Spanish Sport Climbing Holidays Tired of the incessant rain and gale force winds? Why not escape to the sunny south of Spain for a week of sport climbing in El Chorro. I will be running bespoke courses from The Olive Branch for complete beginners to those who are looking to improve their sport climbing techniques and strategies. El Chorro is a fantastic location: it is less than an hours drive from Malaga, which is served by low cost airlines, it has a great variety of climbing styles across the grades and best of all it is very sunny all year round! There is also fantastic walking and mountain biking and of course the famous Camino del Rey walkway through the gorge if you need a climbing rest day. Find out more about El Chorro by visiting the Rockfax website.

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The courses below will hopefully be a guide as to what you need from you time with me. All my courses are tailored to the individuals needs and time they have available.


Sport Climbing Familiarisation This is a 1 or 2 day course for those who want to get the most out of there sport climbing trip to El Chorro. If you are unfamiliar with Sport Climbing techniques, want to brush up on your skills and get to know the area then a day or 2 on this course will allow you to make the most of your weeks holiday.


Intro to Sport Climbing If you have never sport climbed before but have some previous climbing experience then this 2 day course will show you how it all works


Intro to Leading A 2 day course for those with experience seconding routes or leading indoors, learn all the sneaky tricks and tactics to gain that redpoint ascent.


Total Sport Climber On this 5 day course you will cover leading, movement techniques, redpoint and on-sight tactics, multi pitch sport climbing, multi pitch abseil descents, problem solving and avoidance and tackle many different styles of routes.

  Accommodation - The Olive Branch
Situated just minutes from the nearest crag The Olive Branch is a great place to stay and is run by ex-pats Gary and Mel. They offer a variety of accommodation options which you can check out on their website. Best of all, after a hard, hot day on the crag you can come back and relax in the pool and enjoy a fine bottle of Rioja or listen to some of Gary's stories over a game of pool.
Booking your Course
I run these courses on a bespoke basis - as each team will require different instructional needs and cost depends upon the numbers in your team, length of course, accommodation type etc. So the best thing to do is give me a call or email and we can get the ball rolling
Rory Shaw / 07882756018 / / Site map