105m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
HS. A worthwhile and popular outing up the right arete of the crag. Start below the arete.
1) 4, 25m. Climb across the short steep slab by a left slanting crack then move across right onto a slab. Up this and then climb short grooves to a small stance and thread belays.
2) 4+, 15m. Climb the wall and move right into grooves which lead to a good ledge. Swing right and climb the short wall onto a good ledge with thread belays.
3) 4+, 40m. Climb left of the belay then head up and right to a crack. Go up this then move right onto the arete. Climb direct then move left onto a good ledge and thread belays. Possible abseil descent from here.
4) 3, 20m. Climb the wall behind the belays and go direct to the top. A short scramble leads to the summit. © Rockfax

FA. R.Edwards, E Edwards 1995

Ticklists: Costa Blanca 25 by 2025.


ClimberDateStyle
alastairbegley 15/Apr Lead O/S
gingerbex 15/Apr 2nd dnf

First pitch only. Off route on 2nd, Al down climbed and abbed off. Annoying!!

mikestr555 17/Mar -

pitch 1/3

td72 26/Jan Lead O/S

good route, led in 2 and a half pitches (the half being a tiny scramble at the top). a couple of really good exposed bits, we walked off the top

with Katie
katie93 26/Jan 2nd O/S
with Tom
Pete Nugent 14/Jan AltLd O/S

I led p1 & 3

with Steve Clegg
my 27/Oct/16 -
Juan S 09/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
with Wei
Andrew Sullivan 25/Mar/16 2nd

Jon on lead. Chris and I simul-climbing with me cleaning.

with Chris Davies, Jon Evans
jon59 25/Mar/16 Lead
davieschris 25/Mar/16 2nd
brianrunner 04/Mar/16 AltLd

Enjoyed this route up the arete. We arrived at the abseil bolts after the third pitch. Nice trad route and worthwhile.

with steve wells
Hidden 26/Nov/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Nov/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Nov/15 AltLd O/S
Paul Baxter 26/Oct/15 Lead

In 2 pitches on 60m ropes. Wonderful situation

Tom Phillips 04/Oct/15 Lead
with Penny
Tomp580 13/Sep/15 AltLd
Trev speariett 13/Sep/15 AltLd
mikestr555 28/Apr/15 AltLd

lead pitches 1,3

mjeffery 06/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Tim Rodgers 24/Dec/14 Lead
with Dominika
Hidden 24/Nov/14 2nd
Chris wilson 24/Nov/14 Lead
with Rod
Hidden 24/Nov/14 Lead
Benjj7799 19/Oct/14 TR
Hidden 10/Apr/14 AltLd
jon59 24/Mar/14 -
leemagowan 02/Mar/14 Lead O/S
1poundSOCKS 20/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
bpmclimb 15/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 15/Feb/14 2nd
Andrew Lester 04/Nov/13 Lead
blue-icefox 23/Oct/13 2nd
with Graham
2010_graham 21/Oct/13 Lead O/S
vix 12/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Lead third pitch. Lovely.

with Jonny, chris
J25 12/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/13 2nd
saraguti 17/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

led 1st pitch, jade got off route on the second and I led the rest to the top in one pitch.

with jade
andybroadway 29/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Duncan Hardy 06/Dec/12 AltLd
with Si Burrows
AmandaJG 05/Dec/12 2nd
Hidden 03/Dec/12 AltLd
Sam_Marsland ?/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
with Andy Hills
Tarquin 29/Nov/12 Lead
with Louise
Hidden 29/Nov/12 2nd O/S
Louvet 29/Nov/12 2nd
with Tarquin
akhutton88 26/Nov/12 2nd
with SPANROCK
mattwilk 14/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Possibly best route of the trip, better than Via Valencianos..? Rockfax pitch lengths are pretty sketchy and misleading. First pitch feels longer than described, second is tiny, third shorter than described. 2nd, 3rd and start of 4th pitch are all excellent. Exposed climbing but on brilliant holds and good rock. A proper multi-pitch experience.

with Rich
Hidden 05/Apr/12 2nd O/S
simonwaters5 ?/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Col Davies 14/Nov/11 Lead dnf

It got late, evacuated the crag between the second and third pitch.

