Paul James, MIC - - Winter and Rock Climbing Conditions

Thursday, 27 November 2014

November 2014, Sicily - Rock Climbing

San Vito sea cliffs.
We have recently been on a sports climbing holiday to Sicily. The weather was blue skies and warm, mid 20s, for the most. Lots a quality climbing on the North of the Island, we mainly climbed at San Vito sea cliffs and Monte Pellegrino in Palermo. Routes were well bolted and on a good featured limestone, loads to go at 5th and 7th grade, way more in the 6th with fewer in 8th grade. It was also very quiet, only 2 days out of the 6 that we shared the crag with another team. All in all I would recommend Sicily for a climbing trip in November or December and will most probably return in the near future.

San Vito.
San Vito.

San Vito.
Monte Pellegrino.
Mondello, Palermo.
Mount Etna, steaming.

Monday, 24 November 2014

September 2014, Alps, Italy and Switzerland - Alpine and Rock Climbing

Photos from a successful 3 weeks climbing in the alps. Mainly Italy and Switzerland, some alpine climbing and some rock climbing.

Aosta Valley Fort.
Dent du Geant.
More Dent du Geant.
Englehorner Rockaneering.
Mont Blanc from Dent du Geant,
Jorasse from Dent du Geant.
Gran Paradiso Summit Mandonna.
North Face of Gran Paradiso.
Grimsel Pass granite rock climbing.
Gervasutti Couloir, Tour Ronde.
Grande Jorasse.
Mont Blanc and Chamonix Aguilles.
Peuterey Ridge, Mont Blanc.
Swiss rocky ridge action.