Algarve Climbing Holiday

 


 
Portugal Climbing Holiday

Climbing on the Algarve is little known and offers some amazing climbing. The climbing is coastal sea cliffs and inland climbing. There are hundreds of bolted routes, fantastic DWS and some epic sea cliff trad. climbs.
The area is predominantly limestone with some slate on the west coast, the rock is pristine with little traffic as of yet.
Grades vary from 3- 8a with new areas being bolted all the time.
Areas of climbing interest: Sagres, Furnas, Beliche, Ingrina and Roche de Pena.
The weather is excellent for Autumn, spring and winter climbing.. summer can get a little hot but the surf is good.
We offer local offer courses, group and club weeks and local knowledge for those who want to do it alone.

We have two basic programs - a beginners course and an advanced course - but the level of each course is finely adjusted to your experience. We combine the technical skills of traditional climbing with the more dynamic and gymnastic side of sports climbing. Everything you learn here is standard knowledge and you will be able to apply it directly back at home.

 


 
The climbing course includes basic instruction on rope techniques, safety, abseiling, traditional climbing and bolted routes. Mornings are generally spent practicing knots, abseiling techniques and self rescue. Once the rock comes out of the shade at about 10.30, the students head of to the Sella walls. Climbers start off on fixed bolted top rope climbs, 3- 3+ grade. Once this has been mastered we move to more difficult 3+ - 4 top rope climbs. The climbers need to be confident on these grades before we move them back down to grade 3 for lead climbing. The second day we climb until lunch and then in the afternoon we do an abseiling course. Day 3 or 4 is devoted to traditional climbing and gear placement. This is all done with additional top rope safety. The last 2 days are devoted to enhancing the climbers skills on bolted routes, leading and seconding. We find that generally a good student leaves being able to lead a 4 - 4+.

Students should leave the course with a good basic knowledge and skill in climbing techniques, abseiling and safety, safety, safety. The day normally starts with breakfast at 8.30 followed by an hour of rope work at the guest house. Climbing normally ends at 3-5 o'clock, with a drink in the village or at the climbing refuge. After dinner we often put on climbing videos to show the various qualities and skills that can be mastered.

 

 
Details
We supply all equipment excluding the climbers shoes which they need to bring. All equipment used is of sound quality and is regularly checked.
Clients should provide their own toiletries, as well as suitable clothing for the activities (swimming costume for kayaking, hiking boots for trailing, comfortable shoes for cycling) as well as suitable sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses) and swimming towels.

Food:
Breakfast - full continental breakfast including cereals, yogurt and fruit juice.
Lunch - picnic lunch generally at the rock fac.e
Dinner - 3-4, course spanish cuisine with wine, beer and mineral water.

Accommodation:
Double sharing with en-suite. Price p\p sharing; 5 days instruction with one free day, airport and climbing transfers, Full board and lodging.

Price:
620 Euros


 
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