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Multi-pitch first time experience in Montserrat, near Barcelona

PORTADA - Multi-pitch climbing taster - Marc vilaplana
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Move to the next level and try some multi-pitch climbing on a 100+ meters tall wall in Montserrat, Catalonia. Your guide will be local AEGM-certified Marc.

Private

1 Day

All year

Occasional

Beginner


Highlights

  • Discover multi-pitch climbing in a beautiful and safe environment.
  • Climb in the magical Montserrat Mountain, a truly climber’s paradise.
  • We will adapt the route to your climbing skills and level.

Description

If you have basic knowledge in sport climbing and want to move to the next level, join me on this first-time experience multi-pitch climbing day in Catalonia.

While trying some bigger walls in a secure environment as this rock climbing taster in Catalonia, you’ll have a real feel of what multi-pitch climbing is about. This activity will take us all day long and you can come on weekdays or weekends.

As you will need my supervision all the time, I’m leading this program only for 2 people maximum. That way we can take the best from the experience and I will be able to teach you and your partner all you have to know about multi-pitch climbing.

Depending on the season, the weather conditions and your rock climbing experience I’ll choose the best walls in Montserrat so you can enjoy this great experience. There are more than 4000 routes in the Mountain so there is something for everyone.

So dare to try some multi-pitch rock climbing in Catalonia with a professional guide. Send me your request and book your place now!

And if you want to try other exciting adventures in Catalonia, please also check my Via Ferrata near Barcelona and my 2-day trad climbing initiation course in Catalonia.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 220 Each

Group of 2

EUR 150 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

Liability and accident insurance, all climbing gear and pickup in Monistrol de Montserrat train station or nearby station are included in the price. If climbing in Gorros area, one of the best views in Montserrat Mountain, we will take a cable-car. The price is not included and will cost 14€ per person plus the guide’s ticket.

Photos and Gopro videos (taken by the guide) are also included in the price.

Pickup in another location can be done at an extra fee.


Itinerary

Day 1: Climbing day

Depending on the chosen route we will walk for around 30 minutes. You will first climb a couple of single pitch routes so you get used to the rock and I can see your climbing skills and level. Afterward I will do a short briefing on all safety tips and basics of multi-pitch climbing. Finally we will climb a 3 to 6 pitch route and have some food at the summit. Depending on the route we will have to rappel.

I’ll be happy to adapt the program if you have any suggestions.

 

Details

Accommodation

If you decide to spend the night around Montserrat Mountain contact me and I will give you some suggestions. There is also the possibility to spend the night at the Montserrat Campground, right next to the Monastery. A basic affordable camping. During winter months it is closed. I will be happy to help and arrange accommodation for you.

More info

Wear light but strong comfortable sport clothes, mountain oriented if possible. Adapt the clothing to the weather conditions, I will suggest depending on the season. Although all climbing gear is included, I recommend that you bring your own harness and climbing shoes.

Meeting point

If traveling from Barcelona by train, we will meet at Monistrol de Montserrat train station. (To get there from central Barcelona take a train from Plaça Espanya. Take the R5 - FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) to Manresa and exit at Monistrol de Montserrat. There is a train leaving at 8:36 and arriving at Monistrol de Montserrat at 9:41). If traveling by car, we will meet in Collbató, a village on Montserrat’s south face.

Equipment you will need to bring

Harness

Backpack

Sunglasses

Watter bottle

Other gear: Sport clothing, climbing shoes, waterproof jacket, hat or cap, sunscreen, food


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

Sarah T

5.00

January, 2020

I found Marc through his Instagram profile and knew immediately that he would be the perfect guide to help me deepen my knowledge and experience of outdoor climbing. We spent a full 10-hour day together where he taught me the basics of rocks climbing, practicing top roping, leading, multi-pitching and rappelling. His clear explanations, skill, guidance, and not to mention patience and confidence in my abilities were remarkable, and I was so happy with the service provided. I very much look forward to climbing again with Marc and hope to bring some friends along the next time! Thank you Marc and hasta pronto!

Gerard Aceves

5.00

June, 2019

It was a day that I climbed 90 meters of wall for the first time, with the company of my father and the great help of Marc Vilaplana. I learned a lot, a very good time when we reached the top, we had lunch at the needle top of Magdalena Inferior. I highly recommend Marc as a teacher because he inspires a lot of confidence, a lot of calm and security, I learned a lot from him.

Quim Ares

5.00

March, 2019

Professional and funny guide! Really easy to learn with him




 

 

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