Since 1996, Rockfax has been synonymous with the Costa Blanca area of Spain. The three editions the triple Costa Blanca, Mallorca, El Chorro book helped make the area a firm favourite amongst travelling climbers and since then, the 2005 Costa Blanca book has cemented its reputation as one of the best destinations around for great sport and trad climbing.
It is the quality and variety of the climbing that keep people coming back time and again: bags of classy sport routes across the grades, some superb multi-pitch sport routes and magnificent trad climbing in a mountain setting.
The latest edition of the guidebook was published in February 2013. It is bigger than ever (surprise, surprise) including several new venues and a host of older ones in better detail with more up-to-date coverage.
Rockfax App Version
The full guidebook is also available on the App for £22.99. This contains a full version of every crag and route as in the printed book. It also contains 7 crags not in the 2013 book edition. It is available on iOS from the App Store (Android version to follow in 2016).
Gallery of Photos from the guide
Links go to the Rockfax database (new crags since 2005 in bold)
Murcia - Leyva, Mula, La Panocha, Orihuela
Alicante - Marín, Salinas, Sax, Peña del Corb, Peña Rubia, Foradà, Reconco, Agujas Rojas, Cabezon de Oro
Benidorm - Sella, Castellets, Puig Campana, Ponoch, Vall de Guadar (Echo), Bolulla, Abdet, Guadalest
Calp Area - Bernia, Altea, Mascarat, Castellet de Calp, Sierra de Toix, Peñón de Ifach, Olta, Pinos
Xaló Valley - Peña Roja, Murla, Alcalalí, L’Ocaive, Font d’Axia, Pego
Gandía Area - Gandía, Salem, Bellús, Aventador, Montesa
Costa Blanca Ridges
The book contains 4 of the 5 ridges listed in the PDF MiniGuide Costa Blanca Ridges (the Segaria Ridge is left out).