Lourdes*** 8a
[alex on the crux, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
35m. Justifyably famous. An unrelenting pitch up the central line of tufas that sports a hard start and a pulse-enhancing finish. There are thankfully a few good shakeouts along the way. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: ROCKFAX El Chorro: Top 50, El Chorro Wishlist Easter 2015, A lifetimes worth of inspiration, El Chorro dreams 7a and above.

Photo: alex on the crux © mwatson
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This climb is in 27 logbooks, and on 26 wishlists.

Had falls at the two crux sections, but just wanted to check it out. What an absolutely magnificent climb!! Never climbed anything like it! Def want to come back for the redpoint!!!
climbomaniac - Lead dog - 13/Apr/15

drcorbasisgod - Lead dog - 06/Mar/15 with Marc Weisner

Tophe - Lead rpt - 10/Feb/15

Yessss! One off the lifetine list! 2nd redders. This is why you come to spain!
nathanlee - Lead RP - 05/Jan/15 with Jack Lawledge, Oli Grounsell

Got half way up, then couldn't get back on. What a route.
gurumed - Lead dnf - 05/Mar/14 with Sam

Incredible route. Managed all the moves fairly easily but couldn't imagine linking it all without finding some better rests... Need to get cannier on tufa.
Joughton - Lead dog - 19/Feb/14

CharlotteGarden1 - Lead RP - 30/Dec/13 with James Garden, Cliff Hopkins

Fantastic, especially the top which I dropped on my previous attempt.
James Marshall - Lead RP - 26/Dec/13 with Blaize from Canada

Beautiful line,it's baffling if you are not fit enough for a good onsight attempt, however after working it the sequence really falls into place
atapper21 - Lead RP - 06/Feb/13

KKilroy - Lead RP - 01/Feb/13 with Emma Clarke

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Dec/12

J.Wells - Lead RP - 20/Dec/12 with Liam Postlethwaite

Dave Bond - Lead RP - 26/Jan/12 with Christie whitehill

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Jan/12

Luke Brooks - Lead RP - 18/Dec/11

Amazing! Clipped chains just as sun was setting. Third team 8a of the day, sport climbing does'nt get much better!. 2nd rpt..never thought it would go today. just about slapped my way through first crux, stayed in rest for 10min then held it together at the top
Glyn - Lead RP - 18/Dec/11 with Luke, Barni

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 13/Dec/11 with Martin

barni - Lead dog - 12/Dec/11

Excellent route just didn't fit the rests
mwatson - Lead dog - Dec/11

i moved on this route, bitches
Georgina Brooke - TR dnf - Apr/11

"onle up half way, the octopus"
jamiefoxen - AltLd dog - Jan/10 with Graham Dawson, bob foster

Only up to half way...the octopus!
MonkeyDawson - AltLd dog - Jan/10 with Jamie, Bob Foster

In the cloud with fleece and hat on. great route.
david potts - Lead RP - 19/Dec/09

It was raining and some spanish guys had the clips in so had an onsight burn. Got to just below the central big formations. Was laughing to much to take it seriously. This would go with a bit more knowledge and time. Holds are huge!
Ed Booth - Lead dnf - 28/Mar/09

Cassidy - Lead RP - 31/Mar/05 with Tiso Pete

flashed with ace beta from Joe. Brilliant but lots of good shake-outs
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead β - Apr/01 with Joe le Sage

Onsighted to very high, 1st redpoint.
Mike Owen - Lead RP - 28/Oct/92 with Elaine Owen

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
gurumed, LouisJones, marcduhig, MichaelGallimore, Oliver Branagan, Davros the Psyched, MischaHY, Tommyads, Charlotte Warner, Mattlamb90, goddamm7, Ian Paterson, Sean_J, ashknot, MonkeyDawson, marky

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