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Ascend Veleta Peak in Sierra Nevada, Spain

Sierra Nevada climb
Granada Mountain

Delve into the thrilling Silvia route, situated on the North face of Veleta with an experienced local guide. This mountain stands as a striking and iconic symbol within the Sierra Nevada range in Spain. Experience the amazing views from its summit, where, on a clear day, the view extends as far as the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Private

Sierra Nevada

1 Day

Jun - Oct

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Experience the beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains

* Test your climbing skills as you navigate through unique rock formations

* Discover the intricacies of the North face of Veleta

Description

Jump into a challenging and rewarding climb in Silvia route, located on the North face of Veleta; one of the most striking and representative mountains in the Sierra Nevada. Veleta may not be the highest mountain, but it is perhaps the most striking and representative of the massif. With its 3,398 meters (11,148 feet) and shark fin-like shape, it stands imposingly over the city of Granada.

The Silvia climbing route has a maximum difficulty level of grade V along its 200 meters (656 feet) in an alpine and incredibly beautiful environment. It is one of the highest classic climbing routes in the entire peninsula.

The climb begins on a steep face of rock. The first few pitches are the most difficult, as they require climbers to use their hands and feet to climb up the rock face. The final pitch of the climb is a short, but challenging, overhang. As you reach the summit, you'll be able to witness the incredible view from atop Veleta. On a clear day, you can see all the way to the Mediterranean Sea.

If you have a higher skill level, you can also climb routes of excellent quality like the overhangs of Veleta and the Minos labyrinth, with grades reaching around 6c. Don't hesitate to ask me for any advice to assist you as best as possible.

Veleta is a jewel that you shouldn't miss, contact me today to secure your spot on this amazing climbing trip!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

- Mountain guide expenses

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

Price details

Not included:

Personal mountaineering equipment

Accommodation and meals

Transportation

Anything not specified in the previous section


Itinerary

Day 1: Ascend Sierra Nevada

8:00 AM: Meeting at the University Hostel of Sierra Nevada (subject to changes depending on the time of year and weather conditions).

8:30 AM: Bus transportation to the parking area where we begin the approach (15 minutes).

4:00 PM: Farewell and return home.

 

Equipment you will need to bring

Gear you will need for this trip: * Helmet and harness. * 2 locking carabiners. * Anchor line with its safety carabiner. * Descender + locking carabiner. * Climbing shoes and backpack (no more than 20L). * Headlamp. * Appropriate clothing for the season (crampons may be needed). * Food and water.


FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Los Angeles Granada Spain
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Hotel Alhambra Palace Granada Spain
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Hotel Carmen Granada Spain
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About the guide

Guide profile image

Marco

Mountain Guide

The mountain guide profession is my passion. I have been working all over the world for 20 years.
My specialties are rock climbing, mountaineering, ski touring, canyoning and whitewater.

As an athlete, I love getting to know new places, rivers, mountains, ravines or any activity that is an adventure. The last few winters I work as a guide in Antarctica. Perhaps it is the most special work of all that I have done.

In short, I am a lover of my work. I love sharing it and enjoying it with the people I do the activity with.

Languages

English | Spanish

Certificates

AEGM | IFMGA


What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari

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4.00

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

 

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