Climbs 384
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 549m a.s.l
Faces all

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.

Rockfax App

Available in the Rockfax App

The Rockfax App brings together all the Rockfax climbing information with UKC logbooks and presents it into a user-friendly package for use on Apple iOS devices (Android version to follow).


Guidebooks

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.
More info
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
Login as Existing User to add your comments

Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Cabeza de Rino
2 Bajo las ruedas
-
6a  
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+ ** 20
11 Comtitapel 7a * 29
12 Diagonal 7a+ ** 29
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 3+ 69
19 La Tina de Turner 6a 67
20 Taís tos tolais 6b 34
21 Frustración agrícola 5a * 69
22 Quisiera ser un octavo 5a * 71
23 Verglas que sí 5c 55
24 Registro sanitario 6b+ * 20
  Culo de Rino
26 Culo One 5c 5
27 Todo por la punta patria 7c 2
28 Aqui no pinta nadie nada 5c 13
29 Más fácil todavia 4c 22
30 Timatiriticón 6a * 75
31 Pies de minino 5c 72
32 Chusmaniática 6a+ ** 75
33 Otigofrénicia 7c 6
34 Denominacíon de origen 6a+ ** 140
35 Camilo el rey 6b ** 212
36 Valor y Coraje 6a+ ** 231
37 Martillazos de maricona 6b+ ** 50
38 Ulls de tonà 4a * 56
39 Puta colilla
-
5c 15
40 Culo Thirteen 6a ** 46
41 Sense Novetat 6a+ 7
42 Los refugiados 5c * 159
43 A diestro y siniestro 6a ** 308
44 A golpe y porrazo 5a * 216
45 Vía del Indio 5c * 161
46 Divinas Chapuzas 6a * 120
47 Tú dirás 6b ** 147
48 Samantha Ann 5a * 5
49 Vino d'Oporto 6c ** 64
50 Guija loca 6c+ ** 47
51 Kina borregada 7b+ ** 15
52 No frenes mis instintos 7a ** 37
53 Suspiros de dolor 7a * 24
54 La cosa 7a ** 122
55 A golpe de pecho 7a+ * 57
56 Con las manos en la Cosa 6c ** 79
57 Días de lluvia 6a+ * 79
  El Cajón de los Cuartos
59 Dime dime 4a 295
60 Con mallas y a lo loco 3+ 398
61 Señor Nesbit Rides Again 5a 125
62 Pequeñecos II 4a * 380
63 Pequeñecos III 5a * 391
64 Porko niente lire 7a+ * 17
65 Cuidado con mi sombrero 6a+ ** 162
66 Fulanita y sus menganos 6b * 91
  Techo de Rino
68 Zig-zag atómico 6a * 99
69 Two Nights of Love 5c * 146
70 Blanco nato 6b * 103
71 Martín Galas 6b+ * 82
72 Pesos pluma 6b+ ** 9
73 La Explanada 8b+ **  
74 Vía Pecuaria 6b ** 26
75 Vaya tipo el de Oti 6c+ * 82
76 Cardo Borriquero 6a * 184
77 Cardo Borriquero Extension 6c+ ** 11
78 Acróbata porcino 7a ** 78
79 Sorbe verge 7b+ ** 15
80 Kashba 6c+ *** 236
81 No me bajes tan... 7a * 23
82 El torronet 5c ** 313
83 Banco Impopular 5a * 74
  Sector Marión
85 Colp de Cot 6b+ 52
86 Hola Patricio 6b * 85
87 Puntea que no tienes 6a+ * 99
88 Culo Ipanema 6b+ * 14
89 Rosalind Sutton 6b * 42
90 Culo Sutton Combination 6b+ ** 5
91 Tax Rebate 6a ** 4
