1) Go later in the year - no bird ban and thre will hopefully be more climbers about,
2) Don't expect to find food at 10pm on a Saturday
3) There is a toll barrier to get in and out of the monastery area but it is opened in the evening
4) Learn Spanish! Will make life generally easier especially when reading the guidebook
5)Find routes with "parabolts" much better for your confidence than "clavos y spits"
6) Take more QDs...12 QDs is not enough when the book says 15
7) Take less trad gear...most of the placements we found were fairly superficial
and for anyone thinking of going remember to take a helmet!
Point number 6 should surely be learn to read?? If the guidebook says 15 draws what on earth made you take just 12!?!?
Camping was free for us as we slept in a layby/picnic area and food was a bit of an issues for the first day or so. What was it like back then? Must have been really adventorus, our trip certinaly seemed to be!
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