

Andy Rodker on March 22, 2012

Pleased to hear from you AlbarBustar!!!! Sorry they aren't as detailed or as many as you (or I) would have hoped for, but I am limited without a photolens or zoom. I much enjoyed watching your epic climb. Congratulations! Best wishes, Andy

Andy Rodker on March 22, 2012

Ps. AlbarBustar, I have a few more photos but they are even less detailed then these. If you would like to see them, please let me know on this site (I assume that you can use the private message facility). Thanks, best wishes, Andy

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    by Andy Rodker
    • Camera: Nokia N95 8GB
    • Taken on 2012/03/19 13:14:13
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