rock climbling in the ariege pyrenees
  • Weather:

    The climate is typical of a continental region without Weather for climbers in the Pyrenees being too extreme. Summer temperatures peak at about 28C.
    When the sun shines, as it often does, you will be climbing in shorts and T-shirt whether in January or July. In January you choose rocks exposed to the sun and in July, the shaded ones.
    Out of the sun in the winter it can be very cold so it is important to have clothes for all temperatures. There is a local expression; "in the Ariege you should dress like an onion", layers to be shed or put on as appropriate.
    A major bonus is that it is seldom windy so even at low air temperatures climbing is comfortable.