SANTANYÍ


The small bay of Cala Santanyí is best left to those seeking a bit of fun when the weather gets too hot for sport climbing on the cliffs of Tijuana. The soloing here is limited, however the routes are great fun, especially Super Sonic. The rock can be brittle in places and the bay itself has been known to be hit by freak waves - all this adds to the excitement of the place. Take care in the Cove Area since the water is shallow in places and a boat is useful for reaching the Super Sonic Area. As a complete contrast, Santanyí is also the location of one of the World's hardest routes which just happens to be a deep water solo. When news began to emerge that Chris Sharma was working something big in Mallorca back in 2005 it was no surprise that the project was on the arch of Es Pontas. This impressive arch, is isolated from the mainland, and situated slightly further down the coast and is easily reached via a short drive from the beach at Cala Santanyí. It is easy to get to in calm seas but much more difficult when the conditions are rough.

Routes

14 sport routes (4c...9a+)
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
Sector Super Sonic and The Cove
6
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

5 mins

Es Pontas
Home to one of the hardest routes in the world; with no bolts to hang on, the line of Es Pontas...
8
Sport
Morning sun
Level

5 mins

Dry in the Rain
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