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Climbs 398
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 * 34
12 Diagonal 7a+ ** 33
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 79
19 La Tina de Turner 6a 71
20 Taís tos tolais 6b 38
21 Frustración agrícola 5a * 75
22 Quisiera ser un octavo 5a * 76
23 Verglas que sí 5c 58
24 Registro sanitario 6b+ * 24
  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 * 81
31 Pies de minino 5c 78
32 Chusmaniática 6a+ ** 76
33 Otigofrénicia 7c 6
34 Denominacíon de origen 6a+ ** 151
35 Camilo el rey 6b ** 227
36 Valor y Coraje 6a+ ** 250
37 Martillazos de maricona 6b+ ** 53
38 Ulls de tonà 4a * 68
39 Puta colilla
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5c 20
40 Culo Thirteen 6a ** 59
41 Sense Novetat 6a+ 7
42 Los refugiados 5c * 165
43 A diestro y siniestro 6a ** 328
44 A golpe y porrazo 5a * 234
45 Vía del Indio 5c * 185
46 Divinas Chapuzas 6a * 137
47 Tú dirás 6b ** 162
48 Samantha Ann 5a * 5
49 Vino d'Oporto 6c ** 72
50 Guija loca 6c+ ** 54
51 Kina borregada 7b+ ** 15
52 No frenes mis instintos 7a ** 41
53 Suspiros de dolor 7a * 25
54 La cosa 7a ** 144
55 A golpe de pecho 7a+ * 61
56 Con las manos en la Cosa 6c ** 82
57 Días de lluvia 6a+ * 89
  El Cajón de los Cuartos
59 Callum 4b * 5
60 Dime dime 4a 303
61 Mr Goodey 4b ** 1
62 Con mallas y a lo loco 3c 404
63 Señor Nesbit Rides Again 5a 142
64 Pequeñecos II 4a * 397
65 Pequeñecos III 5a * 418
66 Porko niente lire 7a+ * 17
67 Cuidado con mi sombrero 6a+ ** 177
68 Fulanita y sus menganos 6b * 98
  Techo de Rino
70 Zig-zag atómico 6a * 104
71 Two Nights of Love 5c * 150
72 Blanco nato 6b * 106
73 Martín Galas 6b+ * 87
74 Pesos pluma 6b+ ** 11
75 La Explanada 8b+ **  
76 Vía Pecuaria 6b ** 27
77 Vaya tipo el de Oti 6c+ * 88
78 Cardo Borriquero 6a * 206
79 Cardo Borriquero Extension 6c+ ** 17
80 Acróbata porcino 7a ** 87
81 Sorbe verge 7b+ ** 16
82 Kashba 6c+ *** 263
83 No me bajes tan... 7a * 24
84 El torronet 5c ** 349
85 Banco Impopular 5a * 90
  Sector Marión
87 Colp de Cot 6b+ 51
88 Hola Patricio 6b * 90
89 Puntea que no tienes 6a+ * 106
90 Culo Ipanema 6b+ * 15
91 Rosalind Sutton 6b * 42
92 Culo Sutton Combination 6b+ ** 5
93 Tax Rebate 6a ** 7
94 Bolt Tax 6a ** 371
95 Deja vu 5a * 363
96 Cartujal 5c *** 455
97 Cul de sac 5c ** 182
98 Prusik 6a+ ** 157
99 Anglopithecus Britaniensis 6a+ * 148
100 Mister Pi 6a * 182
101 Marión 5a *** 406
  Sector Competición
103 El gran coscorrón 6a+ ** 144
104 Nido de Piratas 6b ** 169
105 Y tú ¿Quién eres? 6a+ ** 173
106 Desbloquea que No 5a * 237
107 Perlita 5c * 179
108 Perlita Left Extension 7b ** 1
109 Perlita Right Extension 7a+ * 1
110 The Wasp Factory (P1)
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6a ** 13
111 The Wasp Factory 6c+ ** 18
112 Ratito de Gloria (P1)
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6a+ ** 31
113 Ratito de Gloria 7a ** 31
114 Martxa d'aci 6a *** 392
115 Relleno de crema 6b * 28
116 Dingo boingo 6c *** 53
117 Pedro, estás inspirado 7c 1
118 The Second Coming 7c * 1
119 Sopa de marsopa 6b+ *** 177
