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Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 549m a.s.l
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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 11
6 Chapo el secundo 6a * 61
7 Encadena - 2 7c+ * 2
8 Menestral Pescanova 7c * 8
9 Síndrome del Betún 7a+ ** 14
10 Próximo Bautizo 7a+ ** 23
11 Comtitapel 7a * 38
12 Diagonal 7a+ ** 36
13 Hombres de poca fe 8a * 3
14 Multigrado 7c * 3
15 Región Pagana 7c * 1
16 Julio César 6c+ 12
17 Chulearías 6c 8
18 Pequeñeces 3c 88
19 La Tina de Turner 6a 84
20 Taís tos tolais 6b 43
21 Frustración agrícola 5a * 96
22 Quisiera ser un octavo 5a * 89
23 Verglas que sí 5c 73
24 Registro sanitario 6b+ * 33
  Culo de Rino
26 Culo One 5c 8
27 Todo por la punta patria 7c 2
28 Aqui no pinta nadie nada 5c 15
29 Más fácil todavia 4c 28
30 Timatiriticón 6a * 109
31 Pies de minino 5c 110
32 Chusmaniática 6a+ ** 93
33 Otigofrénicia 7c 7
34 Denominacíon de origen 6a+ ** 176
35 Camilo el rey 6b ** 285
36 Valor y Coraje 6a+ ** 309
37 Martillazos de maricona 6b+ ** 61
38 Ulls de tonà 4a * 122
39 Puta colilla
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5c 31
40 Culo Thirteen 6a ** 82
41 Sense Novetat 6a+ 7
42 Los refugiados 5c * 217
43 A diestro y siniestro 6a ** 420
44 A golpe y porrazo 5a * 300
45 Vía del Indio 5c * 245
46 Divinas Chapuzas 6a * 168
47 Tú dirás 6b ** 208
48 Samantha Ann 5a * 15
49 Vino d'Oporto 6c ** 96
50 Guija loca 6c+ ** 64
51 Kina borregada 7b+ ** 16
52 No frenes mis instintos 7a ** 49
53 Suspiros de dolor 7a * 29
54 La cosa 7a ** 188
55 A golpe de pecho 7a+ * 77
56 Con las manos en la Cosa 6c ** 100
57 Días de lluvia 6a+ * 104
  El Cajón de los Cuartos
59 Espolon Immaculada HVS 1
60 Happy Feet 4a * 17
61 Callum 4b * 55
62 Dime dime 4a 357
63 Mr Goodey 4b ** 61
64 Con mallas y a lo loco 3c 450
65 Sooty Goes to Benidorm 4b * 24
66 Road to Hell 4a * 24
67 Señor Nesbit Rides Again 5a 239
68 Jenga Dilema 4c * 15
69 Pequeñecos II 4a * 469
70 Pequeñecos III 5a * 516
71 Gaisgeach de na Beanntan 5c * 32
72 Porko niente lire 7a+ * 19
73 Cuidado con mi sombrero 6a+ ** 217
74 New Edwards Route #1 7a 5
75 Fulanita y sus menganos 6b * 138
76 New Edwards Route #2
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6a 12
77 New Edwards Route #3 6a+ 19
78 New Edwards Route #4 5b 15
79 New Edwards Route #5 6c 7
  Techo de Rino
81 Zig-zag atómico 6a * 138
82 New Edwards Route #6 6b+ 2
83 Two Nights of Love 5c * 174
84 Blanco nato 6b * 122
85 Martín Galas 6b+ * 97
86 Pesos pluma 6b+ ** 13
87 La Explanada 8b+ **  
88 Vía Pecuaria 6b ** 37
89 Vaya tipo el de Oti 6c+ * 106
90 Cardo Borriquero 6a * 243
91 Cardo Borriquero Extension 6c+ ** 26
92 Acróbata porcino 7a ** 107
93 Sorbe verge 7b+ ** 17
94 Kashba 6c+ *** 332
95 No me bajes tan... 7a * 26
96 El torronet 5c ** 435
97 Banco Impopular 5a * 157
  Sector Marión
99 Colp de Cot 6b+ 59
100 Hola Patricio 6b * 103
101 Puntea que no tienes 6a+ * 120
102 Culo Ipanema 6b+ * 18
103 Rosalind Sutton 6b * 48
104 Culo Sutton Combination 6b+ ** 5
105 Tax Rebate 6a ** 26
106 Bolt Tax 6a ** 431
107 Deja vu 5a * 420
108 Cartujal 5c *** 552
109 Cul de sac 5c ** 205
110 Prusik 6a+ ** 180
111 Prusik (P1)
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5c ** 3
112 Anglopithecus Britaniensis 6a+ * 159
113 Mister Pi 6a * 214
114 Marión 5a *** 496
  Sector Competición
116 El gran coscorrón 6a+ ** 174
117 Nido de Piratas 6b ** 214
