Climbs 373
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 549m a.s.l
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Tor Henger der. Tor Kristian resting while photographer shoots. © Erik Faugstad

Crag features

Sella remains the most popular area in the Costa Blanca. There is enough climbing to spend a whole week's holiday here, although other areas are worth a visit too! The most popular section is the long ridge in the centre of the valley which has a superb series of south-facing walls and buttresses, however, if you stray from the crowds, you may be rewarded with some peace and solitude. In hot weather the north-facing Pared de Rosalía is well-worth considering, with its fine long routes in the mid and harder grades. Further along the road from the main area is the Mecca for hard climbers, called the Hidden Valley, and you can't really miss the final jewel in the crown - The Divino sits majestically above everything and is worth attention from all those who demand a bit more from their climbing.

The routes in the main area tend to be fingery and technical on single-pitch slabs and low-angled walls. All the routes are well bolted. On the Pared de Rosalía it is worth getting your rack out, although there are some fully bolted multi-pitch outings here as well. In the Hidden Valley you will find yourself grappling with tufas and pockets on wild and steep walls, but it is only really worth considering if you lead 7a or above. The Divino has mainly long traditional routes, but the lower sections do contain some sport routes albeit mostly in the harder grades.

It is usually possible to find sun or shade when required, although it is rather less of a winter-sun venue than you might think, since the tall surrounding walls tend to keep the low sun off except in the middle of the day. Most of the crags are well sheltered except for the Pared de Rosalía and the Divino which should be treated as mountain crags. The main area dries quickly after rain. If it is raining, most of the Hidden Valley crags will stay dry. However, they will seep after prolonged spells of bad weather.

Approach notes

Sella is situated about 20km inland from Villajoyosa on the AP-7 motorway.

To reach it from the north - Leave the AP-7 at junction 65a (Terra Mitica) or 65 (Benidorm) and follow signs for Terra Mitica and then Finestrat. Drive around Finestrat, always following signs to Sella, and continue to a T-junction. Turn right, and 5km of twisty roads lead to the outskirts of Sella. Just before entering the village, turn right down a short straight road and turn right again at the end of this and drive past the cemetery. Follow this track for 4km to the refuge and crags.

From the south - Turn off the AP-7 at junction 66 (Villajoyosa) and head inland following signs to Sella to join the above description at the T-junction 5km before Sella village. This approach is the fastest from either direction as it involves the least driving on minor roads.