120 Odio los domingos 6c+ *** 42
121 Tecnócratas 6c *** 72
122 El vuelo de la máquina 6b+ *** 138
123 García uno 6b ** 84
124 García dos 6a+ ** 141
  Ojo de Odra
126 Almorranas Salvajes 5a ** 252
127 Alí Babá y 40 Komandos 4a ** 274
128 Kamikaze 7b *** 73
129 Seventh Samurai 6c ** 63
130 Fisura con finura 6a *** 335
131 Roberto Alcázar 6a+ * 100
132 Espíritu de Satur 6c * 15
133 Adam Odra 6c * 5
134 Ojo de Odra 6c * 58
135 Los coreanos 6c+ ** 52
136 Ojo Ten 6b+ * 3
137 Els nuciers 7a 1
138 Mel de roma 6b 2
139 Skid mark 6b * 23
140 Los remeras 6c 11
141 Baladas para un sordo 6a+ ** 35
Climb name Grade
  Sector Final
143 Un-named line left of Dim Parcio 5b * 6
144 Dim Parcio
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3c 4
145 La vergüenza 3a * 194
146 La vergüenza II 4a ** 275
147 Speedy González 5c ** 219
148 El Pixoncet 6b * 147
149 Con mallas y a lo loco 5c ** 140
150 Aquí no nos dejan aparcar 6a+ * 164
151 Aquí tampoco 6c ** 110
152 Wagageegee 6a+ ** 223
153 Desperate Dan 6c ** 58
154 Kilroy was 'ere 6c+ ** 13
155 El Agüí 6c+ * 17
156 Grillos Navajeros 6c ** 39
157 Mandolin Wind 7a+ * 18
158 Año Dracula 6c * 6
159 El pellizco 6a+ ** 51
160 IQ - 18/30 6b+ * 10
  New Years Day
162 New Years Day 4c 52
163 Fiscal Cliff
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6a 46
164 New Beginnings 5c 49
165 Legally Bolted 4c 59
166 Macha 5c 88
167 Sinch
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6a 59
  Sector Bear
169 Basically a Bear 6c * 5
170 Don't Bear Left 6a ** 22
171 Bear Essentials 6b 9
172 Bear Necessities 6b * 20
173 Bearing Up
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7a 9
174 Bearly a Bump 6c 6
175 Bearable
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6a 4
176 Bearly Worth It 6a 3
177 Thoughtful Paws 6c 2
178 Mit Ruhe Und Gemütlichkeit
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6b 1
179 Goldilocks 6a 7
  Sector Doggy Guantanamo
181 Bearly a Bitch 5b 9
182 Bearly a Bitch Extension 6b ** 8
183 Tufa Dog 7b 2
184 Sueño d'Oro 7b 2
185 Clown School Dropout 6b ** 8
186 Clown School Reunion 7a+ ** 4
187 Piss on a Pooch
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6b+ ** 17
188 No Hay Cuchara 8a  
189 Climbing Contradiction 6c+ *** 1
190 La Bilyruina
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7a+ *** 8
191 Caballo Loco 7b+ 1
192 Alhambra 7a ** 1
193 Doggy Guantanamo 7a ** 18
194 Langkofel - In Memoriam 6b+ *** 24
195 Sucio Hombre Viejo 6a+ 34
196 Lang Way Frea Yam
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6c 6
197 Cara Escama 6c *** 13
198 Kim White 6a+ 20
199 Charlie's Angel 6c 2
200 Mi Marra Me 6a+ 20
201 Hammer Time 5c  
202 Burn, Caterpillar burn!
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6a 17
203 Gravitación Horizontal
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5c 35
204 La Cumaicana
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5c *** 48
205 Anuther Yan
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6a 40
  Trad Buttress
207 Sin Tabaco
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5a  
208 Zapatillas
