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Climbing:Portugal/Rocha da Pena

Rocha da Pena is a protected area in the Algarve region of Portugal near Loulé and Salir. The cliffs reach 50 metres high and the erosion of water and wind created many pockets and caves, some with big dimensions.

It was equipped by the association of mountaineer and climbing of Algarve (AMEA), which also sells a updated topo to fund the maintenance of the routes and the creation of new ones.

Rock Type GPS Location for main access
Limestone 37.250334, -8.097770

(37°15'01.2"N 8°05'52.0"W)

Rocha da Pena

How to get thereEdit

The access to the climbing sectors is next to a walking trail of 5km and next to a bar called "Bar das Grutas" in "Rocha da Pena street". There is a free parking lot next to the bar.

The two nearest villages are Salir and Alte.

25 minutes from Loule. 50 minutes from Faro

Climbing SectorsEdit

There are 15 climbing sectors that span through 1km on the cliff. Some of the sectors can be reached by a walking trail that is very well signalized. The other sectors have a wild trail.

KimosabiEdit

Climbing: Sport Climbing: Overhanging

Exposure to the Sun: Sunny

Bonneli ExpressEdit

Climbing: Sport Climbing: Overhanging

Exposure to the Sun: Sunny

Finger PartyEdit

Climbing: Sport Climbing: Vertical

Exposure to the Sun: Sunny

Ética e Controvérsio (Ethic and Controversial)Edit

Climbing: Sport Climbing: Overhanging

Exposure to the Sun: Partial Shaded

Filósofos (Philosophers)Edit

Climbing: Sport Climbing, Boulder: Vertical

Exposure to the Sun: Partially Shaded

Bar das Grutas (Grutas' Bar)Edit

Climbing: Sport Climbing: Vertical

Exposure to the Sun: Partially Shaded

CAALimeroEdit

Climbing: Sport Climbing: Slab

Exposure to the Sun: Sunny

Escadas do Inferno (Hell's Stairs)Edit

Climbing: Sport Climbing, Vertical

Exposure to the Sun: Sunny

MonitorEdit

Climbing: Sport Climbing: Vertical

Exposure to the Sun: Sunny

Vaca (Cow)Edit

Climbing: Traditional Sector and Slab

Exposure to the Sun: Sunny

Águia (Eagle)Edit

Climbing: Sport Climbing: Vertical

Exposure to the Sun: Partially Shaded

Carpe DiemEdit

Climbing: Sport Climbing: Overhanging

Exposure to the Sun: Partial Shaded

You Never Gonna Make ItEdit

Climbing: Sport Climbing: Overhanging

Exposure to the Sun: Sunny

Gro8en ProblemEdit

Climbing: Sport Climbing: Overhanging

Exposure to the Sun: Sunny

PetraEdit

Climbing: Sport Climbing: Slab

Exposure to the Sun: Sunny

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