Climbs 380
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 
2Bajo las ruedas
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6a  
3La sombra de Caín6c 1
4Compuesta y sin novio6b+ 1
5L'eura6b 10
6Chapo el secundo6a *37
7Encadena - 27c+ *2
8Menestral Pescanova7c *6
9Síndrome del Betún7a+ **9
10Próximo Bautizo7a+ **20
11Comtitapel7a *29
12Diagonal7a+ **29
13Hombres de poca fe8a *2
14Multigrado7c *3
15Región Pagana7c *1
16Julio César6c+ 9
17Chulearías6c 7
18Pequeñeces3+ 69
19La Tina de Turner6a 66
20Taís tos tolais6b 33
21Frustración agrícola5a *71
22Quisiera ser un octavo5a *71
23Verglas que sí5c 56
24Registro sanitario6b+ *20
 Culo de Rino 
26Culo One5c 6
27Todo por la punta patria7c 2
28Aqui no pinta nadie nada5c 13
29Más fácil todavia4c 23
30Timatiriticón6a *75
31Pies de minino5c 73
32Chusmaniática6a+ **73
33Otigofrénicia7c 6
34Denominacíon de origen6a+ **142
35Camilo el rey6b **215
36Valor y Coraje6a+ **229
37Martillazos de maricona6b+ **50
38Ulls de tonà4a *57
39Puta colilla
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5c 15
40Culo Thirteen6a **47
41Sense Novetat6a+ 6
42Los refugiados5c *156
43A diestro y siniestro6a **304
44A golpe y porrazo5a *215
45Vía del Indio5c *158
46Divinas Chapuzas6a *119
47Tú dirás6b **146
48Samantha Ann5a *6
49Vino d'Oporto6c **64
50Guija loca6c+ **48
51Kina borregada7b+ **15
52No frenes mis instintos7a **37
53Suspiros de dolor7a *24
54La cosa7a **123
55A golpe de pecho7a+ *57
56Con las manos en la Cosa6c **80
57Días de lluvia6a+ *80
 El Cajón de los Cuartos 
59Dime dime4a 290
60Con mallas y a lo loco3+ 397
61Señor Nesbit Rides Again5a 123
62Pequeñecos II4a *380
63Pequeñecos III5a *390
64Porko niente lire7a+ *17
65Cuidado con mi sombrero6a+ **160
66Fulanita y sus menganos6b *90
 Techo de Rino 
68Zig-zag atómico6a *98
69Two Nights of Love5c *142
70Blanco nato6b *102
71Martín Galas6b+ *82
72Pesos pluma6b+ **9
73La Explanada8b+ ** 
74Vía Pecuaria6b **26
75Vaya tipo el de Oti6c+ *83
76Cardo Borriquero6a *182
77Cardo Borriquero Extension6c+ **11
78Acróbata porcino7a **80
79Sorbe verge7b+ **15
80Kashba6c+ ***249
81No me bajes tan...7a *23
82El torronet5c **311
83Banco Impopular5a *75
 Sector Marión 
85Colp de Cot6b+ 51
86Hola Patricio6b *84
87Puntea que no tienes6a+ *97
88Culo Ipanema6b+ *13
89Rosalind Sutton6b *41
90Culo Sutton Combination6b+ **5
91Tax Rebate6a **4
92Bolt Tax6a **344
93Deja vu5a *331
94Cartujal5c ***424
95Cul de sac5c **176
96Prusik6a+ **153
97Anglopithecus Britaniensis6a+ *135
98Mister Pi6a *173
99Marión5a ***393
 Sector Competición 
101El gran coscorrón6a+ **133
102Nido de Piratas6b **150
103Y tú ¿Quién eres?6a+ **157
104Desbloquea que No5a *223
105Perlita5c *171
106Perlita Left Extension7b **1
107Perlita Right Extension7a+ *1
108The Wasp Factory (P1)
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6a **11
109The Wasp Factory6c+ **18
110Ratito de Gloria (P1)
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6a+ **24
111Ratito de Gloria7a **30
112Martxa d'aci6a ***362
113Relleno de crema6b *26
114Dingo boingo6c ***55
115Pedro, estás inspirado7c 1
116The Second Coming7c *3
117Sopa de marsopa6b+ ***167
118Odio los domingos6c+ ***39
119Tecnócratas6c ***72
120El vuelo de la máquina6b+ ***132
121García uno6b **73
122García dos6a+ **126
 Ojo de Odra 
124Almorranas Salvajes5a **237
125Alí Babá y 40 Komandos4a **249
126Kamikaze7b ***71
127Seventh Samurai6c **60
128Fisura con finura6a ***305
129Roberto Alcázar6a+ *93
130Espíritu de Satur6c *13
131Adam Odra6c *6
132Ojo de Odra6c *55
133Los coreanos6c+ **55
134Ojo Ten6b+ *3
135Els nuciers7a 1
136Mel de roma6b 2
137Skid mark6b *21
