Hot Rock - Spain - El Chorro
A fantastic mini break, learning outdoor rock climbing skills in one of Europe's premier sport climbing destinations.
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 £30 return)
Perfect for a long weekend or whole week
1:1 or 1:2 teaching ratio
Depending on your flight time we might be able to climb that same day. We'll normally aim to get to the Crag early, around 9am, before the heat of mid-day (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. We'll normally aim to be finished around 4:30pm before dark, and ready to enjoy a delicious evening meal, and relax in the evening. On your final day, we'll drop you back at the airport and say our goodbyes.
Please see our pricing table for our basic packages. Accommodation can be arranged upon request and starts at £10 per person per night for a bunk bed in the Olive Branch.
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.
The rock climbing around Malaga is dominated by the world-famous gorge at El Chorro. However, there are many other excellent crags within the region that are also inland from Malaga, such as Desplomilandia near El Chorro, Torcal de Antequera, and Archidona near Antequera, Turon near Ardales, and San Bartolo near Tarifa on the coast. Each of these crags offers 100's of bolted sport routes on limestone rock (except San Bartolo which is sandstone), and across a good range of grades.
Situated only 50Km inland from Malaga, the rock climbing area of El Chorro is very diverse and has something for everyone. The main focal point is the huge limestone gorge, which offers some fantastic multi-pitch rock climbing with its own unique atmosphere. There are other crags that offer everything a climber could wish for; from over 650 routes with a good selection of bolted single and multi-pitch routes; excellent limestone slabs, tufas and exceptionally steep walls; most of it within walking distance of El Chorro village and available across the whole grade range. It’s fair to say that El Chorro has become a classic winter climbing venue.
There's a range of available places to stay, we recommend the climbing run Olive Branch which has Camping, Dorm rooms, and private rooms. There are also beautiful apartments and entire villas; something to suit everybody's budget. Booking.com and AirB&B have plenty of options.
There are plenty of low-cost airline services to Malaga airport and return flights can be found for as little as £30 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.
Sun cream, sunglasses, 3L water capacity, Comfy climbing clothes including packable warm belay jacket, Rucksack, approach shoes. Check out our Kit List.