potnoodle13 - Lead O/S - 21/May/15 with beagle-ears
pulseroom - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/15 with Alan Sanderson
The ridiculous undergrading is still there in the latest edition of the local guide. I couldn't do the crux, so detoured onto the adjacent 6a instead for a couple of bolts. At least the scary traverse back left prepared me slightly for the truly terrifying traverse at the top to reach the lower-off! Might be a good route but I was too far out of my comfort zone to tell. 6a surely?
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/15 with Carmen
Jamie Brown - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/15 with Dave D
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/15
The top is ridiculous, you just cant get to the chains. Bailed from the route on the right.
bobstones - Lead - 13/Apr/15 with Sophie Gibbens
Very hard climb. Undergraded.
Sameer - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Bex
clarendon - Lead - 02/Apr/15 with Tris
Topsy Turvy - 2nd - 02/Apr/15 with Mike P
The anchor is rather unfairly positioned. Not a route for a new climber.
mariannekhoo - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/15 with Robert Dufton
rd20 - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/15 with Marianne K
philhaigh - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/15 with Natalie Haigh
bridget143 - TR β - 29/Dec/14 with Simen
5+ at least, lower off gone, retreated from mallion
Conor1 - Lead β - 06/Dec/14 with Karl Connolly
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 18/Nov/14
Insanely undergraded, 5+ in local guide but must be harder. The traverse to the lower off is sketchy.
Matt Smith - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/14 with Zoe Taylor
wyzfen - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/14
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/14
D Tempest - Lead - 28/Sep/14 with Paul
rfdl100 - Lead - 17/May/14 with Nicole
Little B - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Isaac, Jane
ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Claire Duffield
Hidden - Lead dnf - 15/Apr/14
Puma - Lead - 01/Apr/14
1st route of holiday and not 4+ !
lithos - Lead - 01/Apr/14 with Puma, Pete Bradshaw
Hidden - Lead - 13/Mar/14
Hidden - Lead - 10/Mar/14
Rich Malcolm - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/14 with Darren Pallett
wolverine - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Rich Malcolm
buddha1369 - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/13
Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Dec/13
Climbster - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/13 with Vick
Hard crux even for a 5+. Lowered from a maillon that someone had left a couple of bolts before the top.
jayyaj - Lead dnf - 23/Nov/13 with Alex Herbert
Hidden - Lead dnf - 17/Nov/13
felt stiff for 4+ even if I had twisted my knee the day before. getting to the shared lower off with del osillo was interesting and its nowhere near where the topo show it??
SGD - Lead - 05/Oct/13 with Vicky Holmes
Dan818 - Lead dog - 25/Jul/13 with Joanne scott
JonnyW - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Neil Burgess
beakerburgess - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Zeanne Thomas, Andrew Clow, Jonny Webb
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13
Excellent! Some very good delicate technical moves
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/13 with Vienna
Not onsight as Chris did it first
cem - Lead β - 18/Mar/13 with Chris Smith
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/13
riff156 - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/13 with Wayne Young
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/13
lecko - Lead O/S - Jan/13
Classic! The best 4+ in El Chorrow
Dave Pen - Lead - 2013
mol - Lead - 24/Dec/12 with Ken, Jesse
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/12
Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Dec/12
Hidden - Lead - 17/Nov/12
Hidden - Lead - 10/Nov/12
Vincej - 2nd - 10/Nov/12 with Nevil
escostar - Lead RP - 31/Oct/12
Hidden - 2nd β - 24/Oct/12
Massive sandbag!! More like 6a, route not where rockfax depicts in the guide, lower off situated lower than expected. Necessitates very difficult traverse! Be warned...
Tala M - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Matt Thomas
matthomas79 - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Tala M
ChrisB.19 - TR - 21/Oct/12 with Allan
As many have stated this is more like 5+ and the latest RockFax update acknowledges this. However, even taking this into account, the ridiculous position of the lower off should prevent this from being a top 50 route - worth 2 stars maximum.
stonemikey - Lead - 13/Oct/12 with John Horton
This is not a 4+, more like a 5+. Went off route at the top (on a sport climb!), expecting the lower off to be at the obvious platform above the last bolt. Had to downclimb and do the delicate traverse left to the chain - a real sting in the tail!
runwildjohn - Lead - 13/Oct/12 with Naomi Fraser, Mike Silver
Sannan75 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/12 with Timea Sloboda
cactus111 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/12
samfayers - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/12 with sars
Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/12
Very tricky - had to pull on a quickdraw at one stage. Horrible step up to lower off too.
johnmctighe - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/12 with Austin
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/12
Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Mar/12
Hidden - Lead - Feb/12
will909 - Lead O/S - Feb/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/12
Rich Clague - 02/Jan/12
Kevster - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/11
RachelEm - 2nd - 27/Dec/11
callans - Lead β - 18/Dec/11 with El Chorro Matt
Tesni - TR O/S - 14/Dec/11
mwatson - Lead O/S - Dec/11
Adrian Daniels - Lead - 26/Nov/11 with Steve Webster
lottiec - 21/Nov/11 with Mikey P
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/11
paul horabin - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/11
fi15 - TR - 27/Oct/11
david0811 - Lead dog - 16/Oct/11 with Will, Dave Riley
no way 4+, the crux is around 6a+ and it looks like some crucial holds have snapped off....
