LOCATION AND ACCESS
We can access the area by the N-332 or by the AP-7, taking exit nº64 Altea/Calp, to continue along the N-332 towards Calp/Valencia. About 500 meters before crossing the tunnels of the Barranco del Mascarat, we must turn right onto the path that gives access to the Mascarat Urbanization. From here the walls are visible and we can leave the car in any of the streets that dominate the Racó del Corb cove.
POSITION 38º38'3"N 0º'35.5"E
The urbanization of this area has eliminated the natural accesses to Cala el Racó del Corb, so we must surround the bungalows at the top and access the slope that descends to the sea.
Most of the routes end in a grassy turn, about 50 meters below the end of the wall. Once at the turn we will walk to the left, ascending until we find the meeting point of the Isla Encantada route, so we will make two 40 m abseils.
If we finish our climb at the top of the wall, we must ascend the slopes of the Sierra de Toix to surround the cove to the north. Very clear.
Calp is rich in natural landscapes. With the Peñón de Ifach to the north, the bay is closed to the south by the Morro de Toix while inside the term the heights of La Cometa, Oltà, Mascarat and Collao alternate with cultivated fields configuring a beautiful landscape . The coastline combines the cliffs of Ifach, Toix and La Mançanera, with the coves of Racó, Urques, Mallorquí, Calalga and Bassetes, and the beaches of La Fossa, Arenal-Bol, Cantal Roig and Puerto Blanco.
In Calp you can enjoy different monuments. In the old town, next to the Moorish neighborhood of Arrabal, stands the complex made up of the Torreó de la Peça, the Walls and the Old Church, the only example of the Mudejar Gothic style in the Valencian Community. The hermitages of San Salvador and La Cometa, both from the 17th century; and the Casa del Cocó and the Casa Nova also belong to the same period, as well as the Pou Salat. From the 19th century you can see the Torre del Molí del Morelló. The Llavador de la Font, located near the urban area, was an old wash house with its fountain. Throughout the Calpino term you can find riuraus and typical houses. You can visit the Fester, Collecting, Archaeological and Casa de la Senyoreta Museums.
85 m, 6b+
Sports route that crosses the dark slabs located on the beach. Sustained difficulty on quality rock. Ideal to be combined with some other route in the area.
80 m, 6a+
This was the route that premiered the area and possibly the most repeated. The marine environment has deteriorated the original equipment, so it was partially re-equipped with a bolt. Highly recommended.
Route 03. Amor Tirano
110 m, 6b
155 m, 6b+
Its aesthetic layout has made this route one of the most photographed on the Costa Blanca. After its opening, the crossing was equipped with fixed ropes, currently very deteriorated.
The third and fourth pitch offer a very aesthetic climb with the blue of the sea as a backdrop.
120 m, 6b+
This route proposes a series of variants to its predecessor Nocturnal Lights, facing the journey without the help of the fixed ropes, descending from the R1 and climbing horizontally a few meters from the water. This route is unequipped and involves 6b+ technical steps that are difficult to protect. Likewise, the route climbs the characteristic edge of the spur in a single pitch, due to its more aerial and overhanging part. Highly recommended.