Climbs 71
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 298m a.s.l
Faces S

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40 Thieves © chiverstom

Crag features

Alcalalí is an eastward extension of Murla, just west of its eponymous settlement. It faces south, and has been extensively developed since the last guide. It is now home to an excellent set of routes across the more accessible grades. It is often busy.

The crag faces due south and can get very hot because of its recessed position. It will seep after heavy rain and doesn't offer any shelter in the rain.

Approach notes

The best approach is from Benissa (N332 and/or AP-7 junction 63 depending on whether you are coming from Calp or the motorway). From here take either the CV-745 via Senija, or the CV-750, towards Xaló/Jalon. Drive through here and on for 3km to the town of Alcalalí. At the T-junction in town turn left then immediately right (signed 'Murla'/'Orba'). Continue down here for about 1km until a large parking area on the bend (with 'No Entry' signs on either end!) Ignore these and park here. Walk along the road to the bend (there is room for 2-3 cars here - although it is usually full) and the crag is above.

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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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A crag with some really excellent easier routes. It was good to meet up there with Pete Eccles who has been responsible for many of the routes and to climb a few with him. I look forward to trying some of his new routes at Murla on my next visit.
roger whetton - 17/May/16
Access to the right hand routes is now fenced off.
ChrisJD - 07/Feb/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Left
2 Bull-Tucker Trial 5a ** 320
3 Synnove 5a ** 254
4 Lilac Wine 6a * 239
5 Recessed Slab & Crack 6a ** 319
6 Hola Patricia 5c * 156
7 Gilyeat's Hammer 5a * 137
8 Mono-slabic 6a ** 278
9 Hedgehog 5a * 112
10 Hogswatch 5c * 194
11 Hogfather 5c ** 324
12 Tasha Mitica 4c ** 319
13 Primero 3c * 234
14 Ceder o no Ceder 4a * 304
15 Ainée 4c ** 341
16 Beginners' Rib 4a * 190
17 Spare Rib 4c * 280
18 Ribeye 4c ** 317
19 Cornered 4c * 251
20 Deep Pockets 5a 235
  Main
22 Stohlwitter 6a * 434
23 Stohlwitter extension 1 12
24 Optas 6a+ * 187
25 Yorkshire Lads 6b ** 370
Climb name Grade
26 Windle Poons 6c ** 118
27 Elendigliches 6a+ *** 478
28 Sin Obsolescencia Program ada 6c 18
29 No Tocar Los Bloques 6c+ 21
30 Diferente Partes 6c *** 316
31 Akram the Terrible 7a *** 229
32 Corta y Dulce 6b * 107
33 La Barra 6b ** 132
34 Esolero 6b+ * 129
35 De Tomberelo 6b * 124
36 Route Between De Tomberelo And 40 Thieves Direct 6c+ ** 6
37 40 Thieves 6c+ ** 35
38 40 Thieves Direct Start
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7b+ ** 15
39 Cervell de Gel 6b+ 20
40 Cactus Climb 6c ** 81
41 Stolen Fruit 7a *** 77
42 left into heaven Can't Wait 7b+ 1
43 Heaven Can't Wait 7a *** 72
44 Alcalali Eighteen 7a+ 15
45 Matrix 6b+ * 11
46 Rosa Parks 7a * 15
47 Climb between Rosa Parks & Busaba
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7a 3
48 Busaba 7a ** 95
49 Sudoku 6c+ * 26
50 Yoga Vertical
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6b * 28
Climb name Grade
51 Vibe 6c ** 10
52 Not known 6b+ * 14
53 Left Of 'multi-pitch Route
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7a+ 2
54 Multi-pitch Route 6c * 15
55 Alegría de vivir 7a *** 59
56 Climb between alegria de Vivir and Isaac jnr 7a+ * 7
57 Isaac Junior 6c+ ** 31
58 Climb right of Isaac jnr 6b 1
  Right-hand Sector (No Climbing)
60 AA Confidential
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7a * 4
61 Left-hand Line
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7a+ 2
62 Hush Hush
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7b+ * 2
63 Cara Cortado
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7b+ * 4
64 Cave Route 7b+ 8
65 Escape 6b 5
66 Waylander 7a 2
67 Hyperbolic 7a+ *** 3
68 Supa Tufa 7b 8
69 Bells of Parcent 6b+ ** 12
70 Orange Pocket 6c ** 5
71 Dead Funny 7b+ ** 2
72 Elephants Trunk 7a ** 9
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