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1-day private rock climbing around Montserrat, Spain

Nevado Maparaju
Rock climbing around Montserrat

Join UIAGM certified guide Toti on this rock climbing day tour near Barcelona. Head up some amazing single or multi-pitch routes in Montserrat!

Private

Catalan Coastal Range

1 Day

All year

Open to everyone

All Levels


Highlights

  • Discover one of the most amazing climbing areas in Europe, Montserrat
  • Improve your climbing skills with an expert local guide
  • Enjoy the stunning landscape of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range

Description

Montserrat is a multi-peaked mountain range and a perfect destination for adventure lovers. If you want to head up its spectacular rock climbing routes, you just have to join me!

Located 35km from Barcelona and inside the first national park in Spain, Montserrat is the largest climbing area in the country. Its blunted spires offer thousands of routes for all levels and rise nearly 1000m above the surrounding countryside.

On this day outing, we will choose the perfect crag for you, depending on your abilities, your expectations and the weather conditions. More than 5,000 sport and traditional routes (single and multi pitch) await us! As well as improving your climbing skills, you will have the chance to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and try some excellent Mediterranean gastronomy!

So, if you want to discover one of the most emblematic rock climbing areas in Spain, please fill the form! Let’s head up some stunning routes in Montserrat!

I can also take you to the Coll de Merolla area, another popular climbing destination in this country: check it out!

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 180 Each

Group of 2

EUR 90 Each

Group of 3

EUR 75 Each

Group of 4

EUR 60 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

Price details

Not included: medical insurance (we can offer it for 8 euros per day) and climbing shoes.

Included: Transport from Monistrol train station to the climb.


Details

More info

I can pick you up in Barcelona!

Meeting point

Monistrol train station

Frequently Asked Questions

 Where's the meeting point, and how can I get there from Barcelona?

About the guide

I have been an IFMGA mountain guide for 25 years. I am also a passionate climber and have coached the Spanish National Climbing team.

Based in the Catalan Pyrenees and Montserrat, I know everyone in the climbing world in this area. After many years in the business, I still enjoy climbing, mountaineering and ski mountaineering in winter.

Languages

English | Catalan

Certificates

UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Coll de merolla, Catalunya


What people are saying about this trip

Colton Huynh

5.00

November, 2022

Climbing in Montserrat was an incredible adventure, set in an unparalleled location, and with a highly practiced guide! My experience with Toti was incredible, he gauged my skill level and skill set appropriately for my first-ever multi-pitch on second. The route we eventually chose was Opera Prima a route on the spire Gorro Frigi. Additionally, Toti gave me the option to retreat to a more leisurely route/traverse if I found the crux pitches too challenging. He also considered our late start, unusually warm temps, and elevation to ensure we would send in good conditions. Toti was patient as he taught me basically everything about the general procedure of multi-pitch climbing, my experience with outdoor climbing being limited to bouldering and leading only indoors. He reiterated the consequences of mistakes firmly and often twice, his tone never meant to scare me, but to ensure I understood that my safety in this scenario was entirely set upon myself in certain situations. Additionally, as we made our approach he also gave history lessons on Montserrat in both general history and climbing history as well, furthering my experience and appreciation for such a stunning location. After successfully climbing 5 pitches and abseiling/rappeling (all of these things were firsts ), Toti still took the time to take me over to the 2 pitch training area to show me how to place quickdraws, set belay ledges and rappels so I could dip my toes into learning how to lead multi-pitch myself. Honestly, I didn’t expect to get both second and lead multi-pitch experience during a single-day trip! Whether in Montserrat, the Pyrenees or wherever else Toti offers his service as a guide, I can’t recommend him enough. Go climb with Toti.

VISHAL SHAH

5.00

October, 2022

We had a wonderful time in Spain over 12 days - but the day with Toti was the best. He was so knowledgeable and humble and inspiring. Our kids who love to rock climb, learnt so so much and are so inspired by Toti. Thank you Toti.

