Rock Climbing near Granada and the Alpujarras

Granada provides superb rock climbing for all, day or multi day

Rock Climbing Course near Granada
Rock Climbing Course near Granada

Rock climbing days and courses for the beginner or intermediate climber on Andalucia's quiet and remote crags. These are often located in beautiful surroundings, with the snowy peaks of the Sierra in the background.

We offer itineraries to fit every wish and budget; whether you want a simple one-off adrenalin fuelled experience of climbing tall rock faces, an introductory course to teach you the basic skills and safety aspects of the sport, or a few days out with an experienced guide to push your grades by top roping, improve your skills, and get started at lead climbing.

Climbing is possible here year round. On colder days one can find a sunny rock face near the coast, whilst on hotter days one can go high up and climb in the shade. But it is best from autumn to spring as summers here get VERY hot.

The type of climbing found here is sports climbing, meaning climbs are bolted and have secure stances up top.

Climb in Granada

The Climbing

You can add a day or two of climbing to your mountain walking or beach based holiday itinerary , or you can book a dedicated climbing holiday, being based in our comfy accommodation in Lanjaron and visiting different locations every day. We can also take you further a field to the winter climbing paradise of El Chorro near Malaga.

Skills we teach include:

  • Safety at the climbing crag
  • Use of guide books
  • Rope techniques
  • Belay techniques, top roping and lead climbing
  • Climbing techniques
  • Lowering off
  • Lead climbing at moderate grades
  • Communication between leader and second

Rock Climbing in Granada

The Crags

Some of the crags were use are:

  • Capileira - Tajos de Aldeide - 10 mins walk north of the town
  • Orgiva - El Castillejo - Lots of variety just south of Orgiva in a gorge leading to the Sierra de Lugar
  • Lanjaron - good for half day or evening climbing. Various locations near the centre of the town
  • Alfacar - big climbing area just 20 mins north of Granada
  • Las Calahorras - near Monachil. Spectacular gorge with some tough climbs
  • Los Vados - big walls, spectacular location, just north of Salobrena and Motril
  • Niguelas - entrance to dramatic valley gives hort climbs. Worth a half day

Possible packages:

  • 1 day rock climbing for beginners
  • 2 day introduction to rock climbing
  • 1-5 days tour of climbing crags of the area
  • 2 days El Chorro

If requested we also instruct in the basics of traditional climbing?


Group 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
Summer Rock Climbing Routes (1:2 ratio)
  • 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:
  • Guiding
  • Backup vehicles
  • Gear hire - helmet, harness, rock shoes

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