Intro to Multi-pitch sport climbing course - 10 days
The Iberian peninsula really has everything you can ask for. It is steeped in history, dripping with culture, a foodies dream and a wine connoisseurs idea of heaven. For a rock climber it offers arguably some of the best rock climbing in the world with ample sunshine that can be enjoyed year round, It is the Mecca of sport climbing in Europe.
El Chorro is a series of gigantic limestone cliffs nestled into the Andalucian countryside, situated 50km from Malaga airport. It became famous because of the Camino del rey (kings pathway) a high exposed walk through a gorge close to the climbing area. For that reason, there is great access to the routes and also plenty of accommodation around.
El Chorro boasts a huge amount (over 800) of world class multi pitch rock routes to suit all abilities and it was actually the first place in spain to be bolted so has a great history of climbing.
It is so large and good in fact that rock fax have a whole book on that one area.
El chorro has a plethora of climbing styles from easy angled slabs, steep walls to tufa's and cracks. All these routes are safely bolted.
This place really comes into its own in the winter months where it is still nice and warm and also has very settled weather.
For all of these reasons we have chosen El Chorro as the ideal venue for this course.
It's not always easy to progress with your climbing into new realms, it can be quite overwhelming actually, especially given the consequences of poor decision making or bad practice.
This course has been designed specifically to target people who can climb at the crag but would like to move up to that next level in a safe and encouraging environment. This will set you up well for further advances in your climbing to Trad and beyond.
We will take you through all of the correct procedures and techniques in the sphere of multi pitch sport and also a solid basis in improvised rescue which will give you all the tools necessary for you to deal with any potential problems within the sport climbing realm and leave you feeling confident exploring multi pitch sport areas around the world.