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Spain : Costa Blanca

The 2013 edition of the popular Costa Blanca Rockfax. 456 pages, 3000 routes on over 40 crags. Covers sport climbing and trad climbing from Murcia, through Alicante, Benidorm and Calp, up to crags south of Valencia.
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Last december 7, I forget mi climbing shoes (blue Five Ten) near the bottom of Seventh Samurai route, at Ojo de Odra sector, please contact me if you find it, Thanks
Biggo - 09/Dec/13
Good topo for Wild Side here http://www.freewebs.com/costablancarock/topos/Topo_SellaWildside.pdf
Kafoozalem - 04/Mar/12
went here on holiday for a week,and must say amazing climbing and was not very busy,the guys at the local refuge were quality
bobtheclimber - 19/May/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Cabeza de Rino 
2Bajo las ruedas
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6a  
3La sombra de Caín6c 1
4Compuesta y sin novio6b+ 1
5L'eura6b 10
6Chapo el secundo6a *35
7Encadena - 27c+ *2
8Menestral Pescanova7c *6
9Síndrome del Betún7a+ **8
10Próximo Bautizo7a+ **19
11Comtitapel7a *28
12Diagonal7a+ **28
13Hombres de poca fe8a *2
14Multigrado7c *3
15Región Pagana7c *1
16Julio César6c+ 10
17Chulearías6c 7
18Pequeñeces3+ 63
19La Tina de Turner6a 61
20Taís tos tolais6b 30
21Frustración agrícola5a *59
22Quisiera ser un octavo5a *59
23Verglas que sí5c 39
24Registro sanitario6b+ *17
 Culo de Rino 
26Culo One5c 3
27Todo por la punta patria7c 2
28Aqui no pinta nadie nada5c 13
29Más fácil todavia4c 20
30Timatiriticón6a *56
31Pies de minino5c 58
32Chusmaniática6a+ **58
33Otigofrénicia7c 4
34Denominacíon de origen6a+ **111
35Camilo el rey6b **176
36Valor y Coraje6a+ **188
37Martillazos de maricona6b+ **39
38Ulls de tonà4a *31
39Puta colilla
-
5c 11
40Culo Thirteen6a **29
41Sense Novetat6a+ 6
42Los refugiados5c *143
43A diestro y siniestro6a **256
44A golpe y porrazo5a *177
45Vía del Indio5c *135
46Divinas Chapuzas6a *98
47Tú dirás6b **125
48Samantha Ann5a *4
49Vino d'Oporto6c **49
50Guija loca6c+ **39
51Kina borregada7b+ **14
52No frenes mis instintos7a **32
53Suspiros de dolor7a *23
54La cosa7a **92
55A golpe de pecho7a+ *47
56Con las manos en la Cosa6c **66
57Días de lluvia6a+ *70
 El Cajón de los Cuartos 
59Dime dime4a 257
60Con mallas y a lo loco3+ 364
61Señor Nesbit Rides Again5a 81
62Pequeñecos II4a *336
63Pequeñecos III5a *340
64Porko niente lire7a+ *15
65Cuidado con mi sombrero6a+ **138
66Fulanita y sus menganos6b *76
 Techo de Rino 
68Zig-zag atómico6a *83
69Two Nights of Love5c *127
70Blanco nato6b *88
71Martín Galas6b+ *68
72Pesos pluma6b+ **7
73La Explanada8b+ ** 
74Vía Pecuaria6b **18
75Vaya tipo el de Oti6c+ *66
76Cardo Borriquero6a *152
77Cardo Borriquero Extension6c+ **5
78Acróbata porcino7a **71
79Sorbe verge7b+ **13
80Kashba6c+ ***214
81No me bajes tan...7a *19
82El torronet5c **253
83Banco Impopular5a *44
 Sector Marión 
85Colp de Cot6b+ 44
86Hola Patricio6b *73
87Puntea que no tienes6a+ *89
88Culo Ipanema6b+ *12
89Rosalind Sutton6b *41
90Culo Sutton Combination6b+ **4
91Bolt Tax6a **297
92Deja vu5a *277
93Cartujal5c ***340
94Cul de sac5c **155
95Prusik6a+ **131
96Anglopithecus Britaniensis6a+ *123
97Mister Pi6a *152
98Marión5a ***347
 Sector Competición 
100El gran coscorrón6a+ **122
101Nido de Piratas6b **134
102Y tú ¿Quién eres?6a+ **131
103Desbloquea que No5a *197
104Perlita5c *159
105Perlita Left Extension7b **1
106Perlita Right Extension7a+ *1
107The Wasp Factory (P1)
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6a **10
108The Wasp Factory6c+ **16
109Ratito de Gloria (P1)
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6a+ **14
110Ratito de Gloria7a **32
111Martxa d'aci6a ***304
112Relleno de crema6b *21
113Dingo boingo6c ***46
114Pedro, estás inspirado7c 1
115The Second Coming7c *3
116Sopa de marsopa6b+ ***130
117Odio los domingos6c+ ***40
118Tecnócratas6c ***61
119El vuelo de la máquina6b+ ***106
120García uno6b **56
121García dos6a+ **97
 Ojo de Odra 
123Almorranas Salvajes5a **207
124Alí Babá y 40 Komandos4a **212
125Kamikaze7b ***59
126Seventh Samurai6c **50
127Fisura con finura6a ***253
128Roberto Alcázar6a+ *78
129Espíritu de Satur6c *13
130Adam Odra6c *6
131Ojo de Odra6c *54
132Los coreanos6c+ **51
133Ojo Ten6b+ *3
134Els nuciers7a 1
135Mel de roma6b  
136Skid mark6b *19
137Los remeras6c 8
138Baladas para un sordo6a+ **19
 Sector Final 
140La vergüenza3 *154
141La vergüenza II4a **200
142Speedy González5c **176
143El Pixoncet6b *123
144Con mallas y a lo loco5c **88
145Aquí no nos dejan aparcar6a+ *140
146Aquí tampoco6c **103
147Wagageegee6a+ **170
148Desperate Dan6c **48
149Kilroy was 'ere6c+ **10
150El Agüí6c+ *13
151Grillos Navajeros6c **32
152Mandolin Wind7a+ *16
153Año Dracula6c *3
154El pellizco6a+ **33
155IQ - 18/306b+ *8
 New Years Day 
157New Years Day4c 18
158Fiscal Cliff
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6a 22
159New Beginnings5c 20
160Legally Bolted4c 27
161Macha5c 50
162Sinch
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6a 27
 Sector Bear 
164Basically a Bear6c *4
165Don't Bear Left6a **11
166Bear Essentials6b 6
167Bear Necessities6b *7
168Bearing Up
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7a 5
169Bearly a Bump6c 2
170Bearable
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6a 1
171Bearly Worth It6a 1
172Thoughtful Paws6c 1
173Goldilocks6a  
 Sector Doggy Guantanamo 
175Bearly a Bitch5b 1
176Bearly a Bitch Extension6b 4
177Piss on a Pooch
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6b+ 6
178La Bilyruina
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7a+ ***4
179Caballo Loco
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7b+ 1
180Doggy Guantanamo7a **8
181Langkofel - In Memoriam
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6b+ 9
182Sucio Hombre Viejo6a+ 10
183Lang Way Frea Yam
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6c 2
184Cara Escama
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6c 5
185Kim White
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6a+ 5
186Mi Marra Me6a+ 5
187Burn, Caterpillar burn!
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6a 2
188Gravitación Horizontal
-
5c 8
189La Cumaicana
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5c 6
190Anuther Yan
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6a 8
 Trad Buttress 
192Sin Tabaco
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5a  
193Zapatillas
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6a  
 Sector Solo 
195Solo Sunrise4c 2
 Pared de Rosalía 
197Huala Ji Ben Ti Matter
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6c 1
198Atardecer
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7a 1
199Luna7a ***11
200Esto escampa7a+ ***5
201Lejos de la multitud7a+ ***2
202Venus erycina7b *** 
203El Ojo de Yavé7a **5
204Anillos de Saturno7b ** 
205Molly Highins6c ***11
206El martillo de Thor6c *3
207Tanit6b+ ***57
208El endemoniado7a ***7
209La estación de la bruia6c ***25
210Armagedón6c+ **1
211Sonrisa Vertical7a ***14
212Calfamusculus6b ***76
213Espanol Suizo6a+ *32
214Caleidoscopio6a ***99
215Barco pachero6c ***10
216Línea caliente7b ***1
217Pretoriana6b+ *3
218As de copas7a * 
219As de bastos7a * 
220Sin comentarios7b *** 
221Arte del olvido6c+ ***4
222Unnamed7a+ ** 
223Rosa de piedra7a+ *1
2247b Wall7b  
225La pistola6b *6
226La Vergonya4a 3
 El Collado 
228Manhatten Blues7a ***18
229Parado de la duración6c+ **1
230La indecisa7b **11
231Metal guru6c **6
232Quita la música7a+ ***25
233Final d'estiu7b **10
234Felanicula8a+  
235Los Avutardos7c *3
 Galera de Tafarmach 
237Solitary6c  
238Sporty Spice7a+ *** 
239Gato negro, gato blanco7b  
240Mujer Lampréa6c ***1
