Gerakios at sunset

List of Crags

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

A pleasant crag that is difficult to find, just outside the village of Pego.

Limestone 200m 25 5a - 7c South Spain - Costa Blanca
Spain - Costa Blanca Pena Roja

Pena Roja is an easily accessible and pleasant crag of red limestone just two kilometres from the village of Jalon in the hills above Calpe.

Limestone 350m 50 6a - 8a South East Spain - Costa Blanca
Spain - Costa Blanca Sella - Hidden Valley, Wild Side

One of the best crags in the area, if you climb 7b and above. Long, steep routes up to 40m in length.

Limestone 700m 50 7a - 8c North Spain - Costa Blanca
Spain - Rodellar Rodellar - Aquest any si

Located just round the corner from the 6s of Criminal Tango, Aquest any si picks up where that crag left off, with a bunch of fine grade 7s.

Limestone 800m 15 6b - 8c North East Spain - Rodellar
Spain - Rodellar Rodellar - Bisagra

An excellent cliff with a handful of steep wall climbs on good rock. Gets the sun after about 2pm.

Limestone 800m 10 6c - 7c West Spain - Rodellar
Spain - Rodellar Rodellar - Café solo

A short steep crag that has the advantage of being easily accessible from the village, faces north and is next to a beautiful meadow with a nice swimming pool in the river.

Limestone 800m 15 7b-8c North Spain - Rodellar
Spain - Rodellar Rodellar - Criminal Tango

Steep climbing with a few excellent tufa climbs in the mid grades. Getting polished

Limestone 750m 10 6b - 7b East Spain - Rodellar
Spain - Rodellar Rodellar - Culo inquieto

A small cave with a few short steep routes that has the advantage of shade in the afternoon and being very close to a lovely bathing pool and beach that gets the sun in the afternoon.

Limestone 800m 5 7a+ - 7c+ East Spain - Rodellar
Spain - Rodellar Rodellar - El camino

A useful crag to avoid the sun in the morning and develop your technique on steep, crimpy, polished, well bolted limestone.

Limestone 800m 30 6a - 7b West Spain - Rodellar
Spain - Rodellar Rodellar - Furia Latina

A small crag next to the river that stays in the shade and is useful as a warm up for harder things, or as challenging routes in their own right

Limestone 800m 10 6a - 7b North Spain - Rodellar
Spain - Rodellar Rodellar - Gran Boveda and La Nuit des Temps

Gran Boveda is one of the premier crags in Rodellar with numerous steep and long routes from 7b upwards, and very easy access.

Limestone 80m 60 6b - 8c East Spain - Rodellar
Spain - Rodellar Rodellar - La Fuente

The sister crag to Furia Latina has some of the easiest routes in Rodellar, and they face North, so remain cool in the summer.

Limestone 800m 20 5a - 6b North Spain - Rodellar
Spain - Rodellar Rodellar - La Surgencia

La Surgencia is an impressive cliff at the end of the Rodellar valley, where the Rio Mascun is met by the Barranco del Andrebod. It is a crag of two halves.

Limestone 800m 20 7a - 8c North East Spain - Rodellar
Spain - Rodellar Rodellar - Las Ventanas and El Delfin

El Delfin is a hole in a huge limestone wall that when viewed from the North looks uncannily like a dolphin.

Limestone 800m 50 6a - 8c All Spain - Rodellar
Spain - Rodellar Rodellar - Pince sans rire

A lovely crag with some shaded warm ups for the morning, and sustained test pieces for the afternoon when the sun has slowly moved off the right hand face.

Limestone 800m 30 6b - 8c All Spain - Rodellar
Spain - Rodellar Rodellar - Piton d'o Cuervo

The impressive pinnacle between Temps des Nuits and Pince sans Rire has some excellent short routes on it's left hand side, and longer, harder ones up it's front face.

Limestone 800m 15 6a - 7c East Spain - Rodellar
Country: Switzerland
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
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 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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
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