Valley Crags Rock Climbing
Sector El Pati. with a climber on...something hard...
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.
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 For the Catalonia area.
Weather station 14.3 miles from here
33 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Valley Crags
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Valley Crags:
Featured Route For Valley Crags
Ya Os Vale 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Europe
: ... : L'Olla
Though merely a boulder problem, this is one of the classic power routes of Siurana, and one of the best 7c's period. The wall is basically a pegboard of sinker 2-finger pockets on a 30 degree overhang. The sequence is trivial to decipher from the ground, so tendon strength & attitude are the only barriers to the on sight.Work up to the horizontal break, then make a long reach to the first pocket. More big reaches between generally great pockets leads to the moment of truth, a desperate stab ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
The Valley Crags from the village.
El Pati & El Cargol from La Siuranella. La Rambla...