138Los remeras6c 11
139Baladas para un sordo6a+ **29
 Sector Final 
141La vergüenza3 *178
142La vergüenza II4a **241
143Speedy González5c **199
144El Pixoncet6b *141
145Con mallas y a lo loco5c **120
146Aquí no nos dejan aparcar6a+ *155
147Aquí tampoco6c **110
148Wagageegee6a+ **201
149Desperate Dan6c **54
150Kilroy was 'ere6c+ **12
151El Agüí6c+ *16
152Grillos Navajeros6c **38
153Mandolin Wind7a+ *17
154Año Dracula6c *6
155El pellizco6a+ **42
156IQ - 18/306b+ *8
 New Years Day 
158New Years Day4c 32
159Fiscal Cliff
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6a 31
160New Beginnings5c 34
161Legally Bolted4c 41
162Macha5c 64
163Sinch
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6a 39
 Sector Bear 
165Basically a Bear6c *4
166Don't Bear Left6a **17
167Bear Essentials6b 9
168Bear Necessities6b *14
169Bearing Up
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7a 5
170Bearly a Bump6c 3
171Bearable
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6a 2
172Bearly Worth It6a 1
173Thoughtful Paws6c 1
174Goldilocks6a 3
 Sector Doggy Guantanamo 
176Bearly a Bitch5b 4
177Bearly a Bitch Extension6b 4
178Tufa Dog7b 1
179Clown School Dropout6a+ 6
180Piss on a Pooch
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6b+ 8
181La Bilyruina
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7a+ ***6
182Caballo Loco7b+ 1
183Doggy Guantanamo7a **11
184Langkofel - In Memoriam6b+ 17
185Sucio Hombre Viejo6a+ 18
186Lang Way Frea Yam
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6c 3
187Cara Escama6c 8
188Kim White6a+ 10
189Mi Marra Me6a+ 14
190Burn, Caterpillar burn!
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6a 10
191Gravitación Horizontal
-
5c 21
192La Cumaicana
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5c 21
193Anuther Yan
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6a 23
194Charlie's Angel *6c 1
 Trad Buttress 
196Sin Tabaco
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5a  
197Zapatillas
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6a 1
198Status Quo on Speed Dial5a 4
199Plastic Gangster5a 5
 Sector Solo 
201Han5c 1
202Bolted Sunset5b 2
203Napoleon4b 2
204Solo Sunrise4c 3
205Appetite for Construction4a 2
206Carolyn Rocks5a 2
207Smuggling Canadians6a 3
 Pared de Rosalía 
209Huala Ji Ben Ti Matter
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6c 1
210Atardecer
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7a 1
211Luna7a ***11
212Esto escampa7a+ ***6
213Lejos de la multitud7a+ ***2
214Venus erycina7b *** 
215El Ojo de Yavé7a **5
216Anillos de Saturno7b ** 
217Molly Highins6c ***14
218El martillo de Thor6c *3
219Tanit6b+ ***72
220El endemoniado7a ***15
221La estación de la bruia6c ***32
222Armagedón6c+ **1
223Sonrisa Vertical7a ***23
224Calfamusculus6b ***105
225Espanol Suizo6a+ *45
226Caleidoscopio6a ***130
227Barco pachero6c ***10
228Línea caliente7b ***1
229Pretoriana6b+ *4
230As de copas7a * 
231As de bastos7a * 
232Sin comentarios7b ***1
233Arte del olvido6c+ ***5
234Unnamed7a+ ** 
235Rosa de piedra7a+ *1
2367b Wall7b  
237La pistola6b *6
238La Vergonya4a 8
 El Collado 
240Manhatten Blues7a ***15
241Parado de la duración6c+ **1
242La indecisa7b **11
243Metal guru6c **7
244Quita la música7a+ ***28
245Final d'estiu7b **10
246Felanicula8a+  
247Los Avutardos7c *5
 Galera de Tafarmach 
249Solitary6c  
250Sporty Spice7a+ *** 
251Gato negro, gato blanco7b  
252Mujer Lampréa6c ***1
 Badall de Tafarmach 
254Route 137c  
255Route 147b  
256Phoenix Zone7a+ * 
257Route 166b+  
258Vía de Bea6c *1
259La red del diablo7b ***3
260Algol7a ***3
261Zafiro6b * 
