Sport climbing in Margalef guidebook

by Mark on February 12, 2018

70-February-Margalef-Sport-Climbing-GuidebookMargalef is the second largest climbing area in the Sierra de Prades Mountains (also known as the Costa Daurada climbing area) that are close to the towns of Reus and Tarragona in southern Catalunya.

The type of rock found at Margalef is conglomerate, and the style of climbing is all about pockets, with an abundance of mono, two finger and three finger pockets.  The majority of the routes are vertical or slightly overhanging, but there are also slabs, impressive bulges, and incredible roofs.  There are over 1,400 sport routes at Margalef spread evenly across the grades, ranging from F4 to F9b+.

The Montsant River runs through the middle of a valley forming a narrow steep gorge, where the village of Margalef is located.  With crags on both sides of the river it is possible to climb throughout the year in either in the sun or shade.  About 80% of the routes are 20m long, that means you can get away with a shorter rope and less quickdraws than most other European destinations – less weight for the plane!  However these routes can still pack a punch as they are often athletic and the conglomerate rock requires good footwork.

The sport climbing in Margalef guidebook is very comprehensive and the most up to date guidebook for the area.  All the routes are shown on colour photo topos, along with the route length and the number of bolts.  This guidebook is in Catalan, Spanish and English text throughout, and is packed with loads of useful information for the visiting climber.

Buy the sport climbing in Margalef guidebook for only £32.95 plus P&P.

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Rock Climbs in Annecy Guidebook

by Mark on January 3, 2018

69-January-AnnecyClimb Europe wishes all of our customers a happy New Year.  January is always a good month to plan your holidays and adventures for the year ahead.

The French Alps is always a popular climbing destination, with most climbers heading for Chamonix.  For those who wish to escape the crowds of Chamonix but still experience multi-pitch routes in the Alps, then Lake Annecy is a good option, especially as a new guidebook has recently been published.

The Rock Climbs in Annecy Guidebook describes a selection of the best multi-pitch routes around Lake Annecy, located to the south of Geneva.  The guidebook describes 25 areas and 195 multi-pitch routes on the magnificent limestone cliffs in this area, all within an hour’s drive of Annecy.  The routes described are across a wide range of grades, up to F7a, and are generally well bolted.

All the routes are shown on colour photo topos, and the guidebook is in English and French text throughout.  There is detailed information enabling you to get to the start of your chosen route, and more importantly the appropriate descent information.

Buy the Rock around the Rock Climbs in Annecy Guidebook for only £32.95 plus P&P.

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Rock around the World Guidebook

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Portugal Rock Climbing Guidebook

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New Tarragona Climbs Guidebook

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North Wales Bouldering Guidebook

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Slovenia Sport Climbing Guidebook

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Finale Ligure Sport Climbing Guidebook

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The white limestone cliffs of Finale Ligure offer diverse, fantastic sport climbing of great quality and character. The rock climbing is situated in a succession of valleys in the hills behind the town of Finale Ligure with the crags emerging from wild and deep green vegetation. The main climbing style found at Finale is on […]

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Climb Tafraout: Moroccan Anti-Atlas Rock Climbing Guidebook

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Morocco’s Anti-Atlas mountains are a paradise of adventurous traditional climbing, where winter sun, stunning scenery and an enchanting culture, combine to create one of the world’s most exciting climbing destinations. The climbing is based around the town of Tafraout (Tafraoute) in southern Morocco.  It has everything from single pitch cragging, to brilliant mountainous multi-pitch adventures, […]

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Muzzerone Rock Climbing Guidebook

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Muzzerone is one of the best places for sea cliff climbing in the Mediterranean. This position by the sea, and the unspoilt nature in which the crags are found, make this a great place for a climbing holiday. The climbing is on excellent limestone rock with edges and pockets that is characterised by pillars of […]

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