Rockfax Description
A great expedition with good climbing throughout.
1) 4, 40m. Follow the rounded buttress, corner and wall past a chain to a good ledge and belay.
2) 5+, 40m. Move up left and climb to a cactus and then follow the crack above to another good ledge and belay.
3) 6a, 25m. Climb steepening rock on good holds to a belay.
4) 5+, 25m. Climb on past the final bulges to the top.
Descent - Abseil back down the line. © Rockfax

Ticklists: El Chorro dreams - 6a to 6c+, El Chorro multipitch.


ClimberDateStyle
drgrange 17/Nov Lead O/S

Lead 1 and 3. Amazing route

with Nik
MichelleOS 03/Nov AltLd O/S
with Ben
Baggie ?/Nov -
DaveHo 28/Oct AltLd O/S
with Janet G
mishabruml 25/Oct AltLd O/S

Led p2,3,4 and abbed back down with ze Germans that were chasing us up

Hidden 24/Oct Lead O/S
potnoodle13 12/Oct AltLd
with Marie
climbhannahclimb 05/Oct AltLd O/S
with Tala
MarshF 19/Apr AltLd O/S
with Alliance
Curly Rich 14/Apr AltLd O/S

Andy P1,2,4 Me P3

albt 14/Apr AltLd O/S

Lead all but the 6a pitch

Slyven 14/Apr AltLd
with Kelly
liam14 12/Apr -
stuart90 08/Apr Lead
with Laura Thompson
Sam Shilliday 07/Apr AltLd O/S

Joined at P2 then lead P3

with Max Bonavent
Little B 01/Apr Lead O/S

P1 only (4ish)

with Isaac
Juan S 23/Mar AltLd

Wei led p2, I led p1, 3 & 4. Pitch 1 felt hard for the grade: more like grade 5. Pitch 4 is somewhat runout.

with Wei
crag_hopper_Jay 16/Mar Lead O/S

Lead the first and third pitch, the third pitch being great fun! Didn't bother with the last pitch as was getting a nippy!

MichealMurphy 25/Feb Lead O/S

first multi pitch. lead 2nd and 4th. 4th felt more difficult than a 5+

Anthony Cheung 25/Feb AltLd dog
buxtoncoffeelover 24/Feb AltLd

John led first pitch, then I led upper 3 pitches. Abbed off in 3 sections. Awesome route - crux pitch fabulous fun

with Vicar
Hidden 24/Feb 2nd dog
cwalsh121 20/Feb Lead O/S
s1362083 06/Feb AltLd dog

led p2, couldn't have led p3+4 in current form

JenDurden 05/Feb AltLd

Lead P1+P2, ran them together

with Sion F-R
mcgovern 04/Feb AltLd
Hidden 04/Feb AltLd
cjcuni ?/Feb AltLd O/S

I lead pitches 1 and 3 clean, seconded pitches 2 and 4 clean.

with Colin Walsh
nimajneb ?/Feb Lead O/S

Did the first 3 pitches in a oner on an 80 and then abseiled off

Chris Manasseh 27/Jan AltLd

Lead 1& 3

with John Armstrong
jvarmstrong 27/Jan AltLd

led p2 & 4

with Chris
KittyKat 03/Jan AltLd O/S

Lead P1 and 3. Saw loads of very big vultures at the top flying past us. Also, my water bottle managed to unscrew itself from the lid and fell down 100m...it's now slightly leaking :(

with Carmel
Hidden 19/Dec/15 AltLd
derzuspaete 17/Dec/15 AltLd
HP9 15/Dec/15 AltLd

Climbed first two pitches only 40m each. Led first pitch , seconded second

with Mark Hayes
jamesb101 14/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
with Dan Martinho-Corbishley
Hidden 12/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
gpcomps 04/Dec/15 AltLd O/S

Pitches 1 and 2 were each split with myself first followed by Jon. I lead pitch 3. A super route with the vultures swirling around us at the top

Noah Near-Theholds 04/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
with gpcomps
Pete_Frost 18/Nov/15 Lead O/S

