/ "Easy" 7a's in Leonidio
This summer I climbed my first ever 7a (yeaha!). It was rediculously short, so maybe it wasn't even real 7a to be honest. Next month I will be visiting Leonidio and I'll be trying to consolidate the grade a bit, but also because I'll only be there for one week, I'd like to up my chances as much as possible.
So, any tips for nice and easy for the grade 7a's? My style is vertical and crimpy, rather then overhanging and pumpy. But I worked hard on my endurance the last months, so who knows I'l be able to pull some tufa's too...
Try Montañejos Climbing Garden (A Vista Sin Despeinarse (7a) is doable) and Love Ledge. Seem to remember those being fairly vertical and crimpy. The grade didn't really seem to have settled at those crags when I climbed there earlier in the year though. Hot Rock would also be in the style you are looking for.
I remember Ace of Spades Extension (7a) being pretty straightforward but nice climbing, although that may have been expectations-related because the non-extended version (about 6c in reality) was given 7a at the time on our topo and the extended version 7a+ (when it probably just about deserves 7a)
Thanks a lot! Lots to try so far. I didn't know that the UKC database had so much information about those Greek climbs!
Sorry to disturb... but has anyone got a Leonidio guidebook they wish to lend me (preferred, will pay for p+p) or sell? Cheers!
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