Deep Water Solo, Mallorca
14.10.2017 - 28.10.2017
Experience unforgettable DWS moments with Rockbusters. Spend week or two on sundrenched island of Majorca and discover one of the best cliff climbing destinations on the planet.
Recommended by ROCKBUSTERS!
Deep water soloing (DWS) is known in Spanish as psicobloc, which directly translates to “psycho-bouldering”. It involves climbing cliffs with no rope, but with the warm, blue waters of the Mediterranean ready to catch your fall.
Majorca, the birthplace of hard DWS, was made famous as a world-class climbing destination by Chris Sharma. In 2007, he ascended the iconic Es Pontas arch, putting up a “king line” potentially as hard as 9a+/b. Since then, climbers from all over the globe have made their pilgrimage to the Majorcan cliffs to test their endurance and their mettle!
The limestone cliffs offer test pieces for every level, starting with easier grades (5+) and low heights.
Deep-water soloing can be a little intimidating at first, but with the help and instruction of our experienced guides, you will quickly gain confidence and get to fully enjoy this beautiful, pure style of climbing. The Majorca DWS trip is all about new experiences, adventure and simply having fun in the great outdoors, but with Rockbusters coaching you might also surprise yourself with some hard sends!
Majorca also offers many world class sport climbing crags which have been bolted in recent years. They are worth visiting not only when the seas are rough! We will show you the best, secret locations, often not featured in any guidebooks.
With innumerable quality lines available on the coast and throughout the island, you will experience a great climbing adventure while constantly improving your technique and performance. You will immerse yourself in the local climbing culture and enjoy the famous, Rockbusters community spirit. Climbing with us is like climbing with friends - very resourceful, experienced friends, who have everything planned and focus on your climbing throughout the trip! :)
The trip is suitable for anyone with basic climbing skills, such as belaying and tying on. Our team can accommodate every level, from beginners to pros. One-to-one coaching sessions and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere are a guarantee of an unforgettable, amazing trip.
If you’re a confident swimmer hungry for new experiences, this trip is perfect for you.
Day 1 - Pick up from Palma de Mallorca airport at times to suit the group as a whole. Welcome dinner on the first night and a relaxed discussion about the week ahead, people's abilities and ambitions for the week.
Day 2 - Intro into DWS safety and risks. Warm up climbing, tasting the rock, searching for everyones limits, strong/weak points.... getting started.
Day 3 - More DWS climbing. Gaining confidence and improving climbing technique for intermediates and advanced under Rockbusters guides/coaches supervision. Overhang techniques (side step, drop knee, flaging, ...).
Day 4 - Getting on fire. Searching for some challenging DWS on-sights and project and working out the moves. Mental preparation before striking the route.
Day 5 - Discussion and practice on red-pointing, flash, and onsite methods. Making sure everyone is having fun and progressing their technique on the rock.
Day 6 - Time to add some technical coaching. Finding and working a red-point project for the advanced.
Day 7 - Consolidate our weeks work. Finish those DWS 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. Program can be changed depending the weather.
Suitable for anyone with basic climbing skills (belay, lead belay, top rope, lead, ...). From fit beginners through to experts leading at f8 and harder, our team will plan the trip so that everyone climbs as much they want and get all the coaching they need.
CONFIDENT SWIMMERS ONLY!
Pick up and drop off at Palma de Mallorca Airport at a time most suitable for the whole group. (Other locations can be accommodated on request.)
As much coaching and guiding as you require.
Transport between crags and beaches.
Shared accommodation in campsite equipped with shower, toilet, and all kitchen amenities, ... http://www.clubhipocampo.es/
Delicious, evening group meals are available on request at €15 each. Two dish options (you’re welcome to both) and a glass of wine.
Flights, travel to the location, climbing insurance and all other food are not included.
Please make sure to bring your own CLIMBING SHOES.
Departure: Palma De Mallorca Airport