/ Climbing and scrambling around Lisbon and Granada
First post here, so sorry if this has been asked before. I could only find one thread. Some friends and I are spending New Year's in Lisbon, and we will then head to Granada for a few days. My friends aren't climbers, but I have climbed indoors for some years (and scrambled in Scotland once). We would be interested in doing some outdoor bouldering and roped climbing while there. I have read that Cascais and Sintra are good climbing locations in the Lisbon area, but we will rent a car so we can drive to other places.
I would also like to do some scrambling in the Sierra Nevada, if possible during the winter season. We don't have any snow gear, so it would have to be at lower altitudes. Otherwise I would like to try some rock climbing there as well, and we will probably hike the Camino del Rey.
As we are beginners, we would prefer to have instructors and local guides. Does anyone know of good companies in these areas?
In Cascais, the main area farol da guia, is probably close to indoor climbing in terms of dimension and bolting. If you are competent indoor, you should be fine there as well. Acess is the same as well. One minute. There are easy routes around. Farol da Guia
Around Granada is a big skiing area, which hints to ample snow in winter. Probably not what you want for scrambling.
Mat Wright has climbed Serendipity (Font 8B+) at Impossible Roof near Roche Abbey. The problem was first climbed by Dan Varian as a sit start to Mike Adam's Serenity (8B). Mat climbed the stand back in February, which was his first 8B.