SALEM


Salem is a friendly crag with plenty of easily accessible and well-bolted climbing, and there is always sun and shade to choose from. The rock is generally good with water-washed limestone, covered in small solution pockets, on the right-hand side, and more featured walls on the left-hand side. The gear and lower-offs are all solid and well-positioned though it has to be admitted that the over-bolting actually detracts from the climbing in a couple of sectors.
Many visitors here make the mistake of just climbing on the two sectors near the parking - Frigorific and Estival. Both these offer the odd good route, especially in the easier grades, however they are not the best climbing here and you will get much more from the crag if you venture up onto the higher side walls and explore the place a bit.
Bolts have a habit of disappearing from the easier routes on Sectors Frigorific and Estival. Some people may find a small rack of wires useful just in case.

Routes

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
Sector Estival
Behind the pumping station is this small scruffy cliff with its set of mediocre, but fairly...
16
Sport
Lots of sun!
Roadside

0 mins

sheltered
Sector Frigorífico
A shady wall of excellent rock but the routes are so packed-in that, in some places, it is...
26
Sport
Sun and shade
Level

1 min

sheltered
Sol i Bon Temps
A couple of open, sunny walls high on the hillside above Sector Estival. With good rock and lots of...
35
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

Sector Chica Fácil
The final section of cliff on the sunny side of the valley is a big wall undercut at its base by a...
28
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
Sector Complicacións
This long and complex crag runs up the north-facing hillside. It consists of compact limestone...
37
Sport
Sun and shade
Uphill

10 mins

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