EL CALO DE BETLEM


This fine little crag lies on the eastern tip of the island of Mallorca, near the villa settlement of Betlem, on the way to Cap de Ferrutx. The two buttresses offer contrasting climbing, on great rock, in a beautiful setting. El Calo de Betlem, in particular, has a fine set of middle-grade routes and is the perfect spot to appreciate sunsets and squeeze every last bit of light out of the day. The central dome-shaped wall has two magnificent technical climbs and the walls on either side are home to contrasting steeper pitches. Sector Subte is only really of interest to those who enjoy extremely steep explosive climbing and feel the need to get a bit more steep tufa-action under their belts. The routes on both areas are well-bolted, with good lower-offs, and can all be climbed comfortably on a standard rope. Although a little off the beaten track the crags are relatively easy to get to and make a good stop-off on the way back from Cala Magraner or Ermita de Betlem crags.

Routes

27 sport routes (5c...8a+)
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
East Face
This is a very pleasant location with pine trees at the base and the Mediterranean down below. The...
7
Sport
Morning sun
Level

15 mins

sheltered
Sector Es pasto
The main sector for climbing at El Calo de Betlem is on the clean grey dome of rock, with a man and...
5
Sport
Afternoon sun
Level

15 mins

sheltered
West Face
The West Face has a number of secluded routes that are well worth a look. All the lines are steep...
8
Sport
Afternoon sun
Level

15 mins

sheltered
Sector Subte
This small sector has a set of steep, blobby routes with powerful moves and some strange holds. The...
7
Sport
Evening sun
Level

10 mins

Dry in the Rain
sheltered
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