Dear guest, Granada is surrounded by large and different mountains. The province of Granada is home to a great diversity of natural spaces, including a national park and five natural parks, along with numerous places of rich environmental value. With all these mountains, Granada has a large number and variety of climbing sports schools or large walls for classical climbing, which is a way of climbing in which the belays are recoverable, with which, in the case of this route , we find few fixed insurance except for meetings. It is a cleaner and more adventurous climb, although you have to have more knowledge.
The different climbing schools are spread over the different parks in the province or nearby places. The Sierra Nevada National Natural Park houses some of the great walls (over 250m) of the province and climbs above 3000m of altitude, an activity that can be done in few places in Spain. Other natural parks and places have numerous sports climbing schools that will allow them to carry out all kinds of climbing.
These are some of the climbs that are offered in the province of Granada:
The Via Cordata Los Vados, is an activity on horseback between climbing and the via ferrata, since although it is full of staples to climb, it does not have a lifeline, so you have to be secured from above, which hinders its progression.
The Vía cordata Los Vados, is a vertical and aerial cordate route of about 350 meters long that runs along the left bank of the wall of La Canal de los Vados (250m high), a climbing area located a few kilometers from Vélez de Benaudalla continuing towards Motril. In addition to its verticality, even presenting some extra-plumb passages, it is a panoramic route of great beauty that allows you to enjoy wonderful views of the Mediterranean Sea in a different way and the beautiful picture that makes up the Castle of Salobreña and other neighboring towns and mountains.
The Vía Silvia Norte del Veleta, is a classic V degree climbing route of approximately 170m, which is located on the north face of Veleta, in Sierra Nevada. It is an ideal adventure route to start in classic climbing, since it does not have a high degree and will allow us to enjoy the adventure without too much trouble.
The North face of Veleta represents one of the highest alpine climbing scenarios in our peninsula. The wide and impressive wall, which begins under the peak of the Veleta and continues to extend for almost a kilometer along the North ridge, forming the place known as the Corral del Veleta, offers a playground where you can climb long routes, such as the Via Silvia, where there are many artificial steps and a high quality rock, contrary to what it may seem at first glance.
The Vía del Espolón de las Chovas Alcandoras is the first way that was opened in the wall, in 1972. It has all the charm of the Alcandoras, the squawking of the Chovas plummeting, and a great atmosphere. It is a good way to enjoy the landscape of the area and the Sierra Nevada. It is a 190m long road that crosses the central area of the Marionetas sector, to the left of the great Pilar that delimits the area known as El Escudo. It is a practically unequipped itinerary, excellent for those who want to progress in clean climbing, which follows a series of dihedrals and fissures creating a very natural and logical line.
The Tajos de las Alcandoras are a set of walls oriented to the Southwest that crown the calm and beautiful valley of Otiñar. It is located less than 20 kilometers away from the city of Jaén (Andalusia). It is located within the Monte de la Sierra peri-urban park. The walls of the Alcandoras are distributed over 4 kilometers wide, with a maximum height of about 200 meters in the Marionetas sector. It is a place known for its ways of self-protection; we are talking about one of the sanctuaries of classical limestone rock climbing.
The Vía Extraplomos Norte del Veleta, is a classic climbing route of approximately 280m, which is located on the north face of Veleta, in Sierra Nevada. It is a much more complex adventure route than her little sister La Silvia. It is a great classic route that runs along the right side of the north wall of the Veleta. It follows a line that manages to flank the apparently impossible collapses, assuming one of the longest routes in the wall and a true work of art in the search to break through the difficulties that arise. Dear guest, if you are an adventurer and want to try climbing during your stay in Grandes Villas, enter this website where they can offer you the best climbs according to your skills: https://www.guiasnevada.com/