175m, 6 pitches.

Rockfax Description
'The Law of Desire' follows the right-hand side of the main ridge at a very amenable grade. It is fully bolted and very popular. The main drawback is people descending down it while you are on your way up. For this reason, a helmet is advised. 1) 5+. Take the left-hand line of bolts, just right of a corner. 2) 5+. Continue in roughly the same line. This pitch can be combined with pitch one. 3) 4+. Continue up the line marked by silver dots, to a belay at the top of an open rib. 4) 5. Continue to a well-positioned stance on a cleaned ledge. There is another belay 5m higher. 5) 4+. Move right and follow closely-spaced bolts up a wall on great holds to a possible belay on a stance behind some trees. However, it is better to continue for another 15m to a twin-bolted stance in a little open corner.
6) 5+. Make a hard start to this long final pitch which leads eventually to a belay just below the ridge of Albahida.
Descent - Finish up the last easy pitch of Albahida and walk down - see page 103. Alternatively, abseil off taking care to avoid parties climbing up below you. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The rockfax guide book is not explicit enough. . You do need to factor in time to do the last pitch of Albahida where trad gear is advisable (which could turn into another two pitches as there are two more belay points) and then factor in a long scramble to the summit AND then an hour walk off. All in all probably better to allow three hours from top of pitch 6....

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Mallorca: Top 50.

Hidden 31/Oct AltLd O/S
humptydumpty 24/Oct Lead O/S

Fantastic route. Did we finish it? Wasn't really counting pitches; the last 2 we did match 5 & 6 in the guide, and we met with a canoodling couple on Albahida at the top, but there was a line of bolts going higher. Cruxy abseil!

Hidden 15/Oct AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Oct AltLd
Tim Rodgers 28/Sep AltLd dnf

Thunderstorm retreat from P5

Hidden 24/Sep AltLd
Ali Mortazavi 24/Sep AltLd O/S
with Rita
Hidden 10/Jun AltLd O/S
tom_lewis89 16/May AltLd

Dom lead the first pitch. I lead the rest. Some difficulty on last pitch requiring a rest. Also a bit of a dodgy ab down but was a great learning experience!

with Dom Burrow
Luke90 15/Apr Lead O/S
with Liz
Hidden 15/Apr 2nd O/S
The Ivanator 13/Apr AltLd

Brilliant route - every pitch thoroughly enjoyable. Superb ending to our Mallorca trip. I led even pitches. Scrambled to the summit and then walked off. Start of last pitch is hard (but good climbing).

with Toby
Hidden 14/Feb AltLd O/S
jonnie3430 04/Jan Lead
with Carol
Carol Goodall 03/Jan Lead
shazza65 31/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

Fantastic day's climbing with epic descent!

with kev little
tiffanykate12 16/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 and 3

Hidden 09/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 04/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
mitseb 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Przemyslaw Mastej
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
pwb1981 10/May/14 Lead dog

Lead first pitch with Stu, fell several times and ab'd off first anchor

Hidden ?/May/14 AltLd
a13x 18/Apr/14 Lead RP
Tom Smart 08/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with nathan crabb
crabby2009 08/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

I took 1,2,4,6, Tom had the rest. Good fun.

phil456 06/Apr/14 Lead O/S

did 4 pitches, good climbing

with rockandride guide
minus273degrees 08/Mar/14 Lead dnf

2nd pitch couldnt get past the last bolt left some crag swag

Hidden 02/Mar/14 2nd
John Pickles 02/Mar/14 Lead O/S
badgerjockey 27/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Just the most amazing experience sport climbing I've ever had. Wonderful route and feeling of exposure, seriousness and adventure. Climbed as a trio with the second tied in at a midpoint of the rope, worked well but took a long time. Did descent 1. Started at midday and ended with the last two pitches of Albahida in the dark as well as the knife-edge ridge scramble to the top and descent - start as early as you can and bring a few slings and about 2-5 larger nuts/hexes for the last bits of Albahida which aren't really described in the book (though we didn't use any nuts in the end). Book underestimates the time to get to the top and down. Well worth it though.

with Rich/Kuang
dswansonlow 17/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Lead all the pitches, but did it all in 3 looong pitches. So much fun. Scrambled to the summit thn walked off the top back to the car.

with Grace
EalCapitan 15/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Interesting start to the trip! Lead pitch 1, 4 and 6. Pitch 6 is harder than a 5+ and the top section is not protected at all i.e. bring slings! The last pitch up albahida is not protected again. The rockfax description for the walk off is underestimated. We ended up in the dark scrambling across a ridge for an hour and then walking down scree back down to the bottom. At least a 3 hour walk off! Luckily, I had a head torch. . .

with Andrew Young
andrewyoung99 15/Dec/13 Lead
Fred_Richard 15/Oct/13 -
with Pete
Hidden 13/Oct/13 AltLd dnf
TraverseKing 04/Oct/13 -
Hidden 27/Aug/13 2nd O/S
cmars89 31/May/13 Lead
with Pete Duckworth
torsok 23/Apr/13 AltLd dnf

Swinging leads from pitches 1-5 then abseiled back the line

with Nigel
Nevil 15/Apr/13 Lead

Topped out

with Harvey
ajc 12/Apr/13 AltLd dnf

Only climbed p1-p5 - led 1, 2, 4

with Morri
Hidden 03/Apr/13 AltLd
undoingtheknots ?/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/13 AltLd dog
jontutcher 29/Mar/13 2nd dog

First multi-pitch climb ever. Scary but do-able. Final pitch a bit challenging...

