Bouldering in the kingdom of Sortlands

Second boulder season in Sortelha, exploring and developing new lines. The area is growing big each year and the number of boulders is already close to 500!

Great vibes and amazing crew on these boulder trips!! Looking forward the next one… 🙂

View of Quarta Feira valley

André Papa on “Trincadeira” – 7a+/b

Myself on the “El Corazón” project. Photo by Rita Silva

Me sending “Pedra Filosofal” – 7b+. Photo by Rita Silva

View from the top of Graceland sector.

Team work on the area of Dirão da Rua.

André Papa trying “Alfaiate” – 7a

We got caught on a heavy hailstorm.

And look for shelter under a nice overhang.

Back to business with Xico Rodrigues on “6c in the pocket” – 6c.

Ana Patrícia sending “Azulejo” – 6b, located on Vale da Prata sector.

Edgar on “Pézinhos de Cristal” – 6b+ and Rita Silva doing “Azulejo” problem.

Edgar working “Prata da Casa” – 7b, a block of pure quartz.

Gimenez falling from the crux.

Espinhal village at dusk.

Night walkers.

Rita Silva on “Comandante Borga” – 6c.

Me sending the same boulder. Photo Rita Silva.

Myself on the start of “Un Petit Rocklands” – 7a+.

Cleaning “Dente de Leão” boulder.

Cool line at Central sector. Photo Rita Silva.

Sending “Fatia de Inferno” – 7b. Photo by Rita Silva.

Igna on “Amor de Congelador” – 7a.

Old drystone walls decorate Sortelha’s fields. They serve both as cattle fences and lot’s borders.

A tiny black lizard found by Vicente.

Could it be a dragon stone egg?

André Papa on the awesome “Pacman” boulder.

Rasta finding his way into the FA of this great traverse.

Papa trying “Terracota” – 7b, located on Terreiro das Bruxas sector.

Miguel on the way to the top on the same boulder.

Papa after the sending celebrating with the crew.

Miguel Esteban in fly mode trying a new 7b at the Alta Tensão boulder.

Papa working the moves on the roadside project.

New Year’s dinner with friends!!

Time to light the fire…

Family portrait around the fire place! Photo by Rita Silva

Evening Aftermath…

Skin aftermath…

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