Rock Climbing in Portugal
To the west of Lisbon are the towns of Sintra & Cascais. Around the hills of Sintra the rock climbing is on granite rock. Here there are some fantastic bolted granite slabs, which provide a great sense of exposure. High in the forest above Sintra at 1,780 feet are a series of granite bouldering areas, which provide significantly cooler climbing than the beaches a few kilometres away. At Cascais it is all about sea cliff climbing on limestone rock. This ranges from the sport climbing at Farol Da Guia to bouldering on the beach at Baia Do Mexilhoeiro.
To the south of Lisbon between the towns of Sesimbra & Setubal are 3 sport climbing areas, the largest being Fenda. Here the routes are definitely in the higher grades (mainly 7’s) on steep and overhanging walls of limestone rock. There’s a ton of technical rock climbing right around, and even inside, Lisbon, including multi-pitch trad routes. The climbing community is a tight one, and very generous.
The Vertical Wall is a Portuguese company founded in April 2014. Located in Olival do Basto, Vertical Wall has a space of 350 square meters, where you can find its indoor climbing wall with a scalable area of ??about 250 square meters and a maximum height of 5.60 meters. At Vertical Wall the environment is relaxed and familiar, without ever lacking the proper attention of the members of our team, who are always willing to help those who are starting and also those who want to evolve and achieve concrete goals. Our climbing wall is of high quality, with diverse geometries and different inclinations.
The Vertigo is the largest climbing wall in Portugal, an indoor complex of 400 m2 which devoted to the practice of climbing in a controlled way, safe and above all great fun. The Vertigo is intended for all who yearn for a new way to do sports or seeking an alternative to conventional gyms, or who can climb freely in a total security environment. The Vertigo incorporates a new concept of leisure sport which being the meeting point with culture and the arts in Portugal.