Costa Blanca climbing
|John rehydrating whilst observing the weather take a turn for the worse|
|Entering the final pitch on the Toix Ridge|
|Top of the climbing..now time for scrambling|
Today our forecast was confirmed and it rained all night and up until about 9am. This was fine as we knew it was to clear and this allowed time to explore to local marina and drink some lovely coffee. After a relaxing morning we climbed the Toix Ridge. It was bloody brilliant. 5 pitches of nice climbing to a fantastic airy ridge that required a wee bit of rope work, especially with the high winds we had.
|I know Spain is meant to be warm but it was very windy!|
|Top of the climbing, scrambing to come|
|Doesnt look bad but it was super windy!|
|Thumbs up, start climbing!|
After this our day wasn't over. We hurried down to the sea cliffs to climb the fantastic Magical Mystery Tour. 5 fantastic pitches above the sea given sport grade 5 and felt like a nice HVS 5a. We made two abseils in, full committed ourselves as we only had 1 60m rope, either a climb out or a swim out would be suffice but fortunately all went to plan. So all in all a great contrasting day, 5 pitches to a summit ridge followed by two abseils and a fantastic multi-pitch sea cliff climb!
|On the sea cliffs...baking temperatures now!|
|This traverse was by far the psychological crux...don't fall here!|