62m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A fine and popular route up the impressive flake crack high on the face. It is the original route of the crag, put up in June 1977. The first pitch is a pleasant intro, but the flake on the second one is where it's at.
1) 4, 32m. Climb the wall just right of the groove with deviations to the left as and when needed. Belay by a tree.
2) 5, 30m. Climb cracks, then a short tricky wall to the layback flake. Go up this - easy but spooky - then continue to higher ledges and a choice of belays. Descend by abseil. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Costa Blanca "Must Do" routes.

GStone 25/Nov AltLd O/S
with Jamie Ward
Sarah Welsh 22/Nov AltLd

P1 (4) Phil, P2 (5) Sarah

tiga271 04/Nov AltLd

Led flake - excellent pitch

with Dave
tobyk 29/Oct Lead O/S
with Emma Akam
leathers 11/Oct Lead
with Steve Corcoran
Jonno30 17/Sep 2nd O/S

Amazing climb, biggest flake that I've ever climbed with good handholds. Need to work up to this in order to lead it.

rgd1977 18/Aug Lead rpt
mark4344 14/Apr Lead
with derek
Kathryn_Brown 01/Apr 2nd
B4tgirl 25/Feb AltLd O/S

Our first sport multi-pitch. A memorable climb, especially that flake! Tony led P2.

with Tony
Blueso 25/Feb AltLd O/S
with Anna
pdamann 16/Feb AltLd β

Led P2. Really nice climb - committing, but it all works out. Got a bit sweaty doing it!

with Ed Russell
Lawrie Brand 25/Jan Lead O/S
with Sarah Laing
Hidden 25/Jan 2nd
Hidden 02/Jan Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
alpinismo.uk 25/Dec/14 AltLd
with Graham
redshapedfriday 25/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
with Debs Climber
tompilgrem 23/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 23/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
with Tom
steveprice.exmouth 04/Dec/14 AltLd
with Steve Woollard
Hidden 02/Dec/14 AltLd
will_benfold 29/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1

mikestr555 25/Nov/14 AltLd

lead pitch 1

dmetcalfe 23/Nov/14 2nd
Hidden 23/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Zoomer 21/Nov/14 2nd O/S

Back after seven years, still awesome 2nd pitch....still teaching!

with A Student
Hidden 21/Nov/14 Lead O/S
argybargy 19/Nov/14 -
tommy 10/Nov/14 Lead

scary top pitch

with john davies
bensimons ?/Nov/14 AltLd
Tala M 29/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch

Hidden 16/Oct/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Oct/14 Lead β
Hidden 14/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Maz142 14/Oct/14 2nd
with Kim Caldwell, nicky bloor, Nicola Burke
nb148 14/Oct/14 AltLd
with Marie Martin, Kim Caldwell, Nicky Bloor
Hidden 10/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
miriamclaire 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

led 1st pitch, david clover led second

hutchay 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

led second pitch

with Sam Clover
hlburns ?/Oct/14 AltLd
with Jon Lawrence
Hidden 17/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Irelando 04/Sep/14 Lead
natlavender ?/Sep/14 -
with Toby Ernster
waydan 04/Aug/14 AltLd
El Swiftos! ?/Aug/14 -
leeds_belle 18/May/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P1.

with Will
climbingxcat 17/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Brian
vanderz 09/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Adrian Ripley, Jen Evans
Matt1234 02/May/14 AltLd O/S
JenEvans ?/May/14 -
davidanthony ?/May/14 Lead O/S

climb partner - lucy

Hidden 26/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 23/Apr/14 -
Hidden 23/Apr/14 Lead
hayden cook 23/Apr/14 -
Hidden 21/Apr/14 Lead
daveclarke5 15/Apr/14 AltLd
professorcobra 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
HP9 ?/Apr/14 AltLd
with Mark Hayes
helenstuart 30/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

