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The new Rockfax guide to El Chorro Rockfax Cover
ROCKFAX, Dec 2008
The latest Rockfax guidebook to El Chorro is the first in the Rockfax series to be solely dedicated to El Chorro and its surrounding crags. The guidebook is illustrated with plenty of action photographs and is presented in the latest Rockfax style with over 1000 routes illustrated on full-colour photo-topos to all of the crags. Comprehensive information on approaches, accommodation, eating and drinking, transportation and other activities, so important to the easy planning and enjoyment of a visit, is also included.
The Area - The Gorge at El Chorro is a huge limestone defile that slices through the mountain range just 50km inland from the city of Málaga, in the province of Andalucia. This striking landmark is one of the World's most famous sport climbing destinations and was one of the first areas in Europe to be equipped during the development of this style of rock climbing during the 1980's. Since then development has spread to all the surrounding cliffs and walls resulting in a superb set of varied routes from long multi-pitch big wall climbs, to easily-accessed single-pitch sectors. Beyond the confines of The Gorge and its neighbouring cliffs the Andalucian landscape provides limestone aplenty and crags the equal of the best on offer around El Chorro. These fine near neighbours are all easily accessed from an El Chorro base for daily visits.
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