Camino del Rey*** 2
[El Chorro & the Camino del Rey, 2 kb]An abandoned walkway, with sections missing or damaged. Access is via ferrata style over rungs starting below the rail bridge. These lead to the dodgiest walk ever. There is a cable running the length of the walk which can be used for safety. A must do.

Photo: El Chorro & the Camino del Rey © Chris Harris
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This climb is in 300 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Got up at 5am to sneak onto the walkway before workers showed up to lay more planks on the first section. Absolutely fantastic day out! We met a couple of other groups on our way back - no ropes for abseiling so we walked the route twice. Had to play a nice game of 'who can be more stubborn' to convince the workers who had shown up in the mean time that they should let us pass them so we could go down. Unfortunately they seem to be done with their work now - such a shame :(
Sofie Quist - 23/May/14 with Victoria Slaymark, Louise Kennedy, Anita Andreasen

oli25 - 24/Apr/14

Hidden - 24/Apr/14

Hidden - 30/Mar/14

Awesome! Lower + upper gorges and back again.
dereke12000 - 30/Mar/14 with Chris Bowler, Ian

TraverseKing - 15/Mar/14

Hidden - Solo - 11/Mar/14

Hidden - 11/Mar/14

vinspin - Solo - 11/Mar/14 with sera, steve joyson, sammy

ma.cecilia - 10/Mar/14

Siobhan Vye - 10/Mar/14

Great day out
Sinéad - 10/Mar/14

With QUBMC Group
Rintygold - 10/Mar/14 with Charlene Totten

Hidden - Mar/14

keith_duncan - Mar/14 with Michael Lodge, Reece Duncan, Alice Tomlin

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Feb/14

Hidden - 25/Feb/14

many times, amazing fun
ashtond6 - 01/Jan/14

So fun!
alp79 - 01/Jan/14

kp64zl - Jan/14

Hidden - 2014

By head torch - Via Ferata
TonyB - 29/Dec/13 with Tom2, Gaz, Louisa

Bertbee - 29/Dec/13

2nd crossing
Mattlamb90 - Solo - 28/Dec/13 with Ben, Luke

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/13 with Pete

Via Ferrata
Climbster - 28/Nov/13 with Vick

Vixie - 28/Nov/13 with Matt

Macleod - Solo O/S - 10/Nov/13

Chomp - 21/Oct/13 with Ruth Creamer, Andrew Funnell, Jo Morrison

Hidden - 21/Oct/13

steven - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/13 with Ade

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Oct/13

EmilyElouise - 19/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/13

Hidden - 15/Oct/13

Hidden - 03/Oct/13

Nice little walk, can't say I found it that scarey and mainly did it because my friends wanted to but still enjoyed it! Wish they weren't about to make ti all 'safe' would've loved to go back and do the whole thing (not just the dangerous parts) and video it.
ElBarto - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Mike Kean, Sonia Marsh

Had to come back for a third time :) a quick blast through with Jamie and a bit of a photo sesh :) Mucho fun!!
paul reah - Lead O/S - 24/May/13 with laura strong, jamie murray

Had to do the Camino again, there is even less of it now than when i last did it :)Laura loved it! i have the pictures to prove it haha :)
paul reah - Lead O/S - 22/May/13 with laura strong

anthonyp - Solo O/S - 03/May/13 with Michaela Penny

Really nice - used to access El Povorin and Cotos.
domskezz - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/13 with Jamma

Hidden - 08/Apr/13

BedRock - Lead - 06/Apr/13

joe hallam - 05/Apr/13 with andrew senior, Andrew Duncan

ClareM.123 - 04/Apr/13 with Joe McCarty

Hidden - 01/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/13

Gary K Duke - Apr/13 with Nick Low

Andrew Duncan - Apr/13 with andrew Senior, joe hallam

Gibclimber - 31/Mar/13 with steve payne

Zara_92 - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Henry

Henry Brown - 30/Mar/13 with Zara_92

Cheese Monkey - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/13 with Vienna

JonnyW - 28/Mar/13 with Chris Parsons, Lydia Galloway, Charlotte Graves, Zeanne Thomas, Andrew Clow, Alex Wade, Neil Burgess, Matt Riordan, Joe Mccarty, Matt Everett, Clare Garside

partz - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/13

Alex Wade - 28/Mar/13 with Andrew Clow, JonnyW, Zeanne Thomas, Charlotte Graves, Matt Riordan, Joe Mccarty, Lydia Galloway, Matt Everett

