Altea Col

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Sport
Sun and Shade
10 mins
Downhill

A fine east-facing cliff that is clearly visible dead ahead, from just south of the Maryvilla entrance when heading south from Calp. The cliff is beautifully situated, easy to get to, has a good set of existing routes and plenty of potential for new ones. Guidebook page 273.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Altea corto
The short left-hand line has some decent technical moves.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
6a
2
Lion
A thin vertical wall on small edges is short on bolts. Technically not too bad but a bit scary.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
6c+
3
Witch
The right-hand wall of the bay past tufas and holes has broccoli rock at present but will improve with traffic.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6c+
4
Wardrobe
A big pitch up the left-hand edge of the main wall.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6b
5
Tschook du ?
A tricky start then the easier but sustained wall offers good climbing all the way.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6b+
6
Leo
The easiest route on the wall with a gentle start. It gets a bit technical above but is never desperate.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
6a+
7
Winni Puh
A squeezed in line.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
7a
8
Entre dos tierras
A poor, unbalanced route which has a desperate start and then much easier climbing above.
 
Technical
Strong
7a+
9
Walking the Milkyway
Another hard start with an easier (6a+) wall above.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c
10
Soft and Huggy
Despite the name there are some sharp holds and well-spaced bolts. Move right to the shared lower-off.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6a+
11
Kuscheltiger
Start as for Soft and Huggy but traverse right. The slab higher up provides the fingery crux.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7a
12
Ja Mama
The huge groove is harder and less good than it looks.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
6b+
13
Salva mea
The tufa streaks give an excellent pitch.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
8a
14
Suse 4711
The exposed arete (worth belaying) around the corner from the start of Salvea mea. The bolts are spaced.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
6b+
15
Dark Reign
A fine route up the face left of the huge roof. Scramble up to a belay in a small cave. Move left around the arete and climb...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
16
Elliea Top 50
A superb pitch but rope drag can be a problem. Scramble up and climb the wall on pockets to good holds. Continue up and left...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
7b
17
El Paso Blanco
Start as for Baby Born to the pod. Exit from the left and climb the steep blank white wall above. Make a hard move to gain a...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7c+
18
Baby Born
Start below the right-most side of the big roof at an orange streak. Climb up to a diagonal pod and exit right - hard. Continue...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
6c
19
Pure Obsession
Climb a short groove, pull right to a hole and up to better holds. Head steeply up and left to a good rest then continue up the...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7c
20
Slabazonic
A steep, sharp and fingery wall. Pull through the roof of the cave then climb the wall above. Not very slabby.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
8a
21
Crimpo Fantasia
Start down the slope and climb the slab to below the roof. Step right through this and ascend the wall on tiny holds. Finish up...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6c
22
Snake Country
Climb the wall on mostly-excellent holds to a bulge. Pull over this and go easily up the slab to a flake and final wall.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
6a
23
Snake in the Sack
Start below the corner crack part way up the wall. Climb past this, up the easy slab, to a final steep wall.
 
2 Stars
6b+
24
Monsters Inc.
The slab on the right leads to a steep fingery wall. Up this to a good hold in a scoop and pull up onto the slab. Continue...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
6c+
25
Adder Basher
Climb the slab rightwards and then up the wall to the hole. Follow the flake steeply up the wall.
 
1 Stars
6c
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  • Latest Comments

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    Wardrobe
    "Brilliant sustained climbing at the grade - deserves 3 stars." 24/May

    Wardrobe
    "Excellent route - never really hard but has a big and committing feel" 21/Mar

    Soft and Huggy
    "A fine route. First few meters pleasant steep climbing, then a slabby part with ..." 19/Oct

    Pink Bolts
    "A nice route but the lower section, the first 20m, is harder than 5+. Constant ..." 15/Nov

    Witch
    "This is surprisingly good, feels hard for grade but just about right due to very..." 15/Nov

    Left-hand Blue Bolts
    "Spaced bolts and hard for the grade. I would also avoid this route due to some ..." 10/May

    Suse 4711
    "The Route was made by Hans-Thomas Thiel.Tape your fingers :-)" 04/May

    Baby Born
    "Couldn't see any evidence of holds or bolts above the belay for the extension" 05/Jan

    Altea corto
    "Have to agree with the comments above, not a bad route." 15/Apr

    Pink Bolts
    "This was hard for a 5+" 11/Mar

    Monsters Inc.
    "Tough and fingery, hard 6c+ but well worth the effort" 10/Dec

    Blue Bolts
    "Can't really remember clearly but possible agree with above comment think we use..." 10/Feb

    Wardrobe
    "One of the best routes on this part of the crag. Seems to go on for miles." 29/Jul

    Elliea
    "The upper finnish is best avoided. The first part is brilliant low in the grade..." 13/Jan top50

    Leo
    "A real pleasant pitch that is sustained but nevet desperate. take care to keep o..." 06/Jan

    Soft and Huggy
    "Sharp crux rib rib on small holds at half height." 18/Dec

    Green Bolts
    "Short partner couldn't do the moves off the block. Another fierce 6 a plus" 25/Nov

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