Climbing banned in Spain

Due to the ongoing spread of Coronavirus, Spain has banned all climbing. Continuing to do so not only puts people at risk, but can also put more strain on emergency workers. Please do not climb here.

Lamoncloa (Spanish Government) link with more info

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
-
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 ** 5
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 * 2
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 *** 4
46 Diedro
-
7b+ *** 3
47 Total brutal
-
8c  
48 Chorrada
-
8a  
49 Jumbo
-
6b ** 2
50 Tornasol
-
6b * 1
51 Fly Robin fly
-
6b  
  Totxo d'Escaladei
  El Trinquet
54 King Crimson 7c+ ** 1
  RacÓ de Missa
56 Kamaleón 7c *** 31
57 Akiri Bomboro
-
7c *** 2
58 El Camino del Rey 7b+ *** 16
59 Scala-Dei L1 & L2 7c *** 4
60 Quinta forca
-
7b+ ***  
61 Gronxador
-
5a 8
62 Tobogan
-
5a 8
63 Nyigo-nyago
-
5a 11
64 Marta
-
5c 15
65 Xavier
-
5a 8
66 Jana
-
4a 2
67 Sense solta ni volta
-
6c+ ** 7
68 Tal com cau
-
6c ** 22
69 Anar de bòlit
-
6c *** 27
70 Així de bé
-
6b+ *** 47
71 Over the Clouds 7a ** 20
72 Ara plà
-
7a+ ** 16
73 Sang freda
-
7b ** 5
74 Antiparkes
-
6b+ 21
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+ *** 4
79 Dents i ungles
-
7a+ *** 1
80 Abans d'entrar, deixeu sortir
-
6c ** 1
81 route 25 L1
-
6a * 6
82 Route 26
-
6b+ ** 19
83 - Route 27
-
6b+ ** 22
84 - Route 28
-
6b *** 33
85 Caramba caracho
-
6c *** 34
86 Nanses del Priorat
-
6c 18
87 Uf, va dir ell
-
6c 41
88 Bufa
-
7a+ *** 47
89 No es guanya per disgutos
-
7a+ *** 18
90 Fins l'ultima gota 6c 1
91 Daia 7a+ 17
92 Rata arraconada 7a *** 106
93 Purolitic L1 7a *** 103
94 Purolitic L2
-
7a+ *** 17
95 La clàsica del mister 7a *** 101
96 Catalonia is not Patagonia 7b *** 39
97 La terra promesa 7a+ *** 52
98 La llum
-
7b *** 34
99 Mea Culpa 7b+ *** 12
100 Serra de Prades
-
7c *** 6
101 La Cartoixa
-
7c *** 14
102 Montsantrrat
-
7b+ *** 35
103 Llarg
-
7b+ ** 25
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+ *** 9
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+ *** 1
126 Falconeti L2
-
8b+ *** 1
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+ 1
136 Jungleism Monkeys L1
-
6b+ * 2
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 2
145 Herois per Un Dia 7a ** 3
146 Route 32 6b+ *** 1
147 Route 31
-
6b+ 1
  SALFORES
149 Kintus i purus
-
7b ** 1
150 Totem Lulu L1
-
7c  
151 Totem Lulu L2
-
7c+  
152 El Balcó del Priorat
-
7c+  
153 Espeleón
-
7c * 1
154 Mar flotant
-
7c *** 2
155 Semilla negra
-
7b ** 1
156 Semilla blanca
-
7a ** 2
157 Semilla blanca right 7a 1
158 Ramon lo foll
-
6c+ ** 1
159 Long life
-
6b+ * 2
160 Tierra de nadie
-
8a+  
161 Efecto proa
-
8a  
162 Talibán 7a+ *** 1
  LES GOLFES
  TOTXOS DE LA MORERA
165 Cop de calor
-
6c+  
166 Curt de talla
-
6c  
167 Gra de sorra
-
6b+  
168 Satànic
-
6b 2
169 Odín
-
7b  
170 Tiracurt
-
7c  
171 Manga
-
6c+  
172 L'esperó
-
7c+  
173 L'ase si
-
8b  
174 Fatxenda
-
7c 1
175 Fruto di Marius
-
7c+  
176 Planeta fumus
-
8a *** 2
177 Taló dret
-
7a *** 4
178 Mandonguilles de bou amb sípia
-
7c+  
179 Opinel
-
6b 1
180 La punyalada
-
6b+  
181 Trapera
-
6c+  
182 Hook
-
6a+ 2
183 Chuky
-
7a  
184 Sipitinta
-
6c+ * 2
185 No tan kantis
-
6c+ * 1
186 Figatova
-
6c ** 2
187 La cosa nostra
-
6c ** 4
188 Merçenca
-
6c ** 2
189 K-k-tua
-
6b+  
190 Fullaraca
-
6b  
191 Esquerra
-
7c  
192 Dreta
-
7b+  
193 La mare de la conilla
-
5a  
194 Ferransi
-
6a+ * 8
195 La cunillera
-
6a * 7
196 El diedre de les follardes
-
5c 2
197 O follamos todos o pinchamos la muñeca
-
6a+ 5
198 La musa
-
6a 2
199 Vía normal
-
5a  
200 Fantomas
-
6c+  
201 L'home volant
-
7b  
202 Llima del 4
-
6c+  
203 Torticolis
-
6c+  
204 Cop de foc
-
6c+  
205 Pollastrot
-
6b+  
206 Gigi
-
6b+  
207 Riggel
-
7c  
208 Cuabarrada
-
7b+  
209 L'engany
-
6b  
210 Local crew
-
7a  
211 Melanina
-
6c+  
212 Policromía
-
6b  
213 Biela fluixa
-
6b  
214 Esperó del cementiri
-
6b+  
215 Stagehand
-
6b 2
216 Frodo Bolsón de bolsón cerrado
-
6a 5
217 Mephistopheles
-
5a 5
218 Burils
-
5a 4
219 Esquerra (Totxos de La Morera) III+ 3
220 Mig III+ 3
221 Dreta (Totxos de La Morera) IV 3
222 Route 26 (Tarragona Climbs 2nd Ed) III 2
223 Route 30 (Tarragona Climbs 2nd Edition) IV+ 2
  LA GRALLERA
225 Damaris L1
-
7b  
226 Que nos quiten lo bailao 7a ** 1
227 Multichop
-
7b+ *** 1
228 Txip i txop
-
7c  
229 Sec-txop
-
7c+  
230 Un pas cap a la incertesa
-
7c  
231 Pastis d'argilaga
-
7c+  
232 Alea jacta est
-
8a  
233 Lo que més vera 7b  
234 Nicotina
-
6a+ * 1
235 Felina
-
6b ** 1
236 Aurea
-
6a 1
237 Isa
-
6b  
238 Papeo
-
6a+ * 1
239 Aristóteles 6c+  
240 Llexiu
-
6c  
241 Arena en les butxaques
-
6b  
242 Els ploramiques
-
6b 1
243 La grullera
-
6a  
244 Al tanto que es gerundio
-
6b+  
245 Bocatto-Afrikatta
-
6c  
  GRAU DE L'AGNET
  LA FALCONERA
248 Pollos rudos
-
6b+  
249 Route 2d
-
6c  
250 Rasta refugio
-
6c+ ** 1
251 Route 4d
-
7a ** 1
252 Blat de moro
-
7a+ ** 1
253 La cagallona
-
7b ** 1
254 Star in Tokio
-
6b+ ** 8
255 Cafe con leche con mas cafe
-
6b+ ** 8
256 First Hand '88
-
7a  
  Barrots
258 Barrots chimney
-
VF1B *** 1
259 Prou de bous
-
6c  
260 Fina y segura
-
6c+ *  
261 Orgasmatrón
-
6b *** 12
262 Esquivaleura
-
6b+ **  
263 La normal
-
6b  
264 Hopi
-
6c ** 1
265 Sacrifais
-
7a ** 1
266 Parc güell
-
7a+ * 1
267 Yogui
-
6c+ *  
268 Corner
-
6a+  
269 Ciclop
-
6b ** 3
270 It seems easy, but is not difficult
-
6c+ ** 1
271 El Monstruo del Arbon-Ness 7a+ 2
272 Doble cero
-
7b *** 5
273 Pascal-Feliu
-
7a+ *** 3
274 Suarem la cansalada
-
7b+ *** 1
Climb name Grade
275 -
-
7a ** 1
276 --
-
7a+ ** 1
277 La veina de la comercial
-
7c  
278 Barrote vil
-
7b+ *** 1
279 La senyal
-
7c ***  
280 Las chicas de Copenhague
-
7c+ ***  
281 Sagrada Familia
-
7c+ ***  
282 Super-Skunk
-
7c ***  
283 The rose
-
7b+ *** 1
284 Lo foradot
-
6b+ ** 5
285 Sor-presa
-
7a * 2
286 Planeta pupazza
-
6c *** 7
  CARRASCLET
288 Ciática 8a *** 2
289 Espoli
-
6b+ 5
290 Diedro
-
6b 8
291 Fa goig
-
6c+ ** 2
292 Es fa pregar
-
7a+ ** 3
293 Paret seca
-
6c+ * 2
294 Tou com una figa
-
7a+ ** 2
295 - Route 12 -
-
7a ** 3
296 - Route 13 -
-
7a ** 2
297 Ben plantada
-
6c+ ** 3
298 Mala baba
-
7a ** 1
299 - Route 16 -
-
7a * 1
300 - Route 17 -
-
7a  
301 Flors i violes
-
6a+ 4
302 Per amor a l'art
-
6a+ 3
303 Per sucar-hi pa
-
6a 2
304 Mal pas
-
6b+  
305 Punt flac
-
6a+ 3
306 Xino-xano
-
6a+ 3
307 A peu pla
-
6a+  
308 Carrasclet
-
6a 5
309 Raylay
-
7a+ ** 2
310 Comuna xispa
-
7b+  
311 Y A Mi Qué?
-
7c  
312 L'anticrist superstar
-
8a  
313 La biblia d'Oviglia
-
8a+  
314 Lo Carrasclet
-
8a *** 1
315 Pas d'anxaneta
-
7b+  
316 Salt de puça
-
7b  
  CINGLE DE PORTALER
  El SobreÀtic
319 Joaquin er nesio
-
7a ** 1
320 Ritual
-
7a ** 1
321 Bestia d'aglà
-
7a+ ** 1
322 Riau riau
-
7a+ ** 1
  EL SAC DEL PORTALER
  TOTXO FEDERICO
325 Federica 6c ** 1
326 Federico 7a ** 1
  CINGLE DEl RODERS - EL LIBRO
328 El niño
-
7b+ ** 1
329 El gordinflón
-
7a+ *** 1
330 La listilla
-
7c *** 1
331 El sentido de la vida
-
8a+ *** 1
332 La bulle
-
7a *** 1
333 El portillo de las ánimas
-
6b+ ** 2
334 La busqueda fanática
-
7b ** 1
  TOTXOS DE SANT JOAN
  CINGLES DE SANT JOAN
337 Extremadamente Pollo
-
6c+ *** 2
338 Trinco-Trinco
-
6b+ ** 1
339 Joc Brut
-
6b *** 2
340 Empentes i rodolons
-
7a * 1
341 Espill
-
7c+ *** 1
342 Sac de Gemecs
-
7a ** 1
343 Sa i Estalvi
-
7a+ *** 1
344 El Rei dels Bastos
-
7a *** 1
345 Right of Para el Carro
-
6b+ ** 2
346 Hagi Pau 6a+ ** 2
347 Passi-ho-bé
-
7a ** 1
348 Pell de gallina 7a+ *** 1
349 Per fí
-
6c+ ** 1
350 Ara hi corro
-
6b+ * 1
351 Anar de bòlit
-
7a ** 1
352 Route 37
-
6c+ ** 1
353 Pedra de toc
-
7a ** 1
354 Moratona
-
7a+ *** 1
355 Oh benvinguts
-
6c+ ** 1
356 Route 56
-
7b ** 1
357 Route 58
-
7a *** 1
358 Route 59
-
6c+ ** 1
359 La Sap Llarga
-
6a+ 2
360 Ni Fa, ni Fum
-
6b 2
  ROCA DE LES HORES
362 Route 2
-
6c  
363 Route 3
-
6c+ ** 1
364 Esmolabec
-
6b ** 7
365 Don Vito
-
6b 3
366 Tot al mes
-
6a+ 3
367 Mai al mes
-
6a+ 8
368 Mohave
-
7a+  
369 Mal de ojo 7b *** 1
370 Xulu verdures 7b *** 1
371 Cap de ruc
-
7b+  
372 Dr. Tricornio
-
7b+  
373 Joaquin er nesio
-
6b 1
374 Gra de cul
-
6c+  
375 El nene
-
6a+ 3
376 Insert coin
-
6a 2
377 A rajatanga
-
5c  
378 Jose Mític
-
6a+ 1
379 Número set
-
5a 1
380 El guiño del ojo
-
7c+  
381 L'espigat
-
7c+  
382 El cunyat
-
8a  
383 Tabernícola
-
7c  
384 Gargamel
-
7c *** 1
385 Punt de Cobardia
-
7b+ *** 2
386 Masaker cuco masaker
-
7b *** 2
387 Mal de Ventre
-
7a *** 12
388 I ha pas de putes
-
7a+ ** 7
389 La baraka
-
6c *** 6
390 Simbiosi
-
6b+ ** 9
391 Porca Miseria
-
7a *** 7
392 El lledoner 6b 7
393 Bestia de gla
-
6b 7
394 El gust és meu
-
6c 1
395 La rossa golosa
-
6b ** 5
396 Pell de gallina
-
7a+ *** 1
397 Que no se te vaya la pinza
-
6c+ *** 4
398 No em toquis els collons amb els noms
-
7a  
  EL CAMELL
400 Eyaculación precoz
-
6c * 1
401 Esperó de la muerte
-
7a+ ** 1
402 Reincidencia de ancianos
-
6c * 1
  ERMITA DE LA MARE DE DEU DE MONTSANT
404 Scala-Dei (L1) 7b+  
405 - Route 20 L1
-
6a ** 2
406 Sortpresa 6c 3
407 Psico-trek 6c ** 1
408 Ideal Standard
-
6c * 4
409 Hakuna Matata 6b 13
410 Sense Pena ni Gloria 6b+ * 1
411 Corda Fluixa 6b+ * 1

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