Cueva de Marín

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Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
10 mins
Up and Down

This fine area, to the west of the main cliff, gives a reason for climbers operating in the 6s and 7s to visit Marín. There is some steep, pumpy rock and interesting tufa features. Guidebook page 90.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Aventuras en pañales
The easy rib and mildly steeper rock above is very kindly bolted, and gives an easy introduction to sport climbing.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
3+
2
Novatos con gato
Take the slab then steeper rock to a pull left into the base of the heart-shaped bit of rock. The groove on the right is tricky...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
5c
3
Pisando chapas
The grey rib on the left-hand side of the biggest cave leads to a steeper final section on chipped holds. A hard, unpleasant...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Crimpy
6a+
4
Si te dicen que cai
Climb the right-hand side of the rib throughout. The crux is the chipped upper section leading to a short final slab.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6b
5
Descoco Tensión
The left-hand wall of the cave leads right, then steeply back left to reach the capping roofs. Finish powerfully through these....
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
6b
6
El mono mecánico
The orange wall on the right side of the recess and the rib above lead to easy ground. Trend left steeply to the final overhang...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
6c
7
El vuelo del murciélago
The crack in the right-hand rib of the cave to a tricky to clip lower-off above the first roof.
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
6a
8
El vuelo extension
Pressing on doesn't add as much to the climb as you might expect, with a vicious pull on a sharp hold to spoil your day.
 
Crimpy
6c+
9
Techitos Free
The orange rib is hard if done direct, then easier ground leads to the capping overhang which is soon over.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b+
10
Un lugar llamado libertad
The big tufa-encrusted roof is the toughest here. The lower wall is easy enough, but the roof is not.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
7b+
11
Alegato final
The right-hand side of the big roof is approached up the lower-wall via a bolt line that splits at 8m. Dirty and unpopular.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
7b+
12
El vuela de abuelo
Take the right-hand branch then haul part way through the juggy roof by a big pull. The lower-off is hard to clip.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
6b
13
El reino del vacío
Climb the broad, rounded rib, then on through the capping bulges.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c
14
El mascazo
The cruddy wall just to the left of the left-hand grey streak.
3 user comments
 
Crimpy
Loose
6b
15
Mi última palabra
... and directly up the right-hand grey streak.
 
Technical
Crimpy
6b+
16
Piluce quete desnucas
The steep wall is climbed slightly rightwards, passing a useful tree in a hole - just grab it.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
17
Paranoik
Start by a spiky bush in a hole and climb the rib trending rightwards to a nice pumpy final section up the leaning tufa wall.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6a
18
Decoración inminente
The steep wall from the left-hand side of the bay has a hard start on drilled holds. The upper section is better.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6b
19
Hueco Roja
The central line from the bay is precarious then strenuous to enter and leave the red niche.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b
20
Un diá sin Alain
The right-hand line out of the bay is pleasant enough with sustained climbing on sharp rock.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6a+
21
D-2 Mágicos
The brown crack is harder than it looks. The crux is where the crack ends but it keeps coming after that.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
6b
22
Miedo me da
The short wall on the right of the brown crack is a bit easier than its near neighbour.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6b
23
Araña
A short oddity in a cave to the right.
 7a
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  • Latest Comments

    For MARÍN

    Agust
    "This is straightforward climbing av grade 4. Nice, but I fail to see the top50 q..." 02/Apr top50

    El vuelo del murciélago
    "This route is a bit polished by now" 27/Mar

    Manolito
    "Overall length more like 55 metres, not 45. Chris Heald/John Brayshaw. Feb 14" 02/Mar

    Maika
    "There's a new(?) anchor at about 20m. The old anchor at 32m is also still there...." 02/Jan top50

    Puente aéreo
    "Route would be more logically and better for the overall grade if bolts would be..." 29/Dec

    Prats
    "bit of a scary start when traversing but very nice climbing!" 16/Nov top50

    Prats
    "Enjoyed this more than Jhonny. First pitch provides some great climbing, while t..." 26/Apr top50

    Agust
    "The end of the first pitch has rings for abseiling, 2nd pitch anchor only has ha..." 06/Oct top50

    Jhony
    "Nice easy route, well worthwhile. The only problem is that some idiot removed o..." 27/Jun top50

    Jhony
    "It is an interesting route but there are plenty of much better (in the same grad..." 25/Mar top50

    Paranoik
    "Easy at the bottom. Beautiful rock near the top!" 25/Mar

    Tormento vertical
    "short and fun, well protected" 19/Feb

    Capicúa
    "I must of gone off route on the top pitch, felt like a 2+ and only found one bol..." 03/Jan top50

    Jhony
    "Beautiful! The best of the low-grade routes at Costa Blanca. No loose bolts toda..." 09/Jun top50

    Aventuras en pañales
    "Nice climb, try it with trainers on to add a bit more excitement." 02/May

    Paranoik
    "via fea y de grado inferior a lo que ponen" 08/Mar

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