/ Southern Portugal - crag and guidebook/topo recommendations
We are going to the south coast of Portugal over Christmas and were wondering if anyone could recommend a guidebook or online topo for sport climbing (and maybe DWS?) in the area. We will hopefully be doing 2 days climbing during the trip. I don't really know what is there so any crag recommendation would be great too. We are looking for a mix of really easy 4 and 5s together with some low 7s ideally. We are staying with family on the edge of Lagos and will have a car.
This is what I already have:
I have a couple of links. Don't have personal experience of climbing in Portugal though.
I'd be inclined to go to Rocha da Pena ( the link above). Location/access instructions are on the crag page on this site.
The crags around Sagres (Cabo sao Vincente) might be worthwhile, but they're cliff top access and the seas, difficult to find your way around on first acquaintance. There used to be a topo to photograph/copy in the Dromedario cafe in Sagres. There was talk of a guide book, but there's always talk of a guide book.
DWS at Ingrina (in the Rockfax book). Rather you than me in December.
The Jingowobbly guide to Portugal provides totally unnecessary detail for Rocha da Pena (the basic topo is all you need), and no detail at all for Sagres or Ingrina.
I live and climb in the Algarve,give me a call when your here and ill sort you out.
Thanks all. We fly out on Christmas Eve and back on New Years Eve. Will take a look at the links and I'll give you a ring Geeze when we get there!
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