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Archidona

Malaga / El Chorro, SPAIN

Climbs 34 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 752m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
The main cave of Archidona is one of the World’s most impressive sport crags and its line-up of state-of-the-art climbs are worthy of a visit by any climber if only to view just what it is possible to climb. Unfortunately there are no good easier or mid-grade climbs here, even on the margins of the cave, but for climbers looking for good hard routes this is a top spot. The majority of the climbs are extremely long, sustained and overhanging giving spectacular pitches of very high quality. The outlook from the crag is magnificent, the rim of the cave framing the seemingly endless patchwork of olive groves that stretch away to the distant horizon.

Guidebooks
El Chorro (2008),
Out of print: El Chorro MiniGuide (2005)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1Amantis religiosa7a+ *2
2Cayo malayo7a+ **12
3La canal6a 13
4Posiblmente lluevan piedras7b+ **3
5Corner Left7a+ *3
6Slab Left4+ 2
7Slab Right4+ 3
8Rey de azucar8b  
9Happy Hardcore8c+  
10Kallisté8c ***1
11Salas8b+ *** 
12Alpechin8c *** 
13Orujo9a+ *** 
14Piolin8b+ 1
15Primera linea7b+ *3
16Lindo gatito7b+ **3
17Antonia7c **3
18La penita del perito7b * 
 Climb nameGradex
19Huele tema?  
20Campo amargo8a ***1
21Estado mental8c *** 
22Transilvania8c+ ***1
23Danza agresiva7c ***7
24El precario del sicario7c+ ** 
25Carbunco8c *** 
26Carbon 148b+ ***1
27Trance8b+ *** 
28Gurú6b+ *5
29Demolition Man6c *2
 LOCATION UNKNOWN  
31Harem 6a 2
32Tabsoa 5 3
33Moto Nabo 5 2
34Enfiscacion 6a+ 2
35Atestados Y Informes 6c 2
* 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