Escusa, the unlikely climbing crag

Escusa is an old stone quarry located in Alto Alentejo, near Marvão. The place was discovered by Marco Cunha, who bolted the first routes on 2007. This peculiar claystone wall host more than 30 charismatic routes and to my surprise, most of then are really good. Have a look for yourself!
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Looking for warming up routes.

 

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Carlos Simes aka Cuca on one of the sharp slabs of Excalibur sector.

 

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Jorge Brás aka Flash at “Suce Brown” – 6c+.

 

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David Sousa on the peculiar “Rastafari” route.

 

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The belay station.

 

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The campground station.

 

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The road to Escusa village.

 

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The village is small, but charming.

 

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Coffee break at the central cafe. Nice and quiet for the peace of mind!

 

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Green landscapes fulfill the surrounding area.

 

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Back to the base camp of Caleiras de Cima.

 

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João Agostinho on the superb “Ex-Calibur” – 6a+.

 

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Rodrigo Lemos aka Rodas stretching on “Rastafari” – 6c.

 

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Ricardo Alves aka Macau on the same route.

 

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Overview of sector Purgatório and Cova dos Frigoríficos on the back.

 

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Cuca giving a try on the masterpiece “Purgatório” route.

 

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    August 21, 2015

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