LEYVA


A long way south of the popular climbing areas around Benidorm and Calp, lurks Leyva, a major venue that is well worth a visit. It is a magnificent cliff of international significance with 60 major routes; the main face being a 150 metre high, south-facing wall of great rock. The early routes here were done in traditional style originally but all the best climbs are now fully bolted. All that is required for these is fifteen quickdraws and double ropes for the abseil descent. If you prefer to travel even lighter, and just use a single rope, it is possible to walk off the right-hand side of the cliff. Down and right of the main cliff there are two smaller crags with a good selection of single pitch sport climbs across a range of difficulty, the Sectors de la Cueva and Pecera.

Routes

66 winter routes (4c...8b+)
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
The Main Face
A magnificent wall! A wide expanse of excellent limestone, split by some fantastic lines and the...
13
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

50 mins

Las Cuevas
A collection of over 50 single pitch routes, from small to very large with a grade spread from 4+...
35
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

40 mins

Dry in the Rain
sheltered
La Pecera
The section of rock on the far right has a collection of well-bolted routes from 5+ to 6b. A...
18
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

45 mins

sheltered
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