Rock Climbing in the Val d'Hérens

~ Sunday 21st October 2018

La Maya is the prominent tooth of red rock on the ridge separating the Val d'Hérens from the Vallon de Réchy. (I'm not sure what a "Maya" is, but there are several of them around). From a distance it looks like a huge monolith of Torridonian sandstone - close up it's somewhat smaller and looser, but still good fun with fine views and pretty much guaranteed peace and quiet. It's difficult to know where this sort of climbing sits in the 21st century pigeonholes - maybe a new category of "adventure-plaisir"? It's well bolted, generously over-graded at 5b, but quite a few of the holds might break off!

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