Gerakios at sunset

List of Crags

Country: Spain
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
Spain - Balaguer Ager - Barranc de Grillons

A large wall in a beautiful setting high above the Ager valley. Barranc de Grillons has mostly technical wall climbing on positive holds, including a few low grade routes.

Limestone 1000m 50 4b - 7a, mostly in the 6b to 7a range South Spain - Balaguer
Spain - Balaguer Santa Linya - Cova Gran

Cova Gran is one of the most important hard sport climbing crags in the world. Certainly if the density of one pitch hard routes is the measure, it takes a lot of beating.

Limestone 250m 70 7b - 9b South Spain - Balaguer
Spain - Balaguer Camarasa - Crestes de Conill South

The Crestes de Conill are a very interesting geological formation. Fins of rock, 50m high, that are not much thicker than your car, giving solid, slabby climbing.

Limestone 250m 30 5b - 6c South Spain - Balaguer
Spain - Balaguer Terradets - Paret de les Bruixes

Terradets is a very impressive gorge in the Serra del Montsec 40km or so North of Balaguer. Amongst the many big walls is the single pitch sport crag, Paret de les Bruixes.

Limestone 400m 50 7a to 9a South West Spain - Balaguer
Spain - Balaguer Os de Balaguer

Os de Balaguer is a small gorge close to the village from which it gets its name. It has mostly technical climbing on sharp incut holds.

Limestone 500m 100 6a to 8a South Spain - Balaguer
Spain - Balaguer Tartareu

A long escarpment with hundreds of routes up to 25m in length. It faces east and gets the sun until about 1pm, although this varies a bit according to the sector.

Limestone 600m 200 Mostly 6a to 8a East Spain - Balaguer
Spain - Balaguer Santa Ana left bank

Santa Ana is a major climbing area next to the large dam of the river Noguera Ribagorcana which forms the Santa Ana reservoir. The river acts as the border between Catalonia and Aragon.

Limestone 200m 200 mostly 6a to 8a All Spain - Balaguer
Spain - Balaguer St. LLorenc de Montgal

A large climbing area in a beautiful location next to the reservoirs of Panté de Saint LLorenc de Montgal. The crags face south and are a mixture of solid red limestone and conglomerate.

Limestone 250m 200 All All Spain - Balaguer
Spain - Balaguer Alos de Balaguer - El Raco

A small crag in a beautiful location halfway between Alos de Balaguera and the Noguera Pallaresa dam.

Limestone 300m 25 6a to 8a South Spain - Balaguer
Spain - Balaguer Alos de Balaguer - L'Estret

Another easily accessible, well bolted crag. L'estret has sustained slabby routes on the left hand side and overhanging test pieces in the cave on the right.

Limestone 300m 20 6a to 8b South Spain - Balaguer
Spain - Balaguer Ager - camp 300

An excellent crag of high quality rock in a beautiful location. Ager camp 300 has many slab type routes, that sometimes overhang. Bolting is excellent and the routes are up to 30m in length.

Limestone 1250m 60 6b - 8b South Spain - Balaguer
Spain - Balaguer Santa Linya - Futbolin

Futbolin is the unlucky little brother of the Cova Grana. Anywhere else it would be heralded as a great crag, here it is overshadowed by its more famous sibling.

Limestone 500m 25 6b - 7b South West Spain - Balaguer
Spain - Balaguer Cubells

A nice looking crag, situated at the top of a hill, the routes at Cubells are up to 30m in length and one of the few cliffs in the Balaguera area that give (relatively) low grade as well as mid gra

Limestone 600m 70 5b to 7a South East Spain - Balaguer
Spain - Balaguer Camarasa - Marcant Estil

Camaras is a large climbing area with excellent short and long routes. It does not get the sun until the late afternoon.

Limestone 300m 100 North West Spain - Balaguer
Country: Switzerland
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
Switzerland - Basler Jura Flüh

Elsässerwand at the left hand side of Hofstettenchöpfli is a pleasant crag with lots of wall climbing in the 5b to 6c range. It gets the sun in the afternoon, and dries quickly after rain.

Limestone 350m 30 Mostly 6a to 6c South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Falkenfluh - Twelve

The crag nearest to the Flakenfluh staircase contain many excellent routes and is justifiably popular.

Limestone 600m 30 West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Rappenfels

An excellent crag with about 50 routes, mostly in the 7a to 7c range. Stays dry in the rain. Well equipped, occasionally fragile rock, helmets recommended at the foot of the crag.

Limestone 400m 50 South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Tüfleten Left

Tüfleten is a relatively large, varied crag with routes to suit most tastes.

Limestone 500m 30 South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Tüfleten Right

Tüfleten is an excellent crag with something to suit most tastes. The right hand side has lots of test pieces from 7a to 9a.

Limestone 500m 30 South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Falkenfluh - Lange Wand

Lange Wand is the continuous stretch of crag on the right hand side of Falkenfluh, just after the Holzer recess and its fine arete "Holzerkante".

Limestone 600m 40 West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Falkenfluh - Piazza Grande

Some easy slabs, some desparate walls and one of the best routes in the area. Piazza Grande lives up to it's name as one long layback, although maybe it is better to jam it in places.

Limestone 600m 30 North West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Falkenfluh - Höhle Gasse

Höhle Gasse is the narrow lane between the crag and the 4m high boulder lying next to it. 

Limestone 650m 30 South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Falkenfluh - Walfisch

The continuation of Falkenfluh past Höhle Gasse, is again steep and hard.

