Trad Climbing Course in Málaga

Trad Climbing Course in Málaga

Trad (traditional) climbing is one of the purest forms of rock climbing, using only the rock’s natural features to place your own removable protection as you climb. This differs significantly from Sport Climbing, which uses man-made protection such as bolts that are permanently fixed to the rock. The main tricks to Trad climbing are knowing what placements to trust your life to, and when it’s better to keep moving upwards rather than risk exhaustion trying to place protection. Luis Perez Corral is one of Malaga’s most renowned climbers and instructors and has almost 25 years’ experience Trad climbing in Malaga, with close to a hundred first ascents and new routes to his name. Here at Climbing in Malaga we will teach you the right way to Trad climb efficiently and safely.

Málaga has one of the best climates in the world, with average temperatures ranging between 13°C (55°F) in January and 25°C (77°F) in July, and very little rainfall. The abundance of places to rock climb, with climbs facing oriented in all directions, and the varieties in temperature between the coast and the higher mountainous areas means it is possible to climb here year round. In the winter months, when northern Europe is cold and wet, Malaga is a warm, sunny paradise that attracts climbers from all over the world. Climbing in Malaga has the local knowledge to make sure you eat, sleep and climb in the very best spots that very few visiting climbers ever get to see.

2-4 days

The following are the very basics you’ll learn on one of our beginner courses; based on time and your prior experience we can cover much more. If you’re an intermediate or advanced Trad climber looking to improve a particular aspect of your Trad climbing or to push your grades we’re always happy to tailor an individual course to your needs. Luis has coached hundreds of Trad climbers over the years and knows what it takes to bring your Trad climbing to the next level.

Trad Climbing Course Content

  • Choosing equipment – What you really need
  • Route choice and climbing grades
  • Interpretation of topos and guidebooks
  • Knot tips and Rope work tricks
  • Movement skills to climb better
  • Advanced techniques to raise your grade
  • Choosing Nuts, Friends, Slings etcetera
  • Natural Protection and how to use it
  • Best Anchor building practices
  • Managing a multi-pitch belay
  • First steps towards Leading
  • Putting safe systems in place
  • Lots and Lots and Lots of Climbing
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