Climbs 375
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 *36
7Encadena - 27c+ *2
8Menestral Pescanova7c *6
9Síndrome del Betún7a+ **9
10Próximo Bautizo7a+ **19
11Comtitapel7a *28
12Diagonal7a+ **29
13Hombres de poca fe8a *2
14Multigrado7c *3
15Región Pagana7c *1
16Julio César6c+ 9
17Chulearías6c 7
18Pequeñeces3+ 63
19La Tina de Turner6a 63
20Taís tos tolais6b 30
21Frustración agrícola5a *60
22Quisiera ser un octavo5a *61
23Verglas que sí5c 41
24Registro sanitario6b+ *18
 Culo de Rino 
26Culo One5c 3
27Todo por la punta patria7c 2
28Aqui no pinta nadie nada5c 13
29Más fácil todavia4c 20
30Timatiriticón6a *66
31Pies de minino5c 63
32Chusmaniática6a+ **62
33Otigofrénicia7c 4
34Denominacíon de origen6a+ **117
35Camilo el rey6b **181
36Valor y Coraje6a+ **202
37Martillazos de maricona6b+ **40
38Ulls de tonà4a *37
39Puta colilla
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5c 12
40Culo Thirteen6a **34
41Sense Novetat6a+ 6
42Los refugiados5c *150
43A diestro y siniestro6a **269
44A golpe y porrazo5a *190
45Vía del Indio5c *145
46Divinas Chapuzas6a *106
47Tú dirás6b **131
48Samantha Ann5a *4
49Vino d'Oporto6c **53
50Guija loca6c+ **40
51Kina borregada7b+ **14
52No frenes mis instintos7a **34
53Suspiros de dolor7a *23
54La cosa7a **95
55A golpe de pecho7a+ *48
56Con las manos en la Cosa6c **69
57Días de lluvia6a+ *70
 El Cajón de los Cuartos 
59Dime dime4a 275
60Con mallas y a lo loco3+ 378
61Señor Nesbit Rides Again5a 98
62Pequeñecos II4a *357
63Pequeñecos III5a *361
64Porko niente lire7a+ *15
65Cuidado con mi sombrero6a+ **151
66Fulanita y sus menganos6b *82
 Techo de Rino 
68Zig-zag atómico6a *87
69Two Nights of Love5c *132
70Blanco nato6b *90
71Martín Galas6b+ *73
72Pesos pluma6b+ **7
73La Explanada8b+ ** 
74Vía Pecuaria6b **22
75Vaya tipo el de Oti6c+ *69
76Cardo Borriquero6a *162
77Cardo Borriquero Extension6c+ **5
78Acróbata porcino7a **73
79Sorbe verge7b+ **13
80Kashba6c+ ***221
81No me bajes tan...7a *20
82El torronet5c **270
83Banco Impopular5a *53
 Sector Marión 
85Colp de Cot6b+ 45
86Hola Patricio6b *79
87Puntea que no tienes6a+ *92
88Culo Ipanema6b+ *13
89Rosalind Sutton6b *41
90Culo Sutton Combination6b+ **5
91Tax Rebate6a **1
92Bolt Tax6a **315
93Deja vu5a *300
94Cartujal5c ***368
95Cul de sac5c **161
96Prusik6a+ **137
97Anglopithecus Britaniensis6a+ *126
98Mister Pi6a *157
99Marión5a ***361
 Sector Competición 
101El gran coscorrón6a+ **126
102Nido de Piratas6b **141
103Y tú ¿Quién eres?6a+ **142
104Desbloquea que No5a *208
105Perlita5c *164
106Perlita Left Extension7b **1
107Perlita Right Extension7a+ *1
108The Wasp Factory (P1)
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6a **10
109The Wasp Factory6c+ **16
110Ratito de Gloria (P1)
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6a+ **19
111Ratito de Gloria7a **31
112Martxa d'aci6a ***322
113Relleno de crema6b *23
114Dingo boingo6c ***47
115Pedro, estás inspirado7c 1
116The Second Coming7c *3
117Sopa de marsopa6b+ ***134
118Odio los domingos6c+ ***35
119Tecnócratas6c ***60
120El vuelo de la máquina6b+ ***113
121García uno6b **64
122García dos6a+ **103
 Ojo de Odra 
124Almorranas Salvajes5a **224
125Alí Babá y 40 Komandos4a **229
126Kamikaze7b ***61
127Seventh Samurai6c **52
128Fisura con finura6a ***268
129Roberto Alcázar6a+ *83
130Espíritu de Satur6c *13
131Adam Odra6c *6
132Ojo de Odra6c *54
133Los coreanos6c+ **47
134Ojo Ten6b+ *3
135Els nuciers7a 1
136Mel de roma6b  
137Skid mark6b *21
138Los remeras6c 8
139Baladas para un sordo6a+ **24
