MARÍN


To the west of the small town of Elda is a prominent dome of cream-coloured rock where a slabby crag sits on the crest of the hill high, above the valley. Developed in the 1960's then rebolted in 1992 this is most definitely not a cliff for the hard-core. On the other hand climbers who operate at HVS and below and who feel they have been hard done by when it comes to sport climbing should find a visit here very rewarding. This south west facing cliff is home to 20 pleasant low grade climbs of a respectable length. The routes are up to 60 metres high, are very well bolted and generally are less than vertical. Many of the climbs have their names and approximate grades painted at their foot in large ugly writing.

Routes

85 sport routes (3+...7b+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Placas Pinchosas
The far west end of the crag has three isolated walls with a handful of routes.
9
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Up and down

10 mins

Cueva de Marín
This fine area, to the west of the main cliff, gives a reason for climbers operating in the 6s and...
23
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Up and down

10 mins

Sector Intermedio
Tucked between the steep routes of Cueva de Marín and the longer slabby climbs of Sector Clásico is...
16
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Up and down

10 mins

Sector Clásico
The tallest face at Marín consists of a fine slabby wall with one of the best selections of lower...
22
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

10 mins

Sector Senda
To the right of the Sector Clásico at Marín is a lot of rock, one section has been developed with a...
15
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Up and down

10 mins

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