MARÍN


To the northwest of the double-town of Elda/Petrer is a prominent cream-coloured dome of rock where a slabby crag sits on the crest of the hill. Developed in the 1960's then rebolted in 1992, this is not a cliff for the hard-core but climbers who operate up to 6a and 6b should find a visit here very rewarding.
The central section of the cliff is home to 20 pleasant low-grade climbs, up to 60m high, very well bolted, generally slabby and with some multi-pitch options. Many of the climbs have their names and approximate grades painted at their foot in large ugly writing. Five minutes walk further west is an excellent steeper crag which has a great set of slightly harder routes. There are also a few other routes dotted around on several smaller sectors that have good climbing and will usually be quieter.

Routes

1 dws route (6a)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Placas Pinchosas
The far west end of the crag has three isolated walls with a handful of routes.
9
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Up and down

10 mins

Cueva de Marín
This fine area, to the west of the main cliff, gives a reason for climbers operating in the 6s and...
23
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Up and down

10 mins

Sector Intermedio
Tucked between the steep routes of Cueva de Marín and the longer slabby climbs of Sector Clásico is...
16
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Up and down

10 mins

Sector Clásico
The tallest face at Marín consists of a fine slabby wall with one of the best selections of lower...
22
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

10 mins

Sector Senda
To the right of the Sector Clásico at Marín is a lot of rock, one section has been developed with a...
15
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Up and down

10 mins

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