Rockfax Description
23m. A fun, and pumpy romp up steep tufas and cracks. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX El Chorro: Top 50, El Chorro Wishlist Easter 2015, El Chorro dreams 7a and above.

D.Russell 21/Nov Lead β

Polished to fuck.

with Adam
Dan724 26/Sep Lead O/S

First 5 meters involved climbing through a cloud of wasps! Good fun thereafter :D

with Jess Cadwell
Daniel Heath 08/Apr Lead β

Great route, lots of tufa and lots of chance for armbars and kneebars.

with Hyeri
climbomaniac 05/Apr Lead O/S

Very happy with the onsight! What a magnificent climb!!! Had to fight a little at the top... :D

Jamie Jacques ?/Apr Lead dog

Difficult for me at this stage but incredibly fun!

dom94 25/Mar Lead RP
with milena, Lawrence BP
Dave Mayes 18/Mar Lead O/S
with The Club
shed_hed 05/Mar Lead O/S

Nice but not great. Tufa routes in Turkey were far better. Very polished. Found the last move tricky until I stumbled upon a hidden jug.

with Kelly (Olive Branch)
Bristoldave 07/Feb Lead β
with Roald
Tophe 04/Feb Lead rpt
with Jonny P
dprctr 30/Jan Lead rpt

Retro flash. Pumpy!

LucasHarazin 20/Jan Lead RP
nathanlee 02/Jan Lead β
with Henry Francis, Jack Lawledge, Anna Gilyeat, Oli Grounsell
madeleine 13/Dec/14 Lead RP

I see why it's a classic. 3rd go.

with Kieran
Jack Delaney 18/Nov/14 Lead dog
with Emily Barnett
Bron H 04/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Luuuuuke 29/Oct/14 Lead RP
with Si
peaches69 29/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with luke
E30Adam 20/Apr/14 Lead dnf
with Angus Gillespie, Alex Dale, Connie Lampka, James Pymn, Kate Young
Ramon Marin 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with andre hedger
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead RP
Hidden 11/Apr/14 Lead dog
Hidden 05/Apr/14 Lead dog
richardashe ?/Apr/14 Lead RP

Tried it the year previous and just didn't have enough in me. This year on the third redpoint I just had enough!

Russtygibbons ?/Apr/14 2nd dog
Henry.Todman 23/Mar/14 Lead dog


papashango 19/Mar/14 Lead RP
with Elliot
Shawty 19/Mar/14 Lead RP
with Conor
adamjeffs 14/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with mum
tprebs 13/Mar/14 Lead dog

fell off the last bolt

with Myles
gurumed 03/Mar/14 Lead β

Did it on first attempt, with a lot of beta shouted up.

with Sam
Jack.H.92 ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
hervenuttall ?/Mar/14 Lead RP

2nd go. missed the hidden jug on the last move

with Matt W & The Olive Branch Crew
Hidden 25/Feb/14 Lead dnf
Lenny 25/Feb/14 Lead dog
Ellis Butler-Barker 14/Feb/14 Lead O/S


Danny Crump 11/Feb/14 Lead dog
with Jennie
Danny Crump 08/Feb/14 Lead dog
with Jennie
Danny Crump 08/Feb/14 TR
with Jennie
Hidden ?/Feb/14 Lead O/S
alice fuller ?/Feb/14 Lead dog
philhaigh 25/Jan/14 2nd dog
with Ed Babs, Mike Hawkins
Ed Babs 25/Jan/14 Lead RP

2nd go. Fantastic.

with Phil Haigh, Mike Hawkins
Dibdawg 14/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Mark Busby
Pathological_Climber 04/Jan/14 Lead O/S
martincoia ?/Jan/14 Lead β
craigchomitzki ??/2014 Lead RP
TonyB 29/Dec/13 Lead RP

2nd go

with Louisa
soph 29/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with Tony Stone
Ricky Rocks 10/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Nov/13 Lead RP
oread 22/Nov/13 Lead β

1st Red Point

Macleod 14/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Awesome, even though it was covered in wasps drinking from drips on the tufa.

with scott
Hidden 11/Nov/13 Lead RP
justin c ?/Oct/13 Lead RP
with steph crowley
j.buckley87 06/Apr/13 Lead dnf
ambrooker 04/Apr/13 Lead dnf
with Tom
Adam_42 03/Apr/13 Lead dog

My arms!

