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Climbs 126
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 715m a.s.l

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An extensive line of impressive cliffs above Pratdip. The most extensive crag described (L'Escletxa de Cal Carboner) is supposedly subject to a bird ban between January 10th and July 31st. However, there don't appear to be any birds nesting at the moment and people do climb discreetly during  this  period. The cliffs beyond the descent gully (on your left as you descend) are supposedly subject to a permanent bird ban. These bans are there to encourage the population expansion of the Bonelli EagleCingles de la Grallera is a new sector and isn't subject to any bird ban at the moment (it also has the easiest walk in).

For L'Escletxa de Cal Carboner: limited parking for about 5 vehicles, approx 280m after the Km-3 sign. 30 min walk in.

For Cingles de la Grallera: park in the large layby on the right soon after the Km-7 sign. 10 min walk in.

The area was developed by French climbers in the 90s and 00s. The original bolt hangers, most of which have not been replaced but taken numerous falls over the years, are home made and hence have not been tested to UIAA specifications. Some holds (particulary on the less steep routes in the middle of L'Escletxa de Cal Carboner) were created and stabilised using sika. The climbs they created are mostly very good but if you like climbs in their natural state then maybe this crag is not for you. Name plates are at the bottom of many of the routes. 

The left side of L'Escletxa de Cal Carboner (excellent tufa routes, all natural) and Cap Horn (plenty of easier routes) go into the shade around 11am. 

For details on exact location and walk in see Tarragona Climbs 2012 edition. Omitted from the 2nd and 3rd editions.

Restricted Access

Bird banned between 10 Jan until 31 Jul

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