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Climbs 33
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 382m a.s.l
Faces S

Crag features

To the north of the old town of Orihuela and its smaller satellite of Callosa de Segura is a series of rugged red hills that, despite initial appearances to the contrary, contain much good climbing. The main area of interest is the classic multi-pitch offerings on the Pared Negra. The area is close enough to the Alicante/Benidorm area to be a reasonable objective for a day's visit, and although the cliffs have been climbed on here by the locals for over 40 years, visitors have always been rare. 

The esoteric local guide (Senderismo y Escalada por la Vega Baja del Segura) covers many more climbs in this intriguing area.

The Pared Negra makes an ideal venue on clear winter days but can be a furnace at other times of the year. All the cliffs take little seepage and dry rapidly after rain.

Approach notes

The cliffs are aligned to the north of the N340 and the CV900 which are easily reached from the A7 motorway. The Orihuela junction (81) is just over 40km south of Alicante airport. There is extensive parking next to the N340, just east of a tunnel, and a good track runs up the edge of the stream bed before heading out right to the old workings at the base of the wall.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  El Diedro
2 Momiot llevanti
5a ** 2
3 El Diedro
5c ** 3
4 Espero Manolo Jaen
6a+ *  
5 Maraton
5c ** 1
  Sector Hoyo
7 El Negro 6b+ * 6
8 Hoyo 6b+ ** 8
9 Heaven and Hell 6a * 6
10 Juan Iborra 5c 4
Climb name Grade
  Pared Negra
12 Vía Nuria 6a+ * 6
13 Codigo Vertical
6a * 2
14 Espolón de la Pared Negra 5a ** 41
15 Santa Faz 6b+ * 7
16 Padre Bueno 6a+ * 8
17 Misa Tridente 6a * 6
18 Ejercito Azul 5c * 10
19 Padre Santo 5c ** 11
20 Derecha del Espolón 5a *** 87
21 Variante Pomares-Quiles 6a+ ** 6
Climb name Grade
22 Sombra Lunar 6a ** 9
23 Gallego-Carlos 5c * 1
24 Somnis 7b 1
25 Directisima 6a ** 10
26 Teo 6a ** 13
27 Efecto 2000 5c *  
  Triangulo Rojo
29 José Garcia
30 Montesinos
6a 1
31 Rafael Gutierrez
5b **  
32 Bodi
6a *  
33 Jhonny Ortopedias * 6b ** 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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