Vertigo

Vertigo: Subterranean climbing oasis in Riotinto mines, turquoise crystals, three exploration levels, mimetic architecture, breathtaking views.

Vertigo, an audacious climbing resort nestled in the disused mines of Riotinto, South Spain, caters to the intrepid cave climbers seeking a unique subterranean adventure.


Positioned on the precipice of one of Europe's largest open mine holes, Vertigo reimagines traditional climbing schools by repurposing the 500-meter-deep tunnels into an inverted climbing experience, unveiling a mesmerizing underworld adorned with turquoise crystal formations. Offering three exploration levels, ranging from descending the challenging 500-meter shaft to leisurely walks around the exterior, Vertigo caters to varying adventurers.


The resort's above-ground structure mirrors the rugged landscape, employing layered horizontal paneling, seamlessly extending the mine's aesthetic. Within, climbers can set up hanging tents, while stairs lead to a panoramic roof, providing a breathtaking vantage point to savor the stark red landscape and ever-changing mineral formations.

Vertigo

Vertigo: Subterranean climbing oasis in Riotinto mines, turquoise crystals, three exploration levels, mimetic architecture, breathtaking views.

Vertigo, an audacious climbing resort nestled in the disused mines of Riotinto, South Spain, caters to the intrepid cave climbers seeking a unique subterranean adventure.


Positioned on the precipice of one of Europe's largest open mine holes, Vertigo reimagines traditional climbing schools by repurposing the 500-meter-deep tunnels into an inverted climbing experience, unveiling a mesmerizing underworld adorned with turquoise crystal formations. Offering three exploration levels, ranging from descending the challenging 500-meter shaft to leisurely walks around the exterior, Vertigo caters to varying adventurers.


The resort's above-ground structure mirrors the rugged landscape, employing layered horizontal paneling, seamlessly extending the mine's aesthetic. Within, climbers can set up hanging tents, while stairs lead to a panoramic roof, providing a breathtaking vantage point to savor the stark red landscape and ever-changing mineral formations.

Vertigo

Vertigo: Subterranean climbing oasis in Riotinto mines, turquoise crystals, three exploration levels, mimetic architecture, breathtaking views.

Vertigo, an audacious climbing resort nestled in the disused mines of Riotinto, South Spain, caters to the intrepid cave climbers seeking a unique subterranean adventure.


Positioned on the precipice of one of Europe's largest open mine holes, Vertigo reimagines traditional climbing schools by repurposing the 500-meter-deep tunnels into an inverted climbing experience, unveiling a mesmerizing underworld adorned with turquoise crystal formations. Offering three exploration levels, ranging from descending the challenging 500-meter shaft to leisurely walks around the exterior, Vertigo caters to varying adventurers.


The resort's above-ground structure mirrors the rugged landscape, employing layered horizontal paneling, seamlessly extending the mine's aesthetic. Within, climbers can set up hanging tents, while stairs lead to a panoramic roof, providing a breathtaking vantage point to savor the stark red landscape and ever-changing mineral formations.

Key Highlights

Subterranean Climbing

Subterranean Climbing

Subterranean Climbing

Vertigo pioneers a unique climbing experience by transforming disused mines into an inverted climbing school. Descending into lit tunnels reveals a mesmerizing world of turquoise crystal formations within the red sandy rock, creating an unparalleled adventure for cave climbers.

Exploration Levels

Exploration Levels

Exploration Levels

Catering to a spectrum of adventurers, Vertigo offers three exploration options. The daring can descend a 500-meter shaft to the caverns below, while those seeking a mid-range challenge can traverse inclined slopes. For a more relaxed experience, visitors can stroll around the exterior, marveling at the distinctive red landscape.

Architectural Harmony

Architectural Harmony

Architectural Harmony

Above ground, Vertigo's resort structure harmonizes with the surroundings, employing layered horizontal paneling that seamlessly extends the mine's aesthetic. This architectural mimicry creates a cohesive and immersive experience for visitors seeking a connection between the resort and the rugged landscape.

Fraser Brame

Architect, designer and photographer based in Madrid

Copyright ©Fraser by Fraser

Fraser Brame

Architect, designer and photographer based in Madrid

Copyright ©Fraser by Fraser

Fraser Brame

Architect, designer and photographer based in Madrid

Copyright ©Fraser by Fraser