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Albahida aka Gubia Normal T 

Albahida  


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Elevation: 1,000'
Location: 39.6948, 2.6732 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brian in SLC on Nov 10, 2011
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Description 

Albahida is the striking, steep ridge line rising up out of the big amphitheater of Sa Gubia.

Easily visible to the west as one travels north on the Ma-11 from Palma to Sóller, the Albahida arête is visible down and left of the pointy summit of the peak across the valley from Bunyola and splits the massive west facing wall of Cara Oeste and the complex Sector Bomberos.

This sector contains the single most popular and classic moderate ridge climb on the island, its namesake, Albahida. As well, there’s a number of popular variations (Quan es fa fosc and Gubia Variente) and a harder steeper route Supernova, Spits ‘n Giggles, just left of the lower angle arête.

Getting There 

Follow the dry riverbed of the Torrent de la Blanca s'Alquar described in the main approach to Sa Gubia.

Near the looming Sector’s Excalibur and Isla Bonita, take the trail up towards those steep sectors and continue around the bottom of the amphitheater to the dry creek bed and the base of the Albahida ridge.

Approach takes around 40 minutes from a carpark on the highway.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.8 miles from here

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Albahida aka Gubia Normal 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Europe : Spain : ... : Albahida
Viewed from a distance or, close up, the distinctive arête of Albahida just begs to have a classic route on its steep, exposed spine of rock. And...it does! Bonus for modest climbers or those seeking an “escalade plaisir” day that the route is within the means of most abilities.Getting started: locate the base of the ridge. The lower angle ramp leading up to a green bushy stance is the first pitch.Pitch 1: scramble up the low angle ridge aiming for the enclosed ledge between bushes...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Albahida at Sa Gubia
BETA PHOTO: Albahida at Sa Gubia
Albahida sector at Sa Gubia
Albahida sector at Sa Gubia
Looking down the ridgeline of Albahida on the 3rd/4th class ramble to the summit.
Looking down the ridgeline of Albahida on the 3rd/...

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