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Elevation: 2,100'
Location: 41.26326, 0.93921 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Valley Crags are the collection of cliffs located along the winding road that leads up to the village of Siurana. These cliffs tend to be longer than the cliffs of the Village Crags, and they offer a great deal more shade, making them a popular choice on warm days. Since many of these cliffs are nestled in a tight canyon, they are also less exposed to the elements. If you're after sun, consider Espero Primavera or El Pati. If its shade you require, its tough to beat La Siuranella and Lapador. El Cargol gets morning shade & L'Olla gets shade in the morning & late afternoon.

Every type of route can be found here, from engaging, low-angle slabs like "Espero Primavera" at its namesake crag, to short burly overhangs like "Bistec de Biceps" at L'Olla, to the legendary 40-meter-long overhanging "La Rambla" (9a+) at El Pati. Routes range in difficulty from ~5.10a to literally 5.15a. There are not nearly as many crags or as many routes as the Village Crags, but the quality is top-notch, and many of Siurana's best climbs are found here.

Getting There 

All of the Valley Crags are approached from a small pullout on the north side of the road that connects Cornudella de Montsant to the Siurana Village. This pullout is 2/3 of a kilometer up the hill from the "Kilometer 4" marker (or 1/3 of a Km downhill from the 5 Km marker). This is approximately 4.7 KM up the hill from the C242. This is just a short distance up the hill from a sign indicating a hot water font. The pullout is small and fills up most days, but other parking is availble along the road.

Climbing Season



Weather station 14.3 miles from here

33 Total Routes

['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',6],['5.11',8],['5.12',15],['5.13',4],['>=5.14',0],['',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 Valley Crags:
Mayling   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   L'Olla
Remena Nena   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   Espero Primavera
Mandragora   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   Espero Primavera
Bistec de Biceps   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 45'   L'Olla
L'Escamarla   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   La Siuranella
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Featured Route For Valley Crags
Kiff falling off one of the crux moves.

El Ploramiques 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  Europe : Spain : ... : La Siuranella
Fantastic route in the 'Siurana' style. Whatever that means. This route keeps you on your toes by throwing a techy, on-your-feet redpoint crux at you after a powerful boulder problem sequence (dyno included).Climb the crack for three bolts, then traverse left on ok holds with bad feet before moving up to some underclings. Catch your breath and invoke whatever deity you've decided to try today, it's on like donkey kong to the top from here....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Map of the Valley Crags.
Map of the Valley Crags.
The Valley Crags from the village.
The Valley Crags from the village.
El Pati & El Cargol from La Siuranella.  La Rambla...
El Pati & El Cargol from La Siuranella. La Rambla...

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