Climbs 252
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 189m a.s.l
Faces S

Climbing at Bellus © Chris Craggs

Crag features

Just to the north of the village of Bellús is an unspectacular looking hillside with scattered pig farms. Not a promising location for a crag you might think, however tucked away here are three superb walls offering some excellent routes across the grades. The routes here are closely packed on great rock but offer much more variety than you might expect. Some of the climbing, particularly in the Baranco Fondo, is fierce and technical which can take its toll on your fingertips. Cueva Pechina and on Sector L'Altet tend to be steeper but slightly less intense. Additionally the various walls face in different directions with Baranco Fondo being an amazing sun-trap, and Cueva Pechina and Sector L'Altet offering shady climbing making Bellús a great year-round venue. 

Baranco Fondo is a well-sheltered sun-trap; it gets hot here even in the middle of winter. There are no big overhangs in the main gorge so there is little to do in the rain but there is little or no seepage and the crag will dry in minutes after any rain. Cueva Pechina offers shady climbing all day long and will give some dry climbing in light rain, albeit in the harder grades only. Sector L'Altet is mostly shady climbing although there is one wall that gets some morning sunshine.

Approach notes

From the Calp/Benidorm area, the best approach is via Gandía. Follow the approach to Gandía until the first turn off on the ring road signed to 'Albahida.' Once on the CV-60, continue for about 30km to exit at junction 7 signed to 'Montarvener' and 'Alfarrasí'. Double back on the complex junction and then head back across the CV-60 towards Alfarrasí. Go through here and onto Bellús. Drive through the town and turn right on a dirt road immediately north of the town, just before the road crosses a bridge. 

Baranco Fondo - At the first cross-road turn left towards a landscaped quarry and park just before a barrier. Walk through the quarry, keeping left to its end where cairns mark the start of a path that picks a way up the hillside on the right. At the top of this is a track running left along a rocky terrace all the way up the right-hand side of the gorge to the cliff, 20 mins from the car.

