/ Costa Blanca recommendations for this October
Tormo Gros and Paret De La Mola look very worthy of consideration. Did you stay nearby? Cheers
Our group of old/middle age giffers go out every easter. Have stayed in Benidorm the last 4 years and we love it, central for the crags, you can get on the motorway really easily. Cheap appartments, cheap food, eat out every night, just as cheap as cooking and there's the "evening entertainment" that only the dorm can provide, should you want it. The naysayers will say its cheap and tacky - but thats exactly why we go!
Get your car hire off site from the airport, its cheaper and you're not faced with enormous queues to get your hire car. A minibus will collect you and take you a couple of miles out to pick your car up and bring you back.
Loads of sports crags, one of the few we always go back to is Guadalest
as its got lots of great routes in the 5's and 6's. The Penon for multipitch is great but easy routes are polished, echo valley or the Puig are the other obvious choices. Enjoy - we do.
A good place to go is Alcalali in the Jalon valley. There is a good little guide on the <www.rock-topos.com> web site. Lots of stuff in the 4 to 6a range
For Multi-pitch adventure with a remote mountain setting - Leyva is an awesome place and you can get away with camping in the park if your discreet - Carrillo-Cantabella 5+ Carnaval 6a+ (about 3 meters of 6a+ the rest is easy) are brill routes.
Multi-pitch trad - Puig Campana- Espolon Central 4+ (HS) Every pitch is excellent and well protected, start early! Also Diedros Magicos 6a if your felling adventurous - Can Bivi in car park.
Multi- Pitch - Adventurous at Mascarat Gorge with cars whizzing below in an awesome setting - Boulder Terminar 5 + Llobet Bertomeu 5 + and G.E.D.E 6a are all excellent routes
Penon De Ifach - Diedro UBSA 5+ Sustained and excellent, a bit polished but doesn't detract, hard bits are short lived and no extra gear needed as its well bolted
Sierra De Toix - excellent single/multi-pitch routes and soft grading
Marin - Excellent single pitch - Watch out for snakes tho!
Sella - Excellent but busy on weekends
Echo - Excellent but some routes not as well bolted as other sectors
Hope this helps? I persuaded the in-laws to move out there 6 years ago so I get out there a fair bit now - Have a great trip
You've given us things to look at and discuss. Much appreciated.
not sure if you have sorted accommodation yet but Orange House in Finestrat is very busy in Oct already, I think the second week is fully booked with only camping left.
We have free topos on our website, you need to email me for a password but feel free to download and take a look.
We have new accommodation at Sella under construction, that will not be open in Oct more like December, however we have been busy this summer with new routing, trad and Sport routes at all grades.
Thanks Sam. Looks like Dodgy Dave our travel/accomm man will have been in touch with you by now. He is a frequent visitor to Orange House and speaks well of it. Look forward to seeing you.
I did wonder if you were part of the groups already booked.
Don't worry about info about the climbing over here the house will be full of folk who "know it all" lol
See you soon.
Make the effort to drive down to La Panocha. Some good routes on the South Face even though when you first arrive the conglomerate will not fill you with confidence.
Will look into recent suggestions. Lots of passion for some sites. Obviously much to choose from for a five day trip. Many thanks for them.
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