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Mallorca in July
June 12, 2019, 01:06:19 pm
Sounds like madness, but we've been invited to Mallorca in early July with a week's free accommodation so can't turn it down. It's mainly a family holiday with young kids but we're hoping that the dad's will be able to slope away to climb a few times. I now July is probably the worst possible timing for climbing on the island, but c'est la vie.

I'm imagining DWS will suit us best. Having flicked through the latest rockfax guide I'm wondering if we'll need a rope, harness etc to access many of the classic DWS crags, or are they scrambles/downclimbs? Which crags have the easiest, least faffy access? Luggage space will be at a premium so if we can get away without all that clobber that would be great.

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#1 Re: Mallorca in July
June 12, 2019, 01:42:33 pm
Cala Barques is easy access. No tomfoolery needed. There are normally some bits of old rope/rope ladders that assist in pulling out onto low-level ledges, but check that these are in place before you commit, and know where your alternative swim out it (of course). You might have trouble with parking on the access road to the beach (have a search on here for threads passim). If you're going in July it sounds like you need to just find somewhere in the shade. Metrosexual and Hercules face south-west so should be OK in the morning. Might of the Stalactite is a friendly lowball traverse across one of the caves which is absolutely mega (Adventurous down-climb into the unknown. Swinging around on huge jugs dripping from the roof. Mid way rest sat down on a huge stalactite Jump into the sea off the finishing ledge.). I think it might be deep enough in the cave that it'll be in shade around midday (don't hold me to that!).

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#2 Re: Mallorca in July
June 12, 2019, 02:33:23 pm
Yeah loads in Barques that will be fine, that cave is so steep it rarely gets any sun. Instead of jumping off the finishing ledge, finish up one of the many routes above which are so so good.

RE parking, the walk down from the main parking isn't too bad, fairly flat most of the way

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#3 Re: Mallorca in July
June 13, 2019, 09:44:09 am
Hey Gaz
I have bouldered and DWS in Majorca a few times now, PM me for details { i bought a small boulder guide for Santanyi you could borrow}

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#4 Re: Mallorca in July
June 13, 2019, 02:42:42 pm
Speaking of bouldering, I did this above a rucksack with a close spot:

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#5 Re: Mallorca in July
June 13, 2019, 04:34:23 pm
Why were you spotting a rucksack? :)

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#6 Re: Mallorca in July
June 14, 2019, 02:56:39 pm
Where on the island are you staying? If on the West then there is an safe, very accessible little DWS venue in Santa Ponca. Topo below.

https://27crags.com/crags/santa-ponca

If North East around Porta Pollenca there is bouldering in boquer valley but obviously that will be pretty much first or last thing only in July. The mega classic Xampingo is just about ok without a mat, the rest really do need a mat unless you're very bold.

SE of the island you're laughing.