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3. Magdalena Inferior

International > Europe > Spain > Catalonia > Montserrat > Gorros

Description

Magdalena Inferior has morning sun. It can be very windy all year round. The local's don't recommend it for winter climbing, but there are days that the wind stops and sun is bright enough keep you warm. The area can be crowded on weekends and during the peak season. It has the same high quality conglomerate rock that is found in all the area in the Gorros.

Getting There

It is a ten-minute walk from the Saint Joan cable car. After exiting the station take an immediate right under the walk way that leads to the upper floor of the station. You'll see a tourist trail. Follow the trail until a 'climbers trail' appears on the left after passing Gorra Marinera. This trail connects twice with the tourist trail before reaching Magdalena Superior.  Magdalena Inferior is between Gorra Marinera and Magdalena Superior. It is easier to spot the distinct shape of Magdalena Superior, Magdalena Inferior is the formation south of Magdalena Superior.

Routes from Left to Right

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 13
La Que Faltava
Sport 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Rantanplan
Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 1
Llibertat Positiva
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
La Que Faltava
 13
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 4 pitches
Rantanplan
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 3 pitches
Llibertat Positiva
 1
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches

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Magdalena Inferior
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On a route that I am pretty sure is left of La Que Faltava. It is a multipitch, great quality rock, and probably a mellow 5.10 overall.
[Hide Photo] On a route that I am pretty sure is left of La Que Faltava. It is a multipitch, great quality rock, and probably a mellow 5.10 overall.
Ariel photo showing location of Magdalena Inferior
[Hide Photo] Ariel photo showing location of Magdalena Inferior

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Bobrunning Running
Madison, wi
[Hide Comment] A topo can purchased fromrocktopo.com It cost about $7. It is well written. The topo is available in English.

Here is a direct link. If it is broken do a Google search on Rocktopo and Gorros.
rocktopo.com/index.php?opci… Dec 22, 2010
Bobrunning Running
Madison, wi
[Hide Comment] A great website and a great group of people that can help with your climbing experience in Spain isclimbinspain.com. I contacted them and was very pleased with their help. The two guys that run the site, Par Lindholm and Pere Cuyas speak very good English and are very helpful. I recommend that if you plan to climb in the Catalonia (near Barcelona) area that you check out the website and contact them. Without their help I believe I would have wasted a few days just trying to find my way around. It was great to learn more about the area and culture. Dec 22, 2010