ERMITA DE BETLEM


The two crags of Ermita de Betlem offer something slightly different to the other crags on this side of the island. Located on a treeless hilltop high above the sea, and facing due north, the crags can offer some relief from the heat and are well worth considering as a summer location if visiting in the warmer months.
The rock is a very compact white limestone with little of the overhanging blob-covered stuff on show. The vertical sections give steep and technical climbing, with many of the routes being tricky to read and much more difficult than first appearances suggest. The central section of the lower tier is severely overhanging and offers routes of the highest difficulty.

Routes

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
Upper Crag
An unusual crag composed of compact and slightly chalky limestone that is very difficult to read....
27
Sport
No sun
Downhill

10 mins

Windy
Lower Crag
The extremely overhanging central section is the major reason for visiting this crag. The rock is...
33
Sport
Sun and shade
Downhill

13 mins

Seepage
Windy
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