The enormous rocky spine separating Cala da Sant Vicente and Port d'Pollenca.

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Hidden 1 Oct Solo
Fry82 1 Aug Solo O/S Stunning route, plenty of exposure on good rock. Too hot towards end of the walk - start early!
Stunning route, plenty of exposure on good rock. Too hot towards end of the walk - start early!
rob.grafton 26 Jul Solo
dobby 200 23 Oct, 2018 Solo O/S Started from the western end, once we summed the first mound we picked up the cairns and followed them all the way to the mid way col. Excellent route, not hard route finding
Started from the western end, once we summed the first mound we picked up the cairns and followed them all the way to the mid way col. Excellent route, not hard route finding
Dave Toseland 5 Sep, 2018 Solo
with Bryan, Huw, Bill
with Bryan, Huw, Bill
adamwesthead 26 Aug, 2018 Solo O/S Set off from the hotel in Porta Pollensa at 7am and got back for the hotel for breakfast by 9:30. Footpaths up and down from the ridge were pretty much none existent with random cairns all over the place. You can pretty much go up and down anywhere but slow with all the sharp rock surrounded by scratchy vegetation. Climbing easy on ascents, probably never more than Mod. Couldn’t see anchors for abseil but didn’t look too hard as I had no rope. Down climb was the hardest bit.
Set off from the hotel in Porta Pollensa at 7am and got back for the hotel for breakfast by 9:30. Footpaths up and down from the ridge were pretty much none existent with random cairns all over the place. You can pretty much go up and down anywhere but slow with all the sharp rock surrounded by scratchy vegetation. Climbing easy on ascents, probably never more than Mod. Couldn’t see anchors for abseil but didn’t look too hard as I had no rope. Down climb was the hardest bit.
Calum Wadsworth 29 Mar, 2018 Solo Cracking, potentially the best route of the trip
Cracking, potentially the best route of the trip
ewanjp 4 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S Nice scramble - did entire thing from the cliff at the end (big drop!). Done without ropes, didn't really feel like we needed one, rock is super sharp. Long day out and the walk down to the road at the end is a painfully long distance through a spikey boulder field.
with Pete Kittoe
Nice scramble - did entire thing from the cliff at the end (big drop!). Done without ropes, didn't really feel like we needed one, rock is super sharp. Long day out and the walk down to the road at the end is a painfully long distance through a spikey boulder field.
with Pete Kittoe
Ian Stirrups 1 Nov, 2017 Solo O/S Really good day out but hot. Run out of water near the end.
with Sue
Really good day out but hot. Run out of water near the end.
with Sue
guy_impey 8 Sep, 2017 Solo Great fun. Hard work but no particularly tricky/technical climbing required. The route follows the ridge line with a huge drop off on the Western side, but it looks like you can escape this at most points by traversing the Eastern side if any points freak you out too much! I began from the shore of the Cala Boquer beach and took the ascent direct. This was very steep at times (more climb than scramble) but I'm sure you can find a more gentle route with a bit more patience. I went anticlockwise, as my guidebook suggested, though I don't see any reason why it can't be attempted clockwise. Personally I think clockwise would make a better route as you're rewarded towards the finish by the spectacular sea views at the northern end (rather than bagging the view early on then walking with you back to it). Would likeky require quite a steep descent from the finish or a backtrack though.
Great fun. Hard work but no particularly tricky/technical climbing required. The route follows the ridge line with a huge drop off on the Western side, but it looks like you can escape this at most points by traversing the Eastern side if any points freak you out too much! I began from the shore of the Cala Boquer beach and took the ascent direct. This was very steep at times (more climb than scramble) but I'm sure you can find a more gentle route with a bit more patience. I went anticlockwise, as my guidebook suggested, though I don't see any reason why it can't be attempted clockwise. Personally I think clockwise would make a better route as you're rewarded towards the finish by the spectacular sea views at the northern end (rather than bagging the view early on then walking with you back to it). Would likeky require quite a steep descent from the finish or a backtrack though.
Hidden 25 Aug, 2017 Lead
whiteexplorer 11 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Dilwat 11 Jun, 2017 Solo
Simnel 25 May, 2017 Solo
with Alan
with Alan
Hidden 17 Apr, 2017 -
yossarian714 7 Apr, 2017 Solo O/S From the col
From the col
abi.k.l 7 Apr, 2017 Solo Got David to confidence rope me on a few short sections. Otherwise a good scramble from the col. Fortunately only encountered the choss whilst in safe places...! Ascent and descent can be hard work amongst the shrubs.
