PUIG DE GARRAFA


Somewhat isolated from the bulk of the crags on Mallorca, the varied sectors that constitute the Puig de Garrafa (formerly called Andratx) will be of most interest to those staying on the western side of the island, although for teams who are in need of fresh routes to go at, a visit is well worth the drive. As with many of the Mallorcan crags the climbing that is currently developed is on a very small portion of the acres of exposed limestone on view in the area. Since the publication of the last Rockfax the area has sprouted another array of climbs in the form of the Sector Corral; an excellent addition that has a good number of very pleasant routes in the mid grades on superbly weathered rock. In contrast the impressive neighbour Sector Sombra only has hard routes on offer but it is certainly well worth a visit from anyone after quality 7a to 7c routes - be warned that most of the grades here are on the stiff side! Sadly the popular and south-facing Sector Solarium is now banned. DO NOT CLIMB ON SECTOR SOLARIUM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES SINCE THIS WILL JEOPARDISE ACCESS TO THE REST OF THE CRAG.

Routes

78 sport routes (4a...8a+)
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
Rigor Mortis
On the far left is a large 30m+ wall with a number of hard lines on it, known as Sector Rigor...
0
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

Sector To pa ti
At the far end of the cliff line is the Puig de Garrafa's most impressive selection of routes. The...
17
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

Sector Duck
A very good section of cliff - the right-hand side has a handful of good pitches on water-worn...
12
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

Sector Salto
A small sector that is severely bulging on its right-hand side. There has been a lot of new bolting...
7
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

Sector Colmena
This short bulging section of the crag has a few stiff lines on compact and bulging rock. A number...
8
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
Sector Corral
A very pleasant section of the crag with a good selection of routes throughout the grades. The rock...
16
Sport
Evening sun
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
Sector Sombra
Some of the hardest climbing at Puig de Garrafa is on Sector Sombra - 'shade sector'. This is an...
15
Sport
No sun
Uphill

8 mins

Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Sector Solarium
Climbing here is banned. Under no circumstances should you go here at the...
12
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

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