Ticklists: ROCKFAX El Chorro: Top 50.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
hansson 12/May Lead O/S
pulseroom 07/May Lead O/S
Tjebbe Svort
steve_gibbs 03/May Lead O/S
Tom Barratt
5eamuz 23/Apr TR O/S
Geoff Thomas, Gerard O'Sullivan
GOS 23/Apr Lead O/S
Geoff Thomas, 5eamuz
Frostie 17/Apr Lead
Simon Caldwell 16/Apr 2nd O/S

Superb. Could almost imagine leading this one! Has been rebolted, by the sound of it some cleaning may also have been done as there was nothing even slightly loose when we did it. It's a very long way from the last bolt to the lower off though, and it's hidden from below - apparently a lot of people traverse right to the lower off from Next Door. Could do with an extra bolt if only for route directing.

Hidden 16/Apr Lead O/S
EleanorWOY 01/Apr Lead O/S
Echuum 01/Apr Lead O/S
chrismadar 30/Mar Lead O/S

Lovely climb, nice and long and some interesting moves to keep you on your toes

Alex Norman 28/Mar Lead O/S
dom94 26/Mar Lead O/S
rd20 22/Feb Lead O/S
mariannekhoo 22/Feb Lead dog

One rest. Being tall is an advantage.

foostu4 21/Feb Lead O/S
Danny Crump 12/Feb Lead
kate30 ?/Feb Lead dog

Had only one rest but didn't really need it just took cos wanted enough energy to finish the rest clean

finarfin ?/Feb Lead dog
John van Deursen
seanbastard ??/2015 -
Ian MK 23/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Anna Maykova 23/Dec/14 Lead
emilyclimbs 21/Dec/14 Lead dog

Very polished, a couple of cruxy overhanging bits that as a short arse I couldn't see where I was going to had to rest. Bottom half great. Top out was unclear which way to go.

iamniccage 21/Dec/14 Lead β
Conor1 10/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Must have changed substantially in recent years - certainly not loose or badly bolted. Very similar to Luna and probably slightly better imo.

karlc 09/Dec/14 Lead O/S
madeleine 08/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Kieran Duncan 08/Dec/14 Lead O/S
hipyhop 29/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Loose sections can be easily avoided. All hangers now there but be careful of loose flake with bolt in it around bolt 5

Dizz 22/Nov/14 Lead O/S
james marjot
Jonathonjessop 20/Nov/14 TR
wyzfen 18/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Jack Delaney 18/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Emily Barnett
mjeffery 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
goddamm7 09/Oct/14 Lead O/S
pc1983 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Relatively easy at the grade and good fun climbing. Very run out to the anchor, but on very easy climbing.

HaleAlex ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Pete College
Avinash Aujayeb 16/May/14 Lead O/S
Joe Mackenzie
Hidden 01/May/14 Lead O/S
OliverRoss 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Cameron Woodall
ConstaBern 19/Apr/14 Lead
FL1PD4N ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Run out! Missing bolts but nice moves

Henry.Todman 17/Mar/14 Lead O/S
hervenuttall ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Matt W & The Olive Branch Crew
mattleepianist ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Joughton 21/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Hangers missing at halfway so escaped into the 6b+.

goddamm7 16/Oct/13 Lead O/S
SGD 11/Oct/13 Lead

hangers are still missing traversed into big fun which made for a fun route.

Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead
Guy Wilson ?/Apr/13 -

yep... hangers missing! Traversed left up ramp.

Plum, Dave Chapman
Alex Wade 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Currently not climbable. After the route splits for 'Next Door' the rest of the hangers are missing. Did however mean that climbed 'Next Door' which made for nice climbing.

Hidden 27/Mar/13 Lead O/S
UnkArl 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S

THIS ROUTE HAS HAD HANGERS REMOVED DUE TO THE DANGERS OF LOOSE ROCK - DON'T TRY AND CLIMB IT I started up this then had to down-climb a little when the hangers ran out, had to traverse left into Big Fun and finish up that. Missing hangers and having to unclip to prevent horrendous rope-drag meant it was quite scary with some BIG run outs!

