Mallorca a spanish island full of Mediteranean culture and adventure. The rock climber, the cyclist, the hiker and traveler each will be amazed at the variety of activities awaiting their visit. The Tramuntana’s mountains, the coastal trails, steep limestone crags, the wild seaside cliffs, the narrow backstreets of Palmer, Soller and Pollença were all full of beauty and surprises.
Terry and I enjoyed ourselves on a 10 day round the island circuit. We visited 7 completely different historic cities and towns seeking out limestone climbs, early morning runs, and sun filled sandy beaches.
Back home once again and psyched for the NH rock climbs, our gardens and summertime weather. Our Mallorcan rock climbs and mountain adventures are locked into our memories of this amazing trip to a Spanish Island in the Mediterranean Sea.
The seaside sport climbs draw international attention. We enjoyed the solid limestone, bright sunshine, the cobalt sea, while climbing alongside the Germans, Italian, Canadians, and Dutch.
Masters of stonework.
Mallorcan craftsman built stone walls, mountain paths, buildings, and lined the streets with limestone cobbles. Centuries of this masterful work was viewed as we traveled thru each of the towns and along the island countryside.
Timeless trails lined with walls link the towns and villages thru mountain passes.
Seaside in Pollenca – a fabulous port with good eats, fine climbs, and long sandy beaches!!!
Terry takes a moment to view the scenic northern point of the island. Huge untapped seaside walls line this rugged coastline for miles.
The climbing at Soller was wonderful. The amazing tufas, interesting blobs of stone were exciting to climb on while perched high above the sea.
We came to island in search of the sea and the sun. A bit a climbing would help too.
I drove down a few of these narrow streets in our small rental car. The car just fit down the middle, quite exciting.
Sa Gubia is one of the largest and main climbing areas. Terry is on Princesa a Top 50 six pitch route at the 6a grade.
Our days were long and full – light from 6am to 9.30. More than enough of daylight for a variety of outdoors activities.