The island of Tenerife is an absolute must for fans of traditional climbing. The huge number of volcanic formations that have eroded over time have left rugged rock faces, facilitating the use of protection, creating a unique area for this type of climbing. There is a great collection of rock faces in the Teide National Park, which stands at over 2000 metres above sea level.
There are also many beautiful rock faces in the National Park such as La Catedral and the Roques de Garcia. These are the most visited on the island offering over 40 different routes. The Roque de la Grieta or the Torreón Figueroa, on the rim of Las Cañadas, also offer first class routes.
Other rock faces that one can climb are Las Ánimas and the Roque de Enmedio, both in the mountains of the Anaga Massif, above the picturesque village of Taganana.
The Omega Route, a 250-metre climb at the Roque de las Ánimas, is the model climb in the area due to its excellent level of equipment while the Directa Rusa at Roque de Enmedio, is listed as the most achievable with a grade 5 difficulty.