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Rock Climbing in Barcelona: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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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 Spain

What should I know about Rock Climbing Spain?

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 Spain 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 Spain?

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 Spain region?

Spanish and Catalan

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How many days should I allocate for my Spain 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.

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When is the best time to travel to Spain 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.



Excellent guide! I would recommend to anyone looking to climb in Montserrat! The perfect route was picked for my ability and I had a great day out with Francesc.



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.


Marc is a great guide. He was very professional, patient and super-friendly :) Thanks for the memorable adventure!


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

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