Quiros 

Tucked away in the adjacent valley, Quiros is Teverga’s sister crag – only 15 minutes away, but different in many respects. About 20 sectors are scattered over the mountainside, somewhat more reminiscent of a British crag than a Spanish one. The setting is absolutely gorgeous, with a lake beneath, and views over distant hills and up to vultures circling constantly overhead. There’s also a tranquil parking spot down by the reservoir where overnighting is tolerated.


We originally went for a recce at the weekend, coinciding with a fiesta in the village – the place was rammed with no chance of parking our campervan anywhere near the crag, so we settled down for a relaxing afternoon by the lake. This was interupted at intervals by ear shattering explosions as fiesta fireworks were set off.


Returning mid week was a completely different matter – we had the whole place to ourselves  (all 300 routes!) and it couldn’t have been more peaceful. We were perhaps a little unlucky or unwise in picking a sector with classic multi-pitch routes, as there was more polish here than we’ve experienced elsewhere in Asturias, and the grades felt a good deal stiffer. However, the lines were classic and enjoyable, and I’d have been happy to sit and chill in such a lovely spot.

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