Steve first came to Sella in 1989 when the very first ” Casaroc” was set up. Many generations of climbers remember the old house fondly – it was a bit rough and the roof leaked but it saw a lot of action from the UK climbing community!
In 2005, Liz and Steve together set about rebuilding, renovating and relaunching. The ruin behind the original house was restored and provided with a big terrace and a proper bathroom – that´s now Casaroc, while the original house had everything modernised and made more comfortable – that´s now what we call Roc House.
After 8 years living in isolated farm houses in the hills above Sella, Liz and Steve have just returned to live in the village, just next door to the houses they rent through “ Las Casas del Raval de Sella” – in the Raval itself!
Liz now plays the Xirimita, an ancient Valencian instrument a bit like a recorder with an oboe-like reed, sometimes with the Sella band in Moors and Christians processions like here in Busot last year.