When to go - The ideal time to visit Mallorca is in the spring when the temperature will be pleasant and it is likely to be dry. During winter, whilst usually dry, it tends to be cold (many of the crags face north), though many climbers have had excellent trips over the Christmas and New Year period. Autumn is the stormy season, and the summers are just too hot, crowded with tourists and expensive!
Flights - Outside the main tourist season there are many cheap flights from Europe to the international airport at Palma, via the Low-cost carriers or cheap charter flights. Click here for more information about the various scheduled flights to Palma airport from across Europe.
Accommodation - Rock climbers tend to take advantage of the cheap villas and apartments available at places such as Port de Pollenca, Soller, Inca and around Palma that are available outside the main tourist season. Find out more…..
Getting around - The public transport on the island is very limited. Therefore it is essential to hire a car to visit the majority of the crags, as many of these are in remote locations. Mallorca is a compact island with good road network, which means it is possible to visit many different rock climbing areas from a central base.
Gear - It is advisable to take at least a 60m rope and ideally a 70m rope. Up to 16 or 18 quickdraws will be more than enough for the majority of the sport routes on the island. A small number of the multi-pitch routes at places such as Sa Gubia also require a small amount of trad gear such as nuts and cams.
Guidebooks – There are 2 main guidebooks that describe the rock climbing in Mallorca, which are as follows:
Rockfax Mallorca guidebook. This 2016 edition of the Mallorca guidebook details 34 sport climbing areas and 16 deep water soling areas on the island of Mallorca. Each crag has a good location map and a general description of the type of climbing to found. All the climbs are shown on clear topo photograph diagrams. Buy this Mallorca guidebook from our shop.
Psicobloc Mallorca guidebook published by. This was the original Deep Water Soloing guidebook available for Mallorca. The second part of the guidebook describes some of the popular bolted sport crags on the island. All crags have good location maps and the climbs are shown on clear topo photograph diagrams. Buy this Mallorca Psicobloc guidebook from our shop.