Hot Rock - Spain - Costa Blanca
A fantastic mini-break, learning outdoor rock climbing skills in one of Europe's premier sport climbing areas.
Amazing quality, world-class limestone sport climbing
Heaps of climbing at amenable grades
Delicious local food
Friendly climbing community
Starting at Only £150 for one day
Very Cheap flights (From £20 return!)
Perfect for a long weekend or whole week
1:1 or 1:2 teaching ratio
Costa Blanca is a mecca for winter rock climbing. It has a plethora of world-class limestone crags. The area boasts the biggest variety of climbing venues, everything from excellent single pitch sport-climbing, through to all day mountainous trad routes, and everything in between. There are beautiful routes above the turquoise Mediterranean sea, huge multi-pitch sport routes on steep cliffs, easy ridge scrambles, beginner-friendly areas, shady crags for when it gets too hot, sunny crags for those wanting some winter sunshine.
Our base in Finestrat is located just 40 minutes from Alicante which is well served by low-cost airlines.
Depending on your flight time we might be able to climb that same day. We normally meet at 9am, (but it's your holiday so we're flexible!). Most of the approaches are short 5 - 30mins, giving us plenty of time to climb each day. As we only do private guiding, we will tailor the venues and route choice to you / your group. This might mean Single or Multi-pitch, guiding or teaching. Perhaps you want to learn to lead? No problem. Perhaps you would like to have a big adventure. Maybe you want a fun introduction or advanced rescue skills, anything is possible. The Costa Blanca area has great Sea Cliffs, Mountain Crags (With routes up to 1000m!), Roadside venues, long ridges, easy scrambles, via ferrata, deep water soloing and everything in-between! We'll normally aim to be finished around 5pm before dark, and ready to enjoy a delicious evening meal, and relax in the evening.
Please see our pricing table for our basic packages.
Contact Us for a quote for more people or more days.
Booking as an individual? maybe we can pair you with another person, to share the cost.
Guiding, Coaching, and Instruction
A British Qualified mountaineering and Climbing instructor
High definition photographs, and video
All Technical climbing equipment, including shoes, helmet, harness, ropes, etc.
Transport from the agreed meeting location to/from the climbing area.
We have availability all year, please get in touch to arrange dates.
There's a wide range of available places to stay. The course cost does not include accommodation. We recommend you to find accommodation to suit your own tastes, as there are many affordable options. The Orange house which has Camping, Dorm rooms, and private rooms in Finestrat is a budget "climbers" option (i.e. a good way to be social with other climbers). There are also beautiful apartments and entire villas; something to suit everybody's budget. Booking.com, AirB&B, UKclimbing.com have plenty of options.
There are plenty of low-cost airline services to Alicante airport and return flights can be found for as little as £20 return. Click here to search, and we also recommend checking the Ryan air website directly.
It's strongly advisable to get travel insurance that covers you for rock climbing activities abroad.
We recommend BMC insurance or Snowcard insurance.
British citizens should bring their European Health insurance card E111 card (Takes about 10 minutes to apply, and 10 working days to deliver).
How much previous experience should I have?
A: It doesn't really matter! Because we only accept private bookings, we'll tailor each course, climb and route to you / your group. You'll be fully guided by an experienced instructor who will teach you relevant skills and techniques, and coach you throughout.
Please consider offsetting your carbon for your holiday; a flight from the UK to Spain costs less than £4 to offset.
All technical equipment can be provided/included
3L water capacity
Comfy climbing clothes: including packable warm belay jacket & full arm/leg cover
Rucksack 20 - 40 liters
Approach shoes (preferable) or trainers
Personal Climbing Equipment (harness, helmet, rock shoes, chalk bag, belay device etc). -all of which can be borrowed at no extra cost
If the weather forecast predicts rain then pack waterproofs
Passport, E111, photocopies of insurance
Mobile Phone (Most British Sims now have no roaming fees in the EU)
If you are keen on doing a multi-day ascent of the mighty west face of the puig campana, then you'll need to bring a sleeping bag!
Check out our detailed Kit List here.
Paying for your course
Once we have agreed upon dates, then you can simply pay via the Website here
Normally we meet at the Orange house. However, let us know where you plan to stay, and we can adapt the meeting location to a more convenient location if required.