Climbing in Canary Islands -Lanzarote The Canary Islands are seven in total; Teneriffe, Gran Canaria, Furteventura, Lanzarote, La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomerra. Every island is special and has its own unique landscape. There is climbing on all of the islands, ranging from only bouldering to sport climbing and long traditional routes. You can easily travel between the islands with boat or airplane. What makes the climbing in Lanzarote so spectacular is that almost all the climbs you find, are on steep overhang and roofs with good grip on sharp volcano rock. The actual climbing sectors are to be found deep down in the ground, and not as usual on […]
Multipitch and traditional climbing in Gran Canaria. What most people don’t know is that Gran Canaria has a fair amount of beautiful traditional climbing routes. Maybe you have seen the sport climbing guidebook and thought that that is all the climbing the island has to offer, but no you can’t be more wrong, there are so much more to discover. In the middle of the island between the villages Tejeda and San Bartolome you find a small place called Ayacata, here you will find a mecka of trad, sport and mix multiputch routes varying from 2 -5 pitches, most with great anchors/stands and rapells. The most spectacular multipitch climb is […]
Climbing Gran Canaria Via Ferrata La Guagua The weather predictions were rain and more rain. But we were lucky and got a sunny and perfect day on the long Via Ferrata, La Guagua. This Via Ferrata is demanding and very amusing, it has many passages with vertical walls, a amazing cave, a overhanging ladder and a trilling cable bridge. Our clients of the day did a splendid job and the beer afterwards has never tasted so good.
Climbing in Ayacata is always a pleasure, the views are stunning. After a foggy morning in Asserador, practicing anchors, rappel and commands we went to the sector Libreria for some more multipitch practicing. The routes are great, with nice bolted anchors and rappel stations. Ayacata is really a perfect place for learning and teaching multipitch climbing.
Crack climbing on Gran Canaria El Cenobio is a great climbing area close to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. The routes have very different styles, from beautiful cracks to water polished slopers. Here you can find one of the best 7b’s of the island, Nena, a vertical, technical and fingery route on great rock. There are also some very nice 6b-6c cracks that are worth the visit.