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 Sports Climbing Holidays

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

If you would like to find out more about this amazing climbing area then try these three cheeky videos I made a few years ago when working my way around the world.

Round the World in 40 Climbs: Episode 16: Picos Du Europa 3: South face of Urielleu
Round the World in 40 Climbs: Episode 15: Picos Du Europa 2 – Two Towers
Round the World in 40 Climbs: Episode 14|: Picos Du Europa 1
 
 
 
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 07872565225

    Photos from Previous Courses

    Some friends 'enjoying' a day of with me on the Los Llanos Via Ferrata.

    Some friends 'enjoying' a day of with me on the Los Llanos Via Ferrata.

    A local climber powering his way up the classic 7a in the Hermoida Cave.

    A local climber powering his way up the classic 7a in the Hermoida Cave.

    A climber tackles the amazing 7a in the Hermoda Cave, steep and commiting in places the route is spectacular.

    A climber tackles the amazing 7a in the Hermoda Cave, steep and commiting in places the route is spectacular.

    Josh Douglas on Top on a 100m high limestone tower near fuente du, in the Picos Du Europa

    Josh Douglas on Top on a 100m high limestone tower near fuente du, in the Picos Du Europa

    Some friends 'enjoying' a day of with me on the Los Llanos Via Ferrata.

    Some friends 'enjoying' a day of with me on the Los Llanos Via Ferrata.

    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.

    Josh Douglas climbing the technical Espolon Tima Turner 6b at Rumenes. Hermida Gorge, Picos Du Europa

    Josh Douglas climbing the technical Espolon Tima Turner 6b at Rumenes. Hermida Gorge, Picos Du Europa

    The West Face of the Naranga Del Bulnes, The Rabada-Navaro a classic route with two 6c pitches low down followed by nothing harder than 6a on the 14 pitches top the top.

    The West Face of the Naranga Del Bulnes, The Rabada-Navaro a classic route with two 6c pitches low down followed by nothing harder than 6a on the 14 pitches top the top.


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