Multi-pitch climbing in the Ordesa Valley

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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Pyrenees

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    400 EUR

    Group of 2
    220 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Personal Insurance
     A photo report (taken by the guide) is also included.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    The meeting point will be in Torla. While transportation is not included in the price, it can be arranged at an additional fee.

    Accommodation

    I can find nice accommodation for you in the small and pristine village of Torla.

    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.

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Marc Vilaplana

     

    Marc was an incredible guide! He kept very strong communication leading up to the trip to ensure our goals were met. On the trip itself Marc went above and beyond to ensure we were safe and having fun while learning a ton on our first multi pitch climb. My girlfriend and I had an issue finding a place to camp for the night and Marc never left our side and ensured we had the right accommodations. This was a trip we’ll never forget thanks to Marc’s engagement.
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    Anna Cevallos
    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
     

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