Allthough this part of Spain is not generally thought of as a Mecca for climbing, there is some excellent sport to be had on the El Torcal massive. The karstic limestone here provides great tactile rock with superb hand and footholds. Whatever you're looking for, be it assisted, bolted routes or some freeclimbing, you can have hours of pleasure on these crags.

Despite this haven which is on our doorstep, most aficionados head over to the El Chorro Gorge which is only a short 30-minute drive away. At Garganta del Chorro 300m high cliffs have been carved out by the river Guadalahorce and there are over 500 climbing routes covering every level from easy to severe.

Other challenging climbing areas in the Malaga province can be found at Benaojan, Benhavis, Casares, Mijas and Puerto Del Viento at Ronda. All are within reasonable driving distance of Cortijo la Solana. For further details please contact:

Sociedad Excursinista de Malaga
Calle Republica Argentina 9
29016 Malaga
Tel. 0034 952650258.

Outside of Malaga Province there is good climbing at Guejar-Sierra in the Sierra Nevada, Cerro del Hierro near Sevilla and Cerro san Bartolo near Bolonia in Cadiz Province.