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|
|5||Porto Cristo Novo||DWS||6||0||1||4||1|
|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|
|15||Cala Sa Nau||DWS||24||3||9||5||7|
|18||Torre d'en Beu||Sport||40||2||11||15||12|
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.
Click on the images above to view a larger photograph, showing the excellent rock climbing to be found on the island of Mallorca.
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