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Sport climbing in Montserrat: Gorros, Sant Benet & Cavall Bernat, near Barcelona

Montserrat Massif. Photo; Miguel Mendez (Flickr)

Join Xavi, a certified rock climbing guide, on a sport climbing tour in Montserrat, near Barcelona, for 1 or more days. Discover the unique crags of Cavall Bernat, Gorros and Sant Benet.

Private

Pyrenees

1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Occasional

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Climb for 1 or more days in the spectacular Montserrat massif, near Barcelona
  • Choose the crag that best suit your goals and level
  • Challenge yourself climbing along a certified local guide

Description

Montserrat is an isolated mountain massif  of towering rock formations and jagged peaks near Barcelona, in the Catalan Pre-Coastal range. It is Spain’s largest climbing area and the cradle of rock climbing in Catalonia , boasting thousands of great sport climbing routes for all levels.

I invite you to discover Montserrat with a unique sport climbing experience. You can join me for 1 or more days and explore the routes of Gorros, Sant Benet and/or Cavall Bernat, some of the best crags in the mountain.

This imposing rocky massif is composed of excellent cobblestone conglomerate, very solid rock with several sinker pockets and protruding knobs. It offers many different types of rock formations to climb, from needles and big walls to many sport climbing crags.

Cavall Bernat is the most iconic peak in Montserrat, an impressive freestanding spire in the north side of the massif. It offers spectacular views and great exposure, with several routes ranging from relatively moderate (5b) to hard (8a+), and from 3 to 7 pitches long.

While any crag in Montserrat is great, climbing the unique and popular Gorros rocks is otherworldy.  The Gorros -or Hats– crag is situated on the highest tier of Montserrat. It has a spire-like appearance and it offers great views over the stunning landscape and the ancient Montserrat Monastery below. They offer clean and long routes at modest grades.

Sant Benet is the other area accessed from the monastery. It has a wide range of routes, from quite easy slabby outings to tough big wall climbing.

Want to join me on a climbing tour and discover Montserrat? Just send me a request, book your trip and get ready for some great climbs in Catalonia!

You can also check out my profile page and discover many more rock climbing options near Barcelona.

Equipment you will need to bring

Backpack

Watter bottle

Other gear: Sport shoes, comfortabe clothes, snacks.


About the guide

Tour guide Mountain / Mountain Leader Sports Technician and Rock Climbing Guide / Sport Climbing Technician

I’m Xavi Fàbregas, a certified climbing and mountain guide and a Biology graduated.

I started climbing as a child, where with a group of friends we started on multipitch climbing in the hand of the then guardian of Sant Benet. I have made several climbs in the Alps, Atlas, Southeast Asia, Patagonia, Jordan... and I love it! The Pyrenees its the place where I've toured more.

Languages

English | Catalan

Residence

Barcelona


What people are saying about this trip

Janell Thurnauer

5.00

August, 2019

Xavi was a great guide. He was flexible with our needs and took us out for some great rock climbing! We would definitely recommend him and this trip to anyone interested in climbing while visiting Barcelona.


Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

EUR 196 Each

Group of 2

EUR 124 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

The price includes guiding service, climbing equipment (climbing shoes not provided) and activity insurance. The price does not include transport to climbing areas and meals.




 

 

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