“Diedros Mágicos”, 6a (E1) – Puig Campana

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“Diedros Mágicos”, 6a (E1)

Keeping a promise I made to myself this season, I set off for the Puig Campana with Craig Naylor to climb a route on this awesome mountain.  I have always wondered why I drive all over the Costa Blanca climbing, when this great venue is on my door step. This was to be my third route on the mountain, and we had selected “Diedros Mágicos”, 6a (E1).

The route is Continue Reading →

“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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“Via Valencianos” – Ponoch

The Costa Vertical team climbed “Via Valencianos” on Ponoch, 6a, 14 pitches. We started the route with the first pitch of “Gorilas en la Roca” which adds a pleasant 6a pitch to the whole expedition and shortens the official scrambly start of the route.

Moonset

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Puig Campana

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The “Puig Campana” is Finestrat’s greatest mountain and a prominent landmark on the Costa Blanca. It provides an excellent location for a broad variety of activities for outdoor enthusiasts due to its heights of 1,410 meters and its location of only 10 kilometres away from the Mediterranean.

The mountain is shrouded in legends, the most famous of which tells the story of the French Continue Reading →

Climbing holidays in Alicante

As I headed for Alicante, I expected loads of older people, tourist traps with poor food, but also a wide variety of climbing opportunities. Traveling alone this time, I also knew I might have a challenge meeting climbers, due to the fact that I stayed in a touristy district. However, one evening in a cheesy karaoke bar, some young people recommended me to contact Continue Reading →