A short distance north of the centre of Petrer/Elda is 'the tower of the raven', set high above the valley, with a difficult-to-spot black metal cross on its summit. This west-facing cliff is home to twenty worthwhile climbs, several of which are in the lower grades. The routes are up to 30m in length, often of two pitches, and are well bolted. The rock is generally less than vertical and many of the routes finish on a true summit. The place is well worth a day if you are in the area and climb at the appropriate grade. The cliff is also known as Espolón de la Sierra del Caballo. The climbing here was first developed in the early 1960s.


22 winter routes (3...7a+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Southwest Face
A good set of face climbs, often two pitches long, leading to a mini-summit. The routes on the...
Lots of sun!

20 mins

North Face
The North Face is the slanting wall of rock that runs up behind the left-hand arete of the face and...
Sun and shade
Up and down

0 mins

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