On the Road
In collaboration with rockbusters
The Spanish Road Trip has already become a classic for rockbusters people — every year at springtime they offer you the great opportunity to get to know the best crags on an exciting trip on the road. You’ll get in touch with real Spanish climbing lifestyle, enjoy the best Spanish rock from excellent limestone, to sandstone and conglomerate, and taste all the climbing styles, from vertical fingery lines in Siurana or Montserrat to overhanging boulders in Albarracín.
Next trip scheduled: from April 04, 2015 to May 02, 2015.
Read more about this trip: here
For bookings, information and details, please send us an e-mail!
Posted in Uncategorized.
Do you already know what to do during your Christmas holidays?
Well, you can stay at home, sit around a big table with relatives you haven’t seen for ages, make small talk, eating and drinking for days… but… if you are a climbing enthusiast like us and you are looking like crazy for a good winter destination where you can enjoy good climate, good company and good rock…
We have what you need:
Christmas trip to the beautiful spot of Sella, in the heart of Costa Blanca, Spain, where else?
Price per person: € 499 for one week
(from Saturday to Saturday)
You can find all the information and details about this trip: here
For bookings and any additional information about the trip, please send us an e-mail!
Posted in Climbing Trips, Offers.
Topo from www.tibalifort.blogspot.com
On a sunny November Friday we head to the magnificent Roca Ponent in the area called Vinya Nova on the South Face of Montserrat to climb the sports multi-pitch route “Vendetta”.
We park the car at the spacious parking just below the Restaurant Vinya Nova (5 minutes’ drive from both villages El Bruc and Collbató): the wall is easy to identify looking towards the mountain into the wide valley behind the restaurant building. With a 20 minutes’ walk we reach the base of the Roca Ponent and from there we have to walk up a steep path with a lot of loose stones: better not to leave a big distance between you and your partner while walking up to reduce the risk of hitting him/her with a stone.
View from Roca Ponent
The route Vendetta is the first line of bolts from the left (there are two or three more routes on the same wall). The route is 90 meters long, has three rope lengths (7a, 7a, 6c+) and is very well equipped. You just need 16 quick-draws and a single rope to climb it.
We start climbing around 1:00 pm, when the sun starts to warm up the rock (west facing). It’s a really perfect day with sun and clouds, no wind, good temperature for enjoying climbing in the sun without freezing nor sweating neither. So good!
The first pitch seems quite bouldery to both of us, with a single hard sequence on a vertical wall at the beginning and then easy on slab with good holds. The second pitch is a fantastic 40 meters vertical wall on good, medium, to small pockets. Good endurance is required! The last pitch starts a little bit uncomfortable on overhanging not very good rock, but the bad feeling is immediately over when you end up climbing on an aerial and very compact slab with a wonderful view down to the valley.
We manage the descent with three rappels (we have a 100 m rope) to the ground.
At the end of the day, we enjoy a spectacular red sunset on the wall we have just climbed.
This was a very good outdoor activity for a relaxed Friday afternoon, a perfect warming up for the hard sport climbing weekend!
Sunset on Roca Ponent
Posted in Crags, Routes.
Last week we were glad to welcome Joakim from Sweden, who wanted to discover something new for him. He is an experienced climber, but had never tasted the special kind of rock we have got here: conglomerate!
Conglomerate is a clastic sedimentary rock that contains large rounded clasts. The space between the clasts is generally filled with smaller particles and/or a chemical cement that binds the rock together (definition by geology.com). There are many different kinds of conglomerate, more or less solid, with bigger or smaller clasts, with more pockets or more protruding stones. Here in Spain we have two more examples of good conglomerate crags, such as Margalef and Riglos.
Nevertheless the conglomerate you climb on in Montserrat is quite different from these two other crags. People say it is a “non commercial” climbing style, which means that if you are not used to it, it can be quite complicated to “read” the way up to an anchor and the difficult grade of most of the routes can appear very hard. Usually you climb on slab or vertical walls and you have to rely on very small slopers, crimps or pockets. Strong fingers and a good feet technique are required. But, with just a little bit of experience, climbing in Montserrat can become very fun and give you great satisfaction. I promise!
Climb In Spain arranged a two days climbing trip for Joakim with our local guide Lisi, the best specialist for climbing here in Montserrat. The first day was dedicated to sports climbing, the perfect way for the client to have a first contact to a new style of climbing and for the guide to test the level and skills of the client and decide what multi-pitch route is more suitable for him.
The first day Lisi and Joakim went to the South Face of Montserrat and enjoyed a wonderful sunny day climbing many single pitches between 5+ and 6b (5.8 to 5.10d). Joakim reports he had a lot of fun and he finished the day talking to his fingers, trying to wake them up
The second day they headed to the classic area Gorros / Sant Benet for a pleasant experience on a multi-pitch route, which they also enjoyed a lot.
Who of you understands Swedish can read the enthusiastic report of Joakim on his blog www.utsidan.se. Otherwise you can ask google translate for help.
Thank you Joakim for visiting us! Looking forward to seeing you soon again!
Posted in Climbing Trips, Crags.
Margalef, Finestres sector
Hi to everybody!
October is starting, the best month for climbing here in Catalonia and the beginning of a long climbing season, lasting to the end of June. Yes, because autumn, winter and spring are all very good for tasting a little bit of Spanish rock.
Now the weather is amazing, the days not too short yet and climbing conditions are simply perfect… so… what are you waiting for?? It’s time to go out and climb!!
We were quite for a very long time, fully absorbed in other projects, and we are very sorry for having the blog and the web page forgotten for so long.
But now the crew Climb In Spain is back on work and we are up for putting online a lot of new content and special offers for you.
Our goal is still the same: We want to make it easier for you to Climb in Spain. We organize climbing trips to Spain and especially Catalonia with everything you need: accommodation in a beautiful and well-located rural house, guided climbing with a qualified climbing guide, pick up service from/to the airport and all the transfers from/to the climbing areas during your stay.
We provide all the information you need and spare you all the communication and logistical problems related to the organization of your trip.
With us, you will discover the stunning walls of Montserrat, our home mountain, visit the most famous climbing areas such as Siurana, Montsant, Margalef and Rodellar and also discover many other little treasures, hidden in beautiful corners of Catalonia and the rest of Spain.
Very soon, we will publish our special reopening offers: stay tuned!
Posted in News, Site.
Looking for a good place to stay while bouldering in the excellent granite area known as The Chaos of Targasonne? Look no further, the Gite Chaos is what you’re looking for!
Open last year and located only a kilometer from the bouldering this is the perfect basecamp for your bouldering vacation. If you’re interested, please send the friendly owner Roberto an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. And of course you find all information about pricing and rooms available at gite-chaos.com.
Posted in Bouldering.