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Catalonia is one of the best places to climb in Spain. Plenty of sport crags known worldwide and lots of trad/adventure climbing areas.

You can find different types of rock, but the most usual is limestone, with some really particular and nice conglomerate areas like the mistical Montserrat.

Getting There 

You'll need a car to get to most of the climbing areas

Climbing Season

Weather station 14.5 miles from here

354 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',72],['3 Stars',144],['2 Stars',103],['1 Star',24],['Bomb',2]

Classic Climbing Routes in Catalonia

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Catalonia:
Badalona   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   Gorros : Gorro Frigi
Via Normal   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 340'   Gorros : Cavall Bernat
Espero Primavera   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 115'   Valley Crags : Espero Primavera
Viagra   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 100'   Camarasa : La Selva
Memoria Histerica   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   Margalef : Raco de les Espadelles
Magrana   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   Margalef : Raco de la Finestra
Punsola-Reniu   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 7 pitches, 750'   Gorros : Cavall Bernat
Toca-me-la Sam   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 70'   Village Crags : Campi Qui Pugui
Rata Arraconada   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   Montsant : Raco de Misa
Chachi qui Chapi   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   Margalef : Can Torxa
Entretres   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   Margalef : Raco de la Finestra
Delicatessan   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   Village Crags : Campi Qui Pugui
Crosta Panic   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 80'   Valley Crags : El Pati
Remena Nena   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   Valley Crags : Espero Primavera
Mandragora   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   Valley Crags : Espero Primavera
Bistec de Biceps   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 45'   Valley Crags : L'Olla
Montgronyeta   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   Margalef : Raco de la Finestra
Magic Festival   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 80'   Margalef : Raco de les Tenebres
L'Escamarla   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Valley Crags : La Siuranella
Anabolica   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 70'   Village Crags : Campi Qui Pugui
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Featured Route For Catalonia
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting Escalagmita

Escalagmita 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Europe : Spain : ... : Can Torxa
This is such a great route, especially if you are looking for climbing tufas and stalactites at a very moderate grade. This route follows a wide crack system that is lined with tufas, there are smaller tufas on the face as well, and you traverse under a roof with small stalactites hanging from it that you use for hands. The crux of the route is traversing under the right side of the roof where the stalactites end and the feet are a bit smaller and more smooth. Start by stemming between the tw...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Catalonia Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Gaudi's "La Padrera", Barcelona's second...
Gaudi's "La Padrera", Barcelona's second...
Rock Climbing Photo: Gaudi's marvelous "Casa Batllo".
Gaudi's marvelous "Casa Batllo".
Rock Climbing Photo: Gaudi's "Park Guell" is another must-see...
Gaudi's "Park Guell" is another must-see...
Rock Climbing Photo: Montserrat ( la Momia y la Momieta )
Montserrat ( la Momia y la Momieta )
Rock Climbing Photo: Montserrat
Rock Climbing Photo: El Pedraforca
El Pedraforca
Rock Climbing Photo: Montserrat (La prenyada i la Trompa de l'Elefant)
Montserrat (La prenyada i la Trompa de l'Elefant)
Rock Climbing Photo: The view from the cable car on the way down from t...
The view from the cable car on the way down from t...
Rock Climbing Photo: The cable car to get from the train station up to ...
The cable car to get from the train station up to ...
Rock Climbing Photo: One of the many really cool conglomerate towers ne...
One of the many really cool conglomerate towers ne...

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Mar 14, 2010
Yo, if anyone happens to be in Barcelona there is a really cool FREE urban climbing area called La Fuixarda. Its a tunnel that climbers took over and put up some fun traverses and sport climbing routes. Its got lights at night and can be climbed 24/7/365. If anyone is in town and looking for a partner to climb sport I got all the gear so hit me up, I'll be in town until mid July 2010. Peace.
By Andrew Cassidy
Apr 15, 2011
I will be in Barcelona this summer (probably a week) and have a lot of time flexibility in traveling around Catalonia. Does anyone have any beta on climbing guides in the area?

By GhaMby Eagan
From: Heaven
Mar 1, 2013
If anyone climbing in the 11-12 ranges is looking for a sweet place to climb then check out Sadernes, probably my favorite place in Spain.
By Jack Sparrow
From: denver, co
Jun 2, 2013
How easy is it to find partners in siurana, margelef, rodellar or terradets. Is the scene kind of like Thailand or potrero were you can go solo and meet climbing partners fairly easy. Are the campgrounds community based were everyone hangs out together or do most people stick to themselves. I really want to do an extended trip to northern Spain but don't have a motivated partner to go with. Any info is appreciated.
By Toti V
Apr 24, 2015
We run guided climbing tours near Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia
By Lisa Kerby
Jul 3, 2016
Moving to Barcelona for the year and looking for climbing partners! Let me know. Also looking to buy a tent/sleeping bag & pad if anyone is leaving Europe and doesn't want to take theirs with.
By Shane M.
Feb 14, 2017
Hey, I'm going to be in Catalonia for the next week or two, anyone want to climb with me? or have advice on how to get partners? I've been climbing ten years and I am a professional belay slave.

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