Just returned from a quick hit to Catalonia to kick start on fitness for the coming year of trad. Good job since the weather is now starting to improve! Rach and I flew out to Barcelona and picked up a nippy little car, zipped straight to the supermarket to stock up on chorizo and cous cous. We then headed straight on to Siurana where we met up with 'shakey' Jake and 'mad for it' Alex. Had a nice couple of days climbing there then moved onto the new pastures of Margalef after feeling the need explore different crags in the area. I've been to Catalonia 6 or 7 times and somehow I've always ended up in Siurana. Margelef was a nice change of scene. We were met there by Steve Ramsden from France and John Freeman from Kendal. I managed to flash an impressive looking 7c+ 'Maligna. I also ticked off 'Gravity Globe', an 8a next to it.
|Me on Gravity Globe 8a at Margelef, Alex Mason belayong|
|Mid crux on Flix Flax 8a+, Terredets|
|The next adventure - the amazing island of Ua Pu, French Polynesia|