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Rock Climbing in 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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What people are saying about these trips

Katherine Lam

5.00

November, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

A wonderful day climbing with Toti. He has a friendly demeanor, has decades of knowledge, and is comfortingly safety-minded. Best of all, as the former national coach, Toti is just the right blend of encouraging and insightful, and it was great to be pushed to improve within my comfort level. Highly recommended!

Andre Fleckstein

5.00

November, 2022

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Marc, you were the perfect guide for this 5 pitch trip. Thank you for sharing yr experience and knowledge with me. Highly recommended.

Colton Huynh

5.00

November, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

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.

VISHAL SHAH

5.00

October, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

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.

David Duque

5.00

October, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

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!

Emily Randolph

5.00

October, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

Our guide was amazing and we had the best day!

Sam Watts

5.00

October, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

Myself and my partner did a day's climbing in Montserrat with Toti. We got plenty of climbing done, far more that I had expected. The climbing was incredible with fantastic views at every pitch. Toti is extremely experienced. He provided all the equipment that we needed. I would definitely recommend! Thanks Toti!

Caitlin Jaramillo

5.00

September, 2022

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Marc is amazing! He knows so much about the area. He is very professional and takes care when making for a fun and safe climb! Thank you for an amazing birthday climb!

Ragavan Nagaratnam

5.00

August, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

We did out first multi pitch climb with Toti. It was amazing. He took into account of our experience and choose a climb that was suitable for both of us. We stayed in the Pyrenees at his Refugi after and did some hiking. I will come back and climb for longer with Toti.

Caleb Rudge

5.00

August, 2022

Montserrat Rock Climbing Day near Barcelona

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Sara Erickson

5.00

July, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

I booked a private day of climbing with Toti because I really wanted to advance my climbing skills and learn from an expert with strong expertise and climbing wisdom. That is exactly what I received. Toti is incredibly wise, intuitive, and constructivist in his approach. While other guides I’ve climbed with have given me the beta: put your left foot here, put your right foot there…Toti never did that. Instead, he taught me strategy and encouraged me to find my own way. He taught me all about the importance of balance & how to achieve it. That is what I was missing as a climber, and he helped me to find it. He taught me how to be more efficient. He taught me how to push myself to my limit and how to listen to my body and know when it’s time to call it a day. He knew just how much rope to give me at any given point along the route and just what to say at the right time. I left Montserrat as a much stronger climber, and I owe it all to Toti.

Robert Silverman

5.00

July, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

Toti was an awesome guide. Perfect in every way. Great to hang out with for the day.

Lucy Zhang

5.00

July, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

Toti was totally amazing and patient and encouraging; we had three people of varying levels and he accommodated us all with great knowledge of the area (not only the history and monastery, but also local color and which routes were in the shade which was of utmost importance). Learned a lot and never climbed so fast in my life! Inspirational and humbling to see his level of fitness, experience, and dedication. Grateful to have had him as a guide and wish him the best in all future endeavors. Thanks from all of us Toti!

Megan Notarte

5.00

July, 2022

Rock climbing taster in Barcelona

My 14-year-old son and I had such a great time with Marc climbing in Monserrat. Marc picked routes for us that we achievable, taught us how to belay, and encouraged us to make our way up. Since my son was able to do more than I could, Marc found a more challenging climb for him and talked him through it all the way to the top. It was such a great time. Can't wait to do it again next time we are in Spain.

Chun Guan Tan

5.00

June, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

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Michelle Lim

5.00

June, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

Highly recommend to use Toti, very experienced, passionate and knowledgeable climber.

Joan La Rosa

5.00

June, 2022

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

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Patricia Kindström

5.00

June, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

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Georgina Eagles

5.00

June, 2022

Half-day rock climbing introduction in Montserrat, Spain

Couldn't have had a better guide! Cesc was so accommodating and knowledgeable! Highly recommend

Jon-Paul Buck

5.00

June, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

Had a great day out at Montserrat with Toti, excellent guide and coach!

Johan Krogh

5.00

May, 2022

Rock climbing in Prades, Weekend trip from Barcelona (2 days)

The communication was a bit confussing with the website and all, but the climbing trip was amazing. Toti knows all the good spots for all difficulties in the area, and I got to stay at his hostel for a few nights in the Pyrenees where there is good food and hiking.

Tracy Hung

5.00

May, 2022

1+ day Rock climbing workshop at Refugi Coll de Merolla

Toti was great! Very encouraging, taught us fundamentals of climbing.

Sam Lukaitis

5.00

April, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

Toti was an absolute legend. Perfect balance of letting us get on with it, keeping us safe and excellent climbing advice. Knew multiple climbing spots to deal with difficult weather

Knut Halvor Møgster

5.00

April, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

Wery experienced and helpful guide! I had a great and learningfull climbing day at my level of climbing.

Paul Russo

5.00

April, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

Great Day out went out, learned all the basics as I was a beginner and had a long day out climbing. Even got a beer bought for me at the end by Oriol when he dropped us off.

Julie Levasseur

5.00

April, 2022

Barcelona guided rock climbing day tours

Carlos est vraiment super, expérimenté et accomodant, allez-y les yeux fermés. N'hésitez pas à lui communiquer un maximum d'infos sur votre niveau et vos attentes, il s'adaptera pour vous offrir la meilleure expérience possible. Carlos is great, experienced and accomodating. Don't hesitate to give him as much information as possible on your level and expectations, he will adapt to offer you the best possible experience. Carlos es genial, muy experimentado y flexible. No duden en darle toda la información posible respecto a su nivel y sus expectativas; él se adaptará para ofrecerles la mejor experiencia posible.

cigalith zomet

2.00

April, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

They cancelled it so we did not have a trip.

Naila Alonso

5.00

April, 2022

Barcelona guided rock climbing day tours

Carlos was absolutely amazing. I had brought the experience for my partner for Christmas as he loves indoor rock climbing and he wanted to try outdoor for the first time. Carlos made the day so special for him, letting him lead the way and choose what he wanted to do/how much he wanted to do. Couldn’t fault him from start to finish, I’m just jealous I didn’t get to experience it myself! If we could give him more than 5*’s, we would. Highly HIGHLY recommend. Thanks so much Carlos!

Vincent Juillard

4.00

March, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

Super great guide, with lots of experience. Toti give us the best advises during the climbing, making our 1 day climb become a personal lesson. Many thanks again for this experience ! Nothing to do with the guide, but I did not like booking with explore and share. I had the impression being harassed for immediate booking, receiving many push email

AJ DeGrado

5.00

March, 2022

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

Toti was fantastic!

