Rocamaura -L’Estartit (Costa Brava)
A really nice place to climb and enjoy the views at the mediterranean sea while climbing is Rocamaura. It’s only a few minutes from the beach. So you can climb in the morning while there is still shade to do so and have a refreshing swim afterwards.
Climbing grades range from V to 7b.
To get there, look for L’Estartit, carrer Montseny in Googlemaps. Drive till the end of carrer Monseny (dead end street) and park there. Then follow the path uphill and to the right (about 5-10 min.)
If you are looking for a place for rock climbing close to Barcelona, by the sea, and that’s accessible by train: Garraf Platja is the place for.
You can get there by train (30 Minutes from Sants Central Station). When you get to the beach in Garraf turn right, walk passed the harbor, turn right again, walk through the tunnel, after the tunnel just follow the dirt road up the hill and there you are.
There are three climbing zones: El Coti (5-6c), El pas de la mala dona (5-8a), and El Balcó del Teixi (5-8a).
Here are a few routes that are recommendable:
EL COTI A
Nocilla Experience (6a), La mataré (6a+), El Pitufo (6a), Chapeau melon et bottes de cuir (6a).
EL PAS DE LA MALA DONA C
Promethea (6b), Arale (7a), Mossa (7b+).
Routes are available in Climb Around (http://climbaround.com/app/).
Cala Magraner – Rock climbing in an idyllic cove
Cala Magraner is a popular sport climbing place in Mallorca. It offers very nice routes and awesome views at the beach. It can get very hot on the crag but luckily the sea is only a stone’s throw away
The difficulty of the routes range from 5 up to 8. The car can be parked beside the street. The walking time from the road to the beach is about 20 minutes.