Bouldering at Villanueva del Rosario

Above all, the aim of the Performance Climbing course is to help you to overcome the barriers that are limiting your climbing performance.

These obstacles are often difficult to overcome without advice and help from a more experienced climber who is able to analyse both strengths and weaknesses and then suggest methods of overcoming the weaknesses and maximising the effectiveness of the strengths.

Silvia has been coaching for over 20 years and has been climbing at a high standard for over 30 years. She has onsighted several 7c's, red pointed up to 8b and done over 100 routes graded above 8a.

Silvia has also trad climbed E7 and flashed many E5 in the UK. Alpine highlights include the North Face of the Eiger and the first female ascent to Fitzroy in Patagonia.

Please see the section 'About' for more details on Silvia's background and climbing experience.


Climbing steep rock at Dusk


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Performance Rock Climbing Courses and Holidays in Spain


Performance Rock Climbing is a course of comprehensive personal coaching that aims to improve all aspects of your climbing - movement skills, technique, the mind and your confidence as well as training and strategies to improve your overall climbing performance.

Initially we will ask for detailed information about your past and current climbing performance. Then, on the climbing course itself, we will do a few climbs together in order to identify and talk through strengths, weaknesses and objectives.

We will look at movement skills and body position as well as energy saving techniques but, more important, we will look at the overall combination of factors that will enable you to become a better climber.

The coaching will focus on giving you the strategies to plan your climbs carefully and feel more confident in your own climbing abilities. We will suggest mental approaches and training strategies that will help you to achieve your personal goals.Thus when you stand below your next project you have the belief that you can do it.

The course is normally based at our house in Villanueva del Rosario in Andalucia. Climbers can lodge in a self-catering apartment with lovely mountain views and a sunny terrace.

This village is surrounded by fantastic crags, hills and mountains with easy access to El Chorro, Loja and Archidona. The airports of Malaga and Granada are within 40km and 65km from the village.

If you prefer being based at El Chorro we can easily arrange that. We are associated with The Olive Branch which provides a wide range of accommodation from a whole house for rent to private rooms or camping with the use of cooking facilities.

As always this course will be constructed around your individual needs - please do not hesitate to contact us to suggest your own itinerary.

There is more detailed information on this course on the main Rock Climbing Company website.

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Useful Information on our Courses


Length of Course
Ratio Cost per Group

Cost per Person

1/2 Day Climbing Course
150 Euros
150 Euros
150 Euros
75 Euros
165 Euros
65 Euros
1 Day Climbing Course
190 Euros
190 Euros
190 Euros
95 Euros

255 Euros

85 Euros


Booking Information

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Advice and help on climbing more effectively so that you approach routes better prepared and climb them efficiently and safely with more confidence and a broader set of skills,

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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