/ Rock Climbing, Granada, Spain
I am putting some plans together to organise a climbing trip to Spain. We will be staying in the Nerja area. I have been out to this area a few times so I know the surrounding area fairly well, but not managed to get any climbing done!!
I gather that there is a fair bit of climbing near Motril on the road to Granada.
If anyone has been out here climbing I would be very grateful if you could share your knowledge, hints & tips.
A lot depends when you are going and whether you can tolerate the sun (July August).
The climbing near Motril (Los Vados) is good and you can climb out of the sun in places until late morning at Sector Canal. Most other cliffs are in the sun in the morning. To enjoy Motril you need to be climbing 6a+ to get much done. There are also some multi pitch routes.
Los Cahoros near Monachil is a gorge with a variety of grades and aspects, worth the extra drive if you have time.
If you want some easier climbs or somewhere different, there is plenty of stuff to be done near Orgiva. Also in a gorge so you can get shade. A few crags are listed on our website:
Get in touch if you have specific questions.
Get in touch with Spanish Highs.
Good luck if you use this: it's a frustratingly poorly produced guidebook, with minimal descriptions, and maps and topos which are lacking in sufficient detail.
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