Rock Climbing Courses near Granada and the Alpujarras

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Granada province provides superb rock climbing for all standards. Join one of our courses!

We offer rock climbing for the beginner or intermediate climber on Andalucia's quiet and remote crags. These are often located in beautiful surroundings, with the snowy peaks of the Sierra in the background.

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Rock Climbing Andalucia

Climbing is possible here year round. On colder days one can find a sunny rock face near the coast, whilst on hotter days one can go high up and climb in the shade. But it is best from autumn to spring as summers here get VERY hot.

The type of climbing found here is sports climbing, meaning climbs are bolted and have secure stances up top.

We offer itineraries to fit every wish and budget; whether you want a simple one-off adrenalin fuelled experience of climbing tall rock faces, an introductory course to teach you the basic skills and safety aspects of the sport, or a few days out with an experienced guide to push your grades by top roping, improve your skills, and get started at lead climbing.

You can add a day or two of climbing to your mountain walking or beach based holiday itinerary , or you can book a dedicated climbing holiday, being based in our comfy accommodation in Lanjaron and visiting different locations every day. We can also take you further a field to the winter climbing paradise of El Chorro near Malaga, where you can combine rock climbing with exploring the world famous camino de rey.

Skills we teach include:

. Safety at the climbing crag
. Use of guide books
. Rope techniques
Great routes at Orgiva, Alfacar, Los vados, Capileira. Belay techniques, top roping and lead climbing
. Climbing techniques
. Lowering off
. Lead climbing at easy grades
. Communication between leader and second

Possible packages:

1 day rock climbing for beginners
2 day introduction to rock climbing
1-5 days tour of climbing crags of the area
2 days El Chorro

If requested we also instruct in the basics of traditional climbing?

The Crags

Rock climbing instruction for all ages

Some of the crags were use are:

  • Capileira - Tajos de Aldeide - 10 mins walk north of the town
  • Orgiva - El Castillejo - Lots of variety just south of Orgiva in a gorge leading to the Sierra de Lugar
  • Lanjaron - good for half day or evening climbing. Various locations near the centre of the town
  • Alfacar - big climbing area just 20 mins north of Granada
  • Las Calahorras - near Monachil. Spectacular gorge with some tough climbs
  • Los Vados - big walls, spectacular location, just north of Salobrena and Motril
  • Niguelas - entrance to dramatic valley gives hort climbs. Worth a half day

Rock Climbing near Granada. Whats it like?