Matt88 - 28/Mar/13

CLyus - 28/Mar/13 with Meinertzhagen

Hidden - 28/Mar/13

beakerburgess - 28/Mar/13 with Chris Parsons, Lydia Galloway, Zeanne Thomas, Andrew Clow, clare garside, matt everett, charlotte graves, Jonny Webb, mathew riordan, Joe Mccarty, Alex Wade

Hidden - 28/Mar/13

Part way to ruins in the middle
MichJ - 28/Mar/13 with Joel Pither, Pauline Bloxham

Hidden - Solo - 16/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo - 15/Mar/13

cem - Solo - 14/Mar/13 with Tom Eveleigh, Josh Richardson, Chris Smith

CrispsSmiths - Solo - 14/Mar/13 with cem

Great rainy day adventure done in various stages of downpour.
UnkArl - 07/Mar/13 with Uncle Bill, Dad

Connorsgrandad - 07/Mar/13 with Karl gregory

Hidden - Lead - 06/Mar/13

Celia Watson - 2nd - 06/Mar/13 with stuart watson

the rec - 03/Mar/13

Amber Chaloner - 03/Mar/13 with Lisa, Mary Eggins

Hidden - Solo - 03/Mar/13

dprctr - AltLd rpt - 28/Feb/13

awesome rest day activity! keep going up to the top gorge. its well worth the walk.
willoates - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/13 with Becky Brown

LUSH views
BeckyBrown1989 - Solo - 29/Jan/13 with Will Oates

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Jan/13

givemetea - 06/Jan/13 with Katusha Dali

mol - 30/Dec/12 with Ken, Jesse

Mattlamb90 - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/12 with Ryan, Tibbett, Luke
crack - 25/Dec/12 with simon

Absolutely awesome! Somewhat daunting but fantastic.
Emma-Louise Anderson - 18/Dec/12 with Shona Hamner

Hidden - 06/Dec/12

Hidden - 06/Dec/12

mjeffery - Solo O/S - 15/Nov/12 with Ross, Ando

escostar - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/12

Full walkway this time
vix - 04/Nov/12

BenedictIEP - 04/Nov/12 with Mark Chitty, Brian Moseley, Rowan Leech, Vicky Jennings, Nick Boone, James Pawson, Tom Hobbs

Amazing! Done the lower gorge then trekked up and done part of the upper gorge, a bit more gnarly as there is basically no protection!
Richy boy - Solo O/S - 26/Oct/12 with AliciaHarrison

AliciaHarrison - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/12 with Richard Mardell

Adamwillclimb - 25/Oct/12

Turned around at the bridge when it started raining: bugger!
katherinesydney - Solo dnf - 24/Oct/12

Hidden - Solo - 17/Oct/12

runwildjohn - Solo - 14/Oct/12 with Naomi Fraser, Darren Waters, Mark Ward, Stu Howie, Mike Silver

gavster2405 - 10/Oct/12 with jane phillips

mama bears 40th birthday and i proposed on the walkway! an amazing experience, very exposed in places and the gorge/walkway oozes history. i would loved to have seen it and the local area during it's peak.
Alex Parker - 31/Aug/12 with laura parker

Papabear proposed to me on this! A truly wonderful and memorable day! :-)
Laura Parker - 31/Aug/12 with Alex Parker

Hidden - 21/Aug/12

What an amazing experience!
Sannan75 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/12 with Timea Sloboda

Adding a repeat for the return leg.
Sannan75 - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/12 with Timea Sloboda

cactus111 - Lead - 02/Aug/12 with David Rogers

saalty - Lead O/S - 24/May/12 with Lynsey

Not really a climb more of a hike but one for the bucket list
cstockford - 16/May/12

Jaime Mitchell - 30/Apr/12

crag_hopper_Jay - 17/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/12

catjm - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12 with Clara Vergez, Lizzie Jenkins, Craig Holden

ianjfsutcliffe - Solo O/S - 12/Apr/12

birthers - 08/Apr/12 with AndyP, Caroline C, Andy McCoy, Ruth C, Siy P

SiyP - 08/Apr/12 with Caroline, Andy Pace, rufio, McCoy, TB

caroline256 - 08/Apr/12 with SiyP, Andy McCoy, Andy P, Ruth, Tom B

Hidden - 08/Apr/12

Hidden - 08/Apr/12

malumb - 05/Apr/12 with Billy, Dash, Rich Dagnam

A must do! Great to be the only ones in the gorge. Apart from the goats that is...
vertigo - 01/Apr/12 with Mike Lumb, Billy, Dash

An experience! Did Upper gorge too after afternoon climbing at Los Cotos, but hadn't heard that the last 50m of path there had also been removed. Uber scary realisation in the darkeneing day. Climbed out of the gorge (fortunately easy) in the gloming!
jmr - 22/Mar/12 with Jon Price, Ian Tadman, Ian Atkins, Dave Walker, Paul Greenhow

s.c.white - 08/Mar/12 with Lauren Wallis, tom white

TimHarwood - Mar/12

Hidden - 25/Feb/12

Jordan-Miles - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/12 with Kevin Cheung, Benji Mon, Thomas Fegan, Thomas Prebble, Christopher McKay, Michael Campbell, Tony Fearon

Excellent day out, lower gorge is easy the whole way, the upper gorge is a bit harder with a lengthy section of walkway missing with no steel girder, but a small rock ledge you can shuffle along. I stepped off the end to have a sizeable section of walkway fall from under me. We didn't do the entire upper gorge, leaving at the bridge.
tim91 - 22/Feb/12

Eireannach - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/12

tony07 - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/12 with tim, Benji Mon

Awesome! Lower Gorge fully protected. Stunning walk. If you gancy a bit more follow the track at end of lower george for about 1km, until you reach the Upper George. This is even more interesting, no via ferrata except for the gaps in the walkway, some long stretches, that would be a struggle for anyone below 5ft. walkway has completely fallen away just shy of the end and there is no protection. Metal door bars route on other side anyway, forcing you to retrace your steps.
NCorbett - 14/Feb/12

elyben - Lead - 14/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/12

zoeimogen - 01/Feb/12

zoeimogen - 30/Jan/12

Hidden - 21/Jan/12

Tom Keaveny - Solo O/S - 10/Jan/12 with Olly Roberts

Rich Clague - 03/Jan/12

An extremely memorable experience, easy as you like but the exposure is brilliant, recommend taking a gopro so you can scare your parents when you get home!
marcb - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/12 with James Ryan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/12

OliBangbala - Solo - 2012

ranga - 2012

Kevster - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/11

mark20 - Solo O/S - 25/Dec/11

Dressed as Santa, with Santas'
bigdrew - Solo - 25/Dec/11

With santa.. video here:
Tris.w - AltLd O/S - 25/Dec/11 with Brad Cox

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 25/Dec/11 with Santa

katiep - 17/Dec/11

Amazing. Balance beams over the abyss.
callans - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/11

Matt Smith - Solo O/S - 17/Dec/11 with Jamie Parkin, Jonny Pearson, Oli Brend, Caroline Hammond

Tesni - 17/Dec/11

Lower Gorge is NOTHING Compared to the Upper gorge! You can do a lovely round trip: DO the Camino Lower Gorge and follow the path after all the way round to the Upper, go to the dead end, come back cross the Upper gorge bridge and go back via the Tunnels. An excellent day out! No roped leading is essential as stated elsewhere.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/11 with Tom White, Elaine Budden

Hidden - 07/Dec/11

A must in El Chorro, good fun on a rest day!
ANC - 07/Dec/11

Hidden - Lead - Dec/11

lottiec - 22/Nov/11 with Mikey P

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Nov/11

Cardi - Solo - 21/Nov/11

Climbed it in the rain. Took the rain tunnel back to the bridge, which involved wading through knee-deep murky brown stagnant water.
mariannekhoo - 19/Nov/11

thedatastream - Solo - 14/Nov/11

Socks and sandals in a thunder storm
vix - 14/Nov/11

Very nearly turned back when I first saw it, but was persuaded :-D and its so worth it! Amazing exposure, stunning views, wading across the river was fun as were the slabs on the other side of the train tracks :-D 3* Spanish government keep saying they are going to restore it, cant see it now!! go do it!
paul reah - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/11

