Climbing:Portugal/Rocha da Pena

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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 there[edit]

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 Sectors[edit]

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.

Kimosabi[edit]

Climbing: Sport Climbing: Overhanging

Exposure to the Sun: Sunny

Bonneli Express[edit]

Climbing: Sport Climbing: Overhanging

Exposure to the Sun: Sunny

Finger Party[edit]

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

CAALimero[edit]

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

Monitor[edit]

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 Diem[edit]

Climbing: Sport Climbing: Overhanging

Exposure to the Sun: Partial Shaded

You Never Gonna Make It[edit]

Climbing: Sport Climbing: Overhanging

Exposure to the Sun: Sunny

Gro8en Problem[edit]

Climbing: Sport Climbing: Overhanging

Exposure to the Sun: Sunny

Petra[edit]

Climbing: Sport Climbing: Slab

Exposure to the Sun: Sunny

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