17 Down Under:
17 DOWN UNDER. "A celebration of moderate grade climbing in Victoria". 184 pages. 285 images. Father & son team, Steve & John Morris, embark on a journey to climb and photograph 50 of the best rock climbs in Victoria, grade 17 & under. Inc bookmark $50.00
Going to visit my brother in London some time this year and considering a week or two on the way for climbing. It's much easier to convince my wife to go climbing on scenic islands with great food and mild weather than it is to convince her to climb at places that are.... well... in the UK.
So which is better; Sardinia, Kalymnos or Corsica? Kalymnos seems to be the mediterranean crag of choice at the moment, which means a good scene but crowds. Sardinia might be a bit quieter, but maybe less qulaity routes? Corsica is possibly more adventurous? I gather there are serious mountain routes there?
Anyone been to two or three of these and have a strong preference?
Corsica was fantastic. We were there in the middle of Euro summer when almost everywhere in the mediteranean that anyone knows about is bloody awful, the beaches were quieter than a summer day at Bridgewater, we had crags to ourself (easy access sport crags!), great steep featured bolted granite, some limestone, big mountain routes varying from well bolted or plenty of trad gear to scary slabby nonsense, you pick what you prefer! The weather was perfect up in the mountains (which is most of corsica, it goes from beaches and granite outcrops straight to mtns), the sea was bath temperature, the mountains rivers perfect refreshing but bearable temp. I loved it. We only had a week and I wished we had 3. We stayed around Corte, which is a bit of a centre for the climbing, but there is another hub further south around the col de bavella.