Sakari Lehtoranta

5.00

February, 2022

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Marc is a fantastic guide! Have used other guides and Marc is the best i have used

Peter Drake

5.00

January, 2022

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

I had a great day doing my first multi pitch with Marc in the Montserrat region. We went to a beautiful sunlit route featuring dihedral and cracks and to avoid the winter cold and during and after the climb he imparted a lot of multi pitch wisdom which i will take with me for future climbs. He was happy to discuss anchor systems and answers any doubts that I had right up until the sunset was more or less setting!

Natalie Rizzo

5.00

January, 2022

Trad climbing course in Catalonia, 2+ days program

We had a great time with Marc! He customized our course to meet our needs but also challenge us safely. He is very knowledgeable and was a great human to spend time with. We are excited to continue our trad climbing journey thanks to his course.

Heidi Jost

5.00

December, 2021

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

Toti Vales was the best mountain guide of all time. He was very friendly, and knowledgeable about mountain etiquette, climbing technique, and mountaineering in general. He provided gear for multipitch climbing up Sant Jeroni. It was spectacular and so enjoyable with a confident and safety-conscious guide such as Toti. He advised me on climbing conglomerate, which requires different technique to other types of rock. We also did some single pitch and climbed until the sun went down. Incredible day!

Amy West

1.00

November, 2021

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

We won't use explore-share again because of the cancellation policies. We were not allowed into the EU and had to cancel a week's work of reservations. We couldn't cancel this trip and are just out the money. We won't be booking through here again.

David Kamp

5.00

November, 2021

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

We highly recommend going climbing with Toti. He's an amazing instructor, guide and storyteller. He took us on our first multi-pitch climb and we felt equally safe and excited at all times of the climb. The route he selected was perfect for our skill level and the Montserrat scenery was majestical. Toti is a master at teaching you the right things at the right moment. He always stays relaxed which had a calming effect on us. His time management was also spot on – bringing us back to the car safely before sunset and after a full day of climbing. Thank you Toti, we hope to climb with you again soon! David & Brittany

Paula Strengell

5.00

November, 2021

Barcelona Rock Climbing Day-Trip

Guide was true professional.

Takeshi Jin

5.00

October, 2021

Multi-pitch climbing in the Montsec Range, near Barcelona

It was very nice to learn and enjoy climbing with Marc. he is professional for not only climbing but also teaching, communicating and hospitality to the client.

Adam Deller

5.00

September, 2021

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Marc was an outstanding guide. Knowledgeable and patient and excellent company too.

Sierra Petrosky

5.00

September, 2021

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Marc was the best! He’s super knowledgeable and also so fun to spend a day with. I’d take another course from him in a heartbeat.

Jarl Moden

4.00

August, 2021

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

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Arthur Smith

5.00

August, 2021

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

Toti was an excellent guide. We were near Monserrat and the monastery. He gave me a wonderful history of the area as well as providing me with a great multi-pitch climbing experience. I would like to climb with Toti again if the opportunity arises!

Bastiaan van Manen

5.00

July, 2021

Sport climbing courses in the Pyrenees: Etxauri, Montserrat, Siurana, Rodellar, Quiros (1-2 days)

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Lucy-Jane Walsh

5.00

July, 2021

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

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Ieva

5.00

June, 2021

Rock climbing day tour in Costa Brava, near Barcelona

Marc was an amazing guide. This was my second outdoors climbing trip and he made this experience absolutely superb. He was very fun and professional, gave lots of good advice and courage, conducted everything in a very relaxed, fun and trustworthy manner. The booking process was very smooth due to great communication from his side. He also told us some local stories! Would 100% recommend.

Anna Novich

5.00

May, 2021

Rock climbing initiation course in Barcelona, 2 days

Marc is an incredible professional who allows even those of us who are just starting out in this world to enjoy climbing thanks to his way of explaining and making people understand how to evolve in this sport. His knowledge of all climbing areas gives him a lot of flexibility to teach about different types of climbing and rock climbing areas. He has all the necessary equipment even if the ‘students’ do not have it. At the end of the experience, he sent us all the information about different climbing areas in the area suitable for our level and photos from the whole weekend. 100% recommended, very good professional. Thank you so much for everything Marc !!!!

Peter Psenner

5.00

April, 2021

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

The experience we had with Toti was great! He provides great tips and we could improve our climbing skills in one day. Moreover, he is a nice and pleasant person to talk to! Can definitely recommend this experience to anyone!

Miguel

5.00

March, 2021

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Thanks to Marc I can now say that I feel more confident in the rock. He is a professional guide from head to toe and this is not found everywhere. On the other hand and no less important, personal treatment is very close and is a person who adapts to your needs and concerns. I am so glad to have climbed with you and hope to meet you again! 100% recommended!

Guillermo Ruiz de Bustillo

5.00

March, 2021

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Marc is an incredible skilled climber with over 20 years of experience and in just two days gave us all the techniques needed to be autosufficient in multipitches. Also the atmosphere he creates is top, super cool guy. On the first day we did some single pitch climbing and a lot of information about the technical stuff and on the next day we had time to climb two multipitches.

Victor

5.00

March, 2021

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Amazing experience! 100% recommended. We learnt a lot in a safe environment, and ended up applying all that we practised in a route with beautiful pitches! Thanks for all Marc, it has been one of my best climbing experiences ever!

Vicky

5.00

December, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

We booked the 2-day multipitch course with Marc, it was absolutely worth it! The harsh weather conditions didn’t stop us ‘cause Marc looked for a great spot at the crag. We learnt the basics to climb independently with safety. Knowledge and good vibes, Marc is a top guide!

Oriol Serra

5.00

November, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Marc is a great guide and a better person! I did a multi-pitch introductory course with him, and the truth is that I am very happy with it. Very professional and warm treatment. He is a great connoisseur of the territory, of the techniques, manoeuvres and the material. With him, you will learn and enjoy for sure. 100% recommended and eager to repeat!

Katherine De Campos

5.00

November, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

I have done an introductory climbing course with Marc in Berga and it has been one of the best sporting experiences of my life. Marc has been very attentive at all times, he has been able to respond in a very pleasant and educational way to all my questions, he has also been very careful with the safety procedures, which I think is essential in climbing. I have really enjoyed this course that has motivated me to continue discovering the world of climbing. Thanks Marc!

Laia

5.00

September, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

He is a lovely guy who adapts a lot to the group! We spent a f* amazing time and we learned a lot. It contributes 120% both in knowledge and in a good atmosphere !! Highly recommended!

Oriol Bertran

5.00

September, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Great connoisseur of his work, a lot of kindness, a lot of security, a lot of ability to convey things. Definitely a very good person both personally and at work. We did a self-rescue course for an entire weekend, in a very good environment (Merolla pass). The course was about having tools to solve problems on a climbing route, such as rescuing a rope partner and so on. We have finished the course and know all the necessary maneuvers and more, in order to solve any problem! Sincerely very satisfied with the course, the classmates and especially Marc Vilaplana! Thanks.