Loved the 6a pitch - steep, juggy and fun. Don't run it together with the top pitch - rope drag is horrible. Be aware that there are intermediate abseil chains on most pitches and ensure you belay in the correct places.

with Neil Demmar
s1362083 06/Nov/15 Lead
potnoodle13 09/Oct/15 AltLd
with Marie
potnoodle13 07/Oct/15 Lead
with Marie
beagle-ears 07/Oct/15 AltLd
potnoodle13 04/Oct/15 Lead

Lead p1 and p2. Bailed off knackered after p2

with Helen, Marie
Dan818 29/Apr/15 Lead RP
with Matthew Griffiths
jammy4536 15/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with Viktoria Zekoll
Simon Caldwell 14/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route with 4 good contrasting pitches, probably the best of the week. I led the two 5+ pitches, the first of which was soft, the second of which wasn't! I'd grade it 5, 5, 6a, 5+.

with Carmen
Hidden 14/Apr/15 AltLd
Jamie Brown 13/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2 and 4 (and the 2nd half of P1, coz we didn't read the route description and Pete stopped at the lower off chain). Great route.

with Pete Bradshaw
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
WilliamD 04/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 and 3. When pulling the rope through on 3rd belay station whilst abseiling down, rope got caught on a tree. Had to lead up 4 and untangle it. Very frustrating!

Jamie Jacques ?/Apr/15 AltLd β

Led for last three pitches. Great climb!

tallginge ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with pete
Matt Harmon 28/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

led p2, p3, p4. really enjoyable route, top three pitches are all ace. we were the first team on it so was a bit of a faff trying to ab down the line through the queue of people climbing up

Sarah Roscoe 28/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

lead first pitch - 4+ second send/3rd/4th pitches - 5+, 6a, 5+

foostu4 23/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
foostu4 23/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
phil456 ??/2015 AltLd O/S

Started on Nitti two pitches, the two pitches of this, Exciting.

with Tom Ireson as guide
madeleine 10/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

1st + 3rd pitches

with Kieran
Kieran Duncan 10/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
madeleine 10/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
with Kieran
Hidden 07/Dec/14 2nd
Lee_Meaden 26/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
Stuckey 26/Nov/14 AltLd
kennythescot 26/Nov/14 AltLd
Shortarse.Crowley 16/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

First proper multi pitch. Not polished at all.

with Justin Critchlow
willweatherburn 21/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S
matt10990 ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Binned at the overhang on the 6a

Danielle Arnott ?/Apr/14 2nd

Missed pitch 1 as did Nitti instead, then continued up this. Nice route, really should have led some of it but not my day!

with Matt
meierdaniel 22/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/14 AltLd
Hidden 14/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
TraverseKing 14/Mar/14 -
quickdrawmcraw 13/Mar/14 AltLd
Nevil 06/Mar/14 AltLd
with Mike
Hidden 06/Mar/14 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/14 AltLd
CTotten88 ?/Mar/14 Lead

Climbed first 2 pitches only as night had fallen. First move is tricky unless tree is used... Second pitch more slabby, moving up then across left to the ledge where ring is.

with John Begley
tobydunford 01/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
kp64zl ?/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Great route. First pitch more like 5. Beware rock fall from climbers (abseilers) above, so best not hang around the bottom of the climb for too long.

Phraxcyst ??/2014 -
Phraxcyst ??/2014 -
PhilEQ 15/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Climbed 1st pitch only, 40 m, 4

with Isabel
isabelberg 15/Nov/13 2nd
with PhilEQ
Fragmod 09/Nov/13 Lead
Hidden 06/Nov/13 Lead O/S
DanC1985 06/Nov/13 Lead rpt

Lead 1st and 4th pitch, Jorge lead 2nd pitch and David lead 3rd pitch

with David, Jorge
Jordi 06/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with David, Dani
beth.westonhoward ?/Nov/13 AltLd
Ugly Kid Jo 24/Oct/13 2nd
with Chomp
Chomp 24/Oct/13 Lead O/S
bestofbritishjanet 14/Oct/13 -

2 pitches only.

