I am happy to inform you that after several years of bolting new routes, a group of locals are almost ready to launch the new Chulilla’s climbing guide.
It will include the new crags such as:
- El Balcon
- El Balconcito
- El Algarrobo
- El Oasis
- El Cañaveral
- Miguel Gomez
- La pared de Enfrente
- … and more
Chulilla opens the new bridges that allow to hike from the village to the Loriguilla dam in only 35 min. Now, there is no need to drive to the Loriguilla dam parking lot. Also, other crags that required long hikes are now reachable in less than 15 min from the village parking lot.
With this action, the Chulilla city council has wanted to rebuild the old bridges that were destroyed in 1957 when the Turia river flooded and the entire Valencia City got under water.
The first bridge leaves you on the Miguel Gomez crag, perfect for beginners. The second bridge drives you to one of the best crags in Chulilla, El Cañaveral. And the third bridge leads you towards el Balconcito, El Balcon, El Oasis and more.
Please, respect nature and don’t leave trash behind.
Last September 2012 Chulilla was affected by a huge fire that started in one of the electrical buildings near the Loriguilla Dam. It also affected other villages like Gestalgar, Sot de Chera, Pedralba and Bugarra. The fire burned more than 5,000 hectares of forest.
The fire also affected some climbing routes in the following crags:
Sector Fantasía: Routes affected: El colmillo y Reto pa rato.
Sector Fantasía II: All routes to the right of Edén.
Sector Pesadilla I: Routes affected: Braves patates, Calor de invierno y Adelscoh.
Sector Pesadilla III: Route affected: Yo te love que pa qué.
Sector Tragapo: All routes to the right of Tragapolla.
Sector La Sima: Affected, pending review.
Sector Penya Roja: Affected, pending review.
Peña María (Gestalgar): Affected, pending review.
More information: Desnivel.com
This crags are not very popular nowadays and practically all the “good stuff” that is located in the canyon that was not affected by the fire.