CABEZON DE ORO


Travelling north from Alicante along the motorway, the first mountain of any significance is the broad hump of the Cabezon de Oro (1209m) away on the left-hand side. The mountain is most famous for the show caves of the Cuevas de Canalobre and, although the seaward side of the hill looks tame, the western face features some extensive sheets of high quality rock. Accurate information has always been a bit tricky to get hold off although the locals have been exploring these hills for years. The ridge has three main areas of interest to climbers; on the left is the rocky ridge of the Pared de los Alcoyanos with its huge south west face, whilst the right is the twin-peaked top of the Peña de Alicante. This has an imposing west-facing wall with a collection of very impressive sport routes, and beyond this, the fine buttress of Espolón Paiju rising to the right-hand summit. Another developed wall in this area is the hard sport climbing venue of Rincon de Bella - this isn't covered here.

Routes

1 dws route (7c+)
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
Pared de los Alcoyanos
Over 25 routes weave their way up this fine 250m high face, and, although they all contain some...
4
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

30 mins

Windy
Sector Deportivo
A huge and impressive wall, with some equally impressive pitches. This wall is still seeing...
23
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Dry in the Rain
Windy
Peña de Alicante
The fine summit that forms the right-hand bulwark of the cliffs here is home to several routes,...
1
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Windy
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