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View from Sella, Costa Blanca. © jim jones

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 * 56
7 Encadena - 2 7c+ * 2
8 Menestral Pescanova 7c * 8
9 Síndrome del Betún 7a+ ** 10
10 Próximo Bautizo 7a+ ** 23
11 Comtitapel 7a * 36
12 Diagonal 7a+ ** 35
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 * 83
22 Quisiera ser un octavo 5a * 81
23 Verglas que sí 5c 71
24 Registro sanitario 6b+ * 27
  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 * 99
31 Pies de minino 5c 93
32 Chusmaniática 6a+ ** 82
33 Otigofrénicia 7c 7
34 Denominacíon de origen 6a+ ** 165
35 Camilo el rey 6b ** 260
36 Valor y Coraje 6a+ ** 280
37 Martillazos de maricona 6b+ ** 60
38 Ulls de tonà 4a * 100
39 Puta colilla
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5c 29
40 Culo Thirteen 6a ** 71
41 Sense Novetat 6a+ 7
42 Los refugiados 5c * 187
43 A diestro y siniestro 6a ** 368
44 A golpe y porrazo 5a * 259
45 Vía del Indio 5c * 218
46 Divinas Chapuzas 6a * 145
47 Tú dirás 6b ** 182
48 Samantha Ann 5a * 13
49 Vino d'Oporto 6c ** 81
50 Guija loca 6c+ ** 56
51 Kina borregada 7b+ ** 16
52 No frenes mis instintos 7a ** 43
53 Suspiros de dolor 7a * 26
54 La cosa 7a ** 167
55 A golpe de pecho 7a+ * 71
56 Con las manos en la Cosa 6c ** 91
57 Días de lluvia 6a+ * 100
  El Cajón de los Cuartos
59 Espolon Immaculada Adventura HVS 1
60 Happy Feet 4a * 4
61 Callum 4b * 35
62 Dime dime 4a 337
63 Mr Goodey 4b ** 37
64 Con mallas y a lo loco 3c 438
65 Sooty Goes to Benidorm 4b * 4
66 Road to Hell 4a * 3
67 Señor Nesbit Rides Again 5a 197
68 Pequeñecos II 4a * 434
69 Pequeñecos III 5a * 479
70 Gaisgeach de na Beanntan 5c *** 1
71 Porko niente lire 7a+ * 19
72 Cuidado con mi sombrero 6a+ ** 194
73 New Edwards Route #1 7a 2
74 Fulanita y sus menganos 6b * 120
75 New Edwards Route #2
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6a 2
76 New Edwards Route #3 6a+ 5
77 New Edwards Route #4 5b 4
78 New Edwards Route #5 6c 4
  Techo de Rino
80 Zig-zag atómico 6a * 121
81 New Edwards Route #6 6b+ 1
82 Two Nights of Love 5c * 163
83 Blanco nato 6b * 112
84 Martín Galas 6b+ * 94
85 Pesos pluma 6b+ ** 12
86 La Explanada 8b+ **  
87 Vía Pecuaria 6b ** 31
88 Vaya tipo el de Oti 6c+ * 99
89 Cardo Borriquero 6a * 225
90 Cardo Borriquero Extension 6c+ ** 22
91 Acróbata porcino 7a ** 94
92 Sorbe verge 7b+ ** 17
93 Kashba 6c+ *** 296
94 No me bajes tan... 7a * 25
95 El torronet 5c ** 393
96 Banco Impopular 5a * 123
  Sector Marión
98 Colp de Cot 6b+ 57
99 Hola Patricio 6b * 98
100 Puntea que no tienes 6a+ * 113
101 Culo Ipanema 6b+ * 15
102 Rosalind Sutton 6b * 44
103 Culo Sutton Combination 6b+ ** 5
104 Tax Rebate 6a ** 19
105 Bolt Tax 6a ** 405
106 Deja vu 5a * 391
107 Cartujal 5c *** 503
108 Cul de sac 5c ** 195
109 Prusik 6a+ ** 173
110 Anglopithecus Britaniensis 6a+ * 153
111 Mister Pi 6a * 199
112 Marión 5a *** 451
  Sector Competición
114 El gran coscorrón 6a+ ** 161
115 Nido de Piratas 6b ** 197
116 Y tú ¿Quién eres? 6a+ ** 187
117 Desbloquea que No 5a * 265
118 Perlita 5c * 200
119 Perlita Left Extension 7b ** 1
120 Perlita Right Extension 7a+ * 1
121 The Wasp Factory (P1)
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6a ** 15
122 The Wasp Factory 6c+ ** 20
123 Ratito de Gloria (P1)
