Mountain Journeys

Guadalest rock climbing and souvenir shopping!


Rachel enjoying the crags of Guadalest

​A change of pace for us today and a new (for us) climbing venue visited. Having been to have a look at the Guadalest crags a couple of years back, I’d since been keen to go back with climbing kit and do some routes and it all blended well for that to happen today.
I would climb with Susie who is wanting to get back on rock and enjoy the sensation of rock climbing. Kate & Rachel would climb together and tick off a few of the steeper routes on offer, and there’s so much on offer up here.
Me & Susie worked our way through 8 routes, all of which are to be recommended, all are green spot routes in the Rockfax Costa Blanca guide and located on the Penya Maura section of crag. Kate & Rachel started in the same area before moving over to the Penya l’Alcala crag. They also reported good things about the routes climbed. A thumbs up all round for Guadalest crag then. On top of good climbing here, the views are fantastic and include the Guadalest reservoir and the Cumbre de Aixorta mountains with their serrated rocky spires.
During the summer months the narrow streets of Guadalest fill up with tourists looking to pick up souvenirs of their holiday to Costa Blanca. Thankfully, during the cooler months it’s a much quieter village and the quaint streets and shops can be enjoyed to the full. Post climbing coffee overlooking the crags is not to be missed either, needless to say we indulged in some of this.
If visiting the Costa Blanca and looking for an escape from the coast, this place is well worth putting on the list.
If you’re looking for an action packed holiday or short break here in Spain, give us a call / email and let’s make it happen. Rock climbing, mountain walking, scrambling, canyoning, and via ferrata.

Lunch with a view at Guadalest crag



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