 Sector Final 
141La vergüenza3 *163
142La vergüenza II4a **217
143Speedy González5c **180
144El Pixoncet6b *128
145Con mallas y a lo loco5c **92
146Aquí no nos dejan aparcar6a+ *144
147Aquí tampoco6c **103
148Wagageegee6a+ **181
149Desperate Dan6c **48
150Kilroy was 'ere6c+ **10
151El Agüí6c+ *14
152Grillos Navajeros6c **34
153Mandolin Wind7a+ *16
154Año Dracula6c *3
155El pellizco6a+ **32
156IQ - 18/306b+ *8
 New Years Day 
158New Years Day4c 28
159Fiscal Cliff
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6a 25
160New Beginnings5c 28
161Legally Bolted4c 33
162Macha5c 60
163Sinch
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6a 34
 Sector Bear 
165Basically a Bear6c *4
166Don't Bear Left6a **13
167Bear Essentials6b 7
168Bear Necessities6b *10
169Bearing Up
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7a 5
170Bearly a Bump6c 2
171Bearable
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6a 1
172Bearly Worth It6a 1
173Thoughtful Paws6c 1
174Goldilocks6a 2
 Sector Doggy Guantanamo 
176Bearly a Bitch5b 2
177Bearly a Bitch Extension6b 4
178Tufa Dog7b 1
179Clown School Dropout6a+ 2
180Piss on a Pooch
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6b+ 6
181La Bilyruina
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7a+ ***4
182Caballo Loco7b+ 1
183Doggy Guantanamo7a **8
184Langkofel - In Memoriam6b+ 10
185Sucio Hombre Viejo6a+ 12
186Lang Way Frea Yam
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6c 2
187Cara Escama6c 5
188Kim White6a+ 6
189Mi Marra Me6a+ 6
190Burn, Caterpillar burn!
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6a 2
191Gravitación Horizontal
-
5c 9
192La Cumaicana
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5c 7
193Anuther Yan
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6a 10
 Trad Buttress 
195Sin Tabaco
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5a  
196Zapatillas
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6a  
197Status Quo on Speed Dial5a 1
198Plastic Gangster5a 1
 Sector Solo 
200Han5c 1
201Bolted Sunset5b 1
202Napoleon4b 1
203Solo Sunrise4c 2
204Appetite for Construction4a 1
205Carolyn Rocks5a 1
206Smuggling Canadians6a 1
 Pared de Rosalía 
208Huala Ji Ben Ti Matter
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6c 1
209Atardecer
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7a 1
210Luna7a ***11
211Esto escampa7a+ ***5
212Lejos de la multitud7a+ ***2
213Venus erycina7b *** 
214El Ojo de Yavé7a **5
215Anillos de Saturno7b ** 
216Molly Highins6c ***11
217El martillo de Thor6c *3
218Tanit6b+ ***59
219El endemoniado7a ***9
220La estación de la bruia6c ***24
221Armagedón6c+ **1
222Sonrisa Vertical7a ***15
223Calfamusculus6b ***85
224Espanol Suizo6a+ *37
225Caleidoscopio6a ***103
226Barco pachero6c ***8
227Línea caliente7b ***1
228Pretoriana6b+ *3
229As de copas7a * 
230As de bastos7a * 
231Sin comentarios7b *** 
232Arte del olvido6c+ ***5
233Unnamed7a+ ** 
234Rosa de piedra7a+ *1
2357b Wall7b  
236La pistola6b *6
237La Vergonya4a 3
 El Collado 
239Manhatten Blues7a ***15
240Parado de la duración6c+ **1
241La indecisa7b **11
242Metal guru6c **6
243Quita la música7a+ ***24
244Final d'estiu7b **10
245Felanicula8a+  
246Los Avutardos7c *3
 Galera de Tafarmach 
248Solitary6c  
249Sporty Spice7a+ *** 
250Gato negro, gato blanco7b  
251Mujer Lampréa6c ***1
 Badall de Tafarmach 
253Route 137c  
254Route 147b  
255Phoenix Zone7a+ * 
256Route 166b+  
257Vía de Bea6c *1
258La red del diablo7b ***3
