Rockfax Description
28m. The eye-catching left-to-right thin diagonal crackline is one of the best easier pitches hereabouts. Photo on page 120. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start just left of the cluster of bushes and climb a vague crack.

Ticklists: ROCKFAX El Chorro: Top 50, El Chorro dreams - sub 6a.

Tom Smart 04/Nov Lead
sus ?/Apr Lead
lithos 09/Apr/14 -

polished to buggery and not that good, probably once was ok !

with karl c, ccc
Zoe Cockburn ?/Apr/14 Lead
Will Hunt 26/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
gurumed 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Rachel, Dawn
philhaigh 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Gema Sanchez, Jon Casado, Natalie Haigh
Hidden 03/Mar/14 TR O/S
dprctr 24/Feb/14 Lead β
LeonSH ?/Jan/14 -
kp64zl ?/Jan/14 Lead O/S

Polished and rather pointless.

Bertbee 30/Dec/13 Lead O/S
buddha1369 28/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with Agata
Fragmod 09/Nov/13 Lead
Hardcore Pat 27/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Chris Vanderz
Hidden 16/Oct/13 Lead β
goddamm7 15/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Chrissie Baylis 13/Oct/13 2nd O/S
with John Davies
tommy 10/Oct/13 Lead
Dan818 23/Jul/13 Lead O/S
joscott ?/Jul/13 Lead
timorme 22/May/13 Lead dog
with Colin Sharp
ConstaBern ?/May/13 TR
Hidden 29/Apr/13 Lead
mapperley samurai 29/Apr/13 Lead
with Clare Woolfrey, John Cook
BedRock 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Guy Wilson ?/Apr/13 -
with Plum, Dave Chapman
Hidden 25/Mar/13 Lead O/S
CHADWICK64 ?/Mar/13 -

We had done this many years before and found it surprisingly good. Polish? Have people ever been to stoney?

James Malloch ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Simon Smith
KKilroy ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Emma Clarke
Hidden 23/Jan/13 Lead β
mapperley samurai 17/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jan/13 TR
R2B 04/Jan/13 Lead O/S
lecko ?/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Charlie Zephyr Booth ??/2013 -
fletch540 ??/2013 Lead O/S
petellis ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Curly Chris
Hidden 30/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Mattlamb90 29/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Dec/12 AltLd
Johann 10/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Ulrike
barni 05/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Ami
runwildjohn 14/Oct/12 Lead

A superb line but extremely polished.

stonemikey 14/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 20/May/12 Lead O/S
SteWatkins ?/May/12 -
Hidden 16/Apr/12 Lead rpt
jmr 22/Mar/12 Lead

Hard because of wear & awkward clip near top.

with Ian Atkins, Paul Greenhow
johnmctighe 21/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 20/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 19/Feb/12 2nd
Crowley6969 09/Feb/12 Lead O/S

!!!!!!!!! never climbed anything as polished as this!!!!!!!!

with Chris easthall
Hidden 27/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jan/12 Lead
Hidden 21/Jan/12 Lead
Hidden 14/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 10/Jan/12 TR O/S
SJS 10/Jan/12 2nd
with Nick
Rich Clague 03/Jan/12 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 Lead dog
Montse Shelbourne 17/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Sian
callans 17/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Lovely climb.

katiep 17/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Callan
owb106 17/Dec/11 Lead rpt

Thin ending. Super polished. More like a 5+

with Sian Gardiner
Matt Smith 17/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Has been climbed to death.

with Jamie Parkin
Tesni 17/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Adrian Daniels 29/Nov/11 2nd
with Steve Webster
grubes 17/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Vicky
john_ni 20/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Ian Wilkinson
georgenvk 14/Oct/11 Lead O/S
martin clarke 08/Oct/11 Lead
with chris floss_81, nick andrews
Lewis Stewart 08/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Cameron
Hidden 08/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S
albt 04/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 08/May/11 Lead
Alkis 03/May/11 2nd O/S
CRiddiford 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Motown ?/Apr/11 -
with Jo Day
Georgina Brooke ?/Apr/11 TR O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Mar/11 Lead
Ken Taylor 24/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with George Wostenholm
Hidden 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
mark4344 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S

v polished and tough for grade. not a top 50 route .

with Andreas
Radical-G 09/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/11 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 23/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Polished and awkward at the top.

with Andy
afrosam 23/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with carl manley
Peter Metcalfe 03/Jan/11 Lead

A good line but horribly polished: sandbag at 4+.

