About us

EL OCHO CLIMBING SCHOOL

Ocho Escalada is a climbing school established in Tenerife by a team of passionate climbers who left their native lands in search of new challenges on rock faces.

These mountain and outdoor sports enthusiasts just happened to cross paths and ideals in the rock-climbing paradise of the Island of Tenerife. It was here that their expeditions to different parts of the world in search of magical places ended; here in these Islands, with their bright, never-ending sunshine, they had found a setting surrounded by nature and rock, where time passes imperceptibly and where they can devote their time to their beloved sport whenever they fancy….

The school’s guides and instructors are accredited as climbing instructors at national and international level and belong to the Spanish Association of Mountain Guides. Demand quality; demand qualified guides!

What do we offer you?

  • We offer excursions / workshops in technical climbing and bouldering for beginners and experienced climbers, held in a perfect setting among ravines and cliffs where it is possible to go climbing at any time of the year. You will become acquainted with and fully learn the techniques of climbing movements, tactics, strategy, securing – what a fall means, and psychological techniques to increase your level of self confidence.
  • We offer introductory climbing courses, technical and tactical climbing, traditional climbing, aid climbing.
  • We offer guided climbs of various lengths (equipment provided) and traditional climbing on all the Islands, so allowing you to get to know in detail the geological formation of the rock, as well as the flora and fauna hidden away in their natural parks.
  • We organize and coordinate events and incentive activities outdoors for companies, colleges, teams, clubs and associations with the possibility of staying in the Tenerife Climbing House  in the village of Arico, where you can enjoy the multicultural atmosphere of the Canary Islands and learn more about this paradise which is available for rock climbing all year round.

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EL OCHO CLIMBING SCHOOL TEAM

Erik Baquero

Erik Baquero

Founder

Técnico de escalada en roca y guía AEGM con más de 20 años de experiencia practicando deportes de montaña y escalada, habiendo escalado en Andes, Alpes suizos, franceses e italianos

Experiecie

Técnico de escalada en roca y guía AEGM con más de 20 años de experiencia practicando deportes de montaña y escalada, habiendo escalado en Andes, Alpes suizos, franceses e italianos, Pirineos y por toda la geografía española. Amante de la escalada tradicional en grandes paredes.

Tristan Chatelain

Tristan Chatelain

Técnico

Técnico de escalada en medios naturales (DE JEPS), Tristan comparte su vida entre la región de Montpellier (Languedoc, Francia) y Tenerife (España) desarrollando su labor profesional como guía de escalada.

Experiecie

Lleva años recorriendo las paredes de Francia y España, con placer y fascinación, siempre compartiendo su gusto por la aventura.

A través de momentos auténticos, aspira a transmitir su pasión por los deportes de naturales y los valores que conllevan, como la superación personal, el respeto y la humildad.
Si estás planeando ir a Francia a escalar, puedes contactar con él a través de http://rendezvousvertical.com.

Juan Gómez

Juan Gómez

Técnico

Técnico de barrancos con más de 10 años de experiencia en descenso de barrancos y escalada. Gran conocedor de los barrancos de la isla, siempre inquieto a la búsqueda de rincones escondidos e inexplorados.

Experiecie

Apasionado de los cañones y de la escalada tradicional, le encanta combinar estas dos modalidades como itinerarios de aventura, transmitiendo siempre la ética de estos deportes y el respeto hacia el medio natural.