Restricted Access

The area is a nature reserve and access to the crags on Frontales and Escalera Arabe is sensitive. You may see people driving up the track from the water tank, but it is not allowed and you could well be fined. It only adds around 15 minutes to the walk in. The whole El Navegador sector remains banned to climbing due to rare flora with the exception of the lefthand-most route. There are 2 signposts in front of the cliff and a wire fence to mark the restricted area but these have been pulled down by climbers. 


Rockfax Description
Varied climbing up the full height of the buttress. Start up a stiff little crack and then follow the groove and upper wall. Note: midway up the pitch, loop out right and then back on line to avoid a blank section of wall. © Rockfax


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User Date Notes
ian hendy 13 Dec, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: More like 6c+
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βeta: More like 6c+

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High 6c
Mid 6c
Low 6c
High 6b+
Mid 6b+
Low 6b+
High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
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Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
Not Set
Route of Interest
Fisura Diagonal

Grade: 6b+ ***
(Villanueva Del Trabuco)

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