Two contrasting cliffs, both in superb settings. Altea Col is steep and imposing, with some majestic long routes. The location high above Mascarat offers fine views to towards Calp and the Peñón, and dramatic isolation in sharp contrast to the development passed on the approach drive. The clean slab of Dalle d'Olla was one of the first crags to be developed here and became infamous amongst Costa Blanca devotees from the 1980s. Whilst it is a bit old wave, the slab consists of smooth grey rock and the main routes give excellent climbing with surprisingly little polish, as well as offering great views of all the luxury villas far below.


37 winter routes (5a...8a)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Dalle d'Olla
A compact face of good rock, equipped with fat chain-link bolts and seconds from the car. The...
Sun to mid-afternoon

0 mins

Altea Col
A fine east-facing cliff that is clearly visible dead ahead, from just south of the Maryvilla...
Sun and shade

10 mins

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