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6a+ ** 43
124 Ratito de Gloria 7a ** 34
125 Martxa d'aci 6a *** 455
126 Relleno de crema 6b * 31
127 Dingo boingo 6c *** 58
128 Pedro, estás inspirado 7c 2
129 The Second Coming 7c * 1
130 Sopa de marsopa 6b+ *** 223
131 Odio los domingos 6c+ *** 48
132 Tecnócratas 6c *** 89
133 El vuelo de la máquina 6b+ *** 151
134 García uno 6b ** 97
135 García dos 6a+ ** 160
  Ojo de Odra
137 Almorranas Salvajes 5a ** 270
138 Alí Babá y 40 Komandos 4a ** 283
139 Sense Abelles 6b+ *** 13
140 La Picadura 7a *** 18
141 Kamikaze 7b *** 81
142 Seventh Samurai 6c ** 76
143 Zero 7a ** 23
144 Fisura con finura 6a *** 369
145 Roberto Alcázar 6a+ * 111
146 Ensimismado 6a * 12
147 Espíritu de Satur 6c * 17
148 Adam Odra 6c * 8
149 Ojo de Odra 6c * 67
Climb name Grade
150 Necedad Navidad 5b 16
151 ¿Serà Precís? Project  
152 Los coreanos 6c+ ** 52
153 Ojo Ten 6b+ * 3
154 Els nuciers 7a 1
155 Mel de roma 6b 2
156 Skid mark 6b * 27
157 Los remeras 6c 11
158 Baladas para un sordo 6a+ ** 39
  Sector Final
160 Un-named line left of Dim Parcio 5b * 9
161 Dim Parcio
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3c 11
162 La vergüenza 3a * 206
163 La vergüenza II 4a ** 307
164 Speedy González 5c ** 241
165 El Pixoncet 6b * 165
166 Con mallas y a lo loco 5c ** 169
167 Aquí no nos dejan aparcar 6a+ * 182
168 Aquí tampoco 6c ** 121
169 Wagageegee 6a+ ** 239
170 Desperate Dan 6c ** 58
171 Kilroy was 'ere 6c+ ** 15
172 El Agüí 6c+ * 18
173 Grillos Navajeros 6c ** 40
174 Mandolin Wind 7a+ * 19
175 Año Dracula 6c * 6
176 El pellizco 6a+ ** 53
177 IQ - 18/30 6b+ * 11
  New Years Day
179 New Years Day 4c 81
180 Fiscal Cliff
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6a 64
181 New Beginnings 5c 67
182 Legally Bolted 5a 79
183 Macha 5c 107
184 Sinch
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6a 72
  Sector Bear
186 Basically a Bear 6c * 6
187 Don't Bear Left 6a ** 33
188 Bear Essentials 6b 11
189 Bear Necessities 6b * 33
190 Bearing Up
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7a 11
191 Bearly a Bump 6c 13
192 Bearable
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6a 9
193 Bearly Worth It 6a 8
194 Drop Bear 7a 1
195 Thoughtful Paws 6c 2
196 Mit Ruhe Und Gemütlichkeit
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6b 11
197 Goldilocks 6a 18
  Sector Doggy Guantanamo
199 Bearly a Bitch 5b 9
200 Bearly a Bitch Extension 6b ** 10
201 Tufa Dog 7b 2
202 Sueño d'Oro 7b 2
203 Clown School Dropout 6b ** 13
204 Clown School Reunion 7a+ ** 4
205 Piss on a Pooch
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6b+ ** 20
206 No Hay Cuchara 8a  
207 Climbing Contradiction 6c+ *** 8
208 La Bilyruina
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7a+ *** 17
209 Caballo Loco 7b+ 1
210 Alhambra 7a ** 1
211 Doggy Guantanamo 7a ** 33
212 Langkofel - In Memoriam 6b+ *** 49
213 Sucio Hombre Viejo 6a+ 47
214 Lang Way Frea Yam
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6c 6
215 Cara Escama 6c *** 26
216 Kim White 6a+ 28
217 Charlie's Angel 6c 14
218 Mi Marra Me 6a+ 29
219 Hammer Time 5c 7
220 Burn, Caterpillar burn!
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6a 23
221 Gravitación Horizontal
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5c 57