118 Y tú ¿Quién eres? 6a+ ** 207
119 Desbloquea que No 5a * 292
120 Perlita 5c * 215
121 Perlita Left Extension 7b ** 1
122 Perlita Right Extension 7a+ * 1
123 The Wasp Factory (P1)
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6a ** 17
124 The Wasp Factory 6c+ ** 21
125 Ratito de Gloria (P1)
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6a+ ** 46
126 Ratito de Gloria 7a ** 37
127 Martxa d'aci 6a *** 504
128 Relleno de crema 6b * 31
129 Dingo boingo 6c *** 64
130 Pedro, estás inspirado 7c 2
131 The Second Coming 7c * 1
132 Sopa de marsopa 6b+ *** 260
133 Odio los domingos 6c+ *** 49
134 Tecnócratas 6c *** 100
135 El vuelo de la máquina 6b+ *** 163
136 García uno 6b ** 106
137 García dos 6a+ ** 177
  Ojo de Odra
139 Almorranas Salvajes 5a ** 288
140 Alí Babá y 40 Komandos 4a ** 302
141 Sense Abelles 6b+ *** 16
142 La Picadura 7a *** 28
143 Kamikaze 7b *** 88
144 Seventh Samurai 6c ** 82
145 Zero 7a ** 35
146 Fisura con finura 6a *** 404
147 Roberto Alcázar 6a+ * 119
148 Ensimismado 6a * 21
149 Espíritu de Satur 6c * 25
150 Adam Odra 6c * 8
151 Ojo de Odra 6c * 75
152 Necedad Navidad 5b 30
Climb name Grade
153 ¿Serà Precís? Project 3
154 Los coreanos 6c+ ** 60
155 Ojo Ten 6b+ * 3
156 Els nuciers 7a 1
157 Mel de roma 6b 3
158 Skid mark 6b * 34
159 Los remeras 6c 11
160 Baladas para un sordo 6a+ ** 41
  Sector Final
162 Un-named line left of Dim Parcio 5b * 9
163 Dim Parcio
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3c 17
164 La vergüenza 3a * 225
165 La vergüenza II 4a ** 339
166 Speedy González 5c ** 266
167 El Pixoncet 6b * 184
168 Con mallas y a lo loco 5c ** 195
169 Aquí no nos dejan aparcar 6a+ * 195
170 Aquí tampoco 6c ** 136
171 Wagageegee 6a+ ** 263
172 Desperate Dan 6c ** 60
173 Kilroy was 'ere 6c+ ** 16
174 El Agüí 6c+ * 18
175 Grillos Navajeros 6c ** 44
176 Mandolin Wind 7a+ * 19
177 Año Dracula 6c * 7
178 El pellizco 6a+ ** 56
179 IQ - 18/30 6b+ * 12
  New Years Day
181 New Years Day 4c 96
182 Fiscal Cliff
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6a 77
183 New Beginnings 5c 81
184 Legally Bolted 5a 92
185 Macha 5c 124
186 Sinch
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6a 87
  Sector Bear
188 Basically a Bear 6c * 6
189 Don't Bear Left 6a ** 45
190 Bear Essentials 6b 14
191 Bear Necessities 6b * 38
192 Bearing Up
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7a 14
193 Bearly a Bump 6c 15
194 Bearable
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6a 9
195 Bearly Worth It 6a 8
196 Drop Bear 7a 1
197 Thoughtful Paws 6c 2
198 Mit Ruhe Und Gemütlichkeit
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6b 11
199 Goldilocks 6a 23
  Sector Doggy Guantanamo
201 Bearly a Bitch 5b 17
202 Bearly a Bitch Extension 6b ** 12
203 Tufa Dog 7b 3
204 Sueño d'Oro 7b 2
205 Clown School Dropout 6b ** 21
206 Clown School Reunion 7a+ ** 5
207 Piss on a Pooch
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6b+ ** 26
208 No Hay Cuchara 8a  
209 Climbing Contradiction 6c+ *** 11
210 La Bilyruina
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7a+ *** 17
211 Caballo Loco 7b+ 1
212 Alhambra 7a ** 3
213 Doggy Guantanamo 7a ** 37
214 Langkofel - In Memoriam 6b+ *** 62
215 Sucio Hombre Viejo 6a+ 56
216 Lang Way Frea Yam
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6c 8
217 Cara Escama 6c *** 34
218 Kim White 6a+ 33
219 Charlie's Angel 6c 21
220 Mi Marra Me 6a+ 43
221 Hammer Time 5c 22
