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Margalef

Margalef, SPAIN

21-28th April 2018

£830 per person

Only 6 places available! 
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Margalef sign

Love to Climb coaching holidays are back! And what better destination to make a comeback with:  Margalef in Catalunya Spain.  I’ve had 4 trips to Margalef myself and I know it’s the real Spain; a beautiful small village tucked away in delightful countryside away from it all.  On this coaching holiday you'll work on both your onsighting and redpointing skills.  By tackling both of these you'll learn how to read the rock, discover subtle technique improvements and find the flow and pace you need to climb confidently and efficiently.  Gaining the confidence to climb your best comes from many places: the best possible climbing environment and atmosphere, helpful route preparation, the right mental state before you set off and also being comfortable falling and trusting your belayer is crucial so we make sure to cover dynamic belaying too.

Cabernet Margalef

Looking up to Cabernet sector with the last glows of sun

Love to Climb coaching holidays provide the highest quality of coaching with fully qualified, insured and certified coaches.  This trip will be run and coached by myself, Katherine.  The experience will be both professional and a lot of fun.  There will be no more than 6 clients and because there will be one coach you'll have consistent attention from one pair of eyes.

Heather Espadelles Margalef

Heather climbing a lovely 6 on a new sector at Espadelles

Aside from the climbing Love to Climb holidays offer so much more.  Having run trips such as these to Turkey, Kalymnos, Sardinia, Spain and France in the past, my philosophy is that creating a relaxed and fun atmosphere is fundamental to anyone climbing at their best.  What we do away from the crag is just as important, whether that’s a cultural visit, wine tasting or a relaxing walk, I hope these moments will be as memorable as clipping the chains on an amazing route.  I hope too that you’ll make some long lasting friendships.

Charging up on sun Margalef

Ruth and Greg charging up on sun before a day at the crag!!

Mac, our local expert who runs Casa Catalunya, where we'll be staying, knows the climbing inside out and will be there to guide us in selecting the perfect crags, many of which aren’t commonly frequented by visiting climbers.  The rock is conglomerate and is famous for it's pockets.  Overall the holds are positive, it's mostly face climbing but very technical as you have to remember which pockets to put your feet in!  You can read more about the climbing here>>   

L'Ermita Margalef

L'Ermita sector on the right - perfect for amazing 6s

Who is the trip for?

You'll be climbing 6a to 7a and a  confident lead climber.  You do not necessarily need a lot of outdoor experience but ideally you'll know how to sport climb, use the equipment and thread a belay

Espadelles Margalef

Espadelles: one of the biggest sectors, the middle grey bit has lots of 6s

Margalef climbing signpost

There is climbing for everyone

El Tobogan sector Margalef

Look at those lovely slabs at Tobogan sector

The above price includes:

  • 5 days coaching
  •  1 fun rest day
  •  7 night’s accommodation
  •  Fresh breakfasts and lunches
  •  Car hire
  •  Airport collection and drop off

The price does not include travel to Spain or evening meals (although we can arrange deals with local restaurants).

Margalef Autumn leaves

Beautiful at all times of year - on my last trip the Autumnal leaves were on fire

Itinerary

Saturday    arrive - airport collection - time and airport to be agreed
Sunday     footwork, general movement for efficiency
Monday   more techniques and onsighting  
Tuesday   onsighting and the mental game    
Wednesday   rest day
Thursday   redpoint practice - how to push yourself further
Friday   redpointing or onsighting - putting it all together
Saturday   leave - drop off at airport
Location
Margalef is a small village just under 2 hours south west of Barcelona.  There are many flights available to Barcelona at reasonable prices.  You will be picked up from Barcelona airport.
Margalef village 
Margalef village: small, traditional with everything you need 
Accommodation
Casa Catalunya
Booking

The booking process will be managed by Jagged Globe in order to comply with the Package Travel Regulations 1992 (see below), but all enquiries should be made directly with me, Katherine

All advance payments you make are protected, as Jagged Globe is a UK registered tour operator, bound by the Package Travel Regulations 1992.  If you are a UK resident your booking is protected by ABTOT.  Jagged Globe's ABTOT number is 5174.  This means that should something untoward happen to Jagged Globe, as a business, your money will be refunded.  If you are already overseas, the trip will continue or you will be brought home at no cost to yourself.   

 

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Testimonials

"I came back from this trip feeling like I'd had a proper mental holiday from everything else and enjoyed being totally engrossed in the climbing and being around people ho are as equally enthusiastic if not more.  Overall I'm totally recharged now for the next year's training and future climbing trips" Kathryn Turkey coaching holiday 2009 

"Organisation second to none typifies the holiday" Colin Turkey coaching holiday 2008

"Overall it was a fantastic trip, a great area and a good group of people.  I had a great time and learnt a lot about my own climbing.  I feel I now know what I need to start climbing harder, whereas before the plan was pretty much to turn up at the wall more often and stay longer!" Misha, Turkey coaching holiday 2009

"In general, it is amazing that at every point I felt a bit uncomfortable in my climbing, one of you were there, paying attention and shouting something to encourage me.  To me, it seems that everyboday else had the same feeling, which is impressive" Wiebke, Turkey coaching holiday 2008

Finestra Margalef

Finestra, one of my favourite crags, this person is climbing one of the amazing 6c+s on this wall