Anna & Clara

5.00

September, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

We did an introductory multi-pitch climbing course. It was in September 2020 in Montserrat (Catalonia). Marc is an excellent guide. He knows the routes and explains peculiarities of the area. He knows how to encourage climbers and is patient with the rhythms of each one. He shares usefull tricks to ensure efficiency and safety in maneuvers.

Ignasi

5.00

September, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

This past weekend we did an introductory course on multi-pitch climbing where we learned the systems to be able to start climbing autonomously. Marc is an experienced guide, working in a safe, comfortable and understandable way for customers. I would definitely recommend it for any climbing course you plan to do.

Martí García

5.00

September, 2020

Rock climbing initiation course in Barcelona, 2 days

Very good experience, we learn and enjoy it, I would recommend it.

Raul Marin

4.00

September, 2020

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Great experience to strengthen techniques and knowledge, with a very friendly and personal approach!

Candice Clamens

5.00

August, 2020

Rock climbing taster in Barcelona

I had an amazing experience as a first time climber. I learned so much in just one day. Marc was very patient and made sure the spots would be enjoyable. Now I want to climb again!

German

5.00

July, 2020

Rock climbing initiation course in Barcelona, 2 days

We did an introductory course in sport climbing with Marc on the first weekend in July. We come back with a lot of new information and a lot of internalized concepts. From Marc we highlight his patience, knowledge of safety and climbing sectors, passion for it and anticipation of possible problems that may arise climbing and that is easy to solve with the right information. 100% recommended course if you want to start being autonomous in rock. 10 points for Marc .

Helena

5.00

June, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

A fantastic guide !! I did the multi-pitch climbing course with him and I learned a lot !! Thanks to his knowledge, dedication and patience teaching ... clove hitch.. dynamic knot... double fisherman.. machard.. double cow tail ... I won't forget them, and all thanks to Marc !! Thank you for the great work you do !!!

Arnald Batlle

5.00

June, 2020

Rock climbing initiation course in Barcelona, 2 days

I did the climbing initiation course and it was great for me. I learned a lot and gained the confidence to climb. It has been a very good course and Marc is a great instructor. Highly recommended.

Mariona

5.00

June, 2020

Rock climbing initiation course in Barcelona, 2 days

Marc is a great instructor and also a great person! highly recommended

Valery

5.00

June, 2020

Rock climbing taster in Barcelona

Marc was excellent in explaining all, very patient, fun and easy-going. I really recommend this activity with him!

Gara

5.00

June, 2020

Rock climbing initiation course in Barcelona, 2 days

I took a climbing initiation course with Marc, and he gave us a lot of knowledge so we could gain the confidence to climb on our own. It has been a pleasure, he adapts to all situations and creates a very good vibe! Thank you so much Marc!

Matthew Baluyut

5.00

June, 2020

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Phenomenal and breathtaking experience: Marc + the Montserrat Mountains = Unforgettable climbing experience. Marc is a genuine, kind, and caring host - which added to the already fascinating landscape. A local to the area who can show you the 'ropes' to the local crag and surrounding region. With his coaching I've completed the hardest route I've done outside! Pros: - Skilled climbing instructor - Beginner friendly - Tailored climbing experience (scaled as needed) - Excellent communication on safety and techniques to execute your climbing route - Instagram worthy shots Cons: - Wishing you had more energy to climb :/ Overall Rating: 11/10 would book again Overall a must for those who want an intro to outdoor climbing, or those who already climb outdoors and want some insight into the local scene. What are you waiting for? Climb on!

Gil Solanes

5.00

June, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

I enjoyed and learned a lot with Marc in this introduction course to multi-pitch climbing. He is really kind and very professional. He made us feel comfortable and safe and his explanations were truly useful. An awesome experience; totally recommended!

Joan Josep Giner Vila

5.00

June, 2020

Rock climbing initiation course in Barcelona, 2 days

I did the introductory course in sport climbing with Marc this weekend and it has been a pleasure. Level 0 game and no previous experience. Marc has been very patient and it has been a pleasure to learn from him: knots, belaying, anchors, falling well, how to climb, how to interact in this world, how to find a route... He had no problem at all lending me his equipment. At all times I felt safe and he conveys a lot of security and a very good vibe. At all times!! 100% recommended if you want to get started in this world of climbing! I'LL DO IT AGAIN!!

Unai Arrieta

5.00

June, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Great experience multi-pitch practical course, Marc was very patient to answer all our doubts and questions and passed on the basics on multi-pitch climbing, theoretically and practically and we got to practise on the wall, leading and on belay. I strongly recommend it!

Arnau Orengo

5.00

June, 2020

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

We did a one day multi-pitch climbing course in Montserrat, and loved it. Marc is a very experienced and patient guide, with a lot of knowledge and easy to talk to, will answer any doubts you may have and gave us confidence first showing us the techniques in a safe place and then climbing the multi-pitch. Totally recommended!

Núria Vilardell

5.00

May, 2020

Rock climbing initiation course in Barcelona, 2 days

Super recommended, good course, good locations, adapted to our level, good balance between theory and practice. Marc is the best, he knows how to motivate you and make you progress. We really enjoyed it! we want more!

Pere

5.00

May, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Highly recommended the self-rescue course I did with Marc. He has a lot of experience in the mountains and knows how to pass on knowledge.

Robert Ribo

5.00

May, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

The best climbing guide in Catalonia. I learned a lot with him in the self-rescue course. Very grateful.

Joan

5.00

May, 2020

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Marc is a person with a vocation for his work, I could say that his life and his work are united, which is very favourable because the service he offers is more productive than expected, a very fun but serious guy at work what makes me convey a trust confidence. We went through the Penedes area and the Monistrol de Montserrat area 30 minutes from Barcelona, ​​but in the middle of nature, the views of 10.

Sandra Rierola

5.00

May, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Magnific climbing monitor! Very clear explanations, very useful super practical course and gives you all your support during the course and post course to keep improving in the world of climbing!

Sergio

4.00

May, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Very good treatment, friendly, polite and adequate. Professional.

Pau Moreno

5.00

May, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Marc is very warm and professional. He is always ready and has an answer at hand. Excellent! I did with him a sport climbing and a multi-pitch climbing course.

Andreu Moreno Martin

5.00

May, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Very professional

Pau

5.00

May, 2020

Rock climbing initiation course in Barcelona, 2 days

Very good partner and professional. With a two-weekend theoretical and practical course, I felt self-sufficient to do sport climbing. Thanks Marc!

Toni

5.00

May, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Marc is a perfect instructor, thanks to him I learned many things that I now use in a self-sufficient and safe way.

Gemma

5.00

May, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

It was a really fun course and I learned a lot. Apart from climbing he also entrusted me with his love for the mountains and the respect for nature in general. Great memory.

