Rockfax Description
26m. Pass to the left of the midway tufa. Photo on page 148. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX El Chorro: Top 50, El Chorro dreams - 6a to 6c+.

Hidden 18/Nov Lead O/S
chris85 ?/Oct Lead RP
pulseroom 09/May Lead O/S
with Tjebbe Svort
Dale ?/May Lead O/S

My final top 50 route of the day and my favourite route of the holiday. Hard boulder start to some brilliant moves threw the tufa with a cheeky drop knee managed to unlock the sequence. Just had to keep it together after that and keep on pulling.

Hidden 29/Apr Lead O/S
Mike Owen 18/Apr Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
tallginge ?/Apr Lead O/S
with gunny
waynem1985 ?/Apr Lead
shed_hed 12/Mar Lead O/S

Very nice climbing.

with Kelly (Olive Branch)
Rich Malcolm 06/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Mar Lead
drcorbasisgod 04/Mar Lead O/S
with Marc Weisner
ned_85 11/Jan Lead
Bron H 06/Jan Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
peaches69 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with luke
Luuuuuke 26/Oct/14 Lead β
with Si
MischaHY 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S

When exhausted after on sighting Judas. About as classy as 6c gets!

tam.sayers ?/Oct/14 Lead O/S
funsized 22/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Dont get the hype on this one. Tufa cave bit is just weird and awkward

with Fi
slowmotion 22/Sep/14 Lead dog

I could not work out how to negotiate the tufa. some trickery missed!

with jonny P
Daniel WHite ?/Sep/14 Lead dnf

Took a nice fall after getting massively pumped.

iamniccage 28/Apr/14 Lead RP

2nd Attempt, Fell on first by the little cave as couldn't find the hold. Once knew where it was went. Difficult first three moves then easy to tufa. polished then but good climbing.

Mike Todd ?/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Dave Jagilus
drysori ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 28/Mar/14 Lead rpt

Did this some years ago. More of a retro-flash.

Henry.Todman 21/Mar/14 Lead β
adamjeffs 18/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with mum
papashango 16/Mar/14 Lead β
with Elliot
alice_loudon 07/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Shawty ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Conor
hervenuttall ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Matt W & The Olive Branch Crew
Joughton 20/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Lovely route, tough start and tricky tufa

AJM 28/Jan/14 Lead rpt

Numb hands low down, numb feet high up. Cold!

98%monkey 26/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Al Dibben
Ed Babs 26/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Phil Haigh, Mike Hawkins
Bristoldave 10/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Caroline
Dibdawg 09/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Unknown
soph 07/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Rita from LA, Tony Stone
leowestland ?/Jan/14 Lead β
KKilroy ??/2014 Lead O/S
Pathological_Climber 23/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Dec/13 Lead
Pete_Frost 26/Nov/13 TR

Hard! The start is difficult and the moves up by the tufa are interesting, a dropped knee helps. Glad I didn't lead this.

with Nico Magnan
Hidden 12/Nov/13 Lead O/S
KKilroy 12/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Nov/13 Lead β
Hidden 21/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/13 Lead β
Danny Crump 16/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Neil Kerr, Martin Bagshaw
Martin Bagshaw 16/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Neil Kerr, Danny Crump
EmilyElouise 16/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/13 Lead O/S
steven 14/Oct/13 Lead dog
with Ade
Spillers 19/Sep/13 Lead
with Zoe Silsbury
Adamwillclimb 12/Sep/13 Lead β
elyben 08/Sep/13 Lead
DJ Nelson 06/Sep/13 Lead β
Hidden 18/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Apr/13 Lead dog
Adam_42 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/13 Lead O/S
justin c ??/2013 Lead O/S

amazing! one of the best of this grade in El chorro

with steph crowley
tew105 ?/Dec/12 Lead
Tala M 26/Nov/12 Lead dog

Very pumpy! Slapped for what I thought was a good wasn't.

Charlie Zephyr Booth 10/Nov/12 AltLd
with michael kirby, martin broadhurst
davidliu 02/Nov/12 Lead β
tedj234 02/Nov/12 Lead O/S
elyben 22/Oct/12 Lead dog
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead RP
Hidden 11/Sep/12 Lead O/S
ianjfsutcliffe 12/Apr/12 Lead dog
mattgrange 23/Mar/12 Lead dog

Just ran out of oomph after the crux! Awesome

Hidden 22/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 07/Mar/12 Lead
andrew sandercock ?/Mar/12 Lead rpt

2nd go, blew the onsight being a bellend just before the chains.

dominic lee 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
nathanlee 26/Feb/12 Lead β
with Dom Lee
Trevera 02/Feb/12 Lead
with nick sillem
Hidden ?/Feb/12 Lead β
Dave Bond 24/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Patrick
Hidden 17/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Tom Keaveny 13/Jan/12 Lead O/S
ollyroberts 13/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Tom
Ian Broome 12/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Felt a bit like climbing out of toilet, overall quite satifying.

with Becky
Hidden 08/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/12 Lead O/S
tom.ireson ??/2012 Lead O/S
hankyc ??/2012 Lead O/S

great climb, sooo pumped by the top, just made it!!

Johann ??/2012 -
RFWilkie 31/Dec/11 Lead dog

Annoyed not to get this clean 1st go.

RFWilkie 31/Dec/11 TR rpt

After resting on lead, seemed OK on top rope. Would love to go back and lead cleanly.

