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Climbs 402
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 * 7
9 Síndrome del Betún 7a+ ** 9
10 Próximo Bautizo 7a+ ** 21
11 Comtitapel 7a * 34
12 Diagonal 7a+ ** 32
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 82
19 La Tina de Turner 6a 72
20 Taís tos tolais 6b 40
21 Frustración agrícola 5a * 80
22 Quisiera ser un octavo 5a * 81
23 Verglas que sí 5c 68
24 Registro sanitario 6b+ * 26
  Culo de Rino
26 Culo One 5c 7
27 Todo por la punta patria 7c 2
28 Aqui no pinta nadie nada 5c 14
29 Más fácil todavia 4c 25
30 Timatiriticón 6a * 96
31 Pies de minino 5c 89
32 Chusmaniática 6a+ ** 80
33 Otigofrénicia 7c 6
34 Denominacíon de origen 6a+ ** 159
35 Camilo el rey 6b ** 240
36 Valor y Coraje 6a+ ** 266
37 Martillazos de maricona 6b+ ** 55
38 Ulls de tonà 4a * 83
39 Puta colilla
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5c 20
40 Culo Thirteen 6a ** 63
41 Sense Novetat 6a+ 7
42 Los refugiados 5c * 180
43 A diestro y siniestro 6a ** 351
44 A golpe y porrazo 5a * 246
45 Vía del Indio 5c * 203
46 Divinas Chapuzas 6a * 140
47 Tú dirás 6b ** 168
48 Samantha Ann 5a * 13
49 Vino d'Oporto 6c ** 75
50 Guija loca 6c+ ** 55
51 Kina borregada 7b+ ** 15
52 No frenes mis instintos 7a ** 41
53 Suspiros de dolor 7a * 26
54 La cosa 7a ** 149
55 A golpe de pecho 7a+ * 65
56 Con las manos en la Cosa 6c ** 87
57 Días de lluvia 6a+ * 93
  El Cajón de los Cuartos
59 Callum 4b * 22
60 Dime dime 4a 330
61 Mr Goodey 4b ** 19
62 Con mallas y a lo loco 3c 430
63 Señor Nesbit Rides Again 5a 170
64 Pequeñecos II 4a * 419
65 Pequeñecos III 5a * 451
66 Porko niente lire 7a+ * 17
67 Cuidado con mi sombrero 6a+ ** 187
68 Fulanita y sus menganos 6b * 108
  Techo de Rino
70 Zig-zag atómico 6a * 113
71 Two Nights of Love 5c * 158
72 Blanco nato 6b * 110
73 Martín Galas 6b+ * 90
74 Pesos pluma 6b+ ** 11
75 La Explanada 8b+ **  
76 Vía Pecuaria 6b ** 27
77 Vaya tipo el de Oti 6c+ * 91
78 Cardo Borriquero 6a * 212
79 Cardo Borriquero Extension 6c+ ** 18
80 Acróbata porcino 7a ** 87
81 Sorbe verge 7b+ ** 16
82 Kashba 6c+ *** 272
83 No me bajes tan... 7a * 25
84 El torronet 5c ** 365
85 Banco Impopular 5a * 101
  Sector Marión
87 Colp de Cot 6b+ 52
88 Hola Patricio 6b * 93
89 Puntea que no tienes 6a+ * 108
90 Culo Ipanema 6b+ * 15
91 Rosalind Sutton 6b * 42
92 Culo Sutton Combination 6b+ ** 5
93 Tax Rebate 6a ** 10
94 Bolt Tax 6a ** 383
95 Deja vu 5a * 371
96 Cartujal 5c *** 479
97 Cul de sac 5c ** 188
98 Prusik 6a+ ** 163
99 Anglopithecus Britaniensis 6a+ * 151
100 Mister Pi 6a * 195
101 Marión 5a *** 424
  Sector Competición
103 El gran coscorrón 6a+ ** 148
104 Nido de Piratas 6b ** 177
105 Y tú ¿Quién eres? 6a+ ** 181
106 Desbloquea que No 5a * 249
107 Perlita 5c * 190
108 Perlita Left Extension 7b ** 1
109 Perlita Right Extension 7a+ * 1
110 The Wasp Factory (P1)
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6a ** 14
111 The Wasp Factory 6c+ ** 19
112 Ratito de Gloria (P1)
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6a+ ** 32
113 Ratito de Gloria 7a ** 32
114 Martxa d'aci 6a *** 417
115 Relleno de crema 6b * 28
116 Dingo boingo 6c *** 56
