El Torcal de Antequera Malaga / El Chorro, SPAIN
Climbs 101 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 1071m a.s.l – Faces all
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.
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.
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)
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