Climbs 41
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 11m a.s.l
Faces S

Gus on Afroman (Cova del Diablo), just before the splashdown. © Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH

Crag features

Mallorca's Cova del Diablo is a masterpiece of architecture, an eye-catching monument to what is conceivable in the fantastical world of DWS. It would be fair to say it's almost certainly the best-formed slice of DWS rock yet found on the planet: a huge, streaked amphitheatre of pocketed limestone, poised above a deep sea of green. It's quite breathtaking, especially on first acquaintance. Of course nothing's that perfect and Diablo has its fair share of snags, just like any crag. It's a little too high and the exits can be tricky, especially when the sea is rough. The routes themselves offer a profusion of pockets and buckets, the angle generally dictates the grade, as the holds are almost always huge! It's worth mentioning that the cove itself, and especially the harder, steeper routes, are prone to considerable condensation in the summer months, so recommended is a later visit, around September-October, when the sun is lower. Also of note is the fact that almost all of the routes here have a crux at less than two-thirds height.



There are seven new crags in the sport climbing section including the superb Es Verger and a number of other great smaller venues. There is also a full new crag's worth of climbing at Puig de Garrafa with quality routes across the grade range. Other crags have new lines and the odd new buttress. added. The guide also contains a full Deep Water Soloing guide which has been updated and now combines the coverage given to Mallorca in the Rockfax Book Deep Water, and the 2008 MiniGuide Mallorca Deep Water Soloing.
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Deep Water

Mike Robertson's award winning Deep Water guide, covering DWS on the English South Coast, Pembroke, Scotland and throughout the world.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Surfing Bird Area 
3The Italian Job6b S1 **14
4Swing Both Ways6c S1 *3
5LIV7a **1
6Surfing Bird7b S1 ***2
7Blue Tuna6c+ S2 ** 
8Let's Have It!7c+ S2 ** 
9Iguanodon7b S0 ***5
10Microdot7b S3 * 
11Dancing Fool7c S2 * 
12Beware of Limbo Dancers8a+ S2 * 
13Sunshine and Shadow8b ** 
14Surfing in the Bar7a S2 **3
15Hip Hop7b+ S2 * 
16Surfer Dead6c+ S2 **11
 The Lobster Area 
18Sea Devil7a S2 *7
19The Lobster6c+ S2 ***29
20Life is too Short to Spend it on Cheap Champagne7c S2 * 
21Right Here, Right Now8a+ S2 ** 
22Loskot and Two Smoking Barrels8a+ S2 **15
23Ejector Seat7c S1 ***19
24In the Night, Every Cat is Black8a S1 **10
25Hair Bear7c+ S1 **2
26Ronatron7c+ S1 **3
27Afroman7b S1 ***51
28Whiplash7c S1 **7
29Calamares6b+ S1 ***24
 White Noise Area 
31Easy Way Down4a 16
32Superwoman7a+ S0 ***34
33Dogging Romp6a+ S0 ***54
34First Impressions6a S1 *16
35Slice of Heaven5a S1 ***40
36Eternal Flame5c S1 **18
37Felix5c S1 3
38Bonobo5c S2 **7
39Retronobo5c S1 *5
40White Noise5c S0 ***93
42Tits-Up Traverse6a S0 3
43Big Bully6a+ S3 1
44The Voyage6a S0 **30
45Big Pardner5a *1

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