Torrent de Pareis*** 2
[Ascending one of the narrow boulder gaps on the way up the Torrent de Pareis, 2 kb]A descent of the gorge between Escorca and Sa Calobra, finishing by the sea where the Sa Calobra climbs are located. In dry conditions it's an easy-ish scramble (though the nervous may want a rope), but after rain can become a serious undertaking, people have died here. From the Restaurant d'Escorca, follow a path behind the large 'Torrent de Pareis' sign, following occasional cairns. After a while the path splits by a large cairn, take the left turn which descends zig-zags to the base of the gorge. If you get to a rock window on the left you've missed the junction. Note, the approach described in the Cicerone 'Canyoning' guide is wrong, the old chapel is now a private residence and cannot be accessed. At the base of the gorge, turn left and follow your nose - occasional green or red markings show the way round some difficulties. Can also be done in ascent.

Photo: Ascending one of the narrow boulder gaps on the way up the Torrent de Pareis © Oujmik

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This climb is in 11 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

tobyk - Solo - 31/Oct/14 with Emma Akam

Hidden - Solo - 19/Aug/14

edordead - 16/Oct/13

Epic day out.
kirsty52 - Sent - 06/Jun/13 with Steve

Baggie - 2013

the gorge walk took 5-6 hours, we didn't take a rope and went with a friend who had been with a guide before
Jessicacrump - Solo - 17/Sep/12

the ant hill mob - Solo - 17/Sep/12

A unique scramble - like canyoning without the water! We started at Sa Calobra, ascended to the junction as S'Entreforc and descended again. This take in all the difficult sections and avoids a slog to the road (Walk 26b in Cicerone walking guide). Mostly clambering over boulders interspersed with walking, there are some short pitches (i.e 2-4m) up very smooth polished rocky chutes where the water has carved amazing shapes. These are mostly easy, but in a few places are very awkward, especially if you are short. There are two particularlyu awkward steps, one near the start ad one right at the end. Both involve trying to gain a lip where the water would normally cascade into a deep pool below. This requires bridging/mantling moves in ascent and most people descend by jumping or sliding, but the consequences of a slip could be severe, so be careful! Rope used in one place in ascent, but the nature of the terrain makes it difficult to protect effectively. Some fixed ropes and hammered steps are provided to ease progress on especially slippy sections.
Oujmik - May/12 with Jyoti

Great fun. Wasted some time trying to find the start (the info in the Canyoning guide is out of date and wrong). Lots of playing around on harder alternatives (usually with resulting retreat). A bit disappointed there wasn't enough water to have to get wet on any of it!
Simon Caldwell - 08/Apr/11 with Annie, Julie, Peter, Rob, Carmen

Jules, Simon and Camen and Annie, Done before in 95 and 99. Great easy day out, about 4,5 hours in a relaxed manner.
lithos - 08/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Dec/08

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