Cueva Pechina and Sector L'Altet - Continue straight on at the cross-roads, up a hill and between the farm buildings. Drive over a small hill before descending to riverside parking. Cueva Pechina is a little further on from the parking. For Sector L'Altet, walk under Cueva Pechina and continue for about 10 minutes until the crag can be seen up and left on the hillside.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Baranco Fondo - Sector Balcón
2 Ganimedes 5a 14
3 Europa 5a * 20
4 Titán 5c * 18
5 Júpiter 6a+ * 13
6 Orión 6c * 5
7 Reina de saba 6b+ * 5
8 Rínoceronte 6c *  
9 Akenaton 7a+ *  
10 Salomón 7a * 2
11 Dulce castigo 7a ** 4
12 Campurriano 7b+ *  
13 Capitán América 7b *  
14 Acécarme el agujero 7b+ ** 1
15 Tutankamon 6b+ *  
16 Cleopatra 6b *  
17 Celtas Cortos 6b ***  
18 Columbia 6a+ *** 2
19 Airbag 5a * 11
20 JB 5c * 12
  Baranco Fondo - Sector Bloque
22 Yertu primituvu 6a+  
23 Guapito bananas 6a+  
24 Tócate los huesos 6b  
25 Peña el porru 6b *  
26 Carne Val 6a+ * 11
27 Transilvania 6c * 6
28 Dràcula 6c+ * 3
29 Tarambanas 6b * 10
30 As de ases 7a * 7
31 Masacre 6a+ 2
32 Halloween 6a * 7
33 Xíus 6a+ * 3
34 Comanche 6b * 1
35 Pierdo verticalidad 6a+ * 1
36 Colores de guerra 6a ** 8
37 Asmático 6b+ * 1
38 Pedro Picapiedra 6b+ *  
39 Pablo Mármol 6a * 6
40 Hells Bells 6a 15
41 Consejo de guerra 6a+ * 6
42 Consejo de paz 6b ** 8
43 Yeti 6a+ ** 2
44 A escobazos con Guerola 6a+ ** 1
45 El atrofiat 6a *  
46 El attolladero 6b+ *  
47 Amordasat 6a * 1
  Baranco Fondo - Sector Verano
49 Invertidos de la ostia 6c+ * 2
50 Les grapes 6b+ *  
51 Los mediocres 6b ** 9
52 Micro 6c ** 3
53 Pistacho 6b ** 8
54 El pastiset 6a * 11
55 Momo 6b+ * 1
56 Parasit 6a * 8
57 Bossím 6a * 7
58 Mister coki 6b ** 15
59 Amors 5c ** 21
60 Pobre Olivera 6b  
61 Karkamal 6a+ 1
62 El amagatall 6a+ * 5
63 Capello 6c+ * 1
64 No me siento las piedras 6a+ * 5
65 Yohan 7a * 1
66 Champion's League 7a 1
67 Harley Davidson 6c+ *  
68 Brea 7a+ *  
69 La pancheta gueroleta 6b * 1
70 Moco de pavo 7a *  
71 Duracel 7a ** 6
72 Atlanta 6b ** 13
73 Popeye 6c+ *** 15
  Baranco Fondo - Sector Escharcha Negra
75 Sasoma 6b+ * 1
76 Cacolat del Marroc 7a+ ** 5
77 Alto Brons 7a+ * 3
78 Código rojo 6c * 3
79 Sed de dromedario 6b * 9
80 Sega 6b 1
81 Mega 6a+ * 2
82 Esquirol 6b ** 9
83 Psicosis 6b ** 5
84 Alparrus 6a+ ** 8
85 Sopletiste 6c+ *  
86 Trance 6c **  
87 Moreno 6b ** 9
88 Rompe gafas 6c+ ** 1
89 Rompe cojones 7a **  
90 Maldita sea mi suerte 6b ** 7
91 Tiempo perdido 6c * 1
92 Cuerdas gastadas 6a+ ** 18
93 A todo tren 6b * 1
94 La chicharra 6b  
95 La porreta 6a+ * 6
96 La chufeta 6c *  
97 Sobaos 6b *  
98 Bujakes 6b * 3
99 Rayos uva 6c ** 1
100 Aquí macabatde fotre 7a+ *  
101 Carnestoltes 7a+ *  
102 Los suaves 6c * 1
103 Kakaolate 6b * 2
104 Terrorista en la autopista 7b * 2
105 Peligrosa María 6c * 3
106 Alcatraz 6b+ * 12
107 Siempre igual 6b * 19
108 Anfiteatro 6a+ * 23
109 Sudores 6a+ * 24
110 Calores 6a * 32
111 Temores 5a 27
112 Flautus cercanas 4c 7
113 Tambores lejanos 4c 9
  Cueva Pechina
115 El rio 4a 10
116 El molino 4c * 16
117 Pera pares 4c * 14
118 Pera nones 5c * 18
119 El perro 5c * 18
120 Casporillo 5a ** 33
121 Red Gash 4c ** 26
122 Es carlota 5a *** 50
123 Pure de pascueros 7b *** 14
124 Coloquiadio 6c+ *** 23
125 Warlock 7c+ ** 3
126 Anitesia 6c *** 39
127 Maldita Navidad 7c+ ***  
128 Mutante 8a **  
129 Liante 8b **  
130 Slayer 8a  
131 Anaslayer 7c+  
132 Anaconda 7b+  
133 Gladiator 7a+ ** 1
