Albarracin bouldering area is set in a remote and tranquil forest near the historic town of Albarracin, Teruel, Spain. The delightful town, with walls and towers dating from early Muslim times, a 16th century cathedral and medieval galleried houses, has rightly earned the honour of an international award for historical preservation.
Bouldering in Albarracin is truly special; exceptionally good and grippy rock (sandstone with quartz), accessible and interesting problems for all grades, a large variety of boulders close together, short approaches, and a bunch of keen and super-friendly climbers around. A must visit destination for anyone who loves bouldering, and hanging out in a beautiful forest and charming medieval town.
Sample Itinerary Albarracin Bouldering
Friday: arrival at Valencia airport, transfer to Albarracin, possibly an afternoon bouldering session
Saturday: a full day of bouldering and coaching
Sunday: a full day of bouldering and coaching
Monday: (if flight times allow) a morning of bouldering, then transfer to Valencia Airport
Weather & Climate in Albarracin
Albarracin has the great advantage of offering year-round bouldering. At 900 metres above sea level, the air is cooler than other, much warmer, lower-climbing regions in Spain. The best time to go climbing in Albarracin is from September till May. We can run trips in June, July and August, although the weather is typically very hot during these months. We offer long weekends (3 nights) from Friday till Monday, but can also organise week long holidays on request.
You will be based in a self-catering apartment in Albarracin, a small historic Spanish town with a fantastic amount of history and charm. It offers a variety of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets.
Look below for upcoming Albarracin holidays and courses. If you don't see what you are looking for from the courses below then get in touch and we can put something on for you!!
Flights and Transfers
Fly into Valencia with arrival on Friday and departure on Monday. We offer one free transfer from Valencia airport to Albarracin and one free transfer from Albarracin back to the airport. To take advantage of these free transfers, and in order to minimise waiting times, please ensure that your flight arrives no later than 2.00 pm on Friday, and departs after 11.30 am on Monday. The transfer time from Valencia Airport to Albarracin is approximately 2 hours.
If you wish to travel independently, contact us for more information.
Your instructor for this Bouldering Trip in Albarracin is Chris Newton Goverd. Chris lives in the Costa Blanca, so Albarracin is more or less is back garden. Whenever he has a chance he takes his van to the forest to do a couple of days of bouldering. He knows the area really well and will find the best boulders for you to try. He has got decades of experience in climbing coaching so he will be able to work with you to achieve the goals you've set yourself for this trip.
- Fly to/from Valencia
- All levels welcome
- Maximum ratio 1:5
- 3 days guided bouldering and coaching
- 3 nights accommodation
- Transfers to/from Valencia Airport (Conditions apply)
- Transport to and from the bouldering
- Use of bouldering mats
- For families with children under 13 we recommend Private Guided Bouldering
- Children aged 13 to 18 can join our bouldering long weekends providing their parent or guardian is present at all times
- Following our Bouldering Risk Assessment all under 18-year olds are to wear a helmet while bouldering
Lots of fun and hard bouldering in Albarracin…
10th October 2018
The bouldering trip to Albarracin is terrific!
12th September 2018
I had a great time…
13th March 2018
Thoroughly enjoyable long weekend of bouldering in Albarracin…
13th March 2018
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