About 8km outside the town is a pleasant mountain next to local village Betis, called San Bartolo. There are two main climbing areas with many different sectors and about 280 routes in total.
The length of the routes varies from 8m to 90m in hard quality sandstone. Most of the routes in Betis San Bartolo are well bolted and have been recently reequipped with glue in bolts and anchors.
San Bartolo is the most southern climbing area in Europe. Although it is not the biggest climbing, the simplicity of its suggested routes, the easiness to get to and convenience of the place, the quality of the rocks and equipment, the excellent weather almost all year round and, especially, the breathtaking scenery and location of the crag, next to the charming village of Tarifa, the superb and beautiful Punta Paloma Beach, the Straight of Gibraltar and the views of the north coast of Moroccos riff mountains make worth a visit to this crag.
There is a very cosmopolitan ambient in this place. Next to the locals, many visitors from all over the world come over this place catched by a promise of vacation with best windsurfing and/or kite-surfing, beach, sun and fun. This all in a location of natural beauty in one of the most special places of Europe, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, where Africa meets Europe.
TOPOS CROQUIS Climbing Guide San Bartolo Betis Tarifa
You will find a topo guide in the small Bar in Betis. Best option is David Munillas topo Guide "Escalada en Cadiz" you can order it online at Desnivel
There is a restriction for climbing and hiking during the nesting period of the vultures which starts 1th March until 31th August.
This ban is only for the area Tajo del Buho with the sectors: