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Ticklists: ROCKFAX El Chorro: Top 50, El Chorro dreams - 6a to 6c+.

Martyn Nicholson 02/May -

A big day. Fealt hard for 6a carrying a sack

with Ed Robinson
potnoodle13 27/Apr AltLd

First two pitches

damondavies 20/Apr AltLd O/S

Got up at 7:30am to get an early start to find rain. Left after lunch and topped out to a stunning sunset. Led pitches 3,4 and 5. 6a pitches were sublime. Went a little too high for a bolt midway through the traverse pitch so had to lank it which did not make a happy climb for my considerably shorter climbing partner! Back in time for Mackerel and medals.

with Taramin, Clara V, Nick B
Hidden 18/Apr AltLd O/S
nickb1 17/Apr AltLd O/S
with ClaraC, damondavies, Taramin
Nevil 15/Apr AltLd
Hidden 15/Apr AltLd O/S
DrIan 14/Apr AltLd

Lead Pitch 2 (30m, 5+) and Pitch 5 (20m, 6a). It was busy so to the ab'd off at end of pitch 5. Pitch 3 and 4 run together as one which seems to be the preferred method. For others that did the full route. Amptrax is now fully bolted to the end of Pitch 8 No gear needed for pitch 1, rope up at the two bolts for start Pitch 2 The abseil now goes from the end of pitch 8 down the bolted line of Ebola? (not in 2008 rockfax). There is an arrow pointing down and 35m letting you know the way. First ab is approx 35 m, second?? is 60m, Twin 60m ropes therefore highly recommended. People in our group 2 separate parties that went down the bolt line didn't spot an intermediate belay. One group abseiled at end of pitch 7 per rockfax to find, old faded and long abandoned ab tat for the belay at 35m, they traversed right on to Ebola. Therefore not recommended to ab from the end pitch 7 anymore. Belays are all basically hanging apart from the start of pitch 2, as the ledges arent very wide, so take a comfy harness. You can get two people on but that is about it Whilst on the route, 2 large blocks fell down to the right of the abseil down the line of the overhanging yellow scar directly above where parties were gearing up, a third fell later in each case it was a close call, we had rain the previous days so probably loosened things up

with Tim
Christopher Chan 08/Apr AltLd O/S
with Malcolm Flint
holly138 08/Apr AltLd O/S


with Anne
annep11 08/Apr AltLd O/S

Utterly brilliant route. I led p2, 5, 7. Total hero jugs on P7! Holly ran 3&4 together to save time. Started climbing at 8:30 to avoid the heat, walking home by 12:30. The walk around the back valley isn't too bad if you can pick out the human path from the (many) goat tracks. Holly sacrificed her sandwich to an overly-interested dog.

JamieSparkes 07/Apr AltLd rpt

Done by headtorch to avoid the masses, up to the kink then abseiled down the line.

alex toomey 07/Apr AltLd

awesome fun on a night time ascent

babymoac 04/Apr Lead

First 4 pitches only - then bailed off due to rain

with adam
Hidden 03/Apr 2nd
chrismadar 31/Mar AltLd O/S
CraigOsborne 31/Mar AltLd O/S
Phil Murray 15/Mar Lead dnf

first 2 pitches at 5+ each, only. Bottom one seemed hard / slippery. Exposed!

with Liz
Kieran Duncan 01/Mar Lead rpt
with Mieke
Amy Horton 10/Feb AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Feb AltLd
jacobjlloyd 08/Feb Lead O/S
with John Scarrott, Sophie
sarpedon 06/Feb AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Feb AltLd O/S
JenDurden 06/Feb 2nd

Lead pitch 1, seconded pitches 2-4, abseiled before traverse.

with Sion F-R
Hidden 05/Feb AltLd
CharlieMack 04/Feb AltLd O/S
with Simon Hughes
Danny Crump 03/Feb Lead
with Clients
Seanthwaites 03/Feb AltLd
mcgovern 02/Feb AltLd
Hidden 02/Feb AltLd
Glen Burrows 30/Jan 2nd β
with Ed Luke
Hidden 28/Jan AltLd
Chris Manasseh 25/Jan AltLd

Led 1,3,5 and 7

with John Armstrong
jvarmstrong 25/Jan AltLd

led p2,4,6,8

with Chris
Hidden 13/Jan AltLd β
erkdaly12 07/Jan AltLd

Lead pitch 2 and 6. First sport multi pitch and leading on multi pitch. Super fun. Chose to walk down rather than abseil. look out for the cairns for way down.

Alex the Alex 07/Jan AltLd O/S

Great day out! Picnic, frenchies, rockfalls and cosy belays. The route itself has some of the best 6a pitches in chorro. never mind the polish.

with Emma
BilboBaggins 04/Jan AltLd O/S

Awesome route and surprisingly not very polished. Lovely climbing. Jan 2016, route is now fully bolted all the way to the 7th pitch. There is an additional pitch after that to the ridge. 5 x abseils from there to the ground (70m rope needed).

Senna 03/Jan AltLd O/S

Linked the 2 6a pitches together

Alex Handley 31/Dec/15 Lead O/S

The third/fourth absails are slings over spikes so might be worth bringing a throwaway sling incase they get any worse

with Adam
jamesb101 16/Dec/15 AltLd O/S

lead the 6a pitches together to save time.

with Dan Martinho-Corbishley
MartinW92 ?/Dec/15 AltLd

climbed first 5 pitches, may have scrambled first pitch not realising we were on the route already

gpcomps 30/Nov/15 AltLd dog

Lead pitches 1,3,5 and 7. All clean apart from pitch 5 where I got a little off route, pumped and consequently took a fall. Would love to try again leading the other pitches. A truly awesome experience

Noah Near-Theholds 30/Nov/15 AltLd O/S
with gpcomps
Kieran Duncan 29/Nov/15 AltLd O/S

Great route. Led 2, 3 and 5. The traverse was amazing! Felt some of the Rockfax grades were a bit sandbagged, but not as polished as I expected

with Sam
Hidden 29/Nov/15 AltLd O/S
alexspurling 24/Nov/15 Lead O/S

Lead pitches 1 3 and 4 before bailing. Amazing climbing.

cescofry 24/Nov/15 AltLd O/S

lead the second pitch and seconded 1 3 and 4. Amazing climb, quite uncomfortable anchor points.

Dan724 08/Nov/15 AltLd O/S
with Johannes Matthias
rockafunked ?/Nov/15 AltLd dog
Hidden 13/Oct/15 2nd
will_lake 17/May/15 AltLd
Richardlake 17/May/15 AltLd O/S

Quite tough when your feet are so swollen by the heat that your toenails are falling off and you can hardly put any pressure on the footholds! Steep climbing all the way up, there is even an improbable roof on the 4+ pitch after the traverse. Traverse itself felt a little spicy edging around the blunt arete and the exposure is huge. Three of us started at 8am and finished at 4pm. Took ages due to painful feet and rope faff at the belays. Walk off is really nice on obvious paths so save some water and head down that way...

BareBears 06/May/15 AltLd
with Joe Cresswell
Cheese Monkey 05/May/15 Lead O/S
with Ian M
Ian Miller 05/May/15 2nd
5eamuz 24/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Kevin McGee, Pat Nolan
GOS 24/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Scrambled P1; I led P2 (polish) P4 (great) P5 (harder since less obvious) and P7; walked off after p8 (and about 120m easy ground to ridge)- long slog uphill to Arab Steps but great views

with Geoff Thomas
jammy4536 17/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Fantastic climb and an excellent day. Lead the two 6a pitches together, and wasnt too bad for rope drag and great for endurance. The line is now fully bolted so no need for trad gear. Dont recommend to walk descent, very chossy and generally knaf, and can abseil down.

with Viktoria Zekoll
RobDay 17/Apr/15 -
chancer 16/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
oodie72 16/Apr/15 Lead O/S
tallginge ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with pete
Auld Giffer ?/Apr/15 -
with Seamus
Jamie Jacques 30/Mar/15 AltLd β

Amazing multi-pitch

dprctr 28/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Seconded the 6a pitch which felt hard. Traverse was fun. Abbed do Ebola which was nice and quick

with Dirk
shed_hed 10/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Lead P2 and P4. Nice climbing with great views, very hot though. Abbed off after 5th pitch to do some other routes.

with Chris (Olive Branch)
foostu4 20/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Lovely route, abbed off in favour of going to do some more routes!

ned_85 09/Jan/15 AltLd
MischaHY 09/Jan/15 AltLd rpt
with ned_85
theo.mooney ?/Jan/15 Lead

unbelievable, very very nice. I wasn't totally ready for the first pitch. It felt a little awkward, the climbing improves all the way up! Do the top two pitches, the best 4 and 5 yet.

with Amy Mooney
Ian MK 22/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Lead P3, 4, 5, 6 & 8

with Anna
Anna Maykova 22/Dec/14 2nd
with Ian
KKilroy ?/Dec/14 Lead O/S

A quality route...great craic leading all the pitches as Claire and Jono laughed away all day in the sunshine. Carried too many jackets!

with claire
Bron H 31/Oct/14 AltLd rpt
MischaHY 22/Oct/14 Lead O/S

In approach shoes. Slightly epic in the midday sun!

