Introduction to Ropework Course
Rock Climbing has really exploded in popularity in recent years with thousands of people enjoying this fantastic extreme sport which gets you out in the great outdoors. Outdoor rock climbing is a very rewarding activity; it is both physically and technically challenging and is also great fun.
A fantastic way to get into the sport, under the watchful eye of your fully qualified instructor you will learn the basic principles of rock climbing such as planning a route, hand holds, foot holds and rope work.
The course will be tailored to abilities to ensure you are challenged and have fun. Before long you will be scaling heights you never thought possible!
Full instruction will be given in:
- Basic use of rope
- Roping up - short roping for scrambling
- Roping up - for rock climbing
- Knots and their uses
- Using natural protection
- Basic protection
- Safety aspects
- Assisted hoist and other rescue methods
We shall then embark on a series of hard scrambles and easy rock climbs putting into practice all that has been learnt. The course also helps to introduce hillwalkers and scramblers to the basics of using a rope for protection on some of the harder scrambles and easier rock climbs.
Dates & Prices
N.B June to October (inclusive) will be help in the high Sierra Nevada. Other months in the lower mountains around Granada.
Mountaineering Courses and PD routesGroup size (per booking): (prices are per person per day)
- 1 person - cost €150
- 2 persons - cost €95
- 3 persons - cost €85
- 4 persons - cost €75
- 1 person - cost €220
- 2 persons - cost €140
Definition of "Group" - if you are booking a trip for 2 persons the 2 person rate applies, 3 persons - 3 person rate etc (not dependent on eventual total group size!).Price includes:
- Backup vehicles
- Gear hire - helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe
- We have a limited number of boots and sizes available for guest use
N.B Guiding ratio for high mountain activities - no more than 4 to a guide.
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Transport (effective for all bookings after 1st July 2022)
The guiding price above does not include transport. Due to rising energy and fuel prices we do not want to be constantly changing guiding prices to reflect transport costs. We want to be honest and open about our price structure.
Clients have two options:
NO COST OPTION - Pick up/drop off our guide in Lanjaron or a venue to be agreed. Use your own transport to and from the start/end of activity.
COST OF FUEL OPTION - Our guide will drive you to/from start/end of activity in one our own vehicles. Applicable costs are:
- Capileira, White Villages, Taha del Pitres €15
- Hoya del Portillo €20
- Sierra Nevada ski area €25
- Granada area, Cumbres Verdes €15
- Peñon de la Mata €20
- Lecrin Valley €10
- Jerez de Marquesado, Eastern Sierra Nevada €35
N.B For destinations not listed above we can easily work out a fuel cost
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