Mallorca is well known as the world’s best deep water soloing area, mostly thanks to Chris Sharma’s spectacular ascents. However, Mallorca is increasingly popular as a sport climbing destination and those who visit its bolted crags are always impressed by the quality and quantity of rock. The island offers something for every climber: tufas, roofs with big jugs, overhangs, cracks and slabs... all difficulties included, and all on great, solid limestone. Mallorca’s sport climbing is expected to carry on growing, as there is a large amount of rock still to be bolted and many high quality lines are waiting to be opened.
Most sport climbing sectors can be found on Mallorca’s western side. All of them are easily accessible by car from Palma or Soller. The island is small and has a good road network, which makes it easy to visit many crags from one base.
Deep water soloing (or psicobloc, as it is known in Spanish) enthusiasts should head to the eastern part of the island. Most of the cliffs are situated close to Porto and Santanyi. There are only a few sport climbing crags located near the best deep water soloing cliffs, but they are also well worth a visit.
The best season to go climbing in Mallorca is any time apart from summer which is always far too hot. On top of that, the island gets packed with tourists and it is difficult to escape the crowds. If you avoid summertime, you will experience a lovely, quiet place with mild weather, amazing seaside views, beautiful beaches and, most of all, incredible climbing. The only problem is high humidity, which is the norm at most seaside crags, but it does not take long to get used to the friction.
Flying to Palma de Mallorca is now very affordable thanks to many low-cost airlines operating regular flights to the capital of the island.
Remember that climbing with Rockbusters, you don't have to worry about transport or accommodation. We'll pick you up from the airport and everything will be organised to maximise your climbing. If you'd like to visit Mallorca with us, please check the current trips calendar (SEE AVAILABILITY ABOVE).
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