92 Bolt Tax 6a ** 349
93 Deja vu 5a * 339
94 Cartujal 5c *** 433
95 Cul de sac 5c ** 180
96 Prusik 6a+ ** 155
97 Anglopithecus Britaniensis 6a+ * 134
98 Mister Pi 6a * 174
99 Marión 5a *** 400
  Sector Competición
101 El gran coscorrón 6a+ ** 138
102 Nido de Piratas 6b ** 151
103 Y tú ¿Quién eres? 6a+ ** 160
104 Desbloquea que No 5a * 224
105 Perlita 5c * 171
106 Perlita Left Extension 7b ** 1
107 Perlita Right Extension 7a+ * 1
108 The Wasp Factory (P1)
-
6a ** 11
109 The Wasp Factory 6c+ ** 19
110 Ratito de Gloria (P1)
-
6a+ ** 25
111 Ratito de Gloria 7a ** 30
112 Martxa d'aci 6a *** 368
113 Relleno de crema 6b * 27
114 Dingo boingo 6c *** 50
115 Pedro, estás inspirado 7c 1
116 The Second Coming 7c * 1
117 Sopa de marsopa 6b+ *** 158
118 Odio los domingos 6c+ *** 39
119 Tecnócratas 6c *** 69
120 El vuelo de la máquina 6b+ *** 130
121 García uno 6b ** 73
122 García dos 6a+ ** 123
  Ojo de Odra
124 Almorranas Salvajes 5a ** 241
125 Alí Babá y 40 Komandos 4a ** 254
126 Kamikaze 7b *** 69
127 Seventh Samurai 6c ** 58
128 Fisura con finura 6a *** 312
129 Roberto Alcázar 6a+ * 94
130 Espíritu de Satur 6c * 13
131 Adam Odra 6c * 6
132 Ojo de Odra 6c * 55
133 Los coreanos 6c+ ** 51
134 Ojo Ten 6b+ * 3
135 Els nuciers 7a 1
136 Mel de roma 6b 2
137 Skid mark 6b * 21
138 Los remeras 6c 11
139 Baladas para un sordo 6a+ ** 28
  Sector Final
141 La vergüenza 3 * 179
142 La vergüenza II 4a ** 245
143 Speedy González 5c ** 199
144 El Pixoncet 6b * 142
145 Con mallas y a lo loco 5c ** 124
146 Aquí no nos dejan aparcar 6a+ * 157
147 Aquí tampoco 6c ** 106
148 Wagageegee 6a+ ** 200
149 Desperate Dan 6c ** 54
150 Kilroy was 'ere 6c+ ** 12
151 El Agüí 6c+ * 16
152 Grillos Navajeros 6c ** 38
153 Mandolin Wind 7a+ * 17
154 Año Dracula 6c * 6
155 El pellizco 6a+ ** 41
156 IQ - 18/30 6b+ * 9
157 Unkown * 4a 1
  New Years Day
159 New Years Day 4c 33
160 Fiscal Cliff
-
6a 31
161 New Beginnings 5c 34
162 Legally Bolted 4c 40
163 Macha 5c 67
164 Sinch
-
6a 41
  Sector Bear
166 Basically a Bear 6c * 4
167 Don't Bear Left 6a ** 16
168 Bear Essentials 6b 9
169 Bear Necessities 6b * 14
170 Bearing Up
-
7a 5
171 Bearly a Bump 6c 3
172 Bearable
-
6a 2
173 Bearly Worth It 6a 1
174 Thoughtful Paws 6c 1
175 Goldilocks 6a 3
  Sector Doggy Guantanamo
177 Bearly a Bitch 5b 5
178 Bearly a Bitch Extension 6b 4
179 Tufa Dog 7b 1
180 Clown School Dropout 6a+ 6
181 Piss on a Pooch
-
6b+ 8
182 La Bilyruina
-
7a+ *** 6
183 Caballo Loco 7b+ 1
184 Doggy Guantanamo 7a ** 11
185 Langkofel - In Memoriam 6b+ 17
186 Sucio Hombre Viejo 6a+ 17
187 Lang Way Frea Yam
-
6c 3
188 Cara Escama 6c 8
189 Kim White 6a+ 10
190 Mi Marra Me 6a+ 14
191 Burn, Caterpillar burn!
-
6a 9
192 Gravitación Horizontal
-
5c 20
193 La Cumaicana
-
5c 20
194 Anuther Yan
-
6a 22
195 Charlie's Angel * 6c 1
  Trad Buttress
197 Sin Tabaco
-
5a  
198 Zapatillas
