MEZQUITA / COLMENAS
This area offers some hard classics but is also good for some easier bouldering, especially during hot days because it's mostly shady and the problems never see the sun. The approach is short from the Cabrerizo Parking but the area ain't really family friendly. The area can be divided in 2 different areas, Indian secret garden and Camino del exceso. The track is gps recorded and it's highly recommended following the recorded track.
This area has recently been developed more, and there for some lines don't have the grade but are still added in the topos.
Some real classics in this area:
El espiritú del vino 7A+
Camino del Exceso 8A
Indian Secret garden 8B
Colorado Spring 6B
Keep on crushing! And remember the basic rules of Albarracín mentioned here.
Albarracín is the Spanish Fontainebleau. The red colored sandstones offers good roof problems, slabs and overhangs in over 10 sectors. There is enormous potential to open new routes, but it is very important, that the local rules are obeyed.
LIMITED ACCESS AND FORBIDDEN SECTORS
Climbing has been limited in Albarracín area due the bird nesting and protecting the nature. Most sectors are open, but the following sectors are closed since 2014 (Climbing is FORBIDDEN ALL YEAR AROUND in these sectors):
upper part of Valle de Madera
Anywhere within 30 m of the road or rock paintings.
The aim of the restriction is to protect the natural bird nesting areas. These restrictions have been placed cause some climbers did not respect the nesting periods, that had been placed before. It is important that everybody respects 100% the prohibition in order to keep these areas safe and quiet. Following these rules is also important, so that there wouldn’t come more restrictions and bouldering in Albarracín would be possible also in the future.
These are the all year around open sectors on their own crag pages:
PARKING - The closest area to the main parking with many classic problems
CABRERIZO - Closest area to cabrerizo parking and has many new developed lines down the chilly valley
ARRASTRADERO - The biggest area around
TECHOS - big area with a lot of roofs and possibilities to climb when raining
LA FUENTE - nice outspread area with something for everyone close to the parking
CHAMPIÑONES - Next to La fuente a small area filled with small rock mushrooms
ENTRE AGUAS - A small shady area close to the main parking
TIERRA MEDIA - The probably longest hike but an awesome big and compact area
ENTRE TIERRAS - A hike away you will find this area with mostly small boulders but a few really nice lines and some open projects
MEZQUITA / COLMENAS - a shady area with some classic hard lines
LOMA DE LA TEJERIA - Did it snow? This might be a solution, a new area close to the village on lower altitude
VALLE DE LA MADERA - There are many classic nice lines here, usually a quiet area
PINTURAS - There is one great reason to walk here!
Follow also the normal access rules:
-Park at parkings showed on 27crags
-Don't block any roads/passages with your vehicle.
-Don't leave any trash behind you and bury all your human waste.
-Respect the nature
-Brush away tickmarks and excessive chalk
-Don't climb with lights or when it's getting dark or before sun rise.
-Use only recognized paths.
-Don't make fires.
-Keep your dog on a leash and collect the dog waste
On the A 23 from Zaragoza towards Teruel. Take the exit 131 and continue to Cella. Keep to the left there towards Gea de Albarracín to the juction with the A-1512. Turn to the right here and continue via Gea de Albarracín to Albarracín.