with Alex Cooper
Hidden 01/Apr/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 01/Apr/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Lead dnf
JonnyW 31/Mar/13 Lead dog

Out of my league but managed the first half clean before reaching the very polished section above. Could have had this clean if I had a few more days of holiday

Hidden 26/Mar/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 09/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/13 -
richardashe ?/Mar/13 Lead dog

Lovely route with lovely moves but just didn't have the stamina to do it clean all the way. When I'm back in the area will definitely have another go!

mjackson ?/Mar/13 Lead dog
switch 24/Feb/13 Lead β
with Leon
TCCB 17/Feb/13 Lead β

Nice climbing!

tprebs 17/Feb/13 Lead dog
with Kevin Kilroy, John O'Hara
willoates 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S

awesome route! probably the best 7a i have ever done. the polish is insane, but if you ignore that its quality.

with Becky Brown
fletch540 ?/Feb/13 Lead
goddamm7 30/Jan/13 2nd dog

Very over my limit totally dogged up with no style! Next year maybe

Haydn Jones 18/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with pep
Charlie Zephyr Booth ??/2013 -
Hidden 30/Dec/12 Lead β
Hidden 29/Dec/12 Lead β
cliffrad 24/Dec/12 Lead RP

1st go today

jiggerypokery 23/Dec/12 Lead dnf

Smegged up the flash.

Hidden 23/Dec/12 Lead O/S
J.Wells 23/Dec/12 Lead O/S
cliffrad 21/Dec/12 Lead dnf

Fell off last move on sight! Pumped out of my box!

CharlotteGarden1 21/Dec/12 Lead β
Rosea Day 20/Dec/12 Lead dnf
Jonathan Emett 05/Dec/12 Lead dnf

completely battered by the time I got over the roof.

with orange craig
Aaron.Clifford ?/Dec/12 Lead RP
KKilroy ?/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Oct/12 Lead RP
Hidden 25/Oct/12 Lead dog
Hidden 19/Oct/12 Lead dog
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 31/Aug/12 Lead dnf
Jaime Mitchell 29/Apr/12 2nd dnf
Hidden 29/Apr/12 Lead dnf
Qisheng Xie 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
allyrocke 14/Apr/12 Lead dnf


Liam Ingram 12/Apr/12 Lead dog

Miles and miles away from getting this.

Hidden 12/Apr/12 Lead β
david morse 04/Apr/12 Lead RP
with josh
Craig Holden ?/Apr/12 Lead dog
Steve Hickie ?/Apr/12 -
Juanpa.Hernandez 31/Mar/12 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Mar/12 TR dog
mattwyles1 ?/Feb/12 Lead dog

Attempted to flash with no warm up, got maybe a third of the way before pumping out wildly then dogged the remainder.

John Mcshea 16/Jan/12 Lead O/S
samwillo 10/Jan/12 Lead
with Lairig Climbing Club
Hidden 02/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Tophe ??/2012 Lead O/S
tom.ireson ??/2012 Lead RP

took some work, but got there in the end....

Kevster 31/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Tris.w 26/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Thought I was in kalymnos again..

with Brad Cox
Hidden 26/Dec/11 Lead RP
Jake Young 24/Dec/11 Lead dog
with Paul
James Oswald 23/Dec/11 Lead RP

Absolutely awesome. Fell off trying to flash it, fell off before last clip the next go. Came back and found the rests, absolutely awesome climbing! Almost fluffed the top, first 7a.

with Chris White
owb106 21/Dec/11 Lead dog

Practiced on top rope in the morning. Dogged in the afternoon. Need to work on endurance. One to get clean next time!

with Tom Maidwell
Luke Brooks 20/Dec/11 Lead O/S
tom106 17/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Dec/11 TR
funsized 17/Dec/11 Lead dog

Cracking climbing, shame I didn't have the beans.

El3ctroFuzz 15/Dec/11 Lead O/S

QD's already in. Incredibly polished, super over chalked, just like in a poor indoor wall... No thank you.

with Elaine Budden
i_a_coops 13/Dec/11 Lead RP
with Jacob
ANC 09/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Onsight to the last 2m os ended up with a flash instead...still pleased; awesome pump!

