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There is climbing almost anywhere in Spain, but Madrid is a trad climbers paradise with several superb climbing areas and more than 4000 climbing routes just an hour from Madrid center. ​​La Pedriza, located in the National Park of Sierra de Guadarrama, offers granite slabs perfect for multi-pitch climbing. The scenic and magnificent granite walls of El Yelmo, El Pájaro, Peña Sirio, and El Hueso o Pared de Santillana require great footwork and balance, but the rewarding views make it all worth it. La Cabrera mountains in the north are more suitable for advanced climbers — its highest summit, Pico de la Miel, is a granite spur with perfect cracks and dihedral walls that require great skill and patience. Its most famous route Espolón Manolín is ideal for experienced climbers looking for a challenge! 

  • More than 4,000 climbing routes on granite and limestone

  • Two excellent accessible climbing areas just outside of Madrid

  • Granite towers and domes ideal for a day of multi-pitch climbing

Itinerary

Madrid offers excellent and accessible climbing locations suitable for any skill level. Join your guide on these marvelous climbing sites and choose how you spend your day. Upgrade your climbing skills or, if you’re just starting out, learn the basic moves and techniques needed for traditional climbing. Let your guide tailor the day according to your wishes and have fun while you learn something new!

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Meet your guides

Gabriel Blanco
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Gabriel Blanco
Founder of Dreampeaks
Gabriel is the founder and executive director of Dreampeaks passionate about outdoor adventures. Over the years, he became an International Mountain Guide with several outdoor certificates, and guided everything from hiking and trekking tours to mountaineering and avalanche rescue clinics.
Dreampeaks
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Dreampeaks
Dreampeaks has been a leading spanish agency specialized in outdoor activities and adventure tours in the Madrid area since 2008. They provide guided outdoor tours and custom adventures in the main mountains, rivers and natural parks of Madrid and central Spain led by sports experts and certified guides holding both national and international degrees. Dreampeaks is aware of the responsibility to protect and conserve the environment to the best, so they promote the “Leave no trace” principles. 
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Nice trad Climbing spot and adventure !
Adrien Gautier

“Hector was really nice and a very good guide, ensuring everything went well in safety! I recomend!
The choice of the multi pitch was really good, with variety in Climbing and thé perfect spot to learn!”

Things to know

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity. 

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Madrid, Spain, please refer to the Spanish Ministry of Health or  the Official Tourism Website of Madrid.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

  • What you get on this adventure:

    • An experienced, local rock-climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
    • A full day of rock climbing according to your level grade and experience
    • All technical climbing gear
    • Accident Insurance and Civil Liability Insurance.
    • Non commercial transport in the guide´s vehicle and pick up service at your hotel or accommodation in Madrid

    What’s not included:

    • Transportation to Madrid
    • Accommodations
    • Food and snacks — optional picnic pack available on demand (Vegan or special food upon request)
  • If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.

  • Madrid has plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. However, climbing experience and a good fitness level are always recommended for trad climbing. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!

    For intermediate to advanced climbers, Madrid has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.

  • All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:

    • Helmet
    • Harness with a locking carabiner, belay device, and chalk bag
    • Ropes
    • Rock shoes (included in the price, but we recommend bringing your own if you have them)
    • Climbing hardware (quickdraws, cam devices, stoppers, etc.)

    Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:

    • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 40L bag)
    • Mountain/Hiking boots or trail shoes, Sports shoes
    • Fleece
    • Waterproof jacket (windproof/waterproof Gore Tex type)
    • Water bottle
    • Food you can eat on-the-go
    • Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
    • Sun hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera — optional
    • Passport / ID 

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • Group sizes and prices:

    • For this private adventure, the usual guest to guide ratio is 2:1. 
    • Costs per person decrease as the group grows for private tours, so it’s the perfect opportunity to climb with friends and family. 

    Climbing days in Madrid can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.

    Min. age requirements:

    • If you are older than 14, you’re good to go.

    If your group has climbers under the age of 14, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • To get to Madrid, most people fly into Madrid–Barajas International Airport. From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service to your accommodation. Madrid is just an hour away from the climbing location. 

    Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, usually at your hotel or accommodation. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.

  • Day Trips Cancellations
    Fully refundable within the initial 48 hours from booking, unless the trip date is less than 7 days from the time of the booking.
    Cancellations up to 7 days prior to the trip date are refundable 100%.
    Cancellations within 7 days prior to the trip date are non-refundable.

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