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Rock Climbing in southwest Mallorca

There are a good number of sport climbing crags around Palma and Valldemossa that are easily accessible from both of these cities.

Rock climbing areas in Southwest 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 Can Ortigues Sport 19 2 8 8 1
2 La Vall Verde Sport 9 0 5 3 1
3 Cala Llamp Sport 22 2 5 5 10
4 C'an Formiga Sport 7 2 4 1 0
5 Puig de Garrafa Sport 90 1 20 31 38
6 Santa Ponca Sport 8 0 1 2 5
7 Galilea Sport 14 0 0 2 12
8 Calvia Sport 17 1 12 4 0
9 Ca's Catala Sport 22 7 10 5 0
10 Sa Cantera Sport 13 3 6 3 1
11 Porto Pi DWS 7 0 2 3 2
12 Penyal d'es Grau Sport 17 0 4 9 4
13 Es Verger Sport 40 0 1 12 27
14 S'estret Sport 123 6 29 45 43
15 Valldemossa Sport 60 3 16 26 15
16 Sa Gubia Sport 138 6 38 58 36
17 Fraguel Sport 60 1 6 12 41

Map of the rock climbing areas in south western Mallorca

Map of the rock climbing areas in south western 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.

The Rockfax Mallorca Sport Climbing and Deep Water Soloing (DWS) guidebookThe largest crag to the west of Palma is Puig de Garrafa.  At this crag there are plenty of excellent routes across several buttresses that offer both sunny and shady options.  The crag has easy access with routes across a good spread of grades.  The other crags in this area are much smaller but still provide good rock climbing and are often in picturesque locations.

Around Valldemossa there are 3 significant and large crags, which are Sa Gubia, Fraguel, and S’estret. Sa Gubia is the largest crag in Mallorca both in terms of number of routes and its height.  There are superb single pitch routes as well as fully bolted multi-pitch routes in a magnificent setting.  Fraguel crag has the highest quantity of quality hard routes in Mallorca, mainly on tufas. As such it attracts climber from all over Europe. S’estret is the 2nd largest crag in Mallorca that provides lots of varied climbing on a number of different sectors.  Hence it is always possible to find either the sun or shade with routes across a wide range of grades.

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Click on the images opposite to view a larger photograph, showing the excellent rock climbing to be found on the island of Mallorca.

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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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