Rockfax Description
Popular, polished and excellent. Climb up to the dong at 4m, hump up this then follow easier-angled rock. The lower-off is most-easily reached by looping left and leaning back right. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Costa Blanca: Top 50.

Bates 19/Jan Lead O/S

Hard. Polished. Wicked.

with Jack brooks
bobstones 14/Jan Lead rpt

Warm up today, putting clips in for Soph.

bobstones 14/Jan Lead rpt

Twice today.

bobstones 13/Jan Lead rpt

Again today for Soph.

bobstones 12/Jan Lead dog

Putting the clips in for Soph I rested on the 2nd one as I was being lazy!

bobstones 12/Jan Lead rpt

Did it again when I wasn’t feeling so lazy.

bobstones 11/Jan Lead dog

Not exactly full of beans after a big run this morning and only one brief warmup but this still felt considerably better than yesterday’s attempt. Rested on 2nd clip, clipped the 3rd then worked on my sequence, finished the route clean.

bobstones 11/Jan Lead RP

2nd attempt today, third overall which I’m very pleased with. It’s a great route but the polish low down does spoil it somewhat and in my opinion now deserves a solid 6b+.

stephenmckenzie 10/Jan Lead dog
bobstones 10/Jan Lead dog

Thought I was gonna cruise this but how wrong I was! This is hard, especially the first 3 clips, doesn’t help that it’s polished to death but it’s just genuinely tough. Half got a sequence so should go after a bit more work but certainly no roll over!

Hidden 02/Jan Lead RP
tomaspkr 22/Dec/17 Lead RP
with Vaiva
Lessworkmoreclimbing 22/Dec/17 -
George_Surf 02/Dec/17 Lead O/S

Bad warmup. Fierce start and crux is moving up to and past 3rd bolt. Nearly came off it. Easier above

Hidden 27/Nov/17 Lead
Hidden 27/Nov/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Nov/17 TR dnf
Bones [:B 21/Nov/17 Lead dog

One rest after the second clip. Just to wiped out to make it in one. Rest was fine.

guy127917 21/Nov/17 Lead RP
with Jen
eckymof 07/Oct/17 Lead O/S

would have being a great route in the past , very polished now .

with Bopper
dmorgan27 08/Apr/17 Lead

Very hard to get to third clip, had to rest on rope. Thereafter really nice climbing.

with Terryl
Jay Schofield 05/Apr/17 2nd dog

Brilliant route. Bit too hard for me at the moment but would love to come back stronger in the future to lead.

Samwise 01/Mar/17 Lead O/S

Amazing climb!

with Amber
Hidden 22/Feb/17 Lead O/S
manbat 03/Feb/17 Lead O/S

Had to really fight for this one! Steep and tough at the beginning.

with Luke Randall
MDowson ?/Feb/17 Lead G/U
with sam webb
Glyn 12/Jan/17 Lead O/S
with Amy
Garnham 12/Jan/17 Lead dog
Hidden 12/Jan/17 Lead β
youwillfindjimbo 10/Jan/17 Lead dog
with Jess
birks3746 08/Jan/17 Lead dog

Standard failure on the last move...

Steve Perry 08/Jan/17 Lead

Probably once a great route, now just a mass of polish it's impossible to trust feet on. 1*

Hidden 01/Jan/17 Lead dog
Angussmart ?/Jan/17 -
LDudill ?/Jan/17 Lead RP

Messed up bottom. Climbed bolt to Bolt. Re led clean. Great route. Kelly r/p after.

metrorat 31/Dec/16 Lead RP

Couple of rests on the first go, clean next. Nice mix of brutal and delicate.

with Amy Wight
ferdia 30/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Wendy Watthews 30/Dec/16 TR dog
with Beni
Andy Moles 30/Dec/16 Lead
with crew
beni 30/Dec/16 Lead
will6459 28/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 02/Dec/16 Lead rpt
with Helen Gibson
David Stevens 02/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Mark Reeves ?/Dec/16 -
Dawn_K_B 26/Nov/16 Lead RP
Mackinclimb 25/Nov/16 Lead rpt
Mark Eddy 20/Nov/16 2nd
with Rachel Pearce
rachelpearce01 20/Nov/16 Lead dog
Hidden 12/Nov/16 Lead dog
james n 12/Nov/16 Lead O/S

