The Ridges Of Cabezón De Oro

Cabezón is an area that is fast becoming a favorite of the “Costa Vertical Team”. There is a great variety of activities that can be enjoyed there.  On this trip we decide to sample the delights of its two main ridges “Cresta de les Coves” and “Cresta las Jotas”.  These two ridges can be done independently or linked together for an exciting full day trip.

“Cresta de les Coves.

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Looking along the Cresta de Los Coves from the start.

After an early start we arrived at the parking which is below the visitor center for the Coves de Canelobre, and walked up to and through the center car park. There is a path that leaves at the far end of the car park and drops down for 500m to the start of the ridge.  Access to the ridge is a simple short scramble with no need for a rope.  The ridge is easy to follow as there is no deviation from it and no need to by pass any difficulties. Continue Reading →

“Cabezón de Oro”

The “Cabezón de Oro” is at 1,209 meters among the higher peaks in the Costa Blanca. The whole range offers great views towards the coast line between the “Sierra Gelada” to the East and Alicante to the West as well as towards the mountainous back country with its main peaks “Aitana”, “Puig Campana”, “Els Plans” and “El Cid”. It is also know for its craggy rock formations which makes the whole area an interesting spot not only for climbers, but also for walkers.

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“Espolón Paiju” , 5+ (HVS) – Cabezón de Oro

Last week’s multi-pitch adventure led us to “Cabezon de Oro” near Busot where we climbed the route “Espolón Paiju”, 5+ (HVS), 7 pitches. The crux pitch is a 35 meter traverse graded 5+ / A1 – free 6b. It’s an awesome, but exposed pitch which keeps the adventure for both – leader and second.

On the 2nd pitch

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