259Algol7a ***3
260Zafiro6b * 
261Badall de Tafarmaig6c ** 
262Scenic Express6c ** 
263Figures in the Mind8a *** 
264Mighty Whitey7c ** 
265Gran diedro rojo6c  
 Divino - Pared de la Cima 
267Amor de Odio6a **2
268Mamtastic6c+ ***1
269Diedro Edwards6b *2
270Notario7a ***4
271Eye of the Wind7c *** 
 Divino - Pared de la Taula 
273Class for Today6a * 
274Toda7a * 
275La Taula/Regalo de díaz7a+ *** 
276Wish You Were Here8a ** 
277Fisura de Edwards7a ** 
278Excitación/Waiting for the Sun6c+ * 
279Edwards/Lloret/Pérez6c * 
280Ópera Orni7b ** 
281La Canal6a  
282La Chino5c  
283Blood on the Rocks7a+ *** 
284Milongas sangrantes7b *** 
 Divino - Espolón Pertemba 
286Alcudia5c 1
287Espolón Pertemba5a *20
288Enlaces6c  
289Tesores8a ** 
290Voyages6c * 
291Hidden Glory5c * 
292Techo Placa7a ** 
293Duel in the Sun6a * 
 Divino - El Elefante 
295Pene-tra-26c 1
296Morfigrey6b+  
297Escalera De Color7c  
298Jesusunu el Africano6c+  
299Rigoleto6b 1
300CP10M6b  
301Tramontana tremens7c *** 
302Lyon's Den8a *** 
303Hostia succidanea7c **1
304Pontifex maximus7a+ ** 
305Cortes en los labios6a * 
306Mediodía4c *2
307JJ Motos5a  
308San Alejo6c ** 
309Candyman6b *4
310Faraód de la chica6c+ *2
311Scorpion7a **4
312Lupu6c **5
313Top rope a cinco7b  
314The Tongue of the Snake7c **1
315Edward's Wall8a ***2
316Divine Inspiration7c **2
317El Arúspice7b+ **1
318Wallmarks8b **1
319Gran fisura6b+ ** 
320The Naked Edge6c ***4
 Natural Lines 
322Final Exam7c  
323Midterm Exam7a+ 1
324Entrance Exam6c 1
325Teorema Chino de los Restos7b+  
 Hidden Valley - Wild Side 
327Asturias o trabajas8b * 
328Black is Black7b+ **19
329Watermark8a ***17
330Watermark Extension8b ***12
331El viaje de chihiroProject  
332Ultimo aviso8a **1
333Ya Somos Olímpicos7c ***38
334Propiedad privada7c *22
335Privatizacion8a+ ** 
336Diagonal7b **16
337Keep the Faith7c *28
338No soy un angelito8b *** 
339Acupunctura7b+ *4
340Cuestión de estilo7c **22
341Dosis8b+ *** 
342Pinoreta8c *** 
343Ergometría8a ***38
344Espasiometria8b * 
345Espacío tiempo8c *** 
346Océano7b+ **71
347Océano Extension8b+ ***1
348Cantabrico7b *2
349Mediterraneo8a ***19
350El último mono8b *** 
351Maestro suriyoda8b ** 
352Kimi8a+ ** 
353Discipulo traidor8a+ ** 
354Nido amoroso7b+ **11
355El torbe sanjuanero8a+ ** 
356La criatura8b ** 
357Septiembre8b+ *** 
358Ivan 20 anos8b+ * 
359Sweet Lady8a ***1
360Dimensión diamante8a+ ***4
361El club de la lucha8b+ ***2
362Tirali valent8a+ ***10
363El gremio7c+ **13
364El pito del sereno7c+ ***1
365Hola de Millau7c ***30
366La putita de Millau8a **14
367El puto lastre7c+ *2
368La casa de los tullidos7b+ ***18
369Romocop8a+ ***7
370Celia7c+ ***11
371Morphine8a+ ** 
372Valium7c+ **2
373Trompeteka7c+ **2
374Extranjeros7b+ **20
375Como tu Bautizo7c *4
376Reina Madre6c+ **38
377Llanuras bélicas7b *28
378Todos los caminos7b+ **33
379Aplano y Romina8a *1
380Si te dicen que caí7a **68
381Espelon7a+ **3
 Hidden Valley - Sector Vips 
383Akuna Patata6c+ 6
384La invasión de las morcas7b+ * 
385Hazlo ahora8b * 
386Jumping mecha flash8a **1
387Desert Storm8a **2
388El valle de los locos8b  
389Ejecutión radical8c+ * 
390Mark of the Beast8a ** 
391Torrente8b+ * 
392Bullarenque8c * 
393La generación yogur7a+ **9
394La fuerza de la costumbre7c **2
395Conecta cuarto7c  
396Estratego7c **1
397Copacabana7b+  
398El mejor matarife7a  
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 Cueva del Agua 
401Elegant Universe *E1 1
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