Albarracin

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Boulder in Albarracin

Albarracin is one of the best and well known places to do bouldering in Spain and also in Europe. Many people around the world come every year to climb there. It is a vast wooded area full of boulders everywhere you look. Albarracin is consider one of the most beautiful villages in Spain and the forest will take your breath. It is a paradise for boulder’s fanatic people and this is the reason why many people just stay there for month or even longer!

Usually the climbing season starts in October and finishes around March/April, but the best time to climb through the slopers of the countless boulders of Albarracin is the harsh winter. Albarracin is around 1000 meters above sea level and it is often cold. In winter it even snows, but it doesn’t stop climbers to try their best.

You can find some water in the village of Albarracin, 5 minutes by car from the climbing area.

Photo gallery Albarracin

Climbing

Uncountable sandstone boulders everywhere you look at and a magic atmosphere is what you will find in Albarracin every time you go. There are always people setting up new boulders everywhere. From easy boulders to warm up, to projects that will be very hard to send. You should be very careful with your skin because after a couple of days (sometimes also in two hours) you will have no more finger skin.

The climbing style is sloppers and hard mantles. Although you will not miss crimpy boulder problems.

Guidebooks
There are some guidebooks from Albarracin, but the one we recommend is the one from norop.es. Here you find the link to get the Albarracin guidebook. It is also very interesting the norop.es website, where you have all the information online.
Restricted areas
Prohibited sectors: Sol, Masia, Mirador, high area of Valle de la Madera, Penísula, Psicokiller and Acantilados.
Prohibited sectors form 15.th January to 15.th August: Península.

Getting there

Sleeping

There is a camping in the village where you can sleep in your tent or in a bungalow. Free camping is totally forbidden, as it is a protected natural area. It is allowed to sleep in your camper or van in the parking.

Shopping

Albarracin is very touristic and although it is very small, it has all what you may need, and relatively with good timetables.

Other activities

Visit the beautiful village of Albarracin, do some hiking, visit the cave paintings, hang out looking the other guys climbing.

Restrictions

Free camp is totally forbidden.
Dogs must be kept on a leash.
Forbidden to light fires under any circumstances.
Climbing forbidden, except in the areas provided for the purpose.

Links

Respect Albarracin
norop.es
enlavertical.com
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