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)
41 winter routes (5c...8b+)
2 dws routes (6c...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

Dry in the Rain
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

2 mins

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
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

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

7 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

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
Up and down

0 mins

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

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!
Uphill

60 mins

Windy
Pared de la Cima
The diamond-shaped buttress which rises to the summit of the mountain is home to some impressive...
4
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and down

1 min

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

1 min

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

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

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

Hidden Valley - Wild Side
This large and impressive overhanging wall is one of the steepest crags in the area with some...
52
Sport
No sun
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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  • Latest Comments

    For SELLA

    Valor y Coraje
    "Great route! Superb climbing all the way. Though I agree that other 6a plus on t..." 23/Apr

    Y tú ¿Quién eres?
    "Polished moves in the middle of the route so definitely best to stick to the lef..." 16/Apr

    Dimensión diamante
    "Very nice route not to hard, 8a/8a+ There is indeed a full line to the left nam..." 27/Mar

    Bolt Tax
    "Really great route, quite easy to redpoint - the first time is a bit mind boggli..." 25/Oct

    Celia
    "I think most visiting climbers think Celia is quite easy for 7c+ and should have..." 18/Sep

    Extranjeros
    "Used to be 7b when I climbed it and some locals and visiting Brits even then sai..." 29/Mar

    Kashba
    "Great route all the way to the last few feet, where clipping the chain is desper..." 16/Mar top50

    A diestro y siniestro
    "A hard move to get to the lower off but other than that it's about 4+" 06/Mar

    García dos
    "I agree this is hard for the grade. Worth 6b" 10/Feb

    Roberto Alcázar
    "Low crux merits 6b, excellent route." 01/Feb

    Celia
    "A good route, brilliant climbing on the lower wall, and through the crux tufa at..." 20/Feb

    Luna
    "Completed this route on October 2nd 2010 and must agree with comments above, fir..." 18/Oct

    Ya somos olímpicos
    "A large loose flake has also been levered off as it was thought to be dangerous...." 11/May top50

    Keep the Faith
    "Excellent climb, quality moves. Hands free rest above the crux" 27/Feb

    La Taula/Regalo de díaz
    "Incredibly beautiful setting, rock and route. It's a pity it's only 4 pitches lo..." 11/Jan

    Acróbata porcino
    "people been saying a hold as been broken off making it harder than 7a ? i woul..." 21/Dec

    Speedy González
    "Harder than 5+. Sweating the crux" 02/Nov

    Algol
    "This is very good but the difficulties are short lived..." 02/Oct

    Todos los caminos
    "Chuffed with the onsight of this! Felt steady, no killer moves but keeps interes..." 30/Jul top50

    Hola de Millau
    "Feels a little committing, but not bold or scary, without the clips in. Steady b..." 05/Apr top50

    Timatiriticón
    "This route has been re-equipped with new bolts and is a worthwhile warm up." 30/Mar

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