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Los Cotos

Malaga / El Chorro, SPAIN

Climbs 72 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 323m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
The slabs of smooth and subtly-featured limestone that make up Los Cotos are a welcome alternative to the steep and strenuous climbs on the neighbouring cliffs that surround it. The setting in the secluded central Gorge area is magnificent, making it a lovely place to enjoy some fine climbing with the sun on your back, but best avoided in warm weather.

Access notes
Los Cotos is best approached through The Gorge although traditionally most people have used the now-banned tunnels. The details of the approach from the village and passage along the Walkway through The Gorge are on page 108. Once through The Gorge, continue along the Walkway until a path leads down to the orange groves and river. Cross the river and walk a short way to Cotos Bajas and further on under the railway to the Medios and Altos areas.

Guidebooks
El Chorro (2008), Andalucia (2005),
Out of print: El Chorro MiniGuide (2005), Costa Blanca. Mallorca, El Chorro (2001), Costa Blanca. Mallorca, El Chorro (1998), Costa Blanca. Mallorca, El Chorro (1996), Andalusian Rock Climbs (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 COTOS BAJAS  
2El Engendo5c *2
3Rebuzonos de amor7b+ *2
4Jaquima6c *7
5Diedro y QuiqueS 7
6Odinada salvaje6a+ 5
7Mama quiero ser torero6b 6
8San Satanes6a+ *4
9San Gabriel5c *4
10La hora del maquis5c 6
11La placa morrocotuda6a **7
12Berrinche de chinche6b *13
13El yerno de AbrahamE2 5b  
14Les muelles de guite7a *1
15Cuatro mejillones veinte duros6c+ 3
16Rafael AnyayaHVS 5a 1
 COTOS MEDIOS  
18Camella cojoE1 2
19Fisuroterapia5a **15
20Fisura de los Santos5 *14
21Fisura de hombre5c **28
22Bitchitos on the Wailers5a 40
23El Monstruo de las galletas5c *49
24Mordiscos de amor5a 25
25Dodgy6a+ 7
26Alucinosis5a **110
27Cursillos5a ***169
28Mitad hombre', mitad galletaE3 5c 11
29Number One4c ***181
30Bruja intrepida5a **56
31Numero dos5a *19
32Galleta5a *20
33Super galleta6a ***159
34Gaby6b+ *14
35Los mandriles no comen galletas6b ***53
36Madriles7a *4
37Invernal5c **13
 Climb nameGradex
38Mongroni free6b+ *28
39Empotrador EmpotradoVS 4c 2
40Cebolla pa la olla6a+ *10
41Genesis6a+ *18
42Arbola6b **20
43Brunner and the Bruna6b **12
44La ley de la selva6b+ *16
45Embolia cerebral5c *11
46The Policeman Stole my Walkman6b **6
47Güirilandia7a **12
48Cafe bonk7a+ **9
49Penetración analgésica6c **1
50Si te caes pega una voz6c 1
 COTOS ALTOS  
52AmarillaE1 5b **4
53Fanáticos del atico6c **2
54El ventorro6a+ *1
55La blanca6b *1
56Guerrero del abismo7a ***5
57Exceso de equipage6c * 
58Chungo superior6a *1
59Quasimodo7a+ *2
60Profanes y blasfemos6b+ **3
61Pisto gilguero6c+ 1
62Que te den por culo6b *2
63El dinamitate te espera6c *1
64Yu yu6c *1
65Chulo de madriza7a 1
66El piqui6c *1
67Petamorfosis7b **1
68Mister Proper5c *2
69El viajero amable6b+ **5
70Adeli6b+ *3
71Electron Volt6b+ **2
72Exodo6a+ *2
73Poema Vertical7b+ 1
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The routes here are either very polished or extreamly baddly bolted. The upper section has some of the worst examples you will ever see.
Tom_Harding - 21/Nov/09