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Penon d'Ifach

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Penon d'Ifach 


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The main face of Penon d'Ifach at sunset

Description 

The Penon is a 1000 ft. limestone plug rising out of the Mediterranean Sea on the edge of the town of Calpe. The huge white tower is home to many long sport and trad routes along with a developed path down the backside.


Getting There 

walk along the beach until you reach the obvious tower.


Climbing Season


5 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Penon d'Ifach:
Valencianos   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 8 pitches, 900'   
Costa Blanca   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 6 pitches, 666'   
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Chris Perkins leads the final technical pitch on Diedra UBSA, Calpe Spain.  Photo by José Ortega.

Diedra UBSA 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13  Europe : Spain : ... : Penon d'Ifach
This über-classic climbs the south face of the Peñon D'Ifach direct before veering off left to finish. A series of dihedrals and some polished face climbing leads to a pinnacle before launching through the crux, making a short rappel, and finishing in a polished, but stellar overhanging dihedral. Sparingly protected by bolts, you may decide to bring some extra gear, but I found it hard to place and somewhat unreliable in the bullet-proof polished glass limestone. Here is a description of the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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view from Calpe
view from Calpe
The Peñón de Ifach from the harbor at Calpe, post climb at beer-thirty...
The Peñón de Ifach from the harbor at Calpe, post ...
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By RyanO
From: sunshine
Nov 23, 2012

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