/ El Chorro Accomodation
Heading to El Chorro in January for 3 weeks, just debating the accomodation options.......thinking about camping or staying in a refugio. We don't have a car so needs to be walkable to a decent amount of crags....
Any recommendations ? I want to go somewhere social, so wondering if camping is the best option , Suirana campsite was amazing for that sort of thing .....not bothered about the weather etc, just in general want to be where a good bunch of climbers are !!
The Olive Branch should fit your bill - has a crag at the end of the drive, easy walking to the main climbing areas, and you can camp there but still have the use of kitchen/dining/chillout space.
It's always been very sociable when I've been there (Gary and Mel go out of their way to make sure it stays that way) and if you're car-less you can get the train to Alora, do a shop at the supermarket (there's a tiny shop in El Chorro, does all the basics to keep you alive but not much variety), and arrange for Gary to pick you up there for a small fee.
I'm sure othrs will give a good list, some folk have recomended on the recent fitclub thread for high 7's at Chorro.
I tried eye of the storm at Poema roca cave last year, if you are an overhang fiend..
Though I think a few goes on Honk down are also on the books this year.
refugios are very rough and ready and often noisy, not good for getting a decent kip.
Camping can be very cold. Below freezing here last night, though we are 500m higher, and freezing North wind blowing through all day.
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