A large, flat topped mound high up above Calpe and Olta. It has magnificent views back across
to the sea and the mighty Penon d'Ifach. This is the location for one of the
most photographed views in the whole Costa Blanca. See below for a couple of
There are mainly single pitch sport routes up here with a HUGE amount of
potential for new routes. It currently has a few routes in the 4+ to 5+ range
and then jumps to 6b+. There is also some potential for bouldering. See the bouldering
section of The Climbing page for more details.
'I went up to the Olta crag, which if you're climbing at around 5-5+ has some very good
routes, well bolted and with an excellent location. It is not quite as convenient as Toix,
drive in is about the same as Toix TV, with a 15 min walk straight up hill. However the
area is mostly abandoned terraces, with pines rather than builders rubble. The amount that
is developed so far is minuscule, less than 5% of the north cliff. There are some amazing
features, tufas, grooves, pillars the lot.'
Thanks to Stuart Tyrell for these details
Acrobatics, Tai Chi, Olta
Thanks to Juan
|Leaving the parking area / campsite is a bit confusing but pick virtually
any path that leads straight up and it should take you up to the dirt track
that you need to follow.|
|Stay on this till you reach the obvious water tank building on the right
at which point a path leads off straight up the hill.|
|This path will lead to another dirt track, this time up above the trees.
We got lost at this point. The path you want is off the end of this track to
the right and leads straight up again to the crag. |
RockFax Routes Database
Check out the Olta
page of the RockFax Routes Database for details of
the routes at Olta.
|Route: Tufa Groove (6b+) |
Description: Well protected, pumpy climbing on outrageous holds and a steep
angle. Sunny in the morning.
Name: Stephen Lew
Description: Possibly my favorite climb in the area, challenging and pumpy
for the grade, and the rock is VERY smooth, but the formations are exciting
and different and it is well bolted.
Name: Chris Vollbrecht
Route: Tai Chi (6b/b+ depending on the guidebook)|
Description: This is one of my best routes I ever drilled! It is superb limestone and you should use your balance more than your power. I named the route "tai chi" cause you had to move your body in different moves. If you (have) done it you will love it.
Name: Jens Muenchberg
Description: Delicate climbing on positive holds.
Name: Stephen Lew
Tai Chi, Olta
Thanks to Simon Caldwell
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My Favourite Route
Du Darfst - F5
A lovely delicate little number. Balance your way up it. All the holds
required are there.