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Description 

Costa Blanca in the Alicante province of Southern Spain is home to several excellent limestone crags and towers offering sunny sport climbing and traditional multi pitch adventures. The town of Calpe is the climbing hub of the area and a good place to find cheap accommodations. This area is popular with British tourists and climbers and lacks the charm and character of many other areas of Spain but is still well worth a visit.


Getting There 

flights, trains and busses access this area of Spain.


Climbing Season


8 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Costa Blanca:
Valencianos   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 8 pitches, 900'   Penon d'Ifach
Costa Blanca   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 6 pitches, 666'   Penon d'Ifach
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Featured Route For Costa Blanca
Chris Perkins leads the final technical pitch on Diedra UBSA, Calpe Spain.  Photo by José Ortega.

Diedra UBSA 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13  Europe : Spain : ... : Penon d'Ifach
This über-classic climbs the south face of the Peñon D'Ifach direct before veering off left to finish. A series of dihedrals and some polished face climbing leads to a pinnacle before launching through the crux, making a short rappel, and finishing in a polished, but stellar overhanging dihedral. Sparingly protected by bolts, you may decide to bring some extra gear, but I found it hard to place and somewhat unreliable in the bullet-proof polished glass limestone. Here is a description of the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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