Michael Allday 16/Oct/14 Lead O/S

climbed in 4 pitches to the top in about hour and a half

pc1983 11/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2, 4, 6 and 8. Started at 8.30am and topped out at about 12.30 after taking it quite slow. Unlike what it said in the guidebook pitches 5 to 8 are now bolted too

HaleAlex ?/Sep/14 AltLd dog

Awesome! The top trad sections are now bolted.

R2B 12/May/14 Lead O/S

Lead all 8 pitches. Started 6am and topped out at 10am. Scrambled off the back following the cairns off to the right. From the bottom of the valley we followed various tracks that lead to a dried up riverbed full of huge colourful plants. Stayed in this until the waterfall and then went right to avoid the drop off, heading for another obvious path leading down to the train tracks. Great route and glad we did an early start to keep cool. Top 2 pitches have runouts and although 4+ still quite hard to read.

with Charlotte
Hidden 12/May/14 2nd
Hidden 23/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Rich Malcolm 05/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Led P1-5 and abbed off. Good route.

Dave 88 04/Mar/14 2nd

Glenn dragged me up this. Felt hard for the grade. Abbed off in the dark with one head torch between us. Luckily it's pancake day at the Olive Branch!

Double Knee Bar 04/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches. Was ace. One of the best routes ever up to the traverse. Prob wouldnt bother with traverse again. 5+ and 6a pitches were amazing. Started after doing first half of camino del ray in the AM so we ended up rapping off in the dark.

with Dave 88
gurumed 02/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Managed to get to lead pitches 1-5 with Sams masterful ropework.

with Dawn, Sam
Hidden 02/Mar/14 AltLd
AJM 08/Feb/14 Lead O/S

L1-5, in 3 pitches. Bolts on the top section of the "easy pitch" make me wonder if the belay has moved?

Ben_Megson 12/Jan/14 AltLd
Bertbee 03/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Absolutely awesome climb - done as a three. On at 9.30am in the wet, back on the ground at 5pm. Lead 1,3,5,7 - Pitch 5 is great but goes all over the place, and felt exposed seconding pitch 6. Abbed from the top of pitch 7 - doable in three pitches on a pair of 60m ropes. Pitch 1 is c.45m to anchors, Pitch 2 is c.25m to a spike with lots of tat, Pitch 3 to the ground.

Hidden ?/Jan/14 Lead
Phraxcyst ??/2014 -
Phraxcyst ??/2014 -
Chriswallis2 08/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
with Pete
Mackinclimb 02/Dec/13 -
Pete_Frost 27/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Classic route. Perfectly bolted. Grade 5 pitches are high in their grade. Top tip: walk off - the scenery is ace.

with Nico Magnan
Hidden 07/Nov/13 Lead O/S
DanC1985 07/Nov/13 Lead rpt

Lead 3,5,7 pitches

with David
Hidden 20/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/13 AltLd dog
Hidden 17/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Adamwillclimb 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
climbhannahclimb 06/Jun/13 AltLd
with Mark Barrett
Hidden 01/May/13 -
Hidden ?/May/13 AltLd rpt
Hidden 21/Apr/13 Lead rpt
robbo99 21/Apr/13 2nd

pussy 2nd boulder close to cutting the rope on the ab down from the 7th

j0sch ?/Apr/13 AltLd dog
cashew nut ?/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Climbed with Eleonora D. First multi pitch, lead 2 4 6 8. Great fun. No way pitch 7 is only 4+ as there was some tough climbing. May have gone the wrong way although we were on a bolted line. Last pitch is an unbolted scramble with some slings on the way to make you feel better about it. which was much closer to the 4+ we were expecting of pitch 7.

Braintax ?/Apr/13 AltLd

P2 P4 Ab down pre traverse due to partner's flight. Short multi pitch though that aside.

Guy Wilson ?/Apr/13 -
with Plum, Dave Chapman
JonnyW 27/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
beakerburgess 27/Mar/13 AltLd

lead odd pitches

partz 26/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Sustained. Overpacked the bag with water quite a bit...

Alex Wade 26/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

took far too big and heavy a bag, and un-needed full trad rack, making for harder work than it should have been. walk off was nice alternative to the typical abseil.

Hidden 11/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 11/Mar/13 AltLd
anyes varenne 26/Feb/13 AltLd dog

an amazing day, dogged it but well worth the effort, superb walk off

rd20 25/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Scrambled first "pitch" Agnes then led P2, 4, 6 and 8. RD led P3, 5 and 7. Fantastic route. Great condotoons. Walked off by scrambling over the Frontales ridges to the top of the Arab Steps. Amazing views. A truly memorable day.

with Anyes
kitch22 25/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with John Proctor
TCCB 21/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Wet so abbed off after 5th pitch. Amazing climbing, first mulitipitch!

with Billy Ridal
elyben 18/Feb/13 AltLd
Peter Lovell 12/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
leglesslizard ?/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
willoates 28/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Good climbing, great exposure. 7 pitches and abbed down.

with Becky Brown
Charlie Zephyr Booth ??/2013 -
soph 30/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
with Helena Robinson
Nick Russell 21/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Emily
Johann 18/Dec/12 AltLd rpt
with peter
johnpuddephatt 18/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Amazing day out. Led P1/3/5/7. Can also confirm this is now fully bolted. Rockfax description of descent from top is useless - avoided hours of lost wandering by dumping into someone bivvying in a cave who gave directions.

with Ryan Mole
RyMole 18/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Now fully bolted. My lead: 1,3,5,7 John's lead: 2,4,6,8

Hidden 13/Dec/12 AltLd
pete87abs 03/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Rosie cruised the crux pitch

with Rosie Crossley
ranga 10/Nov/12 Lead
escostar ?/Nov/12 Lead dnf

First two pitches then ab'd off, rock too wet, Dave taught me multi-pitch skills.

Hidden 23/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
budchawla 21/Oct/12 AltLd dog

Mega day out. Had trouble finding start of route. Started climbing at 12 noon from the belay at the top of P1 (scrambled up here). Justin led P2 and we swapped leads thereafter. Took leader falls on P5 & P7 (which didn't feel like F4 - especially if you are carrying a heavyish pack and end up going for the steep "direttisima" instead of traversing a couple of moves right near the 5th bolt :). Awesome day out. 12 noon start, 5pm finish to the climbing. Included falling, resting & re-climbing 2 half pitches. Scrambled to the top, took pictures and walked out west. 2.5 hour descent (we took lots of detours) to the Albercones car park.

Hidden 05/Sep/12 Lead rpt
guhj 31/May/12 AltLd O/S

Topped out without bringing trad gear. Climbed as 2 parties of 2, me in the leading party. Alt leads so that I led the traverse pitch. Roped up at a big ledge ~10 m away from the first bolt, halfway up guidebook's P1. If the traverse is P5, we found the grades to be P1 F6a, P2 F5+, P3 F5+, P4 F6a+, P5 F5+, P6 F4, P7 F4, P8 scramble. Beware that (with these pitch numbers) P7 has two bolts in ~15 meters and P8 has no bolts but ab anchors at top and bottom 20 m apart. Quality climbing all the way, in particular the traverse. Well worth topping out, and we did the right thing not bringing any trad gear.

OliBangbala 31/May/12 AltLd O/S

Climbed in 2 teams of 2 on alternate leads.. soloed pitch one (its not really a pitch, more of a scramble) lead pitches 3,5,7, seconded 2,4,8. .. fell on pitch five which felt more like 6a+ (rockfax says stay left of the bolts but i found that misleading) fantastic climbing all the way, with amazing exposure. The first 6a and the traverse are the best pitches ;) no trad gear needed, but be wary if you are not experienced in multi-pitch, they are all hanging belays and it can get a bit messy!

Liam Ingram 16/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Lead all in 5 pitches and topped out. The walk off is a bit epic and it's probably easier to abseil off. Carrying a rucksack is a serious pain and should be avoided.

crag_hopper_Jay 16/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
maryleese 16/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
krasavenko 13/Apr/12 AltLd rpt

Bolted all the way to the top. Did 7 pitches and abseiled down. The traverse is a must - adds so much to the experience!!

allyrocke 13/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with Katie Main
catjm 12/Apr/12 AltLd dnf

Started too late to finish in the light - we will be back!

