MARGALEF - Spain Climbing Trip 201913.04.2019 - 20.04.2019

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

1st week: Sella/Costa Blanca

2nd week: Albarracin (bouldering)

3rd week: Margalef 

At Margalef the crags are scattered around two little canyons, all very close to each other making for some convenient and intense climbing. The rock is a conglomerate, not too solid but great for climbing. It’s not like climbing at any other location here as you mostly climb over one, two or three finger pockets. Together with this are some slopers and crimps, and at some sectors tufas too. 

You’ll find great lines of all difficulties from the 5th grade to the 9th, which is one reason why the area is so popular. Another is that once you get used to the style, red pointing is not as difficult as in more demanding areas such as nearby Siurana. 

The grades in Margalef are a little softer but it doesn't take any qualities away from the place. It’s superb, good fun climbing in some stunning scenery where everybody finds what they’re looking for. From more remote, quiet and tranquil crags such as Catedral and Ermita or always busy and frantic crags just off the road, such as Raco de Finestra or Laboratori - it’s all here. An unusual but highly recommended stop off on our Spanish tour and one not to be missed.

4th week: Siurana

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.

All the dates

30.03.2019 - 06.04.2019 - 690€

06.04.2019 - 13.04.2019 - 690€

13.04.2019 - 20.04.2019 - 690€

30.03.2019 - 27.04.2019 - 2,090€

20.04.2019 - 27.04.2019 - 690€

Destination

Margalef

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 is organize with shared rental cars (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.

AIRPORTS

Arrival: Barcelona International Airport
Departure: Barcelona International Airport