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Rock Climbing in Eastern Mallorca

Europe’s finest deep water soloing destination is located on the eastern coast of Mallorca and is truly world Class. Climbers from all around the world flock here for the island’s famous steep overhanging walls with big golden pockets and splashdowns into the deep warm blue water of the Mediterranean. The majority of the Deep Water Soloing areas in Mallorca are situated in idyllic bays on the eastern side of the island between the villages of Cala d’Or and Porto Colom as shown on the map opposite.

Rock climbing areas in Eastern Mallorca

No Crag Type of Climbing Total Routes Number of Routes in Grade Range
Up to 4 + 5 to 6a+ 6b to 7a 7a+ and up
1 El Calo de Betlem Sport 30 0 6 13 11
2 Ermita de Betlem Sport 60 0 6 16 38
3 Son Servera Sport 11 0 1 1 9
4 Porto Cristo DWS 50 0 11 15 24
5 Porto Cristo Novo DWS 6 0 1 4 1
6 Cala Barques DWS 50 0 4 17 29
7 Cala Magraner Sport 70 4 26 25 15
8 Sa Mola de Felantix Sport 43 4 33 6 0
9 Castell de Santueri Sport 23 0 0 1 22
10 Cova des Burador DWS 11 0 1 8 2
11 Porto Colom DWS 21 0 0 9 12
12 Cala Marcal DWS 20 1 12 7 0
13 Cala Brafia DWS 17 0 11 5 1
14 Cala Estreta DWS 8 1 2 4 1
15 Cala Sa Nau DWS 24 3 9 5 7
16 Cala Mitana DWS 18 0 3 7 8
17 Cala Serena DWS 110 0 19 74 17
18 Torre d'en Beu Sport 40 2 11 15 12
19 Tijuana Sport 69 1 9 28 31
20 Santanyi DWS 14 1 5 3 5
21 Cala Llombards DWS 9 0 1 2 6

Map of the rock climbing areas in eastern Mallorca

Map of the rock climbing areas in eastern Mallorca
The above information has been extracted from the current edition of the Rockfax Mallorca guidebook. This guidebook describes 34 sports climbing areas, and 16 deep water soloing (DWS) areas in Mallorca. Buy the Mallorca rock climbing guidebook from our shop.

Porto Cristo (sometimes known as Cova del Diablo) is the best location for deep water soloing where many of the island’s test pieces are to be found.  Rising up to 18m high the routes are steep with pocketed walls.  Cala Barques is the most popular deep water soloing crag where there is a unique playground of small caves and overhanging walls.  Cala Serena near the village of Cala d’Or is the largest deep water soloing crag with over 100 routes across a wide range of grades.

There are also a limited number of sport climbing areas with some of these providing some great sea cliff climbing, particularly at Cala Magraner and Tijuana.

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The Rockfax Mallorca Sport Climbing and Deep Water Soloing (DWS) guidebook

The Rockfax Mallorca Sport Climbing guidebook describes 50 different areas in Mallorca.
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