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Don’t Wait for Warmer Weather: Where to Climb Now

Posted on December 08 2014

The weather may be a little cool for real climbing in the UK, but warmer weather and great climbing spots are just a short trip away. Here are some of the great spots you can climb in the sun right now:

Mallorca, Spain
With three main climbing regions and year-round sunny weather, the island of Mallorca has long been recognized as one of Spain’s premier climbing destinations. Whether you’re into slabby walls, roofs, cracks, or extreme overhangs, Mallorca has something for you. Learn more about climbing in Mallorca here.

Kalymnos, Greece
The sunny, warm isle of Kalymnos offers at least 64 sport crags, boasting a combined total of almost 1,700 routes. Those routes are just the beginning, though, as the majority of Kalymnos is still waiting for its first routes. Learn more about climbing in Kalymnos here.

Turkey
Turkey may not be the first country that comes to mind when you thinking of climbing, but its mountainous and warm, Mediterranean climate make it an increasingly attractive climbing destination. From the popular climbing spots at Geyikbayiri to the western areas outside of Istanbul, Turkey and its breathtaking mountains offer climbing opportunities for both novices and experienced climbers. Learn more about climbing in Turkey here.

Southern Spain
The weather in southern Spain is beautiful this time of year, with soaring temperatures and sunny days. This beautiful weather is part of the draw for world-renowned climbing areas like the El Chorro gorge. The gorge alone has more than 650 routes at all grades and levels, and the surrounding areas are just as attractive. Learn more about climbing in southern Spain here.

Certainly, there are many climbing opportunities throughout Europe, and sunny climbing weather is just a train ride or a short flight away.

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