Girls Climbing Trip in Spain
18.06.2016 - 02.07.2016
Girls on Rock! Want to climb without all the machismo? You’re not the only one. We’ve created this girls only climbing trip coached by the female members of the Rockbusters crew. This 2 week ladies-only climbing holiday runs from 18th June 2016 in the sport climbing mecca of Rodellar, Spain. The days may be testosterone-free but we’ll help you to push your personal limits.
Here at Rockbusters we always try to be different and we know that some climbing schools and climbers can be a bit macho. It’s not about who can climb highest or the fastest, it’s about challenging yourself and getting better. But because we know it’s sometimes a bit much, we’ve set up our “Girls on Rock” climbing trip.
Of course, you might not be averse to the macho stuff, you might just fancy a girls holiday and the chance to meet some new climbing buddies, with no agenda.
Whatever your reasons, this girls-only camp take place in the single best sport climbing location in Spain.. It’s a unique opportunity for you to climb and hang out with girls who love every minute they spend on the rock.
So just grab your climbing shoes and come join us. We guarantee new climbing experiences, progress and a warm and friendly atmosphere.
All girls and ladies are welcome on this Spanish climbing holiday, no matter what grade you currently climb. As a general rule (although not always) women usually have less strength than the guys but in our camp we’ll show you that power is not everything when it comes to your performance on the rock. Precise technique and good mind control are the most important elements. Motivation to learn and progress comes as standard on all our girls-only climbing trips.
Specific climbing techniques for ladies, building up more confidence, getting faster and more explosive are among the things we will focus on. The goal is to improve your climbing performance and overall enjoyment on the rock.
On our “Girls on Rock” trip you’ll learn:
How to belay safely, set up top-rope, lead and other technical aspects to build your knowledge
Using a guide book and local advice to get to know a climbing area
Climbing calls and communication so you won’t sound like a rookie
Basic movement skills for improved efficiency and better climbing
Cleaning anchors and a basic understanding of outdoor risks so everyone gets home safe
Slab/vertical ground and precise footwork
Efficient movement and saving energy when leading F5 or above
Advanced coaching (overhangs etc) for those leading F6c or above
Day 1 - Pick up from Barcelona airport and/or Barbastro bus station 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 Rodellar. 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. Maybe meet the boys?
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 all-female 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 Barcelona 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 Rodellar all the climbing is walk-in from the village.
Shared camping in a range of modern tents at Camping Mascun which has hot showers, free wifi, a handy shop 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: Barcelona International Airport