Go on a fantastic multi-pitch climbing day in the beautiful Catalonia. Marc, local AEGM certified guide, will adapt the routes to your skills on a unique climbing adventure doable all year round.
Pyrenees, Pre-Pyrenees, Catalan Coastal Range
Join me on a multi-pitch climbing adventure in the rocky region of Catalonia, in Spain. This spot offers several rock-climbing possibilities to make the best of the sun during the winter days, also shade and higher altitude during summer. I will happily guide you!
Depending on the season you will have the opportunity to climb on different types of rock: conglomerate, limestone and granite. I will choose the routes that adapt to your climbing level and skills. There is a huge variety: bolted or trad routes, vertical, low angle, dihedrals, cracks… from 2 pitches to more than 10 pitches. Some of the most famous spots include Alt Urgell, Montsec Range, Montserrat Mountain, Pedraforca and Pyrenees.
The routes in this region vary greatly, this means that regardless of your experience, there is a perfect place for you. Therefore, I will plan the itinerary depending on your level to ensure you enjoy a stunning climbing trip. The price of the trip may vary depending on the route.
I propose you a 4-day trip starting in Montserrat and driving everyday after climbing to the next destination. You can check it below. There is also the possibility to spend one or more days single pitch climbing. Also feel free to ask for a shorter or longer trip
So, are you ready for a fun rock-climbing excursion in Catalonia? Then book your trip now and get ready for a beautiful adventure in the Pyrenees!
Otherwise, if you are looking for more options in the area, I also offer via ferrata trips near Barcelona and multi-pitch climbing trips in the Ordessa Valley.
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Personal insurance
- Mountain guide expenses
Liability and accident insurance and climbing gear are included (I recommend you bring your own harness and climbing shoes). Photos (taken by the guide) and guide expenses also included in the price.
Pick up at Monistrol de Montserrat train station (1 hour from Barcelona). Climb in Montserrat Mountain. Drive to Alt Urgell area.
Climb in one of the Alt Urgell walls: Paret Bucolica, Coll de Nargó, Perles, all good quality grey limestone. Drive to Terradets area.
Climb in Terradets or Ager, both pretty long limestone walls. Drive to Vilanova de Meia.
Climb in Roca dels Arcs, Roca Alta or Zaratrusta, all steep juggy limestone. Drive back to Barcelona.
The accommodation is not included in the price because we want you to adapt it to your needs. We offer the possibility to wild camp and we will supply all camping gear and cooking gear (you should bring your sleeping bag). If you prefer we arrange accommodation for you in Hotels, Hostels or rooms.
Participants should bring the following items with them: climbing shoes, harnesses, sunglasses, fleece jacket or warm sweater, light but strong pants, a pair of approach shoes fit for trail walking, a small backpack (30-40L), sunscreen, lip balm and a camera, valid identity card or passport. Some multi-pitch experience is necessary and you should be able to follow 5.9 (V). Photos (taken by the guide) are also included in the price. Pick up and drop off from the hotel or airport can be done at an additional fee depending on where you are staying.
We will meet at Monistrol de Montserrat train station. If travelling from Barcelona with public transport take a train in Plaça Espanya. Take R5 - FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) to Manresa and exit at Monistrol de Montserrat.
Other gear: Climbing shoes, fleece jacket, light but strong pants, hiking shoes, sunscreen.
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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Marc was the best guide ever! I was so happy to see climbing all over Catalonia, and learn climbing terms in Spanish. With Marc's help I've tripled the longest climb I've ever done. He was knowledgeable about great spots to rest in nature in between climbs. I felt very safe on the mountain and learned how to climb safer at home. He was patient as I was late in meeting up. Climbing here was the best experience! I was so sad when in was over! 💗
I highly recommend Marc as a climbing guide! My wife and I have booked a four day multi-pitch climbing and it was fantastic! Marc has chosen beautiful routes that fit our level, teached us how to build/clean stations, how to rappel and other climbing best practices. During climbing he was very positive and helpful, always double checked our gear, placed additional quickdraws in difficult route segments and he took a lot of great photos of our climbing. We had a bad weather forecast for all 4 days of our trip, but Marc managed to find warm and dry spots to climb in these conditions. Marc also told us a lot of interesting things about Catalonia and best places to climb there. Thank you Marc for an amazing experience!
Had a great trip! I had booked a 4-day trip with Marc but unfortunately he got sick the day before, he managed to find a substitute guide for me, Jordi Tona, so I could still have the trip we planned. Jordi showed me Montserrat, Siurana and Margalef. I have learned a lot since it was my first time rock climbing, also he made sure I was safe at all times. So I had a really good experience with Jordi and good communication with Marc.
Xavier Esclusa Trias
An AMAZING experience! 🔥 Marc Vilaplana Traveria Forever! A Crack and great professional, it gives you all the confidence! Looking forward to going back! 🔥🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼🔥
Thank you so much for this unique and incredibly exciting experience! You encouraged us to push our limits and helped us out of our comfort zone whilst keeping us safe at all times! Your skills, experience, professionalism, and calming nature made us feel safe and looked after throughout the day. We hope that many other happy adventurers will have the opportunity to climb with you. Above all, you’re also an AMAZING photographer!!!! Thank you so much!
Neus Capdevila Colom
Altament recomanable per als qui ens agrada disfrutar de la verticalitat amb total seguretat.
We had a very nice time! Marc was a very nice guide and we really enjoyed climbing with him!!
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