Rock Climbing trips – Montserrat

Conquer the rocky crags in the heart of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range!

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Montserrat is multi-peaked mountain range about 50 kilometers northwest of Barcelona. The range is composed of multiple pinkish conglomerate rock formations, which resemble the teeth of a saw and can be seen from fairly far away. In fact, Montserrat means “saw mountain” in Catalan.

Among the most popular climbing options in the range are Sant Jeroni (1,236 meters) and Miranda de les Agulles (903 meters). However, there are dozens of routes to climb, including big walls, rocky towers and needles. Due to the immense diversity of Montserrat as well, no two climbs are alike.

Trip offerings to the range generally range from a half-day to an entire week. Due to its convenient location near Barcelona, it is also easy to combine climbing in Montserrat with climbing adventures to other parts of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range too.




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What’s the weather like?

The weather in and around Montserrat 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.

How to get there:

Any trip to Montserrat will begin with a flight into the Barcelona–El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport (BCN). From here, it is easiest to rent a car and make the scenic drive east into the mountains. Many guides will also opt to meet you in Barcelona.


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Best time to visit:

April to September, but many guides offer tripes year round.






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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!
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Dan Wolfskill
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!
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Mathias Sjoervad
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!
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Vishaal Goel
Xavi was a great guide. We had fun climbing with him. Montserrat was beautiful. He also connected us with climbing guides in Majorca
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