Guidebooks for Spain
With perfect climbing conditions from autumn through to spring, Spain has become Europe's premier winter sun rock venue. Many of the more popular and established crags are located close to the main tourist areas and coastal Cities making access to the rock climbing areas very easy and often very cheap.
Climb Europe stocks and sells a wide range of rock climbing and bouldering guidebooks all across Spain. These have been broken down into the following sub-categories:
Catalunya and the Spanish Pyrenees. Catalunya is recognised as one of the finest sport climbing venues in Europe, with many top class venues. Choose from venues such as; Sierra de Prades (in Costa Daurada); the towers of conglomerate mountain rock overlooking the ancient monastery at Montserrat; excellent limestone cliffs near Lleida such as Terradets; to the mountain granite of Cavellers in the Pyrenees. In the foothills of the Pyrenees are many excellent limestone crags such as Sadernes, Montgrony, Rodellar and Riglos.
Northern Spain. To the south of Santander are the Picos de Europe Mountains, where there are many multi-pitch routes. Also south of Santander there are some bouldering areas with the largest being the sandstone area of Santa Gadea.
Madrid and central Spain. There excellent rock climbing areas just outside of Madrid. La Pedriza provides many excellent multi-pitch routes on long granite slabs, while Patones is an established limestone sport climbing areas with many steep routes. Albarracin in central Spain provides some world class bouldering, with its huge ancient sandstone blocks situated within a magical forest setting.
Southern Spain. There are numerous rock climbing areas in Andalucia, with El Chorro offering dramatic steep gorge multi-pitch sport climbing. The area around Costa Blanca typifies the superb rock climbing on perfect limestone rock that is found in many areas of Spain. There is everything from bolted routes a few minutes walk from the car, to multi pitch trad & bolted routes on the coast or in the mountains behind Benidorm.
The Balearic Islands of Mallorca and Ibiza. Mallorca has for a long time been established as one of Europe's premier rock climbing and sports climbing venues, with many excellent 1 & 2-pitch routes on limestone rock. Also in the last few years Mallorca has become a top European venue for Deep Water Soloing (DWS). Ibiza offers a wide range of rock climbing and sports climbing on sharp limestone rock. There are very few rocky outcrops in Ibiza, which means that the majority of the rock climbing is on sea cliffs and isolated coves.
The Canary Islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria. These volcanic islands situated off the coast of Africa offer everything from Trad climbing (including multi-pitch), sport climbing and bouldering. The pocketed volcanic rock means there are a good choice of routes right across the grade range.
All of these rock climbing guidebooks for Spain are in stock (unless otherwise stated) and are dispatched within 2 working days (usually 24 hours) from the UK.
Price:£19.99This book covers the various rock climbing, sports climbing, bouldering and deep water soloing in France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain and Morocco, and will help you plan your next rock climbing holiday to south western Europe. A general introduction is given to each country, with lots of photographs, maps and background information, that make you want to go and climb in these countries. Published in December 2007 and in English text throughout. More Information
Price:£20.00This is a selective guidebook covering some of the Mediterranean’s finest rock climbs in 7 different countries. The guidebook details 113 multi-pitch routes in Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Croatia, Greece and Turkey. The routes chosen will suit the mid-grade climber with 27 routes from F4 to F5, 52 routes from F6a+ to F6b+, and 34 routes from F6c to F7a. In total 25 different climbing areas are covered with all the routes described in great detail. Each route is shown on a colour photo topo, along with information regarding gear required, type and style of the climbing, approach and descent information. Published in 2014 and written in French and English text throughout. More Information
Price:£32.95This coffee table style guidebook describes describing 19 of the best multi-pitch rock climbing areas in Europe. The 19 locations described are all in great setting, and are iconic places to go climbing in Ireland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Austria, Croatia, Bulgaria, and Greece. For each location there is an overall description of the style and aspect of the climbing, which coupled with personal experiences of the author and topos of iconic routes provide a great read. Published in November 2016, this book will provide great inspiration to go multi-pitch climbing in Europe, and is in English text throughout. More Information