117 Pedro, estás inspirado 7c 2
118 The Second Coming 7c * 1
119 Sopa de marsopa 6b+ *** 192
120 Odio los domingos 6c+ *** 43
121 Tecnócratas 6c *** 75
122 El vuelo de la máquina 6b+ *** 142
123 García uno 6b ** 89
124 García dos 6a+ ** 149
  Ojo de Odra
126 Almorranas Salvajes 5a ** 261
127 Alí Babá y 40 Komandos 4a ** 278
128 Sense Abelles 6b+ ***  
129 La Picadura 7a *** 4
130 Kamikaze 7b *** 76
131 Seventh Samurai 6c ** 65
132 Zero 7a ** 1
133 Fisura con finura 6a *** 347
134 Roberto Alcázar 6a+ * 101
135 Espíritu de Satur 6c * 17
136 Adam Odra 6c * 6
137 Ojo de Odra 6c * 63
138 Los coreanos 6c+ ** 53
139 Ojo Ten 6b+ * 3
140 Els nuciers 7a 1
141 Mel de roma 6b 2
142 Skid mark 6b * 23
143 Los remeras 6c 11
Climb name Grade
144 Baladas para un sordo 6a+ ** 37
  Sector Final
146 Un-named line left of Dim Parcio 5b * 6
147 Dim Parcio
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3c 4
148 La vergüenza 3a * 198
149 La vergüenza II 4a ** 288
150 Speedy González 5c ** 228
151 El Pixoncet 6b * 155
152 Con mallas y a lo loco 5c ** 151
153 Aquí no nos dejan aparcar 6a+ * 167
154 Aquí tampoco 6c ** 116
155 Wagageegee 6a+ ** 228
156 Desperate Dan 6c ** 58
157 Kilroy was 'ere 6c+ ** 15
158 El Agüí 6c+ * 17
159 Grillos Navajeros 6c ** 39
160 Mandolin Wind 7a+ * 18
161 Año Dracula 6c * 6
162 El pellizco 6a+ ** 53
163 IQ - 18/30 6b+ * 10
  New Years Day
165 New Years Day 4c 61
166 Fiscal Cliff
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6a 54
167 New Beginnings 5c 54
168 Legally Bolted 4c 64
169 Macha 5c 90
170 Sinch
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6a 60
  Sector Bear
172 Basically a Bear 6c * 6
173 Don't Bear Left 6a ** 25
174 Bear Essentials 6b 9
175 Bear Necessities 6b * 23
176 Bearing Up
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7a 9
177 Bearly a Bump 6c 6
178 Bearable
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6a 4
179 Bearly Worth It 6a 5
180 Drop Bear 7a 1
181 Thoughtful Paws 6c 2
182 Mit Ruhe Und Gemütlichkeit
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6b 2
183 Goldilocks 6a 8
  Sector Doggy Guantanamo
185 Bearly a Bitch 5b 9
186 Bearly a Bitch Extension 6b ** 8
187 Tufa Dog 7b 2
188 Sueño d'Oro 7b 2
189 Clown School Dropout 6b ** 8
190 Clown School Reunion 7a+ ** 4
191 Piss on a Pooch
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6b+ ** 17
192 No Hay Cuchara 8a  
193 Climbing Contradiction 6c+ *** 1
194 La Bilyruina
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7a+ *** 9
195 Caballo Loco 7b+ 1
196 Alhambra 7a ** 1
197 Doggy Guantanamo 7a ** 20
198 Langkofel - In Memoriam 6b+ *** 26
199 Sucio Hombre Viejo 6a+ 34
200 Lang Way Frea Yam
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6c 6
201 Cara Escama 6c *** 15
202 Kim White 6a+ 23
203 Charlie's Angel 6c 4
204 Mi Marra Me 6a+ 21
205 Hammer Time 5c  
206 Burn, Caterpillar burn!
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6a 17
207 Gravitación Horizontal
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5c 38
208 La Cumaicana
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5c *** 52
209 Anuther Yan
