Siurana Rock Climbing Guidebook

by Mark on December 7, 2018

Siurana Rock Climbing Guidebook

Siurana Rock Climbing Guidebook

Siurana is located in the Sierra de Prades Mountains to the south of Barcelona.  This tiny village is situated above a beautiful canyon with stunning limestone crags in all directions.  Its position, charm and high standard quality routes make this area one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in Europe.

The style of the climbing found at Siurana features small, sharp crimps and side pulls on vertical or gently overhanging rock.  There are also plenty of pockets, as well as some incredible tufas.  The series of steep orange and grey limestone walls, slabs and overhangs produce routes that are sustained and therefore required lots of stamina.

The different sectors face East, South and West, so it is possible to climb all day long, changing sectors and chasing the sun or the shade.  The climbing area is very compact so it is common to climb in more than 1 sector during the day.  The best time of the year to climb at Siurana is from October to April.

The new Siurana rock climbing guidebook details over 1,750 routes across 70 different sectors.  There is a wide range of grades from easy F4’s right up to F9b.  All the routes are illustrated on full colour topos and the guidebook is written in Spanish and English text throughout.

Buy the new Siurana rock climbing guidebook for £27.95 plus P&P.

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Ceuse Rock Climbing Guidebook

by Mark on November 12, 2018

Ceuse Rock Climbing Guidebook

Ceuse Rock Climbing Guidebook

Ceuse is located near Gap in the south of France.  It is situated in a stunning location, perched on top of the hill and viewed for miles around.  Beautiful blue and orange limestone rock, outstanding lines, perfectly formed pockets and a long heritage all contribute to Ceuse being regarded as the best sport climbing crag in the world.

Ceuse certainly has an outstanding range of routes, and a style of climbing that is different to many other crags in the south of France.  The style of climbing at Ceuse is all about pockets on blue and orange streaked limestone rock.  The routes are long, steep, and sustained requiring plenty of stamina that range from overhanging jug feasts to steep technical walls.  The crag is well bolted but for many of the routes these are spaced, particularly in the 2nd half of the route.

Despite the steepness of the crag, there is a wide variety of routes at Ceuse from F5s all the way to F9a.  Ceuse is famous for its list of superb routes from F7a to F7c, though the quality of the routes outside this grade range is also exceptional.  There are many sectors that also offer a good range of routes between F6a and F6c, along with some routes in the F5s.  Ceuse can still be considered at the cutting edge of hard sport climbing with many routes in the F8s as well as a number of routes graded at F9a.

A new definitive Ceuse rock climbing guidebook has just been published that describes over 600 routes. The crag is shaped like a bowl, with sectors facing east, south and west so that it is always possible to find the sun or shade.  The best time to climb at Ceuse is from late spring through to the autumn, and with cheap flights from Grenoble, Nimes, Marseille and Turin airports via several low cost airlines, now is the time to book that climbing holiday to Ceuse!

Buy the Ceuse rock climbing guidebook for £26.95 plus P&P.

Find out more about rock climbing in Ceuse.

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