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Rock climbing day in the Basque Country

Rock climbing day in the Basque Country

Discover the beautiful Basque Mountains in a full-day rock climbing outing along with IFMGA-certified mountain guide Oscar Gogorza.

Not specified

Cantabrian Mountains

1 Day

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Occasional

Beginner


Description

The Basque Country is an autonomous community in northern Spain that comprises the provinces of Alava, Guipuzcoa, and Vizcaya. The region is surrounded by the Bay of Biscay to the north, the autonomous community of Navarra to the east, the province of La Rioja to the south, and Cantabria and Burgos to the west.

The Basque Country’s main cities (Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria-Gasteiz) are enclosed by the beautiful Basque Mountains, considered the eastern section of the larger Cantabrian Range (2,648m), which stretches over 300 kilometers across northern Spain, parallel to the Cantabrian Sea. Although the Basque Mountains’ peaks are not particularly high – the Aizkorri massif, its highest summit, stands at 1,551 meters –, they offer stunning green, rugged landscapes. Its limestone and granite elevations, vast forests, rivers and waterfalls make the Basque Mountains a perfect climbing area.

I usually suggest a climbing site near the city of Bilbao, in the province of Vizcaya, for this outing. However, there are several great climbing areas around, so we can choose the most convenient location for the whole group.

Based on participants’ preferences and previous climbing experience, we can do a traditional climbing outing, or a single- or multi-pitch sport climbing tour. We can even extend it for over a day. During the excursion, I will explain basic climbing techniques and the proper use of equipment, as well as provide guests with key safety guidelines.

Enjoy a rock climbing outing in the astonishing Basque Mountains. Send me your booking request now!

If you are looking for other mountain activities in the area, check out the 6-day guided mountaineering trip and the 7-day sport climbing tour in the Basque Country, and the summer trekking week in the Pyrenees.

Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

EUR 350 Each

Group of 2

EUR 175 Each

Group of 3

EUR 120 Each

Group of 4

EUR 90 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back


About the guide

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Spain

I’m based in Bilbao, in the Basque country. This region has plenty of possibilities for mountain programs, which are not so popular, and I really like to guide people in the area.

And I also work a lot in the Pyrenees, which are just a 3-hour drive from Bilbao.

For me, to guide is to share an experience and a moment in the mountain.

The mountain is a place where to live and feel experiences that are hard to explain, but is also important to understand it: without a solid knowledge it is complicated to remain safe in a mountain environment. A guide won’t guarantee total safety, but is there to identify and manage risks.

The way I see it, a famous peak hides several unnamed peaks, which are probably more remote, less visited, but equally beautiful. So it’s important to know why is it that we go to the mountains.

Get in touch with me and I’ll be glad to guide you and help you discover the beautiful spots in the Basque country and the Pyrenees!

Languages

French | English

Certificates

AEGM

Residence

Bilbao, Spain


What people are saying about this trip

Jon Kinderlerer

5.00

September, 2022

In twenty years of climbing , and hiring guides , Oscar was hands down the best.

Gus Barnett

5.00

July, 2022

My time with Oscar was phenomenal. He’s a master of his craft and is very passionate. We had a big day in the mountains and he was still ready for more! I couldn’t keep up! I highly recommend him.

Florian Weigl

5.00

April, 2022

Booked the rock climbing day with Oscar in April for me and my girlfriend and we had an amazing time.Experienced indoor boulder climbers but with 0 outdoor experience. Oscar proofed to be a very highly skilled and trained guide. In the hours we spend together he learned us all about rope climbing, safety and we had a lot of fun. Friendly, experienced, social guy. He helped up climb out first outdoor 6b and we did a good selection of 6 other routes. Highly recommendable.

Randi Taxt

5.00

March, 2019

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




 

 

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