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Take advantage of stunning scenery, exceptional diversity and some of the beast climbing conditions on Earth!

From the low and rugged sierras of Andalusia and the towering mountains around Madrid to the iconic Pyrenees stretching across Basque country and Catalonia and the seaside cliffs of the Balearic Islands, Spain is truly a rock climber’s paradise. Whether you are climbing for the first time, going out for a bit of bouldering or plan to go caving, there is something for you on the Iberian Peninsula.   Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Rock Climbing trips in Spain. The mountains are calling!

Rock Climbing in Spain

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FAQs: Rock Climbing in Spain

What should I know about Rock Climbing Spain?

Spain might not be the largest country, but it sure has plenty of diversity for rock climbing. Coming in from abroad, it makes sense to determine exactly which region you would like to climb in prior to buying your tickets. Barcelona is a great starting point for expeditions to Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. Going to Aragon? Then Madrid is the place for you. In Andalusia, then Granada, Sevilla or Malaga are all excellent options for starting points.

Once you are in Spain take full advantage of everything here. There are plenty of different types of climbing all right near each other. For example, around Barcelona, you can boulder one day in the Pyrenees, climb one of the towers in Terradets the next and finish off a weekend with a thrilling sport climb in the Montserrat massif. There are plenty of options throughout the country for climbers of every skill level.

When you are not out on the rocks soaking in the famous Spanish sun, then take advantage of Spain’s amazing cuisine and culture. Go out for tapas in Aragon, sample world-class wine and olive oil in Andalusia, or eat unbeatable seafood on Barcelona’s rambla. Spanish culture is perfectly suited for a morning and afternoon of rigorous outdoor activity, a brief evening siesta and a night full of cultural exploration.   

Why should I choose Spain for my Rock Climbing adventure?

Spectacular scenery

Regardless of where you go in Spain, you are sure to be met by spectacular views. From seaside cliffs in the Balearic Islands to underground caves outside of Granada, there is not limit to the different views and experiences awaiting you in this beautiful country.

Beautiful weather

There’s a reason so many people from Britain retire to Spain; the weather is unbeatable. With very little rain and plenty of warm sunny days – especially in many of the climbing hotspots – expect excellent climbing conditions all year long.

Plenty of variety

Being a relatively mountainous country, Spain offers every type of climbing imaginable. From bouldering in the foothills of the Pyrenees to climbing seaside cliffs in Catalonia and caving outside of Granada, any type of rock climbing experience that you could possibly imagine is within your grasp here.

What can I expect from the weather in Spain?

During the winter, temperatures are mild and rain is most frequent (but still not common) throughout Spain. Spring and autumn have warmer temperatures (20ºC - 25ºC) and are generally sunny and dry. Summer can be quite hot, which might make climbing a bit tougher, but the days are almost all sunny, clear and beautiful.

How many days should I allocate for my Spain Rock Climbing experience?

This depends on how much time you have and what you want to do. Many guides offer all types of trips from single-day excursions to week-long expeditions visiting multiple climbing locations. Overall, one week should be plenty of time to explore whichever region of Spain you choose for your rock climbing trip.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Spain?

Spanish, Catalan, Basque

What’s the country code of Spain?

+34

What currency is accepted in Spain?

Euro

What’s the high season for Rock Climbing in Spain?

April to September, although most guides offer trips year round.

What people are saying about Rock Climbing | Spain

Randi

5.00

Wonderful day out multipitch rock climbing with Oscar! He is a highly skilled and trained mountaineering guide!

Maddie

5.00

This trip was the highlight of my week. Toti was very helpful and knowledgeable, and really made the day great.

5.00

The guide was very experienced, spoke English really well and had a great plan for the day. Wish I had time for a second day of climbing

Hannah

5.00

Climbing with Marc at Montserrat was awesome! He contacted us before the trip to get an idea of what our experience was, and what we hoped to get out of the trip, and he used the info to help design the perfect climbing day for us! We felt completely safe climbing under his guidance. Very nice guy, we had a great time with him. He was also kind enough to capture action photos of us during the climb. Also, the location is undeniably gorgeous. It made for an unforgettable and truly life-changing experience! I absolutely would recommend Marc, to climbers of any level!!

Lana

5.00

Palan was a super great guide! Very knowledgeable, amiable, and patient. Felt like you were climbing with a friend.

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