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2-days scrambling Sierra de Gredos, Cathedral Ridge & Great Tower

Join Raúl, an IFMGA certified guide on this scrambling adventure in Sierra de Gredos. Let him take you to one of the most beautiful and wild places in Spain.

Mountain RangeCentral System
Duration2 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Explore a wild and unknown area in Spain

  • Enjoy some of the most classic routes with impressive views of the area

  • Meet nice local people, get the best weather and exquisite food

Description

Sierra de Gredos is one of the most beautiful places in Spain. Also, it is a mountain range that is not so famous. Hence, exploring it means basically getting the whole place for yourself! So join me on this 2-days scrambling adventure and visit two of the most stunning spots in Sierra de Gredos, the Great Tower and Cathedral Ridge.

This is a unique opportunity to discover a unique place, Sierra de Gredos. Scrambling is a very particular way to explore a place. It combines some rock climbing positions, as there will be times where you’ll have to use your hands to reach a higher spot.

And, within Sierra de Gredos, Cathedral Ridge and the Great Tower are the perfect places for this scrambling journey. Both are very easy to get to. Only a 2 hour drive from Madrid takes you to this nature’s paradise!

Here, you’ll be amazed by the most dazzling granite ridges and mesmerizing towers. All of them combined with some more classic climbing routes. Moreover, the area is quite big! It offers over 2,000 meters of wild terrain to explore.

What’s more I chose some of the best routes in the area such as Cathedral ridge, which offers a long and almost perfect wall of granite between Great Galayo and Wonderful Needle. You’ll find about 1 kilometer of scramble, with parts that rank IV. Then, the Great Tower, has amazing cracks and ranks a V grade. Also, we’ll reach spots like Hoyos del Espino, resting at the Victory Hut.

Participants must walk around 6 to 7 hours. And it is ideal if they have previous experience in scramble or mountaineering routes. 

So, if you are up for this adventure, please send me a request. It will be an amazing trip you won’t be able to forget! 

Looking for a day trip?  Let’s climb Cathedral Ridge, or the Great Tower separately. Or check this guided ascent to Almanzor (2592 m) in 1 or 2 days.

Meeting point

Bodeguilla in Hoyos del Espino at 7:30h

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About the guide

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UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Spain

I´ve climbed the most classical peaks in my country and in the Alps, and participated in trips and expeditions to iconic mountaineering destinations, such as Patagonia, the Himalayas, Yosemite, the Andes, Caucasus, Greenland, Africa and Alaska.

I’m happy cause I achieved what I always dreamed of as a child, and thought it was impossible: to live by and for the mountains.

I like to guide clients all around the world, but also to teach and work as an instructor, offering climbing and mountaineering courses.

I’m the former Director of Studies of Benasque’s Mountaineering School, and I’m now the Technical Director of Gredos Alpine School.

Starting as Guide assistant y ended up forming professional mountaineers. And in between, many years of routes, walls, summits, and thousands of kilometers to achieve the highest mountain guide certification, and make my dream come true.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 506 each

Group of 2

EUR 258 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

Price details

• On top of the guiding fee, the price includes, guide expenses, gear rentals, permits and access with a 4x4 vehicle. It does not include meals (the estimated budget is around 30€/person per day), and accommodation (starting at 15€/person per day).


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