The Costa Blanca rock climbing opportunities are limitless. Blue seas, white beaches and terraced fruit groves set against panoramic mountains simply make you want to come rock climbing along the ‘white coast’ of the Costa Blanca. It offers rock climbers multiple options – together with the mildest winter climate in Europe. This is Spain’s most varied and developed climbing location, providing classic varieties of single and multi-pitch sport climbs, traditional routes, sea cliffs and mountain crags. Add convenient, low cost flights and the excellent facilities at our hand-picked locations… and you’ll understand why Costa Blanca has become our clients’ favourite European climbing destination.
The amount of rock in the Costa Blanca is endless. There is enough quality limestone rock for a lifetime of climbing, for climbers of all levels of experience. 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. Our most favourite rock climbing holidays in the Costa Blanca are the Sport Climbing Holiday and Performance Coaching Course and the Long Weekend Climbing.
Besides single pitch sport climbing, the Costa Blanca is home to some of Spain’s most exciting multi-pitch climbing. For adventurous climbing experiences, your best bet is The Big Five where you will climb five of the classic big multi-pitch routes in the area. Routes ranging from 3 to 13 pitches guarantee a feeling of being on top of the world. Climbing holidays like this are truly special and unforgettable.
To get an idea of what a climbing holiday with Rock & Sun in the Costa Blanca is like, watch our video here:
Costa Blanca Rock Climbing Holidays:
- Sport Climbing Holiday – Single Pitch
- Long Weekend Climbing
- Performance Coaching
- The Big 5 – Multi Pitch Climbing Holiday
- Women Only Sport Climbing Holiday
- Traditional climbing Course
- Family Climbing Holidays
Climbing in Costa Blanca
Limestone sea cliffs are the backdrop to what is undoubtedly Europe’s richest variety of magnificent climbing ventures. The area offers a wealth of climbing for all grades and styles: sea cliffs, mountain ridges, sunny crags and canyon walks.
Explore Calpe, where Penon de Ifach (the Penon) soars majestically up from the sea; sample some of Puig Campana’s impressive 15 pitches, all at grade 5 and under; relish the quality of clean, fresh limestone climbing, where the rock’s ripples and textures enable great reach of positions, encouraging you to flow through your climbs.
It is also possible to go traditional climbing in Costa Blanca on leader placed protection. You can learn how to do this on a learn to lead trad course.
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 beautiful, fully equipped and spacious villa in the Jalon Valley. The Jalon Valley is just inland from Benissa and the villa is about 30 minutes from the town and coast of Calpe. The valley is famous for its high quality wines – you will be surrounded by vineyards, as well as olive trees, orange groves and almond groves. There is a choice of bars and restaurants (among which the best Paella restaurant in the area!), a minimarket, bakery and pharmacy, all within walking distance of the villa. There is WiFi in 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.
Tim was an awesome guide and really looked after us and made sure we got some great climbing in…
19th March 2018
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