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April 11, 2020 | CLIMBING


What will happen when we get to go out and climb again? We´ll do the same mistakes?

For the moment we are all still at home, confined. We are not sure when this will end, the exact day or how this confinement that has taken climbing away from us, but above all from our jobs, our friends and family, which forces us to reinvent ourselves and change our habits and customs, but we are sure that at some point it has to end, and that things will not be the same as before, but hopefully we will at least be able to go climbing with friends, enjoy again the mountains all day.

Now, what will happen that first day that we can climb again? Will we all go desperate to the mountain? Will climbing areas be overflowing with desperate climbers? Mountains and trails full of people running? Will we see endless accidents?

It is difficult to know exactly what will happen when all this pandemic ends, when our lives return to a certain sense of normality and we can do those things that we like most, freely. But we should keep a few things in mind when return:

We have the opportunity to change some of our behaviors when it comes to climbing again. From our point of view, climbing involves a lifestyle that transcends the mere fact of climbing the walls and that is why it seems very important to us to be aware of the places where we carry out our activity. Remember that when you go to climb Montserrat or Siurana, to name a few examples, they are sites with a rich history in various aspects, from their geology, to their founding history as towns or Monasteries and the place they occupy in the history of climbing at the national level. Find out, discover the secrets kept by each of these sites that you will climb every weekend or every day and that you still don't know. We are sure that this will make you value even more each climbing sector.

We will have been a few weeks without climbing and although you have been training at home, hanging on your fingerboard like crazy, it is better to take it easy when you get back out. Start off smooth, get a good warm-up, and don't expect to be on the same level as the last day you rock climbed. Take it easy. Enjoy being able to be rock climbing again and being in the mountains.

And finally, it is a good time to remember the importance of respecting each other, it doesn´t matter how hard you climb, we are all out there with a single objective which is to enjoy an activity in the mountains that fills us, that makes us happy and that teaches us many things in life. Climbing is not an essential activity, but those of us who climb know what we have learned hanging from the rocks.

We hope to be climbing again soon, but above all that when we get to do so we do it using our brains, with respect and from a new point of view. Regards.


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Client Reviews

Excelente experiencia! Responsabilidad, diversión y energía al 100%. Altamente recomendable!!!

– Nicolás

Una excursión genial !

– Gerard Marquez Caceres

Excelente monitor!!! pero lo mejor de todo inmejorable persona.

– Montserrat

Todo increíble, el lugar, la experiencia y haber podido escalar con uno de los más grandes y profesionales del mundo.
Ahora solo queda organizar para repetir! Gracias!!

– Marcos, Argentina.

Starting from scratch, my daughter and I have learned a lot of climbing techniques while having fun thanks to Santi, an experienced professional climber and a great teacher. I am glad we chose Southclimb and we are looking forward to the next lesson in the mountains!

– Teresa Lozano

Lo hemos pasado muy bien en el curso de iniciación, aprendiendo a escalar en boulder, de top... mediante juegos y explicaciones, sencillas y practicas :) Gracias a Santi x el buen rollo y ahora nos toca seguir practicando, un abrazo!

– Isabel Jorda

hi Santi,
i'm sorry it took so long to post your review, but i wanted to have time to sit down and write a thoughtful one. thank you so much for a great experience. i truly can't think of anything you could do better than you're already doing. just keep up the good work!
thanks again!
Courtney (and Andrew)

– Courtney Fong

El curso de vía larga ha sido insuperable. He tenido una muy buena experiencia, he recibido un trato excepcional y he salido preparada en muchos sentidos. Además de transmitirnos la teoría de una manera muy didáctica, Santi añade un itinerario práctico muy completo para que no quede ninguna duda en la roca. Te enseña a planificar, a guiarte en las aproximaciones y te prepara para la resolución de problemas básicos que pueden darse durante una vía larga, de modo que puedes salir a escalar vías de manera autónoma una vez finalizado el curso. Te da recomendaciones de vías que puedes completar para ir ganando experiencia y soltura en las maniobras y se pone a tu disposición para cualquier duda que te surja después de hacer el curso.
Mil gracias por enseñarme tanto y tan bien; me llevo una experiencia alucinante. ¡Nos vemos en el curso de autoprotección!

– Laura V.

Muy buen monitor

– Mònica Faro Colomés

It‘s already the second time I could climbe with Santy in the Siurana area. I appreciatet the friendly and very professional way of my guide. Always open to adappt the difficulty of the climb to my desire and abilities. I was shown amazing places and felt in very good company.
The additional informations about cultur, tradition, history of the area made the experiance complet!
I‘m looking fortward to the next climbe! Thank you!

– Urs, Switzerland.