CALA BARQUES


Cala Barques is the most popular DWS crag in Mallorca. There are five areas to explore. The first is a short walk along the left side of the bay (looking out to sea), which brings you to an awesome stalactite cave known as the Cova Area. At roughly 14m high, this cave gives you the opportunity to push your limits without risking a huge fall. Further along the cliff are two more caves: left is the Metrosexual Area and right is the Snatch Area. Both lead into a giant grotto, which can also be accessed from the top of the cliff. On the same headland but a bit further over is another cave with a bulging wall to its right. This is the Tarantino Cave, the largest cliff in Barques, which contains some of the most challenging routes on the island. Further on is the impressive Muscles Cave which so far only has one route.

Routes

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
Cova Area
A delightful crag, with great rock and some amazing architecture. The crag is around 14m in height....
23
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

15 mins

Metrosexual Area
A great cave - the routes are mainly safe and a perfect 12m high with easy exits. The crag is...
9
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

20 mins

Snatch Area
This cave is a terrific way to either fall off a lot or get very fit. It's full of grade 6s and 8s,...
10
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

20 mins

Tarantino Cave
This cave is full of big grades. It's also tall, at roughly 22m, so if 'S0' is your preference,...
8
Sport
Morning sun
Level

25 mins

Muscles Cave
This hidden bay lies further around the headland from Tarantino Cave and has a significant line.
1
Sport
Early morning sun
Level

25 mins

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