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.

Winter ascents

Posted in Mountain climbing

Escalada en hieloThe surroundings of the National Park are considered as Mediterranean high mountains, where winter time can show its hardest side, accumulating snow and ice that allow all kinds of typically alpine ascents. Climbing channels, ridges, shovels, icy walls, etc. are attractive for mountaineers. Plenty of itineraries that, depending on how winter comes, could be more or less technical, attractive and even dangerous.

This page is only intended to give a brief notice on where the main points in which to practice these modalities are, as well as some basic recommendations for safety and maintenance, since there is a great number of specific publications collecting broadly the trails and ascents.

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