Sam-westcott ??/2011 Lead
Hidden 28/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Alex Thompson 12/Nov/10 Lead O/S


with Vix, JonnyO
vix 12/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Polished as ****, would have been a good climb ages ago. Not top 50

with Alex
Stuart Wildman 10/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Steve Boxwell
philgeorge999 29/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Harry
tomB 23/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/10 Lead
jules699 25/Sep/10 -

Defo not a 4+. Ended up grabbing runner on last bolt - felt mucho tricky!!!!! Agree, wee bit polished in places...

with Rich
JuneBob 24/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Great fun, I'm an HS/VS leader, it was 35 degrees, I was sweating and I didn't notice the polish at all - plenty of grip. Straightforward up to the move left and then a little bit exciting, but it's bolts: give it a go!

with Ryan Sykes
chiverstom 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Alice
ambrooker 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Tom
Danhan 04/Apr/10 Lead
with Nick
Hidden 04/Apr/10 TR β
Hidden 04/Apr/10 2nd
lindsam 03/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Jos Style
Hidden 03/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Qisheng Xie 03/Apr/10 Lead O/S

YUMC El Chorro Trip

with Joe Barker
riven 02/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Qi
sam820 31/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Getting a bit polished

Hidden 31/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Aaron Phillips 20/Feb/10 TR

absolute bull***t didnt enjoy that one bit

with my dad
Dawlish 20/Feb/10 Lead O/S

POLISHED! moved left off line and straight up the wall past last 2 bolts to avoid the polish

tobydunford 18/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
Hidden 12/Feb/10 Lead O/S
JLS 12/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Team El Chorro
Hidden 05/Feb/10 Lead O/S
mr_nsglover ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Polished and a bit freaky for the grade if you haven't got your feet under you.

adam06 21/Jan/10 Lead

quite liked this. top move felt spicy for the grade

with chris carr, Sarah Lewington
Hidden ?/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
mrstarwarsman 19/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with oli brend
JonBrown 13/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Alex
cem 13/Dec/09 Lead O/S
RachaelB 05/Dec/09 Lead dog

penultimate clip tricky but last one a monster. polished feet so need to smear instead and you are pulling up on small crimps that end up at breast height with then nothing near to again pull up. Undergraded. I fell first time I tried it.

with Cym Moore
Hidden 27/Nov/09 Lead
Tom_Harding 17/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Mat
Simon Rackley ?/Nov/09 Lead O/S

very polished

with stan hodson, tracey baldwin
Hidden 19/Oct/09 -
rockjedi ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S


Hidden 02/Sep/09 Lead O/S
JamieSparkes 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with Jose
Alex Mason 03/May/09 Lead O/S


leepip ?/May/09 Lead O/S
with al mason
alexrafferty1986 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S

even more polish

with Zoomer
Zoomer 29/Apr/09 2nd

Super polished, great area but let down by the polish. Avon Gorge comes to Spain!

George Bassant 20/Apr/09 Lead
with Pam Waud
Hidden 07/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/09 2nd
Fergus Cuthill ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
SteWatkins ?/Apr/09 -
auld al ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Brendan 10/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Polished and desperate!

with Paul
Hidden 06/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/09 2nd O/S
popov86 ?/Dec/08 Lead
Hidden 04/Nov/08 Lead
Mark_RMC 30/Apr/08 Lead

Clearly this see a lot of climbs, as it was sufficiently polished to see your face in.

with Richard Battersby
Dr Caterpillar ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Adam
snails328 21/Dec/07 Lead
with Neil and Tim
beegsyboy 20/Dec/07 Lead dog

Horrible and polished, given 5 in the local guide.

with Eccie + Joseph
Neil Mackenzie 20/Dec/07 Lead O/S

really nice inviting line, shame about the polish!

with tim&joseph
Brown 19/Dec/07 Lead O/S
with Matt
paul birch ?/Sep/07 -
Hidden 04/May/07 2nd
Smelly Fox 09/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Adrian Daniels 09/Oct/06 Lead
with Steve Webster
Darrell Read 18/Sep/06 -
Dave Latimer 01/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Ab Wilson 12/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Georgina Turnbull
platt2000 ??/2004 Lead
Hidden 07/Dec/01 Lead
Urgles ?/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with Laura
whispering nic ?/Jan/00 -
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/99 2nd
with Debbie Wilkinson
dan gibson ?/Apr/98 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
Nigel R Lewis ?/Mar/98 Lead
with Lisa Lewis
Dave Musgrove ?/Apr/97 Lead O/S
with Lyn
CliffSurtees ??/1996 -
Hidden ?/Nov/95 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/95 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 01/Apr/94 Lead O/S
with Dee Herbert
Didymus 30/Aug/93 Lead O/S
with Olga
OMSKB 19/Apr/93 Lead O/S
Scott McRae ?/Aug/92 Lead O/S
with Steve Jones
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