Waiting for the last winds of 2014 to change while chasing waves down south.
Quick trip to Jaen to feel the limestone of Reguchillo; neither the best nor, the worst. Everywhere smells good – Andalusian olive oil being brewed. Happy new 2015 endeavours.
Nothing like the familiar moisture, salty texture of the routes in Meio Mango; Leo off the hold!
Chilly morning logging at the point break. Ph. Hélène
Surprising a lonely Dona Rosa while visiting the random granite of Mito Alentejano – previously discovered by Sintra’s fellow boulderer Joao “Pena”. “Ed”gar, Joao “Rasta” and Diogo “Digas” ready for more exploration.
We were happy to find this hiding in the cork forest…
…and started trying it…
The weekend was over but we promised ourselves we would get back to send our findings…
In the meantime everything remained classic on the coast.
So said the witnesses…Fury!
Heat effects at dawn patrol.
Cold months are warmer on these south facing sea ledges. Mario doing core workout; lately sending a couple of Mango’s steep test pieces.
Another Saturday, another new boulder; more lines and new puzzling attempts to bring order to the invasive forest. Macau on Mastermind, Sintra.
A few weeks of the Boulder Sintra Team’s (BST) winter were devoted to send old problems at Tapada and opening new ones; some of the recently discovered stones have futuristic lines waiting to be climbed…Pena on-fire.
Alex motivated with the harsh Abelha Maia, Peninha. Sintra’s fairy tale it’s a long one…
Weekend back to Mito Alentejano for another friendly meeting on the rocks. Nice team work on Pantanal; here Macau doing his (2nd) ascent of the “high” quality line.
It’s always a pleasure to share our “secret” spots with visiting friends; Étienne Tafary tasting the multipitch terrain at Espinhaço.
The characteristic shoreline light of Casal Pianos.
Guillaume attempting Casal Boss.
Etienne’s working mode.
The highline fanatics of the french crew; Mimi Guesdon focused on the Western Rider, Cabo-da-Roca.
Theo Sanson having a go in the new highline project…
Morning time at the western end, where granite meets the limestone.
Night sessions up in the hills. Guillaume, Theo, Nico and Lola on Lingua, Capuchos.
Sending Deboshe Total, fun climbing in the basalt of Casal Pianos.