Rockfax Description
30m. A brilliant and extremely sustained wall climb up the thin seams. The first bolt is high up. Photo on page 123. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Climb directly up from the foot of Galleta and follow the vague groove. Getting polished. The Fr5+ grade is rubbish.

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

Tom Smart 04/Nov Lead
foostu4 27/Feb Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan Lead O/S
lithos 09/Apr/14 Lead

i liked it, polished but ok

with Gav, Pete Bradshaw
Zoe Cockburn ?/Apr/14 2nd
Will Hunt 26/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Very good indeed.

Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/14 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
dprctr 24/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Dibdawg 06/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Kyle Pattinson
tobydunford 02/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
kp64zl ?/Jan/14 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/14 -
Bertbee 30/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Chriswallis2 10/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with Pete
Pete_Frost 24/Nov/13 Lead dog

I slid off on the polish by the third bolt - I'll never live it down.

with Jasper Court
Macleod 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with dominic
Fragmod 09/Nov/13 Lead
Hardcore Pat 27/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Chris Vanderz
Hidden 25/Oct/13 2nd
Chomp 25/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/13 Lead β
Hidden 15/Oct/13 Lead dnf
Dan818 23/Jul/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 29/Apr/13 Lead
mapperley samurai 29/Apr/13 Lead
with Clare Woolfrey, John Cook
domskezz 12/Apr/13 Lead O/S

My feet were killing me, felt a bit hot for delicate slab footwork.

with Jamma
BedRock 06/Apr/13 Lead
Guy Wilson ?/Apr/13 -
with Plum, Dave Chapman
James Malloch ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Simon Smith
KKilroy ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Emma Clarke
kim.mulji 27/Feb/13 Lead dog

One of the worst climbs of my life. High first bolt for no reason, but to worry you, then very very polished hand and foot-holds at start of delicate climbing. Gets better further up, which wasn't hard!

rd20 27/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Fantastic, delicate route.

with Patrick
paddygoodwinlondon 27/Feb/13 Lead O/S
BeckyBrown1989 01/Feb/13 Lead O/S


fletch540 ?/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/13 Lead β
R2B 04/Jan/13 Lead O/S
dale 42 ?/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Charlie Zephyr Booth ??/2013 -
petellis ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Curly Chris
Mattlamb90 29/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Dec/12 AltLd
K Wall 08/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Martin
pete87abs 06/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Rosie Crossley
John Kettle 05/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/12 Lead O/S
SteWatkins ?/May/12 -
Hidden 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S
johnmctighe 21/Mar/12 TR dog

tricky & a bit polished on the crux

with Austin
Hidden 20/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 19/Feb/12 -
kemprix ?/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with eva ullrich
Hidden 21/Jan/12 Lead
Hidden 14/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 10/Jan/12 Lead O/S
SJS 10/Jan/12 2nd
with Nick
Hidden ?/Jan/12 Lead O/S
katiep 17/Dec/11 Lead rpt
with Caroline H
owb106 17/Dec/11 Lead β
with Jonny P
Matt Smith 17/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Jamie Parkin
Tesni 17/Dec/11 TR O/S
funsized 17/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Qisheng Xie 11/Dec/11 Lead O/S
vix 17/Nov/11 Lead RP
with luke
hellboundblr 20/Oct/11 Lead

Bold start. Sustained technically.

with Ian Wilkinson
john_ni 20/Oct/11 Lead dog

slippy at the hard move above 2nd bolt, bit offputting. Once past that its sustained 6a+. 1st bolt high but easy ground up to it.

Hidden 08/Oct/11 Lead
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
Hidden 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/11 2nd
Alkis 03/May/11 Lead O/S

*Polished*, not for a warm and humid day.

Hidden 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Rock Lizard ?/Apr/11 Lead
Motown ?/Apr/11 -
with Jo Day
Georgina Brooke ?/Apr/11 TR β
Hidden 24/Mar/11 -
Ken Taylor 24/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with George Wostenholm
Hidden 23/Mar/11 Lead dog
mark4344 23/Mar/11 Lead dog

fantastic route and line. sustained climbing and sadly took a rest just before crux.

with Andreas
Hidden 23/Jan/11 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 23/Jan/11 2nd O/S

Hard but good.

with Andy
Storm Hunter 08/Jan/11 Lead dog

wow, great route, might have spent hours slipping off the polish at the second bolt though so trod in sling. fantastic and sustained after that. Great end to a holiday.

winged_traveller ?/Jan/11 Lead
mikecollins 29/Dec/10 Lead O/S
akhutton88 08/Dec/10 TR
Henners ?/Dec/10 Lead O/S
with Alan Cassidy
Hidden 28/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Alex Thompson 12/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Very engaging slab climbing - starts off easy, but soon steapens up...

with Vix
vix 12/Nov/10 2nd O/S

Should have lead it, awesome climbing

with Alex
Stuart Wildman 10/Nov/10 Lead O/S


with Steve Boxwell
Paul Bowen 04/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/10 Lead O/S
kleinej 29/Oct/10 Lead dog

Mixed up the entrance to the crux and fell.

with Craig
harryt 29/Oct/10 TR O/S
tomB 23/Oct/10 Lead O/S
zappa 04/Apr/10 Lead dog
Danhan 04/Apr/10 2nd
with Nick
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 02/Apr/10 Lead dog
SaraAT 02/Apr/10 2nd O/S
JamieSparkes 01/Apr/10 Lead O/S

bit polished requiring precise footwork. also found myself 5m from the ground on a 60m rope.

with Phil
tallthinmonkey 01/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Rob Leuhman
matthewjames 26/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Very nice and quite simple, just a little tough on your calves by the top. 30m of slab! Ouch!

with Cherie McCormack, Mike Byrne, Matt Cooke, John Cheung
nadeem ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
RachaelB 24/Feb/10 Lead

Very polished holds. hard to believe you are going to stay on. was hilarious.

with Ben Gurney
Hidden 12/Feb/10 Lead O/S
JLS 12/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Team El Chorro
mr_nsglover ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Excellent route but found it tough for the grade. Much grunting and even a power scream at the end.

adam06 21/Jan/10 2nd

first bolt is high, but easy climbing to it. though would be a better route if it started direct with one more bolt on the slab at the start

with chris carr, Sarah Lewington
Lawrie Brand 21/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 2nd
fletch540 ??/2010 Lead O/S
mrstarwarsman 19/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with oli brend
katiep 13/Dec/09 Lead dog
with Jit
JonBrown 13/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Alex
cem 13/Dec/09 Lead dog
Hidden 27/Nov/09 2nd
Different Steve 24/Nov/09 Lead O/S

One teeny indiscretion making a hard clip... great route, shame about the polish

with Karen Roberts
Hidden 19/Oct/09 Lead O/S
rockjedi ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead dog
Alex Mason 03/May/09 Lead O/S

tricky moves

George Bassant 20/Apr/09 Lead
with Pam Waud
ASchwirtz 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/09 Lead
CalumC 06/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Hertha Taverner Wood
pimpy 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Joris.Roulleau ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
chiverstom 26/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Ivo
Ken Applegate 06/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Nov/08 Lead
Hidden 04/Nov/08 Lead
timjones 28/Oct/08 Lead dnf

Superb climb. Did not finish. Robin lead it afterwards.

with Robin Pugh
Mark_RMC 30/Apr/08 Lead

A very difficult(but great) route, due in part to the polish that even Rob lobbed off when leading. I enjoyed it but there was a tough section near the top.

with Richard Battersby
cem 01/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Rob Truckle
Dr Caterpillar ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S

great climbing

with Adam
lukeh ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/07 Lead
Dave Latimer 01/Apr/06 Lead O/S
DavidR 30/Dec/05 Lead
with Holly Adamthwaite and Andy Asaam
MikeC59 17/Dec/04 -
platt2000 ??/2004 Lead
John Pickles 29/Nov/03 Lead O/S
with Naomi Fisher
arose ?/Sep/01 Lead
with Tom Woodcock
Hidden 21/Nov/00 Lead O/S
Urgles ?/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with Laura
whispering nic ?/Jan/00 -
with The Wife
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/99 Lead

Had to seek a little assistance from the gear, I regret to say.

with Debbie Wilkinson
NeilGriffiths ?/Apr/98 -
with paula
dan gibson ?/Apr/98 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
Hidden ?/Nov/95 AltLd O/S
D Tempest 20/Apr/95 Lead
with Rick
Hidden ?/Apr/95 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 23/Mar/95 Lead O/S
with Lyn
Didymus 28/Mar/94 Lead O/S
with Rongor
Mick King 14/Mar/94 Lead
with Simon Walsh
goi.ashmore 19/Dec/93 Lead O/S
with Simon Coles
neilh ?/Nov/93 Lead O/S
with sara hyde
Scott McRae ?/Aug/93 Lead dog

Very tough fingery section towards top

with Steve Jones
OMSKB 18/Apr/93 Lead O/S
keefe 28/Dec/91 -
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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