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Barcelona, Montserrat, Guided Rock Climbing

Barcelona, Montserrat, Guided Rock Climbing
Barcelona, Montserrat, Guided Rock Climbing

Join Cesc or one of the certified guides in his team for a full day of exciting rock climbing in the beautiful Montserrat rocky range rising high near the beautiful city of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain.


1 Day

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov




Barcelona is known for many amazing things, from the beautiful beaches and the Sagrada Familia, to the famous La Rambla street. However, there are many more amazing things to see and do not only in the city, but around it as well. And on this day trip, I would like to take you to the beautiful Montserrat mountain, located only 50 kilometres away from the city.

Montserrat offers hundreds, if not thousands, of different potential rock climbing routes. Absolutely stunning to admire from afar, seeing Montserrat up close and having the chance to climb and stand on one of several of its many peaks, from Sant Jeroni (1,236m) to Miranda de les Agulles (903m) is nothing short of amazing. And on this trip, you will the chance to do just that.

Due to the staggering variety of routes you can climb on Montserrat, there is also a number of different types of rock formations to climb as well, including big walls, needles, and numerous sport climbing crags. As a result, no climbing experience will be the same, but every climbing experience will be amazing. Also, because of the variety, there will be climbing options that are appropriate for people of all types of climbing ability. So regardless of your skill level, as long as you are in good physical condition, you can have a great time.

So if you want to not just see the city of Barcelona, but want to explore more of beautiful Catalonia, especially the natural beauty of it, send me a request and join me for a day of rock climbing at Montserrat. I know you’ll have a great time.

I can also lead you on a day of exciting via ferrata on Montserrat on this trip.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

Along with the guiding fee the price also includes all of the necessary rock equipment as well.



There are many different wonderful and comfortable accommodation options that be found throughout the city of Barcelona.

More info

How to get to Montserrat?

  • Get a combined return ticket in Barcelona (train + rack rail train / tren + cremallera) at the FGC Espanya station.
  • Take your train: We recommend those leaving from Espanya station, line R5, at 7:36, 8:16 or 8:36 (8:16 even better!) and after 60 minutes your will arrive to Monistrol.
  • Once in Monistrol, walk 2 minutes to the rack rail train (cremallera) which will take you to Montserrat in a 20 minutes trip, which besides offers you nice views.

There are other options, you might consider: - At the above mentioned station, get your R5 line return ticket to Aeri Montserrat station. - Once there, walk 2 minutes to the cable car, Aeri station. Buy your return ticket and enjoy a 5 minutes trip to Montserrat.

A third option is the coach departing from Sants station. It arrives a bit later than the meeting time, but if you notify me, I will wait for you 15 additional minutes. I only need to know in advance.

If you need further details please let me know it. I will try to answer you as well as I can.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring on the day of the tour?

What is the grading for the climbing routes on this tour?

What kind of previous experience and training do I need? Is this trip suitable for beginners?

Will the equipment be provided or do I need my own? Can I rent? How much is the approximate cost of renting the equipment?

How can I get to the meeting point?

Can I join a group?

What is the best time of the year for this rock climbing tour?

About the guide

Right in the heart of Catalonia, well connected with Barcelona, stands the Montserrat massif; a mountain with big natural, cultural and spiritual significance that rises sharply to 1,236 meters from the top of St. Jeroni.

I organize guided activities and courses of all levels, and offer the possibility to discover this fantastic mountain accompanied by a professional certified guide.

Along with all these activities in Montserrat, I can guide you over all the natural sites of Catalonia and the Pyrenees, a region with a wide range of possibilities for trekkers, hikers, climbers, etc.

I promote the use of sustainable transportation (train, zipper, funicular) and the development of activities that stimulate in participants a feeling of belonging to the places he or she visits. This perception of belonging, as we work with feelings and perceptions, can perfectly be assimilated to a sense of spirituality.

Our main activities are:
Spiritual values of Nature for private, groups or companies
Rock climbing
Via Ferrata


French | English | Catalan

What people are saying about this trip

Brittany Solis


May, 2023

Excellent guide. Time was limited due to weather but my guide had planned out the routes perfectly and specific to my climbing level I described, allowing us to do many routes in quick succession. I felt safe climbing with him and he provided all equipment except for shoes. Would definitely climb again with him in the future. This explore-share service was also easy to navigate and helped with communication with my guide.



September, 2019

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Zander Pain


August, 2019

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.

Christina Del Degan


July, 2019

Xavi was an excellent and knowledgeable guide!



June, 2019

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!

Elizabeth Krehe


June, 2019

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Samuel Law


May, 2019

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.

Daniel Velez


April, 2019

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.

Steven Mc Gillivray


March, 2019

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.

Agne Bajoriniene


November, 2018

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Luis Salazar


October, 2018

Thank you for an awesome trip!

Chris Lee


September, 2018

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!

Adam Nowland


July, 2018

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!

Harriet Zimmermann


April, 2018

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.



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