Siurana is one of the most popular Spanish sport climbing destinations. It is home to ‘La Rambla’, one of the most famous 9a+ routes in the world, as well as a multitude of quality lines across the whole grade range.
Situated in the stunning Sierra de Prades mountains, Siurana is less than an hour’s drive from other very important climbing areas such as Margalef, Montsant, La Mussara and Arboli.
The crags are situated in between the tiny, picturesque hamlet of Siurana and its larger neighbour, t village of Cornudella de Montsant. There are approximately thirty climbing sectors with over 1200 routes, most of them of superb quality. There is still potential from many new lines and a few are bolted every year.
Siurana is a great destination for climbing mid to hard sevens but grades range from fives to nines, which makes it a good destination for groups of different climbing levels.
A typical Siurana route would be about thirty meters of technical, fingery climbing on orange limestone. Amazing views over the beautiful valley are part of the experience.
Thanks to its location, Cornudella has recently become a 'climbing village'. Many Spanish, Catalan and foreign climbers have recently started to settle down here. The bakery is a convenient meeting point, the centre of the local life and a great place to hang out whilst you decide on the day’s tick list. There is also a decent climbing shop in the village.
Cornudella has quite a good bus connection to the nearest city of Reus. By car, it takes only half an hour to get to Reus, and about two hours to get to Barcelona. Both Barcelona and Reus are served by international airports with frequent low-cost flights.
The best time to visit Sierra de Prades is from spring to autumn. In winter it might rain or snow, and at these times the proximity of other climbing areas can offer a useful alternative. From late spring to early autumn it can get too hot for climbing on small ledges and crimps typical of Siurana, but you can always find some shaded sectors to hide from the sun.
There are various apartments for rent, as well as rooms in the refuge in the town centre. If you are travelling on a budget or enjoy staying outdoors, there is a good campsite run by climbers very close to the Siurana. There are also many other campsites and refuges scattered around Sierra de Prades: in Ulldemolins, Margalef, La Mussara as well.
To make the most of your trip a car is useful for getting to and from Cornudella although most crags are within walking distance from the Siurana campsite.
Remember that climbing with Rockbusters, you don't have to worry about transport or accommodation. We'll pick you up from the airport and everything will be organised to maximise your climbing. If you'd like to visit Siurana with us, please check the current trips calendar (SEE AVAILABILITY ABOVE).
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