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Cthulhu on 23 Apr 2013
OK, people, help me out.

Needs to be:

Cheap to get to/stay in
Have lots of interesting walking and easy scrambling
Have interesting and easy climbing (sport 5's, trad VDiff/Sev kind of range)
Be warm at this time of year
Have other, non-climbing things to do

Not asking much, I know, but...
Trangia - on 23 Apr 2013
In reply to Cthulhu:

Spain or South of France
Trangia - on 23 Apr 2013
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Those include Majorca and Corsica.

Huge choices in both countries
Cthulhu on 23 Apr 2013
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Thanks. That also encompasses areas that are as hard as nails, and containing little more than the climbing itself!

I was looking for rather more targeted advice! :o)

Darron - on 23 Apr 2013
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Ok then - Costa Blanca

Tall Clare - on 23 Apr 2013
In reply to Cthulhu:

Have a look at the Spanish Pyrenees - I think the Ariege on the other side would also fit the bill but I haven't been there.
Trangia - on 23 Apr 2013
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Costa Blanca, Murcia, Granada, Majorca for starters

There is such a wide choice that you really need to read up the guide books (for walking and climbing) in conjuction with travel books for leisure. Where are you based? If you are near London I suggest you spend a few hours in Stamfords browsing through their books and maps.

It's always a bit overwhelming at first, but only you know what combination of facilities are going to suit you and that will involve time consuming research. Once you've narrowed it down a bit is the time to ask UKCers for specific advice.

Hope that helps.

In reply to Cthulhu:

> Cheap to get to/stay in

I think that might depend rather on where you are now?

But how about West Coast of Sweden. Vast amount of crags, many in or close to Gothenburg. Lots of cheap flights to there. Wild camping is possible, and whilst it's not "warm" if that means 25, i won't be really cold either. Everyone speaks English too which can be helpful. :)
Cthulhu on 23 Apr 2013
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Hmm sounds interesting! I haven't been there before which is always a bonus!

Tall Clare - on 23 Apr 2013
In reply to Cthulhu:

We found lots of low grade sport crags and a lot of interesting towns and villages. Good campsites too!
Cthulhu on 23 Apr 2013
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Good point! I'm in London.
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That sounds really tempting. Idyllic in fact!

Cthulhu on 23 Apr 2013
In reply to Tall Clare:

Awesome, will pick your brains further after consulting maps, etc.
The Ivanator - on 23 Apr 2013
In reply to Cthulhu: You need to add to your criteria:
* Free of Narwhals.

...and Costa Blanca is a good shout.
beardy mike - on 23 Apr 2013
In reply to Cthulhu: Arco.
The Ivanator - on 23 Apr 2013
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Re. Sweden - remember Apres Climb drinks will ouch expensive in Scandanavia, if you go for that kind of thing!
stevieb - on 23 Apr 2013
In reply to Cthulhu:
Cornwall?
deepstar - on 23 Apr 2013
In reply to Cthulhu: I`ve just had a very enjoyable week in Malta,great weather,an interesting variety of climbing.The islands are small enough that you can see most of them in a week tailoring your venues to the type of climbing that you want to do,there are also a fantastic amount of historic sites to visit from Neolithic to WW2,see my photos,Martin

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