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Can Torxa Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,400'
Location: 41.2974, 0.7753 View Map  Incorrect?
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Can Torxa is a top destination for those in search of fun, high quality moderates. This cliff has twenty or so routes ranging in grade from 5.9 to 5.12a. The cliff is relatively high, with routes up to 70 feet or so. The cliff faces nearly due South, but with a good selection of trees and some large dihedrals, there is shade to be found on hot days.

Most of the climbs are less than vertical, though some involve a brief roof or bulge. Despite that, these routes are relatively steep for their grades, and therefore quite juggy & fun. There are a few climbs, particularly the stellar "Chachi qui Chapi" (5.11d), that are consistently overhanging. Other recommended lines include the steep & varied "Somiatruites" (5.11a), and the excellent pocket-fest "Freekando" (5.10d).

Getting There 

Head Northeast out of Margalef on the T713 for about 1.5 Km. Turn right onto a paved road signed for "Embassement", passing under large power lines. Follow the paved road down the hill a short ways to some small cobblestone towers. Park at the lot on the right, below the towers, or continue between the towers along the road to various parking spaces along the road. The Torxa cliff begins ~300yds past the parking lot, on the left (North) side of the road, just after a sweeping left turn in the paved road.

Climbing Season

For the Catalonia area.

Weather station 24.6 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Can Torxa

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Can Torxa:
Chachi qui Chapi   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   
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Featured Route For Can Torxa
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting Escalagmita

Escalagmita 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Europe : Spain : ... : Can Torxa
This is such a great route, especially if you are looking for climbing tufas and stalactites at a very moderate grade. This route follows a wide crack system that is lined with tufas, there are smaller tufas on the face as well, and you traverse under a roof with small stalactites hanging from it that you use for hands. The crux of the route is traversing under the right side of the roof where the stalactites end and the feet are a bit smaller and more smooth. Start by stemming between the tw...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Can Torxa is the lower large gray cliff.
Can Torxa is the lower large gray cliff.

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