ROCK CLIMBING WORKSHOP – BEGINNERS – Costa Blanca Spain
Rock climbing opportunities are limitless in the Costa Blanca. This is Spain’s most varied and developed climbing area.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Small Group
Beginner rock climbers get ready to embrace the face. our courses are a great way to catch the climbing bug. Whether you’re a complete rookie or just looking to make the step from indoor to outdoor climbing, this course will tick all your boxes.
Tackle the basics head on, master technique and learn to climb safely. Get your head around all the gear and equipment you’ll need to stay safe and crank your way up the face. for us it’s not just about technique, but immersing yourself in the complete climbing experience, with guides who live and breath to climb. So not only will you have an awesome time learning but you’ll enjoy a fun party atmosphere in the camp.
Our top coaches will be with you every step of the way helping you to master the following:
- What equipment you need and how to choose it so you have the best climbing experience while staying safe
- Technical climbing skills like how to belay, set up top-rope and lead climb (depending on your level)
- Climbing calls and communication so that you can get your message across to climbing buddies
- Movement skills to help you climb more efficiently
- Basic understanding of outdoor risks so you can make it home safely every day
- Cleaning the anchors so you can retrieve all your gear
At the end of the course, our aim is to have transformed you into a competent independent climber tackling routes you would not have believed yourself capable of. You’ll be moving like a mountain goat, be more honed, and have a firm grasp of belay for top rope and leading. Plus you’ll know all the relevant communication and climbing terminology.
This course is a great way into climbing culture. It’s intense for sure, but this means you’ll develop your skills quickly and progress way faster than you thought possible. Join the Novice Camp and you’ll quickly reach new heights and be ready to take on epic routes you could only dream of.
- Guiding and coahing.
- All safety equipment including quick draws, ropes, harness , helmet – but feel free to bring your own.
- Local transport
- Shared accommodation in climbing hostals, camps
- Flights, travel, climbing insurance and food are not included.
- You will also need to bring your own climbing shoes.
Evening group meals are provided on request at a cost of 15€ each. There will normally be 2 dishes on offer and you can go for both.
Pick up from closest airport at times to suit the group as a whole. Common dinner on the first night and a relaxed discussion about the week ahead, people’s abilities and ambitions for the week.
Introduction to Climbing
Introduction to climbing. Getting a taste for the rock and some warm-up routes. Reviewing safe belay, top-roping and leading belay technique.
Top-roping on some trickier routes for the beginners. Advanced belaying and controlling falls dynamically.
First lead climbs on easy terrain. Cleaning anchors safely.
Time to add some technical coaching. Rapeling techniques.
Discussion and practice on red-pointing, flash, and onsite methods. Making sure everyone is having fun and progressing their technique on the rock.
Consolidate our weeks work. Finish those projects we started and lock in the skills we learned. It’s time for the farewell dinner and party for those with some energy.
Everyone gets back to the bus station or airport safe and sound and we say goodbye – until next time.
Sella is one of the main rock climbing destinations of the Costa Blanca in Spain.
This extensive area offers many different types of climbing: easy and mid grade sport routes are found at the most popular main crags in the centre of the valley, whilst harder lines are concentrated in steeper sectors such as the famous Wild Side. There are also many multi-pitch climbs, mostly bolted, in Pared de Rosaria. Excellent trad climbing can be found in Puig Campana. Whichever you chose, you will enjoy beautiful limestone of great quality.
Most of Sella’s climbing routes are around thirty metres long, on slabby or vertical terrain, fingery and technical on little crimps and huecos.
Costa Blanca’s sunny weather makes Sella a brilliant climbing destination throughout the year. However, the best time to visit is between September and April. The most popular sectors in Sella are south facing which makes them a perfect destination on crisp winter days. The steep Wild Side sector hardly ever gets the sun but summertime is still usually too hot. You can try heading for one of the few north-facing crags like Pared de Rosaria.
In terms of accommodation and transport, you can chose from many convenient options, most of which are not too pricey. Sella is located only about a one hour’s drive from Alicante Airport. The nearest big town is Benidorm, which is only 40 minutes away by car. There are some beautiful but very busy beaches around Benidorm, but once you reach Sella you will not see the crowds.
The Costa Blanca has a wide choice of all types of accommodation according to your taste and budget, ranging from all-inclusive deals in Benidorm hotels to apartments and villas in Sella, Finestrat and Villa Joyosa. You can chose between very luxurious and very basic options.
There is a lot of climbing outside the main valley and it is definitely worth hiring a car to make the most of your holiday. Your rest days can be spent on one of the splendid beaches of Costa Blanca.
Remember, you don’t have to worry about transport or accommodation. We’ll pick you up from the airport and everything will be organised to maximise your climbing. If you’d like to visit Sella with us, please check the current trips calendar
Arrival: Alicante International Airport
Departure: Alicante International Airport
Siutable for total NOVICES, transitioning from GYM to ROCK. For total beginner to people looking for first rock experience, our experienced team will plan the days so that everyone climbs as much they can and gets all the coaching they need.
Climbing shoes, harness, helmet, belay device, 60cm sling with screw gate carabiner, sleeping bag, foam pad, good approach shoes, back pack, warm light jacket, headlamp.