Climbs 49
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 889m a.s.l
Faces S

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Kim on Desconeguda 5, at Renconco. © kimrickwood

Crag features

Reconco is a fine crag with a good range of middle grade routes on lovely pocketed rock; it is a pity the place isn't bigger. It is beautifully situated on a hillside above a rural valley and is easy to find. The only slight drawback is its distance from the main accommodation spots but using the motorways will get you here surprisingly quickly. It makes a good alternative to the popular areas at Toix and Sella with a similar grade range.

Most of the routes are long single pitches, although there are a few two pitch routes as well. All the routes are clean and well-equipped but the rock has many small pockets and is a bit hard on the skin. Route finding shouldn't be a problem as the names and grades are stamped on tags on many of the first bolts and there are occasional names painted on the rock.

The crag faces just east of south and is exposed so it catches plenty of sun and any wind that is going. There is little shelter at the base of the wall apart from a single almond tree. Access isn't a problem at the moment but try to park with consideration to avoid antagonising the locals and don't block the access track. 

Approach notes

From the coast, leave the AP-7 which is initially signed to 'San Vicente' and then 'Alcoi' and take the CV-80 towards Castalla. After passing Castalla, head west on the CV-80 towards Sax and Villena and get off at Junction 13 (signed to Biar and Onil). Immediately turn right towards Onil and 0.7km after the roundabout is a chalet-style house on the right with black and gold railings. Park sensibly here, the cliff is clearly visible on the hillside directly above. Walk up the track right of the orchard, steeply up the wooded hillside and then up open slopes above.

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(May '19) There's a huge bees nest to the left of Sector Raconet and maybe another by the route 'Vincent'. It's well away from the main crag.
stouffer - 18/May/19
(May '19) There's a huge bees nest to the left of Sector Raconet and maybe another by the route 'Vincent'. It's well away from the main crag but I'd steer clear unless you're really keen on your miel.
stouffer - 18/May/19
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Main Wall
2 Espolón Aureli 5a ** 46
3 Xino xano 6b * 19
4 Pata chula 5c ** 135
5 El rey del sisa 6a+ * 29
6 Corbella 6b 3
7 Pa en cubitos 6a+ * 14
8 Gorbachov 6a ** 94
9 Tachar 6b+ * 6
10 Desconeguda 5a ** 158
11 Sexta 6a ** 108
12 Sexta Extension 6a+ *** 16
13 Paris-Texas 6a+ ** 51
14 Canal 6a ** 62
15 Servina 6b+ *** 52
16 Directa 6b ** 41
17 Dit-Laser 6a+ ** 75
18 Lengua Free 6b+ 3
Climb name Grade
19 Lengua Free Extension 7a+  
20 La perla del Caribe 6c *** 36
21 Chunay-Free 7a * 11
22 En busca del Poset 7b * 4
23 No es tan guay 7a+ * 2
24 Gemma Boom 7a * 12
25 Central 5c ** 125
26 Chica de moda 6b+ *** 35
27 Ruda 6b+ *** 70
28 La Lágrima (P1) 6a *** 77
29 La Lágrima 6b *** 51
30 La Lágrima derecha 7a *** 18
31 La Pelma 5c * 89
32 Sense por 5a * 85
33 Fam de fuga (P1) 4a 41
34 Fam de fuga 7a * 3
35 Super Ali (P1) 4a 34
36 Super Ali 6c * 1
Climb name Grade
37 Tedi Man (P1) 4a 23
38 Tedi Man 7a *  
39 Xispa 4a * 2
40 Dit-Laser Extension * 6b ** 3
  Sector Raconet
42 Los pepes 7a * 3
43 Fan number one 6b+ ** 5
44 Aureli 6c ** 4
45 Vincent 6c * 3
46 La spardeña 6a+ ** 2
47 Feliana 6b ** 1
  Sector Virginieta
49 Albaanna 6a+ *  
50 Virginieta 4c * 1
51 Massa Bonico 6b *  
52 Pata Chula extension *
6a+ 6
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