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Toti Vales

Toti

4.92

(39)

Mountain Guide- Coll de merolla, Catalunya

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I have been an IFMGA mountain guide for 25 years. I am also a passionate climber and have coached the Spanish National Climbing team.

Based in the Catalan Pyrenees and Montserrat, I know everyone in the climbing world in this area. After many years in the business, I still enjoy climbing, mountaineering and ski mountaineering in winter.

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4.92

(39)

 

Krystel Rincon

5.00

November, 2022

We had such a great experience with Toti ! We did two days rock climbing in the Catalonia region and he was able to take us to different climbs within our levels. He taught us on different techniques and helped strengthen our climbing !

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Colton Huynh

5.00

November, 2022

Climbing in Montserrat was an incredible adventure, set in an unparalleled location, and with a highly practiced guide! My experience with Toti was incredible, he gauged my skill level and skill set appropriately for my first-ever multi-pitch on second. The route we eventually chose was Opera Prima a route on the spire Gorro Frigi. Additionally, Toti gave me the option to retreat to a more leisurely route/traverse if I found the crux pitches too challenging. He also considered our late start, unusually warm temps, and elevation to ensure we would send in good conditions. Toti was patient as he taught me basically everything about the general procedure of multi-pitch climbing, my experience with outdoor climbing being limited to bouldering and leading only indoors. He reiterated the consequences of mistakes firmly and often twice, his tone never meant to scare me, but to ensure I understood that my safety in this scenario was entirely set upon myself in certain situations. Additionally, as we made our approach he also gave history lessons on Montserrat in both general history and climbing history as well, furthering my experience and appreciation for such a stunning location. After successfully climbing 5 pitches and abseiling/rappeling (all of these things were firsts ), Toti still took the time to take me over to the 2 pitch training area to show me how to place quickdraws, set belay ledges and rappels so I could dip my toes into learning how to lead multi-pitch myself. Honestly, I didn’t expect to get both second and lead multi-pitch experience during a single-day trip! Whether in Montserrat, the Pyrenees or wherever else Toti offers his service as a guide, I can’t recommend him enough. Go climb with Toti.

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VISHAL SHAH

5.00

October, 2022

We had a wonderful time in Spain over 12 days - but the day with Toti was the best. He was so knowledgeable and humble and inspiring. Our kids who love to rock climb, learnt so so much and are so inspired by Toti. Thank you Toti.

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David Duque

5.00

October, 2022

Toti is an amazing and extremely experienced guide! He taught me more about rock climbing in one day than any other time in my climbing experience. He was patient, safe, and helped become a better climber. Will always remember Toti! Highly recommend him!

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