Limestone 650m 30 South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Hofstettenchöpfli - Right

The right hand side of Hofstettenchöpfli is approached from Hofstetten.

Limestone 400m South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Redelsflue

A series of detached pinnacles with good quality rock and some fine routes above Roschenz.

Limestone 600m 20 South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Falkenfluh - Quellenchopf

The first crag you reach as you descend the steps is above a spring that leads into the river Birs.

Limestone 600m 5 South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Gempen Gempenpfeiler

A nice selection of climbs in this middle section of Gempen, mostly on steep walls with a few aretes and slabs thrown in.

Limestone 739m 40 South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Get Wet Canyon

On hot summer days after a long dry period, Get Wet Canyon is an ideal place to escape the heat.

Limestone 600m 30 South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Gempen Ziegenrücken

Ziegenrücken is the first slab you reach after descending the steep stepped gully. The climbs are popular, perhaps partly due to the easier routes, and obvious warm up potential.

Limestone 750m 30 All Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Chuenisberg Ravage

The sector Ravage is steep and has a long history. It was once home to the hardest route in the world. Ravage is a route that has now been on sighted by Adam Ondra.

Limestone 600m 20 North Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Gempen Sandührliwand

A very sunny crag that dries quickly and can sometimes be too hot even in the coldest months! Excellent wall climbing often on pockets, well bolted.

Limestone 750m 100 South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Chuenisberg Premiere

Premiere is the far left hand side of Chuenisberg. Often neglected it has a few excellent routes.

Limestone 600m 25 North Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Gempen Ost

The easiest sector at Gempen with many short, safe routes in the lower grades. Perfect for beginners, and the routes on Block wall are well worth the visit in their own right.

Limestone 750m 40 South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Chuenisberg H-Man

A compact sector with two distinct buttresses. The left hand side has some hard slabs and steep pocketed walls.

Limestone 600m 20 North Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Chuenisberg

Seldom busy, Chuenisberg is a peaceful place, set in a beautiful wood of beech trees.

Limestone 100 6a - 9a North Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Hofstettenchöpfli - Middle

The middle section of the Chöpfli is seldom visited, but has some worthwhile buttresses. Chrüz is the most Northerly and nearest to Flüh. Because of rare nesting birds, climbing is not allowed.

Limestone 500m 20 South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Chalengraben

Chalengraben is a beautiful gorge tucked away in the hillside above Hofstetten. It has a few short and difficult routes that can be really pleasant in the spring, summer and autumn.

Limestone 600m 20 6b to 8a All Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Pelzli Lower

The lower section of Pelzli is just a few minutes walk from the road and consists of the spectacular Daumenfels, and two smaller buttresses, Le Doigt and Mättelifels.

Limestone 600m 50 5c - 8a South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Schauenburgfluh Schauenburgfluh is an important crag near to Basel, and one of the largest in the Basler Jura. With 40m high walls and nearly 100 routes, it has lots of long wall climbs to offer, mostly in the middle grades. Some of the routes have two pitches, although most can be done in a single run out with an 80m rope. The routes are generally solid, but especially at the top, there is still some loose rock around, and helmets are advised. Limestone 650m 40 5a - 7b South East Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Pelzli Upper

The upper section of Pelzli consists of series of buttresses and boulders. The climbing is excellent with routes in all grades from 4c to 8a.

Limestone 600m 15 4c - 8a South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Tannenfluh main crag

Tannenfluh consists of two distinct parts. A crag on the hillside and a crag dug into the hillside. The first has a few separate buttresses with some nice mid grade routes.

Limestone 650m 40 South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Falkenfluh - Falkenspitz

The left hand side of Falkenfluh has many excellent mid grade routes climbing to the top of the Falkenspitz and Amboss pinnacles.

Limestone 600m 30 South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Ingelstein

Ingelstein must rank as one of the most attractive looking, and least visited crags in the Basler Jura.

Limestone 550m 20 4c to 7b South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Country: France
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
Switzerland - Basler Jura Grotte des Nains

Situated deep in the forest, this small gorge with its quaint little cave has a handful of steep and difficult climbs up to 30m in length.

Limestone 350m 20 North East Switzerland - Basler Jura
France - Vosges Vosges - Lac Blanc, Rocher Hans

An interesting granite crag in a beautiful location with multi pitch routes up to 70m in length.

Granite 1100m 20 5a - 7c South West France - Vosges
France - Vosges Vosges - Gueberschwihr

Gueberschwihr is a beautiful little village in the middle of the vineyards on the edge of the Vosges.

Sandstone 400m 100 3 - 8c East France - Vosges
Country: Greece
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Iannis

Iannis is a the large stalactite cave at the left hand end of Poets, flanked by steep orange walls containing many steep classic tufa lines.

Limestone 100m 30 West Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Iliada

Iliada is overshadowed by Odyssey, but perhaps should not be. It is less polished, has some excellent routes, and for a few minutes extra walk is a lot less crowded.

Limestone 200m 50 West Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Sea Breeze

An excellent crag for beginners with easy access,bay easy routes and lovely views over Arginonta bay. The routes are mostly slabs and walls, and many require an 80m rope.

Limestone 100m 100 5a - 6c South Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Je t'aime

Situated just off the Arginonta, Vathy road just after the col, Je t'aime has a varied selection of routes, from hard overhanging walls to easy slabs.

Limestone 300m 30 4c - 8a South East Greece - Kalymnos