Available all year round, Rock & Sun’s bespoke Guiding Service offers tailored courses, day trips, weekend trips or holidays as an ideal start to becoming an independent and safe climber or maybe to climb that route you’ve always dreamed of. We primarily offer private guiding in the UK, Costa Blanca and Thailand, but private guiding is also available in our other locations.
Experience something new or give yourself a challenge with the safety of an experienced and qualified Rock & Sun Guide/Instructor.
How it Works
- Private guiding can run to any ratio
- We primarily offer private guiding in the UK, Costa Blanca and Thailand
- Private guiding is also available in our other locations
- Individuals or groups
- You design your aims and objectives and we’ll do the rest
Who’s It For?
- Anybody looking for private guiding or instruction
- Any climber at any ability is welcome
Private Guiding Could Include…
Single Pitch Instruction and Coaching
A great way to improve your skills and techniques with a Rock & Sun Instructor, for a safer and more pleasurable continuation to your climbing career.
Anything is possible. From toproping to learning how to lead sport routes or lead trad routes. From video assisted performance coaching which will improve your climbing technique to doing a two-day self rescue course.
All you need to do is get in touch and let us know what you’d like to do.
Multi-pitch Guiding / Instruction
Climb your dream route or experience top quality multi-pitch climbing. In the Costa Blanca (Spain) three of the most favourite multi-pitch routes are the Penon de Ifach, Mascarat Gorge and the Puig Campana. In Thailand those are Humanality and Ao Nang Tower.
The Penon de Ifach (1,100 feet /332m) is the most striking landmark in the whole of the Costa Blanca. It attracts every climber’s eye, and those who have attempted routes here will know that the climbing does not disappoint. The huge orange South Face of the Penon is riddled with caves, overhangs and groove systems. It offers a variety of lower-grade challenges between 7 and 10 pitches in length.
The towering walls of the Mascarat Gorge provide some fine, long routes in a weird and exciting setting. It is an impressive gash that slices through the coastal road routes between Benidorm and Calpe. From the old bridge one can ascend the classic Llobert/Bertomeu route climbed in 7 or 8 pitches, followed by an airy traverse to reach the descent path back to the start.
The Puig Campana is the impressive mountain which rises 4,639 feet/1,406m above the town of Finestrat. Along with the Penon de Ifach, this mountain has been a focus of climbing in the Costa Blanca since the 1960s. Puig Campana is home to some superb and important routes which will provide memorable days of climbing for those into long, traditionally protected climbs. The Espolon Central is a beautiful 14 pitch alpine day. While not technically difficult, it calls for good route finding skills, slick rope work and quick smooth climbing for a long period. The traverse off is an adventure in itself!
Humanality is a classic must-do multi-pitch route that starts right from Ton Sai beach. Its six pitches offer amazing, original, 3D climbing. Without giving too much away about the challenge you will face yourself with near the top, it is guaranteed to be an unforgettable climbing experience!
Ao Nang Tower is the sea stack in between Ao Nang and Ton Sai/Railay. Step onto the rock straight from the longtail boat to start climbing. This 3-pitch route (6b, 6b+, 6c) is a real stunner and is radically exposed, with all styles of climbing from steep 3D climbing to vertical techy crimping. The top pitch – opened by Rock and Sun instructor Trevor Massiah – has the best climbing and positions. Abseil straight back into the boat.
Walking, Ridge Scrambles, and Canyon Descents
Experience a tailored day out with your guide, exploring dramatic Moorish forts and mule trails, dramatic valley walks and historical sites.
The Barranco del Infierno Gorge is located in the beautiful Vall de Laguart. This dry gorge offers a descent of endless excitement. Normally dry, no running water, there are many large pots scoured out by the raging flash floods which power through during periods of heavy rain. If these pots are full of water, your guide will amaze you with his rope tricks to keep you dry.
The Bernia Ridge is visible from nearly all points on the Costa Blanca. The most impressive section of this ridge is the gently undulating 2km section that extends seaward from the summit of the Bernia (1126m) and has become a beacon for climbers and serious scramblers. The Bernia Ridge offers a classic alpine day with scrambling, technical climbing, abseiling and traversing from the East to West summits with stunning views.