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Coming to climb mid-november! Climbing Partners welcome!
Posted October 2nd, 2012 - 6:10 am by from Boulder, United States (Permalink)
Aloha guys! We got 3 Americans here, coming to climb in and around beautiful Barcelona! 2 of us are from Hawai'i and one is from North Carolina! We'll mostly be sport climbing but bouldering is always welcome :) We'll be bringing full gear(rope, draws, shoes, harnesses, chalk, etc..) We're landing in Barcelona 15th, November and we'll be around for at least a month or two...so if you know of any great climbing spots you'd want to recommend...amazing! Or if you just want to come climb with us...even more amazing! :) We're a pretty fun little crew that just loves life and wants to climb ;)

Much Aloha!

Chris

Posted October 17th, 2012 - 7:45 pm by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
Sure! I live in Barcelona. We ca be in contact and will climb together...

Posted October 23rd, 2012 - 8:26 am by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
Hi Chris,

i would be absolutely in for that! Since im relatively new here in BCN, i dont know too much spots yet - but for sure somebody does.
So yeah, see u in November :)

David

Posted October 23rd, 2012 - 8:34 am by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
Hi guys,

I am also in for some climbing trips. I'll be travelling until the 24th of November and leave again by the 15th od December but always looking forward to climb a bit!

Some links:

http://www.kpujo.com/catala/ressenyes/collbato/pagines/base.html => Montserrat is an amazing spot; you MUST go! there are many parts of the mountain where you can climb, this links just shows some part of it.

http://www.ressenya.net/intro/esportiva.htm

I'll contact you when I come back or let me know if you are planning some kind of trip in some point. I have also equipment and I might be able to get a car also.

Salut!

Joan.

Posted October 26th, 2012 - 2:14 am by from Boulder, United States (Permalink)
Fernando, David, and Joan! I'm all in! There are now only going to be 2 of us on the trip and we have all our gear and we'll have a car for a month! Can't wait to climb with all of you in beautiful Espana!! Keep in touch and see you down there mid-November :)

-Chris

Posted November 9th, 2012 - 6:17 pm by from Boulder, United States (Permalink)
Hola gentleman! We'll be there in 6 days and counting!! Can't wait to meet and climb with you guys! Also would you guys recommend a 70 metre rope instead of a 60? Thoughts!

Posted November 13th, 2012 - 8:59 am by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
I would totally go for the 70m one, especially if you have place in your luggage and don't want to be limited by 10m!

There are quite a few routes with 35m more or less that can be done with a 70 m rope.

You will have tones of fun with the 60m also but we know how it works; we are never satisfied, we always want more and espcially of this what we cannot have : )

See you guys!

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Posted November 13th, 2012 - 9:26 am by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
Hi,

The rope depends on your level and the sectors you wanna go to. For the more spectacular sectors, for example in Siurana, you will even need an 80.

Saludos - Georg

Posted November 13th, 2012 - 5:25 pm by from Boulder, United States (Permalink)
Just bought a 70 meter for the trip so I guess Siurana will be out of the question :( But are you guys ready to climb or what?! Also planning on meeting up in Barcelona for the first 4 days to sight see/eat tapas/hang out, if you guys want to join! From the 15th-19th, we shall be in the city!

Posted November 15th, 2012 - 10:07 am by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
Nono, you have loads of routes for the 70 and the region is marvellous, particularly now. I just spent the last weekend there - it's so beautiful in fall, ok, it's always beautiful there :-)
What I meant is that you need a even longer rope for the spectacular routes in the famous sectors, starting with 8a. But there are also enough shorter routes in these grades.

Posted November 17th, 2012 - 11:42 pm by from Boulder, United States (Permalink)
Guys we will be out in Lleida for one week as of this Monday! If anyone has recommendations for crags to climb at, let me know and if you are going to come climbing out there, let us know!

Posted November 19th, 2012 - 10:20 am by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
Hey guys,

I just came back from a climbing-weekend in Lleida and it was great - incredible climbs. I think I can recommend something, but first I'd need to know which grades you are looking for.

Posted November 19th, 2012 - 11:17 am by from Boulder, United States (Permalink)
Nice George! Good to hear about the climbs, that´s all we´ve been hearing! And we can climb pretty much all the 6´s and we can project 7´s! So what would you suggest and also can we pick up the guide book at the local refugio?

Posted November 19th, 2012 - 4:06 pm by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
I'd recommend the book "Lleida climbs".
http://www.lleidaclimbs.com/
It's a selection of sectors of many sites around Lleida. Of course they selected the better stuff ;-) You can get it in most climbing shops. On the webpage there is also an interesting article: http://www.lleidaclimbs.com/p/recommendations-v-to-6c.html

Last weekend I went to Camarasa, to the sector La Pera. The 6cs we did were excellent. Long, technical moves that give you this great feeling of "that was cool". And the situation behind the pinnacle gave us some shelter from the slightly rainy weather.
I've also been to the sector directly at the road, but I didn't like the climbing there so much.

If you go further north, beyond La Pobla de Segur, you get to the gorge of Collegats. Just seeing the gorge is worth the trip, and the rock formations look great to climb. But due to the wet weather we did a multipitch route we stumbled over, but unfortunately this one is not in the guidebook. Take a look: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4367352335015&set=a.1562335091337.2082355.1024119711&type=1&theater

I also did some multipitch routes (the easier ones) in Coll de Nargo and Sant Lorenc de Montgai. Despite the easy grades really interesting and beautiful climbing.
And also the sports routes in both sectors were nice, at least those few I did.
If you want to I can look up the things I did.

Best regards - Georg

Posted November 19th, 2012 - 4:09 pm by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
Forgot Santa Ana: I haven't climbed there, but the Agulles look great, and the article highly recommends them.

Posted November 28th, 2012 - 11:11 pm by from Madrid, Spain (Permalink)
Hey guys,
Just thought I'd give a shout. I'm living in Madrid, but might come around to Barcelona in a week through the 6-9th of Dec. You guys still going to be around? Interested in climbing? I got gear, too if that's an issue.