Molly

5.00

April, 2020

Rock climbing initiation course in Barcelona, 2 days

This experience was the highlight of our week in Barcelona! Marc was very supportive and accommodating to our climbing levels. We climbed a variety of routes, which were really fun! He is very experienced, and good at what he does. Thanks again!

Ashley Mc Gowan

5.00

March, 2020

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Marc was a fantastic guide. My wife and I spent the day with Marc in Montserrat I have climbed for several years, and have never been able to get my wife get on a wall during that time. During our recent trip to Barcelona my wife surprised me with a day of climbing in Montserrat. The highlight of the day was my wife topping out on her first outdoor climb. I think Marc's calm and encouraging personality made her feel comfortable and it provided us with a very memorable moment. Marc was also able to quickly assess my climbing level and find climbs that were a perfect fit for what I was looking for. He is a safe and knowledgable guide. Spending the day with Marc was very enjoyable and climbing in Montserrat was fabulous. So if you've never climbed before or are experienced and looking to get out on some rock during your travels Marc is your man!

Martina Gagliardi

5.00

March, 2020

Rock climbing taster in Barcelona

It was an excellent trip, Marc is a perfect guide, very interesting et highly skilled. I recommend Marc and the climbing spot.

Alex Westfall

5.00

March, 2020

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

I think it would be hard to give a short review about my experience with Marc. This was an experience of a life time. Marc is so knowledgeable and patient. He allowed us to ask questions about the history and culture of the towns and villages. He made me feel safe when climbing. He has so much knowledge about the mountain that he had back up routes for the weather. He went over safety a few times which made me feel that much better. He asked what type of climbing I was looking to do and customize my experience to what I wanted and needed. One of the NICEST people you will ever meet. I live in the states. Someone local to me suggested climbing with Marc. I rearranged my entire Europe vacation around climbing with Marc and I’m SO thankful I did. Best experience I’ve ever had. My friend highly recommended Marc and I HIGHLY recommend Marc. I will be back to climb with him again. I’ve already tried to figure out next steps. That is how meaningful this experience has been to me.

Shannon C

5.00

March, 2020

Rock climbing taster in Barcelona

We had an unforgettable day climbing with Marc in Montserrat. Marc is an excellent and very experienced rock climbing guide. We felt safe throughout the entire tour and he was also very encouraging. Whether you’ve never climbed or are an experienced climber, he can adapt the climb to suit different skill levels. His tours are perfect for many tourists because he speaks English really well. Leading up to the trip, he was easy to coordinate with and when we arrived he had all the gear we needed. If you are looking to have an adventurous experience while in Spain, Marc is the right person to show you how!

Josep

5.00

March, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Very good professional and a great teacher. I did with him a self-rescue course, which was a success!

Lena Padukova

5.00

February, 2020

Cavall Bernat 1 day climb from Barcelona

Amazing place. Adri was an awesome guide!

Bruna

5.00

February, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Very good guide to learn rigorously and safely. Comfort and good vibes with a top one climber. From beginners to experts.

Pablo Navarro

5.00

February, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Marc has extensive knowledge of the subject, he knows how to transmit them so that you understand the reason for the manoeuvres, he is a flexible and pleasant person. He was open to proposals and considerations made by those of the group. Surely I will repeat some training with him. Some of the people I shared the course with had already done previous ones with Marc.

Berta Sala

5.00

February, 2020

4-day Montserrat climbing camp, near Barcelona

I did two climbing courses (in 2019 and Feb 2020) with Marc and I'm sure I will do more. Highly recommended to learn and enjoy the rock climbing world! Marc is a great professional!

Ariel

5.00

January, 2020

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Do you think rock climbing in winter does not work well? Forget it! Marc shows you that Catalunya in January is an amazing experience. Above all, we appreciate his flexibility that allowed us to focus only and only on things that we wanted and he took care of everything else (finding the only place without rain, lending me his jacket and saving my fallen cell phone). In short, superb experience with a superb instructor!

Cael

5.00

January, 2020

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Marc is an excellent guide and I would climb with him again any time. I learned a lot climbing with him and felt safe and comfortable the entire time. Thanks Marc!

Sarah T

5.00

January, 2020

Multi-pitch first time experience in Montserrat, near Barcelona

I found Marc through his Instagram profile and knew immediately that he would be the perfect guide to help me deepen my knowledge and experience of outdoor climbing. We spent a full 10-hour day together where he taught me the basics of rocks climbing, practicing top roping, leading, multi-pitching and rappelling. His clear explanations, skill, guidance, and not to mention patience and confidence in my abilities were remarkable, and I was so happy with the service provided. I very much look forward to climbing again with Marc and hope to bring some friends along the next time! Thank you Marc and hasta pronto!

Saleh Hindi

5.00

January, 2020

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Experience was very good and the highlight of my first trip to Europe

Anonymous

5.00

January, 2020

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Marc was fantastic. One of the most knowledgable and efficient guide i've had. Me and my partner have been climbing in the gym for a number of years now, but i'm unfortunately still afraid of height. Marc made us feel very safe throughout the whole trip and was very encouraging when i got stuck. He made sure that we had fun and at the same time improving our climbing skills. I would definitely recommend Marc to anyone considering a climbing trip.

Albert Donado

5.00

January, 2020

Multi-pitch climbing in the Montsec Range, near Barcelona

He is the f*cking boss of climbing. The best guide for climbing of all kinds!

Maria Padrós

5.00

January, 2020

4-day Montserrat climbing camp, near Barcelona

Excellent professional rock climbing. Humble and great person. UN MÀQUINA !! I did with Marc a Master of three years of sport climbing, and several guided outings (Montserrat - Via Stromberg al Gorro Frigi + Via Ignasi Jorba ala Magdalena Superior /Terradets : Paret de les bagasses - Combinant Vies Quo Vadis i CADE - i d'altres)

Maja

5.00

December, 2019

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

It was wonderful trip. Marc was professional and pleasant. Nice day, nice people, nice climbing.

Jean Lim

5.00

December, 2019

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

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Ramon Jorba

5.00

December, 2019

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Marc gave us a very complete and professional self-rescue course, and above all adapting a lot to our requests, which were not few. He is a great professional and enjoys the work he does.

Agustí

5.00

December, 2019

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Totally useful course very adapted to the activities we usually do. Many problems and doubts that arose were resolved. Very good group atmosphere and a lot of fun.

Anna Cevallos

5.00

November, 2019

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Marc was an incredible guide! He kept very strong communication leading up to the trip to ensure our goals were met. On the trip itself Marc went above and beyond to ensure we were safe and having fun while learning a ton on our first multi pitch climb. My girlfriend and I had an issue finding a place to camp for the night and Marc never left our side and ensured we had the right accommodations. This was a trip we’ll never forget thanks to Marc’s engagement.

