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.
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).