An unsettled forecast led to much deliberation over guidebooks, Google Maps and various weather apps. Throwing all the data into the melting pot we ended up with a Plan A to head out of the mountains towards the coast to this crag near La Bisbal de Penedes, deep in Catalunya wine territory. The clincher was the name of the sector – Placa del Sol.
This turned out to be a fine looking isolated buttress high on the hillside with about 20 routes from IV to 7a – something for everyone, and even the promised sunshine!
We certainly surprised the bunch of half a dozen locals who were enjoying the peace and tranquility of this out of the way spot – I can’t imagine it often sees a dozen Brits rocking up. Space at the base of the crag was at a premium.
Back at the ranch, the teams that had stayed locally at Siurana and Villanova de Prades reported no interruption in play due to rain and a fistful of routes (commendably without too much smugness!) Then we settled down for a team paella and a beer.