This summer Rock and Ride will be offering introductory deep water soloing sessions every Tuesday and Saturday. These will take place at a variety of venues around the south west coast line.
Deep water soloing is basically rock climbing above the sea and falling back into the sea when you reach the top or fall off, whichever happens first. Mallorca is a world Mecca for this activity with the best climbers from around the world visiting in the summer months. In short, it is what all the cool kids are up to!
The climbing is mostly steep and strenuous (Grade 5+ and upwards). It is also only open to strong swimmers who feel comfortable jumping into the sea, initially from low heights. Your guide will offer instruction in the best climbing techniques along with important safety instruction for climbing above the sea.
The DWS area for this trip is in the south-west of the island, 20 minutes' drive from Palma. It's well protected from rough seas and has a good selection of problems from French 5a up to 7a. The height of the easier problems is 2-3 meters above the sea, with the harder problems 7-8 meters high. The climbs are accessed from the shore.
Rock climbing is a sport which is accessible to everybody. The skills you need to keep yourself safe are relatively few and once you have acquired the basics you will be able to use this new hobby as a way of exploring the world. There are stunning sports climbing venues on every continent. Rock climbing is also a sport with endless possibilities and challenges.
- Deep Water Soloing Lessons
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