Climbing in Andalucía 2017-09-15T10:27:48+00:00

Climbing in Andalucía

Where can you climbing in Andalucía?.

The Iberian Peninsula, with its varied and vast geography offers a wide range of Trad climbs all over its mountain ranges and massifs. With many different landscapes, and surrounded in the quiet of the mountains. Easy climbing or something harder, with short or longer routes until 750 meters, bolted, half bolted, or pure trad.

Climbing in Andalucía

In Andalusia there are many interesting areas, which added to the mild weather that is maintained throughout the year, enabling us to develop our activities in all seasons. There are two places that have been historically  the birthplace of climbing in southern Spain, El Chorro (Paraje Natural del Desfiladero de los Gaitanes), and Alcandoras.

Below you will find a link with some suggestions about different climbs in and out of Spain. This section will be constantly updated and new links added. Click for more information.

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El Chorro Alcandoras
El Chorro is a place of great extent and biogeographical interest in the province of Málaga. The human footprint has been present since ancient times, and perhaps reached its peak during the construction of El Caminito del Rey. The Guadalhorce river has dug impressive canyons with 200 metres. height, where everyone practices climbing The gorges are the epicenter of an area with ​​over 11000 hectares, which hide over 1200 routes of all styles, sport, trad, and aid climbing. Alcandoras, also known as Cresta de los Grajales, is in Jaén. It is an idyllic and remote location. Also reaches a height of 200 metres in some places, and is an extension for several kilometres. Greats stories have been lived on their walls, and now thanks to the spirit of a “few” people is living a second youth. The number of routes surpass hundred, many of them of excellent quality.

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”

Jack Kerouac

Climbing in Andalucia

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