222 La Cumaicana
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5c *** 77
223 Anuther Yan
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6a 70
  Trad Buttress
225 Sin Tabaco
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5a 1
226 Zapatillas
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6a 18
227 Traditionally Bolted 5a ** 36
228 Status Quo on Speed Dial 5b ** 40
229 Plastic Gangster 5b ** 30
230 Fundamentalmente Inofensivo 6a 14
231 Failin' But Not Dead Yet 5b 7
232 Niallist 5b 7
233 Los Pantalones Equivocados 5b 10
234 Stuck in the Middle 5a 8
235 Clowns and Jokers 5a 7
  Misheard Song Lyrics
237 Gladly the Cross-Eyed bear 4a 7
238 'Scuse Me, While I Kiss This Guy
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4a 7
239 He's Got His Tromboleece
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5a ** 7
240 No Woman No Pride 6b ** 2
  Sector Solo
242 Han 5c 10
243 Bolted Sunset 5b 10
244 Napoleon 4b 17
245 Solo Sunrise 4c 22
246 Appetite for Construction 4a 19
247 Carolyn Rocks 5a 24
248 Smuggling Canadians 6a 18
  Pared de Rosalía
250 Huala Ji Ben Ti Matter
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6c 1
251 Atardecer
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7a 1
252 Luna 7a *** 11
253 Esto escampa 7a+ *** 6
254 Lejos de la multitud 7a+ *** 2
255 Venus erycina 7b ***  
256 El Ojo de Yavé 7a ** 6
257 Anillos de Saturno 7b **  
258 Molly Highins 6c *** 19
259 El martillo de Thor 6c * 3
260 Tanit 6b+ *** 90
261 El endemoniado 7a *** 22
262 La estación de la bruia 6c *** 35
263 Armagedón 6c+ ** 2
264 Sonrisa Vertical 7a *** 31
265 Calfamusculus 6b *** 123
266 Espanol Suizo 6a+ * 52
267 Caleidoscopio 6a *** 146
268 Barco pachero 6c *** 12
269 Línea caliente 7b *** 1
270 Pretoriana 6b+ * 5
271 As de copas 7a *  
272 As de bastos 7a *  
273 Sin comentarios 7b *** 1
274 Arte del olvido 6c+ *** 6
275 Unnamed 7a+ **  
276 Rosa de piedra 7a+ * 1
277 7b Wall 7b  
278 La pistola 6b * 7
279 La Vergonya 4a 8
  El Collado
281 Manhatten Blues 7a *** 16
282 Parado de la duración 6c+ ** 1
283 La indecisa 7b ** 11
284 Metal guru 6c ** 7
285 Quita la música 7a+ *** 31
286 Final d'estiu 7b ** 10
287 Felanicula 8a+  
288 Los Avutardos 7c * 5
  Galera de Tafarmach
290 Solitary 6c  
291 Sporty Spice 7a+ ***  
292 Gato negro, gato blanco 7b  
293 Mujer Lampréa 6c *** 4
294 Lolita *
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7a 1
  Badall de Tafarmach
296 Route 13 7c  
297 Route 14 7b  
298 Phoenix Zone 7a+ *  
Climb name Grade
299 Route 16 6b+ 1
300 Vía de Bea 6c * 1
301 La red del diablo 7b *** 4
302 Algol 7a *** 5
303 Zafiro 6b *  
304 Badall de Tafarmaig 6c **  
305 Scenic Express 6c **  
306 Figures in the Mind 8a ***  
307 Mighty Whitey 7c **  
308 Gran diedro rojo 6c  
  Divino - Pared de la Cima
310 Amor de Odio 6a ** 2
311 Mamtastic 6c+ *** 4
312 Diedro Edwards 6b * 5
313 Notario 7a *** 4
314 Eye of the Wind 7c ***  
  Divino - Pared de la Taula
316 Class for Today 6a *  
317 Toda 7a *  
318 La Taula/Regalo de díaz 7a+ *** 1
319 Wish You Were Here 8a **  
320 Fisura de Edwards 7a **  
321 Excitación/Waiting for the Sun 6c+ * 1
322 Edwards/Lloret/Pérez 6c * 2
323 Ópera Orni 7b **  
324 La Canal 6a  
325 La Chino 5c  
326 Blood on the Rocks 7a+ ***  
327 Milongas sangrantes 7b ***  
