Alcalalí Routes

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Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill
6 mins
Seepage
Sheltered

The best climbing at Alcalalí is on the wide central section. This starts with some slabs and walls on the left before steepening up in the middle. Guidebook page 357.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Bull-Tucker Trial
Climb up and left to a high first bolt. Continue up grooves and ribs on great rock to a high lower-off.
 
2 Stars
5
2
Synnove
Climb direct using good side-pulls on the crux. Interesting moves and slightly spaced bolts.
 
2 Stars
5
3
Lilac Wine
Climb to a small orange hollow, then continue to the bulge and skirt left to pass this. Use the lower-off on the previous...
 
1 Stars
6a
4
Recessed Slab & Crack
Climb the recessed slab to gain the wall and then the foot of a steep crack. Up this to a high pocket on the left, then move...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6a
5
Hola Patricia
Climb a shallow left-facing corner behind a tree to easier ground. Continue up a steep wall. A short crack on the left gains...
 
1 Stars
5+
6
Gilyeat's Hammer
The route follows a discontinuous rib starting up a short crack The lower-off is shared with the next route.
 
1 Stars
5
7
Mono-Slabic
Climb easily to a fine slab high on the face and up the centre of this with interest.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
6a
8
Hedgehog
Climb to a ledge right of a sawn stump, then, from the 4th bolt, make a tricky move up and right to a ledge. Move back left up...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
5
9
Hogswatch
Start below a couple of trees on the face. Climb a slab, pull onto the steeper wall to access a groove. Pull over the roof and...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
5+
10
Hogfather
Climb up into the scoop and exit left next to the tree. Climb a shallow, flaky groove over an overlap and then step right onto...
 
2 Stars
5+
11
Tasha Mitica
Start as for the previous route, but keep right and climb the wall with increasing difficulty trending slightly leftwards. Pull...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
4+
12
Primero
 
1 Stars
3+
13
Ceder o no Ceder
 
1 Stars
4
14
Ainee
Two short pitches or one long one. There are only a couple of bolts in the upper pitch, a few nuts and/or slings might help...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
4+
15
Beginners' Rib
A nice line right again (just left of the name Ainee) on great rock.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
4
16
Spare Rib
A steep start is a challenge, though there are good holds round right. Keep left until a move right gains the shared lower-off.
 
1 Stars
4+
17
Ribeye
Climb the rib (easier on the left) then follow it to a step left at half height. Nice rock and climbing.
 
2 Stars
4+
18
Cornered
Bridge up the corner to the left of the bolts to the bulge, pull out right on good holds.
 
1 Stars
4+
19
Deep Pockets
Climb the wall 2m right of the corner, moving left to the lower-off. A bit of an eliminate.
 
Technical
5
20
Stohlwitter
Start at the name. Climb the steep red groove to the bulges. Climb direct, or improvise out right, then continue past a big...
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
6a
21
Optas
The sharp grey wall to the right has a tricky bulge at the top.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6a+
22
Yorkshire Lads
This takes the slab and left-hand tufa on the cleaner wall.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6b
23
Windle Poons
The tufa and wall left of Elendigliches. Popular and good, but awkwardly bolted and quite often wet.
9 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Crimpy
6c
24
Elendigliches Top 50
Start at the name. Climb rightwards to the pocket line. From the top of this, climb the crux wall to ledges (loose rock) then...
18 user comments
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Technical
6a+
25
No Tocar Los Bloques
Sharp climbing up the grey slab and orange wall.
 
Crimpy
6c+
26
Diferente Partes
Steep and juggy up the striking tufa. Quite low in the grade.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
6c
27
Akram the Terrible
Thin and reachy moves up the slab and wall.
 
3 Stars
Reachy
7a
28
Corta y Dulce
Up the slab and wall to a choice of finishes, easier on the right but better on the left.
 
1 Stars
6b
29
La Barra
Weave up the orange wall just left of the spike then it gets easier but still interesting above.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Crimpy
6b
30
Esolero
From a block, pass an old bolt and climb the face. Passing the bulge above the tufa is the crux, then the jug-fest continues.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b+
31
De Tomberelo
Start right of the base of the ramp and go direct via sustained climbing. If the lower-off is still old, move left and finish...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6b
32
40 Thieves
Climb the right edge of the initial wall (7b+ direct) then the slab and wall.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6c+
33
Cervell de Gel
Not very independent climbing.
 6b+
34
Cactus Climb
The steep wall and groove lead to an exposed finale.
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
6c
35
Stolen Fruit
Climb past a prominent scar to easy ground. Tackle the prow and swing right before a move back left to a finishing groove.
 
3 Stars
7a
36
Heaven Can't Wait
Formerly 7b+ (on a different line at the top) but now with more bolts and an easier finish.
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
7a
37
Alcalali Eighteen
The bouldery wall has a few fragile holds and a stopper crux.
 
