Sport Climbing Camp in Spain, Rodellar

18.06.2016 - 02.07.2016

Your balance and movement need some work? Then maybe it’s time you joined our coaching programme, where we’ll help you build strength and improve technique so you can climb faster, stronger and better. That’s what it’s all about, right?


Are you looking to maximize and develop your climbing skills? Of course you are, who isn’t and that’s why you’re on our site, right? Well, you’re in luck because that’s exactly what our Coaching Programme offers. We’ll help you to improve grade and through better technique no matter what your starting level. 

We focus on balance and movement, which helps both your physical and mental development. Whether you’re a complete rookie or an experienced cranker, you’ll notice a rapid improvement once we’ve analysed and boosted your technique.

Increase your confidence and performance through plenty of practice and consolidation at each level. This allows you to head home having gained the most possible from your trip. Climb higher, faster, stronger and better. That’s what we’re all looking for on the face and in life.

Here’s a little look at what to expect when you join Rockbusters Coaching Programme.

Slab/vertical ground

Focusing on footwork, you will learn how to work with your balance, finding the most efficient and effective way to move on the rock (leading comfortably F5 or more). 

Overhangs

You will experience a wide range of techniques and skills in practice, which will increase your confidence and performance while climbing overhangs. You’ll develop skills to help you handle climbing steep rocks, save energy and climb more confidently and efficiently (leading comfortably F6c or more). 

Onsight / red point

This part of the course is well-suited to climbers who are confident enough with their balance, foot work and overhang technics, and who want to focus on more challenging routes (leading F6c and above).

As well as building confidence, strength and taking on some tough climbs, this is a Rockbusters course so you can also expect a hefty dollop of fun. We love what we do and that really comes across in all our tours and programmes. We like to party almost as much as we like to climb, so get ready to have a blast on and off the face.

Maximum 4 clients per instructor!

! In the case of booking 2 or more persons, it may be possible to choose your preferred dates.  Please contact us for more details !

SUITABLE FOR: climbers leading 6c or above

PRICE INCLUDES: Guiding / Coaching, Accommodation (campsites, refuges, ...), Transport, Safety equipment (quick draws, ropes, harness, helmet, ... NO CLIMBING SHOES)

PRICE EXCLUDES: travel and climbing insurance, flight tickets and food

WHAT YOU NEED: climbing shoes, harness, helmet, belay device, 60cm sling with screw gate carabiner, sleeping bag, foam pad, good approach shoes, back pack, warm light jacket, headlamp

 LOCATIONS

 Rodellar

Rodellar is tufa-climbing paradise, a perfect destination for climbing holidays. Climbing huge overhanging walls is the most natural thing to do in this little village and everybody does it. 

Rodellar is more than just a climbing village though. It is a place with a special atmosphere. It is not just climbers who gather and live in Rodellar, it is a unique mixture of fanatic climbers and people who appreciate being in nature and living with slightly different values than most of today’s society. Rodellar is a little village with only about 30 locals but it is full of life. In summertime you can go climbing or canyoning but you can also attend joga classes, learn African dance and enjoy concerts and other cultural events such as flamenco shows or climbing presentations. 

It is located in the National park of Sierra de Guara, west of Barcelona about a 1 hour drive from a small Arragones town called Huesca. The whole area of Prepyrenees has great scenery. It is a hilly area full of rivers and gorges, which has made the area a world-class destination for canyoning as well. 

In Rodellar there are about 400 climbs bolted in two gorges: Mascún and Alcanadre. Even though it provides all the grades and vertical crags as well as big overhangs, what makes the area special are its tufas, huge caves and long and steep stamina routes. Alcanadre gorge is awesome but a little more remote and more difficult to access which makes it less visited. Nevertheless, climbing in Piscineta or Glacier is more than worth the hike!  Mascún gorge gets busier, especially in Rodellar's high season but it does not matter how busy it gets, it still is amazing. Climbing up 40m routes, which make it all the way up through the caves such as Gran Boveda and Surgencia is a feeling impossible to describe. 

Walking from the village, you get to all of the Mascún crags within 20 minutes which makes it possible to climb in two or three sectors in one day. Especially on hot, sunny days you will appreciate the possibility of having a refreshing swim in one of the beautiful ponds when going from one crag to another.  

As mentioned above, there are lines of all difficulties from 4th grade to 9A but Rodellar's best lines would be from 7Bs to 8Cs. Tufas, slopers, pinches, jugs, knee bars, dropped knees, heel hooks, dynos and a lot of endurance are Rodellar classics.

For many reasons it is considered to be a great spot to climb in Summer but in fact, the conditions are much better in late Spring and early Autumn. In Winter it is too cold and usually wet too as the tufas take their time to dry out after a couple of heavier rainfalls. The temperatures in summertime (especially in August) often don't drop below 30 degrees, which makes climbing the athletic long lines quite difficult. What makes Rodellar different from other areas in Arragon or Catalonia is the cold river very close to the crags and the fact that Rodellar is 'fanatic' even in Summer when everybody goes climbing even though it is too warm. Another disadvantage of summertime in Rodellar is that it gets too busy and not just with climbers so if you can choose, go at another time of year and risk a bit of rain. At the end of the day, if it rains in Rodellar you carry on climbing anyway! 

Rodellar is easy to get to. You can get a flight to Barcelona, Girona or Zaragoza and then hire a car (there is no bus that goes to Rodellar). You can then put up your tent in the campsite Mascún, rent a room in a climbing refuge in Kalandraka or rent an apartment in Hotel Valle de Rodellar and then forget about the car! There is another campsite down by the river called El Puente, which is used mainly by people who go canyoning as it is further away from the crags. There are three little food shops where you can get basic climbing gear as well but you will pay higher prices. If you feel like eating out, you can choose from many options.


Airport arrival: Barcelona International Airport
Airport departure: Barcelona International Airport