Climbs 251
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 189m a.s.l
Faces S

Climbing at Bellus © Chris Craggs

Crag features

Just to the north of the village of Bellús is an unspectacular looking hillside with scattered pig farms. Not a promising location for a crag you might think, however tucked away here are three superb walls offering some excellent routes across the grades. The routes here are closely packed on great rock but offer much more variety than you might expect. Some of the climbing, particularly in the Baranco Fondo, is fierce and technical which can take its toll on your fingertips. Cueva Pechina and on Sector L'Altet tend to be steeper but slightly less intense. Additionally the various walls face in different directions with Baranco Fondo being an amazing sun-trap, and Cueva Pechina and Sector L'Altet offering shady climbing making Bellús a great year-round venue. 

Baranco Fondo is a well-sheltered sun-trap; it gets hot here even in the middle of winter. There are no big overhangs in the main gorge so there is little to do in the rain but there is little or no seepage and the crag will dry in minutes after any rain. Cueva Pechina offers shady climbing all day long and will give some dry climbing in light rain, albeit in the harder grades only. Sector L'Altet is mostly shady climbing although there is one wall that gets some morning sunshine.

Approach notes

From the Calp/Benidorm area, the best approach is via Gandía. Follow the approach to Gandía until the first turn off on the ring road signed to 'Albahida.' Once on the CV-60, continue for about 30km to exit at junction 7 signed to 'Montarvener' and 'Alfarrasí'. Double back on the complex junction and then head back across the CV-60 towards Alfarrasí. Go through here and onto Bellús. Drive through the town and turn right on a dirt road immediately north of the town, just before the road crosses a bridge. 

Baranco Fondo - At the first cross-road turn left towards a landscaped quarry and park just before a barrier. Walk through the quarry, keeping left to its end where cairns mark the start of a path that picks a way up the hillside on the right. At the top of this is a track running left along a rocky terrace all the way up the right-hand side of the gorge to the cliff, 20 mins from the car.

