ESCALADA DEPORTIVA EN SELLA
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Escalada cerca de AREA 7: Sella

Sella es una pequeña población en la provincia de Alicante, entre Alcoy y Benidorm. Aunque es un pueblo de montaña, está a media hora en coche de la costa. La valle de Sella es espectacular, con grandes paredes llenas de vías de escalada por todas partes. La imponente pared con forma de diamante del Divino, con vías de varios largos, destaca sobre todo el valle. Se trata de uno de los mejores lugares de escalada deportiva cerca de Alicante, donde también encontramos vías de varios largos de gran dificultad.

Es una zona muy tranquila, apartada de carreteras y grandes núcleos urbanos. En general hay mucha escalada al sol, lo que lo hace perfecto para el invierno.

Probablemente el sector más famoso sea el Wild Side, con la mayor concentración de vías de octavo grado de calidad de toda la comunidad. Los sectores cerca del parking como Culo de Rinho ofrecen escalada técnica sobre placas de caliza gris, a veces un poco lavada por el gran número de escaladores que lo visitan.

Existe un refugio de escaladores que abre generalmente los fines de semana y los festivos. El ambiente es muy agradable y acogedor.

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.

CÓMO LLEGAR

 

Links:

www.8a.nu/crags/espana/sella-alicante

www.en.enlavertical.com/escuelas/view/45

www.rockfax.com/databases/results_crag.html?id=221

Fuentes:

www.valenciaclimb.com/es/climbing-areas/sella/

www.rockfax.com/databases/results_crag.html?id=221