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Travel Blogs from Jandia Peninsula
... and SNOW. Well the low temperatures didn't worry us but the SNOW did. So it was back to the drawing board to reach Girona without snow.
We said goodbye to our hosts in San Sebastian (they had only got to bed at 4.30am but were gracious enough to say goodbye at ...
... the monastery of Montserrat, but it was difficult to see them well through the haze. The territory was generally hilly: over a ridge then across a river plain. We could see a few towns in the distance, mostly from the way the light shone through their church bell towers, but the area right by the A-2 was almost all manufacturing or fields.
We arrived at our hotel just after sunset. It is a bit of a strange hotel, but we’re happy. The lobby is large, but reception ...
... attempted climbs. We warmed up, climbing in the sun and perfect weather. Did an amazing, technical 7a, and tried the two 7b+/5.12c routes we had already attemped. I managed to send (climb without falling) one and Matthieu the other, so between the two of us we did them both! We each almost sent the other as well, falling once each... c'est la vie. Beautfiul orange vertical limestone set amongst green rolling hills.
... climbing all day in the sun on a crisp October day. We climbed some warmups, a great overhanging 7a, and 2 long routes, one 40m and the other 35m, on steep faces both rate 7b+ (5.12c). Amazing climbing on pockets and edges with distinct cruxes but long and sustained as well, perfect.
That night we chose to eat at the restaurant at the campground, so we had some cold beers and Paella for 9 people. ...
... which had one big pack house with all commercial, finance, technical staff etc centred there. Catafruit however is part of a wider group known as 'Catafresh' which, packs citrus and top fruit as well as stone fruit and has head offices in Alicante. The pack house known as ‘Catafruit’ which I visited was one of three in the group in the Catalonia area and the group also has further pack houses in Extramedura.
Other places to stay in Jandia Peninsula
Avda del Saladar s/n, Jandia Peninsula | 4 star hotelfrom $142
Las Gaviotas casas de violarte, Jandia Peninsula | 4 star hotelfrom $167
Calle Gran Canaria 3, Jandia Peninsula | 4 star hotelfrom $105
Avda. El Saladar 1, Jandia Peninsula | 3 star hotelfrom $49
Barranco Vinamar, 35625 (Solana Matorral) S/N, Jandia Peninsula | Hotel