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Climbs 393
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
Dave Sr - 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
2 Bajo las ruedas
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6a 1
3 La sombra de Caín 6c 1
4 Compuesta y sin novio 6b+ 1
5 L'eura 6b 10
6 Chapo el secundo 6a * 37
7 Encadena - 2 7c+ * 2
8 Menestral Pescanova 7c * 6
9 Síndrome del Betún 7a+ ** 9
10 Próximo Bautizo 7a+ ** 21
11 Comtitapel 7a * 29
12 Diagonal 7a+ ** 29
13 Hombres de poca fe 8a * 2
14 Multigrado 7c * 3
15 Región Pagana 7c * 1
16 Julio César 6c+ 9
17 Chulearías 6c 7
18 Pequeñeces 3c 75
19 La Tina de Turner 6a 68
20 Taís tos tolais 6b 35
21 Frustración agrícola 5a * 70
22 Quisiera ser un octavo 5a * 72
23 Verglas que sí 5c 55
24 Registro sanitario 6b+ * 20
  Culo de Rino
26 Culo One 5c 7
27 Todo por la punta patria 7c 2
28 Aqui no pinta nadie nada 5c 13
29 Más fácil todavia 4c 25
30 Timatiriticón 6a * 81
31 Pies de minino 5c 77
32 Chusmaniática 6a+ ** 76
33 Otigofrénicia 7c 6
34 Denominacíon de origen 6a+ ** 148
35 Camilo el rey 6b ** 222
36 Valor y Coraje 6a+ ** 246
37 Martillazos de maricona 6b+ ** 53
38 Ulls de tonà 4a * 70
39 Puta colilla
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5c 21
40 Culo Thirteen 6a ** 54
41 Sense Novetat 6a+ 7
42 Los refugiados 5c * 160
43 A diestro y siniestro 6a ** 321
44 A golpe y porrazo 5a * 230
45 Vía del Indio 5c * 171
46 Divinas Chapuzas 6a * 129
47 Tú dirás 6b ** 159
48 Samantha Ann 5a * 5
49 Vino d'Oporto 6c ** 71
50 Guija loca 6c+ ** 51
51 Kina borregada 7b+ ** 15
52 No frenes mis instintos 7a ** 39
53 Suspiros de dolor 7a * 25
54 La cosa 7a ** 141
55 A golpe de pecho 7a+ * 60
56 Con las manos en la Cosa 6c ** 81
57 Días de lluvia 6a+ * 84
  El Cajón de los Cuartos
59 Callum * 4b * 1
60 Dime dime 4a 299
61 Con mallas y a lo loco 3c 403
62 Señor Nesbit Rides Again 5a 136
63 Pequeñecos II 4a * 392
64 Pequeñecos III 5a * 411
65 Porko niente lire 7a+ * 17
66 Cuidado con mi sombrero 6a+ ** 173
67 Fulanita y sus menganos 6b * 94
  Techo de Rino
69 Zig-zag atómico 6a * 100
70 Two Nights of Love 5c * 151
71 Blanco nato 6b * 104
72 Martín Galas 6b+ * 84
73 Pesos pluma 6b+ ** 10
74 La Explanada 8b+ **  
75 Vía Pecuaria 6b ** 26
76 Vaya tipo el de Oti 6c+ * 83
77 Cardo Borriquero 6a * 193
78 Cardo Borriquero Extension 6c+ ** 15
79 Acróbata porcino 7a ** 81
80 Sorbe verge 7b+ ** 15
81 Kashba 6c+ *** 265
82 No me bajes tan... 7a * 23
83 El torronet 5c ** 335
84 Banco Impopular 5a * 86
  Sector Marión
86 Colp de Cot 6b+ 51
87 Hola Patricio 6b * 88
88 Puntea que no tienes 6a+ * 104
89 Culo Ipanema 6b+ * 15
90 Rosalind Sutton 6b * 42
91 Culo Sutton Combination 6b+ ** 5
92 Tax Rebate 6a ** 7
93 Bolt Tax 6a ** 365
94 Deja vu 5a * 357
95 Cartujal 5c *** 448
96 Cul de sac 5c ** 180
97 Prusik 6a+ ** 157
98 Anglopithecus Britaniensis 6a+ * 143
99 Mister Pi 6a * 180
100 Marión 5a *** 399
  Sector Competición
102 El gran coscorrón 6a+ ** 143
103 Nido de Piratas 6b ** 165
104 Y tú ¿Quién eres? 6a+ ** 168
105 Desbloquea que No 5a * 229
106 Perlita 5c * 174
107 Perlita Left Extension 7b ** 1
