GORGES du TARN, Climbing Trip Europe 201921.09.2019 - 28.09.2019

Climb at all of Europe’s best crags during our longest trip of the year. Join us for one week or more to tour the most iconic climbing venues on the continent. Become a part of the Rockbusters crew, experience an authentic life on the road and real climbing spirit. We set off from the Czech Republic and continue through Germany, Austria, Italy, France and Spain, staying for one week in each location. The trip is suitable to climbers of all levels wanting to push their limits and maximise their time on the rock.  

Climbing Eurotrip is Rockbusters favourite time of the year. How could it not be? We’re driving across the continent, stopping at all of the most iconic crags and any other you want to visit. You can focus on climbing as much as possible, while experiencing the freedom of the ultimate climbing road trip. We love it and our guests love it, so we do it year after year!

The nature of the Climbing Eurotrip allows you to dip in and out of it as you wish. You can join us for the whole duration (8 weeks) or join us for your favourite locations. The atmosphere of the Rockbusters Eurotrip is legendary. Everyone quickly becomes a part of the Rockbusters family. After weeks on the road, it’s always hard to say goodbye and you’re likely to come back for more next year!

We’ll introduce you to many of Europe’s best climbing locations, like the Frankenjura, Margalef or Ceuse.

You will experience sport climbing at its best, receive expert coaching and guidance, as well as have the most fun you ever have while rock climbing!

Join us for the whole duration of the trip or just choose the destinations or dates that work for you.ome along for as long or short as you want - we’ll even pick you up from the airport.

Our performance coaching is ongoing throughout the tour. Below are the examples of topics covered:

  • Choosing the most suitable climbing gear for your needs and how to use it safely

  • Belaying, lead belaying, setting up top-ropes and lead climbing in the way that’s most conducive to learning new rock climbing skills

  • Standard climbing calls and best communication practice to ensure safety wherever you go

  • Using guidebooks so that you can become a confident, independent climber

  • Understanding of objective outdoor risks so you can make it home safely every day

  • Cleaning the anchors and routes so you can retrieve all your gear safely

  • Movement skills (technique) for more efficient climbing

  • Footwork on slabs and vertical faces, using balance and correct feet placements to maximise your efficiency on the rock (for climbers leading f5 or harder)

  • Steep climbing techniques (overhangs), resting and saving energy (for climbers leading f6c or harder)

 

The trip is suitable for climbers of all levels as our experienced team of instructors and guides will plan the itinerary to suit the needs of the whole group. Everybody gets to climb as much as they can, receiving as much coaching as they need.

Our main focus is having long, epic climbing days (without having an epic!). You can tackle many routes each day and spend plenty of time on the rock.  

SCHEDULE OF DESTINATIONS:  

Week 1 - Labské Údolí / Czech Republic

Week 2 - Frankenjura / Germany

Week 3 - Zillertal / Austria

Week 4 - Finale Ligure / Italy

Week 5 - Céüse / France

Week 6 - Georges du Tarn / France

Week 7 - Margalef / Spain

Week 8 - Rodellar / Spain

All the dates

17.08.2019 - 24.08.2019 - 690€

24.08.2019 - 31.08.2019 - 690€

31.08.2019 - 07.09.2019 - 690€

07.09.2019 - 14.09.2019 - 690€

14.09.2019 - 21.09.2019 - 690€

21.09.2019 - 28.09.2019 - 690€

28.09.2019 - 05.10.2019 - 690€

17.08.2019 - 12.10.2019 - 3,490€

05.10.2019 - 12.10.2019 - 690€

Destination

Gorges du Tarn

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN PRICE

As much coaching and guiding as you want and need, from our team.

All safety equipment including quick draws, ropes, harness , helmet - but feel free to bring your own.

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Airport pick up and drop off (FREE of CHARGE).

Transport between crags (FREE of CHARGE).

Shared accommodation in climbing hostals, camps (FREE of CHARGE).

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Flights, travel, climbing insurance and food are not included. You will also need to BRING YOUR OWN CLIMBING SHOES

ANY EXTRAS

Evening group meals are provided on request at a cost of 15€ each. There will normally be 2 dishes on offer and you can go for both. We also include wine .. in reasonable quantities !

WHAT YOU NEED

Climbing shoes, harness, helmet, belay device, 60cm sling with screw gate carabiner, sleeping bag, foam pad, good approach shoes, back pack, warm light jacket, headlamp.

DIFICULITY

Siutable for people with some CLIMBING EXPRIENCE (belay, lead belay, top rope, lead, ...). From sporty beginners through to experts leading at F8, our experienced team will plan the days so that everyone climbs as much they can and gets all the coaching they need.

EXAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1 - Pick up from airport at times to suit the group as a whole. Common dinner on the first night and a relaxed discussion about the week ahead, people's abilities and ambitions for the week.

Day 2 - Introduction to climbing. Getting a taste for the rock and some warm-up routes. Reviewing safe belay, top-roping and a refresher on leading for those with goals.

Day 3 - More climbing, top-roping on some trickier routes for the beginners. Gaining confidence and improving lead climbing technique for intermediates and advanced.

Day 4 - First lead climbs for the beginner group on easy terrain. Advanced belaying and controlling falls dynamically.

Day 5 - Time to add some technical coaching. Finding and working a red-point project for the advanced.

Day 6 - Discussion and practice on red-pointing, flash, and onsite methods. Making sure everyone is having fun and progressing their technique on the rock.

Day 7 - Consolidate our weeks work. Finish those projects we started and lock in the skills we learned. It's time for the farewell dinner and party for those with some energy. 

Day 8 - Everyone gets back to the bus station or airport safe and sound and we say goodbye - until next time.

Note: Everyone needs a rest day but we don't fix these into the itinerary. Listen to your body and take break when you need it.

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