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2-day multi-pitch climbing course in Catalonia

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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.

Catalan Coastal Range

2 Days

All year

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* 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.

Description

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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

Price details

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.


Details

More info

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.

Meeting point

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.

About the guide

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Marc

4.90

(174)

Mountain 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.

Languages

French | English | Catalan

Certificates

AEGM

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What people are saying about this trip

Kevin

5.00

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!

Jacob

5.00

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!

Harry

5.00

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!

Evan

5.00

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!

Ethan

5.00

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


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