Visit this page to check the current regulations in the different climbing areas of the Valencian area.
Most climbing areas are not subject to any specific regulation, but that does not mean that we must follow certain general guidelines of coexistence and respect for the natural environment in which we carry out our activity.
Most climbing areas in the region are limestone, often with large cavities where birds make their nests or bats inhabit. If you find a nest on a route, get off immediately and notify other climbers. If the first plates are removed, surely we should not climb the route either by nesting, possible landslides or other reasons.
Free camping in nature is prohibited. Please camp only in places enabled for it. Park only in the areas indicated in the climbing guidebooks and respect private lands. Making fire in outdoors is strictly prohibited.
Collect all the trash you have generated during the day. If you can collect some garbage that you find at the climbing area or on the access paths, you will be collaborating with the cleaning of the area. Remember that biodegradable waste is also trash and if it came in your backpack, you must take it with you as well.
Before bolting a new route in the nature, find out about the existing regulations and ask for the corresponding permits to the owners of the area or the administration in each case.
Regulations in Castellón
Climbing prohibited in Risco del Morrón from January 1st to June 30th due to nesting.
Climbing prohibited in Barranco de la Maimona from the containment dam (sectors Espolón de los Agujeros, Pared de las Catedrales and Diedro del Negre) from January 1st to June 30th due to natural reserve.
Climbing prohibited in the South face of Penyagolosa throughout the year.
Note: Park owners have recently banned climbing although the Park’s regulation allows it. They are trying to reach an agreement, although some routes such as Green Day have already been unbolted.
Regulations in Valencia
Climbing prohibited in the north face of Penya Roja (Castle wall) from May 1st to June 30th due to nesting.
Climbing prohibited in El Atrafal from January 1st to June 30th due to nesting.
Climbing prohibited in Llançadera sector of Barranc de l’Avern from January 1st to June 30th due to nesting.
Climbing prohibited in Bastida sectors from January 1st to June 30th due to nesting.
Regulations in Alicante
Climbing prohibited in the Nort-Nortwest face of Peñón de Ifach from April 1st to June 30th due to nesting.
Note: Although climbing on the South face is not prohibited, climbing during these months is not recommended as seagulls attack climbers, becoming very uncomfortable and sometimes even becoming dangerous.
Montgó y Xàbia
Climbing prohibited in Cova Ampla del Montgó throughout the year.
Climbing prohibited in Cova Ampla de Xàbia throughout the year. Only trad climbing is allowed as long as proper authorization is obtained from the Park.
Climbing prohibited in East face of Esquenall from Raco del Caldero to El Collado (sport sectors Sherpita and Sherpa ) from January 1st to June 30th.
Climbing prohibited in Agujas Rojas from March 1st to May 31st due to nesting.
Climbing prohibited in Salinas from March 1st to June 1st due to nesting.
More information on the website Montaña Regulada.
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