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Santa Bárbara Mount, in Hernani village, is one of the best climbing areas in Gipuzkoa. It spread out at least that 10 kilometers of the downtown of this donostiarra city. Hernani has a historic center classified as a monumental complex and is a pilgrim’s step on the way to Santiago de Compostela.

This time our climbing adventure takes us to Santa Barbara Mount, background of Hernani’s village. This mount is a peculiar crag, whose vertical walls, rise up among traditional houses and cider houses.

Like this entire limestone mountain range, Santa Barbara was once a coral reef, which will turn your climbing experience into a very interesting sporting event. Santa Barbara Mount has innumerable natural and historical vestiges such as a fort and a hermitage on its slopes and summit. Even today, on the month of July, a popular party is held here with rural sports and traditional food.

The orography and the layout of the routes on Mount Santa Barbara guarantee that this is the perfect place for practicing climbing at any level, but especially for those who are willing to start in this sport. If you want to venture further into other climbing routes in the area, you can do so in the Ulia Mount.

Description of the activity

For accessing to this climbing trip in San Sebastian we head to Santa Barbara mountain located near Hernani urban area. The way towards the climbing routes starts on a pleasant field.

The mount provides more than 100 routes with 25 meters high maximum with all sort of difficulties which will prove your skills all the time. A qualified high mountain guide will go with you all along the five hours that lasts the excursión. The guide is going to point out the best options according to your performance.

Climbing is not as other sports in which to fully enjoy you’d need a previous level. You can enjoy climbing from the first day, the question is to find a starting route as beautiful as suitable for your level.

While climbing in Gipuzkoa following the paths of Santa Barbara Mount you’ll be able to appreciate from unique views the wondarfull Urumea valley.

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Things you should know
Location:
San Sebastián
Duration:

5 hours.

Min & Max persons:

Maximum 4 climbers per mountain guide.

Recommendations:

Wear comfortable clothes and light boots or sneakers.

Certificates:

The activity includes civil liability insurance and accident insurance.

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