262Badall de Tafarmaig6c ** 
263Scenic Express6c ** 
264Figures in the Mind8a *** 
265Mighty Whitey7c ** 
266Gran diedro rojo6c  
 Divino - Pared de la Cima 
268Amor de Odio6a **2
269Mamtastic6c+ ***2
270Diedro Edwards6b *3
271Notario7a ***4
272Eye of the Wind7c *** 
 Divino - Pared de la Taula 
274Class for Today6a * 
275Toda7a * 
276La Taula/Regalo de díaz7a+ ***1
277Wish You Were Here8a ** 
278Fisura de Edwards7a ** 
279Excitación/Waiting for the Sun6c+ * 
280Edwards/Lloret/Pérez6c * 
281Ópera Orni7b ** 
282La Canal6a  
283La Chino5c  
284Blood on the Rocks7a+ *** 
285Milongas sangrantes7b *** 
 Divino - Espolón Pertemba 
287Alcudia5c 1
288Espolón Pertemba5a *20
289Enlaces6c  
290Tesores8a ** 
291Voyages6c * 
292Hidden Glory5c * 
293Techo Placa7a ** 
294Duel in the Sun6a * 
 Divino - El Elefante 
296Pene-tra-26c 1
297Morfigrey6b+  
298Escalera De Color7c  
299Jesusunu el Africano6c+  
300Rigoleto6b 1
301CP10M6b  
302Tramontana tremens7c *** 
303Lyon's Den8a *** 
304Hostia succidanea7c **1
305Pontifex maximus7a+ **1
306Cortes en los labios6a * 
307Mediodía4c *2
308JJ Motos5a  
309San Alejo6c ** 
310Candyman6b *4
311Faraód de la chica6c+ *3
312Scorpion7a **4
313Lupu6c **7
314Top rope a cinco7b  
315The Tongue of the Snake7c **1
316Edward's Wall8a ***3
317Divine Inspiration7c **2
318El Arúspice7b+ **1
319Wallmarks8b **1
320Gran fisura6b+ **1
321The Naked Edge6c ***5
 Natural Lines 
323Final Exam7c  
324Midterm Exam7a+ 1
325Entrance Exam6c 1
326Teorema Chino de los Restos7b+  
 Hidden Valley - Wild Side 
328Asturias o trabajas8b * 
329Black is Black7b+ **25
330Watermark8a ***22
331Watermark Extension8b ***17
332El viaje de chihiroProject  
333Ultimo aviso8a **1
334Ya Somos Olímpicos7c ***42
335Propiedad privada7c *22
336Privatizacion8a+ ** 
337Diagonal7b **16
338Keep the Faith7c *32
339No soy un angelito8b *** 
340Acupunctura7b+ *6
341Cuestión de estilo7c **24
342Dosis8b+ *** 
343Pinoreta8c *** 
344Ergometría8a ***48
345Espasiometria8b * 
346Espacío tiempo8c *** 
347Océano7b+ **85
348Océano Extension8b+ ***1
349Cantabrico7b *2
350Mediterraneo8a ***29
351El último mono8b *** 
352Maestro suriyoda8b ** 
353Kimi8a+ ** 
354Discipulo traidor8a+ ** 
355Nido amoroso7b+ **11
356El torbe sanjuanero8a+ ** 
357La criatura8b ** 
358Septiembre8b+ *** 
359Ivan 20 anos8b+ * 
360Sweet Lady8a ***1
361Dimensión diamante8a+ ***7
362El club de la lucha8b+ ***2
363Tirali valent8a+ ***10
364El gremio7c+ **19
365El pito del sereno7c+ ***1
366Hola de Millau7c ***34
367La putita de Millau8a **14
368El puto lastre7c+ *2
369La casa de los tullidos7b+ ***19
370Romocop8a+ ***9
371Celia7c+ ***15
372Morphine8a+ ** 
373Valium7c+ **2
374Trompeteka7c+ **2
375Extranjeros7b+ **29
376Como tu Bautizo7c *6
377Reina Madre6c+ **50
378Llanuras bélicas7b *37
379Todos los caminos7b+ **34
380Aplano y Romina8a *4
381Si te dicen que caí7a **87
382Espelon7a+ **3
 Hidden Valley - Sector Vips 
384Akuna Patata6c+ 6
385La invasión de las morcas7b+ * 
386Hazlo ahora8b * 
387Jumping mecha flash8a **1
388Desert Storm8a **2
389El valle de los locos8b  
390Ejecutión radical8c+ * 
391Mark of the Beast8a ** 
392Torrente8b+ * 
393Bullarenque8c * 
394La generación yogur7a+ **9
395La fuerza de la costumbre7c **2
396Conecta cuarto7c  
397Estratego7c **1
398Copacabana7b+  
399El mejor matarife7a  
 Unknown - Please add more details 
 Cueva del Agua 
402Elegant Universe *E1 1
403Unnamed route (Orange House description) *5c 3
404Dim Parcio *
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3+ 2
405Clown School Reunion *7a+ 3
406Sueño d'Oro *7b 1
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