Climbs 65
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 298m a.s.l
Faces S

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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 ** 178
3 Synnove 5a ** 154
4 Lilac Wine 6a * 148
5 Recessed Slab & Crack 6a ** 199
6 Hola Patricia 5c * 93
7 Gilyeat's Hammer 5a * 83
8 Mono-slabic 6a ** 178
9 Hedgehog 5a * 63
10 Glyndas Grimpe
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5a 22
11 Hogswatch 5c * 129
12 Hogfather 5c ** 217
13 Tasha Mitica 4c ** 171
14 Primero 3c * 133
15 Ceder o no Ceder 4a * 185
16 Ainée 4c ** 258
17 Beginners' Rib 4a * 142
18 Spare Rib 4c * 197
19 Ribeye 4c ** 199
20 Cornered 4c * 160
21 Deep Pockets 5a 157
  Main
23 Stohlwitter 6a * 314
24 Optas 6a+ * 142
25 Yorkshire Lads 6b ** 251
26 Windle Poons 6c ** 80
27 Elendigliches 6a+ *** 361
28 Sin Obsolescencia Program ada 6c 8
29 No Tocar Los Bloques 6c+ 15
30 Diferente Partes 6c *** 230
31 Akram the Terrible 7a *** 149
32 Corta y Dulce 6b * 73
33 La Barra 6b ** 85
34 Esolero 6b+ * 85
35 De Tomberelo 6b * 88
36 40 Thieves 6c+ ** 24
37 40 Thieves Direct Start
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7b+ ** 12
38 Cervell de Gel 6b+ 11
39 Cactus Climb 6c ** 56
40 Stolen Fruit 7a *** 51
41 Heaven Can't Wait 7a *** 53
42 Alcalali Eighteen 7a+ 8
43 Matrix 6b+ * 8
44 Rosa Parks 7a * 16
45 Busaba 7a ** 61
46 Sudoku 6c+ * 18
47 Yoga Vertical
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6b * 19
48 Not known 6b * 10
49 Multi-pitch Route 6c * 9
50 Alegría de vivir 7a *** 35
51 Isaac Junior 6c+ ** 22
  Right-hand Sector (No Climbing)
53 AA Confidential
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7a * 3
54 Left-hand Line
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7a+ 2
55 Hush Hush
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7b+ * 1
56 Cara Cortado
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7b+ * 3
57 Cave Route 7b+ 8
58 Escape 6b 4
59 Waylander 7a 1
60 Hyperbolic 7a+ *** 1
61 Supa Tufa 7b 8
62 Bells of Parcent 6b+ ** 11
63 Orange Pocket 6c ** 5
64 Dead Funny 7b+ ** 1
65 Elephants Trunk 7a ** 7
66 Climb between Rosa Parks & Busaba
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7a 1
67 Chapi * 3a 2
68 Stohlwitter extension * 1 1
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