David Duque

5.00

October, 2022

Toti is an amazing and extremely experienced guide! He taught me more about rock climbing in one day than any other time in my climbing experience. He was patient, safe, and helped become a better climber. Will always remember Toti! Highly recommend him!

Emily Randolph

5.00

October, 2022

Our guide was amazing and we had the best day!

Sam Watts

5.00

October, 2022

Myself and my partner did a day's climbing in Montserrat with Toti. We got plenty of climbing done, far more that I had expected. The climbing was incredible with fantastic views at every pitch. Toti is extremely experienced. He provided all the equipment that we needed. I would definitely recommend! Thanks Toti!

Ragavan Nagaratnam

5.00

August, 2022

We did out first multi pitch climb with Toti. It was amazing. He took into account of our experience and choose a climb that was suitable for both of us. We stayed in the Pyrenees at his Refugi after and did some hiking. I will come back and climb for longer with Toti.

Sara Erickson

5.00

July, 2022

I booked a private day of climbing with Toti because I really wanted to advance my climbing skills and learn from an expert with strong expertise and climbing wisdom. That is exactly what I received. Toti is incredibly wise, intuitive, and constructivist in his approach. While other guides I’ve climbed with have given me the beta: put your left foot here, put your right foot there…Toti never did that. Instead, he taught me strategy and encouraged me to find my own way. He taught me all about the importance of balance & how to achieve it. That is what I was missing as a climber, and he helped me to find it. He taught me how to be more efficient. He taught me how to push myself to my limit and how to listen to my body and know when it’s time to call it a day. He knew just how much rope to give me at any given point along the route and just what to say at the right time. I left Montserrat as a much stronger climber, and I owe it all to Toti.

Robert Silverman

5.00

July, 2022

Toti was an awesome guide. Perfect in every way. Great to hang out with for the day.

Lucy Zhang

5.00

July, 2022

Toti was totally amazing and patient and encouraging; we had three people of varying levels and he accommodated us all with great knowledge of the area (not only the history and monastery, but also local color and which routes were in the shade which was of utmost importance). Learned a lot and never climbed so fast in my life! Inspirational and humbling to see his level of fitness, experience, and dedication. Grateful to have had him as a guide and wish him the best in all future endeavors. Thanks from all of us Toti!

Chun Guan Tan

5.00

June, 2022

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Michelle Lim

5.00

June, 2022

Highly recommend to use Toti, very experienced, passionate and knowledgeable climber.

Patricia Kindström

5.00

June, 2022

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Jon-Paul Buck

5.00

June, 2022

Had a great day out at Montserrat with Toti, excellent guide and coach!

Sam Lukaitis

5.00

April, 2022

Toti was an absolute legend. Perfect balance of letting us get on with it, keeping us safe and excellent climbing advice. Knew multiple climbing spots to deal with difficult weather

Knut Halvor Møgster

5.00

April, 2022

Wery experienced and helpful guide! I had a great and learningfull climbing day at my level of climbing.

Paul Russo

5.00

April, 2022

Great Day out went out, learned all the basics as I was a beginner and had a long day out climbing. Even got a beer bought for me at the end by Oriol when he dropped us off.

cigalith zomet

2.00

April, 2022

They cancelled it so we did not have a trip.

Vincent Juillard

4.00

March, 2022

Super great guide, with lots of experience. Toti give us the best advises during the climbing, making our 1 day climb become a personal lesson. Many thanks again for this experience ! Nothing to do with the guide, but I did not like booking with explore and share. I had the impression being harassed for immediate booking, receiving many push email

AJ DeGrado

5.00

March, 2022

Toti was fantastic!

Heidi Jost

5.00

December, 2021

Toti Vales was the best mountain guide of all time. He was very friendly, and knowledgeable about mountain etiquette, climbing technique, and mountaineering in general. He provided gear for multipitch climbing up Sant Jeroni. It was spectacular and so enjoyable with a confident and safety-conscious guide such as Toti. He advised me on climbing conglomerate, which requires different technique to other types of rock. We also did some single pitch and climbed until the sun went down. Incredible day!