I lead second pitch - brilliant

with Mike
mikestr555 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S

lead both pitches

Dave Latimer 26/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 10/Mar/14 TR
Hanky ?/Mar/14 -
with Brian/Simon/Dave/Angus
Mackinclimb 28/Feb/14 Lead O/S
pdamann 16/Feb/14 2nd

Seconded first pitch, tried lead of second pitch but tired and stopped.

with Ed Russell
Chris Manasseh 10/Feb/14 AltLd

Led p1

Private Flounder 10/Feb/14 AltLd
bridget143 02/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Simen
mikealexpayne ??/2014 AltLd
A Mountain Journey ??/2014 -
nacnud 27/Dec/13 AltLd
Hidden 23/Dec/13 2nd
Hidden 15/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
John Pickles 15/Dec/13 Lead O/S
adamsandy1 16/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Multi Pitch

Hidden 12/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
ashsleight 31/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

The best flake crack I've climbed. Gaz led 1st and I took the second. Climbed as a three

with Tom doyle, Gary Mitchell
tdoyle 31/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Oct/13 Lead
Katya 21/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
with Laura Reading
jacobfinn 21/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Jody, jjax
Hidden 21/Oct/13 2nd
jjax 21/Oct/13 2nd
with jason
Hidden 19/Oct/13 AltLd
Louvet 19/Oct/13 AltLd
with Tarquin
Hidden 17/Oct/13 2nd
Hidden 14/Oct/13 AltLd
Hidden 13/Oct/13 AltLd
Hidden 12/Oct/13 -
Alex Thompson 07/Oct/13 Lead O/S

2nd pitch up the awesome flake!

with JonnyO
bobstones 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
owenhancock22 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/13 -
NickyC 12/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Pitch one (4) Zain Karim lead Pitch two (5) Lead clean onsight

with Zain Karim
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead dnf
wishicud climbHVS 14/May/13 AltLd O/S

Cracking route. Long 1st pitch( my lead) trending left to tree belay stance, easy enough. Emmit led 2nd pitch, not so much of a doddle, the climb round the flake is awesome, big holds and max exposure, good lead. Ab off in two pitches 5m left of route.

Hidden 14/May/13 AltLd
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/13 TR O/S
Dave Toseland 17/Apr/13 AltLd

I led P1 Dan P2 beautiful sunny day, really enjoyed the route.

with Dan, Fred
Chubbard 13/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with Michael
Theeni 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Jo
JamieSparkes 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S

In one pitch. Nice

Hotcake ?/Mar/13 Lead

Multipitch, abseil descent. Amazing climb - energetic on the layback flake especially whislt clipping!

Will AKA Dave ?/Mar/13 TR
shazza65 10/Feb/13 Lead O/S

first pitch

with annie rowley
Hidden 05/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Peter Metcalfe 05/Jan/13 AltLd

Flake pitch is amazing - and somewhat unexpected on a popular, accessible crag in an area where steep, crimpy routes are the norm.

ashtond6 ?/Jan/13 Lead
Hidden 26/Dec/12 Lead
Hidden 23/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Duncan Hardy 04/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
with Si Burrows
Hidden 28/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Nov/12 Lead
Louvet 27/Nov/12 2nd
with Tarquin
Hidden 04/Nov/12 2nd
Hidden 03/Nov/12 -
crispyboy ?/Nov/12 -
chris smith 28/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
herrettscott 23/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches, the flake on the 2nd pitch is pure quality

with marc white
cactuscratch 23/Oct/12 Lead O/S

P1 now has two bolts missing and it was run out to begin with. There were teams queing to get on this route.

