/ camper van road trip
france and itay. plenty of shadey crags.
A mate of mine went more direct to Ailefroide and worked his way up the west coast of France. We both ended up with fantastic photos.
This year I have nearer 6 weeks and am hoping to reach Slovenia, which is a great place also.
Happy planning. Keep us updated with what you decide!
Orco is also definitely worth experiencing, though doesn't quite live up to the 'Italian Yosemite', though to be fair I don't think anywhere can compare with the valley! Great if you like crack climbing, though with plenty of bolted slabs also. You end up abseiling off most of the routes - lots decent bolted anchors. Also lots of big alpine stuff gained from series of refuges further up the valley. We were there October, so very quiet, with most of hotels & campsites closed, but would be hot & busy in August.
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