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.

JamieSparkes 18/Apr Lead O/S
with Eilidh vp
Gordon W ?/Apr Lead dog

pumped out after the crux, great route, will be back

chrismadar 30/Mar Lead RP

An awesome route, went on the second go! Pumped out on the crux first time

james1978 14/Jan Lead RP

Second attempt.

with pam
josh Bamsey 05/Jan Lead RP

Missed the good pockets half way up, hard 7a+ if missed I think. Really good techy climb though!

Hidden 27/Dec/15 Lead O/S
TonyB 12/Dec/15 Lead β
with Ian, Kenny
Hidden 12/Dec/15 Lead O/S
chris85 ?/Oct/15 Lead dog

Managed to get this in two halves on my first attempt before the rain came in, shame would like to go back and get the red point!

bethoates 25/May/15 Lead
Alex Norman 24/Mar/15 Lead O/S
shed_hed 04/Mar/15 Lead O/S

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.

with Guy Ruyssevelt
Hidden 06/Feb/15 Lead RP
Bristoldave 05/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Luke
slowmotion 12/Dec/14 Lead RP
with jonny P
Bron H 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/14 Lead β
ASchwirtz 14/Apr/14 Lead dog

Thin! Very thin. Never found hidden pocket, 1 Attempt.

Brian Rodgers 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Ant
Will Hunt 30/Mar/14 Lead β

Very steady and positive climbing with a good pair of rests.

with Matt Wharton-Lee, Hervé Nuttall
hervenuttall ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Matt W & The Olive Branch Crew
Dibdawg 14/Feb/14 Lead dog

Hard start... hard crux made even harder without using to hidden pocket only seen after lowering off! Another day me thinks.

with Andy Fuller
Hidden 12/Jan/14 Lead dog
K Wall 05/Jan/14 Lead dnf
with Martin
tobydunford 29/Dec/13 Lead dog
with Kirsty Kerr
Mattlamb90 27/Dec/13 TR β

Tried ths last year and found it nails, there was a top rope available today, did it clean but still found hard

with Ben, Luke
Chriswallis2 13/Dec/13 Lead dog

One rest at the crux, no time for another go.

with Pete
JanBella 08/Mar/13 TR dnf
Hidden ?/Mar/13 Lead
DanC1985 24/Feb/13 Lead dnf
with Dave P
dprctr 24/Feb/13 Lead RP

Clean on 3rd attempt, very techy!

Hidden 03/Feb/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 03/Feb/13 Lead dog
3 Names 02/Jan/13 Lead RP
adam 24 ?/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Mattlamb90 26/Dec/12 TR dog
Nick Russell 25/Dec/12 Lead RP

The first time I've redpointed a route without ending up in A&E!

3 Names 22/Dec/12 Lead dog
Hidden 22/Dec/12 Lead RP
Rosea Day 18/Dec/12 Lead dnf

hard start. to late in the day

John Kettle 06/Dec/12 Lead O/S
KKilroy ?/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Fantastic sustained technical climbing.

Macleod 25/Nov/12 Lead β


with dominic
Hidden 12/Nov/12 Lead dnf
dprctr 12/Nov/12 Lead dog


JohnO'D ?/Oct/12 Sent dnf
Ben HW 19/Apr/12 Lead RP

4th go

with Steve Hickie, James Sanders, Joseph Torr
Hidden 26/Mar/12 Lead dnf
JulesV 26/Feb/12 Lead rpt
with Shauna Cunningham
iforwms 21/Feb/12 Lead dog
with Warner
Hidden 25/Jan/12 Lead dog
Nick Russell 09/Jan/12 Lead dnf
Ian Broome 08/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Becky
samwillo 03/Jan/12 Lead

With rests, hope to get it clean.

with Lairig Climbing Club
Toby Dunn ?/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/12 Lead
Justin T ?/Jan/12 Lead O/S
winged_traveller ??/2012 TR dog
tom.ireson ??/2012 Lead dog

fell two moves from the top on the onsight! grrrr.

Kevster 28/Dec/11 Lead O/S
El3ctroFuzz 20/Dec/11 Lead O/S

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.

with George Coiley, Elaine Budden
ian Ll-J 15/Dec/11 Lead O/S
ANC 07/Dec/11 Lead RP

Blew the first rp having forgotten the it second go, nice technical climbing!

ANC 04/Dec/11 Lead dog

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!

James Marshall ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
mwatson ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
grubes 13/Nov/11 TR dog

got all the moves and some nice links needs more work

Mike_Hayes 18/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah Marks
quiffhanger ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/11 Lead dog
Hidden 06/Jan/11 Lead O/S
givemetea 06/Jan/11 Lead O/S

onsight but with a little help to find the hidden hold mentioned in guidebook

Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
gregoritos 19/Nov/10 -

Retro flash

spidey 18/Nov/10 Lead RP

1st r.p. missed the hole on the right on onsight!!

with gruff
thebigfriendlymoose ?/Nov/10 Lead RP

Slipped at first bolt on first go. RP was "onsight" after first bolt.

with Stephen
Hidden 29/Oct/10 Lead RP
martroberts 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Really good route.Didn't find hidden pocket until after crux. First bolt too high for me

drysori 06/Apr/10 Lead RP

One run to work. Brilliant technical climbing, would be a tricky onsight. It's a shame the first crux is so awkward/slippy.

Stig 31/Mar/10 Lead dog

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

with Julia
dannyboy83 22/Jan/10 Lead O/S
jgustafsson ?/Jan/10 Lead RP

2nd go, in terrible weather. Felt like portland a bit.

with Marco
dswansonlow 17/Dec/09 TR dog
with Ivan
Luke Brooks 07/Dec/09 Lead O/S
barni 07/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with luke
Hidden ?/Dec/09 Lead O/S
JulesV ?/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
Morgan Woods 22/Dec/08 Lead RP

Missed the hidden hold....even then some work needed to finish.

with Johan
Hidden ?/Feb/08 Lead dog
gregoritos ?/Feb/08 Lead β
Hidden 20/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Dan 85 01/Apr/07 Lead dog

Great climb, each move wasn't particuarly hard, just knackering!

with Luke
lukeh ?/Apr/07 Lead dog
jimdanson 22/Mar/07 TR dog
with Bob Curry
goi.ashmore 20/Dec/04 Lead O/S
with Dee Herbert
Hidden 19/Dec/04 Lead
Dave Bond 23/Mar/04 Lead β
with Simon Wren
Rich Kirby 09/Jan/02 Lead O/S
with Ant
Rich Kirby 09/Jan/02 Lead O/S
with Ant
skygodley 19/Dec/00 Lead O/S
with SarahM
dan gibson ?/Nov/00 Lead O/S
serby ?/May/00 Lead O/S
whispering nic ?/Jan/00 Lead O/S
buzby78 12/Jan/98 Lead O/S
Mike Owen 14/Apr/93 -
with Elaine Owen
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, ashtond6, Calum Wadsworth, madeleine, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, dprctr, Hidden, vix, Seb2007, mr_nsglover, MonkeyDawson
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