Altitude 889m a.s.l
Courtesy of Reconco © Ewan
Reconco is a fine crag with a good range of middle grade routes on lovely pocketed rock; it is a pity the place isn't bigger. It is beautifully situated on a hillside above a rural valley and is easy to find. The only slight drawback is its distance from the main accommodation spots but using the motorways will get you here surprisingly quickly. It makes a good alternative to the popular areas at Toix and Sella with a similar grade range.
Most of the routes are long single pitches, although there are a few two pitch routes as well. All the routes are clean and well-equipped but the rock has many small pockets and is a bit hard on the skin. Route finding shouldn't be a problem as the names and grades are stamped on tags on many of the first bolts and there are occasional names painted on the rock.
The crag faces just east of south and is exposed so it catches plenty of sun and any wind that is going. There is little shelter at the base of the wall apart from a single almond tree. Access isn't a problem at the moment but try to park with consideration to avoid antagonising the locals and don't block the access track.
From the coast, leave the AP-7 which is initially signed to 'San Vicente' and then 'Alcoi' and take the CV-80 towards Castalla. After passing Castalla, head west on the CV-80 towards Sax and Villena and get off at Junction 13 (signed to Biar and Onil). Immediately turn right towards Onil and 0.7km after the roundabout is a chalet-style house on the right with black and gold railings. Park sensibly here, the cliff is clearly visible on the hillside directly above. Walk up the track right of the orchard, steeply up the wooded hillside and then up open slopes above.
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