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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

31 Total Routes

['4 Stars',13],['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',14],['5.13',3],['>=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
Bistec de Biceps   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 45'   L'Olla
Mandragora   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   Espero Primavera
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Slapping up the arete.

Se Miapaga La Baldufa 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Europe : Spain : ... : Espero Primavera
This excellent moderate climbs mostly on large holds, and makes for a great warmup. A bitter hard crux at the end on sloping edges detracts slightly from what is otherwise a classic jug haul. This route shares the first two bolts with ¨Sayanora Baby¨. The route is unfortunately quite polished, but still enjoyable, and a nice change of pace once your skin is wrecked from the razor sharp crimps found elsewhere. Begin with a few hard moves to gain the easy chimney. Head right at the 2nd bolt, tr...[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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