Prices and booking
|Initiation to climbing course in Cadiz, Bologna. Two days.||€95/P.P.|
The activity is paid by bank transfer, or if applicable, indicating in our application the codes of the cards or vouchers that you have already given. To make a reservation click here.
The price does not include transportation, meals or lodging. In the area there are several camping sites, apartments and hostels, with great variety of options and prices. If you do not have your own vehicle or you would like to share costs, it is necessary to pay the organization 20 € extra per person for the round trip from the center of Seville.
Dates, schedules and meeting point
Check the dates of our next courses here.
We leave Seville by car on Saturday at 8:30 AM from the main gate of the bullring of “La Maestranza”. If you prefer, we can meet directly next to the climbing area of San Bartolo, in the village Betis, belonging to Tarifa (Cádiz). If you want to download driving directions, click here. The return to Seville is about 21:00 on Sunday.
Description of the introductory climbing course
Day 1: Saturday
We will get to the climbing crag of “San Bartolo”, close to the beach of Bolonia, about 11:00 AM. We will begin the day following a nice path with a beautiful panoramic view of the area.
We will start with a theoretical introduction of rock climbing. Every participant will climb top roping (a very safe way to climb because the rope is coming from the top of the route) some not difficult routes for beginners (grade IV – V) in the area known as “Tajo del Buho”. At the end of the day we will begin to lead our first routes and installing the belay stations. In this course you will learn how to:
- Lead routes.
- Instal belay stations.
- Basic knots.
- Tactics for rock climbing.
- Technical skills for rock climbing.
Then we will hike to explore other sectors of climbing, watching and explaining different routes of medium and high difficulty. We will visit the famous mosaic wall, ending on the summit of the Sierra de San Bartolome, where we will be impressed by the views of Africa, Tarifa and the dunes of the beach of Bolonia.
About 18:00 we pick up the gear, and we will go to paradisiacal beach of Bolonia, hiking up to its famous dunes on the pine forest.
After sunset, we will go to the camping “Torre la Peña I”, where we will sleep -learn more here-. If you wish you can have dinner at the camping’s bar “El Chozo”, located a few meters from the sea and with a unique view to Morocco. Another option for dinner is Tarifa, charming town, real Meca for kiters and windsurfers from around the world, and located at the southernmost point of Europe. Africa is only 14 kilometers from us.
Day 2: Sunday
At 10:00 we leave the campsite towards the village Betis. That day we climb in the area known as “San Bartolo”. We will try more technical and longer routes (IV-V degree), leading with beautiful views of the sea and Morocco. The goal of the day is to strengthen the concepts learned in the previous day.
About 18:00 we pick up the gear, and we will have a well deserved beer at the only kiosk – bar in the village Betis, or if you wish, in the paradisiacal beach of Valdevaqueros.
Around 19:00 we leave for Seville, arriving about 21:00.
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Requirements to participate
In order to perform the course of rock climbing with us you must be between 12 and 60 years old and weigh between 40 kg (90 lbs) and 100 kg (220 lbs).
Rock climbing is not recommended for people suffering from asthma, epilepsy, cardio/respiratory disorder, hypertension, or skeletal, joint or ligament problems or conditions. Women who are pregnant or suspect they are pregnant, and people who have consumed alcohol, must not engage in rock climbing.
What is included in the activity?
Harness, quickdraws, climbing shoes, chalk bag, GRIGRI and some other belay devices, helmet and rope. All the gear has UIAA and CE approval.
Guides with international experience over 15 years in the practice of climbing.
Liability and accident insurance (Hübener with Policy No. CLWACC-TA-1001-09-00442), according to Regional Decree 20/2002, of Active Tourism.
What we recommend to bring?
Comfortable long pants for climbing.
Clothes for heat (in summer up to 35 ºC). By night may be pretty cold (around 10 ºC).
SPF30 sunscreen, cap and sunglasses.
Light backpack (about 30 liters).
1.5 liters bottle of water per person.
Food for the day.
Swimsuit and towel.
Tent, mattress and sleeping bag
Booking conditions and cancellation policy
To make the reservation you must pay 100% of the amount of the activity at least 48 hours before.
If the client cancels the reservation, previously contracted, the following amounts must be paid as administration and cancellation costs over the total price of the reservation:
50% if the cancellation is made 3 days / 72 hours before the activity.
70% if the cancellation is made 24 hours before the activity.
100% if the cancellation is made the same day of the activity or the client does not show up.