Rock climbing

Posted in Mountain climbing

Escalada en PeñalaraThe National Park configuration, specially its peaks, and the type of its rocks makes this natural space an excellent site for climbing. Since the beginning of mountaineering, the Sierra de Guadarrama has become one of the most important climbing sites in the peninsular center, where most of the best mountaineers and climbers from Madrid area have been trained.

Walls, escarpments and crags give shape to many sites where to train all climbing modalities. Some of them are widely known abroad, as La Pedriza de Manzanares.

The present overview is not intended to be an exhaustive guide to climbing routes or sections; there are many specific publications collecting the more than 2000 tracks we can find in this area, having all possible levels of difficulty. This is a look on main areas, most practiced modalities, specific regulations and, of course, it suggests a good practice code the great majority of climbers already takes into account.

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