2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

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People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Private and Group

Highlights

 
     

    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:

    • Climbing gear and knots
    • Setting up bolted anchors
    • Double rope belaying, one leader and one or two followers
    • Rope maneuvers: clipping and guiding
    • Understanding topos
    • Rappel techniques
    • Aid and traditional climbing introduction
    • Safety tips

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    400 EUR

    Group of 2
    250 EUR

    Group of 3
    150 EUR

    Group of 4
    110 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Personal Insurance
     Safety and group gear are also included in the price. You need to bring your own personal climbing gear: helmet, harness and climbing shoes.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Occasional

    Meeting point

    Depending on the season, maximum 1 hour drive from Barcelona.

    More info

    - Photos (taken by the guide) are also included in the price.

    - Pick up and drop off can be arranged at an additional fee.

    - Required Equipment: helmet, harness and climbing shoes.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    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.

     
     


     

     

    What People are Saying about Marc Vilaplana

     

    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
    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.
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    Xavier van Campenhout
    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!!!
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    Cassie Absher
    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.
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    Eric LaPrairie
     

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