108 Perlita Right Extension 7a+ * 1
109 The Wasp Factory (P1)
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6a ** 11
110 The Wasp Factory 6c+ ** 19
111 Ratito de Gloria (P1)
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6a+ ** 31
112 Ratito de Gloria 7a ** 31
113 Martxa d'aci 6a *** 390
114 Relleno de crema 6b * 28
115 Dingo boingo 6c *** 52
116 Pedro, estás inspirado 7c 1
117 The Second Coming 7c * 1
118 Sopa de marsopa 6b+ *** 175
119 Odio los domingos 6c+ *** 41
120 Tecnócratas 6c *** 70
121 El vuelo de la máquina 6b+ *** 134
122 García uno 6b ** 80
123 García dos 6a+ ** 133
  Ojo de Odra
125 Almorranas Salvajes 5a ** 244
126 Alí Babá y 40 Komandos 4a ** 268
127 Kamikaze 7b *** 74
128 Seventh Samurai 6c ** 62
129 Fisura con finura 6a *** 330
130 Roberto Alcázar 6a+ * 98
131 Espíritu de Satur 6c * 15
132 Adam Odra 6c * 6
133 Ojo de Odra 6c * 56
134 Los coreanos 6c+ ** 52
135 Ojo Ten 6b+ * 3
136 Els nuciers 7a 1
137 Mel de roma 6b 2
138 Skid mark 6b * 23
139 Los remeras 6c 11
140 Baladas para un sordo 6a+ ** 30
Climb name Grade
  Sector Final
142 Un-named line left of Dim Parcio 5b * 5
143 Dim Parcio
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3c 3
144 La vergüenza 3a * 185
145 La vergüenza II 4a ** 254
146 Speedy González 5c ** 205
147 El Pixoncet 6b * 146
148 Con mallas y a lo loco 5c ** 133
149 Aquí no nos dejan aparcar 6a+ * 162
150 Aquí tampoco 6c ** 110
151 Wagageegee 6a+ ** 221
152 Desperate Dan 6c ** 59
153 Kilroy was 'ere 6c+ ** 12
154 El Agüí 6c+ * 17
155 Grillos Navajeros 6c ** 38
156 Mandolin Wind 7a+ * 17
157 Año Dracula 6c * 6
158 El pellizco 6a+ ** 48
159 IQ - 18/30 6b+ * 9
  New Years Day
161 New Years Day 4c 50
162 Fiscal Cliff
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6a 45
163 New Beginnings 5c 49
164 Legally Bolted 4c 60
165 Macha 5c 82
166 Sinch
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6a 51
  Sector Bear
168 Basically a Bear 6c * 4
169 Don't Bear Left 6a ** 19
170 Bear Essentials 6b 9
171 Bear Necessities 6b * 18
172 Bearing Up
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7a 8
173 Bearly a Bump 6c 4
174 Bearable
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6a 2
175 Bearly Worth It 6a 2
176 Thoughtful Paws 6c 2
177 Mit Ruhe Und Gemütlichkeit
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6b 1
178 Goldilocks 6a 3
  Sector Doggy Guantanamo
180 Bearly a Bitch 5b 6
181 Bearly a Bitch Extension 6b ** 4
182 Tufa Dog 7b 1
183 Sueño d'Oro 7b 1
184 Clown School Dropout 6b ** 7
185 Clown School Reunion 7a+ ** 3
186 Piss on a Pooch
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6b+ ** 14
187 No Hay Cuchara 8a  
188 Climbing Contradiction 6c+ *** 1
189 La Bilyruina
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7a+ *** 7
190 Caballo Loco 7b+ 1
191 Alhambra 7a **  
192 Doggy Guantanamo 7a ** 15
193 Langkofel - In Memoriam 6b+ *** 20
194 Sucio Hombre Viejo 6a+ 29
195 Lang Way Frea Yam
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6c 6
196 Cara Escama 6c *** 12
197 Kim White 6a+ 16
198 Charlie's Angel 6c 2
199 Mi Marra Me 6a+ 20
200 Burn, Caterpillar burn!
