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30m. A fine line past some shallow tufas at mid-height. © Rockfax

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

Hidden 20/Nov Lead O/S
D.Russell 18/Nov Lead O/S
with Adam
hansson 13/May TR dog
with Carro
Dale ?/May Lead O/S

Again another top 50 route. On my top 50 route day. Not much more to say. Fun flow stone tufa section to good pockets my favourite kind of sport climbing, soft 6b+

with Joe
Mike Owen 18/Apr Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
WilliamD 05/Apr Lead dnf

Fell at the reachy bit after the crux. Messed up my middle finger in the fall, unable to climb.

tallginge ?/Apr Lead O/S
with gunny
shed_hed 12/Mar Lead O/S

Not sure why this gets top 50 in Rockfax, really not that good...

with Kelly (Olive Branch)
Calum Wadsworth 02/Feb Lead O/S
with Bernie
Bernie L 02/Feb Lead β
ned_85 11/Jan Lead
Bron H 06/Jan Lead O/S
cmoxon ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
Ian MK 25/Dec/14 Lead rpt
with Anna
Anna Maykova 25/Dec/14 2nd
with Ian
Abi Chard 10/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Ian
MischaHY 24/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Gloria 09/Oct/14 Lead dnf

Horrifyingly polished at the crux

BarnDawg 09/Oct/14 Lead dnf

couldn't get past crux. scared of taking a fall onto ledge.

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

The tufa move is hard! It took me a long time to work out...

with jonny P
tomwright1509 15/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Daniel WHite 15/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Shortarse.Crowley ?/Sep/14 Lead β
with Justin Critchlow
Hidden 30/Apr/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Russtygibbons ?/Apr/14 Lead RP
drysori ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
richardashe ?/Apr/14 2nd
Will Hunt 28/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Henry.Todman 19/Mar/14 Lead O/S
papashango 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Elliot
Shawty 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Conor
hervenuttall ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Matt W & The Olive Branch Crew
Lenny 27/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Rich Malcolm 25/Feb/14 Lead O/S
dprctr 25/Feb/14 Lead O/S
BarnDawg 25/Feb/14 2nd dog
Hidden 25/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Joughton 20/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/14 Lead RP
Dibdawg 08/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Unknown
AJM 27/Jan/14 Lead O/S
98%monkey 26/Jan/14 Lead dog

one fall, as I didn't think I could do it

with Al Dibben
philhaigh 26/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Ed Babs, Mike Hawkins
Ed Babs 26/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Phil Haigh, Mike Hawkins
Dibdawg 26/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Phil Mitchel
Hidden 08/Jan/14 Lead rpt
ashtond6 02/Jan/14 Lead O/S
KKilroy ??/2014 Lead O/S
Pathological_Climber 23/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Dec/13 Lead
Hidden 19/Dec/13 TR dog
Pete_Frost 26/Nov/13 Lead RP

Top tip: go high for the middle tufa in a lie-back move and reach into the bottom of the hole/slot above.

with Nico Magnan
Macleod 15/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with dominic
Hidden 12/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/13 Lead β
scottski ?/Nov/13 Lead RP
with A. Baguley
Hardcore Pat 28/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Chris Vanderz
Hidden 21/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/13 Lead β
Danny Crump 16/Oct/13 Lead
with Neil Kerr, Martin Bagshaw
Martin Bagshaw 16/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Neil Kerr, Danny Crump
EmilyElouise 16/Oct/13 TR O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/13 Lead O/S
steven 14/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Ade
Spillers 19/Sep/13 Lead
with Zoe Silsbury
Hidden 02/Sep/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Aug/13 Lead rpt
justin c 01/Apr/13 Lead

Very good!

