In reply to jon22: Closest to Faro there is Rocha da Pena. Nice little crag - all you need to find it and climb on it can be found on the crag info page on UKC. Jingo Wobbly guide is pointless for this crag - the on-line topo is more than enough.
Ingrina is nice if falling into water is your thing. Good for families as the beach has a restaurant and the crag is about 10-15 minutes walk west from there. In the DWS book
Sagres - last I knew, the new routes book /guide was held at the Dromedario cafe in Sagres. Take a camera and photograph the pages. Pay particular attention to the crag location diagrams as it is the most confusing place in the world. A compass wouldn't be a bad idea so that you know which way you're facing. The Mirror is outstanding. When the waves are big there , they are huge. All the Jingo Wobbly guide says is that there is climbing here. No help at all. Some trad here - at the braver end of the spectrum. Mostly equipped by the guy who runs/ran the Mile End wall.
A lot of Sagres is abseil approach. Fishermen have priority - that's just the way it is. Fishing line and hooks are an unusual objectve danger.
Here are some co-ordinates for Google Maps. Copy and paste the numbers.
20+ bolted routes 25-30m 5+ to 7b mainly 5+ to mid 6's. Abseil into good ledges. Closely spaced bolts.
5 bolted routes 30m 3+ to 4+ Abseil to good ledges. Separate abseil rope useful as pulled ropes tend to hang up on blocks and flakes.
3 bolted routes 5+ to 6a 40m Abseil to good ledge or down climb (abseil bolts)and scramble in from 37.001582,-8.931474 mid to low tide.
2 bolted routes both two pitches 6b to 7a. 27m X 2 abseils to good ledges.
11 routes 6b to 7a+ 30m Abseil to good ledges. Rock is much better than it looks.
20 routes 6a to 8c mainly 7 and 8's steeply OHing. Abseil in from anchors above, or abb/scramble in from fishermans path 100m further south towards the headland
A dozen bolted lines within this area 4+ to 8a Walk in access
4 bolted routes 5 to 7a Abseil to good ledges 45m or 2 X 25m
2 bolted routes 6b to 7a Abseil to good ledge in the sea 2 X 30m
4 bolted routes 6a to 7a Abseil to good ledge 45m or 2 X 30; or 45m to 3 bolt hanging stance
20+ bolted routes in various states. 10m to 70m. Mainly walk in with wade at low tide or abseil for Parete Grande at far end.
Roca de Pena is small and only worth a visit if the sea cliffs are out.
Lots of very good trad, think Pembroke with 800+ routes. The sports climbing sectors will give you good views along the cliffs. There's topos for a couple of hundred routes in the Drom. After that I got bored with thinking of names.
I'm currently in the algarve and am thinking about heading down to ingrina tomorrow to try a bit of deep water soloing. I've never done it before, just go bouldering indoors a few times a week. V2-3s mostly.
Is ingrina a good place to have a first go at dws? Any tips would be gravely appreciated.
Obviously one should recommend that you don't DWS on your own. A bad fall can leave you in a difficult situation. However; lots of people do. Ingrinas a nice place and it's easy to chose your spot. I usually take one of the cheap double lilos and have it floating in the water. Means if I need some quick floatation its readily to hand.
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