La Creveta – sharp holds and rusty bolts in a super seaside setting

With a strong southerly wind and temps in the mid 20s, Creveta offered shade, shelter and a stunning outlook.

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Unfortunately, much of the development here took place 20 years ago before stainless steel bolts were commonplace, and the resulting rusty stumps are not hugely reassuring – we’re not talking Gogarth Main Cliff, but these are supposed to be “sports climbs”.

A few of the classic routes have been rebolted, including Records de Bunyola, a fabulous “top 50” 6a+ with improbably sharp holds taking you through otherwise blank slabbiness – could easily be given 6b+ but who’s counting?

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Luckily (?) a few spots of rain towards the end of the day gave me an excuse to avoid throwing myself at some of the stiffer and rustier routes – perhaps there will be some more rebolting before we next visit!

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