/ the rain in spain falls mainly on... me!
Does anyone have any info as to where is close by that remains pretty much sheltered and is pretty close by?
Sorry can't answer your question, but you have the best thread title for a little while!
Hope you have a good trip anyway.
No help I'm afraid but we were out there in early March and it rained every day. Not what we were planning at all..
Yeah, what a pain in the arse! cant help the weather obviously, but it is sun sun sun everyday before we arrive, and then on the day; boom, rain for the next week. Doesnt help that I've been looking at pictures of glorious sun soaked ascents on the net for the last 4 weeks to get amped for it!
That's pretty awful luck.
In general, the late winter/early spring weather hasn't been anything to shout about in Catalunya compared to some of the years I've been here, but all that changed a couple of weeks ago and since then it's been wall-to-wall sunshine — actually hot enough to send people scurrying at times.
You don't specify the dates of your forthcoming trip, but looking at the local forecast from this Thursday onwards, covering the first half of next week, presumably you're arriving this weekend?
As you've already booked accommodation near Montserrat, the (generally) drier western side of Catalunya is unfortunately out the equation unless you're prepared to add a 3-4 hour round-trip drive to your day.
The only positive advice I can give is to look to the southern aspect of Montserrat rather than the northern. Many of the sectors on that side are lower-lying, sunnier (obviously) and therefore much quicker to dry out.
cheers Pete, thats some really good advice. Spotted some nice routes on those southern aspects but had disregarded them in favour of some of the routes higher up. Hopefully something will be dry enough for a climb or two!
Yeah we arrive on thursday actually! bringing the weather with us is the appropriate cliche I believe.
There are several low lying quick drying crags in the Barca MiniGuide.
Generally they aren't top quality crags, but them might give you the chance to get something done.
Have a good trip
However, booked onto new flights and accom for next week where the weather looks a whole lot better! Amped again!
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