Climbs 48
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 882m a.s.l
Faces W

La Tufona, 7b © north country boy

Crag features

Agujas Rojas is a collection of red towers, in a woodland setting, on a secluded hillside just north of the town of Onil. The walls here offer about 40 routes for face-climbing enthusiasts; all are well-bolted and generally on good quality rock. Most of the routes are in the high 6s and 7s with only a small selection of easier routes. The approach is easy, being only minutes from the parking, and the crag can be combine with a visit to Reconco, or just used as a place to escape the crowds or the heat early in the day.

Although there are some south and some north-facing routes, most of the main faces are tipped towards the west. The sparse tree cover offers some shelter from the sun and the wind however there is not much climbing on offer here in the rain. The position of the cliff, on the edge of the valley, means it is often breezier than you might be expecting. The crag is quick-drying, as the towers take little in the way of drainage.

Approach notes

From the coast, leave the AP-7 which is initially signed to 'San Vicente' and then 'Alcoi' and take the CV-80 towards Castalla. As you pass Castalla follow signs off the motorway to Onil. Continue towards Onil and turn right (towards 'Banyeres') on a roundabout just before the town. Follow this out of the town and locate a small road that branches off on a bend signed to 'Cami Penyes Roges'. Go up this for about 1.3km, past a pink house (El Pan Sucre) on the left. The crags are visible just above from the road. Park just beyond the cliff at a small gravelled shoulder just off the road and within sight of the crag. There are several paths leading from the road up through the woods to the crags. Leave nothing in the car.


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If anyone finds this crag, could you please e-mail with some directions....Spent 2 hours trying to find it (Found the turning by the pylon and the pink house). Would love to know where we went wrong.
Ewan - 21/Apr/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Sector La Hiedra 
2El Raco6b *2
3Jumpin' Jask Flash8a *1
4Niu de arrayanes7a ** 
5Jack el destrepador7c+ * 
6La gramosa8a ** 
7Chimenea del buhó6b * 
 Sector Media Vuelta 
9Master of Stone6c  
11Sangra cabrón6a+  
 Sector El Corredor 
13Edu el travieso7b  
14Nit de bruixes7b+ * 
15My Gym7b+ * 
16La Babao7a+ ***5
17Chip Chop7b+ ** 
18Mama Chicho7c * 
19Surrender7c+ * 
20Mentireta6a+ **11
21Los tarugos6b *5
22Un 6b I si no tambe7a+ **1
23Turbo deisel7a **4
24Hay bruneta7c+ *** 
 Sector Tocho Pinchoso 
27Cipriano toca el piano6c 3
28Hay Madonna6a+ 4
 Sector a la Sombre 
30Fumador no6a 5
31Cruz6a+ 3
32Y raya5a  
33Nou pinoret5c * 
34Marieta la fineta6b * 
35El diedre6a *1
36Variante diedre6a+ 1
 Sector La Esfinge 
38Placa Uno6a 7
39Placa Dos7b **1
40Placa Tres7a+  
41A la sombría6a *3
42Clip-clap7b * 
43Rompetechos7b+ * 
44Dior de dior7b+ * 
45Escupe cubatas6b+ *4
46Restricciones avilés7c * 
47La tufona7b **1
48Besugo7c+ * 
49Filiberto6c+ *1
50El cap6a+ *1
52Rufo6a *5
53Pequeñecos5a *3

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