Mountain Journeys

Rock climbing progression course: Costa Blanca

Escaping the city for a weekend of adventure is now a well established activity and rightly so. Friends Joe, Seth, Hanan, and Matt were doing just that, coming over to the Costa Blanca from busy London lives. 

I'd been out with Joe a few times previously, and knew he'd be looking for challenging climbs of an adventurous nature. We had just the itinerary.
Day 1 - this was a fairly gentle introduction to sport climbing on Limestone. We covered multi-pitch skills and abseiling as well as plenty time climbing and enjoying the rock of Toix crag near Calpe.

Day 2 - BIG day out! Today we headed over to the Morro Falqui crags to climb the brilliant Sonjannika sea cliff route. 6 pitches of climbing heaven, on super sharp rock that will have fingers tingling for hours / days afterwards. I teamed up with Matt & Hanan and we set off first. Joe led up next, with Kate & Seth cruising up behind, these 3 were hot on our heels the whole time. This proved to be the perfect route for this team, with everyone feeling fully challenged and pretty shattered afterwards, result.

Day 3 - with tired muscles and aching fingers we opted for a chilled out day of single pitch cragging at Murla in the Jalon valley. Hanan, Seth, and Matt all led their first outdoor routes today and take away with them the skills to continue to do this safely on sport crags anywhere. Taking the scenic drive via Col de Rates to Alicante airport brought this action packed long weekend to a close. Four satisfied & tired climbers headed back to London, until next time.....

Big thanks to Kate for all her help with this, and to Joe, Seth, Matt, and Hanan. Hope to see you all again before too long.

​Mark

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