Dan818 24/Jul/13 Lead dnf
joscott ?/Jul/13 AltLd
johnmctighe 20/May/13 Lead O/S

Lead first 3 pitches Roy did the last one

with Roy
Hidden ?/May/13 AltLd rpt
Hidden 30/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 01/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Meinertzhagen 01/Apr/13 2nd
with Christopher Lyus
CLyus 01/Apr/13 Lead O/S

very fun led all pitches, wind is crazy on it but the top is a lovely spot for lunch

with Hannah
beakerburgess 01/Apr/13 AltLd

lead pitch 2 and 3

JonnyW 01/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Fantastic last day of the holiday, lead pitch 1 and 3 before tying two ropes and abseiling back down in 2 stages

Hidden 01/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Braintax ?/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Guy Wilson ?/Apr/13 -
with Plum, Dave Chapman
partz 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Quality route! Fantastic crux and position

Alex Wade 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Zara_92 30/Mar/13 AltLd

lead first pitch only

with Henry
Henry Brown 30/Mar/13 AltLd
with Zara_92
Cheese Monkey 26/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Every pitch is excellent! p1 hard for grade but nice delicate moves. p2 is the best, thrilling safe F5 climbing. 6a pitch is steep compared to rest but very good, big holds and well bolted. Final pitch a touch runout and hard for grade but still excellent. 6 abseils to the bottom on 60m rope. Beware, p4 ab requires the full 60m! Ab from p1 stance can reach ledges to downclimb final 5m, however we abbed to chain midway on p1.

with Vienna
Hidden 19/Mar/13 Lead dog
UnkArl 08/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Up to the first lower-off on P1 only.

with Uncle Bill, Dad
Connorsgrandad 08/Mar/13 2nd
rd20 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

RD P1 and 3 (cold and blowy - 4 hours including five abseils)

with Sonya
kim.mulji 01/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2 and 4. Pitch 1 harder than a 4!

DavidEvans 01/Mar/13 Lead O/S

With Helen. Pitch 1 and 2.

with Helen Garrett
anyes varenne 01/Mar/13 AltLd
mattgrange ?/Mar/13 Lead
anyes varenne 28/Feb/13 AltLd

lead pitch 1 and 3, superbe day with Kim

kim.mulji 28/Feb/13 AltLd
kitch22 26/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with John Proctor
KCheung 26/Feb/13 Lead dog
with Henry Jones
Tala M 25/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
tprebs 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Abseiled by moonlight... awesome!!

with Siobhan Vye
MD 18/Feb/13 2nd

Pitch 1

quickdrawmcraw 13/Feb/13 -

first pitch only . Brilliant climbing. Grade 4

Hidden 13/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Peter Lovell 11/Feb/13 AltLd dog
angie 10/Feb/13 AltLd
angie 10/Feb/13 AltLd
spacecadetjake 04/Feb/13 -
willoates 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Great route, better climbing than amptrax, the top 5+ pitch is consistently tricky and run out.

with Becky Brown
Climbslikeaduck ?/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Siobhan Vye ?/Feb/13 AltLd

Lead first pitch

BeckyBrown1989 29/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Dave Pen ??/2013 Lead

First pitch only. Need to be on this route early, very popular!

Charlie Zephyr Booth ??/2013 -
KKilroy ??/2013 Lead
with Emma Clarke
mol 29/Dec/12 Lead
with Jesse
Hidden 29/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
RyMole 20/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Can abseil down on 70m rope. Great smoking area at the top. My lead: 1,3 John's Lead: 2,4

johnpuddephatt 18/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2 & 4. Brills.

with Ryan Mole
Hidden 11/Dec/12 AltLd
Hidden 19/Nov/12 AltLd rpt
mjeffery 16/Nov/12 Lead O/S
escostar 13/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2 and P4

with Kim Nikolaisen
Puckle 12/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Ross led the first pitch (5+ not 4) and the third with style and enthusiasm, I did the second pitch and after the third pitch had a moment before my resolve returned. After shaking out at the belay started climbing the wonderfully exposed last pitch and haven't enjoyed a route that much this year! Fluttery wonderful climbing. Scary abseil from the top on a 60 though, beware! the first pitch of it is exactly 30m...you have been warned!

