Climbing in Andalucia
Where can you climbing in Andalucia?
The Iberian Peninsula, with its varied and vaste 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 Andalucia
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.
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.
The Alcandoras, also known as Cresta de los Grajales, is in Jaen. 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.
Below you will find some suggestions about different climbs in and out of Spain. This section will be constantly updated and new links added. Click on each for more information.
Fees and General conditions
Incluided: Guiding service and the collective technical gear. In some cases individual technical gear can be provided. Liability insurance and accident insurance for all participants.
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Espolon de las chovas (MD, V+/Ao)
Espolon de los Granadinos (MD, V+/Ao)
Marionetas (MD, 6a+/A1)
Pilar Maria Luisa (MD, 6a/A0)