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Ever dreamed of climbing somewhere stunningly beautiful? Welcome to Montserrat, Catalonia’s gem. With a variety of routes, including traditional climbs and bouldering challenges, ranging from beginner-friendly crags to challenges fit for the boldest climbers, this is a true climbing playground for all skill levels! Enjoy not only great vistas, but rich history and culture as well. If you’re up for a longer climbing trip, take a few days extra and move beyond Montserrat—and ascend iconic landmarks, such as Puntals d’Ager and Terradets. Whatever your choice, Catalonia is sure to leave you breathless. So, pack your chalk bag! ¡Vamos!

  • Climbers’ paradise

    Discover Catalonia’s top climbing destinations and immerse yourself in stunning landscapes

  • Diverse routes & high quality rock

    Explore varied routes, including traditional climbs, sport routes, and bouldering, catering to all skill levels

  • Flexible itinerary

    Feel free to extend your adventure and choose where you want to climb

Available itineraries

Catalonia Rock Climbing Challenge

Set out on a one-of-a-kind guided climbing trip in Catalonia, starting with a day or two exploring the diverse routes of Montserrat—Catalonia’s renowned rock climbing destination. With options for climbers of all levels, you’ll experience the thrill of scaling breathtaking cliffs against a backdrop of stunning scenery and cultural richness. Adjust the tour to your wishes and extend the journey for a few days to discover Catalonia’s myriad climbing destinations, from towering crags at Puntals d’Ager to the majestic cliffs of Terradets, promising an immersive experience in Catalonia’s rock climbing paradise.

  • Then you’ll most likely be in the Montserrat area. With its proximity to Barcelona, you can easily fit in a day of climbing. Montserrat boasts a diverse range of routes suitable for climbers of all levels, from beginners to seasoned pros. 

    The stunning scenery and cultural significance of Montserrat add an extra layer of enjoyment to your Catalonia climbing trip, making it both a physical adventure and a memorable cultural experience even with a brief timeframe.

    Climber scaling the Catalonia mountains
  • Move beyond Montserrat and set your sights on Catalonia, which offers a variety of rock climbing destinations, such as Vilanova de Meià, Montrebei, Siurana, Margalef, Oliana, and La Mussara—all within a 2-hour drive from Montserrat.

    We can go on a multi-day climbing adventure, starting with a day in Montserrat before venturing to destinations like Puntals d’Ager with routes of up to 160 meters (525 feet) and Terradets with routes from 200 to 550 meters (655 feet to 1,805 feet), suitable for all climbing levels, starting from 5.8.

    With more time, we can also explore additional climbing spots like Roca dels Arcs with routes of 120 meters (400 feet) starting from 5.9 or indulge in sport climbing days for added variety and enjoyment. 

    Whatever your wishes, Catalonia boasts various climbing spots worthy of your time! Consider a trip to explore and climb in these exceptional locations.

    Climbing above stunning Catalonian landscape
Catalonia Multi-Pitch Challenge

Join us on a multi-pitch climbing adventure through Catalonia, beginning with an exploration of the varied routes nestled within Montserrat—renowned as Catalonia's premier rock climbing haven. Ascend dramatic cliffs amidst awe-inspiring vistas and cultural heritage as your guide tailors the days to your preferences, and consider extending your journey to discover Catalonia's abundant climbing treasures. Traverse towering crags at Puntals d’Ager or conquer the majestic cliffs of Terradets, immersing yourself fully in Catalonia's unparalleled rock climbing paradise.

 

The guest-to-guide ratio for multi-pitch climbing days is 1-2 people per guide. If you’d like to join this multi-pitch climbing trip in a larger group, let us know during the booking process and more guides will accompany you on your outing. 

  • Then you’ll most likely be in the Montserrat area. With its proximity to Barcelona, you can easily fit in a day of climbing. Montserrat boasts a diverse range of routes suitable for climbers of all levels, from beginners to seasoned pros. 

    The stunning scenery and cultural significance of Montserrat add an extra layer of enjoyment to your Catalonia climbing trip, making it both a physical adventure and a memorable cultural experience even with a brief timeframe.

    Climber scaling the Catalonia mountains
  • Move beyond Montserrat and set your sights on Catalonia, which offers a variety of rock climbing destinations, such as Vilanova de Meià, Montrebei, Siurana, Margalef, Oliana, and La Mussara—all within a 2-hour drive from Montserrat.

