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Rock climbing in La Pedriza: El Pajaro

Fran Nava, AEGM-certified mountain guide, takes you to La Pedriza for an awesome rock climbing day. Discover El Pajaro, one of the region's iconic spots!


Central System

1 Day

All year




  • Discover one of the best granite climbing areas in Spain: La Pedriza.
  • Climb the different bolted routes of Risco del Pájaro.
  • Enjoy beautiful views of the Guadarrama Mountains.


La Pedriza is a geological park with granitic outcrops, visited by climbers from all over the world. On this day trip I will take you to El Pajaro, one of its most important crags. Join me for an amazing rock climbing day!

Just an hour north of Madrid, La Pedriza is located on the southern slopes of the Guadarrama Mountains. It has numerous peaks, rocky cliffs, meadows and streams. The Risco del Pájaro monolithic is visible from different points, and is probably its most famous spot.

In El Pájaro there are bolted routes for all levels. These are some of the options that we can try, depending on your skills and your wishes:

– West Face: Classic West (or Peñalara).

– South Face: Classic South.

– East Face: Classic East (or Pedro Ramos).

For this day trip you need to have rock climbing experience and a a good fitness level. Of course, I will help you all along the way!

So, if you want to explore one of the best granite climbing areas in Spain, please contact me. I’ll be glad to guide you through the stunning routes of El Pájaro, in La Pedriza!

I also offer a 2-day rock climbing trip in Mallos de Riglos: check it out!


More info

  • Clothing and footwear appropriate to the activity and the season of the year.
  • 30 liter backpack
  • Water and food
  • Climbing shoes
  • Extendable hiking poles In case you do not have the following technical material, we can provide it to you:
  • Climbing harness.
  • Climbing helmet
  • Anchor point (preferably daisychain type) with D-shaped safety carabiner
  • Brake (type "reverse" ® or similar) with safety carabiner HMS
  • 5 extra d-shaped carabiners

About the guide


French | English



What people are saying about Explore-Share

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Sept 14, 2022

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Sept 6, 2022

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May 8, 2022

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April 14, 2022

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March 9, 2022

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Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

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Feb 2, 2022

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 289 Each

Group of 2

EUR 196 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

Not included: transports, accommodation, all participants and guide meals.



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