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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 stunning examples.


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

Tai Chi

Acrobatics, Tai Chi, Olta
Photo by G.Borras
Thanks to Juan Llorens


bulletLeaving 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.
bulletStay on this till you reach the obvious water tank building on the right at which point a path leads off straight up the hill.
bulletThis 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.

Favourite Routes

bulletRoute: 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

bullet 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

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.