Anonymous

5.00

November, 2019

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

The trip was definitely worth it! Toti is an amazing guy and an incredible climbing guide! Toti gave me all necessary instruction to go from Barcelona to Montserrat and was on time to meet me when I arrived. He is a very experienced climber and suggested a very good route option for my level. He is very patience and thoughtful when giving instruction and sharing his expertise. He was also very kind and showed me Montserrat mountain. I definitely recommend Toti if you're looking for a good climbing experience in Montserrat!

Dan Wolfskill

5.00

November, 2019

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed climbing with Marc. He was incredibly knowledgeable of the area in Montserrat and assessed our skill set very quickly. He was very safe and thorough in all his systems and we felt very comfortable with his experience. We hope to be back in the area soon to hopefully spend 2-3 days climbing in the area with Marc!

Mathias Sjoervad

5.00

November, 2019

Week of rock climbing in Catalonia

Had a wonderful week with Miriam in the beautiful Catalonia! Miriam was a fantastic guide and was very good at keeping everything safe, fun and sufficiently challenging. I only had minor experience with rock climbing prior to this trip and by the end of it I felt comfortable being lead on multi-pitch routes. I was very impressed by the beauty and diversity of Catalonia. In just a few hours of driving could the whole landscape can change completely. A perfect place for trying different rock types and to just enjoy the spectacular views!

Vishaal Goel

5.00

October, 2019

Barcelona guided rock climbing day tours

Absolutely fantastic trip with Carlos. He took time and patience with our two boys (aged 8&7) and made an exciting and challenging trip for all Of us. We’ll be back next year. Thanks Carlos!

Claudia Mc Dade

5.00

October, 2019

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

The guide Toti is a professional climber with great experience. He guide us through different drills in order to climb safely yet he managed to challenge us (new outdoor climbers). He was fun too. Unfortunately the booking process was a little slow but I hope this will improve I am so happy with the experience.

hilary morgan

5.00

October, 2019

Multi-pitch rock climbing in Montserrat

Xavi was a great guide. We had fun climbing with him. Montserrat was beautiful. He also connected us with climbing guides in Majorca

Xavier van Campenhout

4.00

October, 2019

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

We had a great 2 days tour with Marc in Montserrat, a stunning spot one hour away from Barcelona. On the first day, Marc initiated us to climbing in a very didactic and professional way. The following day, we embarked on a multi-pitch climbing journey of stunning beauty. A must do with a great pro!! Highly recommended for the climbing amateurs willing to discover a new spot. Thank you to the Explore-share team for making it possible.

Vytautas

5.00

October, 2019

Rock climbing taster in Barcelona

Marc was a great guide for our inexperienced group - he chose great routes, quickly increasing the difficulty of what he saw we could handle, so it was never boring. He is very experienced, and speaks great english, which was very useful when asking or listening for directions in more intense situations, as there were no miscommunications. This helped a lot as some members of our group had never climbed before, but at no point we felt insecure. I would definitely hire him again if I'll find myself in that part of the world.

Deborah Liao

5.00

October, 2019

Multi-pitch rock climbing in Montserrat

I had a lot of fun on my first outdoor rock climb. Thank you! Next time I'm in town again, I'll be sure to book another climbing outing.

Cassie

5.00

October, 2019

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Marc created an amazing 3-day trip catered to my climbing goals. I am an experienced climber so we also did wilderness camping. He is super professional, an excellent climbing partner, and a joy to hang out with for 3 days! I saw so much of Catalonia thanks to his guidance, top notch experience!!

Cassie Absher

5.00

September, 2019

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Marc is the perfect climbing guide: excellent communication, super professional, very safe, and highly encouraging. He has a passion for Catalonia, for climbing, and for teaching climbing skills and that shows in his knowledge and disposition. I am an experienced climber and wanted to expand my technical skills and push my limits, so I booked a 3-day multi-pitch trip that included wilderness camping. Marc created the perfect trip based around my goals. As a guide he chose locations that were perfect in that I could climb easy routes to build my confidence as well as harder ones that were appropriately challenging. As a teacher he explained methods and technical skills clearly and confidently and always made sure I felt safe. As a climbing partner he is super encouraging, giving me beta when I needed it but also allowing me the space to figure things out. I am truly a better climber after this experience, and I also got to see parts of Catalonia I wouldn’t have been able to access on my own. I highly, highly recommend Marc for first-time climbers who want to learn the basics as well as experienced climbers who want to explore and expand their skills. Thank you for everything Marc!!!

SABIN RANA MAGAR

5.00

September, 2019

Barcelona, Montserrat, Guided Rock Climbing

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Megan

5.00

September, 2019

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Marc is everything you want in a guide - a great communicator, a highly skilled climber, and a kind and interesting person. Do not hesitate to book Marc for your climbing adventures!

Matt

5.00

September, 2019

Rock climbing taster in Barcelona

Was great fun and very safe. At some points we were not feeling too safe since we did not have much experience. Marc helped a lot and gave us confidence that we can do it.

Eric LaPrairie

5.00

September, 2019

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Marc set me up with Fran who was the best guide I could have asked for. I had some climbing experience (sport 5.10-5.11 level) before going on the trip and Fran assessed my skills and tailored the trip to me. I wanted to learn how to multipitch more than try harder routes so he took it slowly enough to show me the basics of multipitch and even let me lead a route. Fran was a delight to spend the day with and this was a trip I'll remember for the rest of my life.

Ronny Lehar

5.00

September, 2019

Multi-pitch rock climbing in Montserrat

Very nice experience. Xavier is friendly, calm patient and v. Skilful

Christopher Choquette Choo

5.00

September, 2019

Rock climbing taster in Barcelona

This was an amazing trip. Marc was very responsive before the trip to understand what we want and to design a trip around it. He was also great at reacting on the fly to any requests we had the day of. He is a super fun guy to climb with. Overall, I highly recommend Marc.

Tom Boyce

5.00

August, 2019

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Marc went above and beyond to make sure we had a great holiday. We had never done lead climbing outdoors, but Marc showed us the ropes and taught us the essentials in a safe and thorough manner. It was one of the best trips of my life, and we have Marc to thank for teaching us, and showing us the hidden gems that only an experienced local would know! I look forward to climbing with you again, ojala!

Zander Pain

3.00

August, 2019

Barcelona, Montserrat, Guided Rock Climbing

It rained the day of my guided climb which made the trip less than I had hoped for. However, Xavi made it the best day he could and after we bailed we did some sport climbing where it was protected from rain.

Laura Smith

5.00

August, 2019

Barcelona, Multipitch Guided Rock Climbing

I really enjoyed my day of multi-pitch climbing with Carlos. He is extremely knowledgeable about climbs in the area, climbing technique, and about its history and culture as well. He tailored the session to meet all the goals I wanted to reach, and made me feel safe and comfortable throughout. I highly recommend him as a guide!

