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The Rock Climbing Company runs a wide range of rock climbing courses and mountain activities for people of all ages and level of experience.

We can guide you on a long mountain ascent, show you the best via ferratas, take you abseiling or bouldering in an amazing limestone landscape.

We concentrate on offering high quality, low ratio courses that will help you become a safe and competent climber.


Summit of El Chamizo


Abseiling off a route in Spain

On top of El Chamizo

Rock Climbing Courses & Via Ferrata in southern Spain


The Rock Climbing Company provides comprehensive climbing courses, via ferrata days, climbing & abseiling lessons and guided mountain days in Andalucia in Southern Spain.


We specialise in creating climbing courses and holidays that are personalised to your exact requirements - just let us know what you would like to take away from the day or course, the amount of time that you have and we will try to arrange it.

Our 2 bases are located north of Malaga. WE normally deliver our instruction in the small town of Villanueva del Rosario and in the world famous venue, El Chorro. Both climbing areas are very close to the city of Antequera and within easy access of Granada, Malaga and Seville airports.

The town is situated in the hills and is surrounded by some great crags - you can see the cave that contains Chilam Bilam, one of the worlds hardest routes, from our house. Plus there is easy access to the excellent routes at El Chorro, El Torcal, Loja and Archidona.

Your climbing instructor is Silvia Fitzpatrick; one of the best female climbers in the UK and one of the few females to hold the Mountain Instructor Award.

Silvia was trained as a Modern Languages and a Physical Education teacher before becoming a climbing insructor and uses these additional skills to help climbers of all levels improve.

There is a profile of Silvia in the magazine Climber


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Rock climbing courses and holidays in Spain that are always totally customised to your needs.

Andalucia is an awesome venue for adventure holidays and we can help you arrange your holiday

We can organise accommodation in both venues for groups of all sizes

Silvia is a native language speaker and can help you with both formal and informal language lessons.

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Latest topo and guide to the Chilam Balam cave in Villanueva del Rosario.