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Winter Bouldering in the High Spanish Sierra of Albarracin
Photos by David Balcells – This winter, we planned a bouldering trip to Albarracin, Spain, for the second week of January. Right at that time, a huge snow storm hit the northeast of Spain. The trip from Barcelona to Albarracin was an adventure by itself. It took us ten hours to reach the boulders, when it normally takes half of that. With the boulders full of ice and snow-capped, the conditions were not ideal. However, all boulders were let alone to us. Super-motivated by the amazing landscape, we climbed some roof problems taking profit of the excellent friction.