Publications > Miniguides > Montgrony
Authors: Mark Glaister and Chris Craggs
Published: January 2006 (version 2.00)

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Produced in 2006 and not updated since. Some of the information is likely to be out of date.

If you are into limestone tufa climbing, and are searching for a good cheap holiday venue, then look no further than Montgrony in Catalunya, north-eastern Spain. Suspended high above the small village of Gombren, in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees, Montgrony offers some of the best single pitch tufa-sport-climbs anywhere, plus an attractive Upper Tier with some easier routes. Montgrony itself is a small sanctuary for religious retreat and the chapel and associated accommodation are built into the cliffs around which the main climbing crags are located.
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 Monserrat or the superb crags of the Costa Daurada. For teams climbing in the 7th and 8th grade then the supply of fantastic lines will be unlikely to outstrip demand. However you should ensure that you arrive in good shape since the routes are long and sustained and will rapidly show up an lack of fitness.

Montgrony Routes up to 4+ 5 to 6a+ 6b to 7a 7a+ up
89 3 10 28 48

The information supplied in this mini-guide is intended as an introduction to the area and is by no means comprehensive, although it is likely that there is enough information for a first visit. The crag makes a useful addition to those travelling to the Coast Daurada which is covered by the ROCKFAX print guidebook.
Version 2 includes new photo-topos of most of the main area, plus extensive coverage of the Upper Tier with its easier routes.

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