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Metrosexual Area

International > Europe > Spain > Mallorca > Cala Varques

Description

The Metrosexual area has quite a few hard routes between 5.11 and 5.12. Many of these hard routes have manageable starts that allow you to get to a good altitude before spitting you off into safe deep water.

Getting There

From the Cala Barques beach follow the path to the left over the rocky spit of land until you reach a small bay with two large caves facing you. The left cave, which has another small cave to the left of it, is the Metrosexual area. The large cave to the right is the Snatch area. Walk left around the bay and (carefully) clamber down onto the platform between the large and small cave. The large cave contains a good number of S0 routes.

Routes from Left to Right

5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 2
Bandito
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 15
Bisexual
TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Metrosexual
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 1
Smash it in
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bandito
 2
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Bisexual
 15
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a TR
Metrosexual
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Smash it in
 1
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport

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Metrosexual with some bouldering on the left
[Hide Photo] Metrosexual with some bouldering on the left
The whipper
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Climbers approaching the Metrosexual area.  The climbs are on the right-hand cave.  There is a convenient ledge between the two caves for storing gear and drying off between attempts.
[Hide Photo] Climbers approaching the Metrosexual area. The climbs are on the right-hand cave. There is a convenient ledge between the two caves for storing gear and drying off between attempts.

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Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
[Hide Comment] A video of some climbing and cliff jumping in the Metrosexual area, April 2016:
vimeo.com/164893353 Feb 6, 2017