Brilliant day, Lower gorge lunch at the farm & a walk through the valley to the upper walkway - in many ways better than lower as canyon is narrower. Returned through tunnels today then did the Lower gorge return back from Los Cotos 2 days later & abbed off end as got dark.
john_ni - 18/Oct/11 with Ian Wilkinson, Adrian Goldstraw

georgenvk - Solo O/S - 14/Oct/11

Lewis Stewart - 08/Oct/11

Hidden - 08/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/11

Climbing down the gorge after the initial via ferrata and trying to cross the fast flowing river, then scrambling up the other side of the gorge to end up walking back throught the railway tunnels, takes about 3 hours, and pushes the grade up a bit, but sooooooooooo much fun its unbelievable, do it without a guide and it feels like a true adventure, getting across the river is a real problem solver (hint) head up stream if in doubt
ian-rad - Lead O/S - 17/May/11 with Al Fee, Diana Crabtree

Hidden - AltLd - 08/May/11

Alkis - 30/Apr/11 with Nathanael Booker

Hidden - 27/Apr/11

Rebecca Earnshaw - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/11

CRiddiford - 17/Apr/11 with Joe, Mike, Lisa, Mirithiar

JHiley - 17/Apr/11 with CRiddiford, Gabi

Hidden - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - Apr/11

great time on rest day
dale 42 - Apr/11

Hidden - Apr/11

jev - Apr/11 with Sian, Flo

Great fun on a 'rest' day. Express via ferrata training
richw2k2 - 29/Mar/11

Hidden - 24/Mar/11

Hidden - TR O/S - 23/Mar/11

great fun and a must do trip for the area. only dodgy bit is the start before the cable as only protection is a v. sad looking faded fixed rope.
mark4344 - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11 with Andy Philipson

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Mar/11

WOW what a great place, made far more scary in the heavy rain that Chorro had to offer!
jon_gill1 - 11/Mar/11 with carl manley

ad82amr - 08/Mar/11 with Amy

Hidden - 01/Mar/11

monika paprzycka - 01/Mar/11 with Jeremy Axford

Lots of fun. Well worth doing if your in the area.
stv - Mar/11 with B, Beans, Ina

John 'B' Hutchinson - Mar/11 with Bean, Steve, Ina

Laurence Everitt - Lead rpt - 25/Feb/11 with Will Murray, Jay Kay, Alek Kumar

alek - 25/Feb/11 with Will Murray, James Kay, Laurence Everitt

Only clipped in on the dodgy sections. Went back through the train tunnels
grubes - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/11 with Chess, Chris

Andy Chubb - Solo - 28/Jan/11 with John Keska, Steve Goodman, Guy Hustinx

Ace fun and a bit scarier than I'd expected!
climbingpixie - 23/Jan/11 with Andy

afrosam - 23/Jan/11 with carl manley

Hidden - 05/Jan/11

Hidden - 05/Jan/11

Hidden - 05/Jan/11

great fun
Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 2011

I loved it! amazing.
charlietorrance - 2011

Matthew Scott-Chalmers - 2011

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/10 with Chris Poole, Charlie T

Hidden - 05/Dec/10

Excellent fun.
johnpuddephatt - 04/Dec/10 with Ryan Mole

RyMole - 04/Dec/10 with John Puddephatt

Hidden - 27/Nov/10

This was so much fun we went back and did it again the next day!
sarahlizzy - 25/Nov/10 with Syv

willworkforfoodjnr - 12/Nov/10

Lenny - 09/Nov/10

Wet weather adventure - got soaked getting to the pipe bridge...
Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - 09/Nov/10

In the rain. Great fun!
willworkforfoodjnr - 09/Nov/10

vix - 09/Nov/10 with Alex, Jonny, chris

Hidden - 30/Oct/10

kleinej - 29/Oct/10 with Brandon, Craig, Gary, Harry, Loic

garywong - 29/Oct/10 with Brandon Lau, Loic Menzies, Jason Kleine, Harry Trevelyan, Craig Jenkins

Hidden - 24/Oct/10

Rhys_Alun - Lead - 24/Oct/10 with Steve Paulger, Jo Gwen

auld al - AltLd - 18/Oct/10

awesome outing!
jules699 - 25/Sep/10 with Rich

Bisteris - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Jules Hargreaves

sir - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/10 with Alan McDonald

Dave Mason - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Gemma Mason

Jim Slater - 27/Apr/10 with SWMC

igneouscarl - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/10

rustyclimber91 - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/10 with robbie

Adam_42 - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10

Hidden - 04/Apr/10

Danhan - Lead - 04/Apr/10 with Dasa, Jiri, Nick

Hidden - 04/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Apr/10

YUMC El Chorro Trip
Qisheng Xie - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/10

krasavenko - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/10

BorisVBlade - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/10

SaraAT - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/10 with Jonathan Phillips

tallthinmonkey - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/10 with Rob Leuhman

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - Apr/10 with Aliastar Rocke, Thomas Rust

LiamAD - Apr/10

Tom F Harding - Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/10

Pretty cool walk, abseiled off on return.
JonathanJones - 31/Mar/10

Rest day and scoping out Zeppelin.
Will Hunt - 31/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/10

sam820 - 31/Mar/10 with Robin Jones

gknyus - 28/Mar/10 with Ahmad Wana

Hidden - 28/Mar/10

Jack Loftus - 28/Mar/10 with Pete Hill, Craig, Nick

McDan - 28/Mar/10 with Matt Pycrofft

gb05 - 26/Mar/10 with James Davies

matthewjames - 25/Mar/10 with Cherie McCormack, Mike Byrne, Matt Cooke, John Cheung

knicos - 25/Mar/10

danoflynn - 24/Mar/10 with Andy Barker

Ciro - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/10

Got to do it!
Andy Chubb - Solo - 22/Mar/10 with Guy Hustinx

Dizz - 06/Mar/10

Petarghh - Lead - Mar/10

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 18/Feb/10 with Harry Martin

Awesome, the high winds and rain we experienced on the day added to whole experience. Well worth the 3 stars.
Skullfire - Solo O/S - 15/Feb/10 with Jonas Gustafsson

Awesome experience, definitely worth every one of it's three stars. Slightly concerning that someone fell off though just after we'd finished it. Had to phone rescue services and it took more than two hours for them to get him out of the gorge so go steady peeps!
valentinesbabe - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/10 with Charley Fell, Kevin Tithe, Steven Fletcher

Tithe Technique - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/10 with Steve Fletcher, Angela Paul, Charley

just amazing
chumleywarner - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/10 with Kevin Tithe, Charley Fell, Angela Paul

charley - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/10

Sparky!!!3 - Lead - 14/Feb/10

JLS - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/10 with Team El Chorro

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/10

Hidden - Feb/10

Hammy - 31/Jan/10

Lawrie Brand - Solo O/S - 21/Jan/10 with Alison Mann, Susan Mc, Jamie Wilson

Christian Reynish - 16/Jan/10

3 stars without a doubt! will be rubish when its fixed
adam06 - 16/Jan/10 with chris carr, Sarah Lewington

DafSWMC - 16/Jan/10 with Christian

Very fun!
LaylayPants - Solo O/S - 14/Jan/10 with Andy Richards

RKernan - Jan/10

CathS - Solo - 31/Dec/09

Ed Westwood - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/09 with gidmord

funsized - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/09

dswansonlow - Solo O/S - 16/Dec/09 with Jo Davison

searla - 16/Dec/09

fun in the rain : )
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/09

JonBrown - Lead O/S - 13/Dec/09 with Jit, Alec

cem - Solo - 13/Dec/09 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/09

Hidden - Dec/09

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Dec/09

Tom_Harding - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09 with Mat

joe king - Solo O/S - 27/Oct/09 with Rose

Via feratta climb with parts of soling over parts of the path that had been fell through by previous climbers and boulders ... Also did second part of the camino without via feratta. What a place!
ldavies87 - AltLd dog - 20/Sep/09

alicedaisytee - Aug/09

Ade7 - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/09 with Nicola, Mark, Leah

Liam Ingram - 04/Apr/09 with Fiona Mellor, Robert Taylor, Fergus Cuthill

Wow....a must do. Amazing fun.
Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - 2009 with Fiona Mellor, Liam Ingram, Fergus Cuthill

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2009

clairejane - 2009 with will

Julesthe1st - Solo - 21/Dec/08

cem - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/08 with Rob Truckle

Hidden - Lead - Feb/08

chrishedgehog - Solo O/S - 25/Mar/01

butteredfrog - Aug/99

Hidden - Apr/95

Both Ways!
Dave Musgrove - 23/Feb/95 with Mike Stacey, Julian Cooper, Andy Watts

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