Got David to confidence rope me on a few short sections. Otherwise a good scramble from the col. Fortunately only encountered the choss whilst in safe places...! Ascent and descent can be hard work amongst the shrubs.
David Kay 7 Apr, 2017 Solo
Lord_ash2000 ?Apr, 2017 Solo O/S Did this as something a bit different on a day off from climbing. Starting from the beach area the way up is far from clear, we just sort of worked our way up the route of least resistance with the odd bit of borderline climbing in places but nothing which felt like you'd 'fall off' with approach shoes on. Worked our way back along the ridge, exposed in some places with a huge drop into the sea to your right. Managed to get down to see the rock arches (we walked over the top of one without noticing until afterwards). And at the top of one of the pinnacles, I proposed to my girlfriend so a day out I won't forget in a hurry. A fairly long and hard day out though, not much shelter from the sun and it rarely lets up
Did this as something a bit different on a day off from climbing. Starting from the beach area the way up is far from clear, we just sort of worked our way up the route of least resistance with the odd bit of borderline climbing in places but nothing which felt like you'd 'fall off' with approach shoes on. Worked our way back along the ridge, exposed in some places with a huge drop into the sea to your right. Managed to get down to see the rock arches (we walked over the top of one without noticing until afterwards). And at the top of one of the pinnacles, I proposed to my girlfriend so a day out I won't forget in a hurry. A fairly long and hard day out though, not much shelter from the sun and it rarely lets up
Hidden 1 Nov, 2016 Solo O/S
jd.windsor 29 Sep, 2016 Solo Really beautiful day out. Would recommend starting early in the day (we started at 7:30) as the weather gets super hot around 13:00 when you reach the end and start to descend to the beach. We soloed the whole route, in adidas gazelles, no need for a rope or pro if you are reasonably fit and competent. Would definitely recommend, but do take care as there is some ridiculous exposure at times and the edge of the ridge can be flaky (big out of body for me). #CutLoose #ChossHunters
Really beautiful day out. Would recommend starting early in the day (we started at 7:30) as the weather gets super hot around 13:00 when you reach the end and start to descend to the beach. We soloed the whole route, in adidas gazelles, no need for a rope or pro if you are reasonably fit and competent. Would definitely recommend, but do take care as there is some ridiculous exposure at times and the edge of the ridge can be flaky (big out of body for me). #CutLoose #ChossHunters
George Frisby 29 Sep, 2016 Solo O/S
with Joe, Jonniej, jd.windsor
with Joe, Jonniej, jd.windsor
Jonniej 29 Sep, 2016 Solo
embob 21 May, 2016 Solo Perfect way to spend our last day. Excellent scrambling and awesome exposure. Started at the midway col. The first rock tower looked really unlikely, but an easy, enjoyable scramble once we found the line. The little seaward downclimb was exposed but straightforward. Took a while to locate the downclimb towards the end, but obvious when we did. Descent was interesting! Followed cairns down a gully, that soon petered out - should've backtracked but ended up bushwhacking and traversing the walls of a new villa. Should've continued straight on to pick up the path between Port de Pollença and Cala San Vincente. Finished up with a meal in the port. Brilliant.
with alik b
Perfect way to spend our last day. Excellent scrambling and awesome exposure. Started at the midway col. The first rock tower looked really unlikely, but an easy, enjoyable scramble once we found the line. The little seaward downclimb was exposed but straightforward. Took a while to locate the downclimb towards the end, but obvious when we did. Descent was interesting! Followed cairns down a gully, that soon petered out - should've backtracked but ended up bushwhacking and traversing the walls of a new villa. Should've continued straight on to pick up the path between Port de Pollença and Cala San Vincente. Finished up with a meal in the port. Brilliant.
with alik b
badgerjockey 10 Apr, 2016 Solo
with rjohnn
with rjohnn
farmus21 13 Feb, 2016 Solo Fantastic day out. Started as far out to sea as we could (started traversing to the start too early and ended up bush whacking our way to the rock). Stuck to the ridge as much as possible with great exposure. Easy scrambling with incredibly grippy (read rough) rock. Obviously very exposed but all avoidable. Did the full length which means a descent straight down to Port de Pollenca. There are some steep crags below the ridge before the final peak so it is quite committing for a spell but much easier ground (just worth bearing in mind in bad weather). Though we looked demented, cycling gloves proved invaluable.
