Cova del Diablo, Porto Cristo

Climbs 39 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 11m a.s.l – Faces S

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.

Guidebooks
Mallorca (2011), Deep Water (2007)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 SURFING BIRD AREA  
2The Italian Job6b S1 **12
3Swing Both Ways6c S1 *3
4Surfing Bird7b S1 ***2
5Blue Tuna6c+ S2 ** 
6Let's Have It!7c+ S2 ** 
7Iguanodon7b S0 ***3
8Microdot7b S3 * 
9Dancing Fool7c S2 * 
10Beware of Limbo Dancers8a+ S2 * 
11Sunshine and Shadow8b ** 
12Surfing in the Bar7a S2 **1
13Hip Hop7b+ S2 * 
14Surfer Dead6c+ S2 **8
 THE LOBSTER AREA  
16Sea Devil7a S2 *4
17The Lobster6c+ S2 ***20
18Life is too Short to Spend it on Cheap Champagne7c S2 * 
19Right Here, Right Now8a+ S2 ** 
20Loskot and Two Smoking Barrels8a+ S2 **4
21Ejector Seat7c S1 ***13
22In the Night, Every Cat is Black8a S1 **5
23Hair Bear7c+ S1 **2
24Ronatron7c+ S1 **3
25Afroman7b S1 ***36
26Whiplash7c S1 **1
27Calamares6b+ S1 ***19
 WHITE NOISE AREA  
29Easy Way Down4a 13
30Superwoman7a+ S0 ***22
31Dogging Romp6a+ S0 ***42
32First Impressions6a S1 *15
33Slice of Heaven5a S1 ***38
34Eternal Flame5c S1 **17
35Felix5c S1 2
36Bonobo5c S2 **6
37Retronobo5c S1 *3
38White Noise5c S0 ***73
 OTHER  
40Tits-Up Traverse6a S0 3
41Big Bully6a+ S3 1
42The Voyage6a S0 **26
43Big Pardner5a *1
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