This is climbing on Tenerife:
The largest unknown climbing paradise of Europe, welcome to a world of unpolished rock, uncrowded crags, pristine basalt and of course 365 days a year in pleasant weather. While sea level offers soaring sun worshipping temperatures, a gain in altitude, and a move inland drops the temperature giving eternal spring …. never too hot... never too cold.

The most important climbing area’s are in the South around Granadilla and Arico,
more than 15 Crags all within 20 minutes drive.

For the sports climber: over 750 routes from 4 to 8C, with a good representation of French 5 to 6C, from single to multi pitches up to 300ft.  With the resurgence of climbing over the last couple of years many of the routes have been rebolted, and with new routes going up weekly there’s always something fresh for the explorer.
Bouldering : warm, fresh, low or high ball problems are in abundance. The mythical Barrancos offers lines for all abilities, with a lifetimes worth of problem. Many climbers come to the island specifically to boulder and with mats for hire it couldn’t be easier.
Trad climbing : your boldest dreams become real, adventure climbing is alive and well in Tenerife, from the Sea cliffs of Los Gigantes of alpine intensity to classic walls of Taganana, there is more than enough to guarantee your favourite pro gets plenty of placing.

What truly makes Tenerife special is the supportive, good-natured and friendly

Respect for nature that you will find every step of the way. Climbing with like minded people and don’t forget to pop into the local climbing shop to get all the local knowledge you may need.
Climb guide “Escaladas en Arico” (nov 2007) 13 areas and over 500 routes in this guide
Rental : crash pads, shoes and harness
Even if you only visit the island for a short time, you can still try out a few different climbing areas every day, without having to drive around for hours. Every spot offers different opportunities and rocks. As most of the routes are located in barrancos (dry riverbeds)you will always find a shadowed side to climb, so even on the hottest days you can climb some rock in Tenerife!
The Barranco of Arico and El Capricho are excellent areas to take your children, you don’t have to walk far and access to rock is easy. Here they can run around free and have fun.
If you’re more happy at the beach then we can suggest Poris de Abona (at 10 min walk from the beach). First solve a few problems and then a refreshing swim in the ocean. Lately we hear more about psycho-bloc, what else do you need?
Climbing is a great way to work on trust and work in team. We can offer a 2-day activity with guides and equipment.
-Rental: crash pads, climbing shoes and harness ( Have a look at our rental page)
-We have guides and instructors. Send us an e-mail!
-Topos: at Tenerife Outdoor you can find very good topos of the island. ! The rockfax has plenty mistakes!
-More detailled info on climbing, visit
-Equipment : you can find almost everything at Tenerife Outdoor (their Boreal climbing shoes are cheap!)