222 Burn, Caterpillar burn!
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6a 29
223 Gravitación Horizontal
-
5c 74
224 La Cumaicana
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5c *** 91
225 Anuther Yan
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6a 91
  Trad Buttress
227 Sin Tabaco
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5a 1
228 Zapatillas
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6a 30
229 Traditionally Bolted 5a ** 57
230 Status Quo on Speed Dial 5b ** 63
231 Plastic Gangster 5b ** 50
232 Fundamentalmente Inofensivo 6a 26
233 Failin' But Not Dead Yet 5b 16
234 Niallist 5b 13
235 Los Pantalones Equivocados 5b 19
236 Stuck in the Middle 5a 13
237 Clowns and Jokers 5a 14
  Misheard Song Lyrics
239 Mister Sandman, Bring Me a Drink
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4a  
240 Gladly the Cross-Eyed bear 4a 8
241 'Scuse Me, While I Kiss This Guy
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4a 11
242 He's Got His Tromboleece
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5a ** 11
243 No Woman No Pride 6b ** 5
  Sector Solo
245 Han 5c 13
246 Bolted Sunset 5b 11
247 Napoleon 4b 19
248 Solo Sunrise 4c 26
249 Appetite for Construction 4a 20
250 Carolyn Rocks 5a 25
251 Smuggling Canadians 6a 22
  Pared de Rosalía
253 Huala Ji Ben Ti Matter
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6c 1
254 Atardecer
-
7a 1
255 Luna 7a *** 11
256 Esto escampa 7a+ *** 7
257 Lejos de la multitud 7a+ *** 2
258 Venus erycina 7b ***  
259 El Ojo de Yavé 7a ** 7
260 Anillos de Saturno 7b **  
261 Molly Highins 6c *** 26
262 El martillo de Thor 6c * 3
263 Tanit 6b+ *** 113
264 Tanit (P1) 6b+ *** 6
265 El endemoniado 7a *** 33
266 La estación de la bruia 6c *** 41
267 Armagedón 6c+ ** 2
268 Sonrisa Vertical 7a *** 39
269 Calfamusculus 6b *** 163
270 Hispana Suiza 6a+ * 63
271 Caleidoscopio 6a *** 184
272 Barco pachero 6c *** 20
273 Línea caliente 7b *** 2
274 Pretoriana 6b+ * 5
275 As de copas 7a *  
276 As de bastos 7a *  
277 Sin comentarios 7b *** 1
278 Arte del olvido 6c+ *** 8
279 Unnamed 7a+ **  
280 Rosa de piedra 7a+ * 1
281 7b Wall 7b  
282 La pistola 6b * 8
283 La Vergonya 4a 9
  El Collado
285 Manhatten Blues 7a *** 22
286 Parado de la duración 6c+ ** 1
287 La indecisa 7b ** 13
288 Metal guru 6c ** 8
289 Quita la música 7a+ *** 41
290 Final d'estiu 7b ** 13
291 Felanicula 8a+  
292 Los Avutardos 7c * 5
  Galera de Tafarmach
294 Solitary 6c  
295 Sporty Spice 7a+ ***  
296 Gato negro, gato blanco 7b  
297 Gallen Rowell 7a 1
298 Mujer Lampréa 6c *** 4
299 Lolita
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7a 1
  Badall de Tafarmach
301 Route 13 7c  
302 Route 14 7b  
303 Phoenix Zone 7a+ *  
304 Route 16 6b+ 1
Climb name Grade
305 Vía de Bea 6c * 2
306 La red del diablo 7b *** 4
307 Algol 7a *** 5
308 Zafiro 6b *  
309 Badall de Tafarmaig 6c **  
310 Scenic Express 6c **  
311 Figures in the Mind 8a ***  
312 Mighty Whitey 7c **  
313 Gran diedro rojo 6c  
  Divino - Pared de la Cima
315 Amor de Odio 6a ** 3
316 Mamtastic 6c+ *** 4
317 Diedro Edwards 6b * 5
318 Notario 7a *** 4
319 Eye of the Wind 7c ***  
  Divino - Pared de la Taula
321 Class for Today 6a *  
322 Toda 7a *  
323 La Taula/Regalo de díaz 7a+ *** 2
324 Wish You Were Here 8a **  
325 Fisura de Edwards 7a **  
326 Excitación/Waiting for the Sun 6c+ * 1
327 Edwards/Lloret/Pérez 6c * 2
328 Ópera Orni 7b **  
