El sol*** 6b+
[El Sol, Gandia., 4 kb]24m.

Rockfax Description
Magnificent climbing up the left-hand edge of the red streak with a tricky finish over the top roof. This is easier to the left (old bolt) but direct is better, and harder - 6c? © ROCKFAX

Photo: El Sol, Gandia. © Al Evans
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This climb is in 141 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Gus - Lead - 07/Apr/15 with whiters

Curly Rich - Lead dog - 16/Mar/15 with gmc

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Mar/15

duzinga - Lead dog - 09/Mar/15 with MTV, Omer

through roof
poeter210 - Lead RP - 28/Feb/15 with hannah

alice fuller - Lead dog - 25/Feb/15 with Brian Hannon

Brian H - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/15 with Alice, Kafoozalem

Hidden - 16/Feb/15

Matt.c.Warner - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/15

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/15 with Elaine Owen

mynyddresident - 2015

Tim Rodgers - Lead - 26/Dec/14 with Jackie, Chris Tan, Dominika, Steve

redshapedfriday - Lead dog - 22/Dec/14 with Rachel Somerville, Debs Climber

benka - Lead β - 16/Dec/14 with steve h

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Dec/14

Really annoyed not to get through the roof. Should have tried the lefthand way. Amazing climbing up til there though
Maddie - Lead dnf - 16/Dec/14 with remus

breed - Lead O/S - 13/Dec/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/14

Had to fight for this in the sun.... after attempting the 6c+ variant by mistake. Awesome route.
Jon_Warner - Lead rpt - 11/Oct/14 with Jenni

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/14

jackappleby - Lead RP - 08/Apr/14 with Milo, Rowan

mrteale - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/14

Direct finish but two rests
Kap - Lead dog - 24/Mar/14

Stellar Line! Beautiful Red Limestone, really long perfect wall at the grade. Hit me as the route of the crag from the road. Climbed up to the last metre onsight, perfect climbing.. then the rock changes and gets really sharp and hard to read after the roof just before the anchor. Became baffled and weighted the rope, then finished it unhappily in poor style.
Oliver Branagan - Lead - 03/Mar/14 with Tom Reed

Reedymc - TR dog - 03/Mar/14 with Oliver Branagan

Hanky - Mar/14 with Brian/Simon/Dave/Angus

Mackinclimb - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/14

markalmack - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14 with helen boothman, tozzle, andy lole, chris todd

RBonney - Lead dog - 13/Feb/14 with Milo, Jack Appleby

PeteH - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/14 with Brian McAlinden, John Trythall

direct finish
Justin T - Lead β - 15/Jan/14 with Nick P, Nick B

Rachel Somerville - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/14 with George

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/14

Lenny - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/14 with Costa steve

Foot slipped on final roof.
GPN - Lead dog - 01/Jan/14 with Rachel Somerville, Annette

Hidden - 2014

anthony henry - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/13

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

SMc - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/13 with Sol, Anne

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 08/Dec/13 with helen gibson

With direct finish
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Caroline

Jeremy Wilson - Lead O/S - 21/May/13 with James Eves

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Apr/13

Didn't read the guide book and tried to take the roof direct. But then noticed that you go left. Phew
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/13 with Vic Paterson

Jay.Carr - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/13

IceBun - Lead - 01/Apr/13 with Wilson

Easy 6c over the roof? Looked like RH not LH edge of red streak to me, btw.
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/13 with ah, md

ukinio - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/13

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/13 with Harry Martin

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Jan/13

Accidentally went for direct finish and pumped out.
RFWilkie - Lead dog - 29/Dec/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/12

RKirke - Lead dog - 20/Dec/12

TiffTiff - Lead dog - 20/Dec/12 with Jo Davison

Nille - TR dog - 19/Nov/12 with johannes

johannes - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/12

Brilliant, one of my favourite routes ever. Fairly hard start and finish but plenty of rests to be had, even a little sit down in a hole cos i'm a midget.
domskezz - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12 with Jamma

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/12

6c+ version
Wendy - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/12 with Tom Ball

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/12

jev - Lead O/S - Mar/12 with Sian, Flo

PeterDawson - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12

tim newton - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/12 with jonathan emett

I decided this counted as a 7a onsight as I was unwell and feeling dizzy. easy finish.
Jonathan Emett - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/12 with tim

Amazing route!
Joughton - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/11

Great climbing but a hard crux move.
Dan Lane - Lead dog - 29/Dec/11 with Jake Oughton

cymjt - Dec/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/11

päivämäärä ei ole tarkka
markusb - Lead O/S - 25/May/11

MelH - TR dog - 07/Apr/11

6c+ finish. Would have got clean but rope had to be clipped at left of roof to prevent both roped clipping in over the roof (long extender would be better here)
RebekahD - TR - 07/Apr/11 with Mel

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Mar/11

ChrisJD - Lead - 18/Mar/11 with rc

1st route. Oh dear.
GPN - Lead dog - 27/Feb/11 with Annette

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

Fell off crux move of onsight on direct finish :(
julesp - Lead dog - 29/Jan/11 with kat

brices - Lead O/S - 10/Jan/11

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/11 with Ivan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Dec/10

Glenn Sutcliffe - 16/Dec/10 with keefe

mhairi thorburn - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/10 with neil the weak

Sgt. Vest - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/10 with Rich bennet

koalapie - Lead β - 10/Nov/10

direct 6c+ version
mshorter - Lead O/S - Nov/10 with ross

Great route a little hard on the feet, lots of sloping pockets.
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/10 with UCR youth squad

Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/10

Ahab - Lead O/S - Mar/10

dmoir - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Lauren Davies

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/10

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/10 with Andy Price

richardhopton - 12/Feb/10 with Bob Loblaw

Seymore Butt - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/09

tried the roof direct 1st go thought it was the left finish got pumped rotten
Paul Bowen - Lead RP - 03/Nov/09 with Rebecca Hayes

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Nov/09

Well gutted i couldnt do the final move :( arrh
Noodles - 02/Apr/09 with Rob Lawrence

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Apr/09

keefe - Lead O/S - 2009

Tricky down low....roof not as hard as it looks.
Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - 03/Dec/08 with Steve

ewen - Lead dog - 02/Dec/08 with rich

GrantB - Apr/08 with Alpha Red

Warm up!
Glyn - Lead dog - 18/Mar/08 with Jonny

MikeLeeds - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/08 with Geraldine Taylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/07

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Feb/07

trevor macalonan - Lead dog - 23/Dec/06 with Tim

timharrison - Lead dog - 22/Dec/06 with Trevor Macalonan

Hidden - Lead β - 17/Nov/06

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/06

Lee Proctor - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/06 with Paul Bolger

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead O/S - Mar/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/06

Chris the Tall - Lead β - 20/Jan/06 with Adrian Berry

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/05

chris sm - Lead β - Mar/05 with Dom Goodridge

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 16/Feb/05 with George MacIntyre

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Jan/05

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/04

whispering nic - Apr/04 with The Wife

sadams - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/04 with Kathryn & Nic

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/04

Roget - Lead O/S - 2004 with jon

fyfee8a - 2004

dan gibson - Lead O/S - Dec/02 with karing

Hidden - Lead - 19/Feb/02

Russell Lovett - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/01 with andrew haigh

Hidden - Lead - 02/Nov/00

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - Feb/00 with Andy Watts

Hidden - Lead β - 25/Dec/96

Hidden - Lead - Aug/95

Nick Biven - Lead O/S - Dec/94

Mick King - 2nd - 24/Jan/93 with Pete Hankinson

Mick King - Lead RP - 24/Jan/93 with Pete Hankinson

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