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EA7 Mountain- and Climbing Friends - Feedback needed


#1

To all Mountain- and Climbing Friends in EA!

I want to travel to Andalusia in February to go climbing, do some via ferratas and hopefully do some SOTA activations on 2-Meter-Band.
I’m thinking of El Chorro to go climbing (because there should be plenty easy routes), but i can’t find too much about via-ferratas in this area. Could you give me some ideas, which place in Andalusia would be good to stay (to be close to some nice via ferratas and a nice easy climbing area)?
Maybe there’s a better location than El Chorro?
We (me and my girlfriend) want to stay in a holiday home or cottage, patio with nice view would be great, and a kitchen to cook. I think we don’t need a pool in February, but short ways to good mountain activity is important :smile:

And… one more question for 2-Meter SOTA activations:
Here in DL we use 145.500 MHz for calling CQ SOTA.
How you do in EA?
Any Chance to make 4 qso on 2 Meter?

Thanks for your feedback! and 73s
Tobias
DG4TAR


#2

Hi Tobias,
I had a quick search on the internet and found the web site of the Rock climbers Andalusian Association. If you go there http://www.escaladoresandaluces.com/aaee/index.php/contacto
You’ll see this. I’d recommend you to write an e-mail to the Malaga contact person Nicolas Rando, given that El Chorro, where you want to go climbing to, is in Malaga.
Good luck and best 73 de Guru.


#3

Hi again Tobias,
You can also check this web site for vias Ferrata in El Chorro:

The ones listed in the first page are high level ones. They are rated:
Muy difícil = Very difficult
Solo espertos = For experts only
Difícil = Difficult
Moderado = moderate, like this one:

Good luck.
73 de Guru


#4

Finally, what I’m going to tell you about now is not in the warm and sunny Andalusia, but in the North of Spain, near my QTH.
Let me tell you about a place called Etxauri. The top of this rocky massif is a SOTA EA2/NV-070 (1138m). You can have up to 800 different rock climbing routes where 20% of them are up to V level, 30% are V+ to 6c+, 30% are 7a to 7c+ and 20% are 8a to 8c+.
There are no 9 level routes.
I can’t find any information about vias ferrata here but have a look yourself over here:
https://www.google.com/search?q=escalar+en+etxauri&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi29OGYj6rJAhVFaxQKHe-ZCCUQsAQIJg&biw=1280&bih=671

Cheers,

Guru


#5

Hi Guru,

many thanks for all your feedback!
Now i’ve got some good new steps for my research :wink:

Hope to hear you on the bands some day!

73s
Tobias, DG4TAR