  Divino - Espolón Pertemba
329 Alcudia 5c 2
330 Espolón Pertemba 5a * 25
331 Enlaces 6c  
332 Tesores 8a **  
333 Voyages 6c *  
334 Hidden Glory 5c *  
335 Techo Placa 7a **  
336 Duel in the Sun 6a *  
  Divino - El Elefante
338 Pene-tra-2 6c 1
339 Morfigrey 6b+  
340 Escalera De Color 7c  
341 Jesusunu el Africano 6c+  
342 Rigoleto 6b 1
343 CP10M 6b  
344 Tramontana tremens 7c ***  
345 Lyon's Den 8a ***  
346 Route left of Hostia Succidanea *
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6b+ 1
347 Hostia succidanea 7c ** 1
348 Pontifex maximus 7a+ ** 1
349 Cortes en los labios 6a *  
350 Mediodía 4c * 2
351 JJ Motos 5a  
352 San Alejo 6c **  
353 Candyman 6b * 6
354 Faraód de la chica 6c+ * 2
355 Scorpion 7a ** 5
356 Lupu 6c ** 7
357 Top rope a cinco 7b  
358 The Tongue of the Snake 7c ** 1
359 Edward's Wall 8a *** 2
360 Divine Inspiration 7c ** 3
361 El Arúspice 7b+ ** 2
362 Wallmarks L1+L2 8b ** 1
363 Wallmarks L1 7a * 2
364 Gran fisura 6b+ ** 1
365 The Naked Edge 6c *** 5
  Natural Lines
367 Final Exam 7c  
368 Midterm Exam 7a+ 1
369 Entrance Exam 6c 1
370 Teorema Chino de los Restos 7b+  
  Hidden Valley - Wild Side
372 Asturias o trabajas 8b *  
373 Black is Black 7b+ ** 24
374 Watermark 8a *** 24
375 Watermark Extension 8b *** 12
376 El viaje de chihiro Project  
377 Ultimo aviso 8a ** 3
378 Ya Somos Olímpicos 7c *** 55
379 Propiedad privada 7c * 23
380 Privatizacion 8a+ **  
381 Diagonal 7b ** 23
382 Keep the Faith 7c * 33
383 No soy un angelito 8b ***  
384 Acupunctura 7b+ * 5
385 Cuestión de estilo 7c ** 27
386 Dosis 8b+ ***  
387 Pinoreta 8c *** 1
388 Ergometría 8a *** 51
389 Espasiometria 8b *  
390 Espacío tiempo 8c *** 1
391 Océano 7b+ ** 101
392 Océano Extension 8b+ *** 1
393 Cantabrico 7b * 2
394 Mediterraneo 8a *** 30
395 El último mono 8b ***  
396 Maestro suriyoda 8b **  
397 Kimi 8a+ ** 2
398 Discipulo traidor 8a+ **  
399 Nido amoroso 7b+ ** 19
400 El torbe sanjuanero 8a+ **  
401 La criatura 8b **  
402 Septiembre 8b+ *** 1
403 Ivan 20 anos 8b+ *  
404 Sweet Lady 8a *** 3
405 Dimensión diamante 8a+ *** 6
406 El club de la lucha 8b+ *** 2
407 Tirali valent 8a+ *** 12
408 El gremio 7c+ ** 19
409 El pito del sereno 7c+ *** 2
410 Hola de Millau 7c *** 35
411 La putita de Millau 8a ** 15
412 El puto lastre 7c+ * 2
413 La casa de los tullidos 7b+ *** 31
414 Romocop 8a+ *** 11
415 Celia 7c+ *** 17
416 Morphine 8a+ **  
417 Valium 7c+ ** 2
418 Trompeteka 7c+ ** 2
419 Extranjeros 7b+ ** 37
420 Como tu Bautizo 7c * 5
421 Reina Madre 6c+ ** 65
422 Llanuras bélicas 7b * 55
423 Todos los caminos 7b+ ** 45
424 Aplano y Romina 8a * 2
425 Si te dicen que caí 7a ** 120
426 Espelon 7a+ ** 4
  Hidden Valley - Sector Vips
428 Akuna Patata 6c+ 6
429 La invasión de las morcas 7b+ *  
430 Hazlo ahora 8b *  
431 Jumping mecha flash 8a ** 1
432 Desert Storm 8a ** 2
433 El valle de los locos 8b  
434 Ejecutión radical 8c+ *  
435 Mark of the Beast 8a **  
436 Torrente 8b+ *  
437 Bullarenque 8c *  
438 La generación yogur 7a+ ** 10
439 La fuerza de la costumbre 7c ** 2
440 Conecta cuarto 7c  
441 Estratego 7c ** 1
442 Copacabana 7b+  
443 El mejor matarife 7a  
  Cueva del Agua
  Unknown - Please add more details
446 Elegant Universe E1 1
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