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Here's a list of those useful links that no web site is complete without:

Costa Blanca Climbing Links

RockFax - An invaluable site covering details of its latest release of it's invaluable guide to the region. Don't leave for that next trip without getting the latest updates for the guide.

Chris Craggs' Guidebooks Direct - Check out Chris' own web site for further details on his guidebooks to the area and purchase direct from the man himself. His site also carries some update material.

Costa Blanca Rock - An exciting new website that carries topos to some of the latest developments on the Costa Blanca.

Compass West - Devon and Costa Blanca based company running climbing and adventure holidays. They also have some accommodation and run courses. Rowland Edwards, whose company it is, has written an excellent set of details on the Environmental Nut Protection device. The site also contains topos and route details on the big wall climbing of Echo & Haunted walls.

The Orange House - An exciting development for the Costa Blanca. This is trying to set itself up as a centre and meeting place for climbers for the whole region. It currently has accommodation, including rooms, bunkhouses and camping space, and a bar. It also runs a local club for climbers and people who wish to meet climbing partners, stocks some climbing gear, maps and guides, houses a new routes book and has a teaching and guiding team.

Desnivel - Spain's national climbing magazine. This has covered the Costa Blanca in previous issues. It also has a crag guide that covers some of the Costa Blanca crags. There is even an English version.

FEMECV - The web site of the La Federació d'Esports de Muntanya Escalada de la Comunitat Valenciana, the governing body for climbing in the Costa Blanca. - A website promoting some accommodation in Abdet in the Guadalest valley that also carries some climbing information. Currently has some information on climbing at Guadalest.

Costa Blanca Mountain Friends - A mountain pursuits club that has some useful information particularly about various walks, scrambles, abseils and canyons.


Costa Blanca Tourist Links

Benidorm Reservation Centre - Book apartments in Benidorm.

Bargain Holidays - A good source of the latest flights and holiday bargains.


Other Spanish Climbing Areas

Planet Climbing - Has a couple of articles on Mallorca ( a micro guide and a more in-depth article ), to Tenerife ( a micro guide and a more in-depth article ) and to El Chorro ( micro guide & article).

RockFax - Has details of various areas of Spain that are covered in its guides.

Climbing in Spain - One man's guide to some of the climbing regions in Spain. Now somewhat out of date as it has not been update since '96.

Planet Mountain - A climbing site that has some introductory information to a wide range of climbing areas in Europe including both Andalusia and Mallorca.

Mountains of Spain - A Spanish site with a useful guide to the different climbing areas in Spain.

rocaroja - The website of a company that offers a guiding service in Mallorca for rock climbers. An attractively put together site that contains a "miniguide" to Mallorca and a news page with details of new crags and routes and of course access problems too. - A site designed to promote Finca La Campana, a provider of accommodation and adventure holidays near the El Chorro gorge. Also has some brief details on the various walls of the gorge.

Climbing Areas in Spain - Another Spanish site that carries introductory information to the different climbing areas around Spain.

Canary Climbs - An useful looking guide to climbing in all the different Canary islands.

Rafael de Santiago's Climbing Gallery - Some fantastic photography of some of the climbing areas of Spain.


Translation Sites

A couple of translation sites that might help with those Spanish sites, or if you are Spanish might help with those English sites.

Alta Vista's Babel Fish



The British Mountaineering Council - Lists of clubs and nearly 200 climbing walls. Also includes a very useful links page.

UK Climbing - A dedicate information site that has some useful climbing information.

Planet Climbing - An active climbing site with good articles and introductory pages to various climbing areas including Mallorca.