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:
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.