/ European sport climbing in the winter months

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1poundSOCKS - on 12 Apr 2012
Hi,

I'm trying to work out how to get a lot of climbing in when the winter arrives. Currently thinking about getting a camper van and heading for somewhere in the south of Spain, which I believe is mostly sport climbing.

Don't really have much more of a plan but it would be good to know some good areas, easy access, lots of routes in 6a - 7a range, where the campsites are open, good for meeting up with other climbers (I'll be on my own). I suppose good bouldering would be a bonus, and some trad climbing would be a huge bonus.

Thanks,

Mathew.
Sam Mayfield - on 12 Apr 2012
In reply to 1poundSOCKS:

Hi Mathew

I will be on the look out for more "oranges" for next season. Have 2 booked already but more hand make light work!

Check out our webpage, I am asking 2 hours a day next year instead of 1.5 as before...

http://theorangehouse.co.uk/questions-answered/working-at-the-orange-house

Sam Orange House
1poundSOCKS - on 12 Apr 2012
In reply to Sam Mayfield: Thanks Sam. No firm plans yet but I'll definitely check it out. Was thinking January/February time would be best at the moment, but what's the weather like then?
Morgan Woods - on 12 Apr 2012
In reply to 1poundSOCKS:

El chorro is a pretty good winter option. If you are going by van then it would be worth checking out Costa Blanca. In my experience winter sunshine in Chorro means shorts and t-shirt while in CB you might want to add a light top. Both of them sure as hell beat the UK in Jan/Feb.
1poundSOCKS - on 12 Apr 2012
In reply to Morgan Woods: Anything that means my hands and feet don't go numb is an improvement over the UK in winter. :)
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Sam Mayfield - on 14 Apr 2012
In reply to 1poundSOCKS:

Jan and Feb can be great, can be crap, certainly better than the UK!

Morgan I think if you check the sats Costa Blanca has better weather than El Chorro. Its higher than us and has the Atlantic fronts to deal with.

Sam Orange

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