Johann 10/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
with Mette
BenedictIEP 10/Nov/12 AltLd dnf

Led Pitch 2, bailed with Nick at the top of 3 to avoid benightment

with Rowan Leech, Nick Boone, James Pawson, Tom Hobbs
thedatastream 10/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

First two pitches only, 5 person ab descent!

with Nick Boone, Rowan Leech
fooforever 10/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd and 3rd pitches did not do last pitch

cathymiller 22/Oct/12 Lead

4 pitches have been subdivided into 6. Didn't realise this so abbed off after 4, not attempting final two (harder pitches).

PeteArcher 22/Oct/12 2nd
with Cathy
runwildjohn 15/Oct/12 AltLd

Led pitch 1, Mike led 2

stonemikey 15/Oct/12 AltLd

Pitches 1 and 2 only - Great climb.

budchawla ?/Oct/12 AltLd

Climbed in a trio - Konan led P1, Izzy P2, I combined P3 & P4. Excellent climbing, but lots of rope drag if you choose to combine the top two pitches. Great day out!

with Izzy, Konan
nadine72 06/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
OliBangbala 06/Jun/12 AltLd β

Lead pitches 1 and 3. seconded 2 and 4. Fantastic climbing throughout, though i would say that the 4th pitch is probably 6a and quite fluttery at that. We were also being circled by golden eagles which was amazing until i realized they were eyeing us up for lunch, then we made a hasty abseil back to the ground

guhj 30/May/12 AltLd O/S

Fine to ab on one 60 m rope. Short traverse from top of Nitti gives 2xF5+ instead of P1, seems like a good replacement. Didn't climb P1, led P2 and P4. P3 and P4 are great.

nadine72 30/May/12 -
Hidden 30/Apr/12 2nd
Liam Ingram 18/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Pitches 2 + 3 only.

catrin289 18/Apr/12 2nd O/S
The Big Sender 16/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
elCapitano 15/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
with Fayers
samfayers 15/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
with sutty
krasavenko 12/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

a romantic outing :)

allyrocke 12/Apr/12 AltLd rpt

Wouldn't recommend running the last two pitches together!

AndyCook 06/Apr/12 AltLd
Hidden 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/12 Lead O/S
s.c.white 07/Mar/12 Lead
with Lauren Wallis
Hidden ?/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
RKernan 22/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

P1 and P3

with Benoit Dupasquier
Hidden 22/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/12 AltLd
Hidden 13/Feb/12 AltLd
DanC1985 07/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Lead first pitch F4 Seconded second pitch F5+ Lead third pitch F6a Seconded forth pitch F5+

with Jim
Hidden 07/Feb/12 AltLd
james.pilbeam 07/Feb/12 Lead
Gazleah ?/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with joey gilham
leglesslizard ?/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Duz 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Rich Clague 05/Jan/12 Lead

first pitch

Tophe 03/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Kevster 01/Jan/12 Lead O/S

3 long pitches - 40,40,50m. All good, though some loose rock at the top.

tom.ireson ??/2012 Lead rpt
James Oswald 23/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Ace, don't run the last two pitches together. They add to 60m not 50.... Rope drag bad.

with Chris White
jgustafsson 22/Dec/11 Lead O/S

1st pitch only.

with Jen
bigdrew 22/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
with Anna
Matt Smith 21/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

P1 and P3, all pitches are great !! Is possible to abseil with 70m rope as halfway stations in longer pitches.

with Sian Gardner
Hidden 21/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
mark20 17/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

Led 1+2 on a 100m rope, ace

mwatson ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Freshprintce ?/Nov/11 Lead β
paul horabin 28/Oct/11 Lead O/S
fi15 28/Oct/11 AltLd
dannygale 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S

First 3 Pitches

with Chris, Will
JRae 24/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Started chucking it down so decided to push on before it got "too wet" ran top two pitches together, good fun on wet limestone slabs with no quick draws left!

