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Rock Climbing

Mountain & Rock Climbing in Gran Canaria

An excellent all-year-round climate and an exceptional volcanic terrain with magnificent high peaks provide Gran Canaria with ideal conditions for practicing non-winter mountain sports, of which rock climbing has become one of the most popular in recent years. This has led to a growing number of enthusiastic climbers coming to the island and climbing school sites and clubs appearing everywhere.

The dormant volcanic mountain of Tamadaba (1949m high) dominates the rugged landscape of Gran Canaria. This volcano produced an abundance of volcanic rock creating everything from vertical cliffs to deep canyons.

There are hundreds of traditional routes (requiring cams and nuts) more than 100m high at places such as Ayacata, over 750 sport routes, and numerous bouldering areas scattered across the island. The style of climbing ranges from sea cliff climbing to the nation park of Tamadaba at an altitude of well over 1000m, with plenty of routes across a wide range of grades.

Weather
The best time to visit Gran Canaria for rock climbing is from the autumn through to the spring. During this period the fresh trade winds bring pleasant warm sunshine with very little rain.

You can climb almost everywhere on the island, with the exception of some publicly-owned places, military terrains or sites of special ecological sensitivity. Nevertheless, all climbers need to respect, preserve and in no way disturb the natural environment and habitats wherever they climb.

Be aware that sports climbing – a sport with many risks – requires you to have certain documents for your own safety such as a federation licence, insurance policy covering civil liability, accidents, etc. In order to be fully prepared, we recommend getting in touch with the Canary Island Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing before your departure.

Climbo

Climbo has developed an innovative way to present routes and crags that makes this project unique.. The careful vetting of information and the verification of the routes by the equippers, along with the collaboration of climbing clubs and the Federation are the strengths of this guide.
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Grand Climb

On Gran Canaria you can find sun everyday of the year. Grand Climb offers climbing courses, guiding for everyone. Here you can find amazing boulders, multipitch and sport climbs.
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