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seeking climbing buddy in Europe
5:10:07 AM
Hi Chockstone!
Long time lurker, first time poster here.

I've been travelling Europe doing a lot of touristy things and intended on climbing with a friend based in Germany. He recently received a job offer he couldn't refuse so he's confined to the city and has little chance of getting out. I'm also fairly stunted due to my Aussie probationary license making it impossible to hire a car.

I was wondering if there is anyone over here in Europe that's keen on a sportclimbing buddy who has some spare draws and rope to bring into the mix. I'm usually climbing around the grade 22 mark and I'm pretty keen to push myself to climb harder and have as much fun as possible.

I'll be available in mid September til early October.

Thanks for stopping by here for a read, I hope i hear back from someone.
7:19:31 AM
Hi Mike,
I can offer you to climb with us in Germany/northern France.
Can introduce you to some friends to climb with, cause IŽll be in the Blue Mountains/Australia from the 26.9.
7:40:46 AM
Where in Germany are you?
Join the DAV - then meet climbers through that + get insurance!
There is always someone at a German Crag on the weekend - with a population of 80mil+ & not much climbing in the north; there's bound to be a climber nearby..

September isn't exactly peak season, but the following crags are easily accessible by public transport:
Paklenica in Croatia (Fly to Zadar & get a bus to Stari Grad) - good campspots, by the sea, lots of climbers all the time. My favourite crag in Europe.
Lake Bohinj in Slovenia - get a bus from Lublijana & hang out with the guy who runs the climbing shop & wrote the guidebook.
Chamonix - train & camp; muck around at Le Gaillands - always a dozen people there - or learn to mountaineer :)
You could try Spain, I've only been to Mont Serrat in November - but we did that by public transport no worries. The campsite has guidebooks and usually a few climbers about.
We drove to Orpierre - so can't say how easy it is without a car - but it's totally the place to meet other climbers and stroll to the crag & duck back for a pizza at lunchtime.

Hope that helps some...
7:42:19 AM
Thanks Frauke! Didn't expect to get a reply this quickly.
I'll contact you through your email address to get further details.
7:44:15 AM
Useful info Martym! thanks a load.

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