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uber screwed - need some road trip advice

Postby Cookie Addict » Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:19 am

I have a buddy that flew into Germany yesterday for a nine day vertical rock climbing trip. The first time he has been to Europe. we had plans for the Frankenjura, the Bernese Alps and a mix of stuff along the byways to France. It looks like the weather has shut us down and it is going to rain or snow all week in these places. I need some advice on dry routes and good rock. Willing to drive to Italy, Denmark, GB, Sweden, France, Spain, Liechtenstein, where ever!!! If anyone has a line on a dry crag (anything with more than one route and a UIAA grade below 8+) for the 24th of September and for the next seven days, please let me know.

THANKS!
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Yeah, GB it never rains.

Postby Nigel Lewis » Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:08 am

You could try Britain. It's usually dry here (between 1500 and 2100 hrs, most Thursdays during June. Apart from that, it pisses down nearly all the time. We can only tell what season it is from the temperature of the rain!!)

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Re: uber screwed - need some road trip advice

Postby Sebastian Hamm » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:20 am

Cookie Addict wrote:I have a buddy that flew into Germany yesterday for a nine day vertical rock climbing trip. The first time he has been to Europe. we had plans for the Frankenjura, the Bernese Alps and a mix of stuff along the byways to France. It looks like the weather has shut us down and it is going to rain or snow all week in these places. I need some advice on dry routes and good rock. Willing to drive to Italy, Denmark, GB, Sweden, France, Spain, Liechtenstein, where ever!!! If anyone has a line on a dry crag (anything with more than one route and a UIAA grade below 8+) for the 24th of September and for the next seven days, please let me know.

THANKS!


The dryest area should be the Provence or Calanque in France, there´s a lot to climb e.g. Gorges du Verdon

http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/150927/gorges-du-verdon.html

http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/150256/les-calanques.html

http://www.summitpost.org/area/range/152262/provence-ranges.html

Ask member Myzantrope for more informations.
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Re: Yeah, GB it never rains.

Postby Cookie Addict » Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:06 pm

Thanks for the England/Wales tip. I like watching the rain and sitting in the hot tub while the drops splash about, but I am not a huge fan of gear placed in wet gritstone.
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Re: uber screwed - need some road trip advice

Postby Cookie Addict » Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:12 pm

[quote="Sebastian Hamm"]
The dryest area should be the Provence or Calanque in France, there´s a lot to climb e.g. Gorges du Verdon

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Sebastian,

Thanks for the advice. Looked at the info on SP and it looks great. Will climb in S. Germany Monday while the sun is still shinning and move onto France on Tuesday. Will post a trip report. I owe you a beer or two, please let me know if you are ever headed to Hamburg.

Cheers!
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Re: uber screwed - need some road trip advice

Postby Sebastian Hamm » Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:26 pm

Cookie Addict wrote: I owe you a beer or two, please let me know if you are ever headed to Hamburg.

Cheers!
Matt


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