Sports Climbing Holiday
Dates for year 3 of our amazing climbing holidays are out! On top the usual week in Margalef we have added Kalymnos to this years holidays!
Our 6 day sports climbing holidays head to the pocketed paradise of Margalef, Spain or the tufa fest of Kalymnos, Greece. Both are mecca for climbers of all grades.
Margalef is just 2 hours inland from Barcelona while Kalmynos is a short boat ride from Kos.
Who’s it for
The trips aims to cater for climbers of all grades, from those looking for there first sports climbing holiday to those looking to push there grade into the 7’s. With expert coaching helping you with the technique and tactics to make the most of your trip.
What it Involves
The 6 day trip involves 5 days of sports climbing. In Margalef this constitutes 4 days in Margalef and on at another local area to sample a different style of climbing for one day. Each day involves detailed coaching, breaking down your movement on the rock, including tactics and psychology of sports climbing. As well as Warming-up and route reading, post climb recovery and nutrition advice. Please contact us if you’d like help training and preparing for the trip.
Margalef – £200 per person
Kalymnos – £220 per person
Sunday 15th April 2018 to Friday 20th April 2018 (proposed arrival on Saturday 14th April and departure either Friday 20th evening or Saturday 21th morning).
Sunday 23rd September 2018 to Friday 28th September 2018 (proposed arrival on Saturday 22nd September and departure on Saturday 29th).
Coaching, lots of coaching on technique and tactics! Expect to take away how to prepare for the climb, route reading. warming up, post climb recovery as well as lots of technique and movement advice specific to you. Also safety and technical details taught. Rope, helmets and quickdraws provided.
What’s not included
Personal Protective Equipement: Harnesses, belay devices, rock shoes, chalk. Accommodation and Food.
Accommodation & Meals
Margalef as a number of very cheap and nice restaurants and bars to eat at each evening and a small shop to buy provisions from. There are also a number of other pleasant bars and restaurants in neighbouring villages.
Margalef has everything accommodation wise from cheap and cheerful to nice private rooms and apartments to rent. We recommend the following places to stay.
El Raco De La Finestra – this amazing refugio will be are main base in Marglaf and offers great deals on bunk rooms of 4, 6 & 12 and also 1 private double room. https://www.facebook.com/MargalefElRacodelaFinestra/?fref=ts
La Fonda Margalef – Great hotel with an owner who is truly passionate about his food! https://www.facebook.com/La-Fonda-Margalef-1077827432309267/
Casa Catalunya – a very old town house for rent with separate studio flat – http://casacatalunya.com
Casa Calbet – rooms in the oldest building in Margalef – http://www.cacalbet.com
Cal Trucafor – nice bed and breakfast just down the road in Bisbal del Falset – http://www.caltrucafort.com
Margalef Onsight – airbnb in the middle of Margalef https://www.facebook.com/Margalef-On-Sight-253661111434994/?fref=ts
Kalymnos has a huge number of guest house and hotels around the village of Massouri for you to choose from. This UKC article gives detailed coverage of what to expect from this magical island.
Margalef is 2 hours from Barcelona, the first 80 minutes on motorway, then the remaining 40minutes on wiggly mountain road, but made up for my the spectacular scenery.
Kalymnos is easily accessed by flying to Kos, then a short taxi to Mastachari where a ferry takes you to Kalymnos. For the trip we will be based our or Massouri which is a further short taxi journey.
Jon Redshaw: www.jonathanredshaw.co.uk
Is a performance climbing coach working across London and the South East, he’s coached climbers up to International Level and up to 8b on rock. With over 15 years experience of rock climbing and a strong sports climber he has a strong academic background in Sports Science, and excels in perfecting climbing movement and improvement through technique, tactics and training.
Is an MCA qualified coach and one of the most respected coaches in the South East and an accomplished sports climber. Coaching the Oakwood Competition squad he has trained and coached some of the most talented youth climbers in the country as well as coaching many private clients and running outdoor coaching workshops.