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Climb Pedraforca (2,506m) via the Cresta dels Cabirols in Catalonia, near Barcelona

Climb Pedraforca (2,506m) via the Cresta dels Cabirols in Catalonia, near Barcelona | Spain

Climb the emblematic Pedraforca, via the Cresta dels Cabirols route, and spend a great day in the mountains along one of the guides of the Guies de Montserrat team, departing from Barcelona.



1 Day

Jun - Sep




* Climb one of the most beautiful peaks in Catalonia

* Discover breathtaking views from the summit!

* Enjoy a great day climb close to Barcelona


Following a ridge to reach a peak is one of the most beautiful activities we can do in the mountains, but if that mountain is the Pedraforca it turns into an irresistible adventure, like a siren call we cannot avoid!

This amazing 1-day climb near Barcelona takes you to the top of Pedraforca (2506m), one of the most emblematic mountains in Catalonia, via the Cresta dels Cabirols, the most elegant way to reach the summit.

Although there are some rock climbing sections and two rappels, the ascent is suitable for almost all mountaineers with the will the explore something beyond the regular routes of every peak.

Pedraforca lies in the Sierra del Cadí, in the Spanish Pyrenees, in the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, near Barcelona. The activity is quite long and takes the whole day, with a total elevation change of about 1000 meters, but it is absolutely worth, as the reward is amazing.

We will meet up very early in the parking, and after checking out backpacks we will start walking towards the refuge, where in our way back to the car we can stop and have a drink.

The approach time to the ridge takes about 2 hours. In a grassy terrace, we will put on our climbing equipment and we will start climbing the ridge up to the summit. The descent will be done following the Coll de Verdet Route, which will allow us to continue through a rocky terrain and cover all the north face of this mountain, which is more than 500 meters high and full of rock climbing routes.

The whole activity will take us about 8 to 10 hours, always in mountainous terrain. No previous rock climbing experience is required, although as it is a mountain ridge, all the itinerary is aerial, so the climb is not recommended for people with vertigo with fear of heights.

If you want to climb Pedraforca, don’t hesitate to contact us! Book your trip and join us on this climb via the Cresta dels Cabirols. We’ll have a blast!

You could also check out or profile page for more climbing and trekking trips in Catalonia.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

We do not include the transport from/to the starting point of the activity.


More info

You need to bring a small backpack, a water bottle, and something to eat.

Meeting point

Carrer Santa Bàrbara, 08697 Saldes, Barcelona

Equipment you will need to bring

Meals for the activity

About the guide

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Mountain 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


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What people are saying about Francesc



Very nice day with Cesc, he is careful and good company, thanks again!!



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.



Had a great day doing the highest vía ferrata in Spain ! Although we had difficulty with weather (storms), we cancelled the original day but moved it to the day after and although Fransec wasn’t available he very helpfully sourced me another guide called Oscar who was amazing, very knowledgeable, took us on a great trail and made sure we had a great time. Even recommended a great place for a swim after! Thank you Fransec and Oscar I will definitely be back and would recommend them to anyone.



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.



Francesc was an exceptional guide. From the communication before the run, to his pacing, knowledge of the mountain and professional decision-making when a situation deemed it necessary. This adventure should be at the top of any visiting runner’s itinerary.

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