with Kathy
Fantastic day out. Started as far out to sea as we could (started traversing to the start too early and ended up bush whacking our way to the rock). Stuck to the ridge as much as possible with great exposure. Easy scrambling with incredibly grippy (read rough) rock. Obviously very exposed but all avoidable. Did the full length which means a descent straight down to Port de Pollenca. There are some steep crags below the ridge before the final peak so it is quite committing for a spell but much easier ground (just worth bearing in mind in bad weather). Though we looked demented, cycling gloves proved invaluable.
with Kathy
David(20) 27 Oct, 2015 Lead
TobyA 26 Oct, 2015 Solo O/S Actually part II, as we started up at the midway col where we came down from in 2009, and went westwards along the second part of the ridge which we hadn't done before. Still lots of exposed scrambling, and belayed Elina down one more exposed section.
with Elina
Actually part II, as we started up at the midway col where we came down from in 2009, and went westwards along the second part of the ridge which we hadn't done before. Still lots of exposed scrambling, and belayed Elina down one more exposed section.
with Elina
Hidden 10 Sep, 2015 -
Caralynh 10 Sep, 2015 Solo Great way to pass a day when grandparents offered to babysit daughter on the beach! Considered bailing when thunder rolled as we started the tower, but determination won, and we finished very wet but having had a good day.
Great way to pass a day when grandparents offered to babysit daughter on the beach! Considered bailing when thunder rolled as we started the tower, but determination won, and we finished very wet but having had a good day.
broc 29 May, 2015 - Brilliant
with Sarah
Brilliant
with Sarah
JimHolmes69 27 May, 2015 Solo O/S A good walk.
A good walk.
Hidden 18 Apr, 2015 Solo
Tom Downes 20 Feb, 2015 Solo O/S
with richard bingham
with richard bingham
tobyk 29 Oct, 2014 Solo Fantastic ridge. Complete traverse end to end. Turned into quite an epic day out, having run out of water about half way. Decided to take a direct 'short cut' back to port pollenca, not a good idea.
with Emma Knights
Fantastic ridge. Complete traverse end to end. Turned into quite an epic day out, having run out of water about half way. Decided to take a direct 'short cut' back to port pollenca, not a good idea.
with Emma Knights
Hidden 15 Aug, 2014 Solo
Hidden 10 Jan, 2014 -
Hidden ??, 2014 -
Mike_d78 1 Jun, 2013 Solo O/S Got to base of ridge at 4.30am, still dark. Climbed a corner (trickiest bit with no torch) for a few hundred feet then easy scrambling up to ridge. Not sure if I started from the right point but had scrambled along coast from the beach as far as I could easily go. Good fun along the ridge, impressive drop down to the sea. Trashed my trainers which were not the correct for wear. Helpful to follow the cairns down to the path between Porto Pollensa and Cals San Vicenc. 5 hours car to car.
Got to base of ridge at 4.30am, still dark. Climbed a corner (trickiest bit with no torch) for a few hundred feet then easy scrambling up to ridge. Not sure if I started from the right point but had scrambled along coast from the beach as far as I could easily go. Good fun along the ridge, impressive drop down to the sea. Trashed my trainers which were not the correct for wear. Helpful to follow the cairns down to the path between Porto Pollensa and Cals San Vicenc. 5 hours car to car.
runwildjohn 2 May, 2013 Solo
auld al 21 Apr, 2013 Solo O/S had no description, so just followed the cairns to the 1/2 way coll and done the western part. pretty straightforward until I lost the cairns near the end of the descent and had to do some jungle bashing
had no description, so just followed the cairns to the 1/2 way coll and done the western part. pretty straightforward until I lost the cairns near the end of the descent and had to do some jungle bashing
Russell Lovett 7 Apr, 2013 Solo O/S Did as discribed in the Walking in Mallorca guide. Kept to the crest of the ridge as much as possible and did the tops of all the towers. Great day had Black Vultures (2) and (1) Botted Eagle overhead.
