Rockfax Description
The superb and photogenic arete. It is probably 6c+ if you climb direct past the second bolt although most folks go right here. © Rockfax

FA. Jens Muenchberg 1990s 1995

Ticklists: Costa Blanca in a Week Tick List, Costa Blanca "Must Do" routes.

Hidden 20/Nov Lead β
Montecore 08/Nov Lead dog

Too tired to do it clean

cem 08/Nov Lead rpt

To all intents and purposes an onsight since I last led it 14 years ago.

Hidden 08/Nov Lead dnf
Jackislav 05/Nov Lead O/S
bencole 31/Oct Lead O/S

Really nice line and good to tick this classic.

with Dad
danusiatycia 22/Oct TR
wyzfen 22/Oct Lead dog
with Dana
Lanchester 11/Sep -
Hidden 09/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr Lead O/S
Ella7 06/Apr Lead O/S

Beautiful delicate moves on small holds. Really enjoyable climbing and I was psyched to onsight it as I had only intended to dog up it to put draws in.

Hidden 06/Apr TR rpt
Simon Rackley ?/Apr Lead O/S
with andy barnes
Stoney Boy 22/Mar Lead RP

Cold and wet

with Nick Conway
Hidden 22/Mar Lead O/S
freemanTom 17/Mar Lead dog

Jumped straight on it and went right instead of left around crux. Nice route

Curly Rich 17/Mar Lead dnf
with gmc
Curly Rich 17/Mar TR β
with gmc
Hidden 17/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Mar TR
Hidden 10/Mar 2nd dog
duzinga 10/Mar Lead O/S
with MTV, Omer
martintv 10/Mar TR dnf

Got a bit above 2nd bolt

georgenvk 08/Mar Lead dog
Becks87 07/Mar TR dnf
atom 07/Mar TR O/S
derekb 28/Feb Lead
with Cookie
Hidden 11/Jan Lead RP
Hidden 05/Jan Lead β
Trisha Murphy 02/Jan Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jan Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Dec/14 Lead O/S
MichaelGallimore 31/Dec/14 Lead dog
with Ben Philips
LeeWood 26/Dec/14 Lead

3-star photogenics but the moves are memorable for the wrong reasons; until you hit those jugs nr the top !!

Hidden 21/Dec/14 -
benka 20/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with steve h
breed 18/Dec/14 Lead O/S
argybargy 22/Nov/14 TR dog
Peter Lovell 06/Nov/14 Lead β
Jonny Nick 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S


leglesslizard ?/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Tala M 31/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/14 Lead dog
Valentino 19/Oct/14 Lead dnf
with Jay
Hidden 14/Oct/14 TR dog
Hidden 14/Oct/14 Lead β
Rockmonkey1977 01/Oct/14 Lead O/S

A very nervy route but I don't like slabs! Not sure its a top 50 route but worth it for the iconic photos...

leeds_belle 22/May/14 Lead dog


with Will
spidermonkey09 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/14 Lead dog
Jack93 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
miles155 09/Apr/14 -
with Jack/Rowan
RBonney 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
jackappleby 09/Apr/14 Lead β
with Milo, Rowan
Hidden 02/Apr/14 Lead O/S
scott gibson ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S

brilliant climbing.

with graeme read
JHC 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Sam Watson 29/Mar/14 Lead

Foot slipped on crux as didn't go far enough left to find a better placement. Awesome slab climbing.

mrteale 06/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Oliver Branagan 05/Mar/14 Lead RP

Blew the onsight, the cruxy area was completely not my style. Had mega issues trusting the footholds while using the smaller hand holds on the slabbly angle. Felt quite hard to put the clips up too, didn't realize it traversed quite as left as it does. Got back on it for the stars, still pushy for me.