Cueva Pechina and Sector L'Altet - Continue straight on at the cross-roads, up a hill and between the farm buildings. Drive over a small hill before descending to riverside parking. Cueva Pechina is a little further on from the parking. For Sector L'Altet, walk under Cueva Pechina and continue for about 10 minutes until the crag can be seen up and left on the hillside.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Baranco Fondo - Sector Balcón 
2Ganimedes5a 13
3Europa5a *19
4Titán5c *17
5Júpiter6a+ *10
6Orión6c *2
7Reina de saba6b+ *4
8Rínoceronte6c * 
9Akenaton7a+ * 
10Salomón7a *2
11Dulce castigo7a **4
12Campurriano7b+ * 
13Capitán América7b * 
14Acécarme el agujero7b+ **1
15Tutankamon6b+ * 
16Cleopatra6b * 
17Celtas Cortos6b *** 
18Columbia6a+ ***2
19Airbag5a *10
20JB5c *12
 Baranco Fondo - Sector Bloque 
22Yertu primituvu6a+  
23Guapito bananas6a+  
24Tócate los huesos6b  
25Peña el porru6b * 
26Carne Val6a+ *10
27Transilvania6c *5
28Dràcula6c+ *3
29Tarambanas6b *9
30As de ases7a *6
31Masacre6a+ 1
32Halloween6a *7
33Xíus6a+ *3
34Comanche6b *1
35Pierdo verticalidad6a+ *1
36Colores de guerra6a **8
37Asmático6b+ *1
38Pedro Picapiedra6b+ * 
39Pablo Mármol6a *6
40Hells Bells6a 15
41Consejo de guerra6a+ *6
42Consejo de paz6b **8
43Yeti6a+ **2
44A escobazos con Guerola6a+ **1
45El atrofiat6a * 
46El attolladero6b+ * 
47Amordasat6a *1
 Baranco Fondo - Sector Verano 
49Invertidos de la ostia6c+ *2
50Les grapes6b+ * 
51Los mediocres6b **8
52Micro6c **2
53Pistacho6b **8
54El pastiset6a *8
55Momo6b+ *1
56Parasit6a *5
57Bossím6a *4
58Mister coki6b **10
59Amors5c **17
60Pobre Olivera6b  
61Karkamal6a+ 1
62El amagatall6a+ *1
63Capello6c+ * 
64No me siento las piedras6a+ *1
65Yohan7a * 
66Champion's League7a 1
67Harley Davidson6c+ * 
68Brea7a+ * 
69La pancheta gueroleta6b *1
70Moco de pavo7a * 
71Duracel7a **6
72Atlanta6b **12
73Popeye6c+ ***14
 Baranco Fondo - Sector Escharcha Negra 
75Sasoma6b+ *1
76Cacolat del Marroc7a+ **5
77Alto Brons7a+ *3
78Código rojo6c *3
79Sed de dromedario6b *9
80Sega6b 1
81Mega6a+ *2
82Esquirol6b **9
83Psicosis6b **5
84Alparrus6a+ **8
85Sopletiste6c+ * 
86Trance6c ** 
87Moreno6b **9
88Rompe gafas6c+ **1
89Rompe cojones7a ** 
90Maldita sea mi suerte6b **7
91Tiempo perdido6c *1
92Cuerdas gastadas6a+ **18
93A todo tren6b *1
94La chicharra6b  
95La porreta6a+ *6
96La chufeta6c * 
97Sobaos6b * 
98Bujakes6b *3
99Rayos uva6c **1
100Aquí macabatde fotre7a+ * 
101Carnestoltes7a+ * 
102Los suaves6c *1
103Kakaolate6b *2
104Terrorista en la autopista7b *2
105Peligrosa María6c *3
106Alcatraz6b+ *12
107Siempre igual6b *19
108Anfiteatro6a+ *23
109Sudores6a+ *24
110Calores6a *32
111Temores5a 27
112Flautus cercanas4c 6
113Tambores lejanos4c 8
 Cueva Pechina 
115El rio4a 9
116El molino4c *15
117Pera pares4c *13
118Pera nones5c *16
119El perro5c *15
120Casporillo5a **27
121Red Gash4c **22
122Es carlota5a ***38
123Pure de pascueros7b ***13
124Coloquiadio6c+ ***21
125Warlock7c+ **3
126Anitesia6c ***35
127Maldita Navidad7c+ *** 
128Mutante8a ** 
129Liante8b ** 
130Slayer8a  
131Anaslayer7c+  
132Anaconda7b+  
133Gladiator7a+ **1
134Colores6c+ **4
135Rompresas7a+ * 
136Extrema y Dura6c+ *2
137El muro de las lamentationes7b+  
138El trasgu7a+  
139La pelota de manterol6b 1
140Pechina Twenty Six6c+ *2
141Pechina Twenty Seven6b **7
142El buitre pescador6a+ **28
143El albaran volador6a ***60
144Odisea especial6b ***41
145Mangurrian7a **21
146Chocolate de patora7b **6
147Cede al paso7b *1
148Centenario guay6b+ **13
149Rock y ron6c+ * 
150El clan de los cuerdos7a * 
151El clan de los locos7c  
 Sector L'Altet - Sol 
153L'Altet4c *4
154Mentiros4c *5
155Pinb4c *7
156Barbate5a *6
157Atun y chocolate5c **7
158Ninot diabolic6a+ *6
159Palestina6b *3
160Cangleio6b *8
161San Dasporro de Asis6c * 
162R.S.I.6b+ *1
163L'Altet Eleven7a  
164Nañes no me engañes6c **5
165Champona a la Antigua6c+ **1
166Munta los pens6b+ **1
167Rockodromo.com7a ***11
168L'Altet Sixteen7b *** 
169L'Altet Seventeen?  
170Estado critico?  
171Cabezon Lopez?  
172L'Altet Twenty?  
173Vents demunianya.com?  
174El guerrero pacifico7a *3
175L'Altet Twenty Two6b *1
176Boomer6a+ *4
177Carros de foc6b *6
178Sau6b+ *1
179Sopa de kabra6b+ *1
180Carrer dels torrats6c+ *1
181El boig de la ciutat6b+ **2
182Sota una estella6c *2
183Els pets6c+ *1
184La rata penada6b+ * 
185Sahara6b+ * 
186Baiseta6b+ **3
187Los demonios6b+ *2
188El silencio de los borregos6b+ **2
189Torapia7a+ * 
190Torrente7a+ *3
191Tempestades6b+ **4
192El corredor6c+ * 
193Vivorita7a+ **4
194Cobra7a+ * 
195Euskadi6b+ * 
196Irlanda6b *1
197Hony vive mucho6a+ *4
198Cid Cabreador6a+ *4
199L'Altet Far Right6a+ *2
 Sector L'Altet - Estiu Placa 
201Leonidas6b *2
202Piscodelia6c+ * 
203Estiroides7a+ ** 
204Solo un canto7a **2
205Bloquea, bloquea7a+ * 
206Yo el ramallar7a+ ** 
207Esta chorrera se mea6c+ ** 
208Skalia6b+ *2
209Pajararillo no vale el diedrillo6c+ ** 
210Golum6c+ * 
211Smigol6c * 
212Al Lorito con el 3r Pasito6c+ ** 
213Hidrofobia7a **2
214Fumeta man6c+ **2
215The Art of Climbing?  
216In Your Face7a+ **4
217Bloque man7a+ *1
218Avista depista6c * 
219Cadena perpetua6b+ * 
220Poco canto6b *1
221Fisuritas6a+ ***13
222Montesa vertical6c *3
223Solo diedro6a *9
224El faba de Ramonet6b+ **2
225Costa fina6b *2
226La taca blanca6a+ **5
227No té eskakees6c+ *1
228Nyanyes no m'enganyes7a *2
229A lo hecho pecho6c+ *1
230Naturlandia6b+ ***8
231Pere flac6b ***13
232Diumenge sanguinós6c+ ** 
233Inorganització7a+ **2
234Karkoma6b+ **2
235¿Y si vuelas medio metro?6b+ **1
236La historia de mi vida7a * 
237La vida es una historia6c+ * 
238Nomenatge al mestre guerola6c * 
 Sector L'Altet - Estiu Desplom 
240El ramo de flores...?  
241Pocas tetas?  
242Project?  
243Project?  
244G.R.I.E.M.8a **1
245El cade naba7c * 
246El trapiecista7a+ ***4
247Hierbas7b *** 
248La guarra?  
249La rebaja?  
250Cocacola, cafes y porros7b+ ***1
251Baila el chiquili cuatro7b **2
252Pocos mocos7b+ ***7
253Yo el halcon7a **15
254Bloquea perrea7a * 
255Sino vas ni patras no encadenarras6c * 
256Esto es lo que hay?  
257El señor de los videos6c * 
258Si subo como un rayo no fallo6b+ * 
259Cada maestrillo tien su librillo6c * 

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