Pedraforca, Province of Barcelona

Pedraforca is a mountain in the Pre-Pyrenees, located in the comarca of Berguedà. The mountain's rare form, along with the fact that it is not visibly connected to any other adjacent mountains or ridges, has made it one of the most famous and emblematic mountains in the autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain.DescriptionThe mountain has a very peculiar shape, composed of two parallel ridges joined by a neck . The upper ridge, named Pollegó Superior, has an elevation of 2,506.4 m while the secondary peak, el Calderer is 2,496.4 m high. The ridge below, Pollegó Inferior is 2,444.8 m tall, while Enforcadura's highest point lies at 2,356.2 m.LocationLocated within the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, Pedraforca has been declared a Natural Site of National Interest by the Generalitat de Catalunya. The closest villages to Pedraforca are Gósol to the west and Saldes to the east. Pedraforca marks the boundary between the two municipalities, as well as between the provinces of Barcelona and Lleida.SignificancePedraforca is, along with the mountains of Montserrat and Canigó, one of the emblematic mountains of Catalonia. This fame has made Pedraforca a popular destination for hikers and rock climbers, as well as being used by the comarca of Berguedà in its coat of arms.
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  • I'd had it for a couple of years, and it was amazing! We went up the neck of the Verdet, and it was pretty hard! But it was worth it! We caught a very good day, because it wasn't very hot, and not much wind either. The views from above are wonderful! The descent, although we didn't do it through the middle of the jar, I ended up almost on the ground a few times. You have to be very careful, but you really enjoy the final part of the jar! 'll! ⛰️
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  • Already on the way you can see El Pedraforca. Do not climb, but from the Mirador de Gresolet I could enjoy the magic of this mountain with its two peaks immersed in a large green valley. To be able to appreciate it in all its magnitude you have to stop and look calmly, picture the picture of the view in 3D, both to the mountain and to all its environment of an intense green. Hearing the silence in that vastness makes the magic in the soul by realizing how small we are. Tourists are mostly local and I have come from far away, as I am fortunate to have a friend who has shown me the places where he treks.
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  • Great views from the top. I would give it 5 stars but we found the climb up much more challenging than expected. We took the harder route up and I would suggest you only do this if you are experienced climber/scrambler. One route is much more treacherous than the other and is more physically demanding. Do your research before you start the climb.
  • Great views, and as challenging as you want
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