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Sardinia - summer OR winter?

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Sergey Shelukhin · · Seattle, WA · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 0

We'd like to go to Sardinia; unfortunately due to wife's work schedule (teaching) we can only practically go on xmas break or in July-August.
I'm looking at all the online info trying to figure it out but it's pretty generic about "might be too cold" and "you can chase shade" so I'd like some "feel" from someone who's been there :)

We're mostly interested in multipitch sport (or trad-lite) routes, and single pitch sport. I can lead around 6b, and ~6c with some difficulty in Europe on bolts, wife's a bit weaker but can follow the same.

Summer or winter? Or wait till wife give up on teaching? :)
Also, any major areas (like Cala Gonone, Domusnovas, Ulassai) that are definitely not so good in summer or winter?

TJW · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2013 · Points: 30

It will be super hot in July. 

Phil Lauffen · · Innsbruck, AT · Joined Jun 2008 · Points: 2,942

I was there in November, and I'd definitely not want to go in the dead of summer. Go in Winter to Sardinia, I can especially recommend Ulassai.

 There are better options for summer, such as Briançon, Switzerland, or the Austrian alps. Or go closer to home, The Bow Valley. The options for multipitch bolted, and single pitch sport are endless.

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