Crowley6969 22/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
with Ant fitzgerald
Hidden 20/Oct/12 Lead
Jonathan Emett 16/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

lead p1. p2 brill.

with orange robbie
Hidden 12/Oct/12 Lead
Shelley_Watson 12/Oct/12 2nd
Celia Watson 12/Oct/12 2nd
mattwilk 11/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1 is quite nice, but pitch 2 is unreal! Steep, committing climbing on a big, endless flake. Not sure whether I would have had the bottle to lead it, but absolutely amazing climbing.

with Rich
The Bad Cough 08/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Rosie Hutchins 08/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Dave Button
jon_gill1 08/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

i did first pitch of Dedi usba to reach 2nd pitch for ross to lead.much more balanced route.

with ross garfoot
Jeremy Wilton 07/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Super duper...top pitch - once you work out how to 'do' the flake it is cool...a choice climb - neat.

with Mark Readman
DundeeDave 03/Oct/12 Lead dnf

Just pitch 1

Hidden 30/Sep/12 2nd O/S
NeilJC60 30/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Ruiaridh Finlayson, Stuart Watchorn
Andy Fielding 10/Jul/12 AltLd
with Claire Poppett
Hidden 13/May/12 -
mdg skidmore 22/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

great route

with clive dean
UnkArl 21/Apr/12 Lead rpt

Lead both pitches, Kat's first multipitch.

with Kat, Debbie
Debs 21/Apr/12 2nd
with Karl
KatDay 21/Apr/12 2nd
with Karl
Andy Fielding 20/Apr/12 AltLd
Sandrex 20/Apr/12 2nd
goddamm7 20/Apr/12 AltLd
with Sandrex
Hidden 13/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Lev 13/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
daveyji 28/Mar/12 Lead
with Linda Williamson
Hidden 21/Mar/12 AltLd
Shaw Brown 21/Mar/12 AltLd
Hidden 14/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 18/Feb/12 AltLd
Shuttsie 18/Feb/12 AltLd
UnkArl 10/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

The first pitch is nice, makes you think a bit to find the best/easiest line; but the second pitch is just superb - one of the best pitches I've ever done (so good I did it again straight after so my Uncle could have a go). P1 = Dad P2 = me

with Dad
UnkArl 10/Feb/12 AltLd β

Climbed again with my Uncle straight after doing it with my Dad. Pitch 2 is just SO good! P1 = me P2 = Uncle Bill

with Uncle Bill
Connorsgrandad 10/Feb/12 AltLd
Hidden 07/Jan/12 AltLd
FrancescaFord 04/Jan/12 AltLd

Excellent route. I was slightly offroute on pitch 1 (as usual...). Layback pitch unique

with MN
rovers777 ??/2012 2nd
gingergeorge ??/2012 Lead
akhutton88 21/Dec/11 2nd
with Cheese
honourableschoolboy 19/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Had to drag Hutts up P2... really good climb!

with Hutton
ST3V10 ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Stu Jones
EllieWoods 24/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

4, 5 (led P2)

with Jono
Hidden 16/Nov/11 Lead
Hidden 15/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Nov/11 2nd rpt
Will Gordon 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S

P2 only.

ElBarto 07/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Found part of the second pitch a bit tricky, moves are not that hard but it feels a bit exposed.

martin one 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Lucy
Wildstyle 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S
SteWatkins ?/Nov/11 -
Hidden ?/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
MazElden 20/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Graeme
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead
ChrisB.19 28/Sep/11 Lead
TrishyP 28/Sep/11 Lead
Rowan Mitchell 25/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

P1 me, P2 Alan

joscott ?/Sep/11 2nd
with Sun and Rock
Hidden ?/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 04/May/11 2nd O/S
gingernick 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Dean Jones
Sianny 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Al
Chriswallis2 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Anna
Andy Chubb 17/Apr/11 AltLd
with Steve Goodman
Trevera 05/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 04/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Liam Ingram 03/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
fatbuoybazza 03/Apr/11 Lead

1st Pitch, Phil led 2nd in fading light, abseil in dark, nice view..

with phil
Hidden 03/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/11 2nd
krasavenko 29/Mar/11 Lead O/S

definitely worth 3*

rgd1977 21/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Really good second pitch up the flake.

beckybray1 21/Mar/11 2nd
matjam 13/Mar/11 AltLd

onsight leads pitch three (3+) and five (3+) seconded pitch one (4), two (5), four (4)

brianrunner 05/Mar/11 AltLd

Loved the top pitch flake!