Hidden 11/Feb/13 Lead O/S
quickdrawmcraw 11/Feb/13 Lead
spacecadetjake 01/Feb/13 -
mapperley samurai 14/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Clare Woolfrey, John Cook
bbangbala 08/Jan/13 -

Several hangers missing at mid-height. Finished up Big Fun.

Oli Bangbala
Hidden 01/Jan/13 Lead dog
Charlie Zephyr Booth ??/2013 -
mol 26/Dec/12 Lead
Mattlamb90 24/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 24/Dec/12 Lead O/S

The top is not runout if you go right to the 30m loweroff, then climb (past another bolt) to the chains

johnpuddephatt 21/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Ryan Mole
RyMole 21/Dec/12 Lead O/S
ANC 14/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Best 6a in El Chorro, huge run out to the chain but easy ground.

Louise Humphreys
pete87abs 08/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Rosie Crossley
Hidden 03/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Dec/12 TR β
Macleod 26/Nov/12 Lead

Felt rather artificial. Seemed to consist entirely of jugs where choss had been removed.

Tala M 25/Nov/12 Lead O/S
taff raymond 19/Nov/12 Lead
Hidden 12/Nov/12 Lead
Vincej 12/Nov/12 2nd
BenedictIEP 10/Nov/12 Lead β
angie 10/Nov/12 Lead dnf
fooforever 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Peter Lovell 08/Nov/12 Lead O/S
thedatastream ?/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Sustained and interesting but not as good as Luna nextdoor. Top fairly simple but very run out for a sports route.

Tala M 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S
matthomas79 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Great climbing, decided to use lower off below the actual one as only had 60m rope and the last part of the climb really not worth it.

Hidden 27/Oct/12 Lead rpt
Marq 19/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/12 Lead rpt
stonemikey 12/Oct/12 Lead

Not used to pitches this long! Had to rest a few times near the top!

gavster2405 09/Oct/12 Lead dog

No falls but a few rests. Seriously hot day, started the route too late.

jane phillips
Hidden 16/Jun/12 Lead rpt
nadine72 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

beautiful climbing

OliBangbala 03/Jun/12 Lead β

Consistently 6a throughout, lovely climbing with a few steep bits and bit of a run out at the end.

Hidden ?/May/12 Lead O/S
Jaime Mitchell 30/Apr/12 Lead O/S
crag_hopper_Jay 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
The Big Sender 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Ben HW 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Dan Vaughan, James Sanders, Joseph Torr
GrahamGiles 09/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Nick Low, Renna Clifford, Aaron Clifford, Gary Duke
malumb 05/Apr/12 Lead
david morse 02/Apr/12 Lead O/S
karoo88 02/Apr/12 Lead O/S
IamJam 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Really pumpy but full of rests.

Gary K Duke ?/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 29/Mar/12 Lead dnf
vertigo 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Partial draw retrieval. looooong gap between last bolt and lower off. Helps keep you paying attention to the end.

Hidden 18/Mar/12 2nd
silhouette 24/Feb/12 Lead O/S
cem 21/Feb/12 Lead rpt
RKernan 21/Feb/12 Lead rpt
Benoit Dupasquier
Hidden 21/Feb/12 Lead O/S
tim91 21/Feb/12 TR O/S
Jenny Lau
tony07 21/Feb/12 TR O/S
riddle 21/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/12 Lead
NCorbett 15/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Tough finish with widely spaced final bolt

Paul Kennedy
Hidden 06/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Feb/12 Lead β
dprctr 04/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/12 Lead
Roberttaylor ?/Feb/12 Lead
will909 ?/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jan/12 Lead O/S
cayteye 02/Jan/12 TR dog
stephen pearson
Toby Dunn ?/Jan/12 Lead O/S
tom.ireson ??/2012 Lead O/S
Kevster 30/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Timo Austino 20/Dec/11 Lead O/S
pmurdy 17/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Tesni 16/Dec/11 2nd O/S
Montse Shelbourne 15/Dec/11 Lead O/S
callans 15/Dec/11 TR
katiep 15/Dec/11 Lead O/S
owb106 15/Dec/11 Lead rpt
Jamie Parkin
Matt Smith 15/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Qisheng Xie 13/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Gallant ?/Dec/11 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/11 Lead
jiggerypokery ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Nov/11 Lead O/S
lottiec 23/Nov/11 TR dnf
Philippa Arding 22/Nov/11 Lead
helen pitt
climbingpixie 14/Nov/11 Lead O/S