Hidden 09/Nov/11 2nd O/S
petebale2000 09/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Col Davies 09/Nov/11 2nd O/S

Completed pitch 2 and 3 together, some loose rock between these pitches, potential for it to get messy.

jonstanwick 19/Oct/11 2nd
Pete_Hamlin 19/Oct/11 2nd O/S
AmandaJG 19/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Multi pitch

Hidden 30/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
Martin Bennett 26/May/11 -
with AlanB
Sianny 23/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Al
Andy Chubb 20/Apr/11 AltLd

Ran first 2 pitches together. 2nd pitch (the way we did it) fantastic!!!

with Steve Goodman
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Ruth ND 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Arran Holloway, Pete Swan
john_ni 13/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

led 1st & 3rd pitches. Both shorter than guide suggests. Nice climbing, all trad, no bolts. 3rd pitch superb. Scrambled along arete at top & walked back down to the right.

with Drew Fell
absolutebeginner 05/Apr/11 2nd
with Rich#
Stuart Macfarlane 28/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 1,2 & 3, Jeanie led 4th pitch. No bolts or threads, a pure trad route. Walked off from the top.

with Jeanie
99bolivar 14/Mar/11 AltLd
with Adrian Bridge
Hidden 18/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Dec/10 Lead O/S
bigdan050 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Trad P 3/4

with steve R, oz
stvredmond 12/Nov/10 AltLd
with Dan
Hidden 12/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Tarquin 12/Oct/10 Lead
Jesse Dufton 28/May/10 AltLd
mol 28/May/10 AltLd
with Jesse
KevB 19/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Parallel. Bolted belays.

with Student x2
Hidden 25/Mar/10 Lead O/S
1918hasti 24/Mar/10 AltLd
toby2000 ?/Mar/10 -
Malpractise 13/Nov/09 Lead O/S
John Roe 12/Nov/09 2nd

Justin led all the pitches.

with Justin (Ratty) Burgoyne, Paul (Chips) Rafferty
Rich Clague ?/Nov/09 Lead
JonT 21/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Helen Edwards
rogerskews 10/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Joe and Heather
Hidden 04/Apr/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr/09 2nd O/S
gjd ?/Dec/08 AltLd
with Joe
Hidden 17/Nov/08 2nd
LeighAdams 16/Nov/08 AltLd
with Eddie Banks
LeighAdams 14/Nov/08 Lead
with Eddie Banks
Mr Tickle 30/Sep/08 AltLd

Managed in 3 pitches. Nice climb

with Martyn Eales
jamie ward 30/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Rachel
RichardMc 29/Mar/08 AltLd
Chris the Tall 08/Feb/08 AltLd

Led 2nd and 4th pitchs. Very enjoyable, but reckon 3rd pitch was the best

Hidden 08/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
Peter Metcalfe 23/Jan/08 Lead

Can be done easily in two pitches with 60m ropes and careful gear placement

with Annette
net 23/Jan/08 2nd
with Pete M
Hidden 17/Oct/07 AltLd β
DrGav 13/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Didn't see thread belays at the end of pitch 2, but found the abseil bolts on pitch 3, and came down easily. Some fun climbing..

with Wendy
elliottt ?/Jun/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
auld al ?/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
Zoomer 15/Nov/06 Lead
with A Student
Captain Solo 29/Apr/06 Lead
with Karen
DAVID0347 24/Apr/06 2nd dnf

Second day of course found the climb a lot thinner than I was used to so lost a bit of blood on the way, but climbed the first pitch clean then got rained off.

with Rich Mayfield
Hidden 18/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Nov/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/05 AltLd
Hidden 03/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/05 Lead
kennylind ??/2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Nov/04 AltLd O/S
220bpm ?/Nov/04 AltLd
with Dave
shaun walby 16/Mar/04 AltLd
Alaric 05/Dec/03 Lead O/S
with Jason Hogg
TimPerkin 26/Nov/03 AltLd O/S
with Mark Perkin, Richard Harris, Dave Green
Leofallon 09/Feb/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/99 AltLd
cem ?/Apr/99 AltLd O/S
with Gordon Carder
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