Wednesday, 15 April 2009


Clouds rolling in 

The thought of an Easter break in Siurana in Spain was too good to miss. Climbing in the warmth of Spring sunshine on great limestone. Yippee!

Sunny, well not so much. 

Rain, buckets of the stuff.

Seeping rock, overflowing rivers, minor land slides. We had it all, and that was only in the first few days.

Misty, misty


The above photo is an actual photo of the mist over Siurana valley. Crags what crags!

Found them!

There was some climbing to be had under the roofs at the Village crags, but only a 15m traverse along the bottom. It kept us amused for a wee while and at least we were sort of climbing.

Look we can stay dry here

We did get some climbing done between down pours but had to use alternative means to keep ourselves amused. So we walked on some of the many trails, skimmed stones in the river and played with our rental car.

Seat Ibiza with the big 2 person boot

Andrea skimming stones

Blue sky. Go, go go.

The sun did come out at times and it was great, but by then most of our crew had bailed and gone home and psyche was kind of low. That said I climbed quite well and was pleased that I managed to lead a 7a route called Malvasia at sector El Duc near Arboli. I did not manage to climb it in one push but only had two shots, so hopefully next time.

Less zoom or longer arms required.

All photographs by Caroline Harvey

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