Climbs 48
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 889m a.s.l
Faces S

Courtesy of Reconco © Ewan

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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Spain : Costa Blanca

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Main Wall 
2Espolón Aureli5a **22
3Xino xano6b *16
4Pata chula5c **100
5El rey del sisa6a+ *24
6Corbella6b 2
7Pa en cubitos6a+ *7
8Gorbachov6a **67
9Tachar6b+ *4
10Desconeguda5a **109
11Sexta6a **65
12Sexta Extension6a+ ***8
13Paris-Texas6a+ **28
14Canal6a **38
15Servina6b+ ***28
16Directa6b **18
17Dit-Laser6a+ **54
18Lengua Free6b+ 2
19Lengua Free Extension7a+  
20La perla del Caribe6c ***20
21Chunay-Free7a *8
22En busca del Poset7b *1
23No es tan guay7a+ *2
24Gemma Boom7a *9
25Central5c **92
26Chica de moda6b+ ***20
27Ruda6b+ ***47
28La Lágrima (P1)6a ***40
29La Lágrima6b ***37
30La Lágrima derecha7a ***8
31La Pelma5c *62
32Sense por5a *55
33Fam de fuga (P1)4a 29
34Fam de fuga7a *3
35Super Ali (P1)4a 27
36Super Ali6c * 
37Tedi Man (P1)4a 18
38Tedi Man7a * 
39Xispa4a *1
 Sector Raconet 
41Los pepes7a * 
42Fan number one6b+ ** 
43Aureli6c **2
44Vincent6c *3
45La spardeña6a+ **1
46Feliana6b ** 
 Sector Virginieta 
48Albaanna6a+ * 
49Virginieta4c * 
50Massa Bonico6b * 
51Pata Chula extension *
6a+ 4
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