Date(s) - 15/10/2016 - 22/10/2016
Spain, Costa Blanca
Costa Blanca’s dramatic topography of blue seas, white beaches and terraced fruit groves set against panoramic mountains, is home to Spain’s most exciting rock climbing. On the above dates we’ll be off to the sunny shores of Costa Blanca for a week of world-class climbing in the sun.
Type of climbing:
It’s all there and all very accessible. The limestone cliffs in Costa Blanca offer everything from quaint single pitch venues to dramatic 15 pitch, 400m adventures. All of the crags and routes are well logged in the Costa Blanca Rockfax book and this will be available to view on Tuesday nights at SCW. The single pitch routes are generally all sport / bolted routes that are very well maintained. The longer routes all generally have bolted belays and mostly bolted in-between, with the occasional need for a nut.
We are anticipating around 30 members on this trip and everyone of all abilities is welcome. So you can take full advantage of this great climbing environment we would recommend that you are a competent indoor lead climber, with some outdoor lead experience being even better still.
Accommodation & In-Country Transport:
Most of the price you pay to SCC is to cover your accommodation and in-country transport.
In-Country Travel – we will be hiring a few vans and cars to provide transfers in Spain, this will also be used to transport us all to / from the airport and the various crags each day. (We already have a couple of members willing to drive and if you’re happy to be an additional driver then please mention this to a committee member.)
Accommodation – We will be in a gated community of bungalows. There will be other guests in other bungalows and we will all share a pool and bar. No hot tub this year though, but we are a 45min walk from a major crag!
Price & Payment:
The holiday, excluding flights will cost a mere £185 per person! This will include:
- 7 nights’ accommodation in a villa near the sea with a private pool
- All in-location transport
- Equipment (where needed. Inc. quick-draws, ropes…)
- 1 night out at a local Spanish restaurant with food and drink
- 1 night around the pool with food and drink
- All arranged for you, just pay and relax
In addition to this we will all need to individually purchase our flights. The flight prices may vary between £120 to £more, depending when they are purchased. We advise buying your flights asap to benefit from the lowest possible air-fares. There are a lot of us going and a real chance the flight will sell out – DO NOT DELAY BUYING YOUR FLIGHT.
Your deposit must be received by 1st June at which time we will book the accommodation. After this date there may still be limited spaces available to book at the bottom of this page.
How to Book:
Everyone will also need insurance to cover their holiday, a few sugesstions of where to look are Sport Cover Direct, Snow Card or The BMC which will all cover you for rock climbing. Prices from around £25. Please note that you may want to DWS (Deep Water Solo) climbing and you may want to check where your insurance provider stands on this.
During the weeks and months before the trip we will discuss car shares for the 1h 45min journey to Gatwick. There will be space for everyone!
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Costa Blanca’s dramatic topography of blue seas, white beaches and terraced fruit groves set against panoramic mountains, is home to Spain’s most exciting rock climbing.
The ‘white coast’ of Alicante offers rock climbers multiple options – together with the mildest winter climate in Europe. This is Spain’s most varied and developed climbing location, providing classic varieties of single and multi-pitch sport climbs, traditional routes, sea cliffs and mountain crags.
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