Technical
7a+
38
Matrix
A graunchy pull with a bold clip.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
6b+
39
Rosa Parks
Two boulder problem bulges, the first with a drilled pocket.
 
1 Stars
Technical
7a
40
Busaba
Good moves up the slab and tufas.
 
2 Stars
Reachy
7a
41
Sudoku
Devious and a little sharp.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6c+
42
Multi-pitch Route
The two-pitch climb up the grey wall sees few ascents despite being not bad.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6c
43
Alegría de vivir
A technical wall. The short extension provides a couple of interesting moves up the yellow scoop.
 
3 Stars
Technical
7a
44
Isaak Junior
Thin moves up the yellow streak and a steep bulge.
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c+
45
Cave Route
 7b+
46
Escape
 6b
47
Super Tufa
 7b
48
Bells of Parcent
16m. The lower section features brilliant pulls between big pockets to a finish up the groove.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
6b+
49
Orange Pocket
14m. The short one, finish above a little cave. Low in the grade.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
6c
50
Elephants Trunk
20m. A hard start up the elephants trunk which is very hard if you climb direct (there is a right-hand variant). Fine climbing...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
7a
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  • Latest Comments

    For ALCALALÍ

    De Tomberelo
    "Fantastic route consistent standard throughout no obvious crux although pumpy pa..." 25/Jan

    Optas
    "With start of the route I mean making the move to the third bolt!" 07/Jan

    Beginners' Rib
    "Does this route exist? There is no line of bolts between Ainee and spare rib" 07/Nov

    Stohlwitter
    "Great route, felt a bit spooked by the space between bolts but there were plenty..." 14/Oct

    Sudoku
    "Pleasant up to and through the bulge then a bit thin and unobvious on the top wa..." 21/Mar

    La Barra
    "Not a two stars route, maybe one star, the quotation is wrong, harder than the 6..." 20/Mar

    Diferente Partes
    "Fantastic route! A rather perplexing move to get up the tufa,unless you are tall..." 24/Feb

    Heaven Can't Wait
    "Nice climb, well bolted. There are many crags where this would get 7a." 20/Feb

    Elendigliches
    "Great route no doubt but I would go with 6b for the crux move." 11/Sep top50

    Windle Poons
    "Easy for the grade but pretty good climbing. The final crux is harder to find th..." 04/Jan

    Elendigliches
    "Closer to 6a than to 6b in my opinion. A very pleasant climb!" 29/Sep top50

    Stohlwitter
    "Excellent route, a soft 6a i thought. deserves 2 stars at least." 22/Jul

    Windle Poons
    "Very nice climb, but overgraded. I would give it a 6b+ at most. The bolts are pl..." 17/May

    Tasha Mitica
    "Another route left of Hogfather again about 5+" 12/Feb

    Elendigliches
    "Watch out for the snake that resides in the cracks at the bottom of this route!" 25/Jan top50

    Heaven Can't Wait
    ""group" should read "groove"!" 04/Jan

    Elephants Trunk
    "NOTE All the hangers have been removed from thsi routes." 05/May

    Elendigliches
    "This is an easy 6a+ if you are tall like me but a good 6b if you are under 5 foo..." 27/Mar top50

    Stohlwitter
    "Good route should get a couple of starts me thinks. There is also a 6a+ to the ..." 10/Feb

    Stohlwitter
    "Didn't find any loose rock but very steep on the bulge." 11/Jan

    Elendigliches
    "The routes to the right are: No Tocar los Bloques 6c+ Diferentes Partes 6c -..." 07/May top50

    Tasha Mitica
    "Done as a single pitch it makes a worthwhile 4, 26m and on excellent rock. Ch..." 05/Mar

    Heaven Can't Wait
    "This route has been ruined by the addition of several new bolts, the chopping of..." 06/Jan

    Elendigliches
    "The routes to the right are: Differentes Partes 6c Akram the Terrible 6c+ La ..." 15/Jul top50

    Windle Poons
    "I Have some updates concerning the updates of the routes. Spoke with some spanis..." 07/Jul

    Elendigliches
    "Look out for a hidden bird's nest in a hole in the rock (a couple of eggs in it ..." 18/Apr top50

    Elendigliches
    "yes, a very very enjoyable route and a good crag with more new routes gone up. d..." 01/Feb top50

    Multi-pitch Route
    "Bit loose and scrappy on the steep bit at the bottom but improves above. Closer ..." 22/Jan

    Stohlwitter
    "quite loose Jan 05" 07/Jan

    Bells of Parcent
    "Extended to the top of the crag at same grade. Superb 3 star route. Name is Be..." 07/Jan

    Orange Pocket
    "Definitely not low in the grade!" 04/Jan

    Elendigliches
    "Fantastic route" 02/Jan top50

    Elephants Trunk
    "dont understand this description. The tufa is climbed pretty direct and fairly ..." 26/Dec

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