MrRiley - Lead dnf - 16/Oct/11 with Will Owen
hellboundblr - Lead - 16/Oct/11 with John Bayliss
1st route of the hol & we pick a top 50 4+ that turns out to be undergraded & with a lower-off 2m to the left of where you finish that needs a 6a traverse & move to clip. Also dashed lines are missplaced on RockFax guide - starts left of the bush where 13 is shown. The 6a branch off is much better quality.
john_ni - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Ian Wilkinson
Frostie - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/11 with Lewis, Cam
Lewis Stewart - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/11 with Frosty, Cameron
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/11
waynem1985 - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/11
igneouscarl - Lead - 27/Apr/11 with Robert Jones
pete1185 - Lead - 25/Apr/11
not particularly great, and climbing doesn't really follow the bolts.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/11 with Claire Holland
llamaglama - 2nd - 18/Apr/11 with Jam
richw2k2 - Lead - 27/Mar/11 with Monika
Crux section deserves 5+.
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Dale
v.polished, great climb, but hard for grade. should be 5+. not a top 50 though
mark4344 - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Dale Knox
5+ in rockfax update bou write
Dale - Lead O/S - Mar/11 with Andy
Hidden - Lead - 26/Feb/11
monika paprzycka - 2nd - 26/Feb/11 with Jeremy Axford
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 23/Dec/10 with Clare
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/10
This is not in any way a 4+. I dogged my way to the last bolt before the lower off then backed out, not wanting an awkward fall on a slab. I have no idea why the guidebook lists this as a 4+ - it's dangerously misleading. I don't think it's even a 5+. Those giving it 6a are probably closer to the mark. Beginners avoid!
sarahlizzy - Lead dnf - 28/Nov/10 with Syv
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/10 with Roy Thomas
Stuart Wildman - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10 with Seema
Couldn't do the final move. It was within my ability but too tired. Also the route is not as it appears in the guide!
philgeorge999 - Lead dnf - 25/Oct/10 with ihsan
RalphC - Lead - 05/Oct/10 with Caroline
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/10
A sandbag! Has a 6a move
Andy Chubb - Lead - 19/Mar/10 with Guy Hustinx
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10
Very much not a good warm up climb!
Dizz - Lead dog - 04/Mar/10 with Ed
In the soaking rain. Glad I had a few grades in hand!
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - Mar/10 with Alex
Top 50 my left toe!!
Nature_Boy12689 - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/10 with Layla Peploe
auld al - Lead - 2010
james chesmer - Lead O/S - 2010
Ridiculously graded. Was more like 6a than 4+
CathS - Lead dnf - 29/Dec/09 with Paul Lucas
Much harder than 4+
lucasp - Lead dog - 29/Dec/09 with Dave C (Lmc)
Hidden - Lead dnf - 17/Dec/09
Seemed much harder than the grade
katiep - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/09 with Jit
Ed Westwood - Lead O/S - 14/Dec/09 with davis.pete
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 14/Dec/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Dec/09
lovely but harder than the grade in the book - its an F5. Did an fantastic athletic move here where I put my foot in a break, pulled up with my left hand on a crimp whilst mantling with my right and then once I was at right arm extension, reached up for next left hold.
RachaelB - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/09 with jon youles
Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/09
Luke Gilbert - Lead - Nov/09 with Sara Gilbert, Tom McCulloch
Simon Rackley - Lead O/S - Nov/09 with stan hodson
timcedwards - 2nd - Nov/09 with Andrew Edwards
joe king - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/09
Hidden - Lead - Oct/09
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 01/May/09
easily 5+. bad bolting and lower off. but good climbing
alexrafferty1986 - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/09 with Zoomer
Very, very undergraded, long moves between breaks. Really poorly thought out lower off position and incorrectly marked in the new guidebook. Avoid.
Zoomer - Lead - 29/Apr/09 with Alex Rafferty
Graham Iles - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Pete Robinson, Neil Cooper
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/09
Giles1 - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/09
woodenwealth - 2nd - Mar/09 with Simon
steve prior - Lead - Feb/09 with Roz C
Ken Applegate - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/09 with Hannah Evans
Chris the Tall - Lead β - 11/Jan/09 with Dave Coley
Joke grade - at least a 5+
wheelo - Lead - 27/Dec/08 with cas
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/08
timjones - Lead - 27/Oct/08
Hidden - Lead - 08/Dec/01