UKC

Climbs 59
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude Tidal
Faces S

Just like Lulworth!? ;o) © Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH

Crag features

Cala Barques is the most popular DWS crag in Mallorca. There are five areas to explore. The first is a short walk along the left side of the bay (looking out to sea), which brings you to an awesome stalactite cave known as the Cova Area. At roughly 14m high, this cave gives you the opportunity to push your limits without risking a huge fall. Further along the cliff are two more caves: left is the Metrosexual Area and right is the Snatch Area. Both lead into a giant grotto, which can also be accessed from the top of the cliff. On the same headland but a bit further over is another cave with a bulging wall to its right. This is the Tarantino Cave, the largest cliff in Barques, which contains some of the most challenging routes on the island. Further on is the impressive Muscles Cave which so far only has one route.

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Guidebooks

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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Out of print:
As of 7th October 2017, parking enforcement appears to be in place if parking down the track. You can drive down to drop gear and then one person drive the car back to the road to park. It's worth the extra walk in, what a place! Amazing...
Michael Porter - 08/Oct/17
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Cova Area
2 Le Cash-bomb 7a+ S2 1
3 Fuut Lapen 7a S1 2
4 Leistenmatz 8a S1 *  
5 Oachikas 7a S0 ** 13
6 Sixty's Silver Surfer 7a * 26
7 Drop Shadow Diseases 6c+ S0 ** 18
8 Erection 7b S0 * 9
9 Double Penetration 7b S0 * 4
10 Transversal 7a S0 *** 60
11 Supermarket Fantasy 7b S0 * 2
12 Big XXL 7a S0 *** 121
13 Granaten Women 7b+ S0 *  
14 Grenaten-Einstiez 7a+ S0 8
15 Roter Baron 6c S0 * 34
16 Genoveses 6b S0 * 63
17 The Might of the Stalactite 7a S0 ** 121
18 Cova Descent 6a+ * 19
19 Ralph Kaiser's Neue Kleider 6a+ S1 * 8
20 She 6a+ S1 * 8
21 TrekinHerd 6a * 2
22 Golden Nase 7b S2  
Climb name Grade
23 Goldie Hawn 7b+ S1 * 6
24 Kurt Husser
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7b+  
25 Tower of Power 7a S0 54
26 Golden Shower 7a S0 *** 37
27 Klem Beach 6b+ S0 * 28
28 The Barques Traverse 6b S2 * 54
  Left Cave Area
30 Left Cave Traverse 6b S0 * 56
31 Left Cave Half-Traverse 4c * 12
32 El door 7a ** 6
33 Captain Hook 6c ** 1
  Metrosexual Area
35 Bisexual 7a S0 *** 178
36 Metrosexual 7a+ S0 ** 73
37 Asexual 6b+ * 19
38 Transexual 7b S0 * 43
39 Hot Chili 7b S0 *  
40 Smash It In 8a S0 ** 22
41 Bandito 7c S0 *** 41
42 Solecito 7b+ S0 * 11
43 Homosexual 7b S2 * 6
Climb name Grade
  Snatch Area
45 Fortuna 6a+ S0 * 167
46 Hercules 6c S0 *** 199
47 Watch for Jellies 6c+ S0 * 47
48 Catch 22 6c+ S0 14
49 Snatch 8a+ S0 ***  
50 Carlos Checa 8a S0 ** 11
51 Strangers in Paradise 7b+ S1 *** 48
52 Stranger than Paradise 8a S0 ** 1
53 The R-Rodler 7c S0 * 1
54 Braune Gurken 6a+ S0 * 74
  Tarantino Cave
56 Big Mama 8a+ S2 ***  
57 Mamasita 8a S2 ***  
58 Jackie Brown 8b S2 **  
59 O-Ren Ishii 8a S2 *  
60 Kill Bill 2 7c S2 *** 3
61 Kill Bill 1 7b S2 ** 3
62 From Dusk 'til Dawn 7c S2 *  
63 Raticida 6b S2 3
  Muscles Cave
65 The Muscles from Brussels 7a+ S3 * 1

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