Multi-pitch climbing in Ordesa National Park, Pyrenees

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Want to try rock climbing in the beautiful Ordesa Valley? Marc, AEGM certified mountain guide, organizes one or more days programs to explore the multi-pitch routes in this great destination.

Pyrenees

1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Advanced


Highlights

  • Discover one of the first National Parks in Spain, an absolutely magical valley.
  • Climb overhanging and demanding traditional climbing routes.
  • Enjoy climbing in one of the wildest areas in Spain.

Description

Located in the Pyrenees, the Ordesa National Park is the second oldest National Park in Spain. The walls of the Ordesa Valley are a dream destination for multi-pitch rock climbing. Join me for a day or more and let’s explore the ground!

There is an intense ambiance of high mountain. The walls are steep and offer many options for us to enjoy rock climbing in the most beautiful setting.

The Ordesa Valley is considered one of the best trad climbing areas in Spain. Rock climbing here can be demanding, and always extremely rewarding! A true adventure field to explore through its multi-pitch routes.

Here are some of my favourite options:
– Ravier at Tozal del Mallo (400m, 6a+)
– Brujas Franco-Española at Tozal del Mallo (400m, 6b)
– Rabadá-Navarro at Gallinero (400m, 6b+)
– Pilar de Primavera at El Tridente (230m, 6a)

You do need to have prior rock climbing experience to join this program. The terrain can be technical and steep, ask me if you have any doubts. Please note that the price can change depending on the program that you choose.

Are you interested in this rock climbing program in this beautiful National Park of the Pyrenees? Then don’t hesitate to send me a request, I would love to guide you along these marvellous walls. And you can also have a look at multi-pitch rock climbing in Montserrat, for more options in Spain.

Itinerary

Day 1: Climb in Montserrat and drive to Ordesa.

I will pick you up in Manresa and we will climb a 5 pitch route in Montserrat where I will be able to judge your climbing skills. Afterward, we will drive to Torla where we will spend the night (the approach to the climbing wall will be around 30 minutes).

Day 2: Climb in the Ordesa Valley.

We will take a shuttle bus in Ordesa at 6:30am that will take us inside the National Park, the ride is about 15 minutes. The approach to the wall will take around 1,5 hours.

Day 3: Last day

For the last day, I propose to do a nice easy hike around Ordesa National Park to enjoy it’s beauty and stunning waterfalls. There is also the possibility to climb somewhere on the way back.

Notice that if we meet in Torla we can try to climb 2 routes in Ordesa, so the itinerary will be slightly different.

 

Details

Accommodation

2 nights' accommodation and breakfast are included in the price. We will stay at refuge Lucien Biet in a private room. The refuge is located in the pristine town of Torla with a good choice of restaurants and bars. If refuge Lucien Biet is not available, we will stay in a similar accommodation.

More info

Notice that climbing in Ordesa is pretty demanding, so a good fitness level is required and also to be able to follow 5.10 trad.

Meeting point

The meeting point will be in Torla, if you are driving. If you are traveling from Barcelona with public transport we will meet in Manresa and will drive to Torla. 1 hour train ride from Barcelona to Manresa. 3 hours drive from Manresa to Torla. To get from Barcelona to Manresa take a train in Plaça Espanya. Take line R5 Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat directions Manresa.

Photos


Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Helmet

Harness

Backpack

Sunglasses

Other gear: Sport clothing, quick drying t-shirt, waterproof jacket, 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.


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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

EUR 980 Each

Group of 2

EUR 671 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Personal insurance

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

Price details

Liability and accident insurance, climbing gear and pickup from/to Manresa train station or nearby station are 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. Notice only breakfast is included all other meals are not included in the price. The price of the shuttle bus is 6€/person.


For booking assistance

Our experienced outdoor adventure team is ready to help you boost your experience and will assist you throughout the whole process, from the moment you choose a program until you return from your trip.



 

 

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