Vía Missing Link*** 6b+
[Lead climber reached the arete belay after a long and tricky traverse., 2 kb]130m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
E3. A magnificent route up the arete, which has lots of fixed gear of variable quality. A few nuts and threads are helpful to plug the gaps, or back-up the rust!
1) 3, 15m. As for El Dorado.
2) 6a+, 35m. From the sloping ledge, move right, then carefully down-climb to gain a low traverse-line. Follow this awkwardly, staying just above the water (difficult to protect) until it is possible to climb diagonally upwards (don't climb up too soon) to a scoop which leads to the hanging stance on the arete.
3) 6b+, 45m. Power up the arete above, first on the left, then on the right. From the diagonal break, either traverse left to gain the grassy ramp and abseil point, or:
4) 5, 40m. Climb up the rib above to the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Costa Blanca "Must Do" routes.

Photo: Lead climber reached the arete belay after a long and tricky traverse. © A Mountain Journey
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This climb is in 20 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Pitch 2
Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 03/Dec/14 with Nick Conway

Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/13

Lunar25 - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/13 with Dave LE

Too many bolts on the second pitch to be E3 but the first pitch was serious enough, brilliant route though.
Joughton - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/12

Climbed as a 3 on twin icelines. Pitch 1 and 3 onsight. Clipped into several bolts to rest on Pitch 2.
ianjfsutcliffe - 2nd - 18/Dec/11 with Patch, Coatesy

Shallow water solo of pitch 1. Continued to belay for pitch 2 and jumped off. Class, but not safe at the start.
ianjfsutcliffe - Solo rpt - 18/Dec/11 with Patch

Richard P Coates - 2nd dog - 18/Dec/11 with Patch, ianjfsutcliffe

Sun sea and sending..
Glyn - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/11 with Jonny

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/11

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/06

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 03/Feb/04

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - Mar/03 with Stuart Greenall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

charlesmfrench - AltLd dog - 30/May/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/95

whispering nic - Jan/93 with Ali W

Brilliant. Had a minor epic abseiling back to the beach...
dominic lee - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/90 with Dad

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
misterb, craig naylor, HansStuttgart, rustaldo
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