Climbs 41
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 11m a.s.l
Faces S

Gus on Afroman (Cova del Diablo), just before the splashdown. © Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH

Crag features

Mallorca's Cova del Diablo is a masterpiece of architecture, an eye-catching monument to what is conceivable in the fantastical world of DWS. It would be fair to say it's almost certainly the best-formed slice of DWS rock yet found on the planet: a huge, streaked amphitheatre of pocketed limestone, poised above a deep sea of green. It's quite breathtaking, especially on first acquaintance. Of course nothing's that perfect and Diablo has its fair share of snags, just like any crag. It's a little too high and the exits can be tricky, especially when the sea is rough. The routes themselves offer a profusion of pockets and buckets, the angle generally dictates the grade, as the holds are almost always huge! It's worth mentioning that the cove itself, and especially the harder, steeper routes, are prone to considerable condensation in the summer months, so recommended is a later visit, around September-October, when the sun is lower. Also of note is the fact that almost all of the routes here have a crux at less than two-thirds height.

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Spain : Mallorca

The main guidebook to the climbing on the island for the last 20 years has been published by Rockfax and this new 2016 edition adds to this legacy with another blockbusting volume for the sun-seeking climber. The sport climbing is being written by Alan James and Mark Glaister, and the deep water soloing section is being written by Daimon Beail.
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Deep Water

Mike Robertson's award winning Deep Water guide, covering DWS on the English South Coast, Pembroke, Scotland and throughout the world.
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Out of print:
Mallorca (2011)
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Surfing Bird Area 
2You toucha my car, I breaka your face6a S1 *1
3The Italian Job6b S1 **19
4Swing Both Ways6c S1 *6
5LIV7a **1
6Surfing Bird7b S1 ***2
7Blue Tuna6c+ S2 ** 
8Let's Have It!7c+ S2 ** 
9Iguanodon7b S0 ***16
10Microdot7b S3 * 
11Dancing Fool7c S2 * 
12Beware of Limbo Dancers8a+ S2 * 
13Sunshine and Shadow8b S3 ** 
14Surfing in the Bar7a S2 **3
15Hip Hop7b+ S2 * 
16Surfer Dead6c+ S2 **20
 The Lobster Area 
18Sea Devil7a S2 *8
19The Lobster6c+ S2 ***39
20Life is too Short to Spend it on Cheap Champagne7c S2 * 
21Right Here, Right Now8a+ S2 ** 
22Loskot and Two Smoking Barrels8a+ S2 **5
23Ejector Seat7c S1 ***24
24In the Night, Every Cat is Black8a S1 **18
25Hair Bear7c+ S1 **2
26Ronatron7c+ S1 **3
27Afroman7b S1 ***75
28Whiplash7c S1 **8
29Calamares6b+ S1 ***31
 White Noise Area 
31Easy Way Down4a 23
32Superwoman7a+ S0 ***36
33Dogging Romp6a+ S0 ***62
34First Impressions6a S1 *18
35Slice of Heaven5a S1 ***54
36Eternal Flame5c S1 **22
37Felix5c S1 3
38Bonobo5c S2 **12
39Retronobo5c S1 *6
40White Noise5c S0 ***112
 Cova Del Diablo - Outlying 
42Tits-Up Traverse6a S0 3
43Big Bully6a+ S3 1
44The Voyage6a S0 **31
45Big Pardner5a *1

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