Climbs 48
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 882m a.s.l
Faces W

La Tufona, 7b © north country boy

Crag features

Agujas Rojas is a collection of red towers, in a woodland setting, on a secluded hillside just north of the town of Onil. The walls here offer about 40 routes for face-climbing enthusiasts; all are well-bolted and generally on good quality rock. Most of the routes are in the high 6s and 7s with only a small selection of easier routes. The approach is easy, being only minutes from the parking, and the crag can be combine with a visit to Reconco, or just used as a place to escape the crowds or the heat early in the day.

Although there are some south and some north-facing routes, most of the main faces are tipped towards the west. The sparse tree cover offers some shelter from the sun and the wind however there is not much climbing on offer here in the rain. The position of the cliff, on the edge of the valley, means it is often breezier than you might be expecting. The crag is quick-drying, as the towers take little in the way of drainage.

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. As you pass Castalla follow signs off the motorway to Onil. Continue towards Onil and turn right (towards 'Banyeres') on a roundabout just before the town. Follow this out of the town and locate a small road that branches off on a bend signed to 'Cami Penyes Roges'. Go up this for about 1.3km, past a pink house (El Pan Sucre) on the left. The crags are visible just above from the road. Park just beyond the cliff at a small gravelled shoulder just off the road and within sight of the crag. There are several paths leading from the road up through the woods to the crags. Leave nothing in the car.

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Spain : Costa Blanca

The 2013 edition of the popular Costa Blanca Rockfax. 456 pages, 3000 routes on over 40 crags. Covers sport climbing and trad climbing from Murcia, through Alicante, Benidorm and Calp, up to crags south of Valencia.
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If anyone finds this crag, could you please e-mail with some directions....Spent 2 hours trying to find it (Found the turning by the pylon and the pink house). Would love to know where we went wrong.
Ewan - 21/Apr/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Sector La Hiedra
2 El Raco 6b * 2
3 Jumpin' Jask Flash 8a * 1
4 Niu de arrayanes 7a ** 1
5 Jack el destrepador 7c+ *  
6 La gramosa 8a **  
7 Chimenea del buhó 6b *  
  Sector Media Vuelta
9 Master of Stone 6c  
10 Entrovía 6b+  
11 Sangra cabrón 6a+  
  Sector El Corredor
13 Edu el travieso 7b  
14 Nit de bruixes 7b+ *  
15 My Gym 7b+ *  
16 La Babao 7a+ *** 8
17 Chip Chop 7b+ **  
18 Mama Chicho 7c *  
19 Surrender 7c+ *  
20 Mentireta 6a+ ** 18
21 Los tarugos 6b * 6
22 Un 6b I si no tambe 7a+ ** 1
23 Turbo deisel 7a ** 6
24 Hay bruneta 7c+ ***  
  Sector Tocho Pinchoso
26 Marabu 7a+  
27 Cipriano toca el piano 6c 3
28 Hay Madonna 6a+ 5
  Sector a la Sombre
30 Fumador no 6a 5
31 Cruz 6a+ 3
32 Y raya 5a 3
33 Nou pinoret 5c * 3
34 Marieta la fineta 6b * 1
35 El diedre 6a * 2
36 Variante diedre 6a+ 1
  Sector La Esfinge
38 Placa Uno 6a 8
39 Placa Dos 7b ** 2
40 Placa Tres 7a+  
41 A la sombría 6a * 4
42 Clip-clap 7b *  
43 Rompetechos 7b+ *  
44 Dior de dior 7b+ *  
45 Escupe cubatas 6b+ * 5
46 Restricciones avilés 7c *  
47 La tufona 7b ** 1
48 Besugo 7c+ *  
49 Filiberto 6c+ * 2
50 El cap 6a+ * 2
51 Gonzo 4c  
52 Rufo 6a * 6
53 Pequeñecos 5a * 4

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