with martina
net 04/Mar/11 2nd

Great top pitch!

with George
GPN 04/Mar/11 Lead
with Annette
Nexonen 27/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with Jake
Hidden 21/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jan/11 AltLd
khmhau 06/Jan/11 AltLd

solo first pitch and top rope last with help from partners

with Marc Baldwin, Luke Fuggle
marcb 06/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Luke Fuggle, Kevin Hau
Tom Downes 30/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1

with Matt Kendal
owb106 30/Dec/10 Lead O/S
tomhennigan 29/Dec/10 Lead O/S
with Oliver Brend
embob 28/Dec/10 Lead

1st pitch only.

with Alex
Hidden 28/Dec/10 Lead
fatbuoybazza 26/Dec/10 Lead O/S
EmilyElouise 19/Dec/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Nov/10 -
timcedwards 14/Nov/10 2nd
with Andrew Edwards
stvredmond 10/Nov/10 Lead
with Dan
Hidden 09/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Mike-W-99 07/Nov/10 AltLd

Great moves up the flake.

with Fiona
richardlongfils1986 07/Nov/10 -

Good Climb

with claire morgan
Fiona Reid 07/Nov/10 AltLd

Led pitch 2, lovely lovely climb.

with Mike
Hidden 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
JimBee ?/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

P1 M. P2 J. Flake is not nearly as intimidating as it appears. Good bit of laybacking and it's all over. Lovely route to get you in the swing of multipitch. Rapped off as the sun was setting.

with Matt Ellis
Hidden 25/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
sneaks 25/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

me pitch 1, janey pitch 2. a trad head for the top flake is a good thing! scary biscuits.

with janey
Hidden 23/Apr/10 AltLd
JRae 20/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

P2 Excellent top pitch!

with L Campbell
Shaw Brown 15/Apr/10 AltLd

Enchained with Via Valencianos

with Earl Gray Larty
rogerskews 15/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Superb layback

Nigel Bond 15/Apr/10 Lead
with Roger Skews
KevB 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Series. 50m abseil off.

with Student x2
chri55ie 10/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Lead the 1st pitch

with Peter Cripps
Hidden 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S
tincann 04/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
james.lane 04/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
saz_b 30/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

stev p1 me p2. windy! 60m ropes 'just' possible to abseil back down!

with steve
Hidden 29/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Tom Downes 24/Mar/10 2nd O/S

only did the first pitch.

with Chloe Billingham
1918hasti 23/Mar/10 2nd
Andrewbirkett 15/Mar/10 Lead O/S
mjeffery 01/Mar/10 Lead O/S
toby2000 ?/Mar/10 -
Seb 22/Feb/10 -
Hidden ?/Feb/10 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
John Roe 17/Nov/09 AltLd

Led 2nd pitch

with Justin (Ratty) Burgoyne
Liam FLeming 02/Nov/09 Lead
with james hayward, karen dalzell
Rich Clague ?/Nov/09 Lead
GScot38 ?/Nov/09 Lead O/S

Fantastic Climb.

melville18 ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with claire melville
john_ni 06/May/09 Lead
with Drew Fell
JonHarvey 09/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Jay Jackson and Richard Stemp
Hidden 09/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
matty123 04/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Tom Breakell
Alaric 02/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Neil
Hidden 26/Mar/09 Lead O/S
John Roe 25/Mar/09 AltLd

Led the 2nd pitch, excellent and well protected pitch.

konna 25/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

lead the first pitch

anyes varenne 06/Mar/09 AltLd
with suzanne
Hidden 01/Feb/09 AltLd
barrington1978 ?/Feb/09 -
Hidden 29/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Paulww 26/Jan/09 Lead
Hidden 25/Jan/09 AltLd
Hidden 21/Jan/09 Lead
Hidden 01/Jan/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Dec/08 Lead
Simon Allcock ?/Dec/08 AltLd
with Mark
SamStokes 04/Nov/08 AltLd O/S

