Opening the shutters this morning we were greeted with thick clouds, persistent drizzle and a howling wind – that’s what you get for staying on top of a mountain I guess – unfortunately, the forecast for the whole island was 100% rain 😦
We ended up heading to Torre d’en Beu – more in hope than expectation, but you know what they say about time spent in reconnaissance… This is a real seaside venue, and being on the south coast is at least as far from the mountains as you can get.
Against all probability it was dry when we arrived (though that didn’t last long) and we decided on a YECTOYD – the outstanding Germany 6a+, plastered in great crimpy flakes and crozzly footholds, it felt surprisingly secure despite the dampness and gale!
We enjoyed it so much that we decide to bag another couple of easier adjacent 5+s despite the increasing persistence of the precipitation…
Definitely worth coming back for, as there are some great looking tougher lines further along the crag that might benefit from slightly more clement weather.
So there you go – 15 days climbing (or rather some climbing on 15 days…) on 14 different crags, all but 4 of them new to us. Quite surprised to find so much new stuff to do here, and still a few more spots to visit (and many to revisit). We’ve been blessed (?) with phenomenal weather, every day bar the last one in the low 20s. Plenty of shady crags to choose from (more if you can drag yourself out of bed a bit earlier than we generally managed!) We’ll be back!