Climbs 600
Rocktype Conglomerate
Altitude 789m a.s.l
Faces S

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Alone in a Sea of Pockets © Rachel Slater

Crag features

This massive 10km cliff band towers above the Tarragona region and boasts over 600 sport climbs across 20 different sectors.  The Montsant routes see much less traffic than more popular (and easily accessible) destinations such as Siurana.  Therefore, Montsant provides a great reprieve from polished edges and crowds.  The climbing here is simply amazing and is similar in style to pocket-pulling found in Margalef.  This is Lynn Hill's favorite place to climb in Spain and we can see why!

However, the climbing season for Montsant is very limited by:  (1) bird bans, (2) summer heat, and (3) exposed cliffs susceptible to high winds.  

The best time to visit is autumn and early winter.  We recommend staying in Cornudella de Montsant, La Morera de Montsant, or Escaladei.  For windy, cold days, head to more sheltered, lower-lying crags such as Totxos de La Morera.

Approach notes

Allow a lot of time for the drive and walk-in.

Estimated Time:  20-60 minutes for the uphill walks from the car to the crag + 20-60 minutes for the drive from Cornudella de Montsant (on very rocky dirt roads)

For each sector, there are detailed maps and descriptions in the Tarragona Climb book (by Pete O'Donovan and Dani Andrada).  

Restricted Access

Raptor Ban:  for most crags from January 1st thru July 15th.  We noticed many books do not properly indicate these restrictions so it's best to assume your crag will have a bird ban.  To verify the regional bans, check the local resources at La Morera.  Caution:  the locals report climbers immediately for violating these restrictions and you will receive a citation.  

Dirt Road Access:  Be aware the road into these sub-zones is not well-maintained.  Don't be suprised if you get a few scratches on your car or feel like 4wd in small sections would be preferable.  Get full insurance on your rental car before driving here.

Parking:  Once you arrive at the "parking" spot for your sub-zone, there's essentially no parking.  You'll likely need to find pull-offs into the bushes to avoid blocking the road.  Keep this in mind while driving in, in case you find a spot before the designated parking.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  CABACES
2 Macaco cao
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6b+ * 2
3 Tinderticks
-
7a ** 2
4 Arnicon para el tendon
-
7b ** 1
5 Rajolida
-
7a * 1
6 Bruixes blanques 7a ** 1
  Enderrocada
8 Calcàrea
-
6b 2
9 Mohave
-
6b+ 3
10 Intifada
-
6c+ 2
11 Makako
-
6a+ 1
12 Destrankis
-
6b+  
13 Sr. García
-
8b+ ***  
14 Nyigui-nyogui
-
8a+ ***  
15 La xurreria
-
8a *** 1
16 La Cosa
-
7a+ * 1
17 Exo 7
-
7a ** 1
18 Ramstein
-
7c+  
19 Caramel d'orxata
-
7c+  
20 Atajo de imbencibles
-
7c+  
21 Ácido Galáctico
-
7c *** 1
22 Fatwa
-
7b+ *** 1
23 Transgénica
-
7b **  
24 Un dia més
-
6c+ ** 1
25 Un dia menys
-
6b+ ** 2
26 Moxibustión
-
6b ** 4
27 Aigua del karma
-
6a * 6
28 Anti gros
-
5c ** 8
29 El sablasu
-
6a+ 5
30 La castanya
-
6c 1
31 Kin resol
-
6c * 1
32 Radium
-
6b 1
33 Mort de mai
-
6a  
34 Kaprici propici
-
5c 1
  Escletxa
36 Hostal Lupita
-
7a  
37 Magma
-
8a+  
38 Elephunk
-
8a  
39 Underground
-
7c+  
40 Temuki
-
8a+  
41 Rutina
-
7c+  
42 Il duomo
-
7c+ *** 1
43 Morrocotuda / La Mare
-
8a+ ***  
44 Good bye Mr. Fish
-
8b ***  
45 Sindosis
-
8a *** 3
46 Diedro
-
7b+ *** 2
47 Total brutal
-
8c  
48 Chorrada
-
8a  
49 Jumbo
-
6b ** 1
50 Tornasol
-
6b *  
51 Fly Robin fly
-
6b  
  Totxo d'Escaladei
  El Trinquet
54 King Crimson 7c+ ** 1
  RacÓ de Missa
56 Kamaleón 7c *** 26
57 Akiri Bomboro
-
7c *** 2
58 El Camino del Rey 7b+ *** 14
59 Scala-Dei L1 & L2 7c *** 4
60 Quinta forca
-
7b+ ***  
61 Gronxador
-
5a 6
62 Tobogan
-
5a 7
63 Nyigo-nyago
-
5a 9
64 Marta
-
5c 12
65 Xavier
-
5a 5
66 Jana
-
4a 2
67 Sense solta ni volta
-
6c+ ** 7
68 Tal com cau
-
6c ** 17
69 Anar de bòlit
-
6c *** 25
70 Així de bé
-
6b+ *** 38
71 Over the Clouds 7a ** 14
72 Ara plà
-
7a+ ** 15
73 Sang freda
-
7b ** 4
74 Antiparkes
-
6b+ 18
75 Dura de pelar
-
7b *** 7
76 Ací caic, ací m'aixeco
-
7b ** 2
77 - Route 20 (7a+)
-
7a+ ** 1
78 Ara hi corro
-
6c+ *** 3
79 Dents i ungles
-
7a+ *** 1
80 Abans d'entrar, deixeu sortir
-
6c ** 1
81 route 25 L1
-
6a * 5
82 Route 26
-
6b+ ** 18
83 - Route 27
-
6b+ ** 21
84 - Route 28
-
6b *** 29
85 Caramba caracho
-
6c *** 31
86 Nanses del Priorat
-
6c 13
87 Uf, va dir ell
-
6c 33
88 Bufa
-
7a+ *** 36
89 No es guanya per disgutos
-
7a+ *** 10
90 Fins l'ultima gota 6c  
91 Daia 7a+ 12
92 Rata arraconada 7a *** 92
93 Purolitic L1 7a *** 91
94 Purolitic L2
-
7a+ *** 11
95 La clàsica del mister 7a *** 90
96 Catalonia is not Patagonia 7b *** 34
97 La terra promesa 7a+ *** 37
98 La llum
-
7b *** 29
99 Mea Culpa 7b+ *** 9
100 Serra de Prades
-
7c *** 3
101 La Cartoixa
-
7c *** 9
102 Montsantrrat
-
7b+ *** 29
103 Llarg
-
7b+ ** 24
104 Curt
-
7b+ 8
105 És el meu 41 setè
-
7b ** 3
106 La babaria L1
-
7c 3
107 La babaria L2 7c+  
108 Cipriano Al-Gore
-
7b  
109 L-ments
-
8b+ ***  
110 Element Oxigen 8c  
111 Carmeta la cagona (L1)
-
8a+  
112 L'esclava del temps (L2)
-
8b  
113 Oxigen
-
8b  
114 Rat apenat 8a ** 1
115 Green team
-
8a  
116 La canaleta L1
-
8a+ *** 1
117 La canaleta L2
-
8b+ ***  
118 La mosca collonera L1
-
7c+ *** 8
119 La mosca collonera L2
-
8a *** 3
120 La mosca collonera L3 8c ***  
121 Monocroma (L3) 8a+ *** 1
122 Devoramingas
-
8a *** 3
123 Hidrofóbia L1
-
8a *** 12
124 Hidrofóbia L2
-
8b *** 2
125 Falconeti L1
-
8a+ ***  
126 Falconeti L2
-
8b+ ***  
127 Anabalina en trance
-
7c+  
128 Hidrofúga
-
8a  
129 Priorat
-
8a  
130 La guitza
-
8a+  
131 A misses dites
-
7c+  
132 Sindicat del forat
-
8a+  
133 Falset
-
7c+  
134 Malandro
-
7c  
135 Mestral
-
7b+  
136 Jungleism Monkeys L1
-
6b+ * 1
137 Jungleism Monkeys L2
-
7c ***  
Climb name Grade
138 Estalvio
-
6c+ * 1
139 Diedre
-
7a * 1
140 De nansa a nansa
-
7a+ * 1
141 Txinxacordes
-
7a+  
142 Kale-borroka
-
7c  
143 Intifada
-
7b+  
144 La senda de Odín
-
7a  
145 Herois per Un Dia * 7a ** 2
  SALFORES
147 Kintus i purus
-
7b ** 1
148 Totem Lulu L1
-
7c  
149 Totem Lulu L2
-
7c+  
150 El Balcó del Priorat
-
7c+  
151 Espeleón
-
7c * 1
152 Mar flotant
-
7c *** 2
153 Semilla negra
-
7b ** 1
154 Semilla blanca
-
7a ** 2
155 Semilla blanca right 7a 1
156 Ramon lo foll
-
6c+ ** 1
157 Long life
-
6b+ * 2
158 Tierra de nadie
-
8a+  
159 Efecto proa
-
8a  
160 Talibán 7a+ *** 1
  LES GOLFES
  TOTXOS DE LA MORERA
163 Cop de calor
-
6c+  
164 Curt de talla
-
6c  
165 Gra de sorra
-
6b+  
166 Satànic
-
6b 2
167 Odín
-
7b  
168 Tiracurt
-
7c  
169 Manga
-
6c+  
170 L'esperó
-
7c+  
171 L'ase si
-
8b  
172 Fatxenda
-
7c 1
173 Fruto di Marius
-
7c+  
174 Planeta fumus
-
8a *** 2
175 Taló dret
-
7a *** 4
176 Mandonguilles de bou amb sípia
-
7c+  
177 Opinel
-
6b 1
178 La punyalada
-
6b+  
179 Trapera
-
6c+  
180 Hook
-
6a+ 2
181 Chuky
-
7a  
182 Sipitinta
-
6c+ * 2
183 No tan kantis
-
6c+ * 1
184 Figatova
-
6c ** 2
185 La cosa nostra
-
6c ** 4
186 Merçenca
-
6c ** 2
187 K-k-tua
-
6b+  
188 Fullaraca
-
6b  
189 Esquerra
-
7c  
190 Dreta
-
7b+  
191 La mare de la conilla
-
5a  
192 Ferransi
-
6a+ * 8
193 La cunillera
-
6a * 7
194 El diedre de les follardes
-
5c 2
195 O follamos todos o pinchamos la muñeca
-
6a+ 5
196 La musa
-
6a 2
197 Vía normal
-
5a  
198 Fantomas
-
6c+  
199 L'home volant
-
7b  
200 Llima del 4
-
6c+  
201 Torticolis
-
6c+  
202 Cop de foc
-
6c+  
203 Pollastrot
-
6b+  
204 Gigi
-
6b+  
205 Riggel
-
7c  
206 Cuabarrada
-
7b+  
207 L'engany
-
6b  
208 Local crew
-
7a  
209 Melanina
-
6c+  
210 Policromía
-
6b  
211 Biela fluixa
-
6b  
212 Esperó del cementiri
-
6b+  
213 Stagehand
-
6b 2
214 Frodo Bolsón de bolsón cerrado
-
6a 5
215 Mephistopheles
-
5a 5
216 Burils
-
5a 4
217 Esquerra (Totxos de La Morera) III+ 3
218 Mig III+ 3
219 Dreta (Totxos de La Morera) IV 3
220 Route 26 (Tarragona Climbs 2nd Ed) III 2
221 Route 30 (Tarragona Climbs 2nd Edition) IV+ 2
  LA GRALLERA
223 Damaris L1
-
7b  
224 Que nos quiten lo bailao 7a ** 1
225 Multichop
-
7b+ *** 1
226 Txip i txop
-
7c  
227 Sec-txop
-
7c+  
228 Un pas cap a la incertesa
-
7c  
229 Pastis d'argilaga
-
7c+  
230 Alea jacta est
-
8a  
231 Lo que més vera 7b  
232 Nicotina
-
6a+ * 1
233 Felina
-
6b ** 1
234 Aurea
-
6a 1
235 Isa
-
6b  
236 Papeo
-
6a+ * 1
237 Aristóteles 6c+  
238 Llexiu
-
6c  
239 Arena en les butxaques
-
6b  
240 Els ploramiques
-
6b 1
241 La grullera
-
6a  
242 Al tanto que es gerundio
-
6b+  
243 Bocatto-Afrikatta
-
6c  
  GRAU DE L'AGNET
  LA FALCONERA
246 Pollos rudos
-
6b+  
247 Route 2d
-
6c  
248 Rasta refugio
-
6c+ ** 1
249 Route 4d
-
7a ** 1
250 Blat de moro
-
7a+ ** 1
251 La cagallona
-
7b ** 1
252 Star in Tokio
-
6b+ ** 8
253 Cafe con leche con mas cafe
-
6b+ ** 8
254 First Hand '88
-
7a  
  Barrots
256 Barrots chimney
-
VF1B *** 1
257 Prou de bous
-
6c  
258 Fina y segura
-
6c+ *  
259 Orgasmatrón
-
6b *** 12
260 Esquivaleura
-
6b+ **  
261 La normal
-
6b  
262 Hopi
-
6c ** 1
263 Sacrifais
-
7a ** 1
264 Parc güell
-
7a+ * 1
265 Yogui
-
6c+ *  
266 Corner
-
6a+  
267 Ciclop
-
6b ** 3
268 It seems easy, but is not difficult
-
6c+ ** 1
269 El Monstruo del Arbon-Ness 7a+ 2
270 Doble cero
-
7b *** 5
271 Pascal-Feliu
-
7a+ *** 3
272 Suarem la cansalada
-
7b+ *** 1
273 -
-
7a ** 1
274 --
-
7a+ ** 1
Climb name Grade
275 La veina de la comercial
-
7c  
276 Barrote vil
-
7b+ *** 1
277 La senyal
-
7c ***  
278 Las chicas de Copenhague
-
7c+ ***  
279 Sagrada Familia
-
7c+ ***  
280 Super-Skunk
-
7c ***  
281 The rose
-
7b+ *** 1
282 Lo foradot
-
6b+ ** 5
283 Sor-presa
-
7a * 2
284 Planeta pupazza
-
6c *** 7
  CARRASCLET
286 Ciática 8a *** 2
287 Espoli
-
6b+ 4
288 Diedro
-
6b 4
289 Fa goig
-
6c+ ** 2
290 Es fa pregar
-
7a+ ** 3
291 Paret seca
-
6c+ * 2
292 Tou com una figa
-
7a+ ** 2
293 - Route 12 -
-
7a ** 3
294 - Route 13 -
-
7a ** 2
295 Ben plantada
-
6c+ ** 3
296 Mala baba
-
7a ** 1
297 - Route 16 -
-
7a * 1
298 - Route 17 -
-
7a  
299 Flors i violes
-
6a+ 1
300 Per amor a l'art
-
6a+ 3
301 Per sucar-hi pa
-
6a 2
302 Mal pas
-
6b+  
303 Punt flac
-
6a+ 3
304 Xino-xano
-
6a+ 3
305 A peu pla
-
6a+  
306 Carrasclet
-
6a 5
307 Raylay
-
7a+ ** 2
308 Comuna xispa
-
7b+  
309 Y A Mi Qué?
-
7c  
310 L'anticrist superstar
-
8a  
311 La biblia d'Oviglia
-
8a+  
312 Lo Carrasclet
-
8a *** 1
313 Pas d'anxaneta
-
7b+  
314 Salt de puça
-
7b  
  CINGLE DE PORTALER
  El SobreÀtic
317 Joaquin er nesio
-
7a ** 1
318 Ritual
-
7a ** 1
319 Bestia d'aglà
-
7a+ ** 1
320 Riau riau
-
7a+ ** 1
  EL SAC DEL PORTALER
  TOTXO FEDERICO
323 Federica 6c ** 1
324 Federico 7a ** 1
  CINGLE DEl RODERS - EL LIBRO
326 El niño
-
7b+ ** 1
327 El gordinflón
-
7a+ *** 1
328 La listilla
-
7c *** 1
329 El sentido de la vida
-
8a+ *** 1
330 La bulle
-
7a *** 1
331 El portillo de las ánimas
-
6b+ ** 2
332 La busqueda fanática
-
7b ** 1
  TOTXOS DE SANT JOAN
  CINGLES DE SANT JOAN
335 Extremadamente Pollo
-
6c+ *** 2
336 Trinco-Trinco
-
6b+ ** 1
337 Joc Brut
-
6b *** 2
338 Empentes i rodolons
-
7a * 1
339 Espill
-
7c+ *** 1
340 Sac de Gemecs
-
7a ** 1
341 Sa i Estalvi
-
7a+ *** 1
342 El Rei dels Bastos
-
7a *** 1
343 Right of Para el Carro
-
6b+ ** 2
344 Hagi Pau 6a+ ** 2
345 Passi-ho-bé
-
7a ** 1
346 Pell de gallina 7a+ *** 1
347 Per fí
-
6c+ ** 1
348 Ara hi corro
-
6b+ * 1
349 Anar de bòlit
-
7a ** 1
350 Route 37
-
6c+ ** 1
351 Pedra de toc
-
7a ** 1
352 Moratona
-
7a+ *** 1
353 Oh benvinguts
-
6c+ ** 1
354 Route 56
-
7b ** 1
355 Route 58
-
7a *** 1
356 Route 59
-
6c+ ** 1
357 La Sap Llarga
-
6a+ 2
358 Ni Fa, ni Fum
-
6b 2
  ROCA DE LES HORES
360 Route 2
-
6c  
361 Route 3
-
6c+ ** 1
362 Esmolabec
-
6b ** 7
363 Don Vito
-
6b 3
364 Tot al mes
-
6a+ 3
365 Mai al mes
-
6a+ 7
366 Mohave
-
7a+  
367 Mal de ojo 7b *** 1
368 Xulu verdures 7b *** 1
369 Cap de ruc
-
7b+  
370 Dr. Tricornio
-
7b+  
371 Joaquin er nesio
-
6b 1
372 Gra de cul
-
6c+  
373 El nene
-
6a+ 3
374 Insert coin
-
6a 2
375 A rajatanga
-
5c  
376 Jose Mític
-
6a+ 1
377 Número set
-
5a 1
378 El guiño del ojo
-
7c+  
379 L'espigat
-
7c+  
380 El cunyat
-
8a  
381 Tabernícola
-
7c  
382 Gargamel
-
7c *** 1
383 Punt de Cobardia
-
7b+ *** 2
384 Masaker cuco masaker
-
7b *** 2
385 Mal de Ventre
-
7a *** 12
386 I ha pas de putes
-
7a+ ** 7
387 La baraka
-
6c *** 6
388 Simbiosi
-
6b+ ** 9
389 Porca Miseria
-
7a *** 7
390 El lledoner 6b 7
391 Bestia de gla
-
6b 7
392 El gust és meu
-
6c 1
393 La rossa golosa
-
6b ** 5
394 Pell de gallina
-
7a+ *** 1
395 Que no se te vaya la pinza
-
6c+ *** 4
396 No em toquis els collons amb els noms
-
7a  
  EL CAMELL
398 Eyaculación precoz
-
6c * 1
399 Esperó de la muerte
-
7a+ ** 1
400 Reincidencia de ancianos
-
6c * 1
  ERMITA DE LA MARE DE DEU DE MONTSANT
402 Scala-Dei (L1) 7b+  
403 - Route 20 L1
-
6a ** 2
404 Sortpresa 6c 3
405 Psico-trek 6c ** 1
406 Ideal Standard
-
6c * 4
407 Hakuna Matata 6b 12
408 Sense Pena ni Gloria 6b+ * 1
409 Corda Fluixa 6b+ * 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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