Rock Climbing in the Costa Blanca
Rock climbing opportunities are limitless in the Costa Blanca. This is Spain's most varied and developed climbing area. Providing a variety of single and multi-pitch sport climbs, traditional routes, sea cliffs and mountain crags. Blue seas, white beaches and terraced fruit groves set against panoramic mountains, the Costa Blanca has it all. Its Mediterranean climate means good climbing conditions all year round. Add to that the frequent and convenient low cost flights... and you understand why Costa Blanca has become our clients' favourite European climbing destination.
Costa Blanca Rock Climbing Holidays
The Costa Blanca has enough quality limestone rock for a lifetime of climbing. The area offers a wealth of climbing for all grades and styles: sea cliffs, mountain ridges, single pitch crags and canyon walks. At Rock & Sun we know all the local crags as well as the known ones, so we can pick the right crag for all weather conditions and to suit all abilities. Top quality, fresh limestone climbing, overlooking the sea or surrounded by the green hills of the Jalon valley.
Besides single pitch sport climbing, the Costa Blanca is home to some of Spain's most exciting multi-pitch climbing. During The Big Five you will climb five of the classic big multi-pitch routes in the area. Routes ranging from 3 to 13 pitches guarantee adventurous climbing experiences.
It is also possible to go traditional climbing in Costa Blanca on leader placed protection. The featured limestone rock and abundance of easy routes is ideal for learning how to place cams and nuts.
For women who prefer to climb in an all female environment and focus specifically on efficient movement and finding technical solutions for naturally not being very strong, we organise a Women Only Climbing Holiday.
Finally our Family Climbing Holidays can be tailored to the specific needs and experience levels of your family.
Rock and Sun active development of the climbing in Costa Blanca
There are an additional couple of perks to rock climbing in Costa Blanca with Rock & Sun. Over the last years we've been working hard to develop new routes that haven't seen traffic from other climbers.
Current guidebooks may list all the great crags developed over the last 5-10 years, but we can lead you to some almost untouched climbs. There are whole crags that are not in guidebooks - and there are still many more climbs to be discovered!
Also, a penny from every pound of your Costa Blanca climbing holiday cost will be paid into a bolt fund that helps develop and upkeep new and existing crags (e.g. cleaning and bolting new routes; developing and maintaining access paths; replacing tired bolts) - so helping to sustain rock climbing in Costa Blanca.
Weather and Climate in Costa Blanca
With an average of 300 days sunshine each year, this is probably the best rock climbing destination in Europe. You can climb in Costa Blanca all year round. In the height of summer we manage the heat by getting out early to climb, then have a siesta like the Spanish, and maybe go out climbing again late afternoon or early evening depending on your course or holiday.
Accommodation in Costa Blanca
You will be staying in a self-catering villa with swimming pool in Lliber in the Jalon Valley. It is an extremely spacious detached finca, boasting magnificent views over the valley's vineyards, almond and olive groves, set against the Col de Rates in the background. The villa is completely private, has many outside areas to enjoy both in winter and summer, and has a lovely outside kitchen and barbecue area. The villa has a very large lounge with dining area and fire place and a fully equipped farmhouse style kitchen. There are three twin bedrooms, a bathroom and one double room that also functions as a family/triple room with its own bathroom. The beds and mattresses are of high quality to assure a good night's sleep in between long and intense climbing days.
The villa is located in a secluded and quiet area in the beautiful green hills behind Lliber, yet within walking distance of amenities. The nearest restaurant is about a mile away. The bars and restaurants on main square of the picturesque village of Lliber are at 2,5 km. It is 4 km to Jalon with a big choice of bars, restaurants and a supermarket. There are bikes at the villa for guests to use. There is Wifi at the villa.
Flights and Transfers
Fly to Alicante Airport.
We offer one free transfer to your accommodation (which will be the start date of your holiday – normally a Saturday) which departs from Alicante Airport at 2.00pm latest. To take advantage of this service, and in order to minimize waiting times, please aim for midday arrivals.
On departure day (the end date of your holiday - normally a Saturday) we offer one free transfer to Alicante Airport which departs the villa around 8.30am. We therefore suggest to aim for midday departures.
If you wish to travel to the accommodation independently, or if you can't buy a flight within these hours, transfers may be arranged, subject to availability, on alternative days/times. Contact us for more information.
The transfer time from Alicante to the Jalon valley is approximately 1,5 hour.
The holiday was absolutely brilliant…
If I was going to make any criticism, it would have been nice to have a bit more fridge/cupboard space for food. As there wasn't any room for my stuff by the time I came to unpack my shopping. But this really is nitpicking. Even the showers were good (hot and powerful) which makes a lovely change and the whole villa was spotlessly clean.
21st May 2019
Prior to the holiday I was almost a complete beginner…
17th April 2019
Rock & Sun provided an excellent service…
The location, on the Costa Blanca was fantastic. A really beautiful place with lots of fantastic crags, and something different to try every day.
Our instructor, Sergi, was an excellent, patient coach who worked really hard to ensure that everyone got something out of each day despite the range of climbing experience and ability.
Although on the "holiday", Sergi did lots of coaching throughout the week. I feel like my climbing has really improved as a result. From having had no formal teaching on climbing techniques before and just trying as hard as I could to get up a route. I learnt lots of important stuff about route finding, footwork, and the most efficient ways to climb something. I hope to put this into practice back home!
Best of all, I got to lead routes that were harder than I've ever led before. So it's onwards and upwards from here!
Thanks so much Sergi and the whole of the Rock and Sun team.
18th February 2019
Fantastic week with Sergio who was always punctual and enthusiastic…
6th January 2019
Sergi was an absolutely amazing instructor…
10th December 2018
I did not make the goals I had set myself…
It was not an issue of the training from Sergio (which was outstanding) but the range of ability and motivation of the team made it difficult to tailor the course for everyone (but Sergio did a great job here as well). Next year I will try one of the other offerings such as the "Big Five".
29th October 2018
Trevor and Desiree are both excellent teachers…
30th September 2018
My Rock & Sun climbing trip was great…
...and really beat my expectations. Amazing climbing, great company, and incredible coaching. I can't believe how much I improved in just three days!
25th September 2018
Great climbing in a lovely area…
24th September 2018
I had a great climbing trip in the Costa Blanca…
24th September 2018
The instruction made a massive difference to me…
13th August 2018
Trevor and Desiree were excellent instructors…
30th July 2018
An exceptional group of truly lovely people…
28th July 2018
Wonderful holiday with excellent instruction…
24th July 2018
Had a superb week in Spain with expert guidance and coaching…
18th April 2018
Another fantastic trip. Sergio really is an asset to Rock and Sun…
14th May 2018
Sergio made the trip! We always stayed late at crags…
14th May 2018
Sergio was amazing as an instructor…
3rd October 2017
Tim was an awesome guide and really looked after us and made sure we got some great climbing in…
19th March 2018
Sergi is really a very good and inspiring instructor…
19th February 2018
Climbing Holidays in Costa Blanca
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