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Maria Bechaalani - on 14 Apr 2013
Looking for suggestions/advice on an October destination for a group of varying grades. So far the short list is Kalymnos, Mallorca and Croatia. Tenerife off the list as we climb there in winter months. Reviews/suggestions please!
matiamallia - on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to Maria Bechaalani: It's Kalymnos for me but I have not been to the other places. http://climbkalymnos.com/
Great variety of grades and styles on sound limestone, swimming , north face festival ,good food , cheap accomodation and so much more
1poundSOCKS - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Maria Bechaalani: Yosemite.
john arran - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Maria Bechaalani:

October is often the best month of the year for cragging in Ariège and there's immense variety of grades, rock types, multi-pitch, mountain/valley, sun/shade, etc. all in a very compact area. New Rockfax too.
seankenny - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Maria Bechaalani:

South of France. Font. Catalunya.

Zillions really, depends what you want to do I guess.
Rog Wilko on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Maria Bechaalani: Kaly is great in October, but everyone knows so I hear that in recent years it is getting seriously busy! I would add to John A's recommendations other parts of Southern France which are possibly at their most welcoming in October. In particular, the Cote d'Azur area and Provence.
We (Lancs C&CC) have recently had a trip to Provence staying in Malaucene where there are many crags within half an hour drive (some less) with PLENTY of really good routes in the 4 & 5 grades as well as unlimited harder routes. Mostly, polished holds aren't a huge problem. I can recommend a fabulous gite complex near Malaucene where you can rent different sized gites to suit your needs. Very good spot, and not expensive in the off-season. We would definitely return to the area and the accommodation. If you look in my logbook you will get details of the crags we visited.
ripper - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Maria Bechaalani:
all of the above, also costa blanca, sardinia, sicily - pretty much anywhere in southern europe/mediterranean I would have thought?
dunnyg - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Maria Bechaalani: Moab
seankenny - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to ripper:

The thing is, Costa Blanca is cheap and easy, but doesn't really have that much else going for it. The region is a riot of uncontrolled urban sprawl, ugly and built up, and the climbing is good but not often great.

I await Chris Craggs' reply with interest ;)
Rog Wilko on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to seankenny:
> (In reply to ripper)
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> The region is a riot of uncontrolled urban sprawl, ugly and built up, and the climbing is good but not often great.
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I share this view. The ambience of south of France is much better (though Cote d'Azur is a bit overdeveloped).

Maria Bechaalani - on 20 Apr 2013
In reply to 1poundSOCKS: one day!!
Maria Bechaalani - on 20 Apr 2013
In reply to john arran: Thanks John, really enjoyed it last year, you're on the list!
Maria Bechaalani - on 20 Apr 2013
In reply to seankenny: Me too! Looking wet for October though, I'll watch this space...!
Maria Bechaalani - on 20 Apr 2013
In reply to Rog Wilko: Great! Thanks, I'll get looking :)
john arran - on 20 Apr 2013
In reply to Maria Bechaalani:
> (In reply to john arran) Thanks John, really enjoyed it last year, you're on the list!

Oops! Sorry Maria - I didn't know it was you as I don't think I've ever seen your last name before. Glad you had a good time here anyway.

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In reply to Maria Bechaalani:

Sicily, Sardinia or Corsica. Cote d'Azur, Haute Provence or Languadoc?


Chris

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