ALARÓ


The huge hulk of Alaró dominates the view towards the mountains when travelling along the road that crosses the interior of Mallorca. With so much rock it could almost be expected that this place would provide a destination on its own, yet around 15 years after the first developments, there are still only a handful of routes on three relatively limited sectors. Unfortunately, as is often the case on Mallorca, access difficulties have dogged Alaró for many years and put a halt on climbers being able to realise the full potential of the place - see below for the current situation. The consolation is that the small number of existing routes are mostly brilliant and on wonderful rock formations. Sector Chorreras offers massive pitches up immaculate tufa systems ranging from the pencil-thick to tree-trunk-like. The route Buf! is now world famous but virtually all the routes on this wall are as good. The other two sectors are not quite as spectacular but still have some major routes, including some easier ones on Paret de sa Porta, and some multi-pitch routes on Sector del Medio. Another pleasant aspect to a visit is the excellent restaurant on the approach road; there tends to be only one meal on the menu but it is guaranteed to be a good one, and the place has a great atmosphere.

Routes

57 sport routes (4+...8a)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other Page
Paret de sa Porta
The wall at the left-hand end of the main face is small compared to those further right but it...
26
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

25 mins

Seepage

0

150
Sector del Medio
This excellent area is situated to the right of the huge 'mouth' in the middle of the west face. It...
18
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

0

152
Sector Chorreras
The right-hand side of the west face of Alaró is a massive wall laced with tufas, home to some of...
10
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Seepage

0

154
Sector Kiko
Down and right of the main tufa wall is a slabby area of rock that has some worthwhile easier...
11
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Seepage

0

155
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