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6a 7
209 Traditionally Bolted (aka '3' on OH Topo) 4c 13
210 Status Quo on Speed Dial (aka '4' on OH Topo) 5a 20
211 Plastic Gangster (aka '5' on OH Topo) 5a 16
212 Fundamentalmente Inofensivo 6a 2
213 Failin' But Not Dead Yet 5b 1
214 Niallist 5b  
215 Los Pantalones Equivocados 5b 2
216 Stuck in the Middle 5a 3
217 Clowns and Jokers 5a 3
  Misheard Song Lyrics
219 Gladly the Cross-Eyed bear 4a 1
220 'Scuse Me, While I Kiss This Guy
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4a 1
221 He's Got His Tromboleece
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5a ** 2
222 No Woman No Pride 6b **  
  Sector Solo
224 Han 5c 4
225 Bolted Sunset 5b 3
226 Napoleon 4b 10
227 Solo Sunrise 4c 14
228 Appetite for Construction 4a 8
229 Carolyn Rocks 5a 13
230 Smuggling Canadians 6a 10
  Pared de Rosalía
232 Huala Ji Ben Ti Matter
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6c 1
233 Atardecer
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7a 1
234 Luna 7a *** 11
235 Esto escampa 7a+ *** 6
236 Lejos de la multitud 7a+ *** 2
237 Venus erycina 7b ***  
238 El Ojo de Yavé 7a ** 6
239 Anillos de Saturno 7b **  
240 Molly Highins 6c *** 16
241 El martillo de Thor 6c * 3
242 Tanit 6b+ *** 84
243 El endemoniado 7a *** 16
244 La estación de la bruia 6c *** 32
245 Armagedón 6c+ ** 1
246 Sonrisa Vertical 7a *** 27
247 Calfamusculus 6b *** 113
248 Espanol Suizo 6a+ * 49
249 Caleidoscopio 6a *** 135
250 Barco pachero 6c *** 9
251 Línea caliente 7b *** 1
252 Pretoriana 6b+ * 4
253 As de copas 7a *  
254 As de bastos 7a *  
255 Sin comentarios 7b *** 1
256 Arte del olvido 6c+ *** 5
257 Unnamed 7a+ **  
258 Rosa de piedra 7a+ * 1
259 7b Wall 7b  
260 La pistola 6b * 7
261 La Vergonya 4a 8
  El Collado
263 Manhatten Blues 7a *** 14
264 Parado de la duración 6c+ ** 1
265 La indecisa 7b ** 11
266 Metal guru 6c ** 7
267 Quita la música 7a+ *** 26
268 Final d'estiu 7b ** 10
269 Felanicula 8a+  
270 Los Avutardos 7c * 5
  Galera de Tafarmach
272 Solitary 6c  
273 Sporty Spice 7a+ ***  
274 Gato negro, gato blanco 7b  
275 Mujer Lampréa 6c *** 1
  Badall de Tafarmach
277 Route 13 7c  
278 Route 14 7b  
279 Phoenix Zone 7a+ *  
280 Route 16 6b+  
281 Vía de Bea 6c * 1
282 La red del diablo 7b *** 3
283 Algol 7a *** 3
Climb name Grade
284 Zafiro 6b *  
285 Badall de Tafarmaig 6c **  
286 Scenic Express 6c **  
287 Figures in the Mind 8a ***  
288 Mighty Whitey 7c **  
289 Gran diedro rojo 6c  
  Divino - Pared de la Cima
291 Amor de Odio 6a ** 2
292 Mamtastic 6c+ *** 2
293 Diedro Edwards 6b * 4
294 Notario 7a *** 4
295 Eye of the Wind 7c ***  
  Divino - Pared de la Taula
297 Class for Today 6a *  
298 Toda 7a *  
299 La Taula/Regalo de díaz 7a+ *** 1
300 Wish You Were Here 8a **  
301 Fisura de Edwards 7a **  
302 Excitación/Waiting for the Sun 6c+ * 1
303 Edwards/Lloret/Pérez 6c * 2
304 Ópera Orni 7b **  
305 La Canal 6a  
306 La Chino 5c  
307 Blood on the Rocks 7a+ ***  
308 Milongas sangrantes 7b ***  
  Divino - Espolón Pertemba
310 Alcudia 5c 1
311 Espolón Pertemba 5a * 21
312 Enlaces 6c  
313 Tesores 8a **  
314 Voyages 6c *  
315 Hidden Glory 5c *  
316 Techo Placa 7a **  
317 Duel in the Sun 6a *  
  Divino - El Elefante
319 Pene-tra-2 6c 1
320 Morfigrey 6b+  
321 Escalera De Color 7c  
322 Jesusunu el Africano 6c+  
323 Rigoleto 6b 1
324 CP10M 6b  
325 Tramontana tremens 7c ***  
326 Lyon's Den 8a ***  
327 Hostia succidanea 7c ** 1
328 Pontifex maximus 7a+ ** 1
329 Cortes en los labios 6a *  
330 Mediodía 4c * 2
331 JJ Motos 5a  
332 San Alejo 6c **  
333 Candyman 6b * 4
334 Faraód de la chica 6c+ * 3
335 Scorpion 7a ** 5
336 Lupu 6c ** 7
337 Top rope a cinco 7b  
338 The Tongue of the Snake 7c ** 1
339 Edward's Wall 8a *** 2
340 Divine Inspiration 7c ** 2
341 El Arúspice 7b+ ** 1
342 Wallmarks 8b ** 1
343 Gran fisura 6b+ ** 1
344 The Naked Edge 6c *** 5
  Natural Lines
346 Final Exam 7c  
347 Midterm Exam 7a+ 1
348 Entrance Exam 6c 1
349 Teorema Chino de los Restos 7b+  
  Hidden Valley - Wild Side
351 Asturias o trabajas 8b *  
352 Black is Black 7b+ ** 23
353 Watermark 8a *** 22
354 Watermark Extension 8b *** 13
355 El viaje de chihiro Project  
356 Ultimo aviso 8a ** 3
357 Ya Somos Olímpicos 7c *** 47
358 Propiedad privada 7c * 23
359 Privatizacion 8a+ **  
360 Diagonal 7b ** 21
361 Keep the Faith 7c * 32
362 No soy un angelito 8b ***  
363 Acupunctura 7b+ * 5
364 Cuestión de estilo 7c ** 25
365 Dosis 8b+ ***  
366 Pinoreta 8c ***  
367 Ergometría 8a *** 48
368 Espasiometria 8b *  
369 Espacío tiempo 8c ***  
370 Océano 7b+ ** 94
371 Océano Extension 8b+ *** 1
372 Cantabrico 7b * 2
373 Mediterraneo 8a *** 27
374 El último mono 8b ***  
375 Maestro suriyoda 8b **  
376 Kimi 8a+ ** 1
377 Discipulo traidor 8a+ **  
378 Nido amoroso 7b+ ** 16
379 El torbe sanjuanero 8a+ **  
380 La criatura 8b **  
381 Septiembre 8b+ ***  
382 Ivan 20 anos 8b+ *  
383 Sweet Lady 8a *** 3
384 Dimensión diamante 8a+ *** 5
385 El club de la lucha 8b+ *** 2
386 Tirali valent 8a+ *** 11
387 El gremio 7c+ ** 18
388 El pito del sereno 7c+ *** 2
389 Hola de Millau 7c *** 35
390 La putita de Millau 8a ** 14
391 El puto lastre 7c+ * 2
392 La casa de los tullidos 7b+ *** 25
393 Romocop 8a+ *** 10
394 Celia 7c+ *** 16
395 Morphine 8a+ **  
396 Valium 7c+ ** 2
397 Trompeteka 7c+ ** 2
398 Extranjeros 7b+ ** 30
399 Como tu Bautizo 7c * 5
400 Reina Madre 6c+ ** 57
401 Llanuras bélicas 7b * 42
402 Todos los caminos 7b+ ** 38
403 Aplano y Romina 8a * 2
404 Si te dicen que caí 7a ** 105
405 Espelon 7a+ ** 3
  Hidden Valley - Sector Vips
407 Akuna Patata 6c+ 6
408 La invasión de las morcas 7b+ *  
409 Hazlo ahora 8b *  
410 Jumping mecha flash 8a ** 1
411 Desert Storm 8a ** 2
412 El valle de los locos 8b  
413 Ejecutión radical 8c+ *  
414 Mark of the Beast 8a **  
415 Torrente 8b+ *  
416 Bullarenque 8c *  
417 La generación yogur 7a+ ** 9
418 La fuerza de la costumbre 7c ** 2
419 Conecta cuarto 7c  
420 Estratego 7c ** 1
421 Copacabana 7b+  
422 El mejor matarife 7a  
  Cueva del Agua
  Unknown - Please add more details
425 Elegant Universe E1 1
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