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The sea cliff Corgas at Sagres in Portugal.
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Leopoldo Faria making the first ascent of Peixe Porco at Sagres, the first 9a sport climb in Portugal.
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Climbing at Sagres, Portugal

19.03.2013 by Leopoldo Faria

Leopoldo Faria introduces Corgas at Sagres, the sea cliff famous for hosting the first 9a sport climb in Portugal.

Climbing at Sagres is truly special because of the surroundings, the beauty of the coast, the strong wind, the Atlantic Ocean, the light house, the flat, giant green lands... all of these put together gives you a feeling of indescribable wilderness that you can't find anywhere else in Portugal. Corgas described here is simply one cliff, there are almost 10 different sectors in the Sagres area and plenty of potential for more routes!

If you come here watch out: there are plenty of ways of being distracted from climbing. On hot days it is hard to resist having a swim at Beliche beach, where the more fanatic climbers can stretch their fingers and warm-up for the afternoon session. And for those who can't resist the Atlantic's perfect waves, I recommend you rent (for 20 euros a day) a surfboard and a wetsuit at the Sagres Natura shop. At night the bars bristle with activity and fun is guaranteed especially at weekends when Sagres fills with people and usually it all ends late. To check out the routes you want to climb the next day have a look at the guide book at the climber's bar Dromedario: while you decide which routes to climb savour a fresh Morangoska or the fantastic sweet pancakes.


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