Hidden 29/Mar/13 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Mar/13 -
Hidden 11/Mar/13 AltLd
mrteale ?/Mar/13 -
BigTone 25/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
HB1 07/Dec/12 Lead O/S

1st pitch only

with GH
N-Missin 02/Nov/12 Lead O/S
steve prior ?/Nov/12 Lead
with Andy C
david0811 27/Oct/12 Lead β

1st pitch

MrRiley 27/Oct/12 Lead dog

P1, one nails move

with Lachy Low, Dave Marshall, Cat Smith, Will Owen, Debbie Lee
Hidden 27/Oct/12 2nd
adi bryant 26/Oct/12 AltLd dnf

1st pitch was Mol's best lead of the holiday. 4 pitches up we abbed off to go see the lightweights who had given up.

Catsjit 16/Oct/12 Lead

Climbed out on 2 easy trad pitches without gear and scrambled to the top

with Koen N. en Tsjippe
Hidden 10/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/12 Lead β
Haighy 12/Jun/12 Lead

First pitch only

taylor123 ?/Jun/12 Lead

First pitch only

ElliotGough ?/May/12 Lead O/S

1st pitch only - 5+

Hidden 07/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Andy Chubb 29/Mar/12 AltLd

You definitely need twin 50m ropes to ab off - the 6th pitch is about 40m. The sixth pitch is also nearer 6a than 5+ I would say, and it's more than just a move off the belay. I can't agree with the comments about polish... we hardly noticed any at all.

with Guy Hustinx
Jessicacrump 26/Mar/12 TR O/S
conorjclarke 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

nice way to close out the trip. raced up in the morning before catching a flight on to Ireland in the afternoon

with Thomas Schelke
Adam_42 31/Dec/11 Lead O/S

My first really long multi-pitch sport climb, and what an adventure it turned out to be. We had planned to do some shorter routes before starting on this, but after arriving at the crag, we decided against this. We set off, and reached the first big ledge in what we thought was good time. We had lunch here, and then pressed on to the summit, only to find it was a longer way off than we had thought. After some difficulties with rope length resulting in Sam having to downclimb almost an entire trad pitch towards the top, we eventually topped out just as it went dark. We signed the book and stayed roped up for the scramble off which turned into more climbing towards the end when we got lost. Managed to disturb a couple's romantic new years on the sumit on the way down by asking for the road in poor french, and eventually made it home with a coup,e of hours to spare until midnight. Crazy day!

with Joe Hook, Sam Keyne
JonnoP 20/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Zoe did first two pitches in one. I did second half of climb in one. First Half nice but second part not quite as good.

with Zoe S
jayme 08/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Ben, westmoreland
marcb 15/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Kyle's first multi-pitch. Joined up with Albahida to reach summit. Added our ascent to the tin hidden in the rock! I lead odd pitches, Kyle even. Took my first hanging belay toilet stop. Descent was brutal, abseil off!!!

Inhambane 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

7 hours for the full summit

LeahJamie 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S

5 hours to the summit! read the guidebook wrong and started up 'The Master' - Doh!

with Ian Bell
Simon Caldwell 09/Apr/11 AltLd

C led all the harder pitches, I did the 4 and the 4+. She managed everything clean, I stood on a bolt on pitch 1, and pulled on a draw on the last pitch. Nobody else on the route all day, possibly because it was an airport changeover day, but also possibly because the temperatures were in the high 20s!

with Carmen
Hidden 25/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Rob84 20/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Chipie
Phil Murray 20/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Awesome day, first 4 pitches flashed by but then we were slowed by encountering abseil points a lot and mistaking them for belays, then waiting for otehrs to abseil past us, then getting very tired. Walk off took an hour, and nearly an hour to do the summit ridge. All good tho. I led P2,4,6 and some of the top 45m 3+. We both flashed everthing. First pitch stiff for 5 (with a rucksack not warmed up!!!).

with Liz
Hidden 13/Oct/10 Lead O/S
barney800 05/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Superb quality all the way though a bit tougher than expected (probably due to heat and fatigue). If continuing to the summit, the last pitch of Albahida can easily be protected with a few slings.

