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Gaudi's "La Padrera", Barcelona's second...

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Catalonia is one of the best places to climb in Spain. Plenty of sport crags known worldwide and lots of trad/adventure climbing areas.

You can find different types of rock, but the most usual is limestone, with some really particular and nice conglomerate areas like the mistical Montserrat.

Getting There 

You'll need a car to get to most of the climbing areas

Climbing Season



Weather station 14.5 miles from here

259 Total Routes

['4 Stars',62],['3 Stars',107],['2 Stars',70],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',3],['5.8',7],['5.9',13],['5.10',78],['5.11',69],['5.12',67],['5.13',18],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Catalonia:
La Que Faltava   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 4 pitches, 360'   Gorros : Magdalena Inferior
Via Normal   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 340'   Gorros : Cavall Bernat
Badalona   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   Gorros : Gorro Frigi
Magrana   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   Margalef : Raco de la Finestra
Viagra   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 100'   Camarasa : La Selva
Memoria Histerica   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   Margalef : Raco de les Espadelles
Mayling   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   Valley Crags : L'Olla
Punsola-Reniu   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 7 pitches, 750'   Gorros : Cavall Bernat
Toca-me-la Sam   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 70'   Village Crags : Campi Qui Pugui
Chachi qui Chapi   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   Margalef : Can Torxa
Entretres   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   Margalef : Raco de la Finestra
Delicatessan   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   Village Crags : Campi Qui Pugui
Remena Nena   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   Valley Crags : Espero Primavera
Bistec de Biceps   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 45'   Valley Crags : L'Olla
Montgronyeta   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   Margalef : Raco de la Finestra
Mandragora   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   Valley Crags : Espero Primavera
L'Escamarla   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Valley Crags : La Siuranella
Anabolica   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 70'   Village Crags : Campi Qui Pugui
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Featured Route For Catalonia
Above the major difficulties on "Anabolica&qu...

Anabolica 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  Europe : Spain : ... : Campi Qui Pugui
The premiere pitch at Siurana, and probably among the very best sport climbs in the world. This stellar route climbs a beautiful orange & black streak of amazing sinker pockets & is an absolute must-do for anyone capable of the grade.Scramble up to the exposed ledge. There is a manky belay bolt here, but it makes a lot more sense to leave the belayer on the ground. Blast up the 105 degree orange panel, making huge moves between ergonomic pockets. The holds dwindle towards the looming black b...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Catalonia Slideshow Add Photo
One of the "Hansel & Gretel" houses at B...
One of the "Hansel & Gretel" houses at B...
Gaudi's marvelous "Casa Batllo".
Gaudi's marvelous "Casa Batllo".
Montserrat
Montserrat
Gaudi's "Park Guell" is another must-see...
Gaudi's "Park Guell" is another must-see...
Montserrat ( la Momia y la Momieta )
Montserrat ( la Momia y la Momieta )
The view from the cable car on the way down from t...
The view from the cable car on the way down from t...
El Pedraforca
El Pedraforca
One of the many really cool conglomerate towers ne...
One of the many really cool conglomerate towers ne...
The cable car to get from the train station up to ...
The cable car to get from the train station up to ...
Montserrat (La prenyada i la Trompa de l'Elefant)
Montserrat (La prenyada i la Trompa de l'Elefant)

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By RSP
Mar 14, 2010
Yo, if anyone happens to be in Barcelona there is a really cool FREE urban climbing area called La Fuixarda. lafuixarda.blogspot.com/ Its a tunnel that climbers took over and put up some fun traverses and sport climbing routes. Its got lights at night and can be climbed 24/7/365. If anyone is in town and looking for a partner to climb sport I got all the gear so hit me up, I'll be in town until mid July 2010. Peace.
By Andrew Cassidy
Apr 15, 2011
I will be in Barcelona this summer (probably a week) and have a lot of time flexibility in traveling around Catalonia. Does anyone have any beta on climbing guides in the area?

Peace!
By GhaMby
From: Heaven
Mar 1, 2013
If anyone climbing in the 11-12 ranges is looking for a sweet place to climb then check out Sadernes, probably my favorite place in Spain.
By Jack Sparrow
From: denver, co
Jun 2, 2013
How easy is it to find partners in siurana, margelef, rodellar or terradets. Is the scene kind of like Thailand or potrero were you can go solo and meet climbing partners fairly easy. Are the campgrounds community based were everyone hangs out together or do most people stick to themselves. I really want to do an extended trip to northern Spain but don't have a motivated partner to go with. Any info is appreciated.
By Toti V
Apr 24, 2015
We run guided climbing tours near Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia
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