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There’re many ways to improve yourself enjoying the nature. One sport that makes you strong of mind and physic is climbing mountains. It keeps you focused, mind clear, high self-esteem and muscle strength.

In Tarifa, there’re some areas for climbing, one of them is San Bartolo. To go there, coming from Tarifa village, you’ve to go to the NW over the N-340 direction Cadiz for over 11km. 1/2 km after have passed (to the left) Punta Paloma beach. At the only main cross point go right (a sign indicates Betis ) and drive for some hundreds of meters till you find a bad road to the left, just before entering the area with houses. Shortly you’ll arrive to a parking place ( way point 36° 05’ 15’’ N ~ 5° 42’ 56’’ W).

From the parking a path goes into a meadow and up into the forest of eucaliptus trees. After less than ten minutes walking up we’ll arrive at the crags, one of the climbing spots of the place.

Here there’s a spot where you can find climbing walls of different grades for begginers to experienced. This place has got easy access. The rocks are in good quality. The weather almost all year is excellent. From this mountain you’ve an incredible scenery about Village of Tarifa, all beaches around and the north coast of Morocco. Also, while you’re there you can observe the vultures flying very close to your heads and it’s so nice.

It’s a very good climbing spot of Cadiz province. You can go with your family or friends. And there you’ll find other climbers. There’s very good vibes!

Everything you need to know to start rock climbing

  • This sport requires a minimum of 2 people. Your climbing partner below will use their weight with a pulley system to help keep you weightless on the wall when needed.
  • You must be trained.
  • Equipement you need you can rent in our store
    • climbing shoes, chalk, comfortable clothes
    • climbing harness and rope
    • locking carabiner, belay device
    • helmet

In Tarifa, we’re a group with enough people who we are passionate about climbing. In our group there’re all kind of ages, from babys who play there to adults.

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings”- John Muir. I love this quote because I feel how Nature’s peace flow into me as sunshine flows into trees. I watch nature like a playground, so I love improving myselves playing every sports I can do in.

In spiritual, the mountains mean symbolizes: constancy, permanence, motionlessness and its peak spiritually signifies the state of absolute consciousness. So, climbing a mountain depicts inner elevation. So, we are not only climbing a mountain, when we’re there, we’re part of something much bigger. We are connecting with the universe, with the others who are there and with ourselves.


In the climbing spot I mencionated before, San Bartolo, there’re routes up to 5c, from 6a to 6c and from 7a to 7c. Begginers start with 5c or less and then when they’ve more experience they can climb from 6a to 7b. And then if you practise a lot you will climb in the rest grades more difficults.

Mountains around the world to climb

The world is full of beautiful views and the best ones comes after the hardest climb. The snow covered mountain peaks reach up into the clear blue sky. It’s also full of the stories of the people who climbed those mountains, from Edmund Hillary’s initial ascent of Everest, to Miss Sheila MacDonald being the first woman to climb Kilimajaro.

When you go to the mountains to climb usually involves a road trip with people that you know. It’s funny to drive trough some of natural enviroments around the world. If you want to enjoy driving by Tarifa routes we offer rental car. This trip is an opportunity to invest your time and effort into a much more personal kind of work. Climbing successfully outside is damn hard you have to be willing to put an inmense amount of energy into it.

There’re two main styles of mountaineering: Alpine and Expedition. Alpine mountaineering is practiced in medium sized mountains, as opposed to the expedition style’s larger mountains. What would be a climbing trip, it would be preparing yourself hard. It isn’t the same self train when you’re a profesional climber than a begginer. People who dedicates them lifes to it, they’ve to prepare themselves hard. For most reasonable fit people it would take 4-6 years it takes to become a professional one. Core stregth is vital for improving your climbing ability.

6 Greatest mountain climbers of the world

Junko Tabei was a Japanese mountaineer, author and a teacher. She was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Reinhold Andreas Messner is an italian mountaineer, explorer and author from South Tyrol. He made the first solo ascent of Mount Everest and along with Peter Habeler, the first ascent of Everest without suplemental oxygen. Messner was the first to cross Antartica and Greenland with neither snowmobiles nor dog sleds. He’s widely considered one of the greatest mountaineers of all time.

Tenzing Norgay born Namgyal Wangdi. He was a Nepali-indian Sherpa mountaineer. He was one of the first two people known to reach the summit of Mount Everest with Edmund Hillary. Edmund was a New Zeland mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. They were part of the ninth British Expedition to Everest. Hillary became interested in mountaineering while in secondary school. He made his first major climb in 1939, reaching the summit of Mount Oliver.

Lacedelli was born in Cortina d’Ampezzo. His career began as a young teenager when he followed a mountain guide up a local summit. He soon came under the tutelage of Luigi ‘Bibi’ Ghedina, one of the best Dolomite rock climbers of the age.  Lacedelli was known for fast ascents of difficult routes, including: the Constantini-Apollonio South Face Direct (500 m V+ A2) on the Pilastro di Rozes (repeat with Ghedina); the first ascent of the Southwest Face of Cima Scotoni (Fanis Group) with Guido Lorenzi; first one-day ascent of the Solda Route on the SW Face of the Marmolada di Penia (with Lorenzi); and the fourth ascent of the Gabriel-Livanos Diedre on the Cima su Alto with Beniamino Franceschi.

Edmund Hillary Was born in July 20, 1919, New Zeland. Climber and Antartic explorer was one of the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. He began climbing in High School. After military service in world war II, he resumed climbing and became determined to scale Everest.

Achille compagnoni was an italian mountaineer and skier. He was born in Santa Caterina di Valfurva, Sondrio, Lombardy. He was one of the first two men to reach the summit of K2, the world’s second highest peak and among the most dangerous.

There’re more important climb people. I selectionated some iconics because they could be an inspiration for you and others to go to the mountain or they could motivated you for what you would love to do. It’s never too late to be who you might have been!

So, It’s time to climb more and improve your skills. We provide you of all you need about rental climbing.

Best regards!

Celia Luna

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