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Climbing banned in Spain

Due to the ongoing spread of Coronavirus, Spain has banned all climbing. Continuing to do so not only puts people at risk, but can also put more strain on emergency workers. Please do not climb here.

Lamoncloa (Spanish Government) link with more info

Climbs 61
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 7m a.s.l
Faces S

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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.

Rockfax App

Available in the Rockfax App

The Rockfax App brings together all the Rockfax climbing information with UKC logbooks and presents it into a user-friendly package for use on Android and iOS devices.


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.
More info

Deep Water

Mike Robertson's award winning Deep Water guide, covering DWS on the English South Coast, Pembroke, Scotland and throughout the world.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Spain : Mallorca (2016)
Deep Water (2007)

Out of print:
Visited August 2019 and worth the trouble. The parking shown on UKC map was not accessable, the dirt road was closed with a gate at the main road. All parked 500 m. down the main road, which brings the walk to about 3 km to get to the crag. NOT 15 min as told in the RockFax app, more like 45 min. I don't know if it's open other times of the year.
KennSchneider - 09/Aug/19
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

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