Elevation: 2,001 ft
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Shared By: TimL on Feb 25, 2008
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Description

Small country with tons of rock. It's almost a crime to have as much rock as this country has. Spring and Fall are the best times to come, depending on the area, but be careful because it rains the most during these two seasons. With that said, it's Spain and it doesn't rain that much. Winter is great for Andalusia, Catalonia, Costa Blanca and the Central Zone (Madrid), but just expect short days and cold temperatures. During summer it's best to climb in the Pyrennes or in Asturias in the Picos de Europa where you have higher altitudes and lower temperatures. Or find someplace like Rodellar where the climbs are in the shade.

There are several things to remember when on a climbing trip to Spain. Grocery stores, as well as every store, are closed from 2 to 5 so you can't buy anything. Bars are always open. Grocery stores usually won't be open on Saturdays in small towns, but in the bigger towns the larger chain stores will be open. All stores are closed on national holidays...and there are a lot of national holidays. So look at the calendar because it's possible that stores can be closed up to four days in a row depending on the holiday. Grocery stores don't sell aspirin or any type of over the counter medication. You have to go to a pharmacy. If possible, try to shop in the markets in the towns versus larger stores. Prices are cheaper, people are nicer and the food is much better.

Getting There

Fly into Madrid or Barcelona from anywhere in the world.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Spain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 14
Long Dong Jhon
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 22
Magrana
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Yogur de Coco
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 17
Punsola-Reniu
Sport, Alpine 7 pitches
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 18
¡Ay mamita!
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 33
Crosta Panic
Sport 2 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 14
Poema di Roca
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 14
Fiesta De Los Biceps
Sport 7 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 11
Sendero Luminoso
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 25
Remena Nena
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 14
Pim Pam Pons
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 9
Jam Session
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 14
Pince Sans Rire
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 20
Mandragora
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 12
Montgronyeta
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Long Dong Jhon Valencia > … > Paredes del Pan… > Chorreras
 14
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Magrana Catalonia > Margalef > Raco de la Finestra
 22
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Yogur de Coco Andalucia > … > Desplomilandia > Buena Sombra
 15
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Punsola-Reniu Catalonia > Montserrat > Cavall Bernat
 17
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, Alpine 7 pitches
¡Ay mamita! Catalonia > … > Valley Crags > El Pati
 18
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Crosta Panic Catalonia > … > Valley Crags > El Pati
 33
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
Poema di Roca Andalucia > … > Zona de las Fro… > Poema de Roca
 14
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Fiesta De Los Biceps Aragon > Riglos > 6. La Visera
 14
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport 7 pitches
Sendero Luminoso Valencia > … > Paredes del Pan… > Chorreras
 11
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Remena Nena Catalonia > … > Valley Crags > Espero Primavera
 25
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Pim Pam Pons Valencia > … > Paredes del Pan… > Chorreras
 14
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Jam Session Catalonia > Terradets > Paret de les Bruixes
 9
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Pince Sans Rire Aragon > … > Mascun > Pince Sans Rire
 14
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Mandragora Catalonia > … > Valley Crags > Espero Primavera
 20
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Montgronyeta Catalonia > Margalef > Raco de la Finestra
 12
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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