Arabesque*** 7a
[Bladerunner, Sector Arabesque, El Chorro, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
26m. Fine technical climbing up the pillar past a blind pocket. © ROCKFAX

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

Photo: Bladerunner, Sector Arabesque, El Chorro © sebbo
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This climb is in 96 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

bethoates - Lead - 25/May/15

Alex Norman - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/15 with will black

Nice climb, thought it was hardest at the start but some hidden holds higher up that if missed will make it feel nails. Feet were in agony after this - too hot, shoes felt a size smaller than normal.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/15 with Guy Ruyssevelt

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Feb/15

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/15 with Luke

slowmotion - Lead RP - 12/Dec/14 with jonny P

Bron H - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14

Hidden - Lead β - Dec/14

Thin! Very thin. Never found hidden pocket, 1 Attempt.
ASchwirtz - Lead dog - 14/Apr/14 with Brian Rogers

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/14 with Ant

Very steady and positive climbing with a good pair of rests.
Will Hunt - Lead β - 30/Mar/14 with Matt Wharton-Lee, Hervé Nuttall

hervenuttall - Lead O/S - Mar/14 with Matt W & The Olive Branch Crew

Hard start... hard crux made even harder without using to hidden pocket only seen after lowering off! Another day me thinks.
Dibdawg - Lead dog - 14/Feb/14 with Andy Fuller

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Jan/14

K Wall - Lead dnf - 05/Jan/14 with Martin

tobydunford - Lead dog - 29/Dec/13 with Kirsty Kerr

Tried ths last year and found it nails, there was a top rope available today, did it clean but still found hard
Mattlamb90 - TR β - 27/Dec/13 with Ben, Luke

One rest at the crux, no time for another go.
Chriswallis2 - Lead dog - 13/Dec/13 with Pete

JanBella - TR dnf - 08/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead - Mar/13

DanC1985 - Lead dnf - 24/Feb/13 with Dave P

Clean on 3rd attempt, very techy!
dprctr - Lead RP - 24/Feb/13 with Dan Clemson, Paul Jones

Hidden - Lead dnf - 03/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Feb/13

3 Names - Lead RP - 02/Jan/13 with Sumee Holloway

adam 24 - Lead O/S - Jan/13

Mattlamb90 - TR dog - 26/Dec/12 with Ryan, Tibbett, Luke

The first time I've redpointed a route without ending up in A&E!
Nick Russell - Lead RP - 25/Dec/12

3 Names - Lead dog - 22/Dec/12 with Sumee Holloway

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Dec/12

hard start. to late in the day
Rosea Day - Lead dnf - 18/Dec/12 with Jerome Gill

John Kettle - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/12

Fantastic sustained technical climbing.
KKilroy - Lead O/S - Dec/12

Macleod - Lead β - 25/Nov/12 with dominic

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Nov/12

dprctr - Lead dog - 12/Nov/12 with Emilio Bachini, Roy Goddard

JohnO'D - Sent dnf - Oct/12

4th go
Ben HW - Lead RP - 19/Apr/12 with Steve Hickie, James Sanders, Joseph Torr

Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/Mar/12

JulesV - Lead rpt - 26/Feb/12 with Shauna Cunningham

iforwms - Lead dog - 21/Feb/12 with Warner

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Jan/12

Nick Russell - Lead dnf - 09/Jan/12

Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/12 with Becky

With rests, hope to get it clean.
samwillo - Lead - 03/Jan/12 with Lairig Climbing Club

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - Jan/12

Hidden - Lead - Jan/12

Justin T - Lead O/S - Jan/12

winged_traveller - TR dog - 2012

fell two moves from the top on the onsight! grrrr.
tom.ireson - Lead dog - 2012 with Charlotte Latter

Kevster - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/11

Draws already in annoyingly. Missed the lower of the blind pockets, and saw it when i moved past it! Another route that felt like the Golden Granite of Cornwall.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/11 with George Coiley, Elaine Budden

ian Ll-J - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/11

Blew the first rp having forgotten the it second go, nice technical climbing!
ANC - Lead RP - 07/Dec/11 with Johann Urbano

Failed high on the route after finding the hidden pocket and moving up, slipped on the big pockets will have to try for the first Redpoint. Nice route!
ANC - Lead dog - 04/Dec/11 with Rob Humphries

James Marshall - Lead O/S - Dec/11

mwatson - Lead O/S - Dec/11

got all the moves and some nice links needs more work
grubes - TR dog - 13/Nov/11 with Biscuit andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/11

quiffhanger - Lead O/S - Mar/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Jan/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/11

onsight but with a little help to find the hidden hold mentioned in guidebook
givemetea - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/11 with Hannah Heywood

Rory Shaw - 2011

Retro flash
gregoritos - 19/Nov/10

1st r.p. missed the hole on the right on onsight!!
spidey - Lead RP - 18/Nov/10 with gruff

Slipped at first bolt on first go. RP was "onsight" after first bolt.
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead RP - Nov/10 with Stephen

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Oct/10

Really good route.Didn't find hidden pocket until after crux. First bolt too high for me
martroberts - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10

One run to work. Brilliant technical climbing, would be a tricky onsight. It's a shame the first crux is so awkward/slippy.
drysori - Lead RP - 06/Apr/10

Went bolt to bolt and then toproped a bit. Desperate fingery climbing to the pocket. Harder than any 7a+ I've done in England. Missing something maybe
Stig - Lead dog - 31/Mar/10 with Julia

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/10 with Dave Moir

2nd go, in terrible weather. Felt like portland a bit.
jgustafsson - Lead RP - Jan/10 with Marco

dswansonlow - TR dog - 17/Dec/09 with Ivan

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/09

barni - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/09 with luke

Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/09

JulesV - Lead O/S - Nov/09 with Shauna Cunningham

Missed the hidden hold....even then some work needed to finish.
Morgan Woods - Lead RP - 22/Dec/08 with Johan

Hidden - Lead dog - Feb/08

gregoritos - Lead β - Feb/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/07

Great climb, each move wasn't particuarly hard, just knackering!
Dan 85 - Lead dog - 01/Apr/07 with Luke

lukeh - Lead dog - Apr/07

jimdanson - TR dog - 22/Mar/07 with Bob Curry

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/04 with Dee Herbert

Hidden - Lead - 19/Dec/04

Dave Bond - Lead β - 23/Mar/04 with Simon Wren

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/02 with Ant

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/02 with Ant

skygodley - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/00 with SarahM

dan gibson - Lead O/S - Nov/00

serby - Lead O/S - May/00

whispering nic - Lead O/S - Jan/00

buzby78 - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/98

Mike Owen - 14/Apr/93 with Elaine Owen

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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