Tarn

Photo: Volodymir Koziy

Visiting this amazing place on the way to Céüse was very nice. We split the journey on half and spent three intensive climbing days on the long limestone walls. In Tarn you can ether wake up early and climb in the morning or wait until three o’clock and climb until the evening. After waking up early for couple of days we choose the second option. And more less like in Rodellar – we were spending lazy morning doing some lazy activities. Kasia was reading a very thick book. Piotrek was learning Russian. Noone knows whay but it sounds funny. Climbing in Tarn is of two styles. You can find easy grades usually those long routes. On the other hand there is a lot of short climbs and the grade is really hard. Real French scale I would say. So if you ever come to Tarn watch out the  short routes as you might not be able to make a move on a difficulties you normally on sight. The long ones are different.
There is a really nice river in the valley. It is nice to spend time in the water when it gets hot in the noon.  Some are making fun out of the canoe turisme in Tarn. I think it is a very nice activity for a rest day. Funny – many climbing spots are famous not only because of climbing like Rodellar and canyoning. We left Tarn after those three days still willing to find some more chilly place to climb. That is why we go now to Céüse where you climb high in the mountains and it’s much colder because of that.

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Rodellar

Photo: Volodymir Koziy

The holidays in Rodellar are finished. We enjoyed climbing on big overhangs and tufas. Even though right now some of ValenciaClimb members have problems with finger strength that was lost somewhere in between long endurance climbs in Rodellar. The weather was really nice. For some maybe to hot! And for sure for those who wanted to try hard routes. Jest the first week allowed to try something harder later it got as hot as usual and climbing was possible after five o’clock. Before the climbing time we were spending time reading, drinking coffee, swimming in a still quiet cold river and playing chess. People where coming and going. In general Rodellar was not busy. Maybe people were to come later in July and August when it gets as hot that the climbing is barely possible. Most of us who wanted not only enjoy the heat got to conclusion that during summer it is much better to work or just spend time on a beach. Or go to Alps as we are planning to do soon. There are so many nice places to be seen in France, Switzerland and Austria. You must be aware of rain but still it is worth.

photo VolodymirPhoto: Volodymir Koziy

But still there is something magic in Rodellar and we like coming back there. Spending time with all this people. Maybe during summer it is not climbing what is the most important. 

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