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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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FAQs: Rock Climbing in Barcelona

What should I know about Rock Climbing Barcelona?

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.

Why should I choose Barcelona for my Rock Climbing adventure?

Magnificent Montserrats

Since they are the main mountain range around Barcelona, many climbing trips take place in these beautiful coastal peaks. Climbing to the top affords great views of the city, sea and Pyrenees.

Beautiful Barcelona

When you are not climbing in the surrounding hills and mountains, take advantage of everything that Barcelona has to offer. Whether your interests are sightseeing, sunbathing or enjoying the food, there is something here for you.

**Excellent exercise **

Rock climbing requires great physical and mental strength. Harnessing up and heading out onto the rocks is a great way to exercise your upper body and core while also keeping your mind sharp.

What can I expect from the weather during my Rock Climbing trip in Barcelona?

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.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Barcelona region?

Spanish and Catalan

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How many days should I allocate for my Barcelona Rock Climbing experience?

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.

What's the country code for the Barcelona region?


When is the best time to travel to Barcelona for Rock Climbing?

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

What people are saying about Rock Climbing | Barcelona



This trip was the highlight of my week. Toti was very helpful and knowledgeable, and really made the day great.


The guide was very experienced, spoke English really well and had a great plan for the day. Wish I had time for a second day of climbing



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!!



Marc was amazing, very knowledgeable and friendly. Had a great first experience doing multi pitch. Highly recommended!



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!

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