Fun steep route on good holds

Hidden 12/Nov/16 2nd dog
Hidden 10/Nov/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Nov/16 Lead O/S
shaunhumphreys 07/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with Dawn
Dawn_K_B 07/Nov/16 Lead dog
Teappleby 07/Nov/16 Lead O/S

Really cool climbing.

ruairidhwad 07/Nov/16 Lead
with Dawn Brinkman
MoWalker3 09/Oct/16 Lead dog

One rest! Confused by a pocket gerrrr

with Andy
pie_eater_pete 30/Apr/16 Lead
goddamm7 08/Apr/16 TR

Tough start and 2nd overhang

Hidden 08/Apr/16 Lead
M_Robinson 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Ian Robinson
bwestwood ?/Apr/16 Lead
Widda 30/Mar/16 TR dnf

Struggled to get much further than the dong, super fun route to dangle off for a while though - makes a fun swing when you fall off!

Hidden 30/Mar/16 Lead O/S
chris_woodsy 30/Mar/16 Lead O/S
5eamuz 17/Mar/16 TR dog
GOS 17/Mar/16 Lead β

sustained; 2 definite cruxes; great line; polished start but improves after; look for small pinch at second crux

with Kevin McGee, Geoff Thomas
Hidden 16/Mar/16 Lead
Lakesben 01/Mar/16 Lead RP
scottcoates 26/Feb/16 Lead G/U
with Oli
leglesslizard 23/Feb/16 Lead RP
Hidden 23/Feb/16 TR dog
david morse 15/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Holiday team
Hidden 15/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Hardcore Pat 27/Jan/16 Lead RP
with Dr Julie
Wise 26/Jan/16 Lead O/S
with Nev
Chloe 19/Jan/16 Lead RP

Happy to have got this second go as the start is really beasty just like much of Gandia! After the start, it's easy.

with Arran
ArrMcC 19/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Abi Chard 17/Jan/16 Lead β
with Alex, Ian
mynyddresident 15/Jan/16 Lead
with KP
Jonny Slarke 07/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Rob slarke 07/Jan/16 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 29/Dec/15 Lead O/S
DavidR 29/Dec/15 Lead
cem 28/Dec/15 Lead RP

Got it third go. Thanks to Leiko for her encouragement.

L.miura 28/Dec/15 Lead

Wrong timing to do, after a battle of trying L'os...

with Charles Moreton
gav 26/Dec/15 Lead RP

Fluffed the onsight here as well. Got to the top of the tufa and couldn't do the next move. After a rest and a faff made it through to the next bolt where I repeated the process. After a rest belaying graham I was surprised to get it clean.

with Graham
Hidden 17/Dec/15 Lead
Stoney Boy 10/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Dave Douglas 02/Dec/15 Lead RP
peter.clarkson1 02/Dec/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 25/Nov/15 Lead O/S
tedj234 ?/Nov/15 Lead
with Nicolas Rabb
Lazytraveller 09/Apr/15 Lead dog

Awesome climb, 2 rests working out steep crux. Did clean from there. Need to work on my endurance. Will definitely be back for.

Gus 07/Apr/15 Lead
with whiters
Scott Quinn 27/Mar/15 Lead O/S


Tom.Priestley 26/Mar/15 Lead dog

Can't climb this steep stuff. Especially when I'm ill!

cooperman 16/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Greg Foster
alice fuller 25/Feb/15 Lead dog
Brian H 25/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Mike Owen 04/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
Hidden 06/Jan/15 Lead dog
MichaelGallimore 02/Jan/15 Lead RP
with Ben Philips
LeeWood 02/Jan/15 Lead O/S

nearly embarassed ! 23/Dec/14 2nd
with Graham
redshapedfriday 22/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Rachel Somerville, Debs Climber
Hidden 17/Dec/14 -
Maddie 16/Dec/14 Lead dog


Hidden 16/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Dan Hostford 16/Dec/14 Lead O/S
breed 13/Dec/14 Lead O/S
peter.clarkson1 29/Nov/14 Lead rpt
with ian chad
dbrooks 07/Nov/14 Lead RP
with shaun, John
shaunnorfolk ?/Nov/14 Lead β
Braintax ?/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/14 Lead RP
Rockmonkey1977 27/Sep/14 Lead
Rockmonkey1977 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S

I found El Rigio easier but I wasn't climbing that onsight...

