Parle*** 6a+
[Bolts on Parle (November 2012) Toix Sea Cliffs, 2 kb]60m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
An amazing classic which takes you to places not usually found on a 6a+. The route is very exposed and intimidating but technically relatively straightforward but don't underestimate it! Unfortunately the bolts are already showing their age.

1) 5+. Follow the steep (sometimes greasy) rock up the left-hand wall above the deep slot. Belay on bolts on the bridge.
2) 6a+. Climb direct above the belay on good-but-hidden holds - spaced bolts. Hand traverse right to a hanging stance.
3) 6a. Make a tricky move up left then revel in the superb position rising up leftwards to the exit hole. © ROCKFAX

Rich Mayfield

Ticklists: Costa Blanca in a Week Tick List.

Photo: Bolts on Parle (November 2012) Toix Sea Cliffs © Alan James - UKC and UKH
View all 11 photos or Submit a new photo of this climb.

This climb is in 51 logbooks, and on 23 wishlists.

dicky79 - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/15 with Pete

Stanners - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/15 with Swedish Fred, Andy G

Climbed in series as Middle man. Large lump of rock broke off causing a fall at the end of the traverse section of the final pitch.
jordangolding - 2nd - 03/Apr/15 with Peter Chapman, Pete Briggs

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/15

Spectacular! One of the most memorable routes I've ever done. Led the last (?crux) pitch which felt like a harder and scarier version of Dream. Brilliant!
mes32 - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/15 with Caroline, Will

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/15

Led P2
will_benfold - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/15 with Caroline Culwick, Mary

lead p1 & p3, belay bolts after 2nd pitch starting to corrode however amazing climbing in an amazing cave!
tallginge - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/14 with gunny - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/14 with Graham

redshapedfriday - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/14 with Debs Climber

Led P2 and P3 :)
nick ferro - AltLd O/S - 24/Nov/14 with Oli Birkill

Julia P1 , Simon P2 and me P3
Jonny Nick - AltLd - 31/Oct/14

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Oct/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/14

Took lead fall over gear on p1 - you must take loose chalk and lots of it! Greasy to high hell! Partner then led p1,2. And I finished with p3. Cannot stress how much I needed chalk on this route. Apart from that, awesome climb - brilliant day out just make sure you take chalk. Chalk, chalk, chalk.... Also bolts are pretty dodgy at p3 belay. Take a cam/size 2 nut to protect. 'Revel in the exposure'
andyevans - AltLd dog - 09/Oct/14 with cdpuk

Led P1,2. Stunning. Despite being a bit greasy it's probably my favourite route ever.
cdpuk - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/14 with Andrew Evans

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/14

NickJH - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/14 with Andy Dunhill

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Apr/14

SPK06 - AltLd - Apr/14 with tony

Great adventure, the abseil in is very exciting and the climbing is constantly good.
Sam Watson - AltLd - 25/Mar/14

A Spanish Dream of White Horses
JHC - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/14 with Sam Watson

Lead crux pitch. Stunning.
mrteale - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/14

craig naylor - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/14 with Tony

Me and NE Brian. Trouser filling abseil in. Saw a big Sunfish from sea ledge. Breathtakingly exposed climbing out. Brilliant !
Hanky - AltLd O/S - Mar/14 with Brian/Simon/Dave/Angus

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/14

tmawer - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/14 with Jaime Robertson

Pitch 1 (5+) Lead Zain Karim Pitch 2 (6a+) Lead Pitch 3 (6a) Lead Zain Karim
NickyC - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Zain Karim

Amazing abseil. Abseiled down without a rope to climb up on... climbed up on 20mtrs on end of rope abseil was rigged on. Lots of scary traverses, really really cool
Natalyaaa - 2nd dog - Apr/13 with Chi Cheng

Hidden - Lead - Apr/13

Led P2, very good.
cookacat - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/13 with james n caz

Led P1.
EllieWoods - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/13 with Adam, Lucy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Dec/12

had a major epic in this hole!dodgy hand drawn topo left me climbing some rediculous grade route and getting heat stroke.finally found route which was in a very greasy state and fell off the last hard move of p3 before dragging myself out and collapsing in a crumpled heap at the top.NOT A GOOD DAY!
jon_gill1 - AltLd dog - 08/Oct/12 with jon parry, ross garfoot

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

Unique climb! You need two ropes for this one. One for rappelling (60m) down to the cave and one for climbing.
chriisu - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/12

P1,P3. Fantastic.
Jonathan Emett - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/12 with niall

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

Awesome experience - Dave led P1 - hard for 5+, I led P2 - very run out 6a, Dave led P3 - 6a+ and the crux. Climbing out is only marginally less terrifying than abbing in
Chris the Tall - AltLd - 02/Feb/11 with Dave Coley

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11

Pitch 3 felt harder than 6a. Incredible experience, won't forget this for a while. Future classic?
RKernan - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Niall Browne

JPGR - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/11

Did it one day after heavy rain: 1st pitch completely wet, 2nd pitch partly wet (crux dry), 3rd pitch mostly dry (only the first move wet). Would be a 6a elsewhere, but the seriousness of getting in and out of the cave justifies a soft grading.
johannes - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

Wow what a setting! Crux is committing to the ab in!
JWB - AltLd O/S - 10/Nov/09 with Charles

Ran top two pitches together, middle one has some dodgy bolting but top one is the tough one, some quite nice moves for the grade in a great postion...
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Paul T

Tricksome, scary abseil, multipitch sea cliff climb. Some commiting moves. Fantastic weather.
minda_kat - Feb/08 with Rich Mayfield

Awesome route .. awesome abseil in .. best climb of my life so far. Led 2nd pitch but went too far left and had to let go and then redo move staying right. Learnt a lot about reading rock from that one mistake (think feet). Traverse and top pitch v. exposed. Grinning when I climbed out and still grinning now :)
Dax - AltLd dog - 05/Nov/07 with Mike

Julie Carroll - AltLd - May/07 with Carole Dawson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Dec/06

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
brianrunner, ChrisBrooke, the power, quiffhanger, robbo99, misterb, The Ivanator, apd, Alan100, Alejandro, Sankey, Ropeboy, richardlongfils1986

Total votes cast 38
hard 6b0 of 18
6b0 of 18
easy 6b1 of 18
hard 6a+6 of 18
6a+8 of 18
easy 6a+3 of 18
hard 6a0 of 18
6a0 of 18
easy 6a0 of 18
3 Stars19 of 20
2 Stars1 of 20
1 Star0 of 20
0 Stars0 of 20
Bag of .....0 of 20
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Clean O/S