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Costa Blanca, Alicante, Sea cliff guided rock climbing

Costa Blanca, Alicante, Sea cliff guided rock climbing
Costa Blanca, Alicante, Sea cliff guided rock climbing
Costa Blanca, Alicante, Sea cliff guided rock climbing
Costa Blanca, Alicante, Sea cliff guided rock climbing
Costa Blanca, Alicante, Sea cliff guided rock climbing

Join Palan, an AEGM-certified mountain guide, for this fun, scenic and eclectic 2-day sea cliff rock climbing experience on Alicante's stunning Costa Blanca. Head out and climb the picturesque sea cliffs of Sierra de Toix and check out one of the many other incredible spots nearby as well.

Private

2 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Fit

Beginner


Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Costa Blanca.
  • Climb the incredible seaside cliffs of Sierra de Toix.
  • Tailor the perfect itinerary to suit your climbing wants and needs.

Description

Situated on the southeastern province of Alicante, Spain’s stunning Costa Blanca is the perfect spot for an epic winter sea cliff climbing adventure!

While other rock climbing hotspots in Europe become too cold for climbing, the climate in Calpe is perfect, with ideal temperatures and plenty of sunshine.

Our adventure begins after we meet up in this picturesque town and head out onto the rocks!

Among the top spots for climbing is the stunning Sierra de Toix,  a continuous cliff up to 80 meter (262 feet) high between Calpe and Altea. Sierra de Toix is composed of three main crags that jut out of the Mediterranean Sea: Racó del Corb, Candelabros del Sol and Pirates of the Caribbean.

While the first of these can be approached from below, in order to climb the latter two, we will need to rappel down onto the rocks.

Over the course of our two days together, we will also be able to check out Peñón de Ifach, which is the most prominent feature on Costa Blanca.

This magnificent 332 meter (1,089 feet) limestone outcropping towers over Calpe and provides several adventure lines up to 12 pitches, with devious climbs wandering through caves, overhangs and groove systems.

Also, Morro Falquí is an imposing headland surrounded by the sea in the north of the beaches of Moraira. It is easy to access and offers five-star routes that ensure a good day on the cliff, with routes up to 6 pitches.

Barely separated from the sea, the massive mountain of Puig Campana is famous for its long traditionally protected and adventurous alpine lines up to 14 pitches that call for good route-finding skills. Ponoig is probably the harder option in the list, featuring long sustained routes up to almost 500 meters. As for Mascarat Gorge, it provides some fine, long routes in an impressive gash that slices through the coastal road routes between Benidorm and Calpe. Routes range here from 1 to 8 pitches.

Since we’re spending two days together, we’ll be able to combine the Sierra de Toix sea cliffs with one of these other incredible options. Below is a complete list of our options:

El Dorado (Toix, Racó del Corb), 2p, 6a+
Isla de Encanta (Toix, Racó del Corb), 2p, 6b
Missing link (Toix, Racó del Corb), 3p, 6b+
Magical Mystery Tour (Toix, Candelabros del Sol), 3p, 5
Parle (Toix, Pirates of the Caribbean), 3p, 6a+
Valencianos (Peñón de Ifach), 8p, 5+
El Navegante (Peñón de Ifach), 8p, 7a
Gómez-Cano (Peñón de Ifach), 9p, 6b
Sonjannika (Morro Falquí), 6p, 6a+
Espolón Central (Puig Campana), 13p, 4
Valencianos (Ponoig), 13p, 6a
UBSA (Mascarat), 7p, 5+

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettably fun and scenic 2-day sea cliff rock climbing experience on Spain’s Costa Blanca!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you may also enjoy my 2-day Naranjo de Bulnes guided rock climbing in Picos de Europa National Park!

Details

Accommodation

Although accommodation is not included, I can help by recommending places to stay or taking care of all accommodation arrangements based on your requests.

Meeting point

Calpe, Spain

Equipment you will need to bring

Backpack

Sunglasses

Watter bottle

Other gear: Climbing shoes


About the guide

Born in a climbing family it was a matter of time for me to fall deeply in love with anything that had to do with rock climbing, ranging from bouldering to big walls and specially trad climbing, enjoying every single aspect of this beautiful sport that I live as a lifestyle. I began climbing at an early age with my brother in La Pedriza, a huge granite range with 4000+ routes close to our home in the nearby mountains in Madrid. Known mainly for its bold slab climbing, features world class climbs on sort of styles: cracks, overhanging walls, multi-pitch, aid... all gathered in these iconic climbing paradise.

