ORIHUELA


To the north of the old town of Orihuela and its smaller satellite of Callosa de Segura is a series of rugged red hills that, despite initial appearances to the contrary, contain much good climbing. The main area of interest is the classic multi-pitch offerings on the Pared Negra. The area is close enough to the Alicante/Benidorm area to be a reasonable objective for a day's visit, and although the cliffs have been climbed on here by the locals for over 40 years, visitors have always been rare. The esoteric local guide (Senderismo y Escalada por la Vega Baja del Segura) covers many more climbs in this intriguing area.

Routes

23 winter routes (5a...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
Sector Hoyo
As the approach path nears the cliff, there is a buttress up and left rising above the trees. There...
4
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

Restricted Access
Pared Negra
The Pared Negra is the impressive grey wall rising above the road tunnel on the N340 just north of...
15
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Restricted Access
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