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Archidona - La Cueva

By: Roberto Casanova
Country: Spain, Region: Andalusia, Town: Archidona

Does the intense Spanish sun make climbing impossible? Or do long winter drizzles threaten to ruin your trip to Andalusia even before you get there? Don’t despair, for not far from Archidona there’s a crag where you can climb whatever the weather.

La Cueva is a surprisingly large overhanging crag where the routes are long, hard and pumpy. The holds are large, but never quite large enough! If you can climb the grade you’ll definitely have fun here, especially after a day or two of getting used to the angle of the rock. For those who want to know, this is also the place of "Orujo", Spain’s first 9a and a mere 45m long!

GETTING THERE

Archidona is a small village close to the A-92 motorway. The enormous cave is visible from the road: it is reached by turning left immediately before entering the village and continuing on a white road for a few minutes between the olive groves to the crag.

FOOD AND ACCOMODATION

Archidona and Loja are located near Granada and are not as developed as the many nearby seaside tourist resorts. Accommodation is therefore harder to find: Archidona's recently restructured hotel Escua is recommended, and should it prove necessary, then hotels can be found in nearby Antequera. Granada is 50 min away from Loja.

NOTES

La Olla, a vertical sector, is situated opposite La Cueva

BIBLIOGRAPHY

To our knowledge, Archidona and Loja are not covered by any guidebooks; articles have appeared in the Spanish Escalar, and the climbing shop in nearby Antequera can be relied on for information.

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