SELLA


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.

Routes

1 boulder problem (Proj)
34 winter routes (5c...8a)
1 dws route (7b)
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
Cabeza de Rino
The crag opposite the refuge. It is shorter than most of the other sectors at Sella, but the main...
22
Sport
Evening sun
Roadside

0 mins

sheltered
Culo de Rino
The first section on the sunny side of the ridge is around the corner and up the hill from the...
31
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

1 min

sheltered
Techo del Rino
This is the steepest sector on the main area at Sella, which is dominated by a huge square roof on...
16
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

1 min

sheltered
El Cajón de los Cuartos
A short section of bolted slabs with some popular easier routes. It is a good area for beginners,...
8
Sport
No sun
Uphill

1 min

sheltered
Sector Marión
To the right of the main wall is a short wall with some popular climbs. The next section has one of...
14
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

3 mins

sheltered
Tafarmach
Right of El Collado is a massive wall which is split into two sections - the Galera de Tafarmach on...
17
Sport
No sun
Uphill

15 mins

Sector Competición
One of the show-pieces of Sella, with many long climbs on perfect rock set at a steep slab-angle....
19
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

4 mins

sheltered
Sector Ojo De Odra
Up and right from Sector Competición is a steep wall leading to a shorter section of cliff with an...
15
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

6 mins

sheltered
Sector Final
A compact buttress of corners and crack lines that has some great routes in the 6a+ to 6c range....
16
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

6 mins

sheltered
Pared de Rosalía
This vast face is frequently stared at by climbers basking in the sun on the popular areas at...
28
Sport
Evening sun
Uphill

10 mins

Windy
Natural Lines
The tall crack-seamed buttresss up and right of the Sector VIPS sees little attention. All the...
4
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

El Collado
Up and right of the main face of Pared de Rosalía is a short wall in a bay with a recessed cave up...
8
Sport
Sun and shade
Uphill

15 mins

Pared de la Cima
The diamond-shaped buttress which rises to the summit of the mountain is home to some impressive...
4
Sport
No sun
Up and down

60 mins

Windy
Amor de Odio
The most impressive bit of rock in Sella is also one of the least popular of the developed areas. ...
1
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and down

60 mins

Windy
Pared de la Taula
The central section of the Divino has routes which are hard and of unquestionable quality but the...
12
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

60 mins

Windy
Espolón Pertemba
On the lower section of this vast wall is a long rounded rib up which Espolón Pertemba finds a way....
8
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

40 mins

Windy
El Elefante
The lower section of the Divino has some very impressive dome-shaped walls which have been...
26
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

Hidden Valley - Wild Side
This large and impressive overhanging wall is one of the steepest crags in the area with some...
52
Sport
Sun and shade
Uphill

5 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Hidden Valley - Sector Vips
This short overhanging buttress, of compact smooth limestone, is the home of some very difficult...
16
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

10 mins

Dry in the Rain
sheltered
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