 Badall de Tafarmach 
242Route 137c  
243Route 147b  
244Phoenix Zone7a+ * 
245Route 166b+  
246Vía de Bea6c *1
247La red del diablo7b ***3
248Algol7a ***3
249Zafiro6b * 
250Badall de Tafarmaig6c ** 
251Scenic Express6c ** 
252Figures in the Mind8a *** 
253Mighty Whitey7c ** 
254Gran diedro rojo6c  
 Divino - Pared de la Cima 
256Amor de Odio6a **2
257Mamtastic6c+ ***1
258Diedro Edwards6b *2
259Notario7a ***4
260Eye of the Wind7c *** 
 Divino - Pared de la Taula 
262Class for Today6a * 
263Toda7a * 
264La Taula/Regalo de díaz7a+ *** 
265Wish You Were Here8a ** 
266Fisura de Edwards7a ** 
267Excitación/Waiting for the Sun6c+ * 
268Edwards/Lloret/Pérez6c * 
269Ópera Orni7b ** 
270La Canal6a  
271La Chino5c  
272Blood on the Rocks7a+ *** 
273Milongas sangrantes7b *** 
 Divino - Espolón Pertemba 
275Alcudia5c 1
276Espolón Pertemba5a *18
277Enlaces6c  
278Tesores8a ** 
279Voyages6c * 
280Hidden Glory5c * 
281Techo Placa7a ** 
282Duel in the Sun6a * 
 Divino - El Elefante 
284Pene-tra-26c 1
285Morfigrey6b+  
286Escalera De Color7c  
287Jesusunu el Africano6c+  
288Rigoleto6b 1
289CP10M6b  
290Tramontana tremens7c *** 
291Lyon's Den8a *** 
292Hostia succidanea7c **1
293Pontifex maximus7a+ ** 
294Cortes en los labios6a * 
295Mediodía4c *2
296JJ Motos5a  
297San Alejo6c ** 
298Candyman6b *4
299Faraód de la chica6c+ *2
300Scorpion7a **4
301Lupu6c **5
302Top rope a cinco7b  
303The Tongue of the Snake7c **1
304Edward's Wall8a ***2
305Divine Inspiration7c **2
306El Arúspice7b+ **1
307Wallmarks8b **1
308Gran fisura6b+ ** 
309The Naked Edge6c ***4
 Natural Lines 
311Final Exam7c  
312Midterm Exam7a+ 1
313Entrance Exam6c 1
314Teorema Chino de los Restos7b+  
 Hidden Valley - Wild Side 
316Asturias o trabajas8b * 
317Black is Black7b+ **17
318Watermark8a ***15
319Watermark Extension8b ***12
320El viaje de chihiroProject  
321Ultimo aviso8a **1
322Ya Somos Olímpicos7c ***37
323Propiedad privada7c *22
324Privatizacion8a+ ** 
325Diagonal7b **16
326Keep the Faith7c *27
327No soy un angelito8b *** 
328Acupunctura7b+ *4
329Cuestión de estilo7c **22
330Dosis8b+ *** 
331Pinoreta8c *** 
332Ergometría8a ***41
333Espasiometria8b * 
334Espacío tiempo8c *** 
335Océano7b+ **66
336Océano Extension8b+ ***1
337Cantabrico7b *2
338Mediterraneo8a ***16
339El último mono8b *** 
340Maestro suriyoda8b ** 
341Kimi8a+ ** 
342Discipulo traidor8a+ ** 
343Nido amoroso7b+ **11
344El torbe sanjuanero8a+ ** 
345La criatura8b ** 
346Septiembre8b+ *** 
347Ivan 20 anos8b+ * 
348Sweet Lady8a ***1
349Dimensión diamante8a+ ***2
350El club de la lucha8b+ ***1
351Tirali valent8a+ ***9
352El gremio7c+ **13
353El pito del sereno7c+ ***1
354Hola de Millau7c ***32
355La putita de Millau8a **13
356El puto lastre7c+ *2
357La casa de los tullidos7b+ ***18
358Romocop8a+ ***5
359Celia7c+ ***10
360Morphine8a+ ** 
361Valium7c+ **2
362Trompeteka7c+ **2
363Extranjeros7b+ **20
364Como tu Bautizo7c *4
365Reina Madre6c+ **37
366Llanuras bélicas7b *26
367Todos los caminos7b+ **33
368Si te dicen que caí7a **66
369Aplano y Romina8a * 
370Espelon *7a+ **2
 Hidden Valley - Sector Vips 
372Akuna Patata6c+ 6
373La invasión de las morcas7b+ * 
374Hazlo ahora8b * 
375Jumping mecha flash8a **1
376Desert Storm8a **3
377El valle de los locos8b  
378Ejecutión radical8c+ * 
379Mark of the Beast8a ** 
380Torrente8b+ * 
381Bullarenque8c * 
382La generación yogur7a+ **9
383La fuerza de la costumbre7c **2
384Conecta cuarto7c  
385Estratego7c **1
386Copacabana7b+  
387El mejor matarife7a  
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 Cueva del Agua 
390Elegant Universe *E1 1
391Clown School Dropout *6a+ 2
392Han *5c 1
393Bolted Sunset *5b 1
394Napoleon *4b 1
395Appetite For Construction *4a 1
396Carolyn Rocks *5a 1
397Smuggling Canadians *6a 1
398Status Quo on Speed Dial *5a 1
399Plastic Gangster *5a 1
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