/ October destinations
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.
South of France. Font. Catalunya.
Zillions really, depends what you want to do I guess.
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.
all of the above, also costa blanca, sardinia, sicily - pretty much anywhere in southern europe/mediterranean I would have thought?
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 ;)
> The region is a riot of uncontrolled urban sprawl, ugly and built up, and the climbing is good but not often great.
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.
Sicily, Sardinia or Corsica. Cote d'Azur, Haute Provence or Languadoc?
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