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6a 46
  Trad Buttress
211 Sin Tabaco
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5a  
212 Zapatillas
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6a 10
213 Traditionally Bolted (aka '3' on OH Topo) 4c 17
214 Status Quo on Speed Dial (aka '4' on OH Topo) 5a 23
215 Plastic Gangster (aka '5' on OH Topo) 5a 18
216 Fundamentalmente Inofensivo 6a 3
217 Failin' But Not Dead Yet 5b 2
218 Niallist 5b 1
219 Los Pantalones Equivocados 5b 4
220 Stuck in the Middle 5a 4
221 Clowns and Jokers 5a 4
  Misheard Song Lyrics
223 Gladly the Cross-Eyed bear 4a 1
224 'Scuse Me, While I Kiss This Guy
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4a 1
225 He's Got His Tromboleece
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5a ** 2
226 No Woman No Pride 6b ** 1
  Sector Solo
228 Han 5c 7
229 Bolted Sunset 5b 3
230 Napoleon 4b 13
231 Solo Sunrise 4c 19
232 Appetite for Construction 4a 13
233 Carolyn Rocks 5a 18
234 Smuggling Canadians 6a 14
  Pared de Rosalía
236 Huala Ji Ben Ti Matter
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6c 1
237 Atardecer
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7a 1
238 Luna 7a *** 11
239 Esto escampa 7a+ *** 6
240 Lejos de la multitud 7a+ *** 2
241 Venus erycina 7b ***  
242 El Ojo de Yavé 7a ** 6
243 Anillos de Saturno 7b **  
244 Molly Highins 6c *** 17
245 El martillo de Thor 6c * 3
246 Tanit 6b+ *** 87
247 El endemoniado 7a *** 19
248 La estación de la bruia 6c *** 35
249 Armagedón 6c+ ** 1
250 Sonrisa Vertical 7a *** 27
251 Calfamusculus 6b *** 119
252 Espanol Suizo 6a+ * 51
253 Caleidoscopio 6a *** 143
254 Barco pachero 6c *** 11
255 Línea caliente 7b *** 1
256 Pretoriana 6b+ * 4
257 As de copas 7a *  
258 As de bastos 7a *  
259 Sin comentarios 7b *** 1
260 Arte del olvido 6c+ *** 4
261 Unnamed 7a+ **  
262 Rosa de piedra 7a+ * 1
263 7b Wall 7b  
264 La pistola 6b * 7
265 La Vergonya 4a 8
  El Collado
267 Manhatten Blues 7a *** 14
268 Parado de la duración 6c+ ** 1
269 La indecisa 7b ** 11
270 Metal guru 6c ** 7
271 Quita la música 7a+ *** 26
272 Final d'estiu 7b ** 10
273 Felanicula 8a+  
274 Los Avutardos 7c * 5
  Galera de Tafarmach
276 Solitary 6c  
277 Sporty Spice 7a+ ***  
278 Gato negro, gato blanco 7b  
279 Mujer Lampréa 6c *** 1
  Badall de Tafarmach
281 Route 13 7c  
282 Route 14 7b  
283 Phoenix Zone 7a+ *  
284 Route 16 6b+  
285 Vía de Bea 6c * 1
286 La red del diablo 7b *** 3
Climb name Grade
287 Algol 7a *** 3
288 Zafiro 6b *  
289 Badall de Tafarmaig 6c **  
290 Scenic Express 6c **  
291 Figures in the Mind 8a ***  
292 Mighty Whitey 7c **  
293 Gran diedro rojo 6c  
  Divino - Pared de la Cima
295 Amor de Odio 6a ** 2
296 Mamtastic 6c+ *** 3
297 Diedro Edwards 6b * 4
298 Notario 7a *** 4
299 Eye of the Wind 7c ***  
  Divino - Pared de la Taula
301 Class for Today 6a *  
302 Toda 7a *  
303 La Taula/Regalo de díaz 7a+ *** 1
304 Wish You Were Here 8a **  
305 Fisura de Edwards 7a **  
306 Excitación/Waiting for the Sun 6c+ * 1
307 Edwards/Lloret/Pérez 6c * 2
308 Ópera Orni 7b **  
309 La Canal 6a  
310 La Chino 5c  
311 Blood on the Rocks 7a+ ***  
312 Milongas sangrantes 7b ***  
