6b&up! is aimed at people who are starting to climb 6b or above (European sports grades). This trip will offer you all the right conditions to push your grade on some of Catalunya's finest rock lines.
The week is aimed at the following type of climber:
- Those that are starting to climb 6b and above
- People who generally climb at least once a week – indoors or outside
- Those who want an opportunity to climb on a selection of the finest routes Catalunya has to offer in the 6b-7b range (or higher if you are up for it!)
- People who want to take the advantage of climbing with a team of highly experienced climbers and informally learn tips and techniques from them
- People climbing in the higher 6’s or 7’s who don’t have a regular climbing partner and who want a climbing holiday with others keen to climb
- People wanting to try out steeper style of climbing
How is it different to other Climb Catalunya trips?
All Climb Catalunya holidays offer great climbing on quality rock with dedicated trip organisers to guarantee you an excellent holiday. They offer relaxation, fun, the chance to explore many different types of rock and beautiful surroundings. 6b&up! has the same emphasis on fun but is aimed at those who are climbing a little bit stronger and want the chance to explore crags and sectors generally reserved for those with a bit more strength, technique and experience. We’ll take you to a range of places that will challenge you in all of these areas, not just steep overhanging tufas but also delicate technical routes and resistance defying slopery conglomerate to help you become a great all round climber. What's the same is you'll still get to benefit from our amazing base in Abella de la Conca, the Abella Eco-Refugi and unwind hardworked muscles in the sauna!
Some of the sectors we go to include the crimpy, slighty off vertical wall of Footbalin in St Linya; the pocketed limestone sector of Guacamole in Tartareu; the steep and juggy wall of Benabarre or the impressive and varied crag Tresponts which has both massive overhangs and technical slabs. If you’re up for some longer multi-pitch sports routes this trip could well be the trip for you as a lot of the truly classic lines in the south face of Villanova de Meia need you to be confidently climbing at least 6a. If you want it, we can offer one to one feedback and video filming so you can see your mistakes and identify main areas for individual progression throughout the week. This is optional and you can express your interest in this kind of feedback at any point during the week. There will be a rest day during this trip. This day will be a chance to pick up tips on warm up and warm down techniques, injury prevention, strengthening exercises, stretching and the importance of core strength development.
This week is a holiday and is not a formal course or coaching week. It is an opportunity to gain insights from climbers with many years of experience in an accessible and informal learning environment and learn from nature and the abundance and variety of rock Catalunya has to offer. You will need your own climbing insurance to participate in this week.