Yesterday I had the pleasure of introducing Julio from the USA to the incredible limestone sea cliffs of Morro Falqui, Costa Blanca.
We climbed a 6 pitch route called Sonjannika. What’s it like? Well I’ve climbed it about 15 times to date and still think it’s amazing.
The approach is a fun descent through a canyon leading to a hidden beach, a further scramble brings us to the base of the route.
A nice easy 1st pitch eases us into the proper climbing.
Pitch 2 is up a steep corner to a hanging belay.
Pitch 3 weaves around in search of the cave belay and some welcome shade.
Pitch 4 is pretty straightforward but with huge exposure when stepping out of the cave! This leads up to a large ledge which makes for a good resting spot.
Pitch 5 is either a fun scramble or a 6a+ chimney / wall climb. We often choose the scramble as some of the regular pitch feels a little unstable. Today it was the 6a+ variant, which after all the 4+ / 5+ climbing is quite a wake up. It’s steep!
Pitch 6 we took the slightly harder finish, following the adjacent route called ‘Moorhun Winter Edition’ at 6a. This makes for a wonderful finale to a superb climb.
The sun had well and truly fried us during the climb, so the strong wind blowing at the top of the crag was most welcome. Easy walking back to the cars provided the perfect cool down.
Top effort to Julio for leading the whole route too.
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