Level 1: Introduction

Introduction to Rock Climbing (Level 1)


Rock climbing is a sport related to mountaineering which involves scaling vertical walls using your own strength, agility and balance to find holds for your hands and feet. Special rubber climbing shoes are often used which increase the adherence of the feet to the holds. Climbers use a rope to secure themselves on vertical terrain. The rope protects the climber in case of a fall and allows them to rest if necessary.

The introductory course involves short, grade 4 and 5 climbs up to 20 meters in height, where it is easy to find comfortable holds for both hands and feet.

Introduction to climbing. Requirements

  • No previous experience is necessary. Not recommended for those who suffer vertigo.
  • Rock climbing requires strength and resistance especially in the arms and legs.
  • Children must be 7 years old or more and have the permission of a parent or guardian.
  • It is important to concentrate on the safety instructions provided by the guide.

Climbing areas in the Sierra de Guara

Peña Castibián in Alquézar is an ideal spot to spend half a day climbing. It is a good area for beginners and enjoys the shade in the mornings.

One of the most prestigious climbing areas in Spain is the Mascún Valley in Rodellar, a destination of choice for climbers from all over the world.

Climbing. Personal equipment you need to bring

  • Sports shoes or walking boots.
  • Comfortable clothes that don’t restrict your movements.
  • Warm clothes (depending on the season, please consult).
  • A small backpack.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Plenty of drinking water and when combined with the abseiling activity in the afternoon, a picnic lunch. (Picnic lunches can be ordered: 6,5 euros).

Climbing. Equipment provided

  • Helmet.
  • Climbing harness.
  • Ropes, carabiners, quick draws and other safety equipment.
  • A specialized guide.
  • Health and rescue insurance.
  • Picnic lunch (As part of a full day activity and if ordered).


  • 2 participants: 68 euros.
  • 3 participants: 62 euros.
  • 4 participants: 58 euros.
  • From 5 to 8 participants: 52 euros.
  • Climbing: Introduction to Climbing will be charged at the same rate as Level 2 Canyoning. Level 2 Climbing will be charged at the same rate as Level 3 Canyoning. Multi-pitch Climbing will be charged at the same rate as Level 4 Canyoning.
  • Prices for groups of 8-15 participants will only apply when the group books together.
  • Prices do not include travel to and from the activity. Participants should use their own vehicles.
  • Prices include: a specialized guide, mandatory insurance and technical equipment necessary for the activity.
Vertientes 2.0 Travel Center

Vertientes Aventura. Extreme Adventure Sports in Aragón SIERRA DE GUARA - PYRENEES
San Hipolito s/n. 22145 Alquézar (Huesca), Spain
Tel. and fax 0034 974 318 354 | Mobile : 0034 635 501 073 / 0034 619 905 458