Cavallers, located in the Vall de Boí, is one of the most extensive and popular granite-climbing areas in the Catalan Pyrenees. The climbing here is highly varied, with compact adhesion plates, fissures, overhangs, dihedrons and different types of climbing, ranging from block zones and numerous sports-climbing sectors to long routes.
Popularity of the zone
This is a very popular sector due to its location at the entrance to the Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici National Park and because it is the one which has the most routes at one specific place. It is a zone for all tastes, which is very popular during the summer months. This is a place of great beauty, which has only been modified by the Cavallers dam.
There are several car parks before reaching the Cavallers dam. It is possible to park, but not to make overnight stays.
Vantage points and emblematic locations
The Cavallers dam is located at the entrance to the Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. The Vall de Boí has 8 Romanesque-style churches and 1 hermitage, which form part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its attractions of cultural interest include the festival of the falles (burning torches), which is celebrated in 10 villages in L’Alta Ribagorça and has been recognised by UNESCO as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Chris’s ties with the zone
Anyone who has visited the Cavallers dam will have been captivated by the surrounding landscape and the multiple possibilities that it offers. Chris recommends visiting this destination at any time of the year, as it is a sector with many routes with different orientations.
Conjunt Romànic de la Vall de Boí