-
6a 2
199 Status Quo on Speed Dial 5a 4
200 Plastic Gangster 5a 5
201 Orange House No.3 * 4a ** 2
202 Orange House No.4 * 4a * 2
  Sector Solo
204 Han 5c 1
205 Bolted Sunset 5b 2
206 Napoleon 4b 2
207 Solo Sunrise 4c 3
208 Appetite for Construction 4a 2
209 Carolyn Rocks 5a 4
210 Smuggling Canadians 6a 4
  Pared de Rosalía
212 Huala Ji Ben Ti Matter
-
6c 1
213 Atardecer
-
7a 1
214 Luna 7a *** 11
215 Esto escampa 7a+ *** 6
216 Lejos de la multitud 7a+ *** 2
217 Venus erycina 7b ***  
218 El Ojo de Yavé 7a ** 5
219 Anillos de Saturno 7b **  
220 Molly Highins 6c *** 13
221 El martillo de Thor 6c * 3
222 Tanit 6b+ *** 74
223 El endemoniado 7a *** 14
224 La estación de la bruia 6c *** 29
225 Armagedón 6c+ ** 1
226 Sonrisa Vertical 7a *** 23
227 Calfamusculus 6b *** 105
228 Espanol Suizo 6a+ * 44
229 Caleidoscopio 6a *** 125
230 Barco pachero 6c *** 8
231 Línea caliente 7b *** 1
232 Pretoriana 6b+ * 4
233 As de copas 7a *  
234 As de bastos 7a *  
235 Sin comentarios 7b *** 1
236 Arte del olvido 6c+ *** 5
237 Unnamed 7a+ **  
238 Rosa de piedra 7a+ * 1
239 7b Wall 7b  
240 La pistola 6b * 6
241 La Vergonya 4a 8
  El Collado
243 Manhatten Blues 7a *** 15
244 Parado de la duración 6c+ ** 1
245 La indecisa 7b ** 11
246 Metal guru 6c ** 7
247 Quita la música 7a+ *** 26
248 Final d'estiu 7b ** 10
249 Felanicula 8a+  
250 Los Avutardos 7c * 5
  Galera de Tafarmach
252 Solitary 6c  
253 Sporty Spice 7a+ ***  
254 Gato negro, gato blanco 7b  
255 Mujer Lampréa 6c *** 1
  Badall de Tafarmach
257 Route 13 7c  
258 Route 14 7b  
259 Phoenix Zone 7a+ *  
260 Route 16 6b+  
261 Vía de Bea 6c * 1
262 La red del diablo 7b *** 3
263 Algol 7a *** 3
264 Zafiro 6b *  
265 Badall de Tafarmaig 6c **  
266 Scenic Express 6c **  
267 Figures in the Mind 8a ***  
268 Mighty Whitey 7c **  
269 Gran diedro rojo 6c  
  Divino - Pared de la Cima
271 Amor de Odio 6a ** 2
272 Mamtastic 6c+ *** 2
273 Diedro Edwards 6b * 3
274 Notario 7a *** 4
275 Eye of the Wind 7c ***  
  Divino - Pared de la Taula
277 Class for Today 6a *  
278 Toda 7a *  
279 La Taula/Regalo de díaz 7a+ *** 1
280 Wish You Were Here 8a **  
281 Fisura de Edwards 7a **  
282 Excitación/Waiting for the Sun 6c+ *  
283 Edwards/Lloret/Pérez 6c *  
284 Ópera Orni 7b **  
285 La Canal 6a  
286 La Chino 5c  
287 Blood on the Rocks 7a+ ***  
288 Milongas sangrantes 7b ***  
  Divino - Espolón Pertemba
290 Alcudia 5c 1
291 Espolón Pertemba 5a * 21
292 Enlaces 6c  
293 Tesores 8a **  
294 Voyages 6c *  
295 Hidden Glory 5c *  
296 Techo Placa 7a **  
297 Duel in the Sun 6a *  
  Divino - El Elefante
299 Pene-tra-2 6c 1
300 Morfigrey 6b+  
301 Escalera De Color 7c  
302 Jesusunu el Africano 6c+  
303 Rigoleto 6b 1
304 CP10M 6b  
305 Tramontana tremens 7c ***  
306 Lyon's Den 8a ***  
307 Hostia succidanea 7c ** 1
308 Pontifex maximus 7a+ ** 1
