Altitude 298m a.s.l
40 Thieves © chiverstom
A ban on climbing at Alcalali came into place on 14th April 2021 whilst an archaeological survey is undertaken by the University of Alicanté. As yet, there is no date for when the crag will become available again.
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.
Routes 50 to 57 80m rope required!
See notes above re climbing ban whilst an archaeological survey is undertaken.
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.
A ban came into force on the morning of 14th April 2021 whilst an archaeological survey is undertaken. The local climbing community requests all climbers honour the ban and do not climb here for the time being.
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