Picos De Europa Rock Climbing Holiday – 7 days

Picos De Europa Rock Climbing Holiday – 7 days
This Picos De Europa Rock Climbing Holiday is a great way to experience the best trad and sport climbing in this magical region of Northern Spain. With both roadside sport and mountain trad climbing the area really is a climbing nirvana.
 

The Picos De Europa is an amazing place to climb, the area has some spectacular limestone crags with a variety of single and multi-pitch sports climbing as well as some amazing trad routes in the Higher Picos. The main peak a gigantic limestone dome is ‘Naranga Del Bulnes’ and as well as having some harder routes also sports one of the most staggering Hard Severe routes in the world. The South Face climbs all the way to its amazing summit.

This is a holiday with the emphasis on fun, enjoyment and above all living a little adventurously. We can cater for anybody from beginners right through to experienced climbers looking beyond the Costa Blanca for a sun rock holiday.

The Picos De Europa rises 2500m out from the north coast of Spain, its impressive peaks dominate the skyline and the steepness of the area is epitomised by the Hermida Gorge, along which there are many sport climbing venues. There is also some truly amazing multi-pitched trad routes spread across the region with many large cliffs that can form almost alpine scale adventures. Away from the crowds this area really does offer some of the best adventure climbing in Spain. Cerro Agero is perhaps the highlight of the Hermida gorge and has a variety of trad and mixed routes from long Hard Severe’s right the way through to alpine sized extreme grade climbs.

If the weather is too warm down in the Valleys the cable car up Fuente Du leads you to the Southern end of the Picos Mountains where there are numerous limestone spires and mini alpine walls. Again from severe grades upwards.

Finally, there is that jewel in the Picos crown, the Naranga Del Bulnes, a limestone tooth that dominates the range is only a three-hour approach to the mountain hut or bivi caves. Where we spend a night before tackling one or more of the peaks fine routes. From the South Face at Hard Severe or the historic and challenging 17 pitch Rababa-Navarro route which has two 6c pitches low down and is 6a or below above.

If all the climbing gets too much then we can always spend part of a day on one of the areas fine via ferattas, the natural hot springs, The Spa or St Vicente beach surfing. This area really is an adventure playground for adults.

We offer seven day holidays, although we are based there for a month, so if you’d like to join us for longer then we can offer some discount on the prices. If you are interested in other sun rock destination then have a look at our Costa Blanca Sport Climbing Holidays

Transport and accommodation are included in the price of this Hot Rock Climbing Holiday.

 
 
 
Prior Experience: Some lead climbing experience.
Duration: 7 Day
Cost: £800

Course Start Dates:
September 3, 2018
  • NB: We can arrange course dates to meet your requirements.

  • To book, find out more or to arrange an alternative date email us here.
    …or call us on 01286650217 or Mobile 07872565225

    Photos from Previous Courses

    A climber in Yellow on the bottom left is starting up the classic Hyperspacio.

    A climber in Yellow on the bottom left is starting up the classic Hyperspacio.

    Jesse King climbing the third ptich of the South Face of the Naranga Dek Bulnes whilst having some lead climb coaching.

    Jesse King climbing the third ptich of the South Face of the Naranga Dek Bulnes whilst having some lead climb coaching.

    Josh Douglas on a easy F5 slab in sector Amazonia, Pendes. Near Hermida Gorge, Picos Du Europa.

    Josh Douglas on a easy F5 slab in sector Amazonia, Pendes. Near Hermida Gorge, Picos Du Europa.

    Josh Douglas on pitch two of The South Face of Naranga Del Bulnes, Hard Severe.

    Josh Douglas on pitch two of The South Face of Naranga Del Bulnes, Hard Severe.

    Jesse King trad climbing an easy route in Picos Du Europa

    Jesse King trad climbing an easy route in Picos Du Europa

    Los Llanos Crag, easy sports climbing.

    Los Llanos Crag, easy sports climbing.

    Looking across at the ridge of Los Astrocones, Cerro Agero, Hermida Gorge, Picos Du Europa

    Looking across at the ridge of Los Astrocones, Cerro Agero, Hermida Gorge, Picos Du Europa

    Racking up at the bottom of Cerro Agero, is impressive enough!

    Racking up at the bottom of Cerro Agero, is impressive enough!