CALA MARÇAL


Cala Marçal is a terrific venue, home to a good variety of easy to mid-grade routes. Like Cova del Diablo, it's right by the road, with quick access. The crag, based around a headland, is split into two sections: the Cala Wall area offers a nice warm-up traverse, with the more extensive Main Cliff providing all the vertical challenges. The Main Cliff creeps up to about 16m high in places, but the climbing almost always eases off in the upper section.
Location - Cala Marcal is one Cala south of Porto Colom, which is on the south east side of the island. It is relatively easy to get to by following the PM-401 to Porto Colom, then following signs south to Cala Marcal. You will know you are at Cala Marcal when you reach a large beach and see a hotel featuring the words 'Cala Marcal' on the roof. From the beach, continue up the hill and follow the road around to the left (not the first left as its a one-way street) and keep going until you reach a roundabout. Carry straight on until you reach the end where you can park. The main cliff is just in front of you.

Routes

14 sport routes (4a...7a)
2 dws routes (5c...6a)
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
The Cala Wall
Expect a little 'S0' action here, with a good roof problem and a handy traverse.
2
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

15 mins

Main Cliff
A nice clutch of juggy, solid routes in the mid-6's. This is the tallest section of the cliff, but...
14
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Level

1 min

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