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Refugi de la Morera de Montsant

Your climbing home in Montsant, just minutes from Margalef and Siurana

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Overview

Welcome to Refugi de La Morera de Montsant, a cozy hostel located in the beautiful village of Priorat, at the foot of the Serra de Montsant - a global climbing hotspot. With over 6,000 routes - and the crags of Margalef and Siurana - just a few minutes’ drive away, the Refugi is the perfect basecamp for avid climbers looking to make the most of the area's world-class quality rock. The hostel is based in the village's old town hall, which was converted in 2018 to accommodate the many hikers and climbers visiting the area. You will find 7 rooms, wi-fi, a restaurant service offering delicious traditional dishes, and a large municipal swimming pool nearby. Everything is taken care of - all you have to worry about is where to climb! For rest days, the Priorat region is renowned for its wines, oils and culture, and the coast is located less than an hour away.

Local Hosts

Meet your host in Montsant

Joan Olive

Joan Olive

Joan is a climbing guide and the manager of the hostel, and was part of the first group of climbers to have developed the region’s incredible potential in 1985. He even bolted and made the FA of the first 7b and 7c in Siurana, so is the perfect person to go to for advice on the crags, routes, and anything else.

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Climbing Nearby

Montsant Sur (La Morera de Montsant)

Montsant Sur (La Morera de Montsant)

Montsant Sur is the closest crag to the hostel, with certain sectors accessible by foot. On this 10km-long limestone cliff you’ll find approximately 500 sport routes up to 8c, and 150 mixed multi-pitch climbs. The climbing style is similar to nearby Margalef (minus any of the polish): pocket pulling on conglomerate rock, with mostly vertical to overhanging routes. There’s also a via ferrata for ‘rest’ days.
Siurana

Siurana

One of the most famous climbing areas in the world, Siurana, is located just 16km from the hostel! While this area has a reputation for hard, technical routes with a lot of crimps, there’s still plenty to try even if you are not climbing in the 7th, 8th or 9th grades. You’ll find over 2,000 sport routes from 3 to 9b+ on incredible quality limestone rock, navigating crimps, tufas and the occasional sloper, and offering incredible views from both belay and anchors. There’s even a small bouldering sector and a red sandstone sport climbing sector.
Margalef

Margalef

Every winter, the sleepy village of Margalef (located 41 km away from the hostel) comes alive with the hustle and bustle of climbers. Head to some of the harder sectors during this time and you’ll more likely than not spot a famous climber (or two) making the most of the over 2,000 routes of world-class sport climbing. Margalef is renowned for technical climbing on pockets, but you’ll find a surprising amount of variety, good range of grades, and incredible views from many of the crags.
Arbolí

Arbolí

Located just 22km from the Refugio, Arbolí boasts climbing of a practically identical style to Siurana (technical and crimpy sport routes) - but without any of the crowds. Here you can find 400 top-quality routes up to 8a+, beautiful scenery, and quiet crags (mostly without polish :) ) Bouldering fans: bring a crash pad, as the area is home to 100+ quality limestone boulders too.
La Mussara

La Mussara

La Mussara is the place to head if you’re looking for sport climbing with a view. The climbing sectors are located at the top of a steep hill overlooking the Mediterranean (about 30km from the Refugio), with approximately 550 sport routes and multi-pitches from 5 to 7c. Expect technical routes, around 25m long, on quality limestone.
Villanova de Prades

Villanova de Prades

Situated about 30km from the hostel, Villanova de Prades is well worth a visit for the quality of the climbing alone. You’ll find 400 technical routes up to 8b on conglomerate rock with a limestone layer. The climbing is mostly on crimps or pockets, with vertical to overhanging walls.
Plus more!!!

Plus more!!!

We’ve given you a taster of what the region has to offer, but there are many more crags with quality routes located at similar distances from the hostel (e.g. Els Cogullons, La iIba, Costellfollit (granite), El Penitent, Rojals, Cabaces, Montral…) You’ll also find various bouldering areas, with a total of over 2,000 problems - Joan is happy to advise you on how to make the most of your time.

CERTIFIED CLIMBING HOUSE

REFUGI LA MORERA DE MONTSANT

Refugi la Morera de Montsant is a Mapo Tapo Certified Climbing House. Find out more about our certification standards at the 'How it Works' page here

CERTIFIED CLIMBING HOUSE

Rooms

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Rooms 1, 2 and 3

Rooms 1, 2 and 3

4 people (bunkbeds). Shared bathroom

Room 4

Room 4

6 people (bunkbeds). Shared bathroom

Room 5

Room 5

8 people (in bunkbeds). Shared bathroom.

Room 6

Room 6

2 people - double bed. Shared bathroom.

Room 7

Room 7

6 people (bunkbeds). Private bathroom

Amenities

Amenities

Wi-fi

Breakfast and dinner (mandatory half-board)

Terrace with incredible views

Blankets

Elevator

Share bathrooms

Accessible building

Shared living-dining room

Work room

Topos + crag info

Public swimming pool (June - Sept)

Climbing guide services (inquire for prices)

Cultural guide (inquire for prices)

Wine and oil tasting (inquire for prices)

Prices

Room Prices and Extras

Rooms

Half board (14-21)
$45.11/night
Half board (over 21)
$49.83/night
Half board + picnic (14 - 21)
$60.84/night
Half board + picnic (over 21)
$65.49/night

Extras

Sheets and pillow cases
12€

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Refugi de la Morera de Montsant

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