SALEM


Despite the vaguely slightly sinister association Salem is a friendly crag with loads of accessible and well-bolted climbing. The various walls offer both sun and shaded routes as you require them. The rock is generally good with smooth flowing limestone, covered in small solution pockets, on the right-hand side, and more broken and cracked walls on the left-hand side. As with most recently bolted crags, the gear and lower-offs are all solid and well-positioned .... lots of them ... all over the place ... in fact far too many, and this actually detracts from one or two sectors. Many visitors here make the mistake of just climbing on the two sectors near the parking - Frigorific and Estival. Both these offer some good routes, especially in the easier grades, however 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 on the easier routes by on Sectors Frigorific and Estival. Some people may find a small rack of wires useful just in case.

Routes

142 sport 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 Page
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
400
Sector Frigorífico
A shady wall of excellent rock but the routes are so packed-in that, in some places, it is...
26
Sport
No sun
Level

1 min

sheltered
402
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

404
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...
22
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
406
Sector Iniciació
This short wall is hidden away in the back of the barranco. It is shady in the morning and sunny in...
6
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
407
Sector Complicacións
This long and complex crag runs up the north-facing hillside. It consists of compact limestone...
37
Sport
No sun
Uphill

10 mins

408
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