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2-day rock climbing in Levante: Puig Campana, Peñón de Ifach

Rock climb along the eastern coast of Spain with AEGM-certified guide Isra, and conquer the Puig Campana and the sheer cliffs of the Peñón de Ifach.

Duration2 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Conquer the two classic Levante climbs of Puig Campana and Peñón de Ifach.

  • Ascend the quality rocks that hang high above the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Benefit from having a fully certified and experienced guide.

Description

The eastern province of Alicante, lying on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, offers endless areas of long climbs in a pleasing climate.

The great limestone spires and walls of the Costa Blanca guard the eastern Spanish coast, where the Mediterranean waters crash against its cliffs.

We’ll climb in two of these fantastic spots: Puig Campana and Peñón de Ifach. Both of which have many routes of differing grades located around the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.

Puig Campana, which translates as Bell Hill, is a mythical mountain in Alicante that stretches to 1,410 meters. It offers dozens of fantastic limestone routes with a variety of difficulty. The most popular climb is the central spur, which is located on the south face.

Ascending to the peak of the Puig Campana takes approximately 5-6 hours, with the descent lasting around 45 minutes.

Legend states that the mountain summit was the site of the final battle between the French hero Roland, commander under Charlemagne, and the head of the Moorish army. As Roland swung his sword towards his enemy and missed, the force of the sword striking the rock cut a large chunk out of the mountain.

Peñón de Ifach is a natural park of limestone that emerges from the quiet sea. Home to a bunch of rare plants and more than 300 species of animals.

The dramatic limestone rock rises to 332 meters above the Mediterranean and offers fantastic views of the surrounding sea, countryside and even the nearby island of Ibiza on clear days.

As one of the great climbing scenes in the area, the limestone walls offer a number of routes of varying difficulty and length. Ascending the Peñón de Ifach takes approximately 4-5 hours, with the descent taking around 45 minutes.

 Get in touch now to reserve your place along the beautiful Levante coastline and conquer 2 of its classic climbs, the Puig Campana, Peñón de Ifach, on a 2-day rock climbing trip.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Puig Campana

A revision of equipment will be made and the approach will begin. The activity has a total of about 8 hours. Its 450 meters of climbing are divided into 9 lengths, most of them unloaded that are quite comfortable. We will descend a via ferrata before reaching the summit, making a crossing to the right to go down a quarry as we reach the car park.

Day 2: Peñón de Ifach

We will arrive at the foot of the track. When we reach the base, we will quickly realize the route we are going to climb. The route is semi-equipped and will take us about 4-5 hours (always depending on the number of people there and our level) as well as walking its 250 meters of vertical rock. The route ends practically a few meters from the summit. We will descend the normal route, a quite marked and slippery path, which should take us approximately 45 minutes.


About the guide

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Born in Sax, a town in the province of Alicante, started climbing with 8 years, thanks to my parents who were the ones who started me in this sport.

With 19 years I decided to start with courses guide, starting with the mountain sports technician, which I studied in 2005 at the High Mountain School of Benasque. I started spending summers working as a guide in Asturias (Picos de Europa) and winters on the ski resorts of Valle de Tena, Pyrenees. It was here where I learned to ski and began to discover the winter mountain, the other side of what was used.

After spending a few years living in the "North" and meet the Alpine side of the mountain, I decided to start with what I really like, mountaineering, so I started with the course of sports Technical High Mountain. This gave me the motivation to come to the Alps where I've been more than 6 years living and enjoying the endless possibilities for this place. I spend half of the year in Chamonix, and half in Briançon, in the Ecrins massif.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 413 each

Group of 2

EUR 227 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal Insurance

- Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)


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