Costa Blanca’s dramatic topography of blue seas, white beaches and terraced fruit groves set against panoramic mountains, is home to Spain’s most exciting rock climbing. On the above dates we’ll be off to the sunny shores of Costa Blanca for a week of world-class climbing in the sun.
Type of climbing:
It’s all there and all very accessible. The limestone cliffs in Costa Blanca offer everything from quaint single pitch venues to dramatic 15 pitch, 400m adventures. All of the crags and routes are well logged in the Costa Blanca Rockfax book and this will be available to view on Tuesday nights at SCW. The single pitch routes are generally all sport / bolted routes that are very well maintained. The longer routes all generally have bolted belays and mostly bolted in-between, with the occasional need for a nut.
We are anticipating around 15-20 members on this trip and everyone of all abilities is welcome. So you can take full advantage of this great climbing environment we would recommend that you are a competent indoor lead climber, with outdoor lead experience being even better still.
Accommodation & In-Country Transport:
Most of the price you pay to SCC is to cover your accommodation and in-country transport.
In-Country Travel – we will be hiring a few vans and cars to provide transfers in Spain, this will also be used to transport us all to the various crags each day. We already have a couple of members wishing to drive and if you’re happy to be an additional driver then please mention this to a committee member.
Accommodation – this is quite simply, amazing. As the final numbers are still to be confirmed we’ve not yet booked our accommodation. However anywhere we book will be a private villa, with a private pool, within walking distance from the shops, restaurants and beach – and will of course be ideally located to get to a wide variety of crags within 15 to 30 min. Below are some photos of a few of the likely villas that we’ll take. In all cases the total holiday cost will remain the same.
This accommodation will be booked on the 1st May 2015. Book before this date for a guaranteed place.
Price & Payment:
The holiday, excluding flights will cost a mere £230 per person! This will include:
- 7 nights’ accommodation in a villa near the sea with a private pool
- All in-location transport
- Equipment (where needed. Inc. quick-draws, ropes…)
- All arranged for you, just pay and relax
In addition to this we will all need to individually purchase our flights. The flight prices may vary between £150 to £more, depending when they are purchased. We advise buying your flights asap to benefit from the lowest possible air-fares.
Your deposit must be received by 1st May at which time we will book the accommodation. After this date there may still be limited spaces available to book at the bottom of this page.
How to Book:
The flights are:
– Departing from Gatwick: 17th Oct, 09:20
– Returning from Alicante: 24th Oct, 16:20
(please note that transfers in Spain will only be available for these flights. If you need to take other flights you will also need to arrange independent transfers to Calpe)
Click here to book your flights
You can also pay by BACS to:
Account no. 37954628
Sort Code 56-00-68
Everyone will also need insurance to cover their holiday, a few sugesstions of where to look are Sport Cover Direct, Snow Card or The BMC which will all cover you for rock climbing. Prices from around £25.
During the weeks and months before the trip we will discuss car shares for the 1h 45min journey to Gatwick. There will be space for everyone!