What are the best months to climb at Riglos?
Traditionally the peak climbing season is spring and autumn. However there's often (though not always!) great weather in November, December, January and February – check weather forecasts for a dry spell.
Is it possible to climb in the summer at Riglos?
Yes - when we first came to Spain we could only get here in July and August – it's baking hot but you can work around it by climbing early, choosing north-facing routes or chimneys – plenty of good routes to choose from.
Summer is the peak tourist season, so all facilities are fully open, including a wider choice of bars and restaurants, and a choice of outdoor swimming pools.
What's the best way to get there?
The nearest airport is Zaragoza, but you can only get there from Stansted in the UK. Most people find it's most convenient to fly to Barcelona Prats or Barcelona Reus and drive a hire car from there (3 ½ hours).
Can I park in the village?
There generally isn't space directly outside the house, but you can drive to the house to unload gear and bags, then park in the free village car park (two minutes' walk from the house).
Do I need to bring a rack?
No. Not unless you specially want to do a trad route. Also, you could probably borrow gear from us – ask us.
Which other crags are nearby?
There are other conglomerate crags nearby – highly recommended is the sun-kissed, bolt-ridden paradise of La Peña Rueba, routes from grade 5 upwards, 200 to 450metres long, with views back across the valley to Riglos.
Where can I stock up on food for a week?
You will pass Huesca on the way from Barcelona or Zaragoza airports, which has large supermarkets, all shops and services, including Lidl, Carrefour and Decathlon. 15 minutes' drive from the house is Ayerbe which has two smaller supermarkets, petrol, cashpoint and a mushroom shop. Provisions also available in Riglos village shop and Murillo village shop.
What else is there to do in the area?
Loads! There are beautiful walks of all lengths, up mountains, through forests, along rivers, past historic monuments, many starting from the village so there's no need to drive, Also via ferrata, bikes for hire, rafting and kayaking, horse-riding, vulture-watching, exploring castles...