with alone
Did as discribed in the Walking in Mallorca guide. Kept to the crest of the ridge as much as possible and did the tops of all the towers. Great day had Black Vultures (2) and (1) Botted Eagle overhead.
with alone
simonscubadiver 20 Oct, 2012 Solo Very exposed in parts. Did the traverse of the rock tower which was trick in parts.
with Sandra Davidson
Very exposed in parts. Did the traverse of the rock tower which was trick in parts.
with Sandra Davidson
Oujmik ?May, 2012 Solo Only did the Western half - as described in the Cicerone guide and bottled the rock tower even though we had some gear with us (the 300m drop was too much for my nerves, so took the ledge route). Amazing views, but very slow going with virtually no easy ground. Only the downclimb was technically difficult (grade 2?) the rest was just physical. Ran out of water, was a bit of a epic.
with Jyoti
Only did the Western half - as described in the Cicerone guide and bottled the rock tower even though we had some gear with us (the 300m drop was too much for my nerves, so took the ledge route). Amazing views, but very slow going with virtually no easy ground. Only the downclimb was technically difficult (grade 2?) the rest was just physical. Ran out of water, was a bit of a epic.
with Jyoti
pebbles 5 Apr, 2011 - absolutely stunning.
with julie, lithos
absolutely stunning.
with julie, lithos
lithos 5 Apr, 2011 Solo 3rd time (April '99 JCB and 05 'YAC). Whole ridge from the end blob overlooking the sea. Bit meandering getting to the start but eventually found the cairns. Once we started it all came back, awkward pull round nose and chossy gully!). Did the tower by the plaque this time as well (easy yellow slab and wall above left of the hole) Didn't rush but car to bar time of about 7 hours was quite good, hot but not desperate (unlike '05!)
with pebbles, julie
3rd time (April '99 JCB and 05 'YAC). Whole ridge from the end blob overlooking the sea. Bit meandering getting to the start but eventually found the cairns. Once we started it all came back, awkward pull round nose and chossy gully!). Did the tower by the plaque this time as well (easy yellow slab and wall above left of the hole) Didn't rush but car to bar time of about 7 hours was quite good, hot but not desperate (unlike '05!)
with pebbles, julie
barney800 6 Oct, 2010 Solo Great day out! Stunning views and exposure.
with Katherine Shaw
Great day out! Stunning views and exposure.
with Katherine Shaw
Hidden 3 Jun, 2010 Solo
Hidden 26 Mar, 2010 -
Blackgoby 4 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S Followed the route as described in Cicerone - Walking in Mallorca. Roped up and led one short section of ascent on first rock tower.
with Tracey
Followed the route as described in Cicerone - Walking in Mallorca. Roped up and led one short section of ascent on first rock tower.
with Tracey
aquazepp 13 Sep, 2009 Solo O/S very hot, big thunderstorm just after we finished.
with Martine
very hot, big thunderstorm just after we finished.
with Martine
TobyA 6 Aug, 2009 Solo Eastern half from the beach up, and then to the halfway col. Running out of water and too hot by mid-day.
with Elina
Eastern half from the beach up, and then to the halfway col. Running out of water and too hot by mid-day.
with Elina
Hidden 17 Nov, 2008 Solo
Hidden 17 Nov, 2008 Solo
Hidden 25 May, 2008 Solo O/S
bms ?Oct, 2005 Solo
crowberry gully ?Oct, 2002 Solo On holiday in the area walked up onto the ridge to see what it was like. Found it a great scramble with rough, grippy rock. Bottled the tower direct and ended up traversing along the south side which was probably no easier, just less exposed. Found the aggressive vegetation more trouble than the rock so tended to stick to rock where possible.
On holiday in the area walked up onto the ridge to see what it was like. Found it a great scramble with rough, grippy rock. Bottled the tower direct and ended up traversing along the south side which was probably no easier, just less exposed. Found the aggressive vegetation more trouble than the rock so tended to stick to rock where possible.
Pete Pozman ?Apr, 2000 Solo O/S
with John Byrne
with John Byrne
abbeywall ?Oct, 1999 -
with K
with K
Neil McA 5 Jan, 1997 -
with Sue McAdie
with Sue McAdie
Dave Musgrove 11 Sep, 1993 Solo
nickcanute ??, 1990 -
Hidden ??, 1980 -
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