Week eleven – Costa blanca

So our first week here was a little ropey, unfortunately week two wasn’t really much better. After really struggling both climbing and sleeping wise with the sport crags in the area we decided to head to a small bouldering area a bit further south. We’d read online about where to stay and it sounded like…

Week ten – Valencia and Costa Blanca

Climbing for ten weeks in a row is pretty hard, even if you are taking decent rests through that time. So we decided that it was time to have a few days off. So we booked a campsite near Valencia for a few days. We spent the first day just abusing the free WiFi, washing…

Weeks eight and nine – An Albarracin Christmas

This will be our last post about Albarracin, i don’t think we really wanted to leave, but the sub-zero nights and the relentlessly burly climbing has taken its toll, so moving on was the best choice. We’ve already decided to come back for a week or two on our way to Barcelona, so we won’t…

Week six and seven – Albarracin

So it’s been a few weeks since we got round to posting anything, sorry about that. We’ve been climbing a lot since the weather improved.  We’re improving a lot from being out here, and seem to be pushing grades, working really hard, shoulders and skin a getting worked particularly hard here, with top outs being…

Week 4 & 5 – Albarracin

It has come time to move on to our next destination, the orignal plan was to more on to Costa Blanca, but we decided to change our plans and head to Albarracin next. Albarracin is our first bouldering stop, which is something we’ve both been wanting to do since before we left for Europe, so…

Week three – El Chorro

Sorry it’s been a while guys! Had some trouble with the laptop connecting to the WiFi, managed to sort it, so there will be a few posts really close together now, I’ve been writing still without the internet, so they’ll be plenty to catch up on over the next week or so. Since our last…

Week two – El Chorro

Week two has been a lot less difficult than the first, we’ve worked out how most things work here now. In our first few days we went to the local “supermarket”, which obviously has a very different meaning in Spanish because it was just a room in a ladies house, probably not much bigger than…

Week one – El Chorro

Well, we actually went through with it, we’re here, we made it! It wasn’t all plain sailing, but more about that shortly. The trip started with an evening with friends in Portsmouth, so after a few days of goodbyes and see you soon’s, we were off, starting our year long adventure. We spent most of…

North wales – UK trip

I’m not sure what it is about north wales, it never ever disappoints.Whether you come for the top notch bouldering, a life times supply of trad, hiking, or just to get out into the middle of nowhere anyway from everything, north wales has got you covered. For us it’s always the bouldering, in part because we…

Portland – UK trip

Portland, the place in UK where the sunshine usually goes to hide throughout most of the year. Or that’s how it seems to me anyway. We’ve made the three or four hour drive down a few times this year, so I thought I’d write a little something about the place and share some of Beth’s…

Van life – UK – 80 days in

You see pictures all over Instagram, #vanlife, they’re all in these gorgeous locations living the simple life in the sun. They’re seeing the world, living outdoors, looks like a dream come true for some (myself included). So what happens when you take away these wonderful outdoor settings and the freedom of not having to work, the…