Women rock! We are fantastic climbers. We have style, poise, grace, flexibility... We "climb like a girl"! Well now, we are offering you a chance to come on a Women Only Climbing Holiday. Depending on the availability of our female instructors, they are organised in the Costa Blanca or Haute Provence.
Women Only Climbing Holiday
Women tend to climb differently to men. Because they generally can't rely on brute force to get them up a route! Our female climbing instructors, Jude Spancken, Esther Foster, Robyn Nelson and Desiree Verbeek have explored ways of maximising the strengths of women: flexibility, focus, creativity, and inner strength. Thereby maximising women's climbing potential and enjoyment.
All Rock & Sun's female instructors are experienced climbing coaches with a true passion for the sport. They will aim to give you the best climbing experience. They can coach you and improve your climbing technique so you'll learn how to climb more efficiently. Also they could work with you on other areas of your climbing that might need some attention. For instance how to deal with insecurities, fear of falling, or fear of failing. Furthermore, an all women environment can give encouragement and like mindedness that you don't always get from our gorgeous macho males!
The BMC promotes gender equality within rock climbing. One of their campaigns is This Girl Can Climb.
Women Only Climbing Holiday
- 5 days guided climbing with female instructor
- Coaching especially for women
- 7 nights accommodation
- Airport transfers
- Transport to and from the crags
- Maximum ratio is 1:6
Women Only Climbing Holiday for women who would like to
- climb with a female instructor
- climb surrounded exclusively by the inspiration and encouragement of other female climbers
- improve technical climbing skills and use efficiency of movement as a means of solving more advanced climbing challenges
Accommodation in the Costa Blanca
When coming on a Women Only Climbing Holiday in the Costa Blanca, you will be staying in a self-catering villa with swimming pool in Lliber in the Jalon Valley. It is an extremely spacious detached finca, boasting magnificent views over the valley's vineyards, almond and olive groves, set against the Col de Rates in the background. The villa is completely private, has many outside areas to enjoy both in winter and summer, and has a lovely outside kitchen and barbecue area. The villa has a very large lounge with dining area and fire place and a fully equipped farmhouse style kitchen. There are three twin bedrooms, a bathroom and one double room that also functions as a family/triple room with its own bathroom. The beds and mattresses are of high quality to assure a good night's sleep in between long and intense climbing days.
The villa is located in a secluded and quiet area in the beautiful green hills behind Lliber, yet within walking distance of amenities. The nearest restaurant is about a mile away. The bars and restaurants on main square of the picturesque village of Lliber are at 2,5 km. It is 4 km to Jalon with a big choice of bars, restaurants and a supermarket. There are bikes at the villa for guests to use. There is Wifi at the villa.
I had a fantastic time on the Women Only trip to Spain!
As expected, climbers and instructors were friendly, fun and inspiring. Both Dees and Esther were ever patient with my questions and their different approaches worked well together. They also supplied me with some more aggressive shoes which made a huge difference to my climbing.
Overall a fab experience. I arrived having done one or two F4/5 lead climbs indoors and not for a year or so. I left having led F6a+ and confident at lead belaying and cleaning.
1st March 2019
I firmly believe that there is a market for women only climbing holidays…
Climbing with Dees and Esther was an absolute joy. They were professional, patient and so supportive. With their encouragement I was able to top rope and strip my first 6a which was a huge achievement for me.
9th November 2018
It was absolutely fantastic to just climb for once with only girls!
would say with more of feel of a climbing holiday then a women specific coaching course.
Despite the course maybe not being what I expected in terms of structure/coaching, it definitely has helped me progress. I think one of the very positive things has been the mileage. I never had the chance to lead climb so many routes in the lower grades every day and that has definitely helped me, as well as the falling practice.
I definitely got a lot out of the week with Rock and Sun and next time I will book myself on a performance coaching course.
5th November 2018
Upcoming Rock & Sun Women Only Climbing Holidays
For this Women Only rock climbing holiday we recommend that you have your own:
Dick's Climbing is a dedicated climbing shop that offers a large range of climbing equipment and shoes at good prices.
For this Women Only rock climbing holiday we recommend Protectivity Insurance: