Looking for a winter destination for a week or so. Mixed ability group, with my youngest son at 6a/b level, myself at 7c/8a and the other son in between.
Looked at El Chorro, but was a bit put off by the longer walking to the best sectors, given that my wife suffers from rheumatism and long walks will leave her stranded the day after.
I admit, short walks and mixed abilities do limit the destinations.
Anyone know Villanueva del Rosario and it’s two neighbours? Besides known for their super long 9a/b routes, the topo has enough routes at the 6a to 7a level for a week or so. Are these lower grade routes any good? Or just polished ,loose rock or distant bolts?
No idea about the area you are enquiring about, however Geyikbayiri would meet your requirements really well!
Thanks, that’s another one on the list. It’s just the COVID situation in Turkey. If it gets any worse my employer won’t let me come to work, unless I take a week self quarantine. Spain is a safer bet.
We had a day trip to Villanueva del Rosario as a break from chorro a few years ago. It's an impressive crag, and we went on a very chilly day (it doesn't get much sun!) so probably didn't make the most of the easier routes. I suspect there isn't a week's worth across your whole grade range, but it's very worthwhile for a few days. It's certainly not roadside but I don't remember the walk-in being too grim.
There's a bunch of beta and pics here plus a link to a free online topo:
If you search around the posts from that trip, you'll find a few other spots which might eek out a week's worth.
Enjoy! Cheers, Dom
Thanks, the link was really useful.
After a group discussion, we decided to go to Sardinia instead (Cala Gonone or Ogliastra/Baunei region).