San Bartolo

Climbs 250 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 400m a.s.l – Faces ?

Crag features
San Bartolo sits just ten minutes from the surf capital town of Tarifa. With Africa a stones throw away, one foot in the Mediterranean the other in the Atlantic, this crag has a bit of everything, full range of grades and climbing types. From VS multi-pitch trad to pumpy 7b+ sport on molten sandstone.

The area is split into two crags really, with the upper (winter) area being mainly multi-pitch trad and a range of sport routes of all lengths and grades. Great area with awesome views.

The lower area is all sport with a massive range of grades (but all fairly pumpy) and awesome rock formations (make sure you head all the way up to "Mosaico").

The little shop by the small football pitch next to the parking usually stocks the guidebook.

Lots of bouldering in the area but not much within the crags. If you're visiting it's worth driving just 10 mins up the road to the newly developed bouldering area of "El Helachal". Not yet much info out there on this but the possibilities in this area are endless with some people referring to it as the new font.

Access notes
There have been some issues with access to the lower Mosaico Crag during the summer months, this is due to the Vultures nesting.

Followed the guidebook to the parking area for the Escalada Classica wall today and was meet by fences and "privado" blocked entrance. Anyone have any idea for alternate access?

Guidebooks
Escalar en Cadiz (2009), Andalucia (2005)

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