/ European sport destination for late Sep/Oct
High 6s/low 7s
Some variety would be nice
I'm going on my own so needs to be easy to find belay partners
Somewhere I can rent a cheap room
I speak Spanish if that helps
Being able to cycle to the crags would be great.
I'm thinking Costa Blanca or somewhere Northern Spain or Kalymnos but need more data.
I would recommend Siurana in Spain.
High 6s/low 7s: plenty of everything
I'm going on my own so needs to be easy to find belay partners: This is very much dependent on how you can talk to people...Siurana is mekka of climbing, so there is always somebody to climb with if you can arrange it:)
Somewhere I can rent a cheap room: campsite very close to rocks. Search for cheap room by yourself
Cycling: Rocks are closed however if you wann go further you will have to cycle not far, but up&down...good warmup though:)
Also I reckon Siurana/Margalef (would be a good cycle commute between the two) or Rodellar or Kalymnos or Geyibyeiri in Turkey. The last two are really centralised around the climbing so would be much easier to meet climbing partners but I have never had a problem in Spain getting partners either.
The Orangehouse on the Costa Blanca would tick the following
> variety - single pitch sport to 10 pitch trad
> easy to find belay partners
> Somewhere I can rent a cheap room
Catalunya or Kalymnos is pretty much nailed on to suit your tastes.
Kalymnos is sometimes packed then though. And a lot of the crags are southish facing, meaning early starts and early finishes (2pm mostly). Though, there are now some very good north facing places tho. It is also very holiday-esk. Lots of people, good food, good weather, plenty of bars. You dont need a car either, but its more expensive to get to.
If you want to have a more holiday orientated trip, go to kalymnos. If your more interested in just climbing (especially if you like big multipitch) and don't mind driving about, go to catalunya.
Eitherway, you will no doubt find some of the best limestone routes you have ever seen.
Thanks for the responses everyone - really helpful. Still umming and arring.
Anybody recommend anywhere in France?
The prime time to do hard routes in the Frankenjura!
I am considering going to Siurana in early October for 2-3 weeks so if you are keen we could probably meet up.
Planning on staying at the local camp ground, seems to be reasonable priced.
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