Hidden 14/Nov/11 Lead O/S
hellboundblr 19/Oct/11 Lead
Ian Wilkinson
john_ni 19/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
ian-rad 16/May/11 Lead O/S

Nice route, lots of rope drag, bit run out towards the finish, but too easy to be scary

Al Fee
Hidden 10/May/11 Lead
Hidden ?/May/11 Lead O/S
pete1185 23/Apr/11 Lead
Ken Applegate 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Alex Wheldon, Hannah Evans
Richard Kemble 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/11 2nd
Duncan Campbell 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Rock Lizard ?/Apr/11 Lead
Haydn Jones ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
HeatherF ?/Apr/11 -
rannett ?/Apr/11 Lead rpt
rannett ?/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Mar/11 TR
Ken Taylor 22/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Excellent, sustained climbing

Derek Capper
mshorter 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/11 Lead O/S
tmaciel 26/Feb/11 Lead
Hidden 23/Feb/11 Lead
monika paprzycka 23/Feb/11 2nd
Hidden 23/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/11 Lead O/S
grubes 17/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Radical-G 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Feb/11 Lead O/S
iccy 04/Feb/11 -
Andy Chubb 27/Jan/11 Lead
John Keska
Andy Chubb 27/Jan/11 TR
Guy Hustinx
Paul D Jones ??/2011 Lead O/S
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
ollieben ??/2011 -
ollieben ??/2011 -
the real dave ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Different Steve 26/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Dec/10 Lead O/S
fletch540 ?/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Nov/10 Lead O/S
cem 26/Nov/10 Lead O/S
neilh 11/Nov/10 Lead
Ciro 10/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Stuart Wildman 08/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Alex Thompson 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Chris scrambled up off the ground to allow me to be lowered off...

willworkforfoodjnr 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
michael burrows 05/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Lallylandslider 05/Nov/10 2nd
Hidden 01/Nov/10 Lead O/S
peter myers ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S
harryt 31/Oct/10 Lead dog

Fell off for no good reason. Damn.

tomB 27/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Tom Seccombe 26/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/10 Lead
dswansonlow 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
jacobjlloyd 17/Jun/10 Lead rpt
eugeneth 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
fireman_al ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Paul McDonald
ambrooker 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Adam_42 05/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Easy climbing all the way but a wonderful long route.

zappa 05/Apr/10 Lead β
Hidden 05/Apr/10 Lead O/S
JamieSparkes 31/Mar/10 Lead O/S

finished at lower off for 6b+ to the right, with this you can just get down on a 60m.

krasavenko 31/Mar/10 Lead O/S

never-ending; the line of bolts is hard to follow or even find sometimes - especially at the top; 70m rope a must. I really didn't get what the 2 stars were for

Liam Ingram 31/Mar/10 Lead dog

Had to rest near the top. Harder than Luna.

Phil Jennings 31/Mar/10 Lead O/S
ferdia 31/Mar/10 TR rpt
catblack 29/Mar/10 Lead O/S

nice moves towards the top

Andrew Barker 29/Mar/10 Lead O/S
gb05 26/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Jack Loftus 26/Mar/10 2nd O/S
andrea83 24/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Very long-35m. Couple of tricky moves but good rests throughout

Hamish777 24/Mar/10 Lead O/S

An epic and a great climb. Bit tricky going over the bulge near the top. It can just be donw with a 60m rope.

pottsworth 23/Mar/10 Lead

Went to wrong loweroff, resulting in quite nervy traverse, apparently actual loweroff is just out of sight a long was above the last bolt. Ok route, not that special for a top 50

Will Hunt 23/Mar/10 Lead rpt
Sean Jacobs
matthewjames 22/Mar/10 Lead O/S

First climb in Chorro. Definitely not top 50, a fairly boring climb.