Saul Ramirez

5.00

August, 2019

Barcelona, Multipitch Guided Rock Climbing

Carlos is an excellent guide. He taught and helped us move up in skill. Carlos suggested multiple crags and what he thought would be appropriate and fun for us. Explore share was an easy company schedule our adventure. The website itself was a bit difficult to manage at the final point of booking . Otherwise I would given 5s all around. Thanks for a great event.

Janell Thurnauer

5.00

August, 2019

Sport climbing in Montserrat: Gorros, Sant Benet & Cavall Bernat, near Barcelona

Xavi was a great guide. He was flexible with our needs and took us out for some great rock climbing! We would definitely recommend him and this trip to anyone interested in climbing while visiting Barcelona.

Paul Garasimowicz

5.00

July, 2019

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

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

Nico Puada

4.00

July, 2019

1+ day Multipitch rock climbing in Montserrat, near Barcelona

Jordi always ensured my safety throughout the whole climb.

Carles Bautista

5.00

July, 2019

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

The experience with Marc was very good. He explained very well and we learned a lot, it is 100% recommended.

Gillian Wright

5.00

July, 2019

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

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,

Nabil Kahoyadji

5.00

July, 2019

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

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.

Christina Del Degan

5.00

July, 2019

Barcelona, Montserrat, Guided Rock Climbing

Xavi was an excellent and knowledgeable guide!

JANE DEVENISH

5.00

June, 2019

Barcelona, Montserrat, Guided Rock Climbing

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!

Gerard Aceves

5.00

June, 2019

Multi-pitch first time experience in Montserrat, near Barcelona

It was a day that I climbed 90 meters of wall for the first time, with the company of my father and the great help of Marc Vilaplana. I learned a lot, a very good time when we reached the top, we had lunch at the needle top of Magdalena Inferior. I highly recommend Marc as a teacher because he inspires a lot of confidence, a lot of calm and security, I learned a lot from him.

Nadia Baati

5.00

June, 2019

Barcelona guided rock climbing day tours

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.

Victor Henrique Nascimento

5.00

June, 2019

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

Toti was amazing ! He is very experient and knows everything about Montserrat ! I recommend him !

Adam Vitkovsky

5.00

June, 2019

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

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

Elizabeth Krehe

5.00

June, 2019

Barcelona, Montserrat, Guided Rock Climbing

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Gustavo Queiroz

5.00

May, 2019

Multi-pitch rock climbing in Montserrat

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.

TJ Yap

5.00

May, 2019

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

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

Andrea Kupitz

5.00

May, 2019

1-day Rock climbing course in Barcelona, Multiple locations

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Angelina Mak

5.00

May, 2019

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

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.

Ronald Rivera

5.00

May, 2019

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

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!

Sean Powers

5.00

May, 2019

Barcelona Rock Climbing Day-Trip

Cesc was a fantastic guide who took us on a great adventure in a beautiful location. I highly recommend.

Gil Erra

5.00

May, 2019

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

His passion for climbing is 100% passed on to students! A great guide!

Eric Christopherson

5.00

May, 2019

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

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!

Hannah Gubbels

5.00

May, 2019

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

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!!

Samuel Law

5.00

May, 2019

Barcelona, Montserrat, Guided Rock Climbing

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.

Tim Royce

5.00

May, 2019

Barcelona guided rock climbing day tours

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Robyn

5.00

May, 2019

1+ day Rock climbing workshop at Refugi Coll de Merolla

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

Ilya Flarin

4.00

April, 2019

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

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

Zach Swanson

5.00

April, 2019

Barcelona guided rock climbing day tours

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.

Daniel Velez

5.00

April, 2019

Barcelona, Montserrat, Guided Rock Climbing

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.

Maddie Reid

5.00

March, 2019

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

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

Amir Cohen

5.00

March, 2019

Barcelona guided rock climbing day tours

Carlos was great!!!. Highly professional with great attitude. Connected very well with our kid. and it is very clear that he made any effort to make sure we will enjoy our time together. highly recommend!!!

Steven Mc Gillivray

4.00

March, 2019

Barcelona, Montserrat, Guided Rock Climbing

Everything about this trip was amazing. The only thing I felt could be better was about what to expect and / or bring for the day. We had a good idea of what was needed being climbers already but beginners may not.

Jasmine Liu

5.00

March, 2019

Week of rock climbing in Catalonia

Climbing in Catalonia was filled with a lot of sends and copious amounts of laughter. Mirium is a bad ass woman guide!! She is simply amazing! I had a wonderful time checking out diff crags in Catalonia and would def recommend this trip. If you want to explore diff crags in Catalonia this is for you!! Mirium worked around my climbing ability and recommended climbs that was fun but challenging at the same time. I had an amazing time and I loved Mirium as my guide!!

Lia O'Black

5.00

March, 2019

Barcelona, Multipitch Guided Rock Climbing

Great guide! Excellent knowledge and preparation, easily adapted to our schedule, but also challenged us. I learned a lot from Carlos :) thanks again!

Shahar Link

5.00

March, 2019

Cavall Bernat 1 day climb from Barcelona

It was great

Quim Ares

5.00

March, 2019

Multi-pitch first time experience in Montserrat, near Barcelona

Professional and funny guide! Really easy to learn with him

Paula Marmol

5.00

February, 2019

Rock climbing initiation course in Barcelona, 2 days

Marc introduced me to climbing during february 2019. I took part in one of his initiation groups where we learnt both theory and practical skills. It was amazing and with no doubt I would recommend him to everyone who wants to start climbing or to improve the technique because of his incredible knowledge, skills, passion and patience.

Helena Repe

5.00

February, 2019

Rock climbing initiation course in Barcelona, 2 days

Hoy hemos finalizado el curso de Nivel Inicial con Marc en Montserrat!! De nuevo, ha sido una jornada muy agradable. Marc es un profesional en la materia, nos ha hecho pasar un día de escalada estupendo y quedarnos con ganas de repetir! Sin duda, recomendado 100%!

Todd Ettman

5.00

February, 2019

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

Toti was a phenomenal guide. He led us to many fun sport climbs and coached us to improve our climbing. He also taught us new techniques for multi pitch climbing and rappelling. 10/10 would reccomend again.

Miriam

5.00

February, 2019

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

The guide's work has been impeccable. I wanted to thank Marc for his time and work, it's been a real pleasure to do a self-rescue course with him, and I found it very useful and interesting! I'll do another course with him in the near future.

Vicky

5.00

February, 2019

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

I booked a 2-day multipich course with Marc and it was awesome! He took care of every detail and adapted the activity to our previous level of skills. Safety was guaranteed during the whole journey and we had a lot of fun as well! I strongly recommend Marc as climbing guide, if I give trad climbing a try, I’ll call him for sure!

