Courses & Cost

Nature Courses & Cost

Sport Climbing Mallorca

9th of April – 15th of April

OVERVIEW

The island of Mallorca has established itself as one of Europe’s premier rock climbing and sport climbing destinations. The type and style of rock climbing found at Mallorca has something for everyone from slabby walls, evil overhangs, juggy tuffas, roofs, and cracks. The majority of the rock climbing on the island is single pitch, with plenty of routes at every grade. A perfect combination of challenging yourself while having fun! In addition to climbing, Mallorca has scenic hiking trails throughout the Tramuntana mountains, gorgeous blue flag beaches, idyllic stone villages, and Palma a city with old world charm full of culture, food, and shopping.

GOALS

  • Ensure that everyone climbs safely
  • Enable the clients to climb as much as they would like
  • Provide opportunities for clients to push themselves on harder climbs
  • Expose clients to different climbing locations on the island
  • Provide coaching as needed
  • Everyone has fun
  • Everyone gets better at climbing

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Start and end date: 9th – 15th of April
  • Age: 16+
  • Cost: TBD
  • Location: Mallorca

NatureNurture Provides:

Coaching: Our robust team of educators’ experience range from high-performance athletic training to grass root youth development. That combined with Spenser’s (Director of Nature programs) climbing experience makes for a week of immense climbing growth potential.

Equipment: Ropes, helmets, quickdraws, harnesses & belay device (please feel free to bring your own if you would like).

Transportation to and from the Airport in Palma de Mallorca and all climbing sites

Shared accommodations in hostel or camp

Dinner & wine every night!

NatureNuture does not provide:

Flight/ travel to Palma de Mallorca

Climbing insurance

**EU Passports -Please check out your EU entitlements in the event of a medical emergency or treatments.

Non-EU passports- Please obtain travel insurance for the duration of your stay in Spain. You can obtain travel insurance online at very reasonable prices or with your local travel agent. We request that you provide us with your insurance details in your Pre Arrival Form or on the first day of the course.

Climbing shoes

Food – breakfast, lunch, snacks (you will be given opportunities throughout the trip to buy what you need, but we recommend that you come with a list of food, so we don’t waste time in the supermarket).

Packing list (we have store recommendations on our website if you are not sure where to buy from):

Sleeping bag

Sleeping pad/mat

Headlamp

Backpack (for food and gear)

Warm layer (jacket and pants)

Approach shoes

Harness (optional)

60cm Sling (optional)i

Locking carabiner (optional)

Sample Itinerary:

April 9th – Pickup from the airport in Palma de Mallorca at a time that accommodates everyone’s arrival. Drop off at camp with some downtime to unpack and relax. Evening icebreaker and group dinner to socialize and meet the course leaders and to go over the general plan. This is a great time to share goals and hopeful outcomes for the week.

April 10th – LET IT BEGIN! We head out after breakfast to Ca’s Catala just outside of Palma for our first day of climbing. This location will give us an opportunity to evaluate your safety procedures, belaying and lead climbing ability. Once we Identify that you are up to par with the safety skills and techniques, then it’s time to CLIMB! Although the climbs are not as long as ones we will do later in the week, Ca’s Catala has a great range of difficulty from 4’s – 7a’s.

April 11th – Day 2 of climbing here we go! Today we will head out to the Bunyola area where there is literally hundreds sport of climbs! We will start the day at Sa Gubia with stunning cliff faces in every direction and climbs that are 25-40 meters long. There is a great variety of difficulty so everyone can work at their own pace and level.

April 12th – Day 3 of climbing, now things are heating up! Kicking things into a higher gear, we set off to conquer some of the climbs on the north side of the island in one of my favorite spots, Port de Soller! Here you will see that there are no 4’s and very few 5’s so this is a good day for the beginners to step out of their comfort zone and project some harder climbs on the top rope. The location is stunning because the anchors for most of the climbs face out towards the open sea, the exposure is truly breathtaking!

April 13th – Day 4 of climbing… we are past halfway, oh NOOOOOO! Don’t worry we’ll kill it today! We head off to Alaro for some more fun in the sun! The crag dominates the horizon as we approach and gives a great variety of difficulty in one of the most renowned climbing areas on the island.

April 14th – Day 5 of climbing, we want to know what you think! After four days of climbing on the island paradise of Mallorca we want to know if there is anything that you would like to revisit, any projects unfinished or any climbs that tempted you but you didn’t get the chance to try. We want to make that happen for you, so let’s talk about it! Plan for day five will be discussed at dinner on the 13th!

April 15th – The end is never the end, just the beginning of something else! We pack up, and we head to the airport – Until next time my fellow adventurers, stay safe, get stronger and be happy!

Note: Itinerary is subject to change depending on the ability level of the group and of course the god of rain! If you need a rest day, take it, we are not in the business of making you climb when your body is not feeling it. You know yourself best… don’t be surprised if we nudge you a bit if we feel like you are being lazy. 😉

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Daily Retreat Program

7:00 am – Meditation, Pranayama and Chanting. Followed by morning tea and fresh fruit
8:00 am – Yoga practice
10.00 am – Breakfast
11.00 am – 4.30 pm – Free time to rest, chat, have lunch, relax, explore the island
4.30 pm – Yoga workshops/restorative yoga practice
7 pm – Dinner
**Please note that 1 guided hike and 1 Inner presence coaching session is included in the retreat price. Other free time suggestions are provided below. We will make all of the arrangements.
 
Free time suggestions:
*Rock Climbing with Spenser – no experience necessary
*Vineyard tour with wine tasting and tapas – Mallorcawinetours.com
approx.49 euros per person. Tour length 4 hours.
*Beach – Port Soller (drop off at Soller train station for tram to Port Soller 6 euros one way)
*Palma market with pasta making session and train ride back.  Length of tour is 5 hrs; cost for train is 17 euros and cost of pasta making subject to group size.
*Boat trip to Cala Tuent, Sa Foradada or sunset cruise (http://mezzomagic.co.uk/)

Other Important Information

Medical Travel Insurance
EU Passports: Please check out your EU entitlements in the event of a medical emergency or treatments.
Non-EU passports: Please obtain travel insurance for the duration of your stay in Spain. You can obtain travel insurance online at very reasonable prices or with your local travel agent. We request that you provide us with your insurance details in your Pre Arrival Form or on the first day of the Retreat.
What to bring?
Bring your normal casual yoga clothes. It will be quite warm and sunny in the daytime but a light jacket is good for morning meditation and evenings as it can be chilly in the mountains. Bring your walking shoes!  We are located in the Serra de Tramuntana the largest natural park and nature reserve on the island with lots of hill walking trails. Don’t forget your swimming gear, there is a lovely outdoor pool area with amazing views.
Your yoga mat, 2 yoga blocks and a yoga belt. Please bring a couple of sweat towels as you will need them at both asana classes and also during workshops- these sweat towels are a requirement for asana classes.
Some other things you might want to bring:
  • A torch is very handy to have for walking back to your room or from the Fornalutx village at night can be dark.
  • The resort is in a very peaceful area; however, bring some earplugs if you are a light sleeper as they not easily purchased in the local stores.
  • If you are on medication of any sort…bring some spares or your prescription for the local chemist.
  • Camera – you can use these in workshop sessions as they are a great way to capture elements such as alignment by photographs. Make sure to bring enough memory cards and your chargers! The Serra de Tramuntana is known for indescribable beauty and spectacular scenery
  • UVF sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun. Pack some good quality high factor sunscreen and long sleeve cotton shirts to avoid being sunburnt.
  • Books to read!