I'm heading to Corscia, not intending to do the popular multiday GR20, rather for day hikes and ridge scrambling if possible. Does anyone have any experience of this and can they recommend any British Grade 1 or 2 standard scrambles in Corsica which are do-able from a valley base either hiking up and back in a day, or by using cable-cars etc? Done lots of scrambling on Skye Cuillin so expect Corsica will be similar.
Paddy, many thanks for your detailed response and advice. No cable cars will mean long days and potentially on unrecognised routes.....I have also read that September can be a bad weather month too.......
I've done a very little bit of climbing over there - ages ago. Access was quite interesting/strenuous/a PITA due to some of the reasons outlined above - but may have more traffic to crags these days. The route finding was hard and the rock is hand-ripping stuff - great fun......even if we did not do too much; spent more time looking for routes than doing them.
The guide we used was by Guides des randonees Edisud - Randonees et Ascensions le Massif de Bavella, Corse (In French).
Might be worth checking if they have other guides published?
Thanks for that Ed, sounds like the back end of beyond! Longer looking for routes than doing them....
Mmmm, might have to rethink our plans, but some of the photos on Google of the rocky ridges look amazing - it is maybe just a right pain in the butt getting to them due to poor access.
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