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Rock Climbing in Calpe

Explore the best climbing spots on the Costa Blanca.

Situated on Spanish Mediterranean coastline near Alicante, Calpe is a charming beachside town. Once an ancient fishing village, it is now one of the most popular vacation spots on the Costa Blanca. It’s also home to the Peñón de Ifach, a giant limestone rock formation that’s perfect for rock climbing.

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What people are saying about these trips

Martin Martin


March, 2023

Multi-pitch climbing on the Penyal d’Ifac, Spain

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Kobe Deleener


November, 2022

Penon de Ifach, Spain, Guided Rock Climbing

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Suzanne morris


April, 2022

Multi-pitch climbing on the Penyal d’Ifac, Spain

Great day out. Our guide Sergi was very knowledgeable and patient, and the whole day was a fantastic trip overall.

Douglas Acero


September, 2019

Rock climbing in Peñón de Ifach, Spain

We were rained out, so I can't honestly review my experience with Penon de Ifach. It will have to wait until another time. However, weather is beyond Jorge's control and he went out of his way to make sure I was informed the entire time on the possibility of needing to cancel well before my trip. In addition, he handled all previous logistics excellently and provided that nature did not intervene I have no doubt this would have been a phenomenal experience. Jorge also made sure that my deposit was refunded with expediency shortly after cancellation. I would recommend using this service to seek adventure in the beauty of Spain, as they clearly use highly trained and professional individuals to make sure that your safety is of main priority.

Patrick Duffy


May, 2019

Penon de Ifach, Spain, Guided Rock Climbing

Picus was an excellent guide and the trip was incredible! Highly recommend.

Frank Lenkoski


April, 2019

Penon de Ifach, Spain, Guided Rock Climbing

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Dag Toven


February, 2019

Rock climbing in Peñón de Ifach, Spain

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November, 2018

Rock climbing in Peñón de Ifach, Spain

I just spent 4 days climbing in Costa Blanca with My guide, Ruben Sanchez.  I have been climbing for 25+years, and have worked with a lot of guides around the world.  Climbing with Ruben was truly one of the best guided experiences I have ever had. He has a  rare combination of easy going, encouraging personality mixed with very safe and competent climbing/guiding skills. I told him what I wanted to accomplish during our time together, and he more than met my expectations.  I was challenged,  but always felt safe, and I had a great time.  The bonus was working on my Spanish for 4 days (he was incredibly patient with me!). I would HIGHLY recommend Ruben as a guide to anyone looking to climb in Spain.  Thank you so much for making the connection for me!


There are many reasons for choosing Rock Climbing in Calpe

Also called the Penyal d'Ifac, this huge limestone formation juts out off the Calpe coastline. It’s popular with climbers and is also a nature reserve home to birds of prey like Falcons and varied plant life.


Good to know:

Country code





Catalan and Spanish

How to get there

Fly to Alicante Airport then take the bus or drive to Calpe

Best time to visit

You can climb here all year round but it may be best to avoid the hottest summer months of June, July and August


Calpe has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. Expect averages of 26 degrees celsius during summer, though it can get much hotter in the day. The temperature doesn't dip much below 12 degrees celsius in the winter

More info about Rock Climbing in Calpe:

Climbing the Peñón de Ifach is a must-do in Calpe. It is 332 meters high and there are a few different routes to the top, both for climbing and walking. The great thing about this climb is that there are a number of multi-pitch routes that will suit the beginner and the more advanced. The views you’ll get of the Mediterranean Sea as you climb are simply unbeatable, on a clear day you may even get to see Ibiza


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