Hot Rock

The sports climbing revolution started in Spain. The majority of climbs have bolts placed for protection. The Costa Blanca in Spain is my preferred choice for running courses with lots of different options across an incredible amount of routes plus sunshine, cold beer, sangria and good food!

Intro Course
So youd like to know what climbing is all about. Come along and I will show you the way; in Spain however you are almost guaranteed sun and warm rock!

Prerequisites: None and equipment is provided!

Indoor to outdoor conversion
Traditionally people learnt to climb from going out with more experienced friends. In the late 1970s climbing walls appeared to offer climbers training opportunities in the winter. Nowadays many people take their first steps inside on plywood and plastic; my courses take you outside on to real rock!

Learn to lead
Taking the step and the responsibility into your own hands many say being on the sharp end is the only way to climb! Leading on bolts is a good stepping stone to leading on traditional gear or you may just stick with sports climbing! Leading outside requires additional skills from leading in an indoor wall such as threading belays, abseiling and building belays.

Prerequisites: Some seconding experience or indoor leading experience and the desire to lead.

Big mountain
Climbing in the Costa Blanca isnt just about bolt clipping; there are a number of big mountain routes and scrambles that require British style techniques and ability to place your own gear. Maybe you fancy learning to trad climb or scramble in the sunshine? Get in touch!

Hot Rock courses are bespoked courses, made to measure to your requirements of time, dates and level of input. Please contact me for more details.