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Rock climbing taster in Barcelona

Rock climbing taster in Barcelona
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If you're a beginner come experience this one day rock climbing taster in Catalonia along with Marc, a local AEGM rock climbing guide.

Private and Group

Catalan Coastal Range

1 Day

All year

Open to everyone

First Time


  • Learn how to climb and belay in a safe environment.
  • Visit the famous Montserrat Mountain.
  • No previous experience needed.


Have you never tried rock climbing before? Are you tired of the routine of the week and want to do something different outdoors? It’s your chance!

I’m glad to invite you to a full day rock climbing taster in Catalonia. I’ll help you take your first steps into the rock climbing world. You’ll climb a rocky wall especially adapted to beginners and people who have no experience in rock climbing.

Tell your relatives, friends or workmates and come to Catalonia to try an unique and super fun activity in a really safe environment. I’ll provide you with everything you need. Technical and safety equipment as well as a photo album are included!

Send your request to book this program in Catalonia. I’m sure you will learn a lot and after this experience, you’ll want to try more rock climbing than ever!

Notice that this also can be a kids friendly activity and I can take you to a perfect spot for the younger ones to enjoy this amazing activity.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

Price details

Included: all climbing gear, photos taken during the activity, transport from/to Monistrol de Montserrat train station.



If you decide to spend the night around Montserrat Mountain contact me and will give you some suggestions.

More info

  • Skill level required: First time to beginners
  • Pick up and drop off can be arranged at an additional fee.
  • Photos (taken by the guide) are also included in the price. This activity can be adapted to all levels from first time also experienced climbers. All climbing gear is included, I will need to know your shoe size so I can bring the proper climbing shoes for you.

You should wear comfortable sport clothes and shoes, if possible mountain ones. You need to bring a backpack, food and water for the day.

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

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.


French | English | Catalan



What people are saying about this trip

Megan Notarte


July, 2022

My 14-year-old son and I had such a great time with Marc climbing in Monserrat. Marc picked routes for us that we achievable, taught us how to belay, and encouraged us to make our way up. Since my son was able to do more than I could, Marc found a more challenging climb for him and talked him through it all the way to the top. It was such a great time. Can't wait to do it again next time we are in Spain.

Candice Clamens


August, 2020

I had an amazing experience as a first time climber. I learned so much in just one day. Marc was very patient and made sure the spots would be enjoyable. Now I want to climb again!



June, 2020

Marc was excellent in explaining all, very patient, fun and easy-going. I really recommend this activity with him!

Martina Gagliardi


March, 2020

It was an excellent trip, Marc is a perfect guide, very interesting et highly skilled. I recommend Marc and the climbing spot.

Shannon C


March, 2020

We had an unforgettable day climbing with Marc in Montserrat. Marc is an excellent and very experienced rock climbing guide. We felt safe throughout the entire tour and he was also very encouraging. Whether you’ve never climbed or are an experienced climber, he can adapt the climb to suit different skill levels. His tours are perfect for many tourists because he speaks English really well. Leading up to the trip, he was easy to coordinate with and when we arrived he had all the gear we needed. If you are looking to have an adventurous experience while in Spain, Marc is the right person to show you how!



October, 2019

Marc was a great guide for our inexperienced group - he chose great routes, quickly increasing the difficulty of what he saw we could handle, so it was never boring. He is very experienced, and speaks great english, which was very useful when asking or listening for directions in more intense situations, as there were no miscommunications. This helped a lot as some members of our group had never climbed before, but at no point we felt insecure. I would definitely hire him again if I'll find myself in that part of the world.



September, 2019

Was great fun and very safe. At some points we were not feeling too safe since we did not have much experience. Marc helped a lot and gave us confidence that we can do it.

Christopher Choquette Choo


September, 2019

This was an amazing trip. Marc was very responsive before the trip to understand what we want and to design a trip around it. He was also great at reacting on the fly to any requests we had the day of. He is a super fun guy to climb with. Overall, I highly recommend Marc.

Paula Marmol


February, 2019

Moltes gràcies al Marc per la paciencia i les ganes amb les que ens va ensenyar la seva passió per l'escalada esportiva. Ha estat una experiencia increible. Un cap de setmana d'esport, riures i natura. Segur que tornarem a estar en contacte per properes sortides.



February, 2019

He was a fantastic guide! He passed on to us his passion for the mountains and the technique to enjoy it.



November, 2018

My friend and I visited Spain from the US. Marc took us to rock climb outdoors for the first time in Monsterrat! It was an amazing experience. Marc went above and beyond to make our experience safe and super fun! He had all the proper equipment and as a first-time outdoor rock climbing experience, we felt so safe! He took amazing photos for us too. Oh, and he was super patient with us! Thank you, Marc!!

Jonathan Castillo Gil


February, 2018

Buen trato muy familiar y conceptos muy bien explicados, volvería contratar sus servicios de nuevo



January, 2009

It is our first time to climb on the real mountain (Climbing in Monestir de Montserrat). So it is very interesting for us. Marc is very helpful and works very hard. It would be easy to learn from him and feel safe. Hope he can strive on this job and help more people to have their first try.


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