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Climbs 42
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 11m a.s.l
Faces S

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Gus on Afroman (Cova del Diablo), just before the splashdown. © Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH

Crag features

Mallorca's Cova del Diablo is a masterpiece of architecture, an eye-catching monument to what is conceivable in the fantastical world of DWS. It would be fair to say it's almost certainly the best-formed slice of DWS rock yet found on the planet: a huge, streaked amphitheatre of pocketed limestone, poised above a deep sea of green. It's quite breathtaking, especially on first acquaintance. Of course nothing's that perfect and Diablo has its fair share of snags, just like any crag. It's a little too high and the exits can be tricky, especially when the sea is rough. The routes themselves offer a profusion of pockets and buckets, the angle generally dictates the grade, as the holds are almost always huge! It's worth mentioning that the cove itself, and especially the harder, steeper routes, are prone to considerable condensation in the summer months, so recommended is a later visit, around September-October, when the sun is lower. Also of note is the fact that almost all of the routes here have a crux at less than two-thirds height.

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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.
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Deep Water

Mike Robertson's award winning Deep Water guide, covering DWS on the English South Coast, Pembroke, Scotland and throughout the world.
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More Guidebooks:
Out of print:
Mallorca (2011)
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