Climbs 72
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 545m a.s.l
Faces S

Chris Gore racing up the tufas of Lourdes (8a) at El Chorro. © Mark Glaister

Crag features

The reputation of El Chorro as a destination for sport climbing is mainly built upon the notoriety of the truly awesome section of cliff known as Makinodromo, and in particular the central line up its largest and most severely overhanging wall of tufa - Lourdes. A couple of decades on since its first ascent, Lourdes is still one of the most famous climbs in the World and many come to El Chorro only to try this one route! Today Lourdes has been joined by dozens more climbs on the Makinodromo itself, and also the whole of the long line of cliff that the Makinodromo is just one part of. This new development still has a long way to go, but the climbs on areas like Los Tigres are a promising pointer to the quality of routes that still remain to be discovered.


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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Climbs at this crag

27Kuala lumpur8c+ *** 
28Al-hakan8c+ *** 
29Lourdes8a ***27
30Conexion Lourdes8a+ **1
31Cous cous8c ***1
32Ceskoslovensko8c ** 
33Melanpina8a+ ** 
34Smashing Pumpkins8a **1
35Smashing Pumpkins Direct8a+ ** 
36Atlas Shrieked8a ***4
37Atlas Shrieked L1
7c+ ***6
38Pepe el boludo8a ***4
39La dentellada8a+ ** 
40Porrot7c+ ***4
41Mutenroy8a *4
42Vete al infierno7b *26
 Life is Sweet 
44Hakuna mata7a+ ***100
45Al hauira7a+ **15
46Las loi laufen7a+ ***35
47Salida de emergencia6c *43
48Estoy mortimer7a+ *18
49Salida Extension7b *6
50Mystic Rhythem6b+ *65
51Rhythem Method7b *2
52La panda zampabollos7b **3
53La columna de gollum7b ***15
54Columna Right7c 1
55Life is Sweet6c ***134
56Osama in the Sky7b+ *1
58Apache7a+ *9
59Obama in the Whitehouse6b+ **32
 Mega Flash 
61Anatema7b *5
62Paracaidista cordobers7c * 
63Heat Exchange6c+ **31
64Canto pecato7b *4
65One bastiamba7b **6
66Post festum7b *1
67Mega Flash7a+ *4
68Grimal el curtido7a *14
69Punk Street7a **25
70Putanaki7b+ **2
71Reep7a+ *3
72El Pollón de Merchó *
7a+ **1
73Panes! Panes! *
6b *2
74Al talego *
6b+ *2
75QT Randi *8c *** 
76Randi L1 *
8a+ **1
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