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DWS Cabo Espichel – 7/2010 – (El Dourado Sector)
What’s the risk of going on a DWS climbing day
Risk exists if results are not certain …
Thus, lets examine two situations of our latest DWS climbing day:
– Passing a red light with the local police (GNR) behind you (when you know they are there).
Analysis: No risk there! You know it is certain that they will stop you for the ticket!
– Entering the water when the ocean doesn’t want you to.
Analysis: No risk there, also! It is certain that things can’t go right. (see photos below)
– “I have an idea! Lets enter the water using Abel (the boat) as a surf board! We run holding it and then, we all jump at the same time inside the boat!”…
Crash test dummys: Pedro, Ricardo Belchior and João Gaspar.
Ups! How likely would it be that three of us would fall at the same time? Ok, pretty likely, but never the less we weren’t expecting it so early! 🙂
And now the consequences of the mistake…
Auch! Pretty close!
Uff! Safe again!
– Sandra and Dulce: “ahahahhaah, they made it!”
Camera: Miguel Loureiro.
DWS in Cabo Espichel – October 2009
Perfect weather and best water temperatura ever 20º!!
Next some photos of this very nice event.
Climbers in the photos:
White shorts long hair: Nicolas Favresse
Red Shorts: Miguel Loureiro
Blue Shorts: Miquel “Balboa”
Neoprene Vest: Ricardo Belchior
Photos: Cristiana Matos & Ricardo Belchior
The “€180” boat finally got a name: “ABEL”
Next Route: “Lambujinha Orgásmica” 7c?
Next Route: “Sonhos de um Faquir” 7b+?
Route: “Proa Belga” 7a+? (Nico please say something if you want to change it)
Sector: “Baia das proas“?
Photos by Teresa Leal
Great fun as usual!
Winners of the day
Best move of the day
– hanging upside down, only with the feet, 10m from the water – Ricardo Belchior (in the Blue shirt)
Best red point & best jump
– first repetition of Gaspar’s amazing 15m route “todo lá dentro” from which he jumped from (scary) – Miguel Loureiro (in the Red shorts)
– a 10m splash by João Gaspar (in the Blue shorts)
Temperatures in Portugal haven’t been the same as they were in recent years and, maybe for that, this year people haven’t been so interested in deep water soloing has they already have been… Nevertheless, last weekend we went for it!
The boat trip began in Sesimbra and ended at Pinheirinhos bay. The tide was at its highest and the air temperature was low (around 25º) but, as the water was not much colder (around 18º), it became a very good day to fall (maybe that’s why we’ve fallen in the harder climbs 😉 ).
The climbing team (climbers and logistics personal) was great, and included myself (Ricardo Belchior), João Gaspar, Teresa and Cristiana. And, when this team is together in high tide conditions be assured that fun it’s garanteed…
Here is some info:
The topo from the “Reis Magos” sector and its 3 routes (I have the FA for these 3):
A couple of nice photos taken from the First Ascent of Incenso 7a/b…
Photos: João Gaspar
Greetings and great climbs
Dia 3 de Setembro de 2006 – Considerado o melhor dia de Psico-Bloco no Cabo Espichel
Muito coisa se fez, muita mais ficou por fazer…
Grande ambiente em todos os sentidos
A turma do dia
Pois é… o Paulo Frescata a Teresa e a Daniela também foram, mas o primeiro voava muito rápido e elas acharam mais piada à natação e aos percebes 😉