Cherie McCormack, Mike Byrne, Matt Cooke, John Cheung
JPGR 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Andy Chubb 20/Mar/10 Lead
Guy Hustinx
Hidden ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
benthfc ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 27/Feb/10 Lead
Hidden 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
JLS 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Team El Chorro
dickypips 04/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Roy Thomas
givemetea 03/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jan/10 Lead O/S
3 Names 02/Jan/10 Lead O/S
DavidR 02/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/10 2nd
RKernan ?/Jan/10 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Jan/10 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
KKilroy ??/2010 Lead
Emma Clarke
Hidden 29/Dec/09 2nd rpt
alek 19/Dec/09 Lead O/S
James Cross
Katie Marshall 19/Dec/09 Lead
Jo Davison 17/Dec/09 Lead dog
Alec Hamilton
Hidden 17/Dec/09 Lead β
Hidden 17/Dec/09 Lead O/S
searla 15/Dec/09 Lead O/S
mrstarwarsman 15/Dec/09 2nd O/S
oli brend
dannyboy83 14/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Dec/09 Lead O/S
RachaelB 04/Dec/09 Lead dog

lovely but really long pitch and very long run out at the end. Struggled a bit in the middle but more to do with how sustained it is.

jon youles
Cheshire Dave 26/Nov/09 Lead

Over-rated. Shouldn't be a Top50. HUGE block just waiting to fall off (the bolt you don't want to clip!), and more dangling off loose stuff further up.

Simon Rackley ?/Nov/09 Lead O/S
andy wilki
Sankey ?/Nov/09 Lead
thebigfriendlymoose ?/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
rockjedi ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Amazing Route. Bit ran out at top. But awesome.

Alex Mason 02/May/09 Lead O/S

good climbing

leepip ?/May/09 Lead O/S
al mason
leepip ?/May/09 Lead O/S
al mason
Zoomer 28/Apr/09 2nd
alexrafferty1986 28/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/09 2nd dog
Rachel Somerville 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Chuck Taylor and Nick Kemp
Brian Rodgers 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Ian Bruce
Hidden 10/Apr/09 Lead
Joris.Roulleau ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 31/Mar/09 Lead O/S
CalumC 31/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Ferdia Earle
ferdia 31/Mar/09 TR dog
paul birch 07/Mar/09 -
mr_nsglover ?/Feb/09 Lead O/S
mr_nsglover ?/Feb/09 Lead O/S
mattcyp88 07/Jan/09 Lead
Rach Cassidy, Mark Tomlinson, Dave Spencer
mattcyp88 05/Jan/09 Lead
Maddie, Dave Spencer
Hidden 01/Jan/09 Lead O/S
mattcyp88 01/Jan/09 Lead β
Rach Cassidy, Maddie, Dave Spencer
Hidden 25/Dec/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Dec/08 Lead O/S
metal arms 13/Nov/08 -
Stig 08/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Goi y Roy
oliwarlow 27/Mar/08 Lead
Stig 08/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Will Hunt ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Joe Miller 11/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Barry Clarke
beegsyboy 24/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Eccie + Joseph
Neil Mackenzie 24/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Dan 85 29/Mar/07 Lead O/S
jimdanson 18/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Bob Curry
K Wall 18/Nov/06 Lead
Andrew Sloan 14/Oct/06 2nd O/S
Steve Grove
BruceW 25/May/06 Lead O/S
howlingbaboon ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S
gjd 01/May/04 -
Andy S ?/Feb/04 Lead O/S
Erkke ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Dec/01 Lead
arose ?/Sep/01 AltLd
Tom Woodcock
goi.ashmore 04/Jan/01 Lead O/S
Iain Fisher
skygodley 15/Dec/00 Lead O/S
High 6a+
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High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
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Style of ascent
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