/ leida - options if it rains

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colin struthers - on 31 Dec 2013
I'm heading out to Leida on 1 Jan. Forecast is a bit iffy. I've been twice before and got the impression that the wet weather options are limited unless you can climb hideously hard on the very steepest crags.

If it craps out I'm going to be looking for somewhere with a sheltered aspect or capping roof and routes in the 6a-7a range. Don't mind even a fairly long drive if it gets me to somewhere reliable for the day. I'm staying in Vilanova de Meia.

Any suggestions please?
Pete O'Donovan - on 31 Dec 2013
In reply to colin struthers:

Hi Colin,

I don't think the forecast is overly pessimistic for the next few days ó Saturday aside you shouldn't get more than the odd shower.

Unfortunately though, you're basically correct in stating that the majority of Lleida crags on which it's possible to climb in the rain only feature routes from the mid 7's upwards.

Off the top of my head the only stay-dry 6's I can think of are the short climbs in the Disblia caves in Sant LlorenÁ de Montgai, which are quite pleasant though nothing special.

On the other hand, there are plenty of crags which dry out very quickly in the area around where you're staying: La Pauta, Cubells, AlÚs de Balaguer, Abella de la Conca, etc., etc. Vilanova de Meiŗ itself also comes into this category.

Morgan Woods - on 31 Dec 2013
In reply to Pete O'Donovan:

Margalef might be an ok option if it is light rain. It has a few 6a-7a ish routes that are fairly steep.
Steve Crowe - on 31 Dec 2013
In reply to colin struthers:

You could go to the big cave for a look and/or do some routes at the Football Pitch Crag:
flaneur - on 31 Dec 2013
In reply to colin struthers:

The cave at La Selva: http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=15632

Condo Umbilical and it's neighbours should stay dry.
colin struthers - on 01 Jan 2014
In reply to flaneur:

Arrived this pm, staying at Casa Cirera in Vilanova which I would definitely recommend.

Forecast has improved and Saturday looks like the only day we'll get rain, when I think we'll head to La Selvas, Camarasa which looks ace

Many thanks for the suggestions

nicolas durand - on 05 Jan 2014
In reply to colin struthers:

I climbed today in abella de la conca, yesterday in futbolin dt linya which stays dry during rain dependent on the wind direction, bruixes terradets the day before, cubelles the day before. All dry dispite huge fog/drizzle in the tremp/isona area for the last few days.

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