with Tom Pitchforth
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd
charlietorrance 23/Apr/11 2nd

only did the first 2 pitches then the rain came

CRiddiford 15/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Gabi=1st pitch, mal=2nd, me=3rd,4th,5th

with Malwina, Mirithiar
Hidden 15/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 25/Mar/11 -
mark4344 22/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

pitch 1 tough for grade in middle by chain. pitch 2 an absolute dream,40 metres of perfect climbing at grade 5. pitch 3 great hand holds and bolts v.close at crux. sadly pitch 4 was a let down, tough climbing, sloping hand holds and bolts very spaced. worth having some trad for this pitch.

with Andy Philipson
jon_gill1 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/11 AltLd
monika paprzycka 28/Feb/11 -
tomhull 22/Feb/11 AltLd rpt
with rin
Hidden 14/Feb/11 Lead O/S
luda0801 ?/Feb/11 2nd
Ollie Rattue ??/2011 -
RM199 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Anna duckett ??/2011 AltLd
mikecollins 28/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Stuart Wildman 12/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
with Steve Boxwell
Hidden 10/Nov/10 AltLd
willworkforfoodjnr 10/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Done in 4 pitches. Brilliant.

michael burrows 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S

led all 4 pitches, brillent route, 3*

Lallylandslider 06/Nov/10 2nd
steve prior ?/Nov/10 AltLd
with Andy C
Hidden 08/Oct/10 Lead dnf
igneouscarl 10/Apr/10 AltLd

Fantastic route - 1st pitch seemed harder than 4; 2nd pitch broke in 2 - leading to awkward hanging belay; my 1st 6a lead but with rests; left final pitch.

with Liz, Anna Sweet
Danhan 07/Apr/10 Lead
with Dasa
riven 05/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1 (F4) and 3 (F6a)

with Liam
Hidden 05/Apr/10 Lead dnf
Ben ski 05/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

A very nice climb with lots of variety in terms of technique.

with Melissa Ng, Xiaoye Chen
LiamAD 05/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Joe Barker
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
allyrocke 04/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Robbie
SaraAT 04/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
tallthinmonkey 03/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Rob Leuhman
ferdia 01/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Marcus
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Leo Woodhead 31/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Ian W
Hidden 31/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
ccraigg22 31/Mar/10 AltLd
Ianwesterby 31/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Leo
Stig 29/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Did first 2 pitches of VD and top pitch of new route to the left (6bish)

with Goi
goi.ashmore 29/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
Jack Loftus 28/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Craig, Nick
gb05 23/Mar/10 2nd O/S

Lead first pitch 4+

Hidden 18/Mar/10 Lead O/S
tomhull 04/Mar/10 Lead O/S

better than amptrax. excellent route throughout

liamlonsdale 04/Mar/10 2nd O/S

BETTER THAN AMPTRAX...quality route!

nadeem ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 27/Feb/10 AltLd

good firs multi pich at el chorro

with Pete
Hidden 07/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
adam06 19/Jan/10 AltLd

did a 6 pitch route and think the top 2 was part of this. i took the crux. pumpy. you dont need a 70m if you ab down nitti

Gazleah ?/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Katie Marshall 20/Dec/09 AltLd
with James
alek 20/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Jenny Lear
mrstarwarsman 20/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with loz
Hidden 26/Nov/09 AltLd
ASchwirtz 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Climbed to top of pitch 3, claire decided against pitch three due to injury

Hidden 07/Apr/09 AltLd
Roberttaylor 05/Apr/09 AltLd dnf

Liam led pitch one, I led pitch 2. Liam attempted pitch 3 but due to awkward start blackclipping ensued, resulting in a loss of psyche. I led pitch 3 but by then it was too dark to go on and we abbed off. A 70m rope is just long enough with rope stretch. A great route, look forward to going back and finishing it.

Liam Ingram 05/Apr/09 AltLd dnf

Stopped by darkness. Scary abseil in dark with rope only just long enough.

Andy Moles 05/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 and 3.

with Calum
CalumC 05/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Started up Nitti. led pitches 2 and 4.(did the first 2 pitches on the 30th also)

Hidden 05/Apr/09 AltLd
Fergus Cuthill ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
pimpy 01/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

led pitches 2&4

marcushorgan 01/Mar/09 AltLd
Ken Applegate 09/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2 & 3

Will Hunt ?/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

Ended up just leading pitch 2.

Hidden ?/Feb/08 Lead
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