Explore-Share logo and link to home
 

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

Climbing Pedraforca

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.

Private

Pyrenees

1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Beginner


Highlights

  • Climb one of the most beautiful peaks in Catalonia
  • Discover breathtaking views from the summit!
  • Enjoy a great day climb close to Barcelona

Description

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.

Details

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

Backpack

Watter bottle

Other gear: Meals for the activity


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
Hiking
Via Ferrata

Languages

French | English | Catalan

Residence

Barcelona


What people are saying about Francesc Claramunt

Nyali Peiris Waser

5.00

August, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Georgina Eagles

5.00

June, 2022

Couldn't have had a better guide! Cesc was so accommodating and knowledgeable! Highly recommend

George ampalloor

5.00

May, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

David Moylan

5.00

November, 2021

Amazing trip can’t that francesc enough he picked out amazing routes for sport climbing for my level. Then he took me on my first multi pitch climb where we climbed 5 pitches would highly recommend !

Paula Strengell

5.00

November, 2021

Guide was true professional.

Edward

5.00

August, 2020

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Lena Padukova

5.00

February, 2020

Amazing place. Adri was an awesome guide!

SABIN RANA MAGAR

5.00

September, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Alexander Gulavskiy

5.00

September, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Michael King

5.00

September, 2019

I wanted to send you an email regarding the amazing experience we had in the Pyrenees with our guide Ricard. He was an amazing guide and was able to answer any questions we had and also made the hike an incredible experience for me as a geoscientist. He also stopped for breakfast along the way and provided us with a very nice picnic to enjoy during our hike which was very appreciated. I would highly recommend this experience and Ricard was an excellent guide who takes pride in providing people the most optimal experience and being a very friendly person in general.

Zander Pain

4.00

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.

Karen Williams

5.00

July, 2019

My sister and I went on a trek with Ricard who was extremely experienced knowledgable and interesting he knew everything about the Montserrat mountains fauna history local knowledge the lot. We will be coming back for a longer trip. It was the high light of our Barcelona trip I cannot recommend Ricard highly enough.

Christina Del Degan

5.00

July, 2019

Xavi was an excellent and knowledgeable guide!

JANE DEVENISH

5.00

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

5.00

June, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

SABRINA SHAULIS

5.00

May, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Sean Powers

5.00

May, 2019

Cesc was a fantastic guide who took us on a great adventure in a beautiful location. I highly recommend.

Samuel Law

5.00

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

5.00

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

5.00

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.

Shahar Link

5.00

March, 2019

It was great

Kayleigh

5.00

December, 2018

Ricard was amazing. It was everything I hoped for in my first hike. He picked a route that was perfect for my fitness level. I felt challenged but accomplished by the end of the 6.5 hour hike. I felt like Ricard and I were friends by the end of it. He was knowledgeable about the history of Montserrat and made sure to educate me about the trees, plants and the different mountain peaks during our adventure. I felt safe around Ricard and knew I was in great hands.  He’s a wonderful human and truly made this experience rememberable.

Agne Bajoriniene

5.00

November, 2018

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Luis Salazar

5.00

October, 2018

Thank you for an awesome trip!

Chris Lee

5.00

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!

Stephanie Dudash

5.00

September, 2018

My husband and I visited Spain in August and made sure to add a via ferratta to our 'to do' list. Franscec was a wonderful guide. We loved his geology knowledge (we're both geoloigsts), as well as his knowledge about the flora and fauna. The trip was fun, but we would have loved to have gone on a longer trip. Next time! We highly recommend this trip to anyone who is looking for a fun outside adventure.

Adam Nowland

5.00

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!

Anonymous

5.00

May, 2018

Francesc did a great job of finding a route within my abilities, and then a fantastic job guiding me up it! Hearing the bells of the monastery at Montserrat echo up the mountain while climbing was truly spectacular!

Roxana Ursu

5.00

May, 2018

Both Explore-Share and Francesc gave us exactly the info we needed in a very short time, due to our program in Barcelona and around. There were no delays of any kind in our collaboration with both of them.

Harriet Zimmermann

5.00

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.

Brian Huynh

5.00

January, 2018

The via ferrata at las damas was amazing! The route is easy for people who have rock climbing experience, but also doable for everyone else!

Sanne Løfberg

5.00

July, 2017

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Sanne Løfberg

4.00

May, 2017

The traveller did not leave a comment.


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 258 Each

Group of 2

EUR 361 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

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.




 

 

Find more mountaineering trips in Spain

 

Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.