Hidden 09/Dec/11 TR
Greg Pittam 01/Dec/11 Lead dog

1 rest

with Raff
chrism225 ?/Dec/11 Lead dnf

got pumped as soon as i touched the rock!!

with Adam, anna D
Bargate_Champ ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
thomb ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
mwatson ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Nov/11 Lead RP
Rob Pitt 24/Nov/11 Lead β
with Nick Saunders
Hidden 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Nov/11 Lead RP
con321 13/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Absolutely awesome!!! Bloody pumpy and worth it's top fifty place so glad I don't have to do it again mind would be a tough one to redpoit!!!! Well deserved my pig out on chocolate and pasta and other fatty foods haha!!!!!

with Tim
LC ?/Nov/11 Lead O/S
climbingsheep 22/Oct/11 Lead RP
with Richard Williams
Fultonius 21/Oct/11 Lead β

Cooooool! Not as polished as folk say - just needs some footskills!

Neil Adams 21/Oct/11 Lead RP
with Dougie Harvey, Ally F
Dougie Harvey 21/Oct/11 Lead RP

2nd go

Hidden ?/May/11 Lead dog
jalien 30/Apr/11 Lead dog

One fall - damn! Nearly my first 7a! Ran out of steam/technique on the top wall. This will go down if I come back to El Chorro

Alex Mason 29/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Thought I would cruise the retroflash, turns out I got pretty pumped.

with Laura Perry
Richard Kemble 28/Apr/11 Lead dog
Tom Livingstone 28/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Dave Warburton 26/Apr/11 Lead dog

Ace F6c tufa's then a hard, out of character slippy traverse. Never mind, one to go back to perhaps. Was meant to be a rest day too!

with Rebex, Franco Cookson
JamieSparkes 23/Apr/11 Lead dog
llamaglama 23/Apr/11 2nd
with Jam
Duncan Campbell 21/Apr/11 Lead dog

Went for the onsight but fell at the penultimate clip! Any further redpoint attempts didn't better this, should have gone easily but wasn't mega psyched for going back to it when there was so much more climbing to be done! Cool route but very polished.

Tom Livingstone 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Roberto 08/Apr/11 Lead RP

2nd go!

Hidden 08/Apr/11 Lead dog
HeatherF ?/Apr/11 -
Stone Muppet ?/Apr/11 Lead dnf

But so much fun doing the first half!

with ceri
owain86 ?/Apr/11 Lead RP
billb ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Lee
Hidden 29/Mar/11 Lead dog
John 'B' Hutchinson 15/Mar/11 Lead dog
with Bean, Steve, Ina
Jonathan Bean 15/Mar/11 Lead O/S

An amazing route!!!!

with B and Steve
stv ?/Mar/11 Lead β

Amazing route. Chuffed getting the flash, pumped to the max.

with B, Beans, Ina
quiffhanger ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Jack R-N 22/Feb/11 Lead dog

Such a good route! managed to find at least 4 hands off rests

Hidden ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S
dprctr ?/Jan/11 Lead dog
ollieben ??/2011 TR

so pumpy and super hard

DavidEvans 30/Dec/10 Lead O/S

By the skin of my teeth. Warmed up on this. Mega pump.

with Oliver Forrest
Henners ?/Dec/10 Lead O/S
with Alan Cassidy
spidey 24/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with rory
Hidden ?/Nov/10 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Oct/10 Lead RP
Chad123 21/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Em's first 7a and a tough, pumpy one at that! No hard moves just pretty burly especially getting onto the belay ledge at the top....classic climbing, very like Kalymnos as said below...

with Emily
Hidden 08/Oct/10 TR dnf
jacobjlloyd 12/Jun/10 Lead RP

Should, could, would have onsighted it if I hadn't fallen off ; ) Polished but it doesn't make a difference.

with Eugene
eugeneth 12/Jun/10 Lead dog

No endurance as have been bouldering too much...back to thbis one too!!

with Jake
chiverstom 08/Apr/10 Lead RP

incredible route - shouldn't have fallen off first time at the top, just followed the chalk in the wrong direction

with Alice
Hidden 06/Apr/10 Lead rpt
BorisVBlade 06/Apr/10 Lead dog

Took 3 rests. Absolutely magnificent route. Can't wait to come back for the Red Point.

rustyclimber91 02/Apr/10 TR dnf


Harry Holmes ?/Apr/10 TR dnf
Will Hunt 27/Mar/10 Lead dnf

Attempted retroflash late in the afternoon. Fell off on the last move and, owing to having only eaten a bowl of muesli that day, retched twice on the way down. Fortunately for those below me nothing came up.

with Sean Jacobs
JPGR 25/Mar/10 Lead O/S

So pumped, just made the onsight, real fight, not sure if I liked it or hated it. Was so pumped nearly puked at the top. But then I did miss all the rests

with Yvette
Glyn 23/Mar/10 Lead rpt
S Smith 12/Mar/10 Lead RP
tomhull 02/Mar/10 Lead β

never been so pumped in my life. couldnt avoid watching someone on the lower section so cant claim an onsight but certainly felt like one! glad i stuck in to the end

markalmack 21/Feb/10 Lead dnf

ran out of steam on the last clip. very nice climb.

