Toni Arbones

Alpinist,Rock CLimber
Date of Birth
The Age of starting climb
With Kailas since
King of First Ascents-Opened most of the best routes, up to 8b+ in difficulty, in Siurana, Spain

When Toni Arbones arrived in Suirana, there were only rocks and no paths. There were just 40 climbing routes, but he was deeply captivated by the texture and colors of the rocks. He felt like he had reached his dreamland. Every day, he climbed without keeping track of time and even ate flowers when he got hungry.

Gradually, he started developing new routes and establishing camping sites. Now, within a 10-minute walk in Suirana, there are 1,600 routes available. If you venture further, there are even more routes to explore. Suirana has become a renowned global climbing hub, attracting thousands of climbers every year.

He also searched for climbing destinations worldwide. A few years ago, he came to China and established routes there. People who saw his developed routes said, "TONI, your routes are amazing. You should come and develop this treasure land in China." TONI replied, "Why not?" As a result, in 2012 and 2013, Toni became the leader of Kalechishiyan's exploration team in China. Over the years, Toni has developed climbing routes in nine provinces of China, including Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing, Chongqing, Sichuan, Guangxi, and Guizhou.

What is your favorite aspect of climbing?

I like the process to discover, see, dreaming and open a new route, start try the movements and send.

If is possible...for me this process is art, I do because I like but also for the others climbers also can climb, appreciate and share.

What’s your most memorable climbing experience?

Every day have a good moment, but I remember always to give me hand to me partner after send a route like a good moment of me live

What’s else you would like to share with Kailas Friends?

When you climb motivate you always learn something


  • Siurana Get Reggae 6c, Mandragora 7b, Kleptomania 7c, Mr Checky 8b+, and hundreds of others
  • Montsant More than twenty routes, including classics such as Planet Umu 8a, Canaleta 8a+, Hydrophobia 8b+
  • Venezuela Mundo Perdido 7b+ trad, 500 meters
  • ChileClandestino 7c+ at 4000 meters, and 400 meters in length
  • Morocco Jamiro, 7a+ trad, 640 meter, Xucram 7c, sport, 400m
  • Madagascar Vazam Tap Tap, 8a+ sport, 650 meters