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gravy - on 08 Jan 2019

Is it too cold or wet for Siurana in February?

1poundSOCKS - on 08 Jan 2019
In reply to gravy:

> Is it too cold or wet for Siurana in February?

The earliest I've been is mid Feb. Sometimes it can be very cold, and you can get some heavy snow. But you also get some perfect days.

It might depend on what you class as too cold? You can normally find average temps/precipitation online.

gravy - on 08 Jan 2019

Hmmm, if it is too cold in Siurana where would you go (assuming you were in the area)?

1poundSOCKS - on 08 Jan 2019
In reply to gravy:

> Hmmm, if it is too cold in Siurana where would you go (assuming you were in the area)?

Siurana seems to be colder than Margalef, maybe because it's higher and generally more exposed. But there's a lot of crags in the area I've not been to.

dominic o - on 08 Jan 2019
In reply to gravy:

We were there last year in the first week in March https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2018/03/03/siurana-grau-dels-masets-sunrock-2018-day-1/ and had great weather, but had a fairly grim week in late November a couple of years ago https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2014/11/24/siurana/ so I'd guess it could go either way.

If you are still flexible and want more reliable weather I'd suggest Costa Blanca, https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2017/02/ or Costa del Sol and Portugal https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2018/02/ - we've spent the last couple of Februaries here and climbed in t-shirts nearly every day for the whole month.

If you are committed to the Tarragona / Sierra de Prades area then Arboli https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2018/03/08/arboli-sector-el-falco/ and Margalef https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2018/03/05/margalef-el-cami-de-lermita/ are both significantly warmer than Siurana, and it's also worth checking out the crags nearer the coast / Barcelona to dodge specific weather systems. Eg Sansuies https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2018/03/04/sansuies-placa-del-sol-and-showers/

Download a few weather apps and gather all the guidebooks and online resources you can muster, and with a bit of creativity you'll almost always find somewhere to climb. Enjoy! 

Fakey Rocks - on 10 Jan 2019
In reply to dominic o:

Would it be too cold for a tent on the campsite at that time too , early or mid, maybe late Feb?! Guessing the answer will be yes, but you could get lucky...

1poundSOCKS - on 10 Jan 2019
In reply to Fakey Rocks:

> Would it be too cold for a tent on the campsite at that time too , early or mid, maybe late Feb?!

I've camped from mid Feb and it was about -4 at night, okay with a warm bag and thermals. It can dump a lot of snow, which did collapse a lot of tents one year I was there in my van.

Fakey Rocks - on 12 Jan 2019
In reply to gravy:

If it's too cold or wet then Sayonara to Siurana ;)

Post edited at 17:13
Chris Craggs - on 12 Jan 2019
In reply to gravy:

One February we stopped in the wooden huts at Vilanova de Prades, one night was so cold the fountain in the village square froze solid!

Chris

dominic o - on 12 Jan 2019
In reply to Fakey Rocks:

Yup,  you might get lucky - otherwise the refugio is worth checking out and (a bit further away) the wooden houses at Xalet de Prades are highly recommended 

gravy - on 14 Jan 2019

On this note does anyone know what happened to the Siurana Refugio? I can't find it! I know it had some problems a few years ago but I thought these had been resolved...


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