Rockfax Description
A magnificent route up the left-hand tufa system with the crux right at the top. The gear is sparse low down and the rock at the start is a bit cruddy. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Costa Blanca: Top 50.

Hidden 30/Jun TR
philhilo 27/Feb Lead RP

Had a go on this last Easter and fluffed last move. Easy first go this time.

with ian wyatt
Dangerous Dave 10/Feb Lead O/S

Thought the crux was nails! Had done Costa blanca earlier though.

with Dave O
td72 25/Jan Lead O/S

great climb, good climbing up the tufas then used a heel hook to get over the lip. worth its top 50 status its just a shame that the bottom isn't like the top! only has one bolt for the lower off which is a little bit annoying. I did it easily on a 60m rope

with Katie
manbat 25/Jan Lead dnf

Comprehensively spanked on this! After success at a hard 6c at Reconco the day before I kidded myself that an onsight might be on the cards. Couldn't do it with extensive beta. Simply couldn't pull through the roof near the top. Weighed, measured, and found wanting.

with Luke Randall
Glyn 15/Jan Lead O/S

Awesome climbing! Shame about the lower off, single bolt ring.

with Amy
Hidden 06/Jan Lead O/S
Phil4000 07/Dec/16 Lead dog

Hard last move.

with Paul Turner
Dawn_K_B 07/Dec/16 Lead dnf
Teappleby 07/Dec/16 Lead β

Grabbed what I thought were the chains as it was super hot but then when roz had his second go he round a lower off 1 bolt higher which looked more like a finish than the 2 bolts we had finished at before. I don't know.

Mark Stevenson 28/Nov/16 Lead rpt
with Helen Gibson
Mackinclimb 26/Nov/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Nov/16 Lead β
eddieclimb 24/Nov/16 Lead O/S
hfotheri 29/Oct/16 Lead dog
marcduhig 14/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Julia Chatterton 14/Oct/16 TR β
with Victoria
waynem1985 14/Oct/16 Lead O/S
chancer 14/Oct/16 TR O/S
with hotfeet
hotfeet 14/Oct/16 TR

Definitely worth *** The moves past the final bolt are tough.

waynem1985 ?/Oct/16 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete 03/May/16 Lead O/S
Chuck 03/May/16 Lead G/U
Legs 31/Mar/16 TR dog

Awesome climb. Fell off crux I think. One to work another time perhaps.

Mike W 31/Mar/16 Lead dog
philhilo 26/Mar/16 Lead dog

Really should have got this clean, misread top move, wasn't even pumped. 30 seconds later did it easily. Very 'unrealistic' tufa jug pulling. Rock is fine, bolting fine, line now straight up rather than out onto slab at the bottom.

with Helen E
Hidden ?/Mar/16 Lead dnf
garyryan86 12/Feb/16 Lead O/S
LRob 27/Jan/16 Lead
Hidden 14/Jan/16 2nd dog
Rachel S 27/Dec/15 Lead rpt

Fell off it last year but it went ok today.

with Bern
Pete Wimbush 18/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with John Skelton
Rachel S 26/Dec/14 Lead dog
Peter Metcalfe 26/Dec/14 TR dog
breed 14/Dec/14 Lead β
Macca_7 10/Nov/14 Lead O/S

A great wall little lost at the start and end but the stuff in the middle and the crux is fantastic!

Hidden 15/Apr/14 Lead
helenstuart 30/Mar/14 TR dog

Brilliant climb - just needed a rest at the top over hang!

with Mike
Kap 28/Mar/14 Lead O/S
JHC 25/Mar/14 Lead

Fell at crux until sneaky moves were worked out

Goose4 21/Mar/14 Lead dog
with Simon Bennet
mrteale 02/Mar/14 Lead RP
Hanky ?/Mar/14 Lead dog

Magnificent climbing and atmosphere. Fell off crux going over roof before nailing it by the skin of my teeth! Tuffas, ye ha !

with Brian/Simon/Dave/Angus
Hidden ??/2014 Lead dog
LeeWood 29/Dec/13 Lead O/S
tobydunford 10/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
Binder 10/Jan/13 TR dog

Brilliant route, pretty tough crux.

with Adam D
Albachoss 16/Dec/12 Lead dog

Tried following the beta through the roof and came off. Mega heel hook was the solution!

with Ben
nimajneb 16/Dec/12 Lead
JulesV 02/Dec/12 Lead O/S
johannes 22/Nov/12 Lead RP

Fell off the onsight, managed second go. Amazing route!

Jonathan Emett ?/Oct/12 Lead dog

so hot! couldn't pull the roof.

with alicia
Jonathan Emett 19/Apr/12 Lead O/S

nice all the way. 6b+

with kristina
domskezz 17/Apr/12 Lead O/S

2nd to last climb of the holiday. Great climbing and plain sailing right up to the overhang.

with Jamma
nige 04/Apr/12 Lead
with mark hounslea
Hidden 02/Apr/12 Lead dog
chriisu 17/Feb/12 Lead dog

Awesome tufa climbing and ending crux. Wish I could had time for a second round on this one...

cymjt ??/2012 -
JBO 28/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Good route, a bit scary using a high heel hook

Dan Lane 28/Dec/11 Lead dog

Had to pull on a clip to pass the bulge.

with Jake Oughton
elCapitano 17/Dec/11 Lead dog

2 rests.

with Coatesy
Richard P Coates 17/Dec/11 TR dnf
Dave Rumney 20/Nov/11 Lead
with Tanya Milner
Tom Seccombe 03/Nov/11 Lead dog
with Rich Mayfield
knicos 25/Mar/11 Lead
with James Chesmer
Hidden 21/Mar/11 Lead rpt
design crisis 16/Mar/11 Lead dog
with Tom W
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead dog
Popkids 03/Feb/11 TR dnf

Made it to the crux. But too pumped the finish

with Kafoozalem
Hidden 03/Feb/11 Lead dog
SMc 06/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Anne
dswansonlow 31/Dec/10 Lead dog
with Ed Searle
KevB 12/Dec/10 TR
with Tony P
Hidden 11/Nov/10 Lead dog
Dan_Carroll 29/Mar/10 Lead dog
with Iain and Rich
lukehodson 25/Mar/10 Lead dog

Fell off trying to clip the anchor. Super pumpy, stunning climbing. Bottom half was total shit

Hidden 16/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ?/Dec/09 Lead rpt
MelH 27/Dec/08 Lead dnf

attempted onsite

Bristoldave ?/Jan/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/Dec/07 Lead O/S
jonnie3430 28/Dec/07 Lead dog
Hidden 24/Dec/07 Lead O/S
thebigfriendlymoose ?/Dec/07 Lead O/S
with Stephen
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 26/Mar/07 Lead
with Rachel Hassall
derico 23/Mar/07 Lead RP
with Pandy
Morgan Woods 10/Feb/07 Lead rpt

Clean repeat ascent (on 2nd go)....easy once the clips are in. Clip from the flat break above the bulg not the crap undercut tufa.

DavidR 31/Dec/06 Lead dog
Hidden 31/Dec/06 2nd
Mark Stevenson 27/Jan/05 Lead rpt
with Richard Baker
Mark Stevenson 05/Dec/04 Lead dog
with Rich Mayfield
sadams 21/Feb/04 Lead
with Kathryn & Nic
Andy Nicholson ?/Feb/01 Lead RP
with JR
shoulders 24/Feb/00 Lead
with mart
Cowflinger ?/Feb/00 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/2000 -
dan gibson ??/1998 -
Mike Owen 01/Jan/97 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
Hidden 22/Dec/96 Lead β
Hidden 29/Jan/95 Lead O/S
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