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Climbs 64
Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 940m a.s.l
Faces N

Hill features

A well bolted crag, worth a visit for its quartzite rock and stunning mountain top location. Square cut flat holds, an unusual green colour, easy angled and steep areas make the 20+ routes in sector Amarelo particularly worth checking out.

Good topo here.

Summit of this hill

This summit has been climbed in 1 logbook.

Approach notes

As of December 2018, trails (from both Passos and Franco) up to the crag/cell towers appear to be almost impassable (in a Fiat Ducato van) due to ground clearance and the loose surface. 

Access map here.

Take Rua da Serra from Passos, circled in yellow. Park in the space circled in red. Hike up below the pylons, marked by the red arrow.

In May 2018 we used the approach suggested here which worked quite well. The track surface was pretty loose in places, but not too steep so driveable. Following the boulder scree up under the pylons is tough and takes about 45minutes to the crag. Don't be tempted to leave the scree, the vegetation is fierce.

In May 2018 the paraglider pilots were obviously accessing the mountain up the tracks (from Franco I presume) with relative ease. If the correct starting track can be found a long, but smooth route up the mountain is available. Don't be fooled by the first set of crags you come to. The main crag is above these marked with a chapel on Google satellite view. The smooth track takes you to parking at he wood approx 600m north of the crag, from where it becomes rough and a 4WD essential to get any further.

Access Advice

Definitely drive from Franco village is better than Passos village. The road is rough and it's advisable to have a 4wd and it's not advisable to drive a Mercedes-Benz Spinter LBW (May of 2019). 

Route Cards

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We managed the drive from Franco without too much difficulty in a 4x4 camper van. Worth it for the amazing camping spot!
heleno - 27/Feb/18
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