Rock-Climbing Course on the Island of Mallorca

Rock Climbing, Canyoning and Coasteering on a Mediterranean Island

Top European rock-climbing spot, fascinating surroundings, fine limestone, exquisite gastronomy. No better place to learn the basic crafts of rock-climbing and experience your first coasteering or deep water soloing.

Rock-Climbing Course on the Island of Mallorca

Mallorca, the biggest of the Balearic Islands, is a top-notch rock-climbing spot in Europe. Excellent limestone, hundreds of routes, paradise for coasteering and deep water soloing; in short, this island is the perfect place to get a taste of Mediterranean rock-climbing.

Whether you are a complete beginner who wants to become an autonomous climber or an intermediate rocky who has ambitions to improve, this course will take you to the next level. Oh, by the way, you will get to spend 4 days in a jaw-dropping environment. Scenic cliffs, sandy beaches, good food.

Bring your kids too. Or your mum. She can always go and visit the tomb of Robert Graves, the English poet who fell for Mallorca. Or she can learn to climb.

Further Info

This is just the perfect place for rock-climbing. More than 100 crags, amazing environment, pleasant climate. You wanna learn the basics of climbing? Or keen on improving your technique? Can't wait to try coasteering? Up for Deep Water Soloing? No problem! Mallorca, this compact island, offers it all, with its hundreds of routes of all kinds and levels. If the date is not good for you, let us know - we're the most flexible team on Earth, as you already know it.

Is this trip for you?

Physical Difficulty
2
Technical Difficulty
4
Cultural Shock
1

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Sport Climbing on the Coast

You land at Mallorca International Airport, where your guide will already be waiting for you. Today is a great day, because you will have your first taste of this awesome sport, on a fascinating island.  After a short demonstration of the equipment, your guide will take you to the beautiful coastal crags of Cala Santanyi or Cala Magraner.

You will learn how to climb and belay, how to use your hands and legs, and how to enjoy climbing on awesome limestone. The excellent pockets and handholds will immediately give you a feeling of success, which, coupled with the sound of crushing waves and the sun on your back will make your fall in love with Mallorca.

Day 2: Sport Climbing Inland (Sa Gubia)

You wake up early in the morning, so you can take your time and sip a nice café con leche before another great day of climbing. Your guide will give you some theoretical and practical tips about safety and technique, while telling you anecdotes about rock climbing in the area.
Today you are in for the most classic crag of the island – Sa Gubia – where rock-climbing was born in Mallorca. This is a real particular mountain, empty inside, where the chirping of birds echoes like crazy. No wonder it has a tell-tale name: Sa Gubia means ‘cage’ .
When your arms and calves get soar and you cannot climb any more, you can visit the village of Bunyola or the Port of Valldemossa to taste its chocolate and “potato coca”, or admire its famous monastery, residence of Chopin.

Day 3: Sport Climbing Inland (Andratx or s’Estret)

Another cool morning on an island, what a life! You will be heading to Serra de Tramuntana, which has one of the best views of the north side of the sea. You will love the crag here, orange and gray limestone, perfect and compact.

Already feel like a pro? You can ask your guide to show you how multi-pitch climbing works. You’ll be thrilled, I bet. After a full day of climbing, you can chill in the mountain villages like Deia, Galilea or Puigpunyent.

Day 4: Sport Climbing on the Coast — Optional Coasteering / Deep Water Soloing

It’s the last day, so make the most of it. How about starting it with an ice coffee? 🙂 Today you will return to the coast for another dip of the sun-and-crag feel. You can climb at Formentor,  a spectacular cliff on the north coast where the Tramuntana mountain range dies at the sea.
The Pollença area offers a brutal contrast between its long white sandy beaches and the mountains that disappear in  the Mediterranean. Or you can try Port de Soller, the port of pirates and smugglers. You won’t find a better place for viewing the landscape of the whole island.
If you want, you can try coasteering (equipment rental is around 50€). It’s a mixture of canyoning, trekking and deep water soloing. Unforgettable experience for beginners or intermediate climbers. Doesn’t it sound awesome to walk along this fascinating coast solving the set problems by jumping, climbing and rappelling? I bet you will love it so much that you will want to stay for another day, just for coasteering — and a bit of sunbathing. 🙂
Anyhow, let us know if you opt for extra days. Your guide will be happy to show you more. If you are more advanced, deep water soloing is also an option.

Equipment and Info

Geography

Mallorca is the biggest of the Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea, close to the east coast of mainland Spain. Despite its popular image as a sea resort, Mallorca is much more than that. Ses Coves del Drac or Dragonera, the island that looks like a sleeping dragon, and La Serra de Tramuntana, the mountains range with an impressive wildlife, are all fascinating natural phenomana, parts of the UNESCO World Heritage.

The island is a perfect place for all kinds of rock climbing, from single-pitch to multi-pitch climbs, and from bouldering to deep water soloing. Recently, Mallorca has become a top European rock climbing destination, not only for its scenic environment but also for the top-quality limestone walls.

Strength, Stamina

These trips are designed for small groups, so everyone can find routes according to one’s physical ability. Everyone leading a sporty lifestyle (ie: exercising 3 times a week for at least an hour, working up a sweat) can manage and enjoy the rocks.

Weather

Mallorca has a very stable climate, of an average 15-25 Celsius degrees all year long, and with not a lot of rain and snow. The best time to climb is from April to early June, and from late September to November, because it is not too hot then. Bring sun-cream and sunglasses though. And bathing suit of course (both for swimming and for deep water soloing, if you wanna try it).

Equipment

The price of the guided trip includes equipment hire, so you need not worry about technical gear (but do bring your climbing shoes). Of course, you may bring your own gear if you prefer, but regrettably, we can’t discount the price of the trip should you bring your own stuff. Coasteering gear is not part of the price. If you want to try it, calculate with 50 / day.

Accommodation

During your trip you will stay in a nice guest house, either in one of the villages inland (Santa Maria, Sineu, Binisalem, Caimari, Inca) or in the capital, Palma de Mallorca. If you want to stay for longer, let us know.

Food&Drink

Mallorca is not only a climbing paradise; it is also a popular spot for tourists who want to enjoy the sea and the exquisite gastronomy. As a consequence, you will find stores, bars, and restaurants for your daily meals. A beer/coke costs about 2-3 and a lunch/dinner about 12-15 .

Get some practical advice on food so you maximize your climbing performance – here.

Meeting

You will meet your guide at your guest house, which will be either in Palma or one of the villages nearby, depending on which part of the mountain you and your guide decide to climb.

Getting There

Palma, the capital of Mallora, has an international airport. You can fly directly from your location, or, if you prefer low-cost flights, you can fly via Barcelona El Prat, from where Palma de Mallorca is a 45-min journey. If you need a hand with your flight, let us know.

Extra Costs

  • your trip to/from Mallorca
  • food and drinks
  • souvenirs

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