MONTGRONY


If you are into limestone tufa climbing, and are searching for an inexpensive venue, then you should consider Montgrony in north-eastern Spain. Suspended high above the small village of Gombren in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Montgrony offers some of the best single pitch tufa-sport-climbs anywhere as well as a variety of other fine grey limestone.
Montgrony itself is a small sanctuary for religious retreat. The chapel and associated accommodation are built into the cliffs around which the main climbing is located. The crags are at around an altitude of 1300m and the views are stunning. For teams looking for quality grades 6s there is enough here for a short week and it would be ideal to visit as part of a trip to other crags in Catalunya such as Montserrat or the crags of the Costa Daurada. For teams climbing in the 7th and 8th grade, the supply of fantastic lines should occupy a solid few days. Having said that, you should ensure that you arrive in good shape since the routes are long and sustained and will rapidly show up any deficiencies in your stamina.

Routes

Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other
La Freixa
La Freixa is bounded on the left by the impressive snaking-tufas on the leaning arete of Gaia...
22
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

2 mins

Seepage
El Parking
The tall wall directly above the small parking area has some superb and sustained routes on...
7
Sport
Afternoon sun
Roadside

0 mins

Seepage
La Vena
A magnificent wall laced with dramatic tufas. The severely undercut left-hand side prevents access...
31
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

2 mins

Seepage
Paret de St. Pere (The Upper Tier)
High above the steep tufa encrusted cliffs around the chapel Montgrony shows a less stern side - a...
29
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

5 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For MONTGRONY

    Patir del Pati
    "Harder than the route next door (left)? Very steep and very good" 10/Feb

    Amadeus
    "Really enjoyed this route, none of it being overly technical nor strenuous!" 24/Jan

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