Tuesday, 3 January 2017
One of the best routes, Bernardino Fernandez, by Stevie Haston
I do a few new routes over the year, but every now and then one comes up that is out of this world. A while ago I did one, and called it Bernardino Fernandez, after a friends grandad who was executed by Franco. So after a while I thought no, that route is not as big as the story, not as big as the history, not as big a drama. So I have decided to give this important name to an important route!
The route is up a big pillar facing permanently into the blistering sun. It's really impressive, but some how remains amenable in tec grade at least. I had wondered what to do with it, as if I had left it as it was, it would never get a second ascent, but now I have decided the route and the name require a bit of work, i.e. making it safe so that plenty of people can enjoy it.
position, position, position.
Any way access by water taxi for the most wonderful day you can imagine, Dropped off on a ledge with lovely colours underneath you, and a towering impossible cliff above.