Devino Main Face Traverse Grade 1 Time 2/3 hours
Aspect and Character.
Situated high on the Devino Mountain (1120m) above Sella, this predominately faces south getting all the sun. Can be exposed to wind.
This is a short easy scramble which passes through some very impressive ground at an easy grade. Could be combined with an visit to Morro Carlos, topo in the Mini Guide section.
GPS key locations
First parking: 38 37 50 08N 0 14 52 57W
Second parking: 38 38 00 63N 0 14 29 83W
Via Ferrata: 38 37 43 18N 0 14 11 18W
Devino summit: 38 37 46 01N 0 14 06 49W
From the village of Sella head North on the CV 770 towards Alcoy. After 3km take the small road at the sharp left bend. Follow this to the end of the tarmac after 8km park here. Or continue on a rough dirt track to the second parking spot.
From the second parking spot turn right crossing the chain and walk for 500m. 50m before the trees strike out over ruff ground heading directly south for 250m. Take care not to drop down too far. As you approach the cliffs the path becomes more defined. Scramble over an easy rib to an impressive orange wall. At the base of this is the roped Via Ferrata an a steep slab of smooth rock. Exposed but easy scrambling leads to the terrace in the middle of the main face. Take care here, there are many ways and some are much easier than others. It would be possible to rope this section using wires for protection. All but the nervous would consider it unnecessary.
Stay high and traverse over easy ground to the foot of the prominent gully. The first 5m is steep but easy. Follow the path up hill and around to the right to another tricky 5m section. Easy ground up and right leads to a gully and the top of the wall. Head left and up hill (north) to the summit of Devino. From here head right (North east) down the short summit ridge into trees, zig zag through these to the Dove Tower. Follow the dirt track (East) back to the second car park.