Paula Marmol

5.00

February, 2019

Rock climbing taster in Barcelona

Moltes gràcies al Marc per la paciencia i les ganes amb les que ens va ensenyar la seva passió per l'escalada esportiva. Ha estat una experiencia increible. Un cap de setmana d'esport, riures i natura. Segur que tornarem a estar en contacte per properes sortides.

Cristina

5.00

February, 2019

Rock climbing taster in Barcelona

He was a fantastic guide! He passed on to us his passion for the mountains and the technique to enjoy it.

Yudai TODA

5.00

January, 2019

1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

Toti is an expert on climbing and he knows how to improve our climbing skill and how to make us enjoy climbing in Montserrat. Firstly I bit worry about email connection with him, but it was no trouble in the end. He also took us Montserrat viewpoints which was nice. I definitely recommend you to join this tour if you want to spend amazing time, not just seeing or hiking, but also more active and special. Thanks a lot Toti!

Niklas Bergvall

5.00

December, 2018

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

I had Marc as a guide when I went climbing in Montserrat in November this year. I can highly recommend Marc, he was not only very professional (safety, equipment, etc) he also selected the routes very carefully to meets my needs and experience. Altogether I had 3 great days with Marc, super friendly and easy going guide! I’m certainly coming back to Catalunya to do more climbing trips

Karima Zedan

5.00

December, 2018

Week of rock climbing in Catalonia

Miriam was a fantastic guide for me, and I felt completely safe with her. We had an amazing time climbing over two days, and she was patient, kind, and energetic. Go Miriam, keep climbing always! Also, Miriam is one of the few women guides in Spain, and I felt great about supporting her. Ladies - let's help each other continue to build our networks and businesses by investing in each other.

Nicole

5.00

November, 2018

Rock climbing taster in Barcelona

My friend and I visited Spain from the US. Marc took us to rock climb outdoors for the first time in Monsterrat! It was an amazing experience. Marc went above and beyond to make our experience safe and super fun! He had all the proper equipment and as a first-time outdoor rock climbing experience, we felt so safe! He took amazing photos for us too. Oh, and he was super patient with us! Thank you, Marc!!

Anna Carmona

5.00

November, 2018

Trad climbing course in Catalonia, 2+ days program

Marc has been a crack in this rescue course, he is a professional who immediately shows confidence, with a calm temperament, without haste but without pause, who adapts to the group, very professional and who puts safety first, a quality that I consider basic in professionals who are dedicated to mountain guides. I recommend him 100%, he is also a person who creates a warm climate, very close, familiar, intrepid and restless.

Laurent Levesque

5.00

November, 2018

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

It was great, would recommend, 5/5 :)

Laurent Levesque

5.00

November, 2018

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

It was great, would recommend, 5/5 :)

Agne Bajoriniene

5.00

November, 2018

Barcelona, Montserrat, Guided Rock Climbing

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Li Tan

5.00

October, 2018

Barcelona guided rock climbing day tours

A great morning out with Carlos at Cala Moli! Beautiful setting. Carlos was very patient and conscious of everyone's safety. He was clear on his instructions and made it a great experience for us!

Peta Glew

5.00

October, 2018

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

I hired Marc for one day's guided rock climbing on the south face of Montserrat. Marc was a very pleasant guide with a fun sense of humour. He knew the climbing in the area incredibly well and was able to tailor the routes he chose for us to suit my level of experience and competence. I highly recommend him, whatever level of rock climber you are!

John Neskudla

5.00

October, 2018

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Absolutely fantastic day out in Montserrat mountains. Marc is super friendly and easy going and helped me to achieve my goals while lead climbing. The area is also gorgeous with over 4000 routes to suit any skill level. Can not recommend enough!!

Laurent Levesque

5.00

October, 2018

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Beautiful climb on spectacular conglomerate rock. To top it off, Marc is very knowledgeable and friendly!

Robert R Albert

5.00

October, 2018

Barcelona, Multipitch Guided Rock Climbing

Trip was awesome. Met up on time, did lots of pitches, Carlos was very knowledgeable, safe, and we had a lot of fun. I would highly recommend him. -Rob A.

Luis Salazar

5.00

October, 2018

Barcelona, Montserrat, Guided Rock Climbing

Thank you for an awesome trip!

Alex Athanasiadis

5.00

October, 2018

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

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Alex Athanasiadis

5.00

September, 2018

Rock climbing day tour in Costa Brava, near Barcelona

Super nice and experienced guy!!! Strongly recommend for anyone that wants to get the adrenaline going

Li Tan

5.00

September, 2018

Barcelona guided rock climbing day tours

Carlos was an excellent guide. He communicated well and we learned a lot about Spanish history and culture from him. He took us to an awesome location so that I could propose to my partner!

Ben Hoeg

5.00

September, 2018

Margalef and Siurana open days rock climbing tour

Carlos is awesome! He was extremely responsive after booking and tailored a trip to fit our level and interests. He helped us manage logistics (places to stay, where to meet), and was prompt each day picking us up. Carlos knows the area and guided us to gorgeous routes at our level. This area has legendary sport climbing, which we only had limited gym experience with. Carlos led at first, but taught us to lead by the end! He also took & shared great photos of the trip! Highly recommended!

Chris Lee

5.00

September, 2018

Barcelona, Montserrat, Guided Rock Climbing

Both Marissa and I had a great time climbing with Francesc. He was knowledgeable, charming and fun to climb with! Plus he taught us how to make pan con tomate :). One thing however, Cesc took some images with his camera (I cannot remember what he called it but it's similar to a GoPro) and we were curious if we could get digital copies. Can you ask him about that? I would recommend this trip to anyone and everyone who is interested in climbing in Spain or anywhere in the world. Thanks!

Doug T.

5.00

September, 2018

Multi-pitch rock climbing in Montserrat

great time

Adam Nowland

5.00

July, 2018

Barcelona, Montserrat, Guided Rock Climbing

I have to admit, before getting a guide I was very weary. I had never used a guide for climbing but decided to go with Cesc. It was the best decision I made. He was an absolute pleasure to work with. He knew exactly where to take us for learning sport outside and continued to push us throughout the day with climbs that were at our level. Will definitely use him again when we come back to BCN for some multi-pitch!

Darren Klish

5.00

July, 2018

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

I had a marvelous first time climbing experience with my guide Jordi. Thank you!

young

5.00

June, 2018

Multi-pitch climbing in the Montsec Range, near Barcelona

It was great time.. Enjoyed multi rock climbing with good guide Mark.. Next time I will go again with Mark.

young

5.00

June, 2018

Multi-pitch climbing in the Montsec Range, near Barcelona

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Daniel nordström

5.00

June, 2018

Rock climbing initiation course in Barcelona, 2 days

I had the best experience of my entire holiday with Marc. I never climbed before and with him coaching in safety and technique I managed to advance ALOT in my 2 day course. He does that little extra to make the experience truly unique. I would recommend this to anyone who who is up for a great challenge and adventure, in spectacular environments, with a fantastic guide/coach/teacher. Thank you Marc.

