Best classic climbs in Galayos

Galayos, one of the best granite climbing areas of Spain, is a group of about 40 spires perched above the deep gorges of the Sierra de Gredos range, at almost 2,000 m.

This majestic labyrinth of rock offers some of the finest rock climbing you can get. Here you can find 400+ easy to hard trad routes, 1 to 8 pitches long (up to 300 m), where cracks and dihedrals predominate.

Isolation, aerial climbs and the stark beauty of the alpine playground combine in the most unique spires concentration in Europe to create a magical place. This is an alpine rock climbing paradise, plenty of high quality multi-pitch routes and gorgeous cracks and dihedrals.

We offer you the chance of getting in touch with adventurous climbing on Galayos best classic routes, just 2 hours drive from Madrid.

Our team of guides will make the perfect programme for you, selecting the best guided rock climbing according to your experience and expectations.

  • 1 person: from 200€ depending on the route.
  • 2 people: from 120€ each – depending on the route.

Want to do two climbs in a single day? Try our 2×1 special offer!

  • 1 person: from 310€ depending on the routes.
  • 2 people: from 185€ each – depending on the routes.
  • English speaking AEGM Certified Rock Climbing Guide.
  • Guiding fee.
  • Liability and accident insurance.
  • All climbing gear needed (ropes, harnesses, helmets, PAS, climbing rack, belay devices…).
  • Transportation. Let us know if you need help arrange transportation to/from Madrid!
  • Drinks and meals.
  • Accommodation.
  • Participants and guide’s half board accommodation and expenses at the hut, if needed.
  • Climbing shoes. While we highly recommend to bring your own shoes, we do have rental climbing shoes. Please ask for available sizes.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Anything not listed in the “Includes” section.
  • 2 participants per guide.

ACTIVITY DETAILS

1-day programme:
1-day programme:

  • Meeting point at Arenas de San Pedro castle car park.
  • Carpooling to Plataforma del Nogal del Barranco (15min).
  • Hike up to the base of the route (1 to 2 hours).
  • Rock climbing activity (3 to 4 hours).
  • Hike down to Plataforma del Nogal del Barranco (1 to 2 hours) and carpooling to Arenas de San Pedro (15min).

2-day programme (includes overnight):

  • Day 1
    • Meeting point at Arenas de San Pedro castle car park.
    • Carpooling to Plataforma del Nogal del Barranco(15min).
    • Hike up to Refugio Victory (2h to 2h30min). Overnight at the hut or bivouac.
  • Day 2
    • Hike up to the base of the route (10min to 1 hour).
    • Rock climbing activity and descent to the hut (3 to 5 hours).
    • Hike down to Plataforma del Nogal del Barranco (1 to 2 hours) and carpooling to Arenas de San Pedro (15min).
  • 1 full day, from 8am to around 4/5 pm.
  • Longer trips available at request.
  • Activities on consecutive days get a 10% discount.
  • Sur de la Apretura, Pequeño Galayo, 150 m, V+.
  • Diedro, Gran Galayo, 80 m, V-.
  • Pequeño Galayo – Gran Galayo ridge, 300 m, V+.
  • Oeste, Aguja Negra, 290 m, V.
  • Diedro Ayuso, Punta María Luisa, 160 m, 6b.
  • Rivas-Acuña, Punta María Luisa, 160 m, V.
  • María Luisa – Torreón ridge, 500 m, V
  • Arañas Amarillas, Torre Amezúa, 200 m, 6a.
  • Aída, Las Berroqueras, 300 m, 6a.
  • Sulayr, Peña del Águila, 170 m, 6b.
  • Tiempos de cambio, Peña del Águila, 170 m, 7a+.
  • Good physical condition.
  • Previous climbing experience.
  • Medium to high, depending on the chosen route.
  • Technical clothing for the time of year (warm clothes, windbreaker, waterproofs, etc.). It is always good to have a light layer (or multiple layers), even in the summer.
  • Comfortable clothing (loose and not bulky).
  • Backpack approx. 20-25 litres (40-45 litres if you need to carry sleeping bag and pad for overnight at the hut).
  • Approach or hiking shoes.
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre).
  • Snacks (bars, packed meals, some fruit).
  • Sun protection (sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, cap or hat).
  • Headtorch and batteries.
  • Camera or phone.
  • Trekking poles (recommended for long approaches).

For the hut:

  • Sleeping bag and pad (hut does not have them).
  • A minimum toilet bag (toothbrush and toothpaste).
  • Earplugs (recommended).

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY

MEDIUM

PHYSICAL CONDITION

MEDIUM/HIGH

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