/ Easy Sport Climbing destination
Needs to be affordable and not too hot with lots of well bolted sport single pitch routesin the F4 - F6 grade range.
Any ideas and recommendations would be appreciated.
Would the kids like Portland?
Alternatively, Dentelles and Orgon are both good at lower grades, and you will be able to climb out of the sun at both, don't know if they will have enough routes for you but take a look
How about Malta and Gozo..we've just published a new sport climbjng guidebook and theres plenty of routes in that range.
I've been to San Vito and really enjoyed it, not a lot of shade if it's hot that time of year and also not that many easy routes for groups. Would love to go back myself...
Portland's a Plan B, but I'm sure they all want to go abroad. Will do a search for Dentelles and Orgon...
Have been following developments in Malta via Stevie Haston's blog, but I'm sure it will be roasting in May.
Thanks to everyone for their suggestions so far, please keep them coming.
What about the ardeche?
Cala Magraner in Mallorca. Great climbing from 3 upwards. Lovely swimming too, tho that may create its own problems/opportunities
Buis les Barronnies would be good and you'd be close enough to the Dentelles too. lots of routes on the crags close to town have been re-graded to make them more user friendly :-)
There's also a new via feratta with a beginners parcours.
Email me if you need more info,
Lots of good stuff at around those grades in Burgundy, around Beaune. There is a Jingo Wobbly guide to the area.
Lots of different crags so can always find shade if its hot. Accommodation can be expensive but very good campsites at Santenay and Mersault. ( Also good for collecting top notch wine !!)
Have climbed at Burgundy a few times and was studying the Jingo guide last night definitely worth considering...
Again have climbed and trekked in Majorca with groups, just thinking that May will be a bit hot?
Look for various sport crags around baska / krk here on ukc, lots of stuff 4-6 and no polish at all.
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