Catalunya

The Costa Daurada is Catalonya?s gold coast and is home not only to a kind winter climate but also to a wealth of superb sport climbing located in a dramatic and diverse setting. The climbing experience is second to none and many of the areas covered in this guide are as good as you can find anywhere for the travelling climber, whether it be days of mileage on grade 5s and 6s, or high quality 7s and 8s. A variety of accommodation is available close to the climbing, ranging from apartments, villas and campsites down on the coast to more rural venues up in the hills, away from the beaches. If you have enjoyed the holiday climbing atmosphere on the Costa Blanca you will be in for an equally good time on the Costa Daurada. The weather during the autumn, winter and spring seasons is usually good for climbing and the vast majority of the crags have a sunny southerly aspect. The altitude of many crags is from 500m to 1000m, which means that air temperatures are cooler than on the coast but when the sun is out (which is most of the time) then it is warm. The altitude also means that climbing is a comfortable experience in the early autumn or late spring.

Routes

1 boulder problem (6a+)
1487 winter routes (3+...9b)
2 dws routes (7a+...7c+)
50 of the Best Routes top50
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents


Crag (click for details) No. of Routes Grade Range Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Montgrony
If you are into limestone tufa climbing, and are searching for an inexpensive...
89
--^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

2 mins

Seepage
Cellecs
Cellecs is a bit of a novelty comprising of a series of small granite...
53
-^^-
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

20 mins

Sheltered
Gelida
A secluded crag in a delightful wooded valley with several interesting and...
55
-^^^
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and Down

5 mins

Sheltered
Subirats
A small secluded crag with several interesting and varied Sectors with routes...
36
-^-_
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

8 mins

Sheltered
La Font de L'Ametlló
A small crag with a couple of interesting sectors and some less inspiring stuff...
43
-^^_
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

5 mins

Sheltered
La Facu
A small crag with a couple of interesting sectors and some rather scrappy stuff...
25
-^-_
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

Sheltered
Penya Ginesta
A small crag of white limestone in a super situation looking straight out into...
30
-^-_
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

5 mins

Sheltered
Pas de la Mala Dona
A fine 'pseudo-sea cliff' in a most unusual setting. The base of the main crag...
42
-^^-
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

20 mins

Sheltered
Siurana Valley
Perched high on an isolated promontory, the tiny Moorish village of Siurana has...
314
-^^^
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Up and Down

20 mins

 
Siurana Village
Most first experiences of Siurana will be had on the array of sectors located...
315
-^^^
Sport
Morning sun
Downhill

10 mins

Dry in the Rain
Cubells
A nice compact crag, easy of access and in a sunny situation. There is a decent...
68
_^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

Sheltered
Vilanova de Meiŕ
A superb and wild area with an especially fine set of long multi-pitch sport...
48
-^^^
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

5 mins

Seepage
Sheltered
Terradets
Between Tremp and Camarasa the Noguera river slices deep into the Serra del...
101
_-^^
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

12 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
La Mussara
La Mussara TV is one of the most important crags in the region. The line of...
263
-^^^
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Level

15 mins

Sheltered
Ager
A fine crag in a secluded setting. It has a great selection of superb face...
49
--^-
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

12 mins

Sheltered
Mont-ral
Although Mont-ral does not contain the same number of major routes as its near...
63
-^^-
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

10 mins

 
Arboli
The crags near the charming village of Arboli are not as well known as those of...
89
-^^^
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

10 mins

 
Montsant
Looking to the west from El Falco, Arboli or Siurana the unmistakable mountain...
34
__^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

35 mins

 
Vilanova - Camping
Easy access and many quality short but action packed pitches characterise the...
91
-^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

5 mins

 
Vilanova - Out of Town
The Out of Town Crags are beautifully located to the west of Vilanova de Prades...
48
---^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

5 mins

Dry in the Rain
Restricted Access
La Riba
The impressive boulder-choked valley that restrains the river Brugent for much...
69
-^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

8 mins

 
Cogullons
Located at 1000m, and approached by a long and rough drive up from the valley...
101
-^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and Down

30 mins

 
Margalef
Margalef is a pleasant little area to the west of the other crags covered in...
83
-^^-
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

2 mins

Sheltered
  • Latest Comments

    For Catalunya

    Blonda (Gelida)
    "The name of this route is “Blonda”. Partway up it is possible to go out left in ..." 15/Dec

    Primordials (La Riba)
    "The last part rips your finger tips!" 21/Apr

    Pale Grey Streak (Gelida)
    "The very fingery offering to the left of the nice 6b+ flake has two starts. The ..." 05/Feb

    Montse (La Mussara)
    "there are now other 2 possible 2nd pitch ruotes.. we did one direct up which fel..." 30/May

    Ivan Tres Potes (Margalef)
    "Awesome route and my first 7b outdoors! Plus it was a flash with the draws in. B..." 24/Dec

    Classica (Gelida)
    "Not sure about the overgrading ? Carries a bit of seapage after rain and the &qu..." 11/Jun

    Espantaocells (La Mussara)
    "The route has been re-equipped and it keeps the same grade. The belay to Xell h..." 31/Mar top50

    Haber pedido muerte (Arboli)
    "If you use a 70m rope, weigh 70kg (154lb) and unclip all quickdraws you get 1.5m..." 25/Oct top50

    Sangre de Toro (Pas de la Mala Dona)
    "A lovely route with one pumpy section low down." 18/Oct

    Tati Conill (La Facu)
    "Short difficulties to start and interesting finish. A lot of this sector is nice..." 06/Oct

    Arpo (Vilanova - Camping)
    "Nice route but terrible anchor placement. This route should have its own anchor..." 19/Apr

    Carnestoites (Pas de la Mala Dona)
    "One of the best routes at the crag, continuously interesting climbing." 22/Feb

    Dos peluts i un desti (Gelida)
    "This route is named "Dos peluts i un desti"., that helps to difference..." 09/Dec

    Pa d'agla (Arboli)
    "Seems ok for 7b if you like crimps. Did it in cold conditions so maybe that make..." 02/Dec

    Fabulas Humanas (Penya Ginesta)
    "Re-equipped." 02/Nov

    Route 35 (Montsant)
    "7b in the local guide. I thought the photo was correct - the route goes up the ..." 29/Oct

    Remena nena (Siurana Valley)
    "Great route!! Has been downgraded to 7a in the new local guide, I would have to ..." 23/Oct top50

    Patera Acelera (Subirats)
    "Error in local topo. It's a V/V+ (5b)" 28/Jul

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