Roca Verde Guidebook

Written by the owners of Casa Quirós the Roca Verde guidebook uncovers one of the best-kept secrets in Spanish climbing: the numerous superb venues and fantastic sport climbing in and around the ‘Cordillera Cantábrica’ mountain range in north west Spain. Casa Quirós sits in the heart of this region close to two of the best Asturian crags.

Roca Verde has taken the best crags in Asturias, Cantabria and Leon, to create a guide which incorporates the complementary areas most utilized by the regions’ climbers. Almost unknown outside Spain this is an area that’s recommended by everyone who goes. Dave Pickford, the editor of Climb Magazine described the area as ‘quite possibly Europe’s best kept climbing secret’. While Niall Grimes, author of Boulder Britain says  ’There’s an amazing amount of great climbing in this area and a phenomenal amount of rock. Richie’s book does a great job of shining a light on this ‘undiscovered’ climbing destination that’s actually very close to home…’

Roca Verde 2nd Edition...

Roca Verde 2nd Edition…

Published in a bi-lingual format, with English and Spanish, this is  book which should truly highlight this fantastic area, which we believe has the potential to be a new ‘hotspot’ destination and a regular stopover for European climbers.

The Roca Verde region is well served by international flights and ferries, has an excellent road network and, unlike much of Spain, has a climate that is amenable to climbing through the summer months.

Roca Verde contains over 40 selected venues, over 190 distinct sectors and nearly 3000 routes. Just as importantly, it includes the information the locals know; how to choose the right venue for sun or shade, summer or winter and for whatever grade you climb.

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2 thoughts on “Roca Verde Guidebook

  1. Alison Petty

    Hi there Richie,

    I was hoping I might be able to pick your dry weather area recommendations for Northern Spain this week.

    We’re flying out tomorrow for week of climbing around the Poo de Cabrales and Desfildero de Hermida areas.

    Currently the forecast is looking pretty dire due to the extreme weather system… so we’re just wondering if you might have any tips for other area within 2-3 hrs that may be dry and good for a climb?

    We figured you’d be the guy to ask : )

    Many thanks,
    Alison and Pete

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Alison,
      I am very very sorry somehow I missed your comment. As you are already here you will know how bad it is – I have looked around Northern Spain and there seems nothing dry. I have looked as far as Extauri in Pamplona – basically anything within 3 hours. My advice, if it’s not too late, would be to leg it as far as say Madrid (it’s not that bad a drive) find an AirBnB and climb at La Pedriza…


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