Rockfax Description
Superb climbing with two hard sections and a great rest in the middle. Given 7a on the rock but it really is only low 6c+. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Fifteen 15 3* sport 7a/a+'s in Costa Blanca.

Mark Reeves 08/Jan Lead O/S
rachelpearce01 16/Dec/17 Lead RP

Harder than rockodictos. Lots of chalked up holds lead you the wrong way.

George_Surf 16/Dec/17 Lead dog

This felt pretty brutal. Went too far left first time and ended up on the other route. The first sustained crux is hard and bouldery which finishes in a slap/dyno for the ledge and a rest. The next crux is also hard, and difficult to read with chalked up holds all over the place, found staying right was the way. The good chalked edges lead to A dead end! Difficult to onsight, bouldery cruxs, would get it with a second go. Arms were wrecked

Andy Watts 30/Nov/17 Lead RP
with Rich Kirby
Rich Kirby 30/Nov/17 Lead O/S
with Andy Watts
Mat Welsh 19/Nov/17 Lead O/S

And again Rockfax gets it wrong - some hard climbing on crimps, pockets & flowstone with a pumpy sting in the tail... Definitely 7a !

with Emily J
climberchristy 30/May/17 Lead rpt

Did this as a repeat in afternoon shade just to get some routes ticked having had an abortive and tiring try at Tirade at Los Pinos this am (far too muggy to get near it!). Great route. Still think it deserves 7a.

with Vanessa
sam clingclangclimb 05/Mar/17 Lead dnf
sheppy 05/Mar/17 Lead O/S

Quality route

with Sam Solomon, Pete Clarkson, Dave Douglas
Ally Smith 04/Mar/17 Lead O/S


with Helen
Hidden 04/Mar/17 Lead RP
td72 26/Feb/17 Lead dog

7a all day long, did it as a pump out route.

Jack00 22/Feb/17 Lead O/S
with Fran, Rob, Kathryn
Hidden 08/Jan/17 Lead RP
Abi Chard 08/Jan/17 Lead β
with Ian
Tim Rodgers 30/Dec/16 Lead RP
with Jenny, Leiko
Luuuuuke 27/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Nov/16 Lead O/S
BTphonehome 11/Nov/16 Lead dog


with Steph, Tony
tmawer 11/Nov/16 TR dog
with stephm, Bram
stephm 11/Nov/16 TR dog
with bram, Tony
Jonathan Emett 01/Nov/16 Lead dog

So close to the retro-flash! Hand was on the jug...

with irish pat
Chris Wright 27/Oct/16 Lead dog
Hidden 12/Apr/16 Lead O/S
_m.cox_ 30/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Sarah Worley, Robyn Nelson, Tom Harrison
marky 29/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Sharon
Lakesben 27/Feb/16 TR dog
Hidden 19/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Macca_7 28/Jan/16 Lead O/S

Think it is 7a just and if the locals say so who am I to argue! Some great moves on interesting rock!

with Sergi Pastor Serra
Jonny Slarke 06/Jan/16 Lead O/S
gazhbo 31/Dec/15 Lead RP
manfred 28/Dec/15 Lead O/S
samwillo 28/Dec/15 Lead
Hidden 27/Dec/15 Lead dog
Hidden 27/Dec/15 2nd
Dizz 10/Dec/15 2nd
with EJ
LJC 09/Nov/15 Lead
with George
dickypips 11/Mar/15 Lead RP

2nd try

alice fuller 24/Feb/15 Lead dog
Brian H 24/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Great route.

Hidden 24/Feb/15 Lead RP
mynyddresident ?/Jan/15 Lead
with KP
Hidden 25/Dec/14 -
Hidden 21/Dec/14 Lead O/S
benka 18/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with steve h
breed 09/Dec/14 Lead β
Vince 15/Apr/14 Lead dog
with jayesh
JHC 28/Mar/14 Lead dnf

I thought it was hard for 6c!

RBonney 06/Mar/14 Lead dog
jackappleby 06/Mar/14 Lead RP
with Rowan
craig naylor 02/Mar/14 Lead RP
with american mike
atapper21 23/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Justin T 17/Jan/14 Lead dog
with Nick P
DavidR 02/Jan/14 Lead dog

1 fall at the top. So close to the onsight.