  Divino - Espolón Pertemba
314 Alcudia 5c 2
315 Espolón Pertemba 5a * 21
316 Enlaces 6c  
317 Tesores 8a **  
318 Voyages 6c *  
319 Hidden Glory 5c *  
320 Techo Placa 7a **  
321 Duel in the Sun 6a *  
  Divino - El Elefante
323 Pene-tra-2 6c 1
324 Morfigrey 6b+  
325 Escalera De Color 7c  
326 Jesusunu el Africano 6c+  
327 Rigoleto 6b 1
328 CP10M 6b  
329 Tramontana tremens 7c ***  
330 Lyon's Den 8a ***  
331 Hostia succidanea 7c ** 1
332 Pontifex maximus 7a+ ** 1
333 Cortes en los labios 6a *  
334 Mediodía 4c * 2
335 JJ Motos 5a  
336 San Alejo 6c **  
337 Candyman 6b * 4
338 Faraód de la chica 6c+ * 3
339 Scorpion 7a ** 5
340 Lupu 6c ** 7
341 Top rope a cinco 7b  
342 The Tongue of the Snake 7c ** 1
343 Edward's Wall 8a *** 2
344 Divine Inspiration 7c ** 3
345 El Arúspice 7b+ ** 2
346 Wallmarks 8b ** 1
347 Gran fisura 6b+ ** 1
348 The Naked Edge 6c *** 5
  Natural Lines
350 Final Exam 7c  
351 Midterm Exam 7a+ 1
352 Entrance Exam 6c 1
353 Teorema Chino de los Restos 7b+  
  Hidden Valley - Wild Side
355 Asturias o trabajas 8b *  
356 Black is Black 7b+ ** 24
357 Watermark 8a *** 23
358 Watermark Extension 8b *** 13
359 El viaje de chihiro Project  
360 Ultimo aviso 8a ** 3
361 Ya Somos Olímpicos 7c *** 49
362 Propiedad privada 7c * 23
363 Privatizacion 8a+ **  
364 Diagonal 7b ** 22
365 Keep the Faith 7c * 32
366 No soy un angelito 8b ***  
367 Acupunctura 7b+ * 5
368 Cuestión de estilo 7c ** 27
369 Dosis 8b+ ***  
370 Pinoreta 8c *** 1
371 Ergometría 8a *** 50
372 Espasiometria 8b *  
373 Espacío tiempo 8c *** 1
374 Océano 7b+ ** 96
375 Océano Extension 8b+ *** 1
376 Cantabrico 7b * 2
377 Mediterraneo 8a *** 28
378 El último mono 8b ***  
379 Maestro suriyoda 8b **  
380 Kimi 8a+ ** 2
381 Discipulo traidor 8a+ **  
382 Nido amoroso 7b+ ** 18
383 El torbe sanjuanero 8a+ **  
384 La criatura 8b **  
385 Septiembre 8b+ *** 1
386 Ivan 20 anos 8b+ *  
387 Sweet Lady 8a *** 3
388 Dimensión diamante 8a+ *** 6
389 El club de la lucha 8b+ *** 2
390 Tirali valent 8a+ *** 12
391 El gremio 7c+ ** 18
392 El pito del sereno 7c+ *** 2
393 Hola de Millau 7c *** 35
394 La putita de Millau 8a ** 15
395 El puto lastre 7c+ * 2
396 La casa de los tullidos 7b+ *** 25
397 Romocop 8a+ *** 10
398 Celia 7c+ *** 17
399 Morphine 8a+ **  
400 Valium 7c+ ** 2
401 Trompeteka 7c+ ** 2
402 Extranjeros 7b+ ** 31
403 Como tu Bautizo 7c * 5
404 Reina Madre 6c+ ** 60
405 Llanuras bélicas 7b * 44
406 Todos los caminos 7b+ ** 39
407 Aplano y Romina 8a * 2
408 Si te dicen que caí 7a ** 109
409 Espelon 7a+ ** 3
  Hidden Valley - Sector Vips
411 Akuna Patata 6c+ 6
412 La invasión de las morcas 7b+ *  
413 Hazlo ahora 8b *  
414 Jumping mecha flash 8a ** 1
415 Desert Storm 8a ** 2
416 El valle de los locos 8b  
417 Ejecutión radical 8c+ *  
418 Mark of the Beast 8a **  
419 Torrente 8b+ *  
420 Bullarenque 8c *  
421 La generación yogur 7a+ ** 10
422 La fuerza de la costumbre 7c ** 2
423 Conecta cuarto 7c  
424 Estratego 7c ** 1
425 Copacabana 7b+  
426 El mejor matarife 7a  
  Cueva del Agua
  Unknown - Please add more details
429 Elegant Universe E1 1
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