    We can go on a multi-day climbing adventure, starting with a day in Montserrat before venturing to destinations like Puntals d’Ager with routes of up to 160 meters (525 feet) and Terradets with routes from 200 to 550 meters (655 feet to 1,805 feet), suitable for all climbing levels, starting from 5.8.

    With more time, we can also explore additional climbing spots like Roca dels Arcs with routes of 120 meters (400 feet) starting from 5.9 or indulge in sport climbing days for added variety and enjoyment. 

    Whatever your wishes, Catalonia boasts various climbing spots worthy of your time! Consider a trip to explore and climb in these exceptional locations.

    Climbing above stunning Catalonian landscape
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Meet your guide

Guies de Muntanya de Montserrat
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Guies de Muntanya de Montserrat
The people who make up Guides de Muntanya de Montserrat have two fundamental things in common: the passion for the mountains and the mountain of Montserrat. Its fantastic rocky, barren appearance captivated us when we first began hiking and climbing. Indeed Montserrat is a unique, emblematic mountain in Catalonia, and has always been of paramount importance in the history of the activities they offer.
5.00 (4 reviews)
Steven M. (source: Trip Advisor)

We were in Barcelona for a week and decided it would be nice to get out to Montserrat to climb. Not knowing the lay of the land we decided to get a guide. It was a great choice. It was a beautiful day and we had amazing views. Lisi was super helpful and walked us through our first multi-pitch route. It helps we’ve done a fair amount of sport climbing. I’d make sure anyone doing that has the basics down or sticks to single pitch.

Dixon Tuckerdogs (source: Trip Advisor)

I climbed in Montserrat with Fransesc and had a wonderful experience. From the beginning Fransesc provided a lot of information about the climbing options so that I could choose a route that was a good fit for me. The morning of the climb we met, Fransesc provided all the relevant gear, and we set off for a wonderful, 6 hour adventure. Fransesc is an incredibly experienced climber himself, able to manage all the relevant technical and safety details with ease, and a fun and reassuring guy to climb with. I would absolutely work with his company again, and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a unique adventure in this part of Spain.

Dudridee (source: Trip Advisor)

We went on one day climbing in Montserrat with Francesc as a guide. He suggested a multi pitch climbing. It was our first ever multi pitch and a highlight of our trip to Spain. He was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks, Francesc. You make it very tempting to come back next year.

(source: Trip Advisor)

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 1 to 5 days of climbing depending on your choice
      • All gear and equipment — technical climbing material, individual and collective
      • Full insurance
      • Guide’s fee

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to/from Montserrat
      • Accommodation for you and the guide
      • Meals
      • Entry tickets/parking
  • One of the reasons why Montserrat is one of the international rock climbing destinations is that it offers a wide range of climbing options suitable for climbers with various fitness levels and skills. Your Catalonia climbing trip can be geared at beginners, but it can also be a real rock climbing challenge designed for advanced climbers aiming to push their limits.

    Those with limited climbing experience can find introductory routes focusing on technique rather than pure strength, while more challenging routes demand higher levels of strength, endurance, and flexibility. Overall, a basic level of cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength is advantageous, but Catalonia and Montserrat in particular offer options for climbers of all fitness levels.

    Whether you’re a novice climber looking to learn the ropes or an experienced climber seeking new challenges, Montserrat offers something for everyone. So, whatever your choice, the guides will adapt your Catalonia climbing trip to your wishes and abilities.

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

      • Day pack large enough to carry all the items you might need (around a 25-40L bag)
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
      • Comfortable clothes and footwear
      • Spare clothes for layering
      • Waterproof rain jacket
      • Sunhat
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Headlamp or flashlight
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • Group sizes and pricing

    • For this Catalonia climbing trip, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 2:1. 
    • The maximum number of participants is set at 4.

    Rock climbing in Barcelona can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements

    • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
    • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the Catalonia climbing trip on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • To get to Barcelona, most people fly into Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN), 1 hour from Montserrat Monastery. From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service.

    Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, probably at the Montserrat Monastery, whether that’s at the guide shop or a predetermined location. 

    The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.

  • We highly recommend that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance. 

    With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more. Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans. 

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to. If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • A 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies. 

    • If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to thirty (30) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund. 
    • For cancellations fourteen (14) to twenty nine (29) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking.  
    • For cancellations zero (0) to thirteen (13) days in advance, the Client is not entitled to any refund.
    • After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund. Any reimbursable expenses arising out of the Booking incurred by Guide prior to the date of cancellation (including but not limited to plane tickets, car rental payments, and lodging or transportation fees) are non-refundable as soon as they are incurred by the Guide.
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