Hidden 11/Apr/12 AltLd
SiyP 11/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
with McCoy
AndyCook 08/Apr/12 2nd
IamJam 03/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Really good route, quality climbing and views. Only did to the top of the 2nd 6a pitch since thunder was on it's way. Didn't take out the rope until the 5+ pitches. Hauled a rack and 2nd rope up needlessly but it was so fun anyway.

Craig Holden ?/Apr/12 AltLd dnf

Ran out of light.

Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
johnmctighe 20/Mar/12 AltLd dnf

backed off after the 3 5+ pitches

with Austin
Hidden ?/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
leowestland ?/Mar/12 AltLd
silhouette 26/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

We went one pitch further than we intended; across the 5 traverse; fortunately there is a rappel line down from there belonging to another route; we missed a rappel stance but made it down eventually.

with Robert the sea dog
NCorbett 13/Feb/12 AltLd dog

Solo-Ed first pitch, lead second, felt tough for 5+ compared to previous days routes. Paul lead third 5+ again tough with bulge half way up. Lead 4th pitch 6+ had to have a few words with myself, and several rests. Abseiled of from there. Anyone lost a purple and blue quick draw Dave's got it. Anyone find a sling Dave Pendleton wants it...

with Paul Kennedy
PeteRussell 13/Feb/12 2nd O/S

Blue / purple quickdraw found is probably mine, (Wild Country Oxygen). Don't want it back as it was dropped from the 8th pitch, suggest you bin it ! Great route and definately worth going to the top and walking off, especially now it is fully bolted.

pete_fewings 10/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Lead 'em all and enjoyed every minute! The less said about the descent the better...

Hidden 06/Feb/12 AltLd
DanC1985 05/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Lead pitches 2, 4 and 7 Soloed pitch 1 Seconded pitches 3, 5, 6 and 8 F3, F5+, F5+, F6a, F6a, F5, F4+, F4+

with John, Sunil, Jim
james.pilbeam 05/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Roberttaylor ?/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/12 AltLd
Duz 19/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Tom Keaveny 17/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
ollyroberts 17/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with Tom
Thelongcon 12/Jan/12 -

Andy and I believe we hold the Onsight speed climbing record. We are too easily influnenced by media, and after watching Dean Potter and the Huber brothers, decided to Simul-climb the route. 1:03:05. Let us know if you beat the record!

with Andy Tappa
samwillo 11/Jan/12 Lead
with Lairig Climbing Club
Hidden ?/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
tom.ireson ??/2012 AltLd

did the walk off this time, it was great! well worth doing if you can find the way.

Timo Austino 21/Dec/11 Lead O/S

best fun route ever! except we lost the patagucci jacket to the crag gods :(

with Annie
James Oswald 20/Dec/11 Lead O/S

ace climbing, had an epic getting down. Took as long as getting up!

with Chris White
Hidden 20/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
bigdrew 20/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
with Liam
owb106 18/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

Lead the even pitches. Seconded the odd pitches with MASSIVE bag. Lots of shiny new bolts and chains. Dropped helmet form top of pitch 3.

Matt Smith 18/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

Lead odd pitches. Now fully bolted so no need for any trad gear. Took a too large which made seconding a nightmare. Lost a helmet at top of pitch 3. Maybe pitch 7 is a 5 as very sustained, but juggy. Walked off back of crag. Quality day.

Jake Young 17/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
with Anna
El3ctroFuzz 13/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

The route is now Fully Bolted. All pitches now climbable via newish bolts. The last 2 pitches are slightly left of the rockfax line and Pitch7 is more like 5+ following hard to see bolts. At the end of Pitch 8 there is an ab station, for several ab's at 35m intervals, this now seems to be the best option as the line is quality!

with Elaine Budden
Hidden 07/Dec/11 AltLd
Bargate_Champ ?/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
mwatson ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Greg Pittam 29/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
with Clare Richardson
Philippa Arding 24/Nov/11 AltLd
with sarah saunders, helen pitt
Frostie 10/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

A good testing route, topped out and scramble off through the notch.

with Steve Ashworth
martin clarke 10/Oct/11 AltLd

Monster climb long and testing toped out in fading light.

with nick andrews
stephen ashworth 10/Oct/11 AltLd
with john frost
Hidden 07/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
Alkis 04/May/11 AltLd O/S

Led the 6a pitches. Abbed off the end of pitch 5 after dark.

