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30 noviembre 2021

Where to Climb in Spain? 5 places in Aragon where to go climbing

We are going to show you one of the best places in Spain to climb: Aragon

Due to the large number of climbing sites in Spain, we have decided to present only the major sites in Aragon

Climbing in Rodellar

 

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Una publicación compartida de Daila Ojeda (@dailaojeda)


Rodellar is a hamlet famous for climbing in the Sierra de Guara (the Mecca of Canyoning in Europe) with over 300 routes from 5a to 9b.

The best times to climb in Rodellar are : September to June (with the possibility of climbing in the summer, playing with the sun)

GETTING THERE

Rodellar lies km 60 NE of Huesca in Northern Spain, close to the French border. From Barcelona drive west along the A2 to Lerid, from here take the N40 to Monzon, Barbastro and then Rodellar (270km).

THE CLIMBING

Mainly stamina climbing on steep, powerful routes.

Total number of routes: 200 4: 4 5: 6 6a: 24 6b: 17 6c: 24 7a: 31 7b: 37 7c: 27 8a: 25 8b +: 5

FOOD AND ACCOMODATION

Campsite with bungalows at Rodellar.

Climbing at Mallos de Riglos

The Mallos de Riglos climbing site is a cliff of about 300 m with sport climbing routes (from 4b to 7c) of several lengths and adventure pitches.

The best periods to climb in Riglos are : September to December and March to June

GETTING THERE

Flying to Barcelona and renting a car will get you here in 3-3.5 hours.

The train from Zaragoza will get you here too. Once in Riglos, you don’t need the car. Approaches are 5-30 minutes.

FOOD AND ACCOMODATION
some camping is available. Staying in your van seems to be tolerated in the two large parking lots. Rooms are available in town.

Long route climbing in Ordesa

Ordesa climbing

The Ordesa cliff, located at an altitude of 2000 m, offers magnificent multi-pitch routes. A climbing spot in the Tozal de Mallo (+ 100 routes from 5c to 7a).
Ordesa ascent of the Misoginos and Edelweiss routes

GETTING THERE

Torla is about 250 km (150 mi) north west of Barcelona “as the crow flys” and 300 km (180 mi.) by road, most of it “interstate-type” highway. From Barcelonia you basically want to get to Lleida (you’ll pass very close to Monserrat) , then go northwest to Barbastro, then north on route A-138, then west on A-160 and the side road north to Torla. The roads around and out of Barcelonia are toll roads, so be sure to have some Euros with you.  My recollection is that from the airport to the end of the tolls was about 12 to 20 Euros. Very expensive on a “dollar per mile” basis, but there are lots of tunnels.

Escalade à Peña Montañesa

Peña Montanyesa Wikipedia

Peña Montañesa is one of the most famous and characteristic mountains in the Aragonese Pyrenees. It is 2295 metres high, which makes it visible from practically the whole province of Huesca due to its location in the south of the Pyrenees mountain range. Its imposing size welcomes travellers who enter the Sobrarbe region.

Climbing cliff of Peña Montañesa ( 2295 m ) for a climbing adventure located in Aragon in the Cinca Valley.

 

Albarracin

Ready for final move Arrastradero Albarracín
Photographer: Mikael Uponen

Albarracín, also known as the “Spanish Fontainebleau”, is a sandstone bouldering paradise. Situated close to Teruel, in the middle of Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, it is easily reachable from many airports.

The season can stretch all from September to May. Summer might be too warm but it’s still possible to climb early/late and in shady valleys.

GETTING THERE

Albarracin is located circa 270 km to the east of Madrid. From the capital take the A2 towards Zaragoza, then continue along the N-211. At El Pobo de Duenas turn right and continue to Albarracin. Alternatively, from Madrid take the A40 east to the beautiful town of Cuenca and after having stopped off (and climbed) there continue along the CM2105 for Albarracin. Alternatively, fly to Saragozza or Valencia and reach Teruel, the beautiful town 40km from Albarracin. From here continue n towards Gea de Albaraccin-Sierra de Albarracin.

THE CLIMBING

The climbing is often very physical even if there are the odd tricky mantle finishes and problems that require a delicate tough.

FOOD AND ACCOMODATION

Camping “Ciudad de Albarracin” offers comfortable bungalows for 4 people. Wild camping is strictly prohibited at Albarracin

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