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El Torcal de Antequera

Malaga / El Chorro, SPAIN

Climbs 101 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 1071m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
he small National Park of El Torcal sits at an elevation of 1300m and forms the summit and slopes of a large limestone peak, around 10km to the south of the town of Antequera. The summit area of the peak is a broad plateau that has been heavily eroded to form some fantastic limestone ‘karst’ scenery - a geological curiosity. The karst formations present an amazing climbers' playground, set amidst a myriad of spectacular pinnacles and spires.

The shallow grassy valleys and hollows between the pinnacles make lovely picnic and sunbathing spots making El Torcal a very pleasant place to visit.

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
 SECTOR LA CARRETERA  
2Domingacios Crack7a * 
3Ero ergo sur7a * 
4Mercedes 26 años7b ** 
5Asfalto6a ***25
6La fuerza del destino7b+ *2
 SECTOR EL FRAILE  
8Exitos encadenados6c+ *1
9Sacrifice7b ** 
10Maldonado cabron6b *4
11Los golfos del golfo6b *2
12Blank Wall8a  
13Mala reputacion6c+ **2
14A vista de pájaro7a * 
15Hotel California7a+ **1
16Turboniajas7a **1
17Villanueva City6b *3
18El trepaollas6a+ **3
19La grieta de Julieta5 **4
20Paraiso de los cazos romos7a *1
21Pillar6c+ *1
22La calentona7a * 
23Calentamientos6c+ *1
24Choralasmirlas froe6a *2
25Arete7b+  
26Dos Ryobis y un destino7b+ * 
27La union hace la fiesta7a *1
28Té en el Sahara8a+ *** 
29Hierba Luisa8b+ *** 
30Menta poleo8c ** 
31Un-named8a ** 
32Cowboy7b ** 
 SECTOR LA BODEGA  
34Sol y sombra5 *40
35Hau's Hole7a  
36Unnamed (not in Rockfax)4 10
37Martini bianco6b *32
38Runnel Route5 *32
39Dahikiri7c  
40Tequila7b 1
41Round Head7a *3
42Little Arete6c *1
43Nicey6c+ **5
44Tinto con Limón7a+ *1
45Tinto con Casera6c+ *1
46Pacharán con endrinas6c 2
47Calimocho6b 1
48Licor6a 1
49Faustino7b+ * 
50Moscatel6c+ *2
51Pacharán con mier7a+  
52Frexinet7a+  
53Cruzcampo6a+ *10
54Don Perignon del 695+ **22
55Widen5+ *19
 Climb nameGradex
56Beer6b+ **2
57Cervezas7a+ *1
58Ante la rasca coñac pal cuerpa6c+ * 
59Coctel tropical6a  
60Tómato algo6a  
61Sugumu6c+  
62Los niños del rioja6c 1
 SECTOR CALLEJON SIETE VIAS  
64Siete Vias I - Route No. 4 (a)6b+ *2
65La Gitana6a 7
66Eternamente Fatima6b+ 1
67Haz Más Grado Pringado8a  
68Te Digo Trigo por no Decirte Rodrigo6c+ 1
69Unknown6c 1
70En el dos Caballos6b+ 4
71Apietate el pollo (Siete Vias I)6b+ **3
72La del 156a ***5
73El guru de vicios6a+ 5
74La menuilla6a+ **2
75Confrencia por la paz6a+ *3
76El Aguilla5+ 4
 SECTOR SIETE VIAS  
78Sector Siete Vias Bloque A Route 14 6
79La Mascara4 11
80Horóscopo4 10
81Los Caballeros del Sobabo6b ***3
82Gaceta Para Sodos5 *11
83Unknown (Siete Vias A Route 6)6b 1
84El Tio del Bigote5+ 1
85La Veija Barbuda6a 3
 SECTOR BORDILLOS  
87África6a+ 1
88Beluga5+ 4
89Tucán6b+ 2
90Sector Bordillos unlisted route5 ***3
 SECTOR CORRAL  
92Patagonia6b ***1
93Gisela6c+ *2
 OTHER SECTORS (NOT IN 2008 ROCKFAX)  
95Siete Vias II - Route No.84+ 3
96Callejon - Route No.96a **1
97Callejon - Route No.106a+ *1
98Con Joroba No Se Bloquera *6c **2
99Cancion Trieste de Pepe et Muerto *7a ***1
100Metalica *7a **1
101Zombi Combi *6a+ ***1
102Palomeras *6a **1
103Segoviano *6a ***2
104Petete *4 *3
105Amadeus *5 ***1
106Unlisted (Radio Mast Parking) - Right Edge *f6A *1
107Unlisted (down road & left): Tribute Act *f6C **1
108Unlisted (down road & left): Centre *f4+ 1
109Unlisted (down road & left): Right Sitter *f6B *1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Access notes
From El Chorro, take the winding paved road up the hill past Las Encantadas, to the town of Valle de Abdalajis. Go through the town and turn left onto the main Antequera road. Continue for 20km towards Antequera. This main road can also be reached by driving around to the lakes above The Gorge and picking up the road to the north of the El Chorro massif. Just before Antequera is reached, turn right (signed ‘El Torcal de Antequera’) and follow the road up and around the side of the mountain, for about 10km, to the park entrance. Drive into the park and follow the road up the hill to reach the visitor centre at its end. This drive takes about 1 hour from El Chorro.

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