Hidden ?/May/11 AltLd O/S
JRae 24/Apr/11 AltLd

P3, P5 (ace). Nice start to the holiday. First belay is sketch - others fine.

with Tom Pitchforth
Hidden 23/Apr/11 -
CRiddiford 15/Apr/11 2nd

first 4 pitches

with Mike, Lisa
Haydn Jones ?/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

all the way to the top, climbed at mid day, thank god we took 5 1/2 litres of water with just the 2 of us :)

Oliver Houston ?/Apr/11 AltLd

Only minor epic- 2 hours extra on the wall, in the heat of the sun, Repeated the 6a pitches to free a rope -> sunstroke! Awesome route though Lead all but the 1st 5+ pitch Traverse was wet, so abbed off after p5

Andy Clarke 30/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

A grand day out for the full tick. Good steep sport pitches after the initial scramble; fine exposure on the trad traverse; interesting walk and scramble down the dry watercourse in the valley over the ridge. Helped us recover from the PTSD brought on by being trapped in the railway tunnels with a frantically hooting Malaga Express the previous day, while taking the short cut back from the Camino del Rey. (6,000 euro fine if you get caught!) Led Ps 2,4,6,8.

with Dale
Hidden 22/Mar/11 AltLd
mark4344 21/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

soloed 1st pitch then led 2,4,6 and 8. placed a few nuts on pitch 2 as bolts spaced. dale also placed a cam on crux pitch5. beware all hanging belays and walk out took nearly1.5 hours. not sure how rockfax did it in 45 mins!

with Dale Knox
Dale ?/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Best route of holiday. Great exposer, Hard for the grade very steep all the way. With the walk off the back its a great adventure.

with Andy
luda0801 ?/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 25/Feb/11 Lead
monika paprzycka 25/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
gcandlin ?/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

led 1, 2, 4, I think. What a great climb, had to abb off after pitch 5 as the rain came in. Only got the sport tick. Shared the wall with some eagles which was awsome. Belay at top of 2nd pitch was a bit crap

with Jo Murray
afrosam 25/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with carl manley
climbingpixie 24/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Sport tick only. Led P3 & P5. Excellent route, enjoyed every pitch.

with Andy
Hidden 24/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Harry Chaplin ?/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Ollie Rattue ??/2011 -

All pitches and walked off.

Ed morris ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Ed morris ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Anna duckett ??/2011 AltLd
with Jake Young
thomb ?/Dec/10 AltLd

great position... not all that impressed by the rock!

with Jo, Darren
pawelx 19/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

first 5 pitches

Alex Thompson 11/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2,5 & 8 to top; 2nds wore sacks. Great climbing, fairly busy, really cosy on the belay "ledges". Real adventure.

vix 11/Nov/10 AltLd

Lead pitch 3 and 6. On pitch 5 someone tried to overtake us, whilst seconding i got my back pack tangled in their rope, thus dogged it

with Alex, chris
willworkforfoodjnr 11/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 4+7 and topped out. Awesome adventure!

Sankey ?/Nov/10 AltLd

First 5 pitches, great situation and steep climbing

with Luke
Andrew will wilson ?/Nov/10 Lead
thebigfriendlymoose ?/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
with Stephen
Hidden 28/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Tom Seccombe 27/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

p1 solo, lead pitches; p2, p4, p6, p8.

tomB 24/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/10 AltLd
Jim Slater 03/May/10 AltLd O/S

5 pitches and abb off.

with Audrey Petit
Danhan 06/Apr/10 AltLd
with Nick
Hidden 06/Apr/10 AltLd
krasavenko 05/Apr/10 AltLd

was defeated by the sheer force of gale winds after 1st bolted pitch. Will be back when the weather is calmer

Liam Ingram 05/Apr/10 AltLd dnf

Backed off after P2 due to high winds making it a bit of a miserable experience.

with Liyen
JonathanJones 04/Apr/10 AltLd dog

Excellent climbing, bloody scary though. i lead 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 to top out. take decent shoes next time.

with JK
Will Hunt 03/Apr/10 AltLd

Including the first scrambly pitch. Led P2, 4, 6 & 8. P1-5 sport route to below the roof. P6 - WH led. Traverse right past many pegs and a couple of bolts. Possible to back up with wires if wanted. To a double bolt belay. P7 - PD led. Supposed to traverse up and right to an orange bay. Pete decided on a variation and went past a thread, stepping right then through the steep rock direct on magnificent jugs. Belayed by a tree. If proper route had been found this would have probably been more like Severe but was fair at VS. Plenty of evidence that this variation is well travelled with polish and slightly worn gear placements. P8 - WH led. Up the easy ground to a loose finish by a tree.

