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Climbs 67
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 23m a.s.l
Faces W

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Thomas Rothaug on E.J.A. (6a+) at The Red Planet area of Scogliera di Salinella - El Bahira © Daimon Beail

Crag features

El Bahira campground is situated at the heart of Scogliera di Salinella with crags easily accessible from tents, mobile homes, apartments or caravans. The nine small climbing sectors situated along the cliff are naturally very popular, since they are ideal for guests staying at El Bahira. To the left (north) end are a few tucked-away harder climbs and a couple of areas which have been developed specifically for children, groups and beginners. The right-hand side, directly above the climbers' tents, is the very busy Red Planet area with Whitewall to its right. Getting between the areas can be tricky as the terrain is bushy, difficult to cross and has the odd structure blocking the way. It is usually best to head back down to the campground and then re-approach using a different path.

Some rock clearance and stabilisation work has been done in this area, meaning that a few routes are not climbable until lower-offs are relocated below the netting.

Approach notes

El Bahira campground is easy to find. Just after passing the turnings for Macari where the road begins to rise more steeply, locate a small slip road (often with a banner for El Bahira) leading left and down. Follow this and a surfaced road for approximately 1.5km to the gates of El Bahira. Just before the gates is some parking on the right. Leave space for large mobile homes. Walk into the campground and turn right up the drive where the reception office can be found on the left after 50m. From the reception, continue straight up the gravel slope to the top track - all the paths for the climbing sectors lead off this. There is also a climbing information point at the top right side of the campground. A gate in the fence provides access to Scogliera di Salinella - South.

Access Advice

The rock is on private land and part of the El Bahira Campground. If not staying at the campground then please ask at reception for permission to climb.

Rock cleaning and protection works on a large scale is still underway. A number of climbs have been affected.

 

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