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17m. The steep arete is as good as it appears. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX El Chorro: Top 50.

MD 17/Nov Lead rpt

Still as pumpy as I remembered made worse by the early afternoon heat and blazing sun.

Nick Biven 15/Nov TR dog


BareBears 05/May 2nd dog

2 rests....Nice holds just sustained

with Dale
steve_gibbs 01/May 2nd O/S
zcsharp 01/May Lead O/S
with Spanish Posse
Dale ?/May Lead O/S

Again given 6b+ on the rock and I think it deserves it. No rests steep and pumpy from the bottom to the top. But a brilliant route apart from the polish.

with Dan
chrismadar 03/Apr Lead dog

Alex asked me to have a go and see what I thought, end of the day and knackered and think I was on the wrong route. Lovely climbing on near enough jugs the entire way but just didn't have the energy so took a loads of rests like a dirty dog.

with Jake Thompson, Aiden Nelson
alex goodall ?/Apr Lead dnf
KKilroy ??/2015 Lead O/S
iamniccage 15/Dec/14 Lead dog

miss read the route half way up and too late in the day to try again to do it clean.. nice route though..

with Emily
mol 04/Dec/14 Lead
with Jesse
StevieJ 30/Nov/14 2nd
with C3
OliverRoss 24/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Kayleigh Emma
Danielle Arnott ?/Apr/14 TR dog

Awesome route, sustained.

with Matt
meierdaniel 21/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Henry.Todman 19/Mar/14 Sent O/S
DanC1985 10/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Jorge
Jordi 10/Mar/14 2nd dog
with Dani
Rich Malcolm 06/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/14 Lead O/S
tobydunford 04/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
ashtond6 02/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Mattlamb90 27/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with Ben, Luke
benjiwoo 27/Dec/13 Lead dog
Pathological_Climber 27/Dec/13 Lead O/S
petellis ?/Dec/13 Lead dog

too pumped to make the last clip

with Georgy porgy
Hidden 24/Oct/13 Lead O/S
steven 13/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Ade
Spillers 16/Sep/13 Lead
with Zoe Silsbury
Hidden 13/Apr/13 Lead
domskezz 11/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed this and it didn't feel that hard for a change.

with Jamma
j0sch ?/Apr/13 TR dog
UnkArl 06/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Rockfax is a bit misleading - went up this thinking it was 6a relieved to find out it's 6b. No particularly hard moves, but sustained. Wet in places.

with Uncle Bill, Dad
Connorsgrandad 06/Mar/13 2nd
MD 21/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Its not often you on-site when seconding. Pumpy and sustained.

with Andy
soph 31/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Helena Robinson
Nick Russell 23/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Never particularly hard climbing for 6b, but sustained

tom169 25/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Also the new route to the right, 17m 6a+ 1*

psborland 04/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
climbingsheep 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Richard Williams
drysori 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Qisheng Xie 12/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Stan Ng
Liam Ingram 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S


krasavenko 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Steep and juggy!

with Tom E
The Big Sender 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S
allyrocke 11/Apr/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S
maryleese 11/Apr/12 2nd
malumb 05/Apr/12 Lead
with Dash, Rich Dagnam
vertigo 04/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Waited all day to climb this. Well worth it. Quality sustained climbing. Great end to the trip.

with Dash
mattgrange 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Super route, pay great attention to footwork in order to avoid getting pumped

Hidden 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/12 Lead O/S
RKernan 23/Feb/12 Lead dog
with Benoit Dupasquier
Hidden 23/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jan/12 Lead
Ian Broome 01/Jan/12 Lead O/S


with Becky
Hidden ?/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Craig Holden ??/2012 Lead O/S
owb106 20/Dec/11 Lead β
Matt Smith 20/Dec/11 2nd dog

Pumped !!! Nice lead by Olly

Hidden 18/Dec/11 Lead O/S
mark20 18/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Great route

katiep 16/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Callan
mwatson ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Rob Pitt 21/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Nick Saunders
Paul Bowen 31/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Oct/11 Lead dog
hellboundblr 17/Oct/11 Lead
with Adrian Goldstraw
Motown ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Jo Day
luda0801 ?/Mar/11 Lead
mr_nsglover ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S
afrosam 27/Jan/11 TR O/S
with carl manley
winged_traveller ?/Jan/11 Lead
Ollie Rattue ??/2011 Lead RP
Rob Evans ??/2011 Lead

Great climb

ianjfsutcliffe 17/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Sankey ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Great climbing, pumpy positive holds with a stiffer pull higher up as the crux. Best lead of my Nov 2010 holiday.

with Luke
thebigfriendlymoose ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Stephen
Adam_42 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Amazing line and very pumpy climbing.

Hidden 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S
catblack 03/Apr/10 Lead dog
Andrew Barker 03/Apr/10 Lead O/S
JamieSparkes 02/Apr/10 Lead O/S
allyrocke 01/Apr/10 Lead dog
Harry Holmes ?/Apr/10 Lead dog
lindsam 30/Mar/10 -
with Jos Style, Michael Gee
RachubAndy 29/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Dan, Martin, Ollie and Phil
Englishvoodoo 23/Mar/10 Lead O/S

First 6b onsight, Spanish tour goal no.1 completed!

with Sarah Barr
Hidden 19/Mar/10 Lead O/S
tomhull 23/Feb/10 Lead O/S
liamlonsdale 23/Feb/10 TR O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/10 Lead RP
dannyboy83 22/Jan/10 Lead O/S
dmoir 22/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Dan and Lauren
Nature_Boy12689 21/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Lawrie Brand 19/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Wicked climbing, not too tough for 6b

Hidden 01/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Jordan-Miles ?/Jan/10 Lead β
Hidden 30/Nov/09 AltLd
Cheshire Dave 27/Nov/09 Lead

Brilliant and sustained arete. Best route hereabouts, where the grey rock turns orange.

with Chris
JulesV ?/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
Alex Mason 24/May/09 Lead O/S

sustained, but doesnt have a good feel to it.

Hidden 08/Apr/09 Lead
CalumC 02/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Fight the pump.

Andy Moles 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
burto 31/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with hertha
chiverstom 23/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Ivo
Ken Applegate 17/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall 16/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Excellant juggy fun

with Dave Coley
PeteH 21/Dec/08 Lead O/S

Spectacular climbing! Absolutely recommended. What I came to Spain for.

with Chris Moxon
metal arms 12/Nov/08 -
maria85 02/Apr/08 2nd dog
with Dave
Hidden 02/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 02/Apr/08 Lead
Will Hunt ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
beegsyboy 24/Dec/07 Lead O/S

Great route. Did at the end of the day when feeling tired, well chuffed to get it!!

with Eccie + Joseph
Dan 85 01/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Tim
lukeh ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
jimdanson 22/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Bob Curry
Hidden ?/Dec/06 Lead O/S
dodfoster 03/Apr/06 Lead RP

climbed ground-up 2nd go

with dom kehoe
Fat Tim ?/Jan/06 Lead O/S
with Rob McGregor
DavidR 31/Dec/05 Lead O/S
with Holly Adamthwaite and Andy Asaam
Hidden 07/Dec/05 Lead O/S
Nicos 24/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with solo
Hidden 19/Dec/04 Lead O/S
MikeC59 19/Dec/04 Lead
Hidden ??/2004 Lead dog
akhughes ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/01 Lead
shoulders 24/Jan/01 AltLd
with tanya, mart
goi.ashmore 07/Jan/01 Lead O/S
with Iain Fisher
skygodley 19/Dec/00 Lead O/S
dan gibson ?/Nov/00 Lead O/S
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