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LLeida Climbs

 

Lleida Climbs 2nd Edition

By Pete O’Donovan & Dani Andrada

www.lleidaclimbs.com

Published by POD Climbing November 2013

ISBN: 978-0-9567006-2-9

Reviewed by Steve Crowe

 

 

Lleida Climbs by Pete O’Donovan & Dani Andrada is an extremely popular and modern multilingual photo topo guide to all of the very best climbing areas surrounding the city of Lleida. Pete O’Donavan has lived and climbed in the region for over 20 years and he has teamed up with the ever enthusiastic Dani Andrda to produce a stunning and truly inspirational climbing guidebook for less than £30.

 

In recent years sport climbing in the Catalan province of Lleida, situated in northeast Spain, has become increasingly popular and Lleida Climbs by Pete O’Donovan & Dani Andrada is widely recognised as the best climbing guidebook covering twenty one different zones including: Camarasa, Sant Llorenç de Montgai, Cubells, Alòs de Balaguer, La Pauta, Santa Ana, Santa Linya, Àger, Terradets, Vilanova de Meià, Abella de la Conca, Perles, Coll de Nargó, Tres Ponts and Oliana.

 

Crammed within the 424 pages (88 more than the first edition) are almost 50% more routes, many of these are on newly developed sectors at places such as Camarasa, Terradets, Alòs de Balaguer and Abella de la Conca. Profits from the first edition of this guide have directly funded the development of these additional sectors and many more of the new routes included in this expanded and improved second edition. In total Llieda Climbs features close to 3,000 single and multi-pitch routes, from grade IV to 9b but note that half of these are below 7a so I can categorically say that Lleida is not just for hot-shots! For detailed recommendations for climbs below 7a read this short article: http://www.lleidaclimbs.com/p/recommendations-v-to-6c.html.

 

Lleida Climbs is full of crisp clear photodiagrams and packed with inspirational action photos. The time and effort taken to capture so many excellent, top down, climbing shots shows Pete’s passion for this area. Also included is a comprehensive route index in the back of the gudebook. There is also a very informative blog (www.lleidaclimbs.com) to accompany the LLEIDA CLIMBS guidebook, giving detailed information about all the sectors and updates for the existing guide which is written by Pete O'Donovan. For more information about the guide, and for updates if you already own it, visit www.lleidaclimbs.com

 

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Lleida Climbs 1st Edition

By Pete O’Donovan & Dani Andrada

www.lleidaclimbs.com

Reviewed by Steve Crowe

 

Lleida Climbs by Pete O’Donovan & Dani Andrada is a modern multilingual photo topo guide to some of the very best climbing areas in northeast Spain around Lleida. In recent years the Catalan province of Lleida, has become increasingly popular and Lleida Climbs by Pete O’Donovan & Dani Andrada covers twenty one different zones and features close to 2,000 single and multi-pitch routes, from grade IV to 9b half of which are below 7a. Lleida Climbs is crammed full of excellent photodiagrams and inspirational action photos. There are detailed maps, complete with GPS coordinates for parking spaces, provide easy-to-follow approach instructions. The text is in English, Catalan and Spanish. There is also a very informative blog (www.lleidaclimbs.com) to accompany the LLEIDA CLIMBS guidebook, giving detailed information about all the sectors and updates for the existing guide." Pete O'Donovan. For more information about the guide, and for updates if you already own it, visit www.lleidaclimbs.com

 

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