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Rock climbing in the Catalan Pyrenees, 3 days

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Marc, AEGM certified mountain guide, offers fantastic days of rock climbing in the Catalonian Pyrenees. First days of single pitch rock climbing to prepare for the second day of spectacular multi-pitch rock climbing!

Private

Pyrenees

3 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Discover the spectacular Aigüestortes and Lake Sant Maurici National Park.
  • Climb magnificent granite in an alpine atmosphere.
  • The program is adaptable to all climbing skills and levels.

Description

I invite you to a 3-day rock climbing program in the Catalonian Pyrenees. We will go to the western region of the Catalonian Pyrenees to enjoy a fantastic 3 days rock climbing trip in this beautiful natural terrain.

There are countless granite needles that can be our playground. The walls are varied and the scenery surrounding us is beautiful. The terrain even has some alpine character!

The summer months are the ideal moment to come climbing in this area. If you want to try rock climbing for several days you can contact me and I can arrange a program, as well as a single day.

On the first day, we climb some single pitch sport routes so I can see your climbing skills and level and afterward we can decide the multi-pitch route for the next day. On the third day, we can climb a shorter multi-pitch route or do some single pitch climbing.

Some of my favourite routes are:
– Esperó Esmolat (290m V) at the Agulles de Delluí
– El Pistacho Asesino (240m 6a) at the Agulla de Comalestorres
– Esperó de Mordor (200m 6b) at the Paret de l’Estany

To join this program you must have some rock climbing experience, as you can see that the difficulty level of the routes is intermediate. They are extremely fun multi-pitch climbing routes that will not disappoint you!

If you want to join me on one or more of these multi-pitch routes, just send me a request and let’s start planning! And also in Catalonia, I can take you rock climbing in the Montserrat massif.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 850 Each

Group of 2

EUR 510 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Personal insurance

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

Liability and accident insurance, pickup from/to Manresa train station or nearby station and climbing gear included. Photos and Gopro videos (taken by the guide) are also included in the price.

Pick up in another location can be done at an extra fee. Although all climbing gear is included in the price, I recommend that you bring your own harness, climbing shoes and helmet.


Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and drive to Vall de Boí.

After picking up in Manresa we will drive to Cavallers Reservoir where we will climb all afternoon. We will spend the night in Boí-Taüll (the approach to the climbing wall will be around 30 minutes).

Day 2: Climb a multi-pitch in Vall de Boí.

There is also the possibility of moving to another Valley, but Boí is the most interesting one. We will spend the night in Boí-Taüll. The approach to the climbing wall will be between 1 and 2 hours.

Day 3: Last day

Before driving back we will do some more climbing depending on your preferences. We will look for approaches to the climbs below 1 hour.

 

Details

Accommodation

2 half board days accommodation are included in the price. We will stay at Casa Xep, a totally restored farmhouse as a residence, retaining its charm and rustic mountain house. If Casa Xep is not available, we will stay in a similar accommodation. Depending on the program there is also the possibility that we have to stay in a mountain hut.

More info

Even if the program is adaptable to all climbing skills and levels, you will need a good fitness level and used to hike in the mountains.

Meeting point

We will meet in Caldes de Boí. If you plan to travel from Barcelona by public transport I can pick you up at Manresa and there will be no extra fee. The train from Barcelona to Manresa takes 1 hour and the drive from Manresa to the climbing area, 3 hours. To get from Barcelona to Manresa take a train in Plaça Espanya. Take line R5 Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat directions Manresa.

Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Helmet

Harness

Backpack

Sunglasses

Other gear: Light comfortable sport clothes, quick drying t-shirts, hiking shoes, sunscreen, hat or cap, headlamp.


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.

Languages

French | English | Catalan

Certificates

AEGM

Residence

Tavernoles, Catalunya


What people are saying about this trip

Lineke Heus

5.00

October, 2022

Marc is an amazing guide and experienced climber, professional, alert, encouraging, supportive and fun to be around. Being Catalonian, he knows the area like the back of his hand. We Highly recommend him!

Marta Sanjuan

5.00

March, 2019

Muy buen profesional y muy buen técnico con trato inmejorable. Recomendable 100x100. Muchas gracias Marc!

Miriam Mo

5.00

February, 2019

Muy buena experiencia, me he sentido muy cómoda, ha sido muy eficaz la información y el desarrollo del curso.

Cassie Dockery

5.00

July, 2018

Marc was the best guide I could have asked for. Traveling alone as an 18 year old female from North Carolina, Marc went out of his way to make sure I felt safe. It is so important to have a guide that encourages you and is patient with you. Marc took time to find routes that were perfect for my style and skill level. I loved every second of climbing in Spain. Kind, passionate, knowledgeable, respectful, understanding... thank you Marc!

Michelle LaFiura

5.00

February, 2018

Marc was a fantastic guide! He took us to some great routes, worked with each of us at our level, and even took some photos of us mid-climb. Great experience




 

 

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