Climbing in Mallorca – over 100 routes for the avid climber
Mallorca is also a paradise for sport climbers. The island offers around 30 climbing areas with 900 routes climbing areas of all levels – easy slabs, steep walls and rugged overhangs. The climbing areas are well prepared. Hooks drilled or glued into the rocks are found everywhere at intervals of two to four metres. The rock is predominantly shell limestone. Due to the Mediterranean climate, the well-suited limestone and the diverse climbing areas, the island is ideally suited for both classic climbing on high walls and sport climbing. There are also numerous opportunities for Deep Water Soloing or psicobloc, climbing without a rope above the sea. For beginners and advanced climbers, there are numerous climbing schools that also offer equipment for hire. Climbers with less experience should be accompanied by local climbing guides, as safety is always the first priority on foreign terrain.
The largest climbing area is Sa Gubia with up to 250 m wall height. The holey limestone rock offers difficulty levels from 4 – 7. Because of the different difficulty levels, Sa Gubia is a recommended place for beginners and advanced climbers. Another popular climbing area is Cala Magraner and Cala Varques. In Cala Magraner, the difficulty levels range from 4 to 7. Cala Varques is best suited for psicobloc because of its cave entrances and the overhangs above the turquoise sea. At Cala Santanyí (Tijuana), too, you can find climbing routes with all levels of difficulty, but especially level 7, on the steep limestone coast. The climbing routes at Puig d`Alaró with levels of difficulty 6 and 7 are also popular.