The Ponoch is the massive face of rock that overlooks the town of Polop. It is often stared at from the motorway in awe and wonder, but few people venture onto these extensive walls. The face has many trad routes and a few fully-equipped sport routes on a bigger scale than most in the area. Routes here can be run-out, exposed and affected by significant rockfall from the huge face above. Rockfall should be expected at all times, as the often easy upper pitches of the meandering trad routes follow loose ledge systems. A helmet is essential when climbing here. If you enjoy these then you could try getting hold of a copy of the local guide to the mountain - Guía de Escalada del Ponoch by Carlos Tudela (1998) which list over 60 more climbs on these spectacular faces.


8 sport routes (6a...7b)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Ponoch Routes
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Trad and Sport
Lots of sun!

20 mins

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