/ Costa Blanca next weekend - any tips ?

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sarahjk - on 09 Feb 2013
Started packing for a week of, hopefully, sun rock. Based at the Orange House.

Any tips for things to do or rake before we head out ?

Or brilliant, not too hard, routes, trad or bolted, that we should look out for ? Planning ona days hiking/trail running whilst there. Suggested routes ?

Thanks.

Sarah
tmawer - on 10 Feb 2013
In reply to sarahkeast:

My partner and I did a few walks out of Charles Davis "Walk! the Costa Blanca" and particularly enjoyed walk 20 "Tour of Raco Roig". The start of this walk is almost directly beneath a crag that had a team of climbers on, which I think may be Bolulla in the RockFax guide, so you could do your 7.4K walk/run and then climb....that would be a great day out (for me at least!)
Siderunner - on 10 Feb 2013
In reply to sarahkeast:

The long (12+pitches) easy (mild VS? HS?) Espelon Central on Puig Campana is a must, if you like mountain routes. Helmets and a rack are needed in addition to the normal sport-climbing stuff. I think a single rope is fine, though not 100% sure. Start early.

A Mountain Journey - on 10 Feb 2013
In reply to sarahkeast: A walk / run up Olta (behind Calpe) is really nice, great views and straightforward paths to follow.

The Bernia ridge if you like scrambling. It's fantastic. You'll need a rope & 10 quickdraws for it, a couple of abs on there too.

Climbing: Sonjannika on the Moraira sea cliffs is amazing. Straightforward walking approach.

Hope this helps

Mark
The Ivanator - on 10 Feb 2013
In reply to sarahkeast: Get at least a couple of days in at Sella. A few Sella route suggestions here:
Martxa d'aci F6a http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=20800
Fisura con finura F6a http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=20815
Wagageegee F6a+ http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=20832
Marion F5 http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=20790
Ratito de Gloria P1 F6a+ http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=20799
The Ivanator - on 12 Feb 2013
Be aware of the road closure! http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?n=538340 Hope it is not too much of a pain for you. Enjoy your trip.
THardSevere on 12 Feb 2013
In reply to sarahkeast:

If your good enough try and get on Tai Chi (6b+) one of the best climbs I've ever done and the picture you get is fantastic. Also Gandia is a great little crag and although there is some steep stuff, there is plenty of mid grade stuff to have a go at too.

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