Rob Pitt ??/2014 Lead β
oliverpcain ??/2014 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 30/Dec/13 Lead O/S
LeeWood 28/Dec/13 Lead RP

absolutely unforgettable

dan gibson 23/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Did Yablonski, Rockadictos and Sulacco, all easier than this route. Are you getting your routes confused Alan James?

with helen gibson
Dibdawg 16/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with Craig Naylor
Hidden 04/Dec/13 Lead O/S
red_rhodesha 30/Nov/13 2nd


Kelly D 25/Sep/13 TR dog

Bonkers! Seems like two climbs 6c+ish till the right hand side pull onto the crimpy ledge and then it turns into a pumpy nightmare, significantly harder. Took quite a few goes to manage the finger jam into the pointed sloper hold. Great fun.

climberchristy 26/Jul/13 Lead rpt

Glad to lead this clean after trying it at Easter. Great route. I still think it's hard for 6c+ which Alan James has brought it down to in his new Rockfax edition. I can think of several routes given 7a in the same guide book that are easier e.g. Akram the Terrible, Busaba and Alegria de Vivir (all at Alcalali)

with Vanessa
Jonathan Emett 15/Feb/13 Lead RP

2nd go. slapped for the roof instead of looking properly. solid 7a and reachy.

with orange craig, kristina
Hidden 27/Jan/13 Lead RP
julesp 05/Dec/12 Lead dog
with fraser, stuart and kim
Fraser 05/Dec/12 Lead β

Tricky move at top. Nice route though.

with Stuart, Kim, Jules
Rachel S 17/Oct/12 Lead RP
with Nik
Hidden 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
dan ely 09/Feb/12 Lead RP

Alan James i think your coment is off. benchmark 7a and that means tough, please dont downgrade it

Hidden 30/Dec/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Nov/11 Lead dog
climbhannahclimb 09/Nov/11 TR dnf
with Rich Mayfield
Tom Seccombe 09/Nov/11 Lead dnf
with Rich Mayfield
Stephen Horne - Rockfax 12/Oct/11 Lead
with Niff
Alan James - UKC and UKH 12/Oct/11 Lead

I have done this route three times in the last 20 years and never found it harder than 6c. I can't understand how people can think this is 7a when compared to Rockadictos and Fusra Yablonski. It will be going in the next Rockfax at 6c+!

bigdrew 25/Apr/11 Lead β
with Garry, Lisa
LisaA 25/Apr/11 Lead RP

Fun. Liked the first overhang.

with Gary, Andy
Marcus 28/Mar/11 Lead β

Great jug haul

Glyn 17/Mar/11 Lead β
with John
Graham Westbrook ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/11 Lead rpt
natalietanzer ?/Jan/11 Lead RP
with marcus
Jonathan Emett 28/Dec/10 TR dog

just add strength

with karen
natalietanzer 05/Sep/10 Lead dog

got pumped and fell off... lovely super-juggy super-pumpy steep climbing with great moves and rest at half-height... perfect 7a!

with marcus
SMc 14/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Chris
riddle 27/Apr/10 TR dog
with Yasmina
Hidden 16/Apr/10 Lead
belay bunny turned bad 01/Jan/10 2nd
with loundsy
Hidden 01/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Ahab ??/2010 Lead dog
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden 22/Dec/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Dec/09 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/09 Lead O/S
schof 06/Oct/09 Lead β
with alex blaza
Hidden 08/Mar/08 Lead O/S
eddieclimb ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Rebecca Edwards
Hidden ?/Dec/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Dec/05 Lead O/S
Gus ?/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with alan cassidy, gypsy thieving b*stard
keefe ??/2005 Lead O/S
mike reed 19/Mar/04 Lead
Hidden 20/Dec/03 Lead rpt
duffer 23/Dec/02 Lead O/S
pauldrew ?/Feb/00 2nd
pete johnson ?/Feb/00 -
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 22/Dec/97 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 24/Mar/97 Lead O/S
with KM
ukb & bmc shark 08/Jan/97 Lead
Mike Owen 31/Dec/96 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
Hidden 23/Dec/96 Lead
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