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