Christmas Climbing 2017
23.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
Get festive on our Christmas Climbing Holiday. You’ll crank some of Europe’s best crags and there won’t be any crackers in sight. At this time of year, the crags are empty, so you can climb as much as you want.
Get festive on our Christmas Climbing Holiday based in Sella. Here you will climb some of Europe’s best crags and routes with no crackers or turkeys in sight. Our Christmas climbing camp is a great opportunity to take advantage of the empty crags during December. Treat yourself to some of the best rock and sport climbing Europe has to offer.
Christmas is that festive time of year; unwanted presents, annoying family members, board games and over-indulgence. Fortunately at Rockbusters we can't offer you anything like that. Instead, We can offer intensive climbing in Europe's best crags.
Sella, the location of the Rockbusters Christmas Climbing Holiday is a special place for rock climbers. It is a unique climbing area in the Costa Blanca region with hundreds of sport routes and slabs to explore. In the summer the climbing can be slightly crowded. However, during December and the Christmas period the crags are empty and peaceful. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the route to climb.
Climb as much as you want and we’ll provide you with our expert one-on-one coaching, video and photo analysis. The focus is on developing and improving technique and will provide a great opportunity to give you a good headstart for the new climbing year.
If you already have some climbing experience (or none at all but are bursting with enthusiasm!) and are looking to take it to the next level then this is the perfect time to do it.
Our Christmas camp focuses on:
Coaching with slab/vertical ground to improve footwork and climbing efficiency
Balance and foot placement to develop better technique for more confident climbing (leading comfortably F5 or more)
Intensive coaching on overhangs and steep sections to develop strength and confidence (leading comfortably F6c or more)
On-sight/red point aimed at climbers who are confident enough with their balance, footwork and have already acquired the basics of climbing technique
Beginners will be taught the basics and fast tracked by our coaches.
Guiding you to some of the best crags and climbing Sella has to offer.
On the Christmas Climbing Camp we focus on having fun and racking up as much face time at Sella's climbing crags. Whatever your level we will set challenging routes to improve and develop skills for climbing.
This is a Rockbusters course so you it’s all about the climbing. We live and breathe the sport but we also know how to have a good time. However as this is Christmas it’s an extra special reason to party. Rockbusters is more like a family than a tour company so you’ll feel right at home at this special time of year.
We promise not to give you any unwanted presents!
Day 1 - Pick up from Alicante airport at times to suit the group as a whole. FREE welcome dinner on the first night and a relaxed discussion about the week ahead, people's abilities and ambitions for the week.
Day 2 - Introduction to climbing on the awesome limestone in Sella. Getting a taste for the rock and some warm-up routes. Reviewing safe belay, top-roping and a refresher on leading for those with goals.
Day 3 - More climbing, top-roping on some trickier routes for the beginners. Gaining confidence and improving lead climbing technique for intermediates and advanced.
Day 4 - First lead climbs for the beginner group on easy terrain. Advanced belaying and controlling falls dynamically.
Day 5 - Time to add some technical coaching. Finding and working a red-point project for the advanced.
Day 6 - Discussion and practice on red-pointing, flash, and onsite methods. Making sure everyone is having fun and progressing their technique on the rock.
Day 7 - Consolidate our weeks work. Finish those projects we started and lock in the skills we learned. It's time for the farewell dinner and party for those with some energy.
Day 8 - Everyone gets back to the bus station or airport safe and sound and we say goodbye - until next time.
Note: Everyone needs a rest day but we don't fix these into the itinerary. Listen to your body and take break when you need it.
From sporty non-climbers and beginners through to experts leading at F8, our experienced team will plan the days so that everyone climbs as much they can and gets all the coaching they need.
Pick up and drop off at Alicante Airport at times agreed to suit the group. Other locations can be accommodated on request.
As much coaching and guiding as you want and need, from our all female team.
Transport between crags .. although at Sella all the climbing is walk-in from the village.
Shared accommodation in mountain cottage, bunk beds style right under the crags which has hot showers, equiped kitchen and chilled after-climbing atmosphere.
All safety equipment including quick draws, ropes, harness , helmet - but feel free to bring your own.
Evening group meals are provided on request at a cost of 10 euros each. There will normally be 2 dishes on offer and you can go for both. We also include wine .. in reasonable quantities !
Flights, travel and climbing insurance and all other food are not included. You will also need to BRING YOUR OWN CLIMBING SHOES
Departure: Alicante International Airport