Multi-pitch climbing in the Montsec Range, Catalonia

The highest walls in Catalonia are at the Montsec Range. Marc, AEGM certified mountain guide, wants to take you for a day multi-pitch climbing in this fantastic destination. Choose a route and make it happen!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Pre-Pyrenees

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The highest walls for rock climbing in Catalonia are in the Montsec range. Meaning “dry mount”, this range is composed of amazing limestone rock, offering fantastic multi-pitch climbing routes. Join me for a day or more in this beautiful setting!

    The range is divided in three passes: Montrebei, Terradets and Vilanova de Meià. The three of them have many possible routes, and below you can check my favourite options in each spot.

    The walls are up to 500 meters. The best time to go climbing in the Montsec range is during the autumn and spring, as the days are fresher than in the summer and longer than in the winter. Winter is good for the shorter walls.

    The most intense options are probably in the Montrebei wall. But they are all great, depending on what you are looking for!

    These are my favourite routes in Montrebei:
    – Diedre Gris at Paret de Catalunya (400m, 6a+)
    – Paul-Laueza at Paret de Catalunya (425m, V+/Ae)
    – Santiago Domingo at Paret d´Aragó (400m, V+/Ae)

    In Terradets I propose:
    – Reina Puig at Paret de les Bagasses (500m, V+/Ae)
    – Galí-Molero at Roca Regina (500m, V+/Ae)

    And in Vilanova de Meià:

    – Musical express at Roca dels Arcs (200m, 6b+)
    – Camel at Roca dels Arcs (175m, V+)
    – Diedre Farreny (155m, V)

    Please note that the price can vary depending on the chosen program. You need prior rock climbing experience to join the longer routes program.

    Does the Montsec Range sound tempting for a multi-pitch rock climbing day? Then make sure to send me a request and let’s start making plans! Another great climbing option in Spain is at the Ordesa National Park, check it out!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    250 EUR

    Group of 2
    140 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Personal Insurance
     These prices correspond to the shorter routes: Musical Express, Camel and Diedre Farreny. If you want to climb a more difficult route, the prices are: Terradet's routes are 350€ 1 person and 180€ group of 2, Montrebei's routes are 400€ 1 person and 220€ group of 2.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    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

    Participants should bring the following items with them: climbing shoes, harnesses, sunglasses, fleece jacket or warm sweater, light but strong pants, a pair of shoes fit for trail walking, a small backpack (30-40L), some food and water, sunscreen, lip balm and a camera, valid identity card or passport.

     

    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

     

    It was great time.. Enjoyed multi rock climbing with good guide Mark.. Next time I will go again with Mark.
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