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“Climb this stunning piece of rock”

Parque Natural de Penyal D'Ifach
Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Calpe
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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“Climb this stunning piece of rock”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Penon offers many Multi-pitch rock Climbing adventures. Easy routes and harder ones. Some fully bolted, some need extra gear. Every time I've climbed it, I totally enjoyed it!

Visited May 2014
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“Do it even if you are moderately fit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

Well, needless to say, it is all uphill. The first part is a trail with stairs. This quickly turns into a steeper trail with rough steps here and there. By the time you get to the tunnel there are no steps, just stone.

If you want to have a safe and relatively comfortable walk, don't wear loose sandals. Once you are through the tunnel the rock can be a little slick and the climb to the top requires use of feet and hands in a few places.

You can walk out to the furthest point of this unique limestone formation on a fairly simple trail. Even if you are not fit, you won't have too many problems. You can go at a leisurely pace and enjoy the many vistas and photo ops during this walk. There are a few areas where the limestone is very slick due to the thousands of feet that have caressed it over the years, so try not to step on angled rocks sticking out of the ground. After going out to the point you can head up to the top about half-way back towards the tunnel. The steepest part of this climb has ropes fastened to the rock to help you climb and keep from slipping. Again, you can go slow and there is plenty of room for anyone in a hurry to go around you.

Once up on the top you will be thrilled that you made the journey. The 360 degree view is fabulous. You can see both Calpe beaches, Javea area to the north and Benidorm to the south. All of Calpe is below you and you have eye level view of some of the surrounding mountains.

Take plenty of water and a sandwich if you plan on making it a leisurely jaunt.

Visited July 2014
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant Exercise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

We are staying near the rock itself and looking at it you think wow, im not climbing that. but I got dragged to do it and we made it right to the top.

Once your up there the treak up was worth it. The view is amazing and there are no other word that can describe the view. I do warn you tho that the treak is a bit slippy and you do need some decent trainers which help loads :D

Visited July 2014
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Moraira, Spain
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“Great views, worth the walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a lovely walk and has great views all the way along the paths up.
You can go to the entrance of the cave which take you then up the top of the rock or you can stop at the cave entrance.
The walk ways past the cave entrance are quite slippery and the walk up to here is much safer but I would recommend taking water with you and do not recommend this for anyone with severe heart, breathing or walking problems. There are plenty of places to stop on the way but it is quite a climb.

Visited August 2013
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Jonkoping, Sweden
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“A rock to climb!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

Good views and a abundant birdlife.
Access to the rock is good and the park is wery well managed. Up to a tunnel there is a path that even kids can go. After that the path is adrenaline inducing and challenging… all this is very well described in all the signs along the trail…

Visited June 2014
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