ORIHUELA


Around the old town of Orihuela and its satellite of Redovan are a series of rugged red hills that despite appearances to the contrary contain much good climbing. From the classic multi-pitch offerings on the Pared Negra to the short steep sport routes near the Cueva Ahumada there is much here to interest the passing climber.

Routes

98 sport routes (4a...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
El Diedro
A fine and complex face with massive areas of rock - much of which remains undeveloped.
4
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

20 mins

El Polígono
The imposing red pyramid the blocks the upper and of the valley his home to a trio of longer...
3
Trad and Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

20 mins

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
Rédovan - La Pancha
The Belly is the best bit of rock in the area, for fully bolted multi-pitch routes. There is also a...
19
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

Callosa - Sectors 2 and 3
Steep sustained pitches are the order of the day here, the best destination in the area for those...
17
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

Callosa - Sector 1
The first of the newer sport venues to be developed - hence the name - with a set of short pitches....
14
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

Callosa - Escuela Vieje
A small shady wall that has a series of clip-ups in the lower-grades. Climbs on this buttress and...
5
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

8 mins

Callosa - Solana and Rápel
Two short walls that give some pleasant offerings in the lower grades.
13
Sport
Sun and shade
Up and down

0 mins

Callosa - La Cantera
In the right side of the valley is the tall entrance of the Cueva Humada cave. The long wall...
4
Trad and Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

Restricted Access
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  • Latest Comments

    For ORIHUELA

    Derecha del Espolón
    "It seemed to us as if access is back here. We were told by a local climber that ..." 03/Mar

    Vía Nuria
    "Tried to abseil down this route. It is rebolted! Looks great. However, someone h..." 28/Jun

    Gusano
    "Absolutely brilliant. Hard move low down then fairly straight forward sustained..." 12/Oct top50

    Derecha del Espolón
    "Climbing is banned on this sector until 31/12/2013. The sign also shows that hik..." 13/Jun

    El Diedro
    "Route climbed on 9 Feb 2011. The rock is unusually gritty for limestone, with an..." 11/Feb

    Lirón Arboreo
    "Nice climbing, very soft at grade!" 27/Jan top50

    Teo
    "Did it in 4 pitches and all of them seemed the same grade of 6a. A great route b..." 10/Jan

    Baldomera del quinto
    "Good long climb,quite tricky near top." 02/Dec

    La Cantera
    "Can get down in 2 long (50m) abseils." 29/Nov

    Sali
    "I believe that's the description of IX Capitulos. We climbed it a couple of days..." 07/Nov

    La Cantera
    "I thought the whole climb was excellent, especially the third pitch. There was o..." 06/Oct

    Cuchipín suda fuerte
    "completely agree - this one and maldita sea definitely feel way harder than all ..." 27/Jun

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