SALINAS


Salinas is a fine crag which is beautifully situated, superbly well-geared and has a good grade spread of high quality routes. What more could you ask for? Not much, but there are couple of minor problems. Firstly, the lower-offs on many of the routes have been placed too low which often robs you of a worthy last move, and secondly, many of the harder routes are chipped. The chipping isn't as blatant as elsewhere but it sometimes leaves you with a bit of a hollow experience, as you reach off a chipped pocket to clip the lower-off chains, half way through a hard move. Despite these reservations, the routes are mostly superb and sustained, following steep pockets and thin vertical walls. It shouldn't just be considered a hard crag since there are plenty of superb easier challenges on Sector Picara Viborita and on the edges of the higher sectors.

Routes

79 sport routes (4+...8a)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other Page
Sector Final
The highest sector up the ridge is also one of the best here and well worth the walk up. The routes...
12
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

15 mins

Restricted Access

a Access - No climbing (normally from 1st March to 1st June) due

100
Sector La Higuera
Another area with superb routes on orange streaks and interesting pockets. Mainly harder grades,...
14
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

14 mins

Restricted Access

a Access - No climbing (normally from 1st March to 1st June) due

101
Sector Espolón Mágico
'The Magic Pillar' is slightly over-sold by its name, but the smooth wall to its right is quite...
11
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

13 mins

Restricted Access

a Access - No climbing (normally from 1st March to 1st June) due

102
Sector Picara Viborita
The left-hand side of Sector Picara Viborita has a few easier offerings that are quite popular....
33
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

10 mins

Restricted Access

a Access - No climbing (normally from 1st March to 1st June) due

103
Sector Continuidad
Here are a couple of short steep wall that face west on the other side of the fin of rock which...
13
Sport
Afternoon sun
Level

5 mins

sheltered
91
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