Helen and I had visited this ‘off the beaten track’ crag a few weeks ago – with only a dozen routes, it wouldn’t have suited the whole team, but with a good spread of grades, fine quality, no polish and a sunny aspect promised we managed to rally a lure of cars full away from glorious weather in Finestrat.
As we turned off the motorway towards Pego (the crag is also known as Pego 2), the sunshine had been replaced by grey clouds and for once my ‘good weather’ genie had let me down 😦 To make matters worse, there were already a couple of teams on the crag… I hadn’t counted on anyone else being at the crag and there were now more climbers than routes! Territorial feathers were briefly ruffled…
However, all was soon resolved and we got on with the important business of enjoying the great climbing and sharing the banter.
We returned to Base to hear reports of glorious weather from teams at Abdet, Gandia and Font d’Axia. Award for ‘route of the day’ went to Liam and Jim for their big mountain day on Espolon Central on Puig Campana.
Big appetites had been worked up everywhere, and there were anxious moments as some team members questioned the wisdom of putting Cec in charge of sourcing Pizza – but he came up trumps with some excellent thin n crispies! I always knew he would!
Some sizeable thirsts had also been established…
…must be all that washing up!