Rock Climbing in El Chorro, Spain

A new 5-day climbing adventure across the most challenging (and thrilling) rock faces in Andalusia.

5 Days (land only)

from Malaga to Malaga


from $1,103


Activity Level

A rock-climbing adventure exploring the exciting rock faces and challenging climbs of El Chorro and the surrounding region, north of Malaga. With over 1,000 routes to choose from in El Chorro alone, you’ll find climbs that will challenge you, whatever your ability - and leave Spain enlightened, exhausted and ready for more.

Welcome to Andalusia, and more specifically Malaga, an energetic and vibrant 2,800 year old city that acts as the gateway to Spain’s famous “Costa del Sol”. You’ll be picked up from the airport and head north, into the green, sun-baked countryside - and up into the mountains. Your destination for the day (and your home for the next three days) is El Chorro, a village in the mountains above Malaga that has become one of the world’s most famous rock climbing locations, thanks to its proximity to the Gorge of the Gaitanes.

You’ll settle into your accommodation and meet your fellow climbers - and with the help of our guides and local experts, you’ll start planning your climbing for the next couple of days (and maybe even get your first experience of the rock face if there’s time).

Night: Hotel in El Chorro.

These two days you start climbing in earnest. El Chorro features over 1,000 different routes across an unusually wide variety of difficulties - so whether you’re a complete beginner or a veteran wanting to tackle something that’ll really make you sweat, this is the place to climb. The more challenging sections feature highly technical wall routes, athletic ascents up columns or “chorreras,” and some inclines that approach a breathtaking 90 degrees. Alternately, build your skills (and maybe your confidence) on one of the less demanding routes. Whatever your preference, all necessary guidance and training will be provided by seasoned professionals. In the evening, you’ll retire to your half-board accommodation in the village, and sample a little of the relaxed Andalusian way of life.

Night: Hotel in El Chorro.

After breakfast, you’ll pack up and say farewell to El Chorro before being driven east to the beautiful white-walled town of Villanueva del Rosario, famous for its olive oil, rolling wheat fields - and incredible rock formations. You’ll have a day to explore the caves, hollows, ravines and cleft faces, some of which climb 300 metres above the surrounding landscape. Depending on your skill level and weather conditions, you’ll also get the chance to climb in some of the most demanding conditions you’ll find on this trip. (Nearby is the 270-foot route of overhanging stamina climbing known as Chilam Balam, internationally famous as perhaps the toughest climb in the entire world). You’ll also have the option of sampling a few of the 200+ climbs of nearby Los Vados - or explore the crags (primarily 6a-6b difficulty) of Alfacar.

After you will take a short trip to Granada, your accommodation for the night, where you will have time to enjoy the free tapas that they serve with your drink!

Night: Hotel in Granada.

After breakfast you’ll have the chance to enjoy Granada, a majestic and historic city at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, and home of the Alhambra Palace, an imposing 800 year old Moorish citadel that attracts millions of visitors every year. Then, as the day fades, you’ll be transferred to Malaga airport, ready to explore the city or catch your connecting flight home.

  • Three days climbing the spectacular limestone gorge of El Chorro, home of over 1,000 climbing routes and widely regarded as the premier destination for rock climbing in Andalusia.
  • Test your climbing skills to the limit in the most versatile range of climbs we’ve ever offered, from beginner level routes to highly technical climbs over collapsed walls, rock columns and near-90-degree faces.
  • Explore the most varied of Andalusia’s landscapes - an area of rolling green fields interrupted by colossal rocky outcrops and seemingly bottomless gorges - and visit two of its most picturesque and ancient cities, Malaga and Granada.
  • Spent a day amidst the white-walled houses of Villanueva del Rosario, flanked by huge mountains and some of the world’s most challenging climbs.
  • Enjoy the guidance and care of top climbing professionals and a certified mountain guide, and relax as we provide all necessary training, equipment, RC insurance and assistance, and all connections to & from Malaga airport.
"I thought the region of El Chorro / Andalusia was lovely and I'd deff go back. The climbing was amazing and I was able to push myself without feeling pressured or held back too much."
"Cristina was excellent instructour! Extremely enjoyed this trip"

What's Included

  • 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners.
  • 3 nights accommodation in El Chorro, 1 night in a hotel in Granada.
  • Gear, safety equipment and training for all levels on rock climbing.
  • Local guides and tour leader.
  • All transports between destination and from/to activities in private transport.
  • Financial protection in accordance with The Package Travel regulation

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks


25 Mar - 29 Mar
03 Jun - 07 Jun
23 Sep - 27 Sep
...or check with us for any other dates and tell us about your group size - most of our departures are bespoke!

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