Costa Blanca Rock Climbing

Costa Blanca Rock Climbing
Costa Blanca in Spain is one of the finest winter hot rock climbing venues. It is extremely popular with British and Europeans alike because it offers a wide variety of sports and trad climbing across a wide but aspiration grade range. Whether it is single or multi-pitch this place really does cater for all different tastes and styles of 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!


Main Parking


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.


Photos from Previous Courses

Lobo at Toix, one of the fine 6a that sever as a great introduction to the grade.

Lobo at Toix, one of the fine 6a that sever as a great introduction to the grade.

Abseiling into Parle on Toix Sea Cliff, a classic three pitch 6a.

Abseiling into Parle on Toix Sea Cliff, a classic three pitch 6a.

Echo fixe, 4a, one of the many great easy routes at Toic Far Oeste.

Echo fixe, 4a, one of the many great easy routes at Toic Far Oeste.

Montesa a great little crag near Bellus and Aventador

Montesa a great little crag near Bellus and Aventador

Tash climbing on Toix Oeste

Tash climbing on Toix Oeste

Calpe and Penon D'Ifach

Calpe and Penon D'Ifach

Les zapatelles del pastor a great but challenging 5c at Font D'Axia

Les zapatelles del pastor a great but challenging 5c at Font D'Axia

Mark Reeves sports climbing in Alcalali, a classic venue with amazing routes from 4 to 7a.

Mark Reeves sports climbing in Alcalali, a classic venue with amazing routes from 4 to 7a.


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