Constance Lafleur

5.00

June, 2018

Week of rock climbing in Catalonia

Miriam was the best guide I could have asked for. I did the 1 week Rock Climbing in Catalonia and had a fantastic time! Miriam is friendly, fun and supportive. She catered the trip to my abilities and I am so glad I went off the beaten track and decided to do this trip as I saw a beautiful side of Spain that I had never seen before. Thanks Miriam!

Ryan Suarez-Melcon

5.00

June, 2018

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Marc was great, he even went back to grab me climbing shoes when I left mine at home. He taught me some of the history of the beautiful area, and put us up on some of the most spectacular lines I've been on. Will recommend to all of my climbing friends, as well as book with him again when I eventually return to this magical place! Marc spoke English well and was very receptive, helpful and accommodating.

Tim Creamer

5.00

May, 2018

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Marc arrived early for our day, and provided a great day of climbing. He selected perfect routes in a spectacular setting, and offered more than a days worth of climbing. Marc is friendly, informative and speaks perfect English. I would love have another opportunity to climb with him some day.

Anonymous

5.00

May, 2018

Barcelona Rock Climbing Day-Trip

Francesc did a great job of finding a route within my abilities, and then a fantastic job guiding me up it! Hearing the bells of the monastery at Montserrat echo up the mountain while climbing was truly spectacular!

Marcos Montero

5.00

May, 2018

2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

Dedication and Passion for this great world that is climbing. Dynamic theoretical-practical course. Above all, Marc is a great person.

Lluis

5.00

May, 2018

Trad climbing course in Catalonia, 2+ days program

A magnificent guide. He taught us a lot, with patience and a lot of humour. I recommend him to everyone.

Miguel Alberto Gomez

5.00

May, 2018

Barcelona guided rock climbing day tours

It was an awesome trip and a good first exposure to climbing in Spain! For some in our group, it was their first time to climb outdoors and Carlos provided great advice for transitioning from indoor to outdoor climbing. For me, I got a lot of useful tips on how to be more effective and to improve my technique outdoors. I would recommend Carlos to anyone looking for a great guide and a fun time out on the rocks!

Harriet Zimmermann

5.00

April, 2018

Barcelona, Montserrat, Guided Rock Climbing

We did a climb that suited my skill level, I felt really comfortable the whole way up and Francesc was a really nice guy. It was a really great day.

Mark Palomba

5.00

April, 2018

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Marc was skilled, friendly and awesome with everything! Highly would recommend him and this trip!

Matt

5.00

March, 2018

Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

The climb was amazing!! Such a great day and Montserrat was such a beautiful place to spend a day to climb!!! Marc Vilaplana was such an incredible guide!! So knowledgeable of both the area and climbing! He really made it so much fun and kept it very safe! He also picked us up from the train station in the morning and gave us a ride back to the station, which felt like he was going above and beyond for us!!He is great for beginners, experts, and anything in between!!! Thanks so much for such an incredible climb!!!

Christian Peña Puga

5.00

February, 2018

Barcelona, Multipitch Guided Rock Climbing

It was excellent, Carlos is very knowledgable, we felt secure at all times and very fun, climbing Sol-Solet Montserrat was an excellent experience that I hope to do again. Communication prior to the trip was great with Carlos every time, he gave us good options from the start and gave us the tranportation info. Everything was excellent, fun, great and adventurous just like me and my wife hoped for, thank you for everything. We hope to do it again soon. Saludos.

Jonathan Castillo Gil

5.00

February, 2018

Rock climbing taster in Barcelona

Buen trato muy familiar y conceptos muy bien explicados, volvería contratar sus servicios de nuevo

Bernadeta wilk

5.00

December, 2017

Barcelona guided rock climbing day tours

Carlos is an excellent climbing instructor. Not only he has amazing climbing skills but he may be the best belayer in the world;)). He is also a great teacher, very knowledgeable, adapts to different skill levels, puts extra homework into finding routes and activities that are challenging yet enjoyable. There were two of us, with different skill levels and he managed to set up activities in a way that we have got the most of every minute. regarding the commucation: he was very quick to respond, was inquiring about what we want to get out of the trip and based.on this recommended the agenda. A very lovely guy overall. After a bit of quizzing I've learned that he climbed with some big names from Spain and UK. Oh, and he has a great crag dog - as him to bring her along:)

Guilherme V.

5.00

November, 2017

Barcelona guided rock climbing day tours

Carlos is the best mountain guide around. He was obviously very experienced and has been climbing for many years. I like how we were constantly learning under his supervision. He was also flexible in every way. I, as a pretty beginner climber, was able to enjoy the routes he took us on just as much as my friend, an intermediate climber. He was knowledgeable of the area and knew all the best climbing spots. 11/10 would recommend!

Jens Vranckx

5.00

July, 2017

Barcelona, Multipitch Guided Rock Climbing

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Pau Contreras

5.00

June, 2017

Trad climbing course in Catalonia, 2+ days program

We did a two-day self-rescue course that is highly recommended to go with more confidence doing long climbing routes. It was great because it gave us the information we needed to adapt to each of us, and most of all were able to practice a lot.

Angel Carmona

5.00

May, 2016

Barcelona, Multipitch Guided Rock Climbing

The three days that Carlos and I spent together have been a very constructive experience. He is a easy going person who has a good skill for sharing his knowledge. In this way you believe his assumptions and you practice his exercises because you understand the reason behind them. On the top of this he knows very well all the spots and routes in every sector. Highly recommended.

Guillem Gallifa

5.00

April, 2016

Rock climbing initiation course in Barcelona, 2 days

Marc is a great professional, demonstrates a high level of climbing skills, and knows how to teach in a very dynamic way. In addition, it makes you feel at home from the first minute, due to its friendly and forthcoming personality. I definitely recommend it!

Jordi Ayats

5.00

April, 2015

Rock climbing initiation course in Barcelona, 2 days

Marc is a great climber and a very good educator. It was great to discover the world of climbing by his side. I did with him an initiation course in climbing (two mornings) in Sabassona (Boulder and rappelling) and in Sorralta in Roda de Ter (climbing) and two climbing outings (in the Soleia of Sant Martí de Centelles and in Montserrat), of all the day, to consolidate and perfect the learnings (in small group, of three and two people).

Yilin

5.00

January, 2009

Rock climbing taster in Barcelona

It is our first time to climb on the real mountain (Climbing in Monestir de Montserrat). So it is very interesting for us. Marc is very helpful and works very hard. It would be easy to learn from him and feel safe. Hope he can strive on this job and help more people to have their first try.


 

There are many reasons for choosing Rock Climbing in Barcelona

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.

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+34

Currency

Euros

Language

Spanish and Catalan

Best time to visit

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

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

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

More info about Rock Climbing in 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

 

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