Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Winter Hot Rock Part 2: February (Gandia, Spain)

One great thing about climbing in the UK is that it's claimable pretty much all year round. This year has so far been an exception! Jen and I keep the February blues away with a long weekend Gandia, Spain. We were a little unprepared for just how steep the place is(!), but had a great time and got some 7's ticked. Certainly my favourite crag on the Costa Blanca, we'll be back in October, spaces in the Villa, who's joining?!

The Gandia crag is well known for it's steep, burly and sustained routes, generally ranging from 7a-7c. There are plenty of quality routes in the 6's to get in to the swing of things!

Check out my short video which captures the spirit of the harder routes out here....


And some photos....

Jen checks out Pequeno salamontes 5+ - upwards caving!
 In February the locals are out in full force!

Locals Banter: 'Chorro' 'Torro?', no, 'CHorro', 'ToRRo?' no... ahh 'Cho-r-r-o!'

The left-hand edge has some very burly routes, which aren't so high but can be very bouldery.

The strong line of Blaniulus guttalatus 7a / V5(?)
 The right hand edge is home to some brilliant longer power endurance pitches.

Sector Potent and L'os (the elephant)

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