Rock Climbing trips – Barcelona

Easy access to some of the world's top rock climbing areas

Barcelona, a beautiful city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, is at a short distance of some of the finest rock climbing areas in the world. Here, rock climbing can be practiced all-year-round, in routes for all levels and types of climbing, from trad climbing to bouldering.

The Montserrat massif has over a thousand routes for all levels, including big walls, sport climbing crags and needles. Heading to the Catalan pre-Pyrenees,  you’ll find high-quality limestone and sandstone routes for multi-pitch and single-pitch climbing in Vilanova de Meia, Terradets gorge and Collegats. On the Mediterranean coast, the Costa Brava allows granite and limestone climbs with breathtaking views.

Ready to live an unforgettable rock climbing experience in Barcelona? Then choose one of the programs selected below. Explore-Share only promotes trips led by certified mountain guides.


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The Montserrat is a coastal mountain range that surrounds the city of Barcelona. It is here that most of the city’s rock climbing activities are located. The Montserrat present a diverse range of different types of climbs ranging from simple single-pitch ascents, to longer and more difficult multi-pitch climbs, meaning there is something for rock climbers of all levels. The Cavall Bernat is important rock feature here that is particularly popular with climbers from all over.



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What’s the weather like?

The weather in and around Barcelona is hard to beat. During the summer, the average temperature runs from 25ºC to 30ºC with fewer than seven days of rain per month. Even in the winter temperatures are above 10ºC and rain is more likely but still rare.


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How long should I stay?

This depends on how much free time you have. Most guides offer one-day rock climbing excursions with an option to extend the trip for another day or two. Other guides offer trips that last up to one-week.

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Best time to visit

The best time for rock climbing around Barcelona is from April to September, but many guides offer tripes year round.




What People Say

  • 69 reviews


I would highly recommend Marc for climbers of all levels. He can provide you with all your equipment needs
and is a great teacher that speaks fluent english, spanish, and catalan. We had excellent communication together through the explore-share app and also personal email. I received specific information on how to meet Marc from the R5-GFC line from Placa Espanya in Barcelona to the estacion Monistrol de Montserrat. I was picked up at the station in Marc’s car and we drove up to the Monastery and parked. From there we rode a funicular from the Monastery to easy access trails to all of our climbs. As an experienced climber away on vacation with my family, I was able partner up with Marc and lead as many pitches as I wanted! I benefited from Marc’s expertise as a rock climbing guide and rock climbing beta. Additionally, Marc is a local and provided me with information about the area and potential future trips. I would highly recommend using Marc as a guide. Paul Connecticut, USA
Marc was a fantastic guide for our two days of climbing. We were visiting Barcelona from Los Angeles, and
my twin 16 year olds are experienced indoor climbers and relatively new to outdoor lead climbing. Marc made everything easy,
My rock climbing experience in Montserrat was amazing, and this is mostly due to my guide Totti. He was very
knowledgable, patient, friendly and very professional. This is the second time I climb outdoor, and Totti gave me lot of advice and guidance which made the technical climbing in Montserrat a very fun and enriching experience. Looking forward to go back to Catalunya and will request Totti again. Thank you Totti for the awesome day: it was the highlight of my trip (first time ever) in Spain.
Xavi was an excellent and knowledgeable guide!
Our guide Adria was easy-going & fabulous! He secured a funicular discount & completely transformed the climbing trip to
accommodate us as first time climbers. Even letting us progress to a FINAL VERTICAL CLIMB! An absolute perfect day at Montserrat! The views were jaw-dropping! Happy family of 4, Thankyou!
Spending the day with Carlos was great! he’s a great climbing coach and a super nice guy. He taught us
a ton of tricks and we reviewed all the safety infos, but little by little he gave us more and more freedom, which also gave us the confidence we needed. All in all it was a great experince.
Toti was amazing ! He is very experient and knows everything about Montserrat ! I recommend him !
Highlight of this year! Toti is an amazing mentor (didn’t know we are going to be getting such a high calibre
expert to guide us), we learned so much throughout the day, not only new climbing techniques and plethora of new tips and tricks, but we also learned something new about ourselves. Toti made us truly explore our climbing horizons and even managed to push us beyond our limits. Excellent experience and a beautiful day indeed. adam
Xavi its a very simpatic and attention guy, with a great talking and explaining everything about Montserrat and climbing tips
near tô Barcelona. The experience it couldnt be better. I really apreciate.
Marc was amazing, very knowledgeable and friendly. Had a great first experience doing multi pitch. Highly recommended!
Toti was very knowledgeable about the climbing in the area and was able to pick fantastic routes suitable for my
skill level. I had a great time.
Marc has complete dominion over the english language, and was very communicative over emails and ensured we had a safe
and fun climb. He’s a local and knows the topology incredibly well. Incredible experience!
Cesc was a fantastic guide who took us on a great adventure in a beautiful location. I highly recommend.
My day of climbing with Marc was the highlight of my trip to Catalunya! I felt safe the entire time
because he knew what he was doing and did a great job of teaching me. It was my first time doing any multi-pitch climbing and his instructions, tips, and supervision was perfect. He speaks excellent English. Marc helped me develop a lot as a climber. He knew the ins and outs of the routes we took and made the climbing experience very tailored to me – we climbed three routes in one day and I was exhausted by the end, in the best way possible. Marc brought along a camera and took about 40 great pictures during the climb which he emailed me the same evening. I appreciated that a lot because I wanted to share the experience with my family. The views are amazing in Montserrat too and the hike up (optional) was a nice warmup and fun. You can also take the Funicular, but it starts pretty late in the morning. The rock was super really fun to climb on because of how diverse the holds were and I felt the route ratings were very accurate. Great protection, but not a lot of exposure, depending on the route (lots of low angle slab, especially at the start of routes). Marc knew the larger area too. Unfortunately, it rained on one day, but we were going to go to another mountain range, which I was very excited for, the second day. I would 100% climb again with Marc and plan to if I am ever in Spain again. It was an absolutely amazing experience in great part because of him. Thank you, Marc!
Climbing with Marc at Montserrat was awesome! He contacted us before the trip to get an idea of what our
experience was, and what we hoped to get out of the trip, and he used the info to help design the perfect climbing day for us! We felt completely safe climbing under his guidance. Very nice guy, we had a great time with him. He was also kind enough to capture action photos of us during the climb. Also, the location is undeniably gorgeous. It made for an unforgettable and truly life-changing experience! I absolutely would recommend Marc, to climbers of any level!!
Francesc was awesome. He brought us on our first multi pitch. He made arriving at the belay stations and eventually
repelling super simple and safe feeling. The climbs he took us on we’re awesome and would have taken us hours to find if we just arrived at a new crag with a guide book (especially if the book was in Spanish) Definitely the highlight of our honeymoon.
Marc is a great guide. He was very professional, patient and super-friendly 🙂 Thanks for the memorable adventure!
Had a great day climbing with Carlos. He’s knowledgeable about, and devoted to, the sport. I only had a single
day during my trip to Spain to climb and was looking to get on some of the best sport routes in the area – and Carlos did not disappoint. As a guide he was skilled and safe, ensuring that we had a shared understanding of the safety systems. As a climbing partner he was insightful in recommending routes, providing beta, and the softest of catches. We chatted the whole time about the sport and the industry and the various features of routes. Highly recommend Carlos as a climbing guide if you’re in the Barcelona area and I will definitely look him up again next time I’m in Spain without a belay.

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