Hidden 29/Dec/11 Lead dog
AJM 29/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Awkward by the tufa

mark20 23/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Jake Young 23/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Paul
Hidden 22/Dec/11 Lead O/S
ANC 05/Dec/11 Lead β

Climbed onsight to the tuffa then needed some info...wet hands made the next few moves intetesting spicy! Super pumped after squeezing too hard due to wet chalky hands. Weird crux cool route!

chrism225 ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with anna D
Bargate_Champ ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Greg Pittam 28/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Kate Keltie
Hidden 25/Nov/11 Lead β
Rob Pitt 25/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Nick Saunders
climbingpixie 17/Nov/11 2nd O/S

Amazing route, really interesting and varied climbing.

with Andy
Hidden 17/Nov/11 Lead O/S
con321 14/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Tim
Paul Bowen 01/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Dougie Harvey 23/Oct/11 Lead β
climbingsheep 21/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Richard Williams
Fultonius 20/Oct/11 Lead β


Neil Adams 20/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Dougie Harvey, Elsie, Ally F
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Ian Jones 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Tricky, reachy crux.

with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')
jolucas ?/Oct/11 Lead dog
with alex
ian-rad 17/May/11 Lead dog

fell on hand jam up to crimp, great climb though

with Diana Crabtree
Duncan Campbell 27/Apr/11 Lead RP

Bouldery crux followed by a sustained but essentially steady top wall. Ballsed up the slick crux on the first go, its really not that bad. Awesome effort to Heather for flashing it, inspirational! Didn't find Buenos Sombres mega inspirational, but undoubtedly a brilliant crag.

chriscarroll 25/Apr/11 Lead β
Dave Warburton 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Really good.

Roberto 07/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/11 Lead β
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead RP
HeatherF ?/Apr/11 -
Stone Muppet ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Nice people let me past the queue for the route as flying home shortly after :)

with ceri, ceri's mate ben
Tommy Cole ?/Apr/11 Lead rpt
quiffhanger ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Mat Welsh ?/Mar/11 Lead β
with Mark Owens
eddy-on-the-rocks 25/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with P Dawg
alek 24/Feb/11 Lead β
Hidden 24/Feb/11 Lead β
Laurence Everitt 24/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/11 TR
LC ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S
givemetea 02/Jan/11 Lead O/S
3 Names 02/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
the real dave ??/2011 Lead
Dan Jenkin 20/Dec/10 Lead O/S
with Gordon Jenkin
spidey 19/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with rory
Lenny 10/Nov/10 TR dnf
with Les
mattwyles1 ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Great to onsight, hidden holds on top of tufa.

scottski ?/Nov/10 Lead β
Hidden ?/Nov/10 TR β
tomB 26/Oct/10 Lead dog
Chad123 16/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Classic - lots of tricky, technical climbing all the way...

with Emily
DannyK 31/Aug/10 Lead dog
with Katie
DannyK 31/Aug/10 Lead RP
with Katie
mr_nsglover ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S

First ever route with a tufa, I was very excited. Didn't find that it meritted the 6c, but I'll take it.

dswansonlow 09/Jul/10 Lead rpt
jacobjlloyd 09/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Hendrik Winter, Dougie
eugeneth 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Dougie, Jake
dswansonlow 28/Jun/10 Lead dog
Vince 05/May/10 Lead O/S
with Eric Pieuchot
martroberts 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Good route

Stig 04/Apr/10 Lead RP

Didn't work out the move on first go and too cold. Very good route.

with Goi
mynameisjen 26/Mar/10 Lead β

hard pull over tufa. i had low left foot, high right heel and left hand on sloper. pulled over to get shit crimp with right hand. matched, moved right hand to dish by bolt. feet up and bridge off bell tufa and reach right back over sloper to a nice crimp edge. jug haul to finish. good route.

with segwin
JPGR 26/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Yvette
Will Hunt 24/Mar/10 Lead O/S


with Sean Jacobs
danoflynn 22/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker 22/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
tomhull 01/Mar/10 Lead O/S


liamlonsdale 01/Mar/10 Lead O/S
JLS 09/Feb/10 Lead dnf

Keen to get back on when fresher.

with Team El Chorro
Oli 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Eddie Barbour
derico 17/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden ?/Jan/10 2nd
Ed Shaw 20/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Chris Brady, Amy Horton
dmoir 15/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Juan
dannyboy83 14/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
jacobjlloyd 14/Dec/09 Lead O/S
dswansonlow 13/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Ivan
gregoritos ?/Dec/09 Lead O/S
thebigfriendlymoose ?/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Stephen
oliwarlow 14/Nov/09 Lead
with Dave S
mobeirn 24/Oct/09 Lead dog
chiverstom 17/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 15/May/09 Lead O/S

sweet route with an really cool section

Russell Birkett 20/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Reed
Graham Iles 16/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Pete Robinson
Hidden 16/Apr/09 Lead O/S
ASchwirtz 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Brian Rodgers 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
burto 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with hertha
mikecopp 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Tom Holloway
w.pettet-smith ?/Apr/09 Lead

weird technical chimneying through the tufa clad crux. 6c+? brilliant pocket pulling above.

with martin haywood
Mike Todd ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Ed Booth 26/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/09 -
Shaw Brown 18/Mar/09 Lead
with Jeb
craig d ?/Mar/09 -
with Paul Innes
Crille 20/Jan/09 Lead β
with Peter
Hidden ??/2009 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Dec/08 Lead O/S
skygodley 21/Dec/08 Lead O/S

A very strang sequence to pass a large tuffa on the crux, two possible ways to sort it out though but both just as hard as each other! A three star crux!

Hidden ?/Dec/08 Lead
Toby Dunn ?/Dec/08 -
with simon richardson
Marti999 ?/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Lee Proctor
Topsy Turvy ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Grady
goi.ashmore 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas, John Bullock
arose ?/Sep/01 AltLd
with Tom Woodcock
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