I soon began to travel throughout Europe and the US, exploring also Morocco, Turkey or Madagascar, not only for climbing or putting up new routes, but also to experience different cultures and getting to know wonderful people all around the world.

It's been five years since I decided to turn my passion into a career. In this time I have combined working 2 years as the specialist for climbing matters in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park with training Rock Guide aspirants at CFEM, one of the spanish certified Rock Guiding Teaching Centers. I also had time to enjoy teaching and training people at the climbing wall, learning a lot from every one of my trainees. And of course, I had time for guiding people on the most beautiful climbs, making people dreams come true and making sure the time we spend together becomes unique.

Nowadays I run a small guiding company called Compañía de Guías de la Zona Centro with my two partners Dani and Aitor, nestled at Manzanares El Real, the entrance gate to La Pedriza. From there we're happy to share all the possibilities that this region has to offer, ranging from hiking, through skiing and alpine climbing, to rock climbing and canyoning.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

AEGM

Residence

Mataelpino, Spain


What people are saying about Palan Martin

Dan Vitale

5.00

September, 2022

Amazing! Palan was an excellent guide. Patient, informative, knowledgeable, and all-around great guy. Will definitely seek him out for guiding the next time I’m in Madrid

Katherine Fair

5.00

June, 2022

Palan was an excellent guide! Great local knowledge to find routes that fit my goals and gave safe coaching while being an amazing climbing partner to spend the day with!

Moritz Gesang

5.00

June, 2022

We had a fantastic time with Palan! He is a really good guide: calm, knowledgeable and good teacher! Level was also spot on that we were really challenged, hence could improve without it being to much. Much looking forward to go with him again when back in Madrid!

Younghyo Kim

5.00

November, 2021

He is great mt guide. I had perfect time with him.

Arnoud Mulder

5.00

August, 2020

Hi !! It was a great experience to do outdoor rock climbing for the first time. The guide was really nice and experienced, the location was beautiful and according to our skills and the organization upfront with the chat system worked super well! Glad to return in the future!

xavier van campenhout

5.00

October, 2019

Great moment spent with Palan, not only a guiding pro and an outstanding climber but also a nice and kind human being. We had a super experience in the superb scene of La Pedriza, which is just 50' away from Madrid. Highly recommended!!!

Bruce Thomas

5.00

October, 2019

Palan was as a fantastic guide - he chose a couple of classic routes that tested us but were within our skill level and provided an absolutely brilliant experience of the Riglos climbing area. He was great company - very highly recommended. Bruce and Kerrie

Dan Leonn

5.00

September, 2019

I did three multi pitch climbs with Palan. We spent an overnight in a hut in the alpine. I often climb with guides, Palan is by far the best balance of calm, diligence and friendliness. Safety was never a concern, his gear placements and belays were perfect for a 100kg climber. I will be using Palan in the future for more of Europe. 10/10

Nicholas Fontaine

5.00

August, 2019

Palan was one of the best guides that I have ever had. He paid extremely close attention to detail while supporting a very friendly and personable environment. He lead us up to the top of Naranjo del Bulnes very efficiently and safely. This trip definitely ranks among the coolest experiences of my life!

Krystal densmore

5.00

August, 2019

Great experience! Everything was fun and organized well. Palan was such a great guide- nice, friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely book another trip with him next time we are in Spain!

Frank-Kristian Dahl

5.00

August, 2019

Palan is a skillful climber with a lot of knowledge about the area and climbing in general. He was very accommodating trough the whole trip and I can highly recommend booking him! Thanks a lot Palan, will be happy to climb with you again someday!

Lana Smith

5.00

May, 2019

Palan was a super great guide! Very knowledgeable, amiable, and patient. Felt like you were climbing with a friend.

Zachary maxwell

5.00

September, 2018

Great guide very friendly and knows alot. The views were amazing


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 464 Each

Group of 2

EUR 263 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Belay and rappel devices

- Quickdraws

- Chalk

Price details

The price includes: Guiding and Instruction with an AEGM Certified/Trained Guide- Guiding Fee- Liability and accident insurance- All climbing gear except for the climbing shoes.

Price does not include: Guide's expenses- Equipment list: climbing shoes (we can help you if there is anything that you need). Food and drinks- Transportation (transportation is not included but carpooling is encouraged)- Accommodation- Clothing, backpack and non-technical personal items.




 

 

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