Tony Holdsworth 05/Mar/14 Lead dnf

I've never been good on little holds

with Mick Radford
Mick r 05/Mar/14 Lead β

great route, bit of beta from Olli

Reedymc 05/Mar/14 Lead dog

rested at crux but should of just gone for it. but we all ways say that right

Mackinclimb 03/Mar/14 Lead O/S
jwpil 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Ben
elyben 16/Feb/14 Lead
Justin T 19/Jan/14 Lead dog
with Nancy
keefe 06/Jan/14 Lead O/S
ben.phillips ??/2014 Lead O/S
ASchwirtz 31/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Dec/13 2nd dog
Hidden 31/Dec/13 Lead β
Hidden 28/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Dec/13 2nd dog
John Pickles 19/Dec/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Nov/13 TR
Abi Chard 14/Apr/13 Lead β
with Ian
geoff.comley 08/Apr/13 Lead dnf

Can't climb here!? After being to sella and toix it seemed a completely different rock type and couldn't get on with it. Had a go at this iconic route any way and f#cked it up :( head was boxed as the clips seemed a long way apart? Awesome route to where I got to though

JamieSparkes 05/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Didn't particularly enjoy this, awkwardly bolted and slightly shoddy old drilled thread at the top.

paul__in_sheffield 03/Apr/13 -
with Beanie
IceBun 02/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Wilson
Decmorris 27/Mar/13 Lead dog
monkeymyster 27/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Dec/12 Lead dog
TiffTiff 21/Dec/12 Lead RP
with Jo Davison, Andy W
andrew549 18/Dec/12 Lead β
Albachoss 18/Dec/12 Lead O/S


with Ben
DaveTrain 12/Dec/12 Lead RP
MartyJ ?/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Saurus ?/Dec/12 Lead RP

Lovely Jubbly, delicate face climbing with a pleasant airy finish on large holds.

Jim Brownlow 25/Oct/12 2nd
jon_gill1 11/Oct/12 Lead O/S

really nice balance technical route!well bolted

with ross garfoot
Hidden 28/Apr/12 Lead β
mdg skidmore 28/Apr/12 TR dog
with joe penfold, clive dean
domskezz 17/Apr/12 Lead O/S


with Jamma
Hidden ?/Apr/12 -
Shaw Brown 28/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 21/Mar/12 TR dog
Seymore Butt ?/Mar/12 -
Hidden ?/Mar/12 2nd dog
tim newton 08/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with dan ely
Jonathan Emett 08/Jan/12 Lead RP

2nd go

with tim
ianjfsutcliffe 23/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Coatesy
Biggo 06/Dec/11 Lead O/S

I climbed direct on 6c,really worth this one,mitic,excellent,and awesome photos

with Berta
Dave Rumney 24/Nov/11 Lead


with Tanya Milner
Alan James - UKC and UKH 11/Oct/11 Lead

As brilliant as ever.

with Paul Cox
LisaA 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S


with Gary, Andy
bigdrew 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Garry, Lisa
Chriswallis2 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Anna
krasavenko 05/Apr/11 Lead dog


with Clement
Liam Ingram 05/Apr/11 Lead RP
THardSevere 05/Apr/11 Lead dog

amazing climb. having failed to onsight even a 6a all week I just decided to go for it. slipped at the crux once but got it the second time. getting to the jug was such an awesome feeling

Trevera 05/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 05/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/11 TR O/S
Andy Moles 04/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Phil, Ferdia
ferdia 04/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Phil, Andy
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Andrew1 26/Mar/11 Lead
design crisis 17/Mar/11 Lead dog
with Tom W
JPGR 23/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Robin Head 06/Jan/11 Lead dog
with Amy, Joe Premier
Hidden 06/Jan/11 2nd dog
Amy Horton 06/Jan/11 Lead
Hidden 06/Jan/11 Lead O/S
tomhennigan 06/Jan/11 Lead RP

Tried the Direct (6c+) version initially, after getting truely pumped, decided to try again on the 6b+.

dswansonlow 02/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with sarp
JonBrown 02/Jan/11 Lead O/S
khmhau 02/Jan/11 Lead
with Keith Jackson
owb106 02/Jan/11 Lead dog
with Tom Downes
Ollie Rattue ??/2011 Lead dog

Took one fall early on and blew onsight.

Adam_42 30/Dec/10 Lead dog

Bit too tired to get this clean at the end of the day. Still, I got that all important photo.

