/ Climbing in Costa Blanca/Majorca
Ooooh! Controversial! Fight! I'll hold your jacket, Niff.
I'd buy the Rockfax, but look through the CC guide in the shop
to count the pictures of Binksy in his daft hat.
> Majorca or the Costa Blanca? Are they fully bolted or will I need
> a rack of gear?
Apart from the info on the ROCKFAX site at
there are also another couple of useful sites which have plenty of info.
Also check the other stuff at http://rockfax.com/links.html#travel
Hope this is of help.
You could also use Chris' advice and buy a book available from
Take some slings and a small rack and climb one of the long (14 pitch)easy routes on the Puig de Campana. Photocopy this part of the guide, including the way down, before you leave the UK - both guides are large.
> > Try buying a guide, from me
> Ooooh! Controversial! Fight! I'll hold your jacket, Niff.
> > or from RockFax
> I'd buy the Rockfax, but look through the CC guide in the shop
> to count the pictures of Binksy in his daft hat.
How cruel, he is only in 10 of the 32 pictures and has a different hat in everyone!!
If you go to Sella, don't bank on camping as he's lost his license. I think it's for litter or something. There are a load of other campsites around though, all better, but not so close.
Marin, Sax and Forada for three easy days. Don't need any gear other than quick draws. Some very easy routes at Toix West but they're a bit boring. Sella for lots of HVS 5a/b.
There are lots of easy routes on Campana but not in the English guides, except Sur Central. Buy the Spanish Guide by Carlos Tutadela for all of the Campana from a bar in Finestrat. Beware though some of the severe/VS's are twenty odd pitches.
I would agree that the Costa Blanca offers more options at the easier grades than Majorca appears to.
In reply to Rob:
Baz mentions Forada. If you intend to use this crag make sure you do not leave it too late in the season as the easier routes are predominately on the South face which gets the full blast of the sun and has absolutely no shelter to speak of.
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