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The Spanish government has imposed a national lockdown to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus from March 14.

Update 8.6.2020: The lockdown remains but it is allowed to climb if you remain in your province.

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Description

Small boulder field right next to a residential area of Xativa. Hence the good side is the really short approach. You are also at the entrance of a hiking area, which provides a nice background.

On the negative side, the boulders are in the sun the entire day. There are a few trees, but not directly at the boulders.

There is also trash lying around the closer you are to the street. Although, this gets better as you go higher and further away. The first few boulders are also smeared with graffiti.

If you consider bringing your kids, think twice. There are no cliffs to fall off, but the ground is not really suitable for children either. The few trees that provide shade are usually on slopes and uneven ground.

There is still new route potential on the existing boulders, as well as completely fresh boulders further up - at least no known documentation of ascents is available.

Beware of ticks in the area. Check yourself and others after visiting.

Additional topos on norop.es and 27crags.com.

[2020-06-19 ]According to this article, the graffiti have been cleaned by volunteers.

Approach

Although you could park directly in front of the boulder field, it is recommended that you choose the (38.983334, -0.527136) a few meters up the road to not molest the residents.

From the parking, walk westwards for 200 meters. A small footpath on you left leads into the boulder field. You'll be able to see Bloque 1 right in front of you already.

History

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According to a sign on the hiking path nearby, the boulders are a result of an earthquake on March 23 in 1748 that broke them off the walls above.

Areas

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Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
Bloque 1 Boulder
7
0
3
Bloque 7 Boulder
-
0
0
1
Bloque 8 Boulder
4
0
3
Bloque 11 Boulder
-
0
0
2
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0
0
3

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