Long Weekend Breaks / Gorges of Northwest Catalunya
Beautiful scenery and sensational climbing in the wild Northwest...
The Classic Gorges of Northwest Catalunya offer the perfect receipe for a long weekend break. Just a couple of hours drive from Barcelona and nestled on the side of a beautiful canyon Abella de la Conca is perfectly located to explore the superb and varied climbing sectors of the Catalan pre-Pyrenees.
The surroundings boast routes to suit all tastes: more than a 1000 single pitch sports routes (from continental grade F3 to F9b+); over 500 multi-pitch routes spanning all ranges of ability; and scores of big wall challenges up to half a kilometre high for specialists in traditional and aid techniques. Add to this the refreshingly mild and sunny climate of the startlingly beautiful Montsec (Dry Mountains) and you have the recipe for the perfect climbing trip.
With all that it has to offer and only a long weekend to explore you’ll be well supported by our intimate knowledge of crags, access, seasonal variations and weather conditions. Each day we’ll take you to a spectacular spot and point you in the directions of the classics of the area. Whether you want to push your grade on a stunning sports line, hang out with the vultures on a high perch in a world class multi-pitch route or have a relaxing, rejuvenating days climbing next to a beautiful river the area has it all.
More information on some of the crags can be found on our Classic Gorges week long holiday page and the Lleida Climbs 2 guide gives you a great taster of the variety of climbing on our doorstep.
And if you just want a chilled out weekend away from it all the Abella Eco-Refugi accommodates you well. From the wood fired sauna to the beautiful and tranquil swimming pools hidden in at the bottom of the valley, you can spend a whole weekend climbing and chilling without even leaving the village.
Our long weekends are not instruction courses and you need to be an independent climber able to top rope and belay safely and have your own climbing insurance to participate.
More information about our long weekend breaks.