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6a 15
201 Gravitación Horizontal
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5c 31
202 La Cumaicana
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5c *** 44
203 Anuther Yan
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6a 38
  Trad Buttress
205 Sin Tabaco
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5a  
206 Zapatillas
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6a 4
207 Traditionally Bolted (aka '3' on OH Topo) 4c 7
208 Status Quo on Speed Dial (aka '4' on OH Topo) 5a 14
209 Plastic Gangster (aka '5' on OH Topo) 5a 9
210 Fundamentalmente Inofensivo 6a  
211 Failin' But Not Dead Yet 5b  
212 Niallist 5b  
213 Los Pantalones Equivocados 5b  
214 Stuck in the Middle 5a 1
215 Clowns and Jokers 5a 1
  Sector Solo
217 Han 5c 3
218 Bolted Sunset 5b 2
219 Napoleon 4b 4
220 Solo Sunrise 4c 7
221 Appetite for Construction 4a 4
222 Carolyn Rocks 5a 7
223 Smuggling Canadians 6a 4
  Pared de Rosalía
225 Huala Ji Ben Ti Matter
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6c 1
226 Atardecer
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7a 1
227 Luna 7a *** 11
228 Esto escampa 7a+ *** 6
229 Lejos de la multitud 7a+ *** 2
230 Venus erycina 7b ***  
231 El Ojo de Yavé 7a ** 6
232 Anillos de Saturno 7b **  
233 Molly Highins 6c *** 15
234 El martillo de Thor 6c * 3
235 Tanit 6b+ *** 79
236 El endemoniado 7a *** 15
237 La estación de la bruia 6c *** 31
238 Armagedón 6c+ ** 1
239 Sonrisa Vertical 7a *** 27
240 Calfamusculus 6b *** 108
241 Espanol Suizo 6a+ * 49
242 Caleidoscopio 6a *** 132
243 Barco pachero 6c *** 8
244 Línea caliente 7b *** 2
245 Pretoriana 6b+ * 4
246 As de copas 7a *  
247 As de bastos 7a *  
248 Sin comentarios 7b *** 1
249 Arte del olvido 6c+ *** 5
250 Unnamed 7a+ **  
251 Rosa de piedra 7a+ * 1
252 7b Wall 7b  
253 La pistola 6b * 6
254 La Vergonya 4a 8
  El Collado
256 Manhatten Blues 7a *** 15
257 Parado de la duración 6c+ ** 1
258 La indecisa 7b ** 11
259 Metal guru 6c ** 7
260 Quita la música 7a+ *** 26
261 Final d'estiu 7b ** 10
262 Felanicula 8a+  
263 Los Avutardos 7c * 5
  Galera de Tafarmach
265 Solitary 6c  
266 Sporty Spice 7a+ ***  
267 Gato negro, gato blanco 7b  
268 Mujer Lampréa 6c *** 1
  Badall de Tafarmach
270 Route 13 7c  
271 Route 14 7b  
272 Phoenix Zone 7a+ *  
273 Route 16 6b+  
274 Vía de Bea 6c * 1
275 La red del diablo 7b *** 3
276 Algol 7a *** 3
277 Zafiro 6b *  
278 Badall de Tafarmaig 6c **  
279 Scenic Express 6c **  
280 Figures in the Mind 8a ***  
Climb name Grade
281 Mighty Whitey 7c **  
282 Gran diedro rojo 6c  
  Divino - Pared de la Cima
284 Amor de Odio 6a ** 2
285 Mamtastic 6c+ *** 2
286 Diedro Edwards 6b * 4
287 Notario 7a *** 4
288 Eye of the Wind 7c ***  
  Divino - Pared de la Taula
290 Class for Today 6a *  
291 Toda 7a *  
292 La Taula/Regalo de díaz 7a+ *** 1
293 Wish You Were Here 8a **  
294 Fisura de Edwards 7a **  
295 Excitación/Waiting for the Sun 6c+ * 1
296 Edwards/Lloret/Pérez 6c * 2
297 Ópera Orni 7b **  
298 La Canal 6a  
299 La Chino 5c  
300 Blood on the Rocks 7a+ ***  
301 Milongas sangrantes 7b ***  