Hidden 21/Feb/10 Lead dnf
Oli 29/Jan/10 Lead dog

Fell off last move.

with Eddie Barbour
Lawrie Brand 24/Jan/10 Lead RP
with Gaz
ashknot 11/Jan/10 Lead RP
with Tim Rankin
Hidden 02/Jan/10 Lead dog
Gazleah ?/Jan/10 Lead RP
jgustafsson ?/Jan/10 Lead RP

2nd go: onsight felt desperate; 2nd go pretty easy; did a third time to retrieve draws, felt about 6b+

with Marco
dannyboy83 19/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
JonBrown 16/Dec/09 Lead dnf
with Dave
Glyn 14/Dec/09 Lead β
Hidden 14/Dec/09 Lead RP
thebigfriendlymoose ?/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Stephen
oliwarlow 13/Nov/09 Lead

very steep!

with Dave S
JulesV ?/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
Alex Mason 20/May/09 Lead rpt

warm-up with the austrians

Alex Mason 19/May/09 Lead RP

G-up, easy second time first attempt was on 3rd day.

Hidden 21/Apr/09 Lead RP
ASchwirtz 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Brian Rodgers 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Louise Rodgers
dj_brigham05 10/Apr/09 Lead RP

Few moves away from onsight. 2nd go!

w.pettet-smith ?/Apr/09 Lead RP

so so steep. got pumped out of my brains on first attempt. second go, lots of shakeouts, kneebars headjams etc it was ok.

with martin haywood
Crille 23/Jan/09 Lead RP

2:nd go. Wonderful route!

with Peter
Paz 10/Jan/09 Lead RP

1st RP.

with AB
Hidden 09/Jan/09 Lead dnf
mattcyp88 09/Jan/09 Lead β

Dave dogged it and put half the clips in. Only just got to the top.

Hidden 03/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn ?/Jan/09 -
with simon richardson
gregoritos ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Dec/08 Lead RP
Jon_Warner ?/Dec/08 Lead dog

Too steep for me.

Hidden ?/Dec/08 Lead
Morgan Woods 19/Nov/08 Lead O/S

OS'd by the skin of my teeth! Nice route despite the polish but dime a dozen once you've been to kaly.

with Martin
Marti999 ?/Nov/08 Lead β
mhairi thorburn 07/May/08 Lead RP
with malc
Hidden ?/Apr/08 Lead dog
Will Hunt ?/Apr/08 Lead dnf
lukea 15/Mar/08 Lead dog
with Al
Hidden 23/Dec/07 Lead RP
Hidden 11/Sep/07 Lead dnf
Dan 85 03/Apr/07 Lead dog
with Luke
lukeh ?/Apr/07 Lead dog

3 falls

with Dan Woolnough
Hidden 15/Feb/07 Lead RP
C coldwell-storry ?/Dec/06 Lead β
with Adam Gill
lx ?/Dec/05 Lead
with rich
derico ?/Dec/05 Lead O/S

First 7a onsight!

with Dave J
Dave Bond 20/Mar/04 Lead RP
with Simon Wren
Hidden ?/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Apr/01 Lead O/S
shoulders 25/Jan/01 Lead
with tanya, mart
martroberts ?/Oct/00 Lead β
serby ?/May/00 Lead O/S
skygodley 26/Dec/99 Lead O/S
with Dave Binney
whispering nic ?/Jan/99 Lead
with The Wife
Hidden 11/Apr/98 Lead O/S
buzby78 11/Jan/98 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/97 Lead dog
Bulls Crack ??/1995 Lead O/S

Thought it was ok to grab the seat to finsih - have heard otherwise but great fun whatever - made possible by an extraordinary rest - think head jam!

with AM
goi.ashmore 12/Dec/94 Lead RP
with Dee Herbert
Hidden 15/Feb/94 2nd
OMSKB 20/Apr/93 Lead dog
with Nick Moore
Mike Owen 31/Oct/92 -
with Elaine Owen
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