with steph crowley
James Malloch ?/Mar/13 Lead β
with Dylan
bonzka ??/2013 -

2nd go - nearly lost with back spasm hitting me whilst go through crux

skygodley 21/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with SarahM
Hidden 18/Dec/12 Lead O/S
tew105 ?/Dec/12 Lead
Tala M 26/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Charlie Zephyr Booth 10/Nov/12 AltLd
with michael kirby, martin broadhurst
Adamwillclimb 24/Oct/12 Lead RP
elyben 22/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 18/Oct/12 Lead dog
Hidden 17/Oct/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Oct/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
tom.ireson 26/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 07/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
andrew sandercock ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Trevera 29/Jan/12 Lead
with nick sillem
Dave Bond 24/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Andy ob
Tom Keaveny 13/Jan/12 Lead O/S
ollyroberts 13/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden 07/Jan/12 Lead O/S
tommytuffa ?/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Felix
Toby Dunn ?/Jan/12 Lead
NelsonJ ??/2012 Lead
Johann ??/2012 -
Hidden 29/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/11 Lead O/S
pmurdy 23/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Jake Y
mark20 23/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Jake Young 23/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Paul
Hidden 30/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Greg Pittam 28/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Clare Richardson
Hidden 17/Nov/11 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 17/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Andy
con321 14/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Tim
climbingsheep 21/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Richard Williams
Elsier 20/Oct/11 2nd
with Neil
Fultonius 20/Oct/11 Lead β
Neil Adams 20/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Dougie Harvey, Elsie, Ally F
Dougie Harvey 20/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/11 Lead O/S
mr_nsglover 06/Oct/11 Lead RP
DJ Nelson 06/Oct/11 Lead β
Hidden 29/May/11 Lead O/S
ian-rad 17/May/11 Lead dog
with Al Fee, Diana Crabtree
Hidden ?/May/11 TR
Duncan Campbell 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Steady until a tricky and bouldery crux sequence...

Dave Warburton 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S


Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead β
Roberto 07/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/11 Lead β
conorjclarke 01/Apr/11 Lead O/S

worth it

with Adam the American
Haydn Jones ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Motown ?/Apr/11 Lead dog
with Jim
HeatherF ?/Apr/11 -
Hidden 22/Mar/11 Lead
centurion05 22/Mar/11 2nd
with patch
quiffhanger ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
schwenk ?/Mar/11 Lead
Mat Welsh ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Mark Owens
Hidden 24/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Jack R-N 23/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/11 Lead O/S
alek 10/Feb/11 Lead β
Hidden 10/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jan/11 TR O/S
Hidden 02/Jan/11 Lead dog
3 Names 02/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
the real dave ??/2011 Lead
spidey 19/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with rory
Paul Bowen 03/Nov/10 Lead β
Hidden 03/Nov/10 Lead dog
mattwyles1 ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Reachy crux (?)

Hidden ?/Nov/10 TR β
Hidden 28/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Chad123 16/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Nice varied moves, easy for grade..

with Emily
Rachel Somerville 02/Oct/10 TR
with Ricardo Perales, Kate Gerard
LC ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
DannyK 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Katie
mr_nsglover ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Awsome climbing in the upper section. Went down a lot easier than I was expecting.

eugeneth 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Dougie, Jake
dswansonlow 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Vince 05/May/10 Lead O/S
with Eric Pieuchot
mrmike24 ?/Apr/10 Lead
martroberts ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
RachubAndy 31/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Dan, Martin, Ollie and Phil
JPGR 26/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Yvette
matthewjames 24/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Easiest 6b+ ever (or maybe it was exactly my style). A serious of mantles followed by a huge ledge to rest on and a few harder pulls on flow-stone to the top. Beautiful.

with Cherie McCormack, Mike Byrne, Matt Cooke, John Cheung
mynameisjen 22/Mar/10 Lead rpt


with segwin
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Andy Chubb 21/Mar/10 TR
with Guy Hustinx
Hidden 20/Mar/10 Lead O/S
tomhull 01/Mar/10 Lead O/S
liamlonsdale 01/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/10 2nd
mrmike24 ??/2010 -
Glyn 16/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Jen K
Hidden 16/Dec/09 Lead O/S
mynameisjen 16/Dec/09 Lead O/S
dmoir 15/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Juan
dannyboy83 14/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
JonBrown 14/Dec/09 Lead RP
with Dave
funsized 13/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 15/Nov/09 Lead
with Dave S
Sankey ?/Nov/09 2nd
with Luke
mobeirn 24/Oct/09 Lead O/S
chiverstom 17/Sep/09 Lead dog
JamieSparkes 03/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Tome Mingorance
Alex Mason 15/May/09 Lead O/S


leepip ?/May/09 Lead O/S
with al mason
Dangerous Dave 23/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Russell Birkett 23/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Graham Iles 16/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Pete Robinson
ASchwirtz 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Brian Rodgers 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/09 Lead
CalumC 01/Apr/09 Lead β
with Tom
mikecopp 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Tom Holloway
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 02/Jan/09 TR
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/08 Lead O/S
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
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Style of ascent
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