with Pete Drake
JasTaplin ?/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Matt Metcalfe
tallthinmonkey 31/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Rob Leuhman
Hidden 31/Mar/10 Lead O/S
allyrocke 31/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Robbie
SaraAT 31/Mar/10 2nd
BorisVBlade 30/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

P1 Solo, P2 5+ Second O/S, P3 5+ & P4 6a Lead O/S in one pitch, P5 6a Second O/S, P6 5 & P7 4+ Lead O/S in one pitch, P8 4+ Lead O/S

with Daniel Wong
gb05 29/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd 5+ and second 6a. Abseiled off after pitch 5 for sport tick.

sam820 29/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Lead pitches 3,5 and 7. Quite tricky route and hold finding. Topping out is great fun, recommended!

Jack Loftus 28/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Soloed the first pitch, then alt leads.

with Nick
Hidden 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
knicos 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Urša Krenk
pottsworth 26/Mar/10 AltLd

Nice route, but found most pitches quite hard for the grade, and generally quite thin for feet Had a take on both 6a pitches due to going the wrong way. Followed guidebook advise for P5 and didn't get anywhere, turns out good holds are about 5ft to the right of the bolt, not left. Once over the second bulge of p5 a ramp goes up left, but the route goes right, on tricky to spot bolts

gknyus 26/Mar/10 AltLd

topped out - trad section was excellent, brilliant day!

with Ahmad Wana
Hidden 25/Mar/10 AltLd
nadeem ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 27/Feb/10 AltLd

Brilyant climbe! easey for 6a by the area standard

with Pete
RachaelB 26/Feb/10 AltLd

Started at 3pm scrambled the 3+ pitch then ben took first lead. 6a pitches were lovely but really hard with the pack on. Ben led traverse with a river running through it. I did the first trad pitch and we did the last trad pitch by moonlight. Only really needed a couple of bits of gear for the trad and could do most with threads, maybe the odd nut. lovely - great adventure - 1.5 hours walk off in the dark

with Ben Gurney
tomhull 25/Feb/10 Lead O/S

lead in 3 pitchs to the top of pitch 5 for the sport tick. sweet

liamlonsdale 25/Feb/10 2nd O/S
markalmack 22/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

first 5 pitches

Hidden 22/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Lauren Davies 21/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

7 pitches

with John Tanner
tobydunford 17/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Harry Martin
dannyboy83 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Alice
John Tanner 30/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Lauren Davies
Lawrie Brand 18/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Susan Mc
Hidden 18/Jan/10 2nd
adam06 17/Jan/10 AltLd

very intimidating and steep! we called it quits at the top of pitch 3. the ab down from the pitch 8 is apparently very dodgy so watch out and lots of loose rock after pitch 5

DavidR 03/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Another LMC mass assent! Mike and Dave C, followed by Hol and me, and then Matt and Kev. Led pitches 1, 3, 5, 7. Hol led pitches 2, 4, 6, 8.

Hidden 03/Jan/10 AltLd rpt
Hidden 03/Jan/10 Lead rpt
Gazleah ?/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Did the whole climb with only a piece of pro cord. Traverse is well protected but required a 40m run out on the next pitch. easy climbing, little hairy. Abseiled off on a shorter rope than recommended after talking to some locals. Belay points are a death trap half way down!

tom.ireson ?/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Awesome start to the holiday! Did the last two pitches as three with a couple of bits of cord and a sling as gear, spiced it up a bit! You can just about make the abseil with one 60m rope but beware the rap station under the end of the traverse is about 32m away and is shockingly bad! Definitely up there in the worst rap anchors I've ever used. If you take two ropes you will get good chains all the way.

Hidden ?/Jan/10 AltLd
Englishvoodoo ??/2010 Lead dog

Cleaned first all but the last of the sports pitches, didn't tackle traverse and trad section of the route. Goal for Spanish tour number 2 completed!

with Richard Wardle
Hidden ??/2010 -
james chesmer ??/2010 Lead O/S
dmoir 20/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Gid
searla 15/Dec/09 Lead O/S

Only first two pitches

Hidden 15/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
chrism225 07/Dec/09 AltLd dog
with dave
Hidden 25/Sep/09 2nd β
JamieSparkes 24/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

lead P1(solo),2,4,6,7 and 8 combined. the obvious line after the traverse pitch follows to the right of the overlap past several in situ threads - this is the one we took and cuts out the curving section into a belay on the ab line and arrives at the first ab point - painted on rock in yellow paint.

with Tome Mingorance
Alex Mason 07/May/09 Lead O/S

did 5 pitches, soloed first and led 2 and 4, boring route. each pitch is 1 star.

leepip ?/May/09 Lead O/S
with al mason
w.pettet-smith ?/May/09 -

not that great really, though apperently better if you top out. we abbed off the last 5 pitch.

