Jaraba

Jaraba-Daba-Do! …as Fred Flintstone would say.

This crag was recommended to us by a couple from Zaragoza who we met at the Moraira sea cliffs, and gets 5 crabs in Donde Escalar – it had to be worth a look. The climbing is situated on either side of a deep gorge, formed by the collapse of an underground cave/river system. The river occasionally surfaces with thermal pools which provide Jaraba’s main claim to fame as a modest spa resort.

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Cragging is pretty handily roadside!

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Don’t be fooled by the blue sky – air temperature was about 5C and there was a stiff breeze blowing, so we were climbing in belay jackets!

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Fun routes, but stiff grades, especially on some of the older and therefore more polished lines.

We persevered, even after the sun disappeared behind afternoon clouds, but called it a day when it started to snow!

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Back at the campsite there was a roaring fire in the hearth at the bar – it would have been rude not to put it to use…

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