Best Easter Climbing Locations
With Easter just around the corner, here are some of EpicTV's top getaway destenations for the long weekend.
Why: Simply a boulderer’s paradise. Sandy areas such as Trois Pignons and Bas Curvier provide problems for every climber and ability.
Type of Climbing: Bouldering
Difficulty: There are many, many climbs, on a huge variety of boulders. From beginners slabs to super hard 8C classics, Font has it all.
Accommodation: You can rent a ‘Gîte’ (self catering accommodation), grab a hotel, or chose a cheap campsite. There are three main campsites in the area and a few smaller options. The prices are very reasonable, and some allow you to light fires.
Where: Kalymnos, Greece
Why: Warm, but not too hot, Easter is arguably the best window of the year to go. Even better, Easter in Kalymnos is a big deal. Festivals, celebrations and the lobbing of explosives (dynamite) is truly a great combination. Couple this with some top notch sport routes, Kalymnos has a lot to keep you busy for the Easter holidays.
Type of Climbing: Sport climbing
Difficulty: There is so much climbing here that you will be spoilt for choice. Kalymnos is a fantastic place to try pushing your grade, as the variety of climbs means you can pick one to suit your style.
Accomodation: Masouri, Armeos, and Myrties are all good villages for accessibility to crags, and they have plenty of hotels.
Why: A world-renowned area in the north west of Italy, with pleasant weather during Easter. It has white sandy beaches, a pretty town, and many awesome limestone cliffs. You will be spoilt for choice of routes.
Type of Climbing: Sport
Difficulty: Hosting mainly single pitche, Finale requires more technical, advanced climbing. Not a place for complete beginners, as most crags start at 6a and quickly jump up in difficulty.
Accommodation: Whether roughing it, or going deluxe, there is a wide range of camping and hotel options in and around the town.
Why: Some of the best deep water soloing on the planet!
Type of Climbing: Loads of deep water soloing as well as sport climbing and multi-pitch options.
Difficulty: Open to all, depending on whether you head east or west. East offers more deep water soloing, but head west to explore what’s on offer in the Tramuntana mountains, if you want to push yourself.
Accommodation: You can always find a good deal on a villa in Mallorca.