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lithos on 08 Dec 2012
off next w/e for a weeks playng in sun. a day or 2 of climbing, bit of walking bit of VF

anyone got any details, guides for sale, extra info, reccomendations, porbbaly wont be taking trad gear (weight limits) ?

found a few websites but info seems a bit dispersed around various websites.

cheers

Rob
Ross Remnant on 11 Dec 2012
In reply to lithos:

I went out there for a week in March this year and got some great climbing in.
We had this guide book
http://www.climb-europe.com/RockClimbingShop/Gran-Canary-Sport-Climbing-Guidebook.html
, don't think I can get it to you before you leave.
Not sure what is around on the web.

We climbed at lots of different crags, and they were all well bolted, so we didn't find any need for a trad rack.
My favorite crag was Sorrueda, with lots of good routes in the low 6's
Tamadaba, is a beautiful spot, great for walking, with the best views we found on the island.

The main road on the east of the island is quick, but the interior roads are a lot slower, so it can take a while to get around.

If you fancy some cycling, we hired bikes from http://www.free-motion.net
They hire out really nice bikes, that are well looked after.

Hope that helps,

Ross
lithos on 12 Dec 2012
In reply to Ross Remnant:

Heh Ross (fancy seeing you here check my profile)

cheers for that will check that out :-)
Liam M - on 12 Dec 2012
In reply to Ross Remnant:
> (In reply to lithos)
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> Tamadaba, is a beautiful spot, great for walking, with the best views we found on the island.

I agree with this. The area around Artenara is spectacular (and has great views over to Teide), and fairly quiet. Unless you're in San Nicholas though it does take a while to get to. The area around Pico de la Nieves and Roque Nublo is a fair bit busier, but slightly more accessible. Though if you head more than about 20mins inland from the big tourist centres you'll invariably find quiet remote feeling barrancos to wander around.

> If you fancy some cycling, we hired bikes from http://www.free-motion.net
> They hire out really nice bikes, that are well looked after.
>

These are very good, though because we've found them less arsey in the past, we now largely use Happy Biking. They just seem more friendly. They also are one of the few places that stock one of the only good maps of the island for cycling and walking.

lithos on 12 Dec 2012
In reply to Ross Remnant:

shame coud have done it via juggler mail and leeds convention

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