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+.


ClimberDateStyle
mishabruml 16/Feb Lead O/S

Pure class. Just keeps coming

JenDurden 09/Feb Lead dnf
with Sion F-R
Tom Smart 04/Nov/15 Lead
foostu4 27/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/15 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.

kishanvekaria 20/Mar/14 Lead O/S
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
BarnDawg 24/Feb/14 Lead
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
Tom Peeper 30/Dec/13 2nd
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
Ugly Kid Jo 25/Oct/13 2nd

Very polished. First bolt very high but easy climbing to it

with Chomp
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

yay

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
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
Hidden 12/Nov/10 Lead O/S
vix 12/Nov/10 2nd O/S

Should have lead it, awesome climbing

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

Polished

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
Hidden 01/Apr/10 Lead O/S
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
Hidden 24/Mar/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
Dr Caterpillar ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S

great climbing

with Adam
Circus ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Loz
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
Sime64 14/Mar/05 2nd O/S
with Nick K
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
Mark Davies ?/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
Strong Steve 23/Mar/94 Lead O/S
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:
efehr, bobstones, pc1983, Jo Cattell
Voting
High 6a+
Mid 6a+
Low 6a+
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
Votes cast 31
Votes cast 29
Style of ascent
Lead
Followed
Toproped
Alt Leads
Not Set
Onsighted
Dogged
DNF
Flashed (β)
Redpoint
Repeated
Not Set