Multi-pitch climbing in Montserrat, Barcelona

Marc, AEGM certified mountain guide, takes you to the beautiful Montserrat massif for a day of multi-pitch rock climbing. There are several routes to choose from!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

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People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
     

    Join me for a fantastic rock climbing day in Montserrat, near Barcelona. Montserrat is a rocky massif, the most iconic mountain in Catalonia. Located only 30km from the city of Barcelona, this massif holds an extreme beauty and it is great for rock climbing.

    Climbing in Montserrat is always an incredibly experience, the compact conglomerate rock and the beauty of the always surrounding needles makes it so special.

    Due to the more than 4.000 routes that we can find in Montserrat its possible to climb all year round. It’s perfect for winter colder days with sunny sheltered south faces and good in summer when we climb on the north face.

    This program is open to all level climbers. It’s perfect for a first multi-pitch experience and for the most challenging climbers. Just tell me your level and objectives and I’ll look for the routes that suits you best.

    Are you tempted to try rock climbing in Montserrat? Come and enjoy this magical place in Catalonia, exploring its rocky walls! And for more rock climbing options in Catalonia, check out this program in the Pyrenees.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    200 EUR

    Group of 2
    130 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Personal Insurance
     Price also includes photos taken during the activity, that will be sent via email. These prices correspond to the shorter bolted routes. If you want to climb a more difficult or trad route, the prices will range between 200€-350€ 1 person 130€-200€ 2 group of 2, especially the long north face routes.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    All Levels

    Fitness level required

    Occasional

    Meeting point

    The meeting point will be established prior to the beginning of the trip and will depend on the climbing location. While transportation is not included in the price, it can be arranged at an additional fee.

    Accommodation

    I would be happy to recommend or arrange nearby comfortable accommodation options to you.

    More info

    Montserrat Mountain is easily reachable by bus from Barcelona, I’ll be happy to give you all the information.

     

    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.

     
     


     

     

    What People are Saying about Marc Vilaplana

     

    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed climbing with Marc. He was incredibly knowledgeable of the area in Montserrat and assessed our skill set very quickly. He was very safe and thorough in all his systems and we felt very comfortable with his experience. We hope to be back in the area soon to hopefully spend 2-3 days climbing in the area with Marc!
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    Dan Wolfskill
    We had a great 2 days tour with Marc in Montserrat, a stunning spot one hour away from Barcelona. On the first day, Marc initiated us to climbing in a very didactic and professional way. The following day, we embarked on a multi-pitch climbing journey of stunning beauty. A must do with a great pro!! Highly recommended for the climbing amateurs willing to discover a new spot. Thank you to the Explore-share team for making it possible.
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    Xavier van Campenhout
    Marc is the perfect climbing guide: excellent communication, super professional, very safe, and highly encouraging. He has a passion for Catalonia, for climbing, and for teaching climbing skills and that shows in his knowledge and disposition. I am an experienced climber and wanted to expand my technical skills and push my limits, so I booked a 3-day multi-pitch trip that included wilderness camping. Marc created the perfect trip based around my goals. As a guide he chose locations that were perfect in that I could climb easy routes to build my confidence as well as harder ones that were appropriately challenging. As a teacher he explained methods and technical skills clearly and confidently and always made sure I felt safe. As a climbing partner he is super encouraging, giving me beta when I needed it but also allowing me the space to figure things out. I am truly a better climber after this experience, and I also got to see parts of Catalonia I wouldn’t have been able to access on my own. I highly, highly recommend Marc for first-time climbers who want to learn the basics as well as experienced climbers who want to explore and expand their skills. Thank you for everything Marc!!!
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    Cassie Absher
    Marc set me up with Fran who was the best guide I could have asked for. I had some climbing experience (sport 5.10-5.11 level) before going on the trip and Fran assessed my skills and tailored the trip to me. I wanted to learn how to multipitch more than try harder routes so he took it slowly enough to show me the basics of multipitch and even let me lead a route. Fran was a delight to spend the day with and this was a trip I\'ll remember for the rest of my life.
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    Eric LaPrairie
     

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