Hidden 28/Dec/10 Lead
timreynolds 02/Dec/10 Lead
A Downing 26/Apr/10 Lead dnf
with Ben Monkton
MDowson 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with duncan carr
j0shwyatt000 18/Apr/10 Lead dog
Shaw Brown 18/Apr/10 Lead

Failed the onsite, 1 rest. Fantastic route.

with Earl Gray Larty
oliwarlow 18/Apr/10 Lead
with Chris
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead
Ian JL 14/Apr/10 Lead O/S
BicepAndrews 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Caspian Johnson 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Dan_Carroll 31/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Iain and Rich
Ahab ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Seb 26/Feb/10 -
Hidden ?/Feb/10 TR β
seeroo 16/Jan/10 2nd dog
with Scone
gjd 28/Oct/09 Lead dog

1 fall. Great route. Not actually as blank as it looks.

with mary stewart, Jim at Craigdhu
Vince 07/May/09 TR β
with Laszlo
hellboundblr 04/May/09 2nd dog

2 rests.

sdht ?/May/09 Lead O/S
with Danny Smudge
K Wall 18/Feb/09 2nd
with Luis
Dave Reeve 04/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Steve Hordley
funsized ?/Dec/08 Lead β

Had no desire to lead it, however my partner pulled the rop through 'accidentally'. Pretty glad he did really, super climb.

RCrockford 23/Nov/08 Lead dog
with Andy G, Andy C
dan gibson 17/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with sam read
Hidden 05/Apr/08 Lead dnf
hash 10/Mar/08 Lead dog
with DafSWMC
DafSWMC 10/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Hash
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
MikeLeeds 31/Dec/07 Lead dog

2 rests

with Dave Clark
DavidR 30/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Dec/07 Lead rpt
Sankey 18/Dec/07 Lead dnf

Bottled it at step left near forth bolt

with Luke and Tom
jh5638 16/Dec/07 2nd O/S
with Ian Gould
thebigfriendlymoose ?/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Katya 04/Nov/07 TR O/S

Amazing! Staying low for the move to the left is best. Rockover is hard!

James Prowse ?/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Mandy Ponton
nige pacer ?/Nov/07 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead dnf
tskelhon ?/Apr/07 Lead β
Hidden 24/Mar/07 TR dog
just one more 24/Mar/07 Lead
with Svenn G, Phil K
skolvikking ?/Mar/07 Lead
Hidden 10/Feb/07 Lead
pottsworth ??/2007 -


with Kat
Hidden 03/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/06 Lead dog
Gavin H ?/Mar/06 Lead O/S

... and again 17/03/15, for more photos :-)

with Nick from High Borrans
Hidden 08/Feb/06 Lead dog
TiffTiff 01/Jan/06 TR dog
Hidden ??/2006 -
Stig 22/Oct/05 Lead dnf
with Horace
Bux ?/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with Lewis
Hidden 30/Jan/05 Lead rpt
Phil West 13/Sep/04 Lead dnf

Lowered from 4th bolt.

with Shaun Walby
Hidden ?/Jul/04 TR dnf
whispering nic ?/Apr/04 -
with The Wife
Kyuzo ?/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Bernard Lam
Hidden ?/Mar/04 Lead O/S
Roget ??/2004 Lead O/S
with jon
Alaric 22/Apr/03 Lead dnf

4 bolts up and then just too bloody thin, spaced and bold - backed off. Olta - funny day - we were flagging by now starting to loose enthusiasm for climbing. Took ages to find the climbs - spent the whole morning bushwacking past undeveloped cliffs - loads of it - some amazing overhanging walls. Eventually backtracked and found the routes. Routes quite samey - nothing to really distinguish them, but all pleasant enough - some toughish.

Leofallon 20/Oct/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Nov/01 Lead O/S
cem 27/Nov/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Nov/01 Lead
Dave Musgrove ?/Jan/01 Lead O/S
with Steve Coates, Brian Middleton
Hidden ?/Dec/00 Lead RP
Hidden 31/Oct/00 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/00 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 01/Feb/00 TR dnf
with Ian and Mike
chrishedgehog ?/Jan/00 Lead O/S
with Dan Bailey, Clare Wilkie
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Mark Riley 05/Feb/99 Lead O/S
uphillnow ?/Jan/99 Lead
with chris boulton
Hidden 21/Dec/98 Lead rpt
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
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