GORGES du TARN, Climbing Trip Europe 2020

19.09.2020 - 26.09.2020

This is far the only sport climbing road trip in Europe! Climb at all of Europe’s best crags during our longest trip of the year visiting the most iconic sport crags of the continet.  

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

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ALL THE DATES

15.08.2020 - 22.08.2020 690€ BOOK ONLINE
22.08.2020 - 29.08.2020 690€ BOOK ONLINE
29.08.2020 - 05.09.2020 690€ BOOK ONLINE
05.09.2020 - 12.09.2020 690€ BOOK ONLINE
12.09.2020 - 19.09.2020 690€ BOOK ONLINE
19.09.2020 - 26.09.2020 690€ BOOK ONLINE
26.09.2020 - 03.10.2020 690€ BOOK ONLINE
15.08.2020 - 10.10.2020 3,490€ BOOK ONLINE
03.10.2020 - 10.10.2020 690€ BOOK ONLINE

What you need to know

  1. We welcome intermediate to expert climbers with issues to lead. There is not much previous experience required although we recommend you to climb at least indoor regularly.
  2. On the end for this week you will be fed up by climbing but hungry for more in the same time. Of course you can expect cool progress and confidence boost.
  3. This is a climbing trip and our number one goal is to maximize your time spent on the rock.
  4. Worries free climbing vacation. Book your flights and leave rest to us. We sort out all logistics for you.

Map


Typical day

Wake up, have a relaxing breakfast, coffee in local bakery. We will meet up at 10am to discuss the plan for the day so make sure you are ready to go!

8 - 10am
10.30am

All aboard! We pack into the van and head off to the crag.

Jump on some warm up climbs and start getting your body moving. Look up for some challenges for the day and figure out the beta. Of course there is always time for some cool coaching.

11am - 2pm
2pm

Lunchtime! Pull out your packed lunch and relax with great views. This is also a good time to snap some photos.

Back to climbing. Using what you learned in the morning, and our individualized coaching, start nailing the projects down.

2.30 - 8pm
8 - 9pm

Time to relax with a well-earned beer from one of the local climbing bars. We will re-group, discuss the highlights from the day and what the focus will be tomorrow.

Pour yourself some wine/beer and get something to eat. Who knows where the night will lead…

9pm
11pm

There are no rules but most of us will be in bad this time!

What’s included

- Individualized coaching
- Climbing safety equipment & gear

- Airport pick up and drop off are organized by shared rental cars FREE of CHARGE
- Transportation between crags FREE of CHARGE
- Accomodation FREE of CHARGE

EXCLUDED

- Transportation to Spain
- Travel & climbing insurance
- Food & drinks (group dinner can be purchased for €15 per meal)

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

We provide all the gear, but you will need to bring your own reasonably tight climbing shoes and harness. We have belay devices, slings, and helmets, but you might prefer to bring your own. We strongly suggest bringing a down jacket, a hat, a rain jacket, a pair of comfortable approach shoes, head lamp, sleeping bag, and a backpack big enough for carrying lunch and gear to the crag. 

Accommodation

In Labske Udoli, Zillertal, Margalef and Rodellar we stay in hostels or campsites bungalows with bunk beds.

In Frankenjura, Finale Ligure, Ceuse and Gorges du Tarn we stay in campsites with hot showers, wi-fi, restaurant, ..., we provide tents so you will need to bring sleeping bag and foampad.

See info in our emails.

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FOOD

Upon arrival we will take you to the store to shop for breakfast and lunch food for the week. Refrigerators are provided by the campsite, and we will return to the store once more during the week to replenish supplies.

Communal Spanish-inspired dinners prepared by a professional chef are offered every night for €15. They include entree, salad, dessert and wine. Dietary restrictions and allergies can be accommodated with advanced notice. 

We may also decide to plan a night out at a restaurant in one of the many nearby towns.

FLY IN / FLY OUT


Arrival:

Ruzyne International Airport

Departure:

Barcelona International Airport

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