Get the skills and techniques you need to start climbing on your own on bigger walls, with this 2-day multi-pitch climbing initiation course in Catalonia, along with local AEGM-certified guide Marc.
Safety first, take a course designed to learn in a controlled environment.
The course will take part in the spectacular Montserrat Mountain.
The second day we will climb a 150 meters tall route.
If you already enjoy sport climbing and you are looking to take your multi-pitch climbing skills to a next level, join me on this 2-day initiation course in Catalonia. You will get the skills and techniques you need to start climbing on bigger walls.
My goal is that at the end of the course you are ready to climb on your own in complete safety. During this multi-pitch climbing initiation course I will teach you how to climb multi-pitch bolted routes.
We will go over different aspects of climbing, as double rope belaying, rappelling, setting up anchors, topos and terrain reading and more! The contents of this 2-day course are the following:
I will teach you what you need to know in order to face greater climbing challenges on your own with confidence and safety.
So if you want to join me on this great 2-day multi-pitch climbing initiation course just send me a request and book your trip! You could also take a look at my traditional climbing initiation course in Catalonia.
If you decide to spend the night around Montserrat Mountain contact me and I will give you some suggestions. There is also the possibility to spend the night at the Montserrat Campground, right next to the Monastery. A basic affordable camping. During winter months it is closed. I will be happy to help and arrange accommodation for you.
Level: Some climbing experience is required and you should be able to climb 5.9. - All climbing gear is included, although I recommend that you bring your own harness and climbing shoes. - You should wear comfortable sport clothes and shoes, if possible mountain ones. You need to bring a backpack, food and water for the day. - Photos (taken by the guide) are also included in the price. - Pick up and drop off can be arranged at an additional fee. - Notice that it is also possible to do the course in another location, contact and ask for the option.
If travelling from Barcelona by train we will meet at Monistrol de Montserrat train station. (To get there from central Barcelona take a train from Plaça Espanya. Take the R5 - FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) to Manresa and exit at Monistrol de Montserrat. There is a train leaving at 8:36 and arriving at Monistrol de Montserrat at 9:41). If travelling by car, we will meet in Collbató, a village on Montserrat’s south face.
AEGM Rock Climbing Guide
Ever since I was a kid I have been in contact with nature, and this has been my environment. Family traditions led to my first steps in the hiking world. I discovered wonderful places and learned to enjoy and respect the mountains. Still vivid in my memories are the ascents around Ordesa NP and the Catalan Pyrenees during my childhood.
At the age of eighteen I took my first steps in rock climbing. I dedicated some years climbing traditional classic routes, with the Montsec range as my school. With the experience gained I widened my horizons and started discovering new walls: Ordesa, Puig Campana, Penyal d'Ifach, Los Mallos de Riglos, Montrebei, Terradets...
In 2000, I got my Civil Engineer degree. I then spent my holidays climbing. At this point I started exploring the big possibilities France and its walls opened up: Verdon, Vercors, Jonte...
In 2002 I went on a one-year trip to Australia, but without climbing. After that year I realized rock climbing was my real passion. At then started spending as much time as I had climbing. My climbing trips starting taking me further and further. It was in Switzerland where I discovered my favorite climbing terrain: the amazing limestone walls of Wendenstöcke, Rätikon, Sanetsch... After that, new destinations kept coming: UEA, Jordan, Morocco, Dolomites, Sardinia, Corsica...
Finally, I decided to become a Climbing Guide and offer all my climbing experience to you.
My formal training started in 2011, as I became a Climbing Monitor of the High Mountain Catalan Academy (ECAM). Just after that, in 2012, I got my Climbing Sport Technician degree.
Not satisfied with that, I continued my training to get the highest climbing degree available in Spain. In the spring of 2014 I finished my training and became a Climbing Superior Sport Technician.
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!
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
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!
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.
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!
Anna & Clara
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.
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.
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 !!!
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!
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!
The best climbing guide in Catalonia. I learned a lot with him in the self-rescue course. Very grateful.
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.
Marc is a perfect instructor, thanks to him I learned many things that I now use in a self-sufficient and safe way.
Andreu Moreno Martin
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.
Very good treatment, friendly, polite and adequate. Professional.
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!
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.
Very good professional and a great teacher. I did with him a self-rescue course, which was a success!
Very good guide to learn rigorously and safely. Comfort and good vibes with a top one climber. From beginners to experts.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
The experience with Marc was very good. He explained very well and we learned a lot, it is 100% recommended.
His passion for climbing is 100% passed on to students! A great guide!
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.
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!
Dedication and Passion for this great world that is climbing. Dynamic theoretical-practical course. Above all, Marc is a great person.
Group of 1
|EUR 413 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 248 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 165 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 124 each|
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- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Personal Insurance
Price includes: Liability and accident insurance, transport from/to Monistrol de Montserrat train station. Info: All climbing gear is included but I recommend bringing your own harness and climbing shoes.