134 Colores 6c+ ** 5
135 Rompresas 7a+ * 1
136 Extrema y Dura 6c+ * 2
137 El muro de las lamentationes 7b+ 1
138 El trasgu 7a+  
139 La pelota de manterol 6b 1
140 Pechina Twenty Six 6c+ * 5
141 Pechina Twenty Seven 6b ** 9
142 El buitre pescador 6a+ ** 38
143 El albaran volador 6a *** 79
144 Odisea especial 6b *** 52
145 Mangurrian 7a ** 25
146 Chocolate de patora 7b ** 6
147 Cede al paso 7b * 1
148 Centenario guay 6b+ ** 14
149 Rock y ron 6c+ *  
150 El clan de los cuerdos 7a *  
151 El clan de los locos 7c  
  Sector L'Altet - Sol
153 L'Altet 4c * 4
154 Mentiros 4c * 5
155 Pinb 4c * 8
156 Barbate 5a * 7
157 Atun y chocolate 5c ** 12
158 Ninot diabolic 6a+ * 9
159 Palestina 6b * 5
160 Cangleio 6b * 10
161 San Dasporro de Asis 6c *  
162 R.S.I. 6b+ * 1
163 L'Altet Eleven 7a  
164 Nañes no me engañes 6c ** 5
165 Champona a la Antigua 6c+ ** 1
166 Munta los pens 6b+ ** 1
167 Rockodromo.com 7a *** 11
168 L'Altet Sixteen 7b ***  
169 L'Altet Seventeen ?  
170 Estado critico ?  
171 Cabezon Lopez ?  
172 L'Altet Twenty ?  
173 Vents demunianya.com ?  
174 El guerrero pacifico 7a * 3
175 L'Altet Twenty Two 6b * 2
176 Boomer 6a+ * 5
177 Carros de foc 6b * 7
178 Sau 6b+ * 2
179 Sopa de kabra 6b+ * 1
180 Carrer dels torrats 6c+ * 1
181 El boig de la ciutat 6b+ ** 2
182 Sota una estella 6c * 2
183 Els pets 6c+ * 1
184 La rata penada 6b+ *  
185 Sahara 6b+ *  
186 Baiseta 6b+ ** 3
187 Los demonios 6b+ * 2
188 El silencio de los borregos 6b+ ** 4
189 Torapia 7a+ *  
190 Torrente 7a+ * 3
191 Tempestades 6b+ ** 4
192 El corredor 6c+ *  
193 Vivorita 7a+ ** 4
194 Cobra 7a+ * 1
195 Euskadi 6b+ * 1
196 Irlanda 6b * 3
197 Hony vive mucho 6a+ * 9
198 Cid Cabreador 6a+ * 7
199 L'Altet Far Right 6a+ * 3
  Sector L'Altet - Estiu Placa
201 Leonidas 6b * 2
202 Piscodelia 6c+ *  
203 Estiroides 7a+ **  
204 Solo un canto 7a ** 6
205 Bloquea, bloquea 7a+ *  
206 Yo el ramallar 7a+ ** 1
207 Esta chorrera se mea 6c+ **  
208 Skalia 6b+ * 6
209 Pajararillo no vale el diedrillo 6c+ ** 1
210 Golum 6c+ *  
211 Smigol 6c * 2
212 Al Lorito con el 3r Pasito 6c+ **  
213 Hidrofobia 7a ** 5
214 Fumeta man 6c+ ** 2
215 The Art of Climbing ?  
216 In Your Face 7a+ ** 9
217 Bloque man 7a+ * 1
218 Avista depista 6c * 1
219 Cadena perpetua 6b+ *  
220 Poco canto 6b * 4
221 Fisuritas 6a+ *** 22
222 Montesa vertical 6c * 7
223 Solo diedro 6a * 12
224 El faba de Ramonet 6b+ ** 6
225 Costa fina 6b * 5
226 La taca blanca 6a+ ** 10
227 No té eskakees 6c+ * 2
228 Nyanyes no m'enganyes 7a * 4
229 A lo hecho pecho 6c+ * 2
230 Naturlandia 6b+ *** 13
231 Pere flac 6b *** 21
232 Diumenge sanguinós 6c+ ** 1
233 Inorganització 7a+ ** 2
234 Karkoma 6b+ ** 3
235 ¿Y si vuelas medio metro? 6b+ ** 3
236 La historia de mi vida 7a *  
237 La vida es una historia 6c+ *  
238 Nomenatge al mestre guerola 6c *  
  Sector L'Altet - Estiu Desplom
240 El ramo de flores... ?  
241 Pocas tetas ?  
242 Project ?  
243 Project ?  
244 G.R.I.E.M. 8a ** 1
245 El cade naba 7c *  
246 El trapiecista 7a+ *** 4
247 Hierbas 7b ***  
248 La guarra ?  
249 La rebaja ?  
250 Cocacola, cafes y porros 7b+ *** 1
251 Baila el chiquili cuatro 7b ** 3
252 Pocos mocos 7b+ *** 7
253 Yo el halcon 7a ** 17
254 Bloquea perrea 7a *  
255 Sino vas ni patras no encadenarras 6c *  
256 Esto es lo que hay ?  
257 El señor de los videos 6c *  
258 Si subo como un rayo no fallo 6b+ * 1
259 Cada maestrillo tien su librillo 6c *  
260 Evolucion *
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