Costa Blanca Rock Climbing
One of the reasons that the Costa Blanca is such a popular rock climbing area, is, of course, the weather, with climbing possible throughout the winter months. Where you can stay fit and get a tan all at the same time. The range and scope of the climbing are also important, as whilst there are routes for the accomplished climbers pushing into the 7th and even 8th grades, it is the climbing in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades that have made this area a seasonal favourite amongst rock climbers the world over.
Unlike many climbing areas in Costa Blanca, there is no real ‘centre’, in that most people come and stay in a variety of places. Whilst typically people are attracted to Sella, which is one of the more extensive crags. The returning visitors seem to be drawn towards Calpe, where they are more central to a variety of climbing areas from Gandia in the North the to Sella in the south.
As such you will need a hire car to get around Costa Blanca, but off-season, these are so cheap that it really doesn’t affect the price of your trip, which given the low-budget airlines flying to Alicante or Valencia means a hot rock trip, even with so professional coaching can be really reasonable.
Accommodation can be in either one of the infamous climber’s hostels like the Orange House or you can rent a villa or apartment for peanuts if there are a few of you. Your best bet is to get the Rockfax guide and take it from there. Alternatively, check out our hot rock holidays for other options.
With many of the crags in Costa Blanca the further you head the quieter and less polished they are. We have included a really good selection of the crags we have climbed on over the four years we have been here. Both working and of course climbing for ourselves. The Costa Blanca really is a place Snowdonia Mountain Guides would like to move to for 4 months of the year to allow us to have an Endless Summer!
Crags and Buttress
Each major area is made up of several different crags, buttress, ridges or faces. You can find out more about these individual areas below.