Costa Daurada

The Costa Daurada is Catalonya?s gold coast and is home not only to a kind winter climate but also to a wealth of superb sport climbing located in a dramatic and diverse setting. The climbing experience is second to none and many of the areas covered in this guide are as good as you can find anywhere for the travelling climber, whether it be days of mileage on grade 5s and 6s, or high quality 7s and 8s. A variety of accommodation is available close to the climbing, ranging from apartments, villas and campsites down on the coast to more rural venues up in the hills, away from the beaches. If you have enjoyed the holiday climbing atmosphere on the Costa Blanca you will be in for an equally good time on the Costa Daurada. The weather during the autumn, winter and spring seasons is usually good for climbing and the vast majority of the crags have a sunny southerly aspect. The altitude of many crags is from 500m to 1000m, which means that air temperatures are cooler than on the coast but when the sun is out (which is most of the time) then it is warm. The altitude also means that climbing is a comfortable experience in the early autumn or late spring.

Routes

1024 sport routes (3+...9a)
50 of the Best Routes top50
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents


Crag (click for details) No. of Routes Grade Range Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other Page
La Mussara
La Mussara TV is one of the most important crags in the region. The line of...
261
-^^^
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Level

15 mins

Sheltered
37
Mont-ral
Although Mont-ral does not contain the same number of major routes as its near...
63
-^^-
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

10 mins

  72
Arboli
The crags near the charming village of Arboli are not as well known as those of...
89
-^^^
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

10 mins

  84
Siurana - Valley
The Siurana Valley Crags have some brilliant routes that are often overlooked...
50
_-^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and Down

10 mins

Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
100
Siurana - Village
Most first experiences of Siurana will be had on the array of sectors located...
145
_^^^
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Downhill

15 mins

Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
108
Montsant
Looking to the west from El Falco, Arboli or Siurana the unmistakable mountain...
28
__^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

35 mins

  126
Vilanova - Camping
Easy access and many quality short but action packed pitches characterise the...
91
-^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

5 mins

  132
Vilanova - Out of Town
The Out of Town Crags are beautifully located to the west of Vilanova de Prades...
48
---^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

5 mins

Dry in the Rain
Restricted Access
139
La Riba
The impressive boulder-choked valley that restrains the river Brugent for much...
69
-^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

8 mins

  144
Cogullons
Located at 1000m, and approached by a long and rough drive up from the valley...
98
-^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and Down

30 mins

  156
Margalef
Margalef is a pleasant little area to the west of the other crags covered in...
82
-^^-
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

2 mins

Sheltered
168
  • Latest Comments

    For Costa Daurada

    Montse (La Mussara)
    "there are now other 2 possible 2nd pitch ruotes.. we did one direct up which fel..." 30/May

    Ivan Tres Potes (Margalef)
    "Awesome route and my first 7b outdoors! Plus it was a flash with the draws in. B..." 24/Dec

    Espantaocells (La Mussara)
    "The route has been re-equipped and it keeps the same grade. The belay to Xell h..." 31/Mar top50

    Haber pedido muerte (Arboli)
    "If you use a 70m rope, weigh 70kg (154lb) and unclip all quickdraws you get 1.5m..." 25/Oct top50

    Arpo (Vilanova - Camping)
    "Nice route but terrible anchor placement. This route should have its own anchor..." 19/Apr

    Pa ella y pa los guiris (Arboli)
    "A definitive boulder-problem-in-the-sky." 10/Dec top50

    Pa d'agla (Arboli)
    "Seems ok for 7b if you like crimps. Did it in cold conditions so maybe that make..." 02/Dec

    Remena nena (Siurana - Valley)
    "Great route!! Has been downgraded to 7a in the new local guide, I would have to ..." 23/Oct top50

    Espero primavera (Siurana - Valley)
    "Superb position, a must do route. Did it in 2 pitches, would agree the second pi..." 06/Jul top50

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