Gerakios at sunset

List of Crags

Country: Spain
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
Spain - Costa Blanca Acantilado de Bixauca

A pleasant cliff set amongst olive, almond and cherry trees, the crag of Bixauca offers something at most grades, usually on good, incut and rough holds.

Limestone 700m 30 5a - 8a South Spain - Costa Blanca
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 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 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 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 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
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 - Costa Blanca Font d'Axia

A small crag with a handful of easy routes in a  nice setting in the hills behind Jalon. It gets the sun in the afternoon and is sheltered from the wind.

Limestone 300m 20 Mostly grade 4 and 5 West Spain - Costa Blanca
Spain - Costa Blanca Gandia

An excellent sport climbing crag with routes up to 30m long on steep, solid and sometimes polished limestone.

Limestone 200m 100 Mostly 6a to 7c South Spain - Costa Blanca
Country: Austria
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
Austria - Niederösterreich Adlitzgräben

Adlitzgräben is a real craggers crag, near to the old wealthy resort of Semmering.

Limestone 1000m 200 5 - 9a South Austria - Niederösterreich
Country: France
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
France - Alpes Maritimes Aiglun - Paroi du Giet

Aiglun is a beautiful village in the East of Provence next to an impressive gorge.

Limestone 800m 50 6a - 8b South France - Alpes Maritimes
France - Doubs Baume les Dames - Quint

A large, important crag with many routes, especially in the harder grades.

Limestone 300m 100 South France - Doubs
France - Doubs Baume les Dames - Sous Buen

Sous Buen is a pleasant crag in a beautiful location overlooking the Doubs. It has single pitch routes in all grades from 3 to 8, up to 30m in length, many with the name written at the bottom.

Limestone 300m 100 East France - Doubs
France - Alpes Maritimes Bonson

Bonson is a nice village in the south of France, about 45min from Nice. The crag is located at the top of the small hill around the corner (can't see it from the village).

Limestone 800m 20 West France - Alpes Maritimes
France - Languedoc-Roussillon Claret

Claret is a small, pretty village 20km North of Montpellier.

Limestone 200m 300 5b - 8c South France - Languedoc-Roussillon
Country: Switzerland
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
Switzerland - Jura Balsthal Osterloch and Überhang

A couple of small overhanging buttresses with a few short but interesting routes. Osterloch faces west. The Überhang stays dry in the rain, and gets the sun until 1pm. 

Limestone 500m 5 7a - 8a All Switzerland - Jura
Switzerland - Jura Bettlerküche

Situated on the top of the hills above the Aare valley, Bettlerküche is in a perfect position to enjoy the views of the Swiss plain.

Limestone 1100m 50 6a - 8a South Switzerland - Jura
Switzerland - Jura Bränten

A one route crag, Kingway finds a solid way up an otherwise chossy crag. Gets the sun in the afternoon. 

Limestone 600m 1 North West Switzerland - 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 - Central Cheselenfluh

Cheselenflue is the big impressive cliff that can be seen from the Stockalp to Melchsee Frutt road, or ski piste in winter.

Limestone 1700m 10 5c - 7a South Switzerland - Central
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 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 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 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 - Churfirsten Churfirsten - Tristencholben

Tristencholben is the rounded pinnacle east of Rosenboden that is clearly visible when you walk round the "Blumenweg" from the Chäsenrugg cable car. At first sight it is a daunting place to climb.

Limestone 216m 5 5c - 7b South Switzerland - Churfirsten
Switzerland - Central Diamantstock

 Diamantstock is a granite mountain accessible from the very pleasant Bächlitalhütte. The Grosser Diamantstock is an excellent full day tour that is often underestimated.

Granite 3162m 2 4c - 5a South Switzerland - Central
Switzerland - Bernese Oberland Engelhörner Kingspitze

It looks like a friendly Swiss crag, but Kingspitze is actually a major Alpine undertaking.

Limestone 2621m 1 South East Switzerland - Bernese Oberland
Switzerland - Bernese Oberland Engelhörner Simelistock and Vorderspitze

At the left hand side of the cirque of cliffs surrounding the Ochsel valley are three impressive peaks.

Limestone 2482m 12 South West Switzerland - Bernese Oberland
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 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 - 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 - 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 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 Falkenfluh - Walfisch

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

Limestone 650m 30 South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Central Fallenflue Förröm

Long pitches from the exposed ledge. Make sure your rope is long enough!

Limestone 1200m 15 South Switzerland - Central
Switzerland - Central Fallenflue Gülden

Single pitch sport routes in a big wall setting. Excellent rock, hot when the sun is shining in winter, and too hot to climb if it is shining in the summer.

Limestone 1200m 30 South Switzerland - Central
Switzerland - Central Fallenflue Plumbum

Excellent climbing from the exposed ledge

Limestone 1200m 20 South Switzerland - Central
Switzerland - Central Fallenflue Silber

Short warm up routes away from the main crag

Limestone 1200m 15 South Switzerland - Central
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 - Central Galengrat

A big wall of near perfect granite, Galengrat offers "plaisir pur" rock climbing to within an hour of the summit of Galenstock.

Granite 3250m 2 6a - 6c South Switzerland - Central
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 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 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 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 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 - Grimsel Pass Grimsel - Bügeleisen

Bugeleisen lies opposite the power station on Grimsel pass, an isolated buttress with excellent slab climbing.

Granite 1650m 3 5c - 6c East Switzerland - Grimsel Pass
Country: Italy
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
Italy - Sardinia Baunei - Cala Goloritze

A very special needle, and a very special location. Aguglia Goloritze rises 200m above the emerald green Mediterranean sea.

Limestone 150m 20 All Italy - Sardinia
Italy - Sardinia Baunei - Punta Giradili

The impressive 400m cliff south of Punta Giradili and east of the small town of Baunei is one of the best big walls in Sardinia, if not the whole of Italy.

Limestone 400m 10 7a - 8a South West Italy - Sardinia