The island of Mallorca has for a long time established itself as one of Europe's premier rock climbing and sport climbing destinations. Also the east coast of Mallorca is now established as a world class venue for Deep Water Soloing (DWS). The type and style of the rock climbing found at Mallorca has something for everyone from slabby walls, evil overhangs, juggy tuffas, roofs, and cracks. With a few notable exceptions, the majority of the rock climbing on the island is single pitch, with plenty of routes at every grade. The map below shows the 3 main rock climbing areas in Mallorca.
(1) Southwest Mallorca. Many of these crags around Palma and Valldemossa are easily accessible from both of these cities and include 2 of Mallorca’s best known crags. Sa Gubia is the largest crag in Mallorca both in terms of number of routes and its height, providing many multi-pitch routes. Fraguel crag has the highest quantity of quality hard routes in Mallorca and as such attracts climber from all over Europe. Find out more…
(2) Northwest Mallorca. Situated between Soller and Inca are the highest mountains in Mallorca, where there are many picturesque crags. The area also includes the dramatic headland of Formentor near Pollenca that includes the popular crag of La Creveta. Find out more….
(3) Eastern Mallorca. Compared with the western side of Mallorca there are very few sport climbing areas in eastern Mallorca. However, the majority of the Deep Water Soloing areas in Mallorca are situated in idyllic bays on this side if the island. Find out more….
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. If you avoid the hot summer season then you will find a quiet island, with pleasantly mild weather, that is perfect for rock climbing with lots of bolted limestone. On top of this there is still the scope for developing new routes such is the abundance of rock to be found on Mallorca.
Click on the images opposite to view a larger photograph, showing the excellent rock climbing to be found on the island of Mallorca.
For information on getting to Mallorca, the best time of the year to visit, and the type of equipment required, and what accommodation is available, then go to the Mallorca Logistics page.
Mallorca is also an excellent place to go hill walking and mountaineering, especially in The Tramuntana Mountains. Find information about walking in Mallorca, including the GR221 and GR222 long distance paths.
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