https://www.theclimbingacademy.com/blog/bristol/rock-and-sun-costa-blanca/ In September, our social media guy Dan was invited to Costa Blanca to experience a Rock & Sun holiday first hand. Here's the story of his trip, from the routes he climbed to the lessons he picked up on the way. By Dan...Read more
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The Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are a spectacular range of long, challenging, limestone peaks that will keep you buzzing for days. The mountain range offers not only some extreme, big wall routes for advanced climbers, but also extensive beginner routes for an enjoyable experience of height and exposure.
The mountain ranges in the Dolomites have been voted some of the best in the world for their easy access, and the ability to summit these spectacular routes within one day without having to camp on the rock or in a mountain hut. Instead, you can start early and then finish before evening to look back and see the monster that you've climbed.
Cortina d’Ampezzo is the classic spot to go to. There are plenty of crags around and all the famous areas like the Cima Towers are nearby. We think your main aim when going to the Dolomites should be climbing the bigger routes. Regardless of whether you are a beginner or advanced climber, there are multi-pitch routes for all abilities and experience levels.
Besides the endless number of longer routes on all the mountains, areas for single pitch sport climbing are vast and varied. Many are short walk-ins and most offer some spectacular views. Some of the best crags are: Val Rienza, which overlooks the Tres Cima, Crépe de Oucèra Alta, Cinque Torri, Sasso di Stria, South Face of the Piccolo Lagazuoi, Crepo Longo, Landro, Val Rienza, San Bodo.
The Dolomites are also famous for their long, technical via ferrata routes which take you on a exciting adventure every time. Magnificent scenery will accompany you through, for example, swinging bridges and small, exposed ladders. A via ferrata is a great way to go and have some fun as a group - and make the most of some fantastic photo opportunities.
Weather & Climate in the Dolomites
As part of the Alps you can expect cold and rainy winters. However, during the summer months, this is the ideal location to climb with a t-shirt on in hot and sunny crags with cool breezes blowing through the valleys. The best time to go to the Dolomites is therefore between July and September. Remember this is still the Alps, so the weather can be unpredictable and it's worth coming prepared with waterproofs
Accommodation in the Dolomites
You will be based in or near Cortina d’Ampezzo. Depending on your preference and budget we can arrange accommodation for you in a hotel, self-catering apartment, or alpine hut.
Trips to the Dolomites are on request only
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If booking online with less than 2 weeks before the holiday dates, then please speak to a member of the team first to check flight details. Many thanks the Rock and Sun team.
Our customers say
- "Best climbing ever, most beautiful places and top class instructors. (Sport Climbing Holiday, Thailand)"Ben M.
22nd February 2017
- "An amazing holiday/Journey through Thailand with Rock and Sun, the climbing is world class, Lao Liang Is A touch of paradise, the Island life is perfect. Sleeping on the beach and waking up to some epic climbing is just what you need after working hard in"Ben A.
17th January 2017
- "Great climbing holiday across the festive period. Nige and Fran were very helpful and friendly at the villa, and their friends visiting for New Year's holidays also very much contributed to the festive and warm atmosphere. Villa is in an excellent locatio"Mauro F.
9th January 2017
- "Excellent holiday. The island part of the holiday was really something special and a unique experience. The choice of climbing was excellent, not spending too much time on the obvious and overcrowded/noisy crags. Also really enjoyed the company of Trevor "Heath D.
14th December 2016
- "Everyone was very friendly and helpful but Sergio was a brilliant teacher and thanks to him I learnt so much. I will definitely be coming again in the new year! (Long Weekend Climbing, Costa Blanca)"James P.
11th December 2016
- "Good accommodation where the stove was always lit on our return from climbing. Guides (Stu and Sergio) were great and geared advice to your level. Sergio seemed to put in an extra effort and kept climbing until sunset as we missed half a day due to rain t"William N.
5th December 2016
- "The villa was immaculate. Sergio was a superb instructor and I took away plenty of tips and exercises to work on at home to keep on improving my climbing. (Performance Coaching Level 3, Costa Blanca)"Vicky D.
28th November 2016
- "Fran and Nige were fantastic and the villa was beautiful. A suggestion could be to provide clients with takeaway menus or chargeable alcohol in the mini bar. The villa is so cosy that it is hard sometimes to go out for food! (Long Weekend Climbing, Costa "Rushmi K.
26th November 2016
- "Got exactly what I wanted as well as a nice break in a stunning valley. Now I have something to work on with the climbing and intend to come back soon. (Long Weekend Climbing, Costa Blanca)"Gary P.
22nd November 2016
- "Brilliant, patient and encouraging instructor (Sergio), welcoming, friendly and warm villa hosts (Nige and Fran). Beautiful surroundings, great climbing locations and delicious food! Loved loved loved it!!!! (Long Weekend Climbing, Costa Blanca)"Solvita V.
22nd November 2016