Sa Gubia

This has to be Mallorca’s premier crag for the breadth of climbing available, from huge moderate multi pitch routes to steep test pieces, all in a fabulous setting – good options for sun and shade too.

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Something for everyone, so we split up into two teams, with Helen, Tash and Leah heading to the allegedly shady Potaje espanol sector (which turned out to be a sun trap) and Jake and I went to the Parat de Coloms opposite.

Warming up on top 50 Algo Savage, perhaps the world’s hardest 6b, I could tell I might be in for an unproductive day in terms of ‘ticks’ and sure enough it was the only route I managed clean.

At least the other climbers at the crag were struggling too! Apart from Jake of course. Sal de Arenal, a crazy tough 6c, seemed to be spitting everyone else off from its last move, and I didn’t spot anyone else managing the classic Pastels de Isabel 7b. By the time I tried to lead Si lo se no vengo, a brilliant 7a linking giant blobs via steep wall climbing, I just didn’t have anything left in the tank!

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2 responses to “Sa Gubia

  1. Fantastic. I love Majorca. Was my first ever Mediterranean climbing trip with Andy S and scene of the legendary mushroom incident – ask him about it.

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