Altitude 538m a.s.l
Abrasiva (6c) Poza de la Mona © Mark Glaister
Poza de la Mona is the smaller, less frequented near neighbour of the far more popular Desplomilandia cliffs just down the road. Like Desplomilandia, Poza de la Mona offers climbing in the shade for most of the day and is only a short stroll from the parking, although the number of routes on offer is significantly less. The crag is split into two distinct and contrasting sectors; the left-hand side has a good number of lower-grade routes that mainly follow wide cracks and vertical walls, whilst the right-hand side of the crag is steeper and home to some hard routes on compact rock that is lightly featured with cracks, grooves and tufas. The one drawback is that the right-hand side of the crag is used to corral animals sometimes, so the base of the crag can be very unpleasant.
All of the crag gets the shade for much of the day and is a good choice in hot weather. The right-hand side of the crag has some steep walls (containing the harder lines) that stay dry in light rain.
From the main parking area below Desplomilandia, continue along the main road for a further 3km until the crag comes into view on the right. Park next to an abandoned farm below the crag and take a good path up to the crag, from where all the climbs are easily reached.
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