Gran Canaria is a truly versatile island that offers a plethora of outdoor activities for sport enthusiasts. One of the most popular activities on the island is rock climbing, and climbers will not be disappointed with the variety of options available to them.
Popular climbing areas
The most popular area for climbing in Gran Canaria is Tamadaba, which boasts an impressive 170 climbing routes. Fataga and Sorrueda also offer over 100 routes each, but these areas are not as popular as the Barranco de Moya in the north. For those who enjoy bouldering, the best spot on the island is located in the southern area of Mogan.
Probably my favorite is actually this climbing tower, Rocódromo Las Rehoyas, in the park. It’s free and the park is beautiful. The routes are pretty nice too.
For those looking for detailed information about climbing routes and other important information, there are several websites that are highly recommended by the local climbing community. TheCrag is one such website that provides very detailed information about climbing routes and conditions, while Climb-Europe offers more generic information about rock climbing areas and routes across Europe.
Equipment rental and organized trips
If you’re looking to rent climbing equipment or join organized climbing trips, there are also several options available. Climbo and Canary-Climbing are two local companies that offer equipment rental and organized climbing trips all over the island.
In addition, it’s worth noting that the island’s mild climate and year-round sunshine make it an ideal destination for climbing, and it’s not just limited to the winter months. The island’s diverse landscape provides a wide range of climbing opportunities, from challenging routes for experienced climbers to more moderate routes for beginners. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, Gran Canaria is a climbing paradise that is not to be missed.
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