David Kamp

5.00

November, 2021

We highly recommend going climbing with Toti. He's an amazing instructor, guide and storyteller. He took us on our first multi-pitch climb and we felt equally safe and excited at all times of the climb. The route he selected was perfect for our skill level and the Montserrat scenery was majestical. Toti is a master at teaching you the right things at the right moment. He always stays relaxed which had a calming effect on us. His time management was also spot on – bringing us back to the car safely before sunset and after a full day of climbing. Thank you Toti, we hope to climb with you again soon! David & Brittany

Jarl Moden

4.00

August, 2021

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Arthur Smith

5.00

August, 2021

Toti was an excellent guide. We were near Monserrat and the monastery. He gave me a wonderful history of the area as well as providing me with a great multi-pitch climbing experience. I would like to climb with Toti again if the opportunity arises!

Lucy-Jane Walsh

5.00

July, 2021

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Peter Psenner

5.00

April, 2021

The experience we had with Toti was great! He provides great tips and we could improve our climbing skills in one day. Moreover, he is a nice and pleasant person to talk to! Can definitely recommend this experience to anyone!

Anonymous

5.00

November, 2019

The trip was definitely worth it! Toti is an amazing guy and an incredible climbing guide! Toti gave me all necessary instruction to go from Barcelona to Montserrat and was on time to meet me when I arrived. He is a very experienced climber and suggested a very good route option for my level. He is very patience and thoughtful when giving instruction and sharing his expertise. He was also very kind and showed me Montserrat mountain. I definitely recommend Toti if you're looking for a good climbing experience in Montserrat!

Claudia Mc Dade

5.00

October, 2019

The guide Toti is a professional climber with great experience. He guide us through different drills in order to climb safely yet he managed to challenge us (new outdoor climbers). He was fun too. Unfortunately the booking process was a little slow but I hope this will improve I am so happy with the experience.

Nabil Kahoyadji

5.00

July, 2019

My rock climbing experience in Montserrat was amazing, and this is mostly due to my guide Totti. He was very knowledgable, patient, friendly and very professional. This is the second time I climb outdoor, and Totti gave me lot of advice and guidance which made the technical climbing in Montserrat a very fun and enriching experience. Looking forward to go back to Catalunya and will request Totti again. Thank you Totti for the awesome day: it was the highlight of my trip (first time ever) in Spain.

Victor Henrique Nascimento

5.00

June, 2019

Toti was amazing ! He is very experient and knows everything about Montserrat ! I recommend him !

Adam Vitkovsky

5.00

June, 2019

Highlight of this year! Toti is an amazing mentor (didn’t know we are going to be getting such a high calibre expert to guide us), we learned so much throughout the day, not only new climbing techniques and plethora of new tips and tricks, but we also learned something new about ourselves. Toti made us truly explore our climbing horizons and even managed to push us beyond our limits. Excellent experience and a beautiful day indeed. adam

Angelina Mak

5.00

May, 2019

Toti was very knowledgeable about the climbing in the area and was able to pick fantastic routes suitable for my skill level. I had a great time.

Maddie Reid

5.00

March, 2019

This trip was the highlight of my week. Toti was very helpful and knowledgeable, and really made the day great.

Todd Ettman

5.00

February, 2019

Toti was a phenomenal guide. He led us to many fun sport climbs and coached us to improve our climbing. He also taught us new techniques for multi pitch climbing and rappelling. 10/10 would reccomend again.

Yudai TODA

5.00

January, 2019

Toti is an expert on climbing and he knows how to improve our climbing skill and how to make us enjoy climbing in Montserrat. Firstly I bit worry about email connection with him, but it was no trouble in the end. He also took us Montserrat viewpoints which was nice. I definitely recommend you to join this tour if you want to spend amazing time, not just seeing or hiking, but also more active and special. Thanks a lot Toti!




 

 

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