Rock Climbing Information and Guides

Climbing Areas

This web site is intended to provide information covering climbing areas in the UK and Costa Blanca region of Spain.

Rock-Topos climbing guides are intended to provide documented information, directions and routes for the rock climbing at the cliff or area covered by the guides. The guides are intended to supplement the publish guides to these climbing areas. The guides will be updated to reflect new routes and to provide current access details.

If you have any comments, additional crags, additional routes or corrections please e-mail these to

UK - County Durham

County Durham - Stanhope and Hownsgill (Consett)

Newly developed climbing in Stanhope Dene (90 routes), Stanhope Dene Lakeside (18 routes) and Ashes Quarry (133 routes).

At Hownsgill some new sports routes have been added and the old bolted routes around the pillars are being reto-bolted. There's a free topo for Hownsgill  here.

To donate and obtain a copy of the guides at the same time go to the Web Store. You can check what the donations are paying for on the Donations section of the site.

Alternatively if you visit Stanhope or Hownsgill to climb and have a enjoyable time please support us in developing these areas further as a sport climbing venue by clicking on Donations.

Spain - Costa Blanca

Spain - Costa Blanca

Any problems downloading the topo's send an e-mail to and I'll try my best to send them directly to you.

Don't ask for all at once! Maximum is three in one request.


Gandia Area - areas close to the town of Gandia in the northern Costa Blanca

Calpe Area - covering climbing in the Calpe, Xaló/Jalón valley and Benidorm areas

Alicante Area - covering the climbing near Alicante, Orihuela and Murcia

Ontinyent Area - covering the climbing in the central area around the town of Ontinyent

Murcia - the areas in the southern part of the Costa Blanca around the city of Murcia


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Every effort has been made to make these publications as accurate as possible however the information provided is on an as-is basis. The descriptions of routes and the grades are recorded to assist the climber to attempt routes within their ability. Where the correct route name is not known a substitute is added in brackets (). The publication of these topo's does not imply any right of access or a right to climb on the cliffs. The author does not recognise any liability for injury or damage caused to, or by, climbers, third parties or property arising from the use of the information provided.


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