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Rock climbing week around Barcelona: Siurana, Margalef, Tarragona & Rodellar

Rodellar
Margalef
Prades

Near Barcelona, lies Prades, a fantastic place, perfect for a rock climbing adventure. Discover it, along with its many amazing spots like Siurana, Margalef, Tarragona & Rodellar with Toti, an IFMGA certified guide.

Private

Catalan Coastal Range

7 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Explore challenging rock climbing spots like Siurana and Margalef.
  • Enjoy the most thrilling overhang climbs in Rodellar.
  • Discover the many secrets Prades, near Barcelona, hides.

Description

If you haven’t heard about Prades before, you are missing out. This natural paradise is home of some of the best rock climbing spots in Europe, and dare to say, the world! So pack up your bags and get ready for an unforgettable rock climbing adventure around Barcelona.

Some of the places we can visit in Prades include: Siurana, Margalef, Tarragona and Rodellar. Combined, all these marvellous spots host over 5,000 limestone and conglomerate routes, with superb rock quality. And each one has its own personality.

For instance, Siurana and Margalef are unrivalled when it comes to challenging routes and a wide range of shapes and styles. Those two locations host more than half the world’s 9th b grade routes.

Then Rodellar is another wonderful spot. Just a bit farther than Siurana and Margalef, this marvellous place is a paradise for those who love overhangs. Here, you can climb incredible overhangs that will take your breath away. Yet, they are not as complicated as they look, as they rank only 7th grade.

So as you can see, the options are endless. And the fun will never stop!

What’s more, as this is a private trip, not only I will ensure your safety and fun, I’ll also make sure we pick the perfect routes for you. Also, we’ll take care of all the accommodation arrangements based on your requests. And, when it comes to the food, we have many options as well. We can cook our own meals, or enjoy the exquisite spanish cuisine in the many delicious restaurants nearby.

Please note this trip is designed for 7th grade climbers. However we can adapt it to 6th grade too.

If you wish to take part of this journey, just send me a request. I promise it will be a trip you won’t forget.

Looking to improve your skills? I also guide this 1+ day Rock climbing workshop at Refugi Coll de Merolla.

Details

Accommodation

Bungalow, Hostel

Meeting point

Barcelona or Reus

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 Toti Vales

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!

Johan Krogh

5.00

May, 2022

The communication was a bit confussing with the website and all, but the climbing trip was amazing. Toti knows all the good spots for all difficulties in the area, and I got to stay at his hostel for a few nights in the Pyrenees where there is good food and hiking.

Tracy Hung

5.00

May, 2022

Toti was great! Very encouraging, taught us fundamentals of climbing.

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

5.00

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

5.00

August, 2021

The traveller did not leave a comment.

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.

Robyn

5.00

May, 2019

The guide was very experienced, spoke English really well and had a great plan for the day. Wish I had time for a second day of climbing

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!


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2425 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1213 Each

Group of 3

EUR 809 Each

Group of 4

EUR 607 Each

Group of 8

EUR 425 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee




 

 

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