Services included with us:
Mountain sports helmet and climbing harness according to the latest CE standard
AustriAlpin Fish belay device
Quickdraws for the lead climbing course
All the necessary ropes
Trilingual climbing instructor with 20 years of experience
Professional instruction in material and technique
Transfer from the active base to the climbing rock and back
Abseiling training included
Climbing in Madeira, Portugal is a great
activity - in my climbing course I will teach you everything you need
to know for this sport.
Climbing is not very widespread on the flower island, but I have developed a few spots. Most of them are in close proximity to the sea and allow you to take a cool dip in the Atlantic. The individual routes have different levels of difficulty, so be sure that you will find your favorite route whether you live in Santana, Funchal or Seixal.
Depending on your previous knowledge, you will learn the basic techniques such as belaying, tying in and the basic rules of climbing or lead climbing. A rappelling training also prepares you for the other activities.
Of course, I will provide you with the necessary material: helmet, climbing harness, climbing shoes, ropes and carabiners as well as a belay device.
Step by step, climbing move after climbing move, you screw yourself up the wall, always secured with a rope by your climbing partner. Conquering the route, i.e. reaching the top of the rock, creates a great sense of achievement.
I, Michael, am your climbing instructor and speak German, English and French.
When climbing, one climbs more or less steep rock faces with differently pronounced
structures. Small rock outcrops and holes serve as handles and steps. The combination
of steepness and grip size as well as the total length of the route are decisive for
the difficulty. Rocks for beginners are usually slightly inclined and the handles are
large and plentiful, professionals climb even in heavily overhanging walls with small
edges at wide intervals.
A distinction is made between top rope and lead climbing:
Climbing top rope, the rope is running through a chained anchor at the end of the route, the climber ties himself in at one end of the rope, and the belayer puts the other end into a belay device with high friction. While climbing the wall, the belayer always keeps the rope taut - the climber is immediately seated in the rope in the event of a fall.
During the lead climb, the belayer releases the rope via a belay device and the climber attaches it to intermediate anchors using a pair of karabiners. These are then climbed over until the next one is reached, which increases the fall distance in the event of a fall. The dynamic ropes dampen the load to a bearable level.
Since we need abseiling for the upcoming activities such as canyoning, I use the excellent conditions of the climbing rock to teach you to abseil. All by yourself you slide along the rope the twenty meters to the ground, of course you are secured against falling, even if you should let go of the rope completely.
We'll go climbing with you at these climbing spots, the choice depends
on your ability and the weather conditions.
Other sectors are in preparation.
Bouldering is also possible in Madeira at several spots. We introduce you to those we know.
More rocks will be added soon.