Resources

About Our Island—Mallorca: The island of Mallorca is Europe’s premier rock-climbing and sport-climbing destination. This fact is no longer debatable (and we aren’t just saying that because we live and work here! It’s true). Additionally, our East Coast is now a world-class venue for Deep Water Soloing (DWS), and we know all the best sites. Mallorca has also emerged as a mecca for yoga, meditation, and mindfulness—the infrastructure and culture on the island has allowed NatureNurture to design and deliver phenomenal retreats. So, if you are ready an experience in Nature or one to Nurture you soul…come to Mallorca and allow us to partner with you, In the meantime, here are a few articles to help you become more familiar with our island, with climbing, and with yoga. We are also available to skype with you—for no cost—to help you prepare for your adventures and experiences in Mallorca.

o   http://www.climb-europe.com/RockClimbingSpain/Mallorca.html

o   https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/destinations/mallorca_-_jewel_of_the_med-2519

  • For Beginners:
  • Love the idea of climbing, but not sure where to start? Well it’s not as complicated as it looks just check out the link below. It’s REI’s beginner guide that will walk you through these 4 steps to becoming a climber in more detail:
  1. Find a qualified guide (Although with NatureNurture you already have the guide part figured out!)
  2. Identify the type of climbing you want to try
  3. Gear up (NatureNurture has all the gear you will need)
  4. Find your route

o   Climbing is a skill-based sport. And there are skill-sets that a climber needs to master before progressing. At NatureNurture we find ourselves watching YouTube videos when we are not out climbing.  We know what you’re saying: Spenser, give it a rest! But, no, he won’t; because he’s always on the pursuit of getting better. Here’s his suggested link for the best instructional videos for the following skills:

  • Belaying
  • Rappelling
  • Technique
  • Sport Climbing
  • Trad Climbing
  • Bouldering
  • Training
  • Nutrition
  • https://www.climbing.com/skills/
  • Gyms: If you are in the US and are looking to find a climbing gym to hone your craft (or even begin to develop as a climber) here is a very well-researched and informative article on the 10 best climbing Gyms in the US. If you are not near any of these, you can use them as bench-marks to help you choose which gym, near you, to join. Good luck and be safe: https://www.climbing.com/places/americas-10-best-climbing-gyms/