Authors: Alan James, Mark Glaister, Daimon Beail
Published: February 2011
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The Mediterranean island of Mallorca is now well-known as a sport climbing destination. Since the last Rockfax in 2006, it has also established itself as the home of Europe's best deep water soloing.

This latest edition of the Mallorca Rockfax (our 6th Mallorca publication in 15 years!) brings together all the sport and DWS into one book. The sport section includes seven crags that haven't appeared in our previous books plus many new routes and sectors at the existing crags, and the DWS section combines the work from the Rockfax book Deep Water, and the Rockfax PDF MiniGuide Mallorca Deep Water Soloing.

The style is in the new glorious full-colour format and features many new crag and action photos. The sport climbing is being written by Alan James and Mark Glaister, and the deep water soloing section is being written by Daimon Beail.

The Mallorca Rockfax is the essential companion to your holiday visit to this wonderful island.

What's New Since the Last (2006) Edition

There are seven new crags in the sport climbing section including the superb Es Verger and a number of other great smaller venues. There is also a full new crag's worth of climbing at Puig de Garrafa with quality routes across the grade range. Other crags have new lines and the odd new buttress added and there are also many fewer question mark routes at the harder crags. Most of the crags shots have been re-taken and the topos redrawn usually significantly bigger than in the previous guide.

The guide also contains a full Deep Water Soloing guide which has been updated and now combines the coverage given to Mallorca in the Rockfax Book Deep Water, and the 2008 MiniGuide Mallorca Deep Water Soloing.

Crags Included

Links take you to the relevant section of the Rockfax Route Database. Crags in bold are new since the 2006 guidebook

Sport Climbing - Puig de Garrafa, Santa Ponça, Sa Cantera, La Vall Verde, Galilea, Can Ortigues, S'estret, Es Verger, Valldemossa, Sa Gubia, Fraguel, Port de Sóller, C'an Nyic, Gorge Blau, Es Queixal, Alaró, Les Perxes, La Creveta, El Fumat, Xon Xanquete, El Calo de Betlem, Ermita de Betlem, Puig St. Marti, Son Servera, Sa Mola de Felantix, Felanitx, Cala Magraner, Tijuana

Deep Water Soloing - Cova del Diablo, Porto Cristo, Porto Cristo Novo, Cala Barques, Porto Colom, Cala Marcal, Cala Sa Nau, Cala Mitjana, Cala Serena, Santanyi, Cala Llombards, Sa Calobra, Porto Pi

Spain, Deep Water Soloing, DWS, Mallorca, Psicobloc, Sport Climbing

Access Issues for Mallorca

4 Reviews for Mallorca

  1. Daniel said on

    “amazing topo!! can’t wait for our summer trip to try some of the routes :)”

  2. Karsten Kurz said on

    Near by lies my first Rockfax, the “Rockfax 13″ (Mallorca, Costa Blanca, El Chorro). What a difference to this new edition of the Mallorca guide. The only thing they share is the volume!
    In comparison to the last edition (2006) of this guide, some new areas have been added and the book nowadays covers the whole spectrum of sport and trad climbing and last not least DWS.
    Most of the well known areas have got new action shots, new topos and updates for the routes. As well a nice feature: GPS coordinates of the parking sites.
    A lot of additional information and hints for access to the areas round off the book.
    Short introductions in German, Spain and French make the guide also an interesting and good choice for all “non Brits”.
    Congratulations to the Rockfax team especially to Alan, Mark and Daimon!

  3. Karin Magog said on

    “It doesn’t seem that long since the last Mallorca rock climbing guide was published by Rockfax but it’s actually four years which was a surprise. This new guide is bigger and better than the old one, with nearly twice as many pages (up from 176 to 304). There’s a few new crags including including the superb Es Verger but the big bonus is the Deep Water Soloing section at the back. Mallorca is a very popular destination for this sub sport and it’s well documented here, great for those groups who like to mix things around a bit. I was also glad to see that they’d managed to track down the route names that were missing in the previous guide – good job.

    Mallorca Climbs follows the standard Rockfax format which I’m sure everyone is now familiar with. This includes plenty of useful info at the front, clear maps and excellent photo-diagrams This new guide has more of these than the last guide, with only a few remaining hand drawn topos of those sectors where photography was obviously impractical. The photos also offer an approximate route length which was very useful and made spotting the endurance crags nice and easy, as well as being a reminder to be careful with your rope length. The guide offers a great mix of grades and styles of climbing, from easy slabs to ferocious overhangs, deep water soloing to multi-pitch adventure, mountain settings to crags on the beach – surely there’s something here for everyone?

    The action photos give a good indication of the nature of the particular crag and work well with the photo-diagrams when deciding on which of the many crags to visit. I particularly like the front cover which certainly sells the place to me.

    It’s been a long while since I’ve visited Mallorca but this new guide has certainly whetted my appetite. Another good production from Rockfax and well worth buying.”

  4. Rob Stone said on

    “Just back from a trip with the new guide, and looking at my old versions this one is so much better. Locals are using it so must be doing something right. Easy to find directions (GPS helps) good crag photos makes route identification easy but still a few grade oddities at the lower end. Descent times from top of Sa Gubia normal seem very optimistic.
    Pitch lengths would help in some places but mostly the info is there. Shame no box for your name & address on the inside.
    A nice touch would be a few pages describing some days off (like Torrent de Paries and Cavall Bernat Ridge) with enough detail – or provide them as online supplements.
    No idea about the DWS but theres lots of info and stuff for those that do when the seas warmer.
    Pity the online database isn’t yet up to date !”

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