The Basque Country

Centred around the North Coastline of Spain, close to the french border and the Bay of Biscay. The Basque Country is a beautiful area with a wide variety of climbing areas and a unique independent culture based around the Basque Language and its people. Whether it is the Sea cliff of Ogono or some of the amazing inland venues like the Novice playground of San Fuasto, the Basque country has something for everyone.

Whilst single pitch sports climbing is the main theme of the climbing in the Basque Country, there are areas with some great multi-pitch sport and mixed trad routes. Dependent on your climbing ability and desired focus for the trip we have a tendency to use one of several locations for our accommodation to give us the best access to the venues that will suit your specific needs.

That can be around Durango, San Fuasto or Ramales, all of which offer great climbing.

Experience Required

Whilst some outdoor climbing experience is desirable, it is not totally necessary, as we can teach you all the skills you need. Ideally you will be climbing around f5 or above to get the best from this area.


Typical Day

We leave the accommodation and drive to an appropriate venue, where we focus on what you need to improve your climbing. Whether that is key safety skills or climbing technique or tactics.


Airport Details

We pick up from Bilbao Airport and drive to the accommodation.


Courses

We Currently have no specific dates for this area of Spain, but we will can arrange specific dates to suit your needs.

Photos from The Basque Country Courses

Bridging up the final pitch on one the exposed routes on Ogono near Bilbao.

Bridging up the final pitch on one the exposed routes on Ogono near Bilbao.

Looking down the amazing Ogono

Looking down the amazing Ogono

Easy climbing in the Atxarte Valley near Durango

Easy climbing in the Atxarte Valley near Durango

Hard Sport climbing at etxauri, this area gets better weather than the coast and is a great place to head should we need to escape coastal showers.

Hard Sport climbing at etxauri, this area gets better weather than the coast and is a great place to head should we need to escape coastal showers.

The Amazing Atxarte Valley near Durango has loads of great climbing to choose from.

The Amazing Atxarte Valley near Durango has loads of great climbing to choose from.

A classic 6c at Ramales, there are also some great easy route, three via ferrets and some awesome surfing beaches nearby.

A classic 6c at Ramales, there are also some great easy route, three via ferrets and some awesome surfing beaches nearby.

Amazing rock and sun at San Fuasto, here climbing a classic 6a.

Amazing rock and sun at San Fuasto, here climbing a classic 6a.

Amazing ArĂȘtes climb at San Fuasto, a 5th and 6th Grade Paradise for novice climbers.

Amazing ArĂȘtes climb at San Fuasto, a 5th and 6th Grade Paradise for novice climbers.

Hard Sport climbing at etxauri, this area gets better weather than the coast and is a great place to head should we need to escape coastal showers.

Hard Sport climbing at etxauri, this area gets better weather than the coast and is a great place to head should we need to escape coastal showers.