Viva España on our legendary Spanish climbing trip. Discover all the best crags with the help of our team and enjoy an intense climbing experience that’s enough to make most climbing freaks weak at the knees.
The Rockbusters Spanish road trip is always one of our most popular events each year. It’s a tour that gives you a unique chance to discover the best Spanish crags. These are notoriously some of the best in the world so do yourself a favor and don't miss out. Trust us on this one. It’s an intense and epic tour that every climbing freak should experience.
Apart from getting a great introduction to great climbing areas all around Spain you’ll also benefit from some world-class guiding. Our top performance coaches will help you develop your skills and you’ll have a blast with some great climbing company. We guarantee you a varied month full of fun and loads of new climbing experiences. Try out a massive range of different styles too, from vertical fingery lines in Montserrat to overhanging boulders in Albarracin – plus plenty more.
Join the tour for as many weeks as you want. At the weekends we stop at nearby airports to drop off and pick up clients who can't make it for the whole trip. Although we’d love it if you could come from beginning to end and think you will too.
This is a Rockbusters climbing trip so expect to focus on the following:
Slab/vertical ground to improve footwork and climbing efficiency
Balance and foot placement to develop better technique for more confident climbing and strength building (leading comfortably F5 or more)
Overhangs and steep sections to develop strength and confidence on more challenging climbs (leading comfortably F6c or more)
On-sight/red point aimed at climbers who are confident enough with their balance, footwork and have already acquired the basics to progress at a faster rate
2nd week: Albarracin (bouldering)
Albarracin is definitely the most important Spanish bouldering area, which is why we here there on our tour obviously. No other area in Spain compares to it. It’s even referred to as the Spanish Fontainebleau. The area is full of big, reddish sandstone blocks scattered around a beautiful forest. The stones are full of boulder problems of all difficulties and styles: roofs with big jugs, overhangs with crimps, as well as quality slabs.
There are fifteen different sectors, some of which have climbing restrictions from January to August but this doesn’t matter as there are always plenty of problems to solve. At 900m above sea level, the air is cool and dry enough to climb throughout the year. It’s also situated in a protected area, which means it remains a gorgeous place to climb.
We know that some or all of this sounds incredibly tempting. So be good to yourself and do the right thing – come and join our Spanish road trip. As one of our most popular tours, spaces get snapped up quickly so don’t hang around. You have been warned.
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.
Airport pick up and drop off is organize with shared rental cars (FREE of CHARGE).
Transport between crags (FREE of CHARGE).
Shared accommodation in climbing hostals, camps (FREE of CHARGE).
Flights, travel, climbing insurance and food are not included. You will also need to BRING YOUR OWN CLIMBING SHOES
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 !
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.
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.