Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Sun, Sea and Snow...

A couple of weeks ago we got back from our second trip to Sardinia this year. This time we travelled round the island a bit more and visited some pretty cool crags...and beaches! The first place we went was Icily, a place we climbed at in August. This is a really good crag with loads of steep, hard routes but unfortunately it was really hot and so not much went down. Neill managed a pretty tough 7b (originally 7c!) which I almost got...need to train on those steeper walls more!

Oh and we also got chased by killer guard dogs for going too near the sheep...hence the sticks.

After climbing at Icily for a couple of days, we headed over to the East coast to probably the most popular climbing area, Cala Ganone. We finally arrived after 5 hours on the most bendy roads in the world! It was nice passing through all the wee places on the way though...
The coolest place was definitely the Sopramonte... we stopped for a "salad" and got an absolute feast!
We visited a few crags at Cala Ganone and had a few beach days too. I even managed a 7c at a slightly less steep crag.

Me absolutely cheesing

Cala Luna...amazing beach




Our last few days were spent avoiding the rain at a couple of new crags. We went back out to Domusnovas and climbed a really horribly polished 7a  before sacking it and looking at some 9as and bs...

When we got back from Sardinia, I decided to buy some winter kit (which was well expensive!). After spending so much money, I was going to force my self to like it ! We went up to the Cairngorms today to test out my new gear but unfortunately the conditions weren't very good. We walked into Coire an-t Sneachda and had a little mess around on the ice at the bottom before traversing up and round towards Cairngorm and back down to the ski centre.