MASCARAT


Often gazed at in awe from the car as you whip through the tunnels on your way somewhere else, the towering walls of the Mascarat provide some fine, long routes in a weird and exciting setting. The noise of the traffic dominates the atmosphere a bit, although this is of little significance on the Southwest Face. Several of the long routes have become established classics on the Costa Blanca hit-list with Llobet/Bertomeu (Vía UBSA) being one of the more popular long and relatively easy routes around. Others are seldom climbed but are worthwhile nonetheless. The hard routes on the Hambre de Mujer wall and Cleoplaca wall are all superb, but don't see much attention.

Routes

1 winter route (7b)
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
Aguja Superior
The south side of the Mascarat Gorge has two huge faces split by a ridge which runs down to the old...
8
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

15 mins

Windy
Aguja Inferior
This is the tower on the north side of the Mascarat gorge. It has a striking, clean, triangular...
13
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

Windy
The Gorge
Deep in the gorge which cuts through the towering walls of the Mascarat, are a couple of compact...
13
Sport
No sun
Level

8 mins

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