329 La Canal 6a  
330 La Chino 5c  
331 Blood on the Rocks 7a+ ***  
332 Milongas sangrantes 7b ***  
  Divino - Espolón Pertemba
334 Alcudia 5c 2
335 Espolón Pertemba 5a * 30
336 Enlaces 6c  
337 Tesores 8a **  
338 Voyages 6c *  
339 Hidden Glory 5c *  
340 Techo Placa 7a **  
341 Duel in the Sun 6a *  
  Divino - El Elefante
343 Pene-tra-2 6c 1
344 Morfigrey 6b+  
345 Escalera De Color 7c  
346 Jesusunu el Africano 6c+  
347 Rigoleto 6b 1
348 Pitu’s Route 1 6b+ 1
349 Pitu’s Route 2 6b+ 1
350 CP10M 6b  
351 El Grito del Tirol 7b 1
352 Tramontana tremens 7c ***  
353 Lyon's Den 8a ***  
354 Yolinda
-
6c+ 1
355 Hostia succidanea 7c ** 1
356 Pontifex maximus 7a+ ** 1
357 Cortes en los labios 6a *  
358 Mediodía 4c * 2
359 JJ Motos 5a  
360 San Alejo 6c **  
361 Candyman 6b * 6
362 Faraód de la chica 6c+ * 2
363 Scorpion 7a ** 5
364 Lupu 6c ** 7
365 Top rope a cinco 7b  
366 The Tongue of the Snake 7c ** 1
367 Edward's Wall 8a *** 2
368 Divine Inspiration 7c ** 3
369 El Arúspice 7b+ ** 2
370 Wallmarks L1+L2 8b ** 1
371 Wallmarks L1 7a * 3
372 Gran fisura 6b+ ** 1
373 Gran Fisura P1
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6a 1
374 The Naked Edge 6c *** 5
  Natural Lines
376 Final Exam 7c  
377 Midterm Exam 7a+ 1
378 Entrance Exam 6c 1
379 Teorema Chino de los Restos 7b+  
  Hidden Valley - Wild Side
381 Hay que Mugarlo * 8a *** 3
382 Asturias o trabajas 8b *  
383 Black is Black 7b+ ** 26
384 Watermark 8a *** 26
385 Watermark Extension 8b *** 12
386 El viaje de chihiro Project  
387 Ultimo aviso 8a ** 3
388 Ya Somos Olímpicos 7c *** 62
389 Propiedad privada 7c * 23
390 Privatizacion 8a+ **  
391 Diagonal 7b ** 26
392 Keep the Faith 7c * 34
393 No soy un angelito 8b ***  
394 Acupunctura 7b+ * 5
395 Cuestión de estilo 7c ** 28
396 Dosis 8b+ ***  
397 Pinoreta 8c *** 1
398 Ergometría 8a *** 55
399 Espasiometria 8b *  
400 Espacío tiempo 8c *** 1
401 Océano 7b+ ** 111
402 Océano Extension 8b+ *** 1
403 Cantabrico 7b * 2
404 Mediterraneo 8a *** 40
405 El último mono 8b ***  
406 Maestro suriyoda 8b **  
407 Kimi 8a+ ** 2
408 Discipulo traidor 8a+ **  
409 Nido amoroso 7b+ ** 21
410 El torbe sanjuanero 8a+ **  
411 La criatura 8b **  
412 Septiembre 8b+ *** 1
413 Ivan 20 anos 8b+ *  
414 Sweet Lady 8a *** 3
415 Dimensión diamante 8a+ *** 6
416 El club de la lucha 8b+ *** 2
417 Tirali valent 8a+ *** 13
418 El gremio 7c+ ** 20
419 El pito del sereno 7c+ *** 2
420 Hola de Millau 7c *** 38
421 La putita de Millau 8a ** 19
422 El puto lastre 7c+ * 3
423 La casa de los tullidos 7b+ *** 36
424 Romocop 8a+ *** 11
425 Celia 7c+ *** 22
426 Morphine 8a+ **  
427 Valium 7c+ ** 3
428 Trompeteka 7c+ ** 3
429 Extranjeros 7b+ ** 45
430 Como tu Bautizo 7c * 5
431 Reina Madre 6c+ ** 73
432 Llanuras bélicas 7b * 57
433 Todos los caminos 7b+ ** 49
434 Aplano y Romina 8a * 2
435 Si te dicen que caí 7a ** 127
436 Espelon 7a+ ** 5
  Hidden Valley - Sector Vips
438 Akuna Patata 6c+ 6
439 La invasión de las morcas 7b+ *  
440 Hazlo ahora 8b *  
441 Jumping mecha flash 8a ** 1
442 Desert Storm 8a ** 2
443 El valle de los locos 8b  
444 Ejecutión radical 8c+ *  
445 Mark of the Beast 8a **  
446 Torrente 8b+ *  
447 Bullarenque 8c *  
448 La generación yogur 7a+ ** 11
449 La fuerza de la costumbre 7c ** 2
450 Conecta cuarto 7c  
451 Estratego 7c ** 1
452 Copacabana 7b+  
453 El mejor matarife 7a  
  Cueva del Agua
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