SIERRA DE TOIX


The Sierra de Toix is the impressive ridge that juts out into the sea between Calp to the north and Altea to the south. There are rock outcrops all along the ridge facing in all directions and there is also a massive sea cliff on the lower south side. Historically this was one of the first areas to be developed for sport climbing back in the 1980s and some of the routes (and gear) are showing their age. More recently the larger less-continuous faces have been developed with a series of long, often multi-pitch, routes with a mixture of threads and bolts for protection and often indicated by red-painted arrows. One of the great appeals of the area is the wide variety of routes on offer in the mid and lower grades making it probably the most popular crag in the whole of the Costa Blanca. As a complete contrast to this the stunning sea cliffs on the southern side have a set of routes for the more adventurous climber looking for both sport and trad routes in a wild and atmospheric setting. There is no doubt that the Toix area has a love or hate relationship with many visitors. What is clear though is that most people will visit here at least once during a one week stay in the area and almost certainly enjoy some excellent routes in a dramatic setting.

Routes

223 winter routes (3...8a+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Toix North
The northern side of the Toix Ridge is clearly visible from Calpe and is continuous for most of the...
10
Sport
No sun
Uphill

2 mins

Toix Oeste
The most popular climbing on the Sierra de Toix is found at Toix Oeste. The routes here are one of...
41
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Up and down

2 mins

Toix Far Oeste
To the right of the main Toix Oeste cliff is a gully, and beyond this is a short wall with a number...
27
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Downhill

4 mins

sheltered
Toix Placa
This extensive wall has a number of popular low-grade routes. Some of them cross sections of...
27
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Up and down

10 mins

Toix TV - Amphitheatre
Toix TV is the huge tufa-laced amphitheatre perched at the very top of the Toix ridge.
12
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Up and down

20 mins

sheltered
Toix TV - Tropical Dreams
A short wall in an lovely position, catching all the sun going. The routes are pleasant and there...
19
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

The Toix Ridge
A fun and straightforward ridge is preceded by a long sport route. This is a good route to get into...
1
Sport
Sun and shade
Up and down

0 mins

Raco Del Corv
Below Toix Oeste, a magnificent wall of exotic rock rises out of the sea. This is home to several...
10
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

5 mins

sheltered
Magical Mystery Tour
The southern side of the Toix headland forms a continuous sea-cliff up to 80m high. One classic...
12
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Up and down

20 mins

Abseil
Seepage
Pirates of the Caribbean
The most developed section of the Toix Sea Cliffs is the huge and spectacular Pirates of the...
21
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Up and down

20 mins

Abseil
Seepage
Toix Este
The left-hand end of the cliff has been developed with some longer easy routes, believed to be the...
43
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

6 mins

sheltered
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