Climbing High in Mallorca

Mallorca, Spain– a small island just off the coast to Barcelona– is a premiere winter climbing destination for anyone looking to catch some sunshine and climb some of the raddest limestone cliffs in the world. There are oceanside cliffs, mountainous caves, and crags dotting the hillsides of nearly every major town on the island. The limestone features are also endless with pockets, crimps, slopers, and never ending tufas, which allow for a diversity of creative climbing techniques. Although Mallorca rock climbing often gets overshadowed by its big league crags on mainland Spain, if you’re looking to beat the crowds and experience beautiful, idyllic climbing at its best, look no further than the little Mediterranean island that certainly packs a powerful punch.

 

Tufa-studded cliffs outside the town of Caimari, Mallorca

 

Dan Yagmin Jr. sending Rigor Mortis, 7c+

 

Charissa Rujanavech giving a go on the super classic, Colgao, 7b

 

Sunset at the seaside caves of El Bunker

 

Charissa Rujanavech pulling the roof of Phantomas, 7b

 

Dan Yagmin Jr. working the crux of Football Fan, 8a

 

Dan Yagmin Jr. sending Sex Cannabis, 8a

 

The infamous Es Pontas arch (a.k.a. Chris Sharma’s gnarly deep water solo in King Lines).