Hidden 07/Apr/09 AltLd
CalumC 04/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Didn't do the traverse pitches. Led pitches 2 and 4.

with Hertha Taverner Wood
paul birch 07/Mar/09 -
DrGav 06/Feb/09 AltLd O/S


with Dave
Chris the Tall 12/Jan/09 AltLd

Soloed P1(3), led P2 (5+), P4 (6a) P6 (5) and P8 (4+). Excellant route

with Dave Coley
Brendan 09/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2, 4 and 5 then lowered off. Hard for 6a? Super, steep climbing.

with Paul
nadeem ?/Jan/09 Lead O/S

First Multi Pitch.... Cool

with Jack HP
Hidden 18/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
PeteH 17/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

Great climbing. Did all 8 pitches and walked off the back - fairly straightforward, took about 45mins back to Albercones parking including a diversion because we stayed left once in the valley instead of right, and encountered a big drop-off in a dry riverbed.

with Chris Moxon
Hidden 19/Nov/08 Lead
metal arms 11/Nov/08 -
Marti999 ?/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
cem 31/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

First 4 pitches only

Will Hunt ?/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1 (scramble), 2 and 4. Top pitch worth 6a.

with Sean Jacobs
Will Hunt ?/Mar/08 AltLd rpt

Done again, this time leading alternate pitches to last time. Lead pitches 1 (unroped scramble), 3 and 5.

with Ronnie Legg
Dr Caterpillar ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Tried the traverse pitch but didn't have the guide so couldn't work it out. Abseiled down

with Adam
beegsyboy 27/Dec/07 AltLd O/S

Awsome. Definite 6A

with Eccie
Neil Mackenzie 27/Dec/07 AltLd
with Tim
Hidden 10/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
chris2451 04/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with David Brigham, Ben Brigham
dj_brigham05 04/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with Ben Brigham, Chris Thain
Dan 85 05/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Luke
matt.woodfield ?/Apr/07 AltLd
frecro ?/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with malcolm h-s
Hidden ?/Dec/06 AltLd O/S
K Wall 17/Nov/06 AltLd
with Martin
Andrew Sloan 15/Oct/06 AltLd O/S

one short rest on 6a+ pitch.

with Steve Grove
Sarah Bough 24/Sep/06 AltLd

Awesome, great climb

with Ian Johnson
Dave Latimer ?/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
dodfoster 20/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

went wrong way and abbed off from 6a+ pitch - too hot!!

lazybones ?/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

great climbing and exposure

with George Foster
Hidden 06/Dec/05 AltLd O/S
DavidR ?/Dec/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/05 AltLd
Sylvi 30/Mar/05 2nd
with Simon
whispering nic ?/Mar/05 Lead
with The Wife
MikeC59 20/Dec/04 Lead dog

first four pitches

gjd 01/May/04 AltLd
with John O
Mike Weatherill ?/Apr/04 AltLd O/S
Andy S ?/Feb/04 Lead O/S
with Smythe
John Pickles 30/Nov/03 Lead O/S
with Tim Blakemore
Stone Muppet ?/Apr/02 Lead O/S
CliffSurtees ??/2002 Lead
Bry ?/Oct/01 AltLd dnf

Backed off after 1 1/2 pitches

with Pete Roberts
arose ?/Sep/01 AltLd
with Tom Woodcock
chrishedgehog 23/Mar/01 AltLd O/S
with Chris J
Hidden 22/Nov/00 AltLd O/S
dan gibson ?/Nov/00 Lead O/S
Mickdenali ?/May/00 AltLd
with Keith Biddle
skygodley 31/Dec/99 Lead O/S
with Dave Binney
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/99 AltLd
with Adrian Perkin, Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 01/Feb/96 AltLd
Hidden 19/Apr/95 Lead O/S
Ched 03/Apr/95 Lead O/S
with Steve Graham
Hidden ??/1995 Lead O/S
bullybones ?/Nov/94 -
NeilGriffiths ?/Mar/94 -
with Paul Tucker
Rich Kirby ?/Nov/93 AltLd O/S
with Matt
OMSKB 24/Apr/93 AltLd O/S
with Nick Moore
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