Mountain Journeys

Via Ferrata double bill – Costa Blanca


Having fun on the Ponoch via ferrata

Over the weekend we had the pleasure of showing some friends a couple of great Via Ferrata routes in the area.
First up was the fairly newly installed route on Penya del Figuerta, this is near to the village of Relleu.
With an easy approach walk and closely spaced staples, this makes for a fairly relaxing day, at least by Via Ferrata standards that is!
Although only relatively short, this is a route that's very worthwhile. Views over to Puig Campana and Ponoch are wonderful, and the ridge walk that leads to the abseil is memorable too. Not often can we walk along a knife edge ridge and have the security of a big cable to attach to.
We met a couple of others on the route, they were checking it out with a view to take some young children on it, but had decided they'd try elsewhere as this isn't particularly suitable.

With Via Ferrata in our minds we have also made a visit to the mighty Ponoch to check out the route up that, now the cable has been replaced and it's all open again.
This is a brilliant route up such an impressive piece of rock. It was certainly smiles all the way for all of us 🙂 
The only change to the route is a shiny new cable to clip into rather than a very rusty cable!! From the top some scrambling and a couple of abseils see us back at base and with a great view of a couple of other climbers on the route.

Finishing the day with a dip in the sea at Javea was a lovely way to relax our aching muscles.

Thanks to Kate, Ann, and Becky



Ponoch Via Ferrata


High on the Penya Figuerta Via Ferrata near Relleu


A few minutes from busy coastal resorts, but feels like a different world



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