with Katherine Shaw
AndyFunnell 23/Sep/10 2nd
with Ruth Creamer
chers ?/May/10 Lead
Hidden 24/Mar/10 -
Hidden 17/Feb/10 AltLd
Norman_P_W 17/Feb/10 AltLd
with Bob M
tmawer 13/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Malorca jeremie
smudge 24/Nov/09 AltLd
with Rob
philhaigh ?/Nov/09 Lead O/S

Pitch 1 & 2 only

richorme 27/Oct/09 AltLd dog

Took a lead fall on first pitch, having forgotten to remove suntam cream and then getting pumped getting sorted ! Also a rest on pitch 2. Very hot but incredible route, tons of exposure and airy top out.

with Gary Woodburn
Mattyk 25/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2,4,6. walked off. and scrambled back to our bags. intended as quick warm up - ended up taking most (all ) of the day

with Wilky
Tim W 25/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

lead 1st, 3rd, 5th pitch.

Wayne.Gaudin 16/Oct/09 Lead O/S

P1 and P6 pluse have the 3+ to the top. Superb

with Matt Street, David Turland
Conan 20/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

What a route!. 1st pitch was incredibly polished making it a hard 5+. Hard start on Pitch 6 must have been 6a although climbing with a sack and getting tired by that stage.

with Chris Michalak
Chazz 19/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Active rest day. Great day out.

Matt Rowat 19/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Awesome day out on our "active rest" day. Split both the last 2 long easy pitches into 2 meaning you could see and hear your partner all the time.

with Charlie
pottsworth 19/Mar/09 AltLd

Will ran pitches 1+2 together. Lead 3, 5 and easy pitch 7. Managed to Ab from top of pitch 3 to the floor in 1 on 50m ropes. Some hard moves fir a 5 on pitch 1, and nice technical moves on pitch 6. Gret way to spend a day

with Will
Andrew Barker 15/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Great fun. Scrambled to the summit afterwards which seemed like a much better option than abseiling.

danoflynn 15/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
DafSWMC 07/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Led P2,4,6. First on the route that day. 4 abseils off. 5 hours.

with Toby
Jim Slater 02/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2, 4 and 6.

EeFu 02/Mar/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/09 -
Hidden ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Spence22 ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Charlie
matthomas79 16/Feb/09 2nd
Hidden 03/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Fiona Reid 21/Nov/08 AltLd O/S

Mike led pitches 1, 3 & 5. I led 2, 4, 6 and the top trad section. Finished up the top pitch of Albahida then onto the summit getting back to the car in the dark!

with Mike
Mike-W-99 21/Nov/08 AltLd

Odd pitches. Started late, caught up with another team who then abseiled over us. Topped out just before sunset.

with Fiona
Simon Holden (LCandCC) ?/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
with Graham
Hidden 02/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/08 AltLd
Hidden 24/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
tjkk 22/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

6 pitches of fun! I lead pitches 2, 4 and 6 and followed 1, 3 and 5. The view from the top was definately worth seeing. It took us a good amount of time. Almost whole day.

with Jussi
ioboy 15/Apr/08 AltLd
with Jim Unwin
Hidden 08/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
SamStokes 01/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Really windy abseil off after pitch 1

gfoster ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Simon Rackley ?/Mar/08 Lead
with andy wilki
mattyork2 22/Jan/08 Lead O/S

Great full day out with a good mate.

with chris kay
Theeni 20/Dec/07 Lead O/S


Hidden 11/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
igneouscarl 22/Jul/07 AltLd O/S

Tom finished route, I left off the last pitch as hit the summer sun, whcih was no fun with a bag.

with Tom Stahl
Hidden 30/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
brianrunner 09/Mar/07 AltLd
with martina
K Wall 14/Feb/07 AltLd
with Amanda, Martin
Hidden 13/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
givemetea 13/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
maybe_si 09/Jan/07 Lead O/S
with charlie
Rebecca Buckenham 07/Jan/07 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1,3,5

with Andre
jimjimmyjimjim 07/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
Oddjob 03/Jan/07 AltLd

Abbed off after Pitch 4.

Kyuzo ??/2007 -
Hidden 09/May/06 AltLd O/S
sam coward ?/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with Wayne
steve mee ?/Mar/06 Lead
Hidden 23/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
cem 09/May/04 Lead O/S

P1 only

Richard Alderton 21/Dec/01 AltLd

I led P3. Superb.

with Ed
abbeywall 25/Oct/01 AltLd

led first two pitches, really polished

with K
chrishedgehog 08/Feb/01 AltLd O/S
with Joe Thompson
tjekel ??/2001 -
Hidden 25/Oct/99 Lead
John Southworth 22/Oct/97 Lead O/S
with Vicky Munn
goi.ashmore 23/Apr/97 Lead O/S

Pitch 1

with Trudi Veenstra
uphillnow ?/Apr/95 Lead
Scott McRae ?/Oct/94 AltLd O/S

First two pitches as rest not in topo bought in Bunyola!

with Steve Lucas
Mike Owen 27/Jul/91 -
with Elaine Owen
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