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Even before we hit the road heading to “Meadinha”, the name of the route was already established.

Democratically f...ed! This was how we felt after listening on the 3rd of October the monotone boring voice of Victor, our minister of finances, announcing a “huge tax increase”.

Democratically f...ed made me think “With this huge robbery, how will I manage to get money to renew my cams? And how can I pay the fuel and tolls to go to “Meadinha”?

Maybe the best thing to do is to go already the next weekend and try to enjoy the most of what will be the last 5th of October (a holiday that represents the implantation of the Portuguese republic that our politicians are going to erase), before they empty my pocket money.

“Not having money to eat I can still accept, but not having money to be able to climb??”

With this thoughts running around our brains we established a new line on Friday.

Democratically, we followed a line that we saw some time ago in the superb granite of “Meadinha” wall.

3 pitches of 50m/55m/50m took us again to the top of the wall.

Trying to keep the line as traditional as possible, we only placed one bolt in the entire route. Paulo drilled by hand in a slab, already pretty far from the last cam, in a precarious equilibrium in a slab, feet’s on the typical small crystals of that granite, like a real climbing gentleman!

And we had it all, nice going cracks, equilibrium slabs and chimneys.

The first pitch of the new route.

Paulo almost at the end of the first pitch.

At the end of the second pitch. Nice slab, not much for the hands to grab!

The beginning of the last (third) pitch. Technical slab to access a crack.
“Democratically F...” was done and we still had two more days to enjoy.

"Democratically F..."

Saturday we decided to repeat our previous established route “Toma lá Bolachas”. Thank god there were 2 repetitions of that route that left it cleaner and made it possible for us to free climb it this time!

Sunday we decided to go for another new one. This one it still doesn’t have a name, but it already has two new pitches. This means we are eager to go back and finish it!

On another new one, to be completed soon (we hope!). Next!

Daniela Teixeira

The topos:


About the WOMEN'S TRAVERSE CAPRI PANTS (HUECO CAPRI): I used those while climbing and found them extremely comfortable and light. It was nice to be able to roll the leg up and secure it out of the way because it was a hot day. It was nice to unroll them down when I was on the chimney part and sometimes used my knees![:us]Even before we hit the road heading to “Meadinha”, the name of the route was already established.

Democratically f...ed! This was how we felt after listening on the 3rd of October the monotone boring voice of Victor, our minister of finances, announcing a “huge tax increase”.

Democratically f...ed made me think “With this huge robbery, how will I manage to get money to renew my cams? And how can I pay the fuel and tolls to go to “Meadinha”?

Maybe the best thing to do is to go already the next weekend and try to enjoy the most of what will be the last 5th of October (a holiday that represents the implantation of the Portuguese republic that our politicians are going to erase), before they empty my pocket money.

“Not having money to eat I can still accept, but not having money to be able to climb??”

With this thoughts running around our brains we established a new line on Friday.

Democratically, we followed a line that we saw some time ago in the superb granite of “Meadinha” wall.

3 pitches of 50m/55m/50m took us again to the top of the wall.

Trying to keep the line as traditional as possible, we only placed one bolt in the entire route. Paulo drilled by hand in a slab, already pretty far from the last cam, in a precarious equilibrium in a slab, feet’s on the typical small crystals of that granite, like a real climbing gentleman!

And we had it all, nice going cracks, equilibrium slabs and chimneys.

The first pitch of the new route.

Paulo almost at the end of the first pitch.

At the end of the second pitch. Nice slab, not much for the hands to grab!

The beginning of the last (third) pitch. Technical slab to access a crack.
“Democratically F...” was done and we still had two more days to enjoy.

"Democratically F..."

Saturday we decided to repeat our previous established route “Toma lá Bolachas”. Thank god there were 2 repetitions of that route that left it cleaner and made it possible for us to free climb it this time!

Sunday we decided to go for another new one. This one it still doesn’t have a name, but it already has two new pitches. This means we are eager to go back and finish it!

On another new one, to be completed soon (we hope!). Next!

Daniela Teixeira

The topos:


About the WOMEN'S TRAVERSE CAPRI PANTS (HUECO CAPRI): I used those while climbing and found them extremely comfortable and light. It was nice to be able to roll the leg up and secure it out of the way because it was a hot day. It was nice to unroll them down when I was on the chimney part and sometimes used my knees!