  Divino - Espolón Pertemba
303 Alcudia 5c 1
304 Espolón Pertemba 5a * 21
305 Enlaces 6c  
306 Tesores 8a **  
307 Voyages 6c *  
308 Hidden Glory 5c *  
309 Techo Placa 7a **  
310 Duel in the Sun 6a *  
  Divino - El Elefante
312 Pene-tra-2 6c 1
313 Morfigrey 6b+  
314 Escalera De Color 7c  
315 Jesusunu el Africano 6c+  
316 Rigoleto 6b 1
317 CP10M 6b  
318 Tramontana tremens 7c ***  
319 Lyon's Den 8a ***  
320 Hostia succidanea 7c ** 1
321 Pontifex maximus 7a+ ** 1
322 Cortes en los labios 6a *  
323 Mediodía 4c * 2
324 JJ Motos 5a  
325 San Alejo 6c **  
326 Candyman 6b * 4
327 Faraód de la chica 6c+ * 3
328 Scorpion 7a ** 5
329 Lupu 6c ** 7
330 Top rope a cinco 7b  
331 The Tongue of the Snake 7c ** 1
332 Edward's Wall 8a *** 2
333 Divine Inspiration 7c ** 2
334 El Arúspice 7b+ ** 1
335 Wallmarks 8b ** 1
336 Gran fisura 6b+ ** 1
337 The Naked Edge 6c *** 5
  Natural Lines
339 Final Exam 7c  
340 Midterm Exam 7a+ 1
341 Entrance Exam 6c 1
342 Teorema Chino de los Restos 7b+  
  Hidden Valley - Wild Side
344 Asturias o trabajas 8b *  
345 Black is Black 7b+ ** 23
346 Watermark 8a *** 20
347 Watermark Extension 8b *** 12
348 El viaje de chihiro Project  
349 Ultimo aviso 8a ** 1
350 Ya Somos Olímpicos 7c *** 41
351 Propiedad privada 7c * 22
352 Privatizacion 8a+ **  
353 Diagonal 7b ** 16
354 Keep the Faith 7c * 30
355 No soy un angelito 8b ***  
356 Acupunctura 7b+ * 5
357 Cuestión de estilo 7c ** 23
358 Dosis 8b+ ***  
359 Pinoreta 8c ***  
360 Ergometría 8a *** 44
361 Espasiometria 8b *  
362 Espacío tiempo 8c ***  
363 Océano 7b+ ** 85
364 Océano Extension 8b+ *** 1
365 Cantabrico 7b * 2
366 Mediterraneo 8a *** 25
367 El último mono 8b ***  
368 Maestro suriyoda 8b **  
369 Kimi 8a+ **  
370 Discipulo traidor 8a+ **  
371 Nido amoroso 7b+ ** 13
372 El torbe sanjuanero 8a+ **  
373 La criatura 8b **  
374 Septiembre 8b+ ***  
375 Ivan 20 anos 8b+ *  
376 Sweet Lady 8a *** 1
377 Dimensión diamante 8a+ *** 5
378 El club de la lucha 8b+ *** 2
379 Tirali valent 8a+ *** 10
380 El gremio 7c+ ** 16
381 El pito del sereno 7c+ *** 1
382 Hola de Millau 7c *** 33
383 La putita de Millau 8a ** 14
384 El puto lastre 7c+ * 2
385 La casa de los tullidos 7b+ *** 19
386 Romocop 8a+ *** 10
387 Celia 7c+ *** 14
388 Morphine 8a+ **  
389 Valium 7c+ ** 2
390 Trompeteka 7c+ ** 2
391 Extranjeros 7b+ ** 29
392 Como tu Bautizo 7c * 5
393 Reina Madre 6c+ ** 51
394 Llanuras bélicas 7b * 38
395 Todos los caminos 7b+ ** 35
396 Aplano y Romina 8a * 2
397 Si te dicen que caí 7a ** 94
398 Espelon 7a+ ** 3
  Hidden Valley - Sector Vips
400 Akuna Patata 6c+ 6
401 La invasión de las morcas 7b+ *  
402 Hazlo ahora 8b *  
403 Jumping mecha flash 8a ** 1
404 Desert Storm 8a ** 2
405 El valle de los locos 8b  
406 Ejecutión radical 8c+ *  
407 Mark of the Beast 8a **  
408 Torrente 8b+ *  
409 Bullarenque 8c *  
410 La generación yogur 7a+ ** 9
411 La fuerza de la costumbre 7c ** 2
412 Conecta cuarto 7c  
413 Estratego 7c ** 1
414 Copacabana 7b+  
415 El mejor matarife 7a  
  Cueva del Agua
  Unknown - Please add more details
418 Elegant Universe E1 1
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