Jan 09 11

New Year on the Costa Blanca proved to be much warmer than the UK. After a stressful incident at the airport with ropes – 2 out of 3 allowed through as hand luggage, the other refused resulting in an excess baggage charge of £80 [be warned] – we arrived at Benidorm caravan site, 3500+ vans. :eek:


Monday we went to Marin via a wet Toix West, lots of slab climbing.

Tuesday saw us head north to meet expat AMC member Dave at Aventador. More slabs but steeper.

New Year’s eve we joined the hordes at Toix West. New Year’s day up to Echo 1 for Via Esther; 4 pitches of trad no bolts!

Friday saw us at Sella, probably the Costa Blanca’s most popular venue, followed by dinner at Molli 2 [under new management?]. Rain stopped play on Saturday, though no one seemed to care probably due to sore fingers and toes! Sunday was an early flight home to a very cold UK brrrrrrrr!

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