/ Mallorca Climbing Permits

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RupertD 10 Sep 2019

The spectre of needing permits to climb in some areas of Mallorca was raised a few years ago but not much seemed to come of it or the system wasn't enforced. It seems that there is a new system that started on 1/8/19 and I have heard through social media and in the spanish climbing press of people being stopped whilst climbing and searched. Does anyone have any better understanding of the situation? We were planning a trip in October. Some links:

https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?sl=es&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.desnivel.com%2Fescalada-roca%2Fson-delincuentes-los-escaladores-mallorquines%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR06-v-_v0qBptc2Mx96M3NsR8-w24obQYvKZHEItJAYXVOAI6CDYF3AabU

https://www.facebook.com/AgentsMediAmbIB/posts/101351091257761

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In reply to RupertD:

Hi Rupert

I will email some of my contacts on the island.

Alan

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RupertD 10 Sep 2019
In reply to Alan James - UKC and UKH:

A bit more digging suggests that this is the same system as has been in place for years except that it is being enforced. The application process is in Catalan, is fairly opaque and seems to be set up for commercial activities.

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In reply to RupertD:

I had a couple of replies and have put this together - https://www.rockfax.com/news/2019/09/11/mallorca-access-restrictions/

Sounds like a crap situation. Free permits, you need them to climb, here's how to get them, no-one responds, no permits received.

I think Derek's advice sounds good though.

Alan

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RupertD 11 Sep 2019
In reply to Alan James - UKC and UKH:

Thanks Alan. I have been in touch with the "Agents de Medi Ambient de les Illes Balears." they encouraged me to apply for a "free permit" but  went silent when I asked them how long it would take to be processed, simply saying "it depends."

In your article you suggest using Google translate on the documentation - worth pointing out that the documents are in Catalan and not Spanish. The Spanish translation won't work.

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In reply to RupertD:

> In your article you suggest using Google translate on the documentation - worth pointing out that the documents are in Catalan and not Spanish. The Spanish translation won't work.

Thanks, now corrected to Catalan.

Alan

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Johnlenham 15:57 Fri
In reply to RupertD:

Damn, So Im heading there on the 28th with 5 others and well it covers like 80% of the mountain range.. 

I hadn't realized it was in catalan so will have to go and re translate it.

Not really sure how its going to work if they never respond to you...

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RupertD 18:00 Fri
In reply to Johnlenham:

They have a facebook page, Agents de Medi Ambient de les Illes Balears, and seem ok about responding to messages sent on there (in that you get a prompt reply, rather than they offer any useful advice). You could try and contact them and see if you get any further than I did.

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Johnlenham 08:57 Sun
In reply to RupertD:

Ive sent them a message and linked my documents in Drive and also sent my copys to the email address.

No idea what the Expos lined bit was about so left it blank.... 

It would be nice to have a catalan speaker read it and tell you what you need..or the document written in english by the goverment lol

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monkey man 11:42 Sun
In reply to Johnlenham:

Im told the Expos is in case you needed to explain the reasons for the permits, didn't seem necessary to me. Also am yet to receive a reply. 

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Johnlenham 11:12 Mon
In reply to monkey man:

I got a response on FB telling me that section is for you to request what you want in, so they said in my case it's climbing even though beneath it it says again lol.

I've had no response either.

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Johnlenham 13:49 Mon
In reply to Johnlenham:

To add to this the people in OP have told me to speak to 

http://www.caib.es/sites/espaisnaturalsprotegits/ca/paratge_natural_de_la_serra_de_tramuntana-21742/

About it. Ive contacted them on messenger so let's see how this goes.

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