Awesome fun just loved it all the way!!!!

emilyj 04/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
snowy owl 02/Nov/08 Lead
with Rosie Fuller
CrashMat Rob 19/Oct/08 Lead O/S

with Glynn

with Martin Smith, Brian, Nicky, Glynn, Colin
jamie ward 03/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
with Robbie
jamie ward 29/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Robbie Smyth
TonyP 11/May/08 Lead O/S
with Nic
barni 30/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with james hayward
Dr Rorlasaurus 15/Apr/08 Lead O/S

First pitch only so F4

tradguy 06/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Jason Gotel ?/Apr/08 Lead
with Shiv
Hidden 28/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/08 2nd O/S
mark4344 15/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with dave tourell
Hidden 14/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
CrashMat Rob 14/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Nicky
chrisjones199 11/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

Chris 1st Pitch, Eefu 2nd pitch

with Eefu
hash 09/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Janette
DafSWMC 09/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Andy W
Andy White 09/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with DafSWMC
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
roc n run 09/Feb/08 2nd
with H
jasonpm 13/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with Dave, Dave.
auld al ?/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
KeithW 29/Dec/07 AltLd O/S

led 1st. Good route & situation, watching sunset over Benidorm (surprisingly picturesque!)

with Bruce
@ndy 29/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Dec/07 Lead
kevinknights 09/Dec/07 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch, follow 2nd.

with Matt
Matt Bill Platypus 09/Dec/07 Lead O/S

Kev took first pitch, me second.

with Kev
cat22 ?/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
with Mike
Zoomer 16/Nov/07 2nd

Awesome 2nd pitch. Teaching on Ex Ripon Rock.

with Sally Brown, A Student
ian_tintin 16/Nov/07 AltLd O/S

Lead Pitch 1 (32m, F4). Se Pitch 2 (30m, F5)

with Sally Brown
bendurance ?/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
with JC
DannyK ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Katie
Jakey4060 ?/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/07 -
Katex 26/Mar/07 AltLd
with Simon Edwards
Hidden 30/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
Wayne S ??/2007 -
Hidden 29/Dec/06 Lead O/S
timharrison 19/Dec/06 Lead O/S
trevor macalonan 19/Dec/06 Lead O/S
with Tim
tapley 01/Dec/06 Lead O/S
with Alison Tapley
Peter Swift ?/Dec/06 Lead O/S
with seb
Marq 28/Nov/06 AltLd O/S


with Daniel Dennehy
Boogs 23/Nov/06 Lead
with Paulo
Hidden 18/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall 18/Nov/06 AltLd

Nick led the first pitch, we both led the second

Hidden 16/Nov/06 Lead
CJE 22/Oct/06 AltLd O/S

Rich led P1, I led p2

with Richard Merrell
Hidden 21/Oct/06 Lead
Hidden 27/Sep/06 TR dog
timstyles 08/May/06 AltLd O/S

Tim P1, Huw P2.

with Huw Howells
Hidden 07/Mar/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Dec/05 AltLd O/S
steve mee 06/Dec/05 Lead O/S

Fantastic natural feature

Hidden 12/Nov/05 AltLd O/S
JWB ?/Oct/05 AltLd O/S


with Lucy Adams
Ramon Marin 26/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
with Gavin Lim
Oli 29/Mar/05 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch

with Ian Killey/Emily Lomas
timharrison 03/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
with Dominic Holdem
Hidden 11/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Nov/02 Lead O/S
Howard J 23/Feb/02 2nd
with Rachel James
dan gibson ??/2002 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2001 -
Hidden ?/Dec/00 2nd
Howard J 26/Feb/00 Lead O/S
with Rob Dixon
Hidden ??/2000 -
tjekel ??/1998 -
uphillnow ??/1998 Lead
steve prior ?/Nov/95 Lead O/S
with Roz C
Nick Biven ?/Apr/94 -
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