Quick Guide of Rock Climbing in Madrid. Main spots and crags for outdoor climbing in Madrid.
Madrid has some amazing outdoor spots for rock climbing. Here are some of the best:
La Pedriza: Located in the Sierra de Guadarrama, La Pedriza is one of the best spots for outdoor rock climbing near Madrid. It’s known for its unique granite formations and has a variety of routes for all skill levels.
Patones: This small town located about an hour from Madrid is another popular spot for outdoor climbing. It has a variety of routes, from easy to challenging, and is surrounded by beautiful scenery.
La Cabrera: This area is located about an hour from Madrid and has a mix of sport and traditional climbing routes. It’s a great spot for intermediate and advanced climbers.
Zarzalejo: This area is known for bouldering on granite rock formations and is located about an hour from Madrid. It has a variety of routes for all skill levels and is a popular destination for climbers in the area.
Peñalara: This mountain is located in the Sierra de Guadarrama and is a popular spot for hiking and winter mountaineering , but it also has some great climbing routes. It’s a bit more challenging than some of the other spots on this list, so it’s best for experienced climbers. Use of chalk is forbidden.
Valdemanco: This small town is located about 50 km north of Madrid and has some great outdoor climbing routes. It’s a bit less crowded than some of the other areas on this list, so it’s a great option if you’re looking for a more secluded climbing experience.
No matter what your skill level or preference, Madrid has some amazing outdoor spots for rock climbing. Be sure to check out these areas and others to find the one that’s right for you.
If you want to hire a mountain guide to explore the best climbing spots check Dreampeaks specific tours:
Rock climbing is a sport with a wide range of sub-disciplines. This guide offers an overview of the different climbing styles, characteristics and techniques.
Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your climbs, hikes and adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don’t damage natural parks and wilderness.
DREAMPEAKS: ROCK CLIMBING IN MADRID. HIKING IN MADRID. ADVENTURE TOURS AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN SPAIN.
Text by Gabriel Blanco (Mountain Guide & Climber).