309 Cortes en los labios 6a *  
310 Mediodía 4c * 2
311 JJ Motos 5a  
312 San Alejo 6c **  
313 Candyman 6b * 4
314 Faraód de la chica 6c+ * 3
315 Scorpion 7a ** 4
316 Lupu 6c ** 6
317 Top rope a cinco 7b  
318 The Tongue of the Snake 7c ** 1
319 Edward's Wall 8a *** 2
320 Divine Inspiration 7c ** 2
321 El Arúspice 7b+ ** 1
322 Wallmarks 8b ** 1
323 Gran fisura 6b+ ** 1
324 The Naked Edge 6c *** 5
  Natural Lines
326 Final Exam 7c  
327 Midterm Exam 7a+ 1
328 Entrance Exam 6c 1
329 Teorema Chino de los Restos 7b+  
  Hidden Valley - Wild Side
331 Asturias o trabajas 8b *  
332 Black is Black 7b+ ** 21
333 Watermark 8a *** 19
334 Watermark Extension 8b *** 12
335 El viaje de chihiro Project  
336 Ultimo aviso 8a ** 1
337 Ya Somos Olímpicos 7c *** 40
338 Propiedad privada 7c * 22
339 Privatizacion 8a+ **  
340 Diagonal 7b ** 16
341 Keep the Faith 7c * 30
342 No soy un angelito 8b ***  
343 Acupunctura 7b+ * 5
344 Cuestión de estilo 7c ** 23
345 Dosis 8b+ ***  
346 Pinoreta 8c ***  
347 Ergometría 8a *** 42
348 Espasiometria 8b *  
349 Espacío tiempo 8c ***  
350 Océano 7b+ ** 82
351 Océano Extension 8b+ *** 1
352 Cantabrico 7b * 2
353 Mediterraneo 8a *** 24
354 El último mono 8b ***  
355 Maestro suriyoda 8b **  
356 Kimi 8a+ **  
357 Discipulo traidor 8a+ **  
358 Nido amoroso 7b+ ** 11
359 El torbe sanjuanero 8a+ **  
360 La criatura 8b **  
361 Septiembre 8b+ ***  
362 Ivan 20 anos 8b+ *  
363 Sweet Lady 8a *** 1
364 Dimensión diamante 8a+ *** 5
365 El club de la lucha 8b+ *** 2
366 Tirali valent 8a+ *** 10
367 El gremio 7c+ ** 16
368 El pito del sereno 7c+ *** 1
369 Hola de Millau 7c *** 32
370 La putita de Millau 8a ** 14
371 El puto lastre 7c+ * 2
372 La casa de los tullidos 7b+ *** 19
373 Romocop 8a+ *** 9
374 Celia 7c+ *** 14
375 Morphine 8a+ **  
376 Valium 7c+ ** 2
377 Trompeteka 7c+ ** 2
378 Extranjeros 7b+ ** 29
379 Como tu Bautizo 7c * 5
380 Reina Madre 6c+ ** 49
381 Llanuras bélicas 7b * 36
382 Todos los caminos 7b+ ** 34
383 Aplano y Romina 8a * 2
384 Si te dicen que caí 7a ** 84
385 Espelon 7a+ ** 3
  Hidden Valley - Sector Vips
387 Akuna Patata 6c+ 6
388 La invasión de las morcas 7b+ *  
389 Hazlo ahora 8b *  
390 Jumping mecha flash 8a ** 1
391 Desert Storm 8a ** 2
392 El valle de los locos 8b  
393 Ejecutión radical 8c+ *  
394 Mark of the Beast 8a **  
395 Torrente 8b+ *  
396 Bullarenque 8c *  
397 La generación yogur 7a+ ** 9
398 La fuerza de la costumbre 7c ** 2
399 Conecta cuarto 7c  
400 Estratego 7c ** 1
401 Copacabana 7b+  
402 El mejor matarife 7a  
  Unknown - Please add more details
  Cueva del Agua
405 Elegant Universe * E1 1
406 Unnamed route (Orange House description) * 5c 3
407 Dim Parcio *
-
3+ 2
408 Clown School Reunion * 7a+ 3
409 Sueño d'Oro * 7b 1
410 Unknown 2 * 5b * 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer dannyboy83