Hidden 26/Sep/14 Lead RP
leeds_belle 19/May/14 Lead dog

Great route. A bit harder & steeper than what I usually climb. I wouldn't recommend this in 34 degree heat with no wind!

with Will
helenstuart 01/Apr/14 Lead dog

Messed up bulge as could not get feet sorted - brilliant climb.

with Mike
peppermill 25/Mar/14 Lead dog
mrteale 24/Mar/14 Lead O/S
jackappleby 18/Mar/14 Lead RP
with Milo, Rowan
RBonney 18/Mar/14 Lead RP

A bit polished and hard up to the 3rd bolt but one of the best routes I've ever done

miles155 17/Mar/14 -
with Jack/Rowan
Oliver Branagan 03/Mar/14 Lead β

Had beta from seeing Tom climb it and Mick shouting direction from below. Was in crush mode aggressively after messing up El Sol.

Reedymc 03/Mar/14 Lead dog
Mick r 03/Mar/14 Lead dog

great route but more than 6b to onsite

with Tony H
Hanky ?/Mar/14 -
with Brian/Simon/Dave/Angus
Hidden ?/Mar/14 -
Mackinclimb 28/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Rachel S 11/Feb/14 Lead rpt
with Arran
AJM 14/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 02/Jan/14 Lead O/S
GPN 01/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Rachel S 01/Jan/14 Lead RP
Paul Clarke ??/2014 -
Hidden 31/Dec/13 Lead rpt
Jim Slater 29/Dec/13 Lead dog
Lenny 29/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with Pete
chrisscutt 29/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with ant
anthony henry 29/Dec/13 Lead O/S
nacnud 25/Dec/13 Lead
jamey_dodger 25/Dec/13 Lead O/S
K Wall 30/Nov/13 Lead
with Luis
Jeremy Wilson 21/May/13 2nd O/S
with James Eves
vertigo 10/Apr/13 Lead O/S

The best 6b I've climbed. Brilliant.

with Rob Baker
Hidden 08/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Jay.Carr 05/Apr/13 Lead O/S
IceBun 01/Apr/13 Lead RP

Duh, April fooled at the bulge

with Wilson
EleanorWOY 28/Mar/13 Lead β
Decmorris 26/Mar/13 Lead dog
monkeymyster 26/Mar/13 Lead O/S
edmitchell 26/Mar/13 -
Hidden 19/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/13 TR dog
Hidden ?/Mar/13 Lead
martincoia ?/Mar/13 Lead β
leowestland ?/Mar/13 Lead
ukinio 19/Feb/13 Lead O/S
tobydunford 11/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
shazza65 11/Feb/13 Lead dog
The Ivanator 04/Jan/13 TR

Great steep route, bit of a battle, but made it in installments.

with Pete
Hidden 02/Jan/13 TR dnf
ChrisCon1991 ??/2013 -
RFWilkie 29/Dec/12 Lead O/S
RKirke 20/Dec/12 Lead dog
TiffTiff 20/Dec/12 TR dog
Hidden 17/Dec/12 Lead
Fraser 04/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Nice route, quite pumpy with a good, challenging start.

with Stuart, Kim, Jules
Marti999 07/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Debbie
debbie roberts 07/Nov/12 2nd
julesp 05/Nov/12 Lead RP


with iain and kim
Hidden 04/Apr/12 Lead O/S
jev ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Sian, Flo
chriisu 22/Feb/12 Lead O/S

It's a pumpy one!

PeterDawson 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
tim newton 11/Jan/12 Lead dog

shouldn't have done this as my warm up. it's harder than it looks. one rest

Jonathan Emett 11/Jan/12 Lead dog

unsuitable warmup.

with tim
Hidden 15/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Nov/11 TR
pawelx 05/Nov/11 Lead β
SamStokes 27/Oct/11 Lead O/S
SMc 03/May/11 Lead O/S

Very polished, very good

with Anne
matthewjames 21/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Katie Keeley
Hidden 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 18/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 10/Mar/11 Lead
tsl42 ?/Mar/11 2nd dnf

Shameless route ticking. Didn't get past first clip.

with Laura Surname?
jh123 ?/Mar/11 Lead β
Jack.H.92 ?/Mar/11 Lead RP
tomjagger ?/Mar/11 -
Hidden 08/Feb/11 Lead O/S
julesp 29/Jan/11 Lead dog

Failed onsight and head went

with kat
tom169 13/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Tim
brices 08/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jan/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 31/Dec/10 Lead rpt
chiverstom 29/Dec/10 Lead O/S
with Alice
KevB 17/Dec/10 Lead dog
with Tony P
Glenn Sutcliffe 16/Dec/10 -
with keefe
Hidden 23/Nov/10 -
mshorter ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with ross
PenJD 26/Oct/10 Lead dog
Hidden 20/Sep/10 Lead dog
John 'B' Hutchinson ?/Sep/10 Lead RP
A Downing 27/Apr/10 Lead dog
with Ben Monkton
A Downing 27/Apr/10 TR rpt
with Ben Monkton
Hidden 20/Apr/10 Lead
MDowson 20/Apr/10 Lead dog
with josh wyatt
Cowflinger 22/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Pete Lewis
dmoir 20/Feb/10 Lead O/S
richardhopton 12/Feb/10 -
Neil McA 15/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Andrew James
Hidden 30/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Stuart S 29/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Nov/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Nov/09 Lead dog
mike fenwick ?/Apr/09 Lead

One rest

with James Harvey, Rich johnson
Matt Shepherd 20/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jan/09 Lead O/S
sdht ??/2009 Lead RP
with Luis
keefe ??/2009 Lead O/S
minaturechris 26/Dec/08 -
with Barra
ewen 04/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with rich
Hidden 08/Nov/08 Lead
Hidden 11/Apr/08 Lead O/S
GrantB ?/Apr/08 -
Hidden 10/Feb/08 TR dog
givemetea 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Matt Rowat 31/Jan/08 Lead β

Seem to remember floundering and flailing on this years ago - ok if you just go for it.

with Charlie
Chazz 28/Jan/08 Lead O/S
MikeLeeds 07/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with Geraldine Taylor
chris sm 04/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
jonnie3430 02/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Bristoldave ?/Jan/08 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Macca_7 24/Nov/07 Lead O/S

Good holds which is a good job as the start is vert steep

James Prowse 23/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Mandy Ponton
Jon_Warner 31/Mar/07 Lead dnf
with Kat
just one more 25/Mar/07 Lead
with Svenn G, Phil K
Hidden 20/Mar/07 TR dog
Hidden 09/Mar/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 13/Feb/07 Lead
DavidR 03/Jan/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jan/07 2nd
SteveM 03/Jan/07 Lead dog
with Corky
Hidden 21/Dec/06 Lead RP
trevor macalonan 21/Dec/06 Lead RP
with Tim
Chris the Tall 17/Nov/06 Lead β
Hidden 17/Nov/06 Lead O/S
spacey 19/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with jo macey
Morgan Woods 03/Mar/06 Lead O/S


with George
thebigfriendlymoose ?/Mar/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/06 Lead O/S
mark s ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden 26/Dec/05 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 12/Dec/05 Lead RP
with gary wood
Hidden 11/Dec/05 Lead O/S
Ramon Marin 27/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Kyle Nystad
Bruce Kerr 16/Feb/05 2nd
Mark Stevenson 28/Jan/05 Lead rpt
with Richard Baker
Hidden 10/Jan/05 Lead O/S
Roget ??/2005 Lead O/S
with jon
Paul Robertson ?/Dec/04 Lead O/S
with Mark Courtiour
Carl Smethurst 08/Nov/04 Lead dog
with Ian Pickles
dan gibson ?/Dec/02 Lead O/S
with karing
Mick r 12/Feb/02 Lead
with Steve Arscot, Dan Holdsworth, Tony H
Hidden 11/Feb/02 Lead
Dave Musgrove ?/Feb/02 Lead O/S
with Nigel Baker
Hidden 11/Nov/01 Lead
AlexRenshaw 06/Nov/01 Lead
with Dor? Green
SR1970 09/Apr/99 Lead O/S
shoulders 08/Feb/99 Lead
with mikeshewring, mart, andy sharp, pete lewis, dai
shoulders 08/Feb/99 Lead
Hidden 03/Dec/98 2nd
Colin Edwards 01/Dec/98 Lead O/S
pete johnson 05/Jan/98 -
with Paul Stott
Hidden 31/Dec/97 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 30/Dec/97 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
Hidden 18/Feb/96 Lead
Hidden 16/Feb/95 Lead
uphillnow ??/1995 Lead
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