How to Start Climbing in the Serranía Valenciana
The mountain range of València offers natural wealth and beautiful landscapes such as Serranía del Turia or as it is commonly known: Los Serranos
Los Serranos is one of the regions with the highest slopes in the Region of Valencia. It counts on winding and narrow sections particularly attractive for adventure sports such as climbing.
However, before entering unknown terrains, it is advisable to start this practice with professional support. In València capital there are many climbing walls, where the experts will give you the necessary recommendations regarding gear and clothes, as well as help with your training.
This sport requires controlling the fear of heights, knowing how to get along with nature through rocks and being able to endure the risk of climbing. Climbing, as well as surfing, rafting, canyoning and mountain biking, are sports that have arisen due to several factors, among which is the contact with nature and the feeling of accomplishing a task accompanied by people who share the same passion.
In all these sports, one must use appropriate equipment that allows interaction between the practitioner and nature, whether it is the mountain, the river, the sea, etc. In the case of sport climbing, the recommended gear includes harness, helmet, climbing shoes; as well as climbing equipment such as ropes, brakes, rappellers, and quickdraws.
The Serranía Valenciana surrounds the basin of the Turia river, located between wall gorges that rise to 200 meters high. Also, there are other high mountains in this region, Sierra de Javalambre, where to admire different landscapes such as Aras de los Olmos, Titaguas, Chelva and Benagéber, better known as Alto Turia. All these places are ideal for hiking, climbing, and mountaineering.
The recommendation: have the right equipment, the appropriate physical preparation and a close and committed human team.