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Shared By: Ryan Williams on Apr 19, 2011
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Description Suggest change

This area includes about a half dozen sectors that are located father up the main ridge that is commonly referred to as Frontalas. In reality, Frontalas is located on the lower west end of the ridge and Escalera Arabe is located on the upper east end.

it is a wonderful area that sits high up on the ridge above the trees. The crags all offer excellent views of the area and the quality of the climbing matches the views. Most of the routes are vertical in nature and can be described as moderate face climbs. You will find some hard 5.12 and maybe 5.13, but many of the routes range in grade from 5.9 to 5.12.

Most of the climbing here is south facing and gets a lot of sun. Shady areas can be found with some exploring and the crags get a good breeze, but in general this area is not suitable for hot weather.

Getting There Suggest change

In the past it was possible to drive up the track to the base of the cliff, however the track has now been closed by the National Park and as a result the approach is considerably longer on foot although it is a lovely walk and not at all strenuous. There is occasional stone fall from the large areas of broken crags above the climbs and a helmet is advised. The area is named after the Mozarabic stairway built pre-1500, sections of which are still in amazing condition.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Escalera Arabe

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Alcalá de Guadaira
Sport 7 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 21
Blue Line
Sport 12 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 5
El Beso de la Flaca
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Lucky no com Pan
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Zeig Mir Deine Muskeln
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Sergio y Antonio
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 6
Filou
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Yo y Me Resaca
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
La Dusha Mashusha
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Blade Runner
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Engendro Caneri
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Rogelio
Sport 11 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Dos Tetas Tiran
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
El canalillo de la Mari
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 6
Hockey Night in Canada
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Alcalá de Guadaira Sergio
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 7 pitches
Blue Line Suiza
 21
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport 12 pitches
El Beso de la Flaca Upper crag
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Lucky no com Pan Upper crag
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Zeig Mir Deine Muskeln Sergio
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Sergio y Antonio Sergio
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Filou Upper crag
 6
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Yo y Me Resaca Sergio
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
La Dusha Mashusha Sergio
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Blade Runner Arabesque
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Engendro Caneri Upper crag
 4
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Rogelio Suiza
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 11 pitches
Dos Tetas Tiran Suiza
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
El canalillo de la Mari Upper crag
 14
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Hockey Night in Canada Upper crag
 6
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
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