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

Kate says it's easy © clarke

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.

Approach 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.


El Chorro

A full colour guidebook dedicated the area around El Chorro in Andalusia in Spain. Covering the famous Gorge and all the fine crags near the village, plus many superb outlying areas. The book is in the modern Rockfax style with full colour photo topos, descriptions, symbols and maps, plus loads of excellent action shots.
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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
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Climbs at this crag

 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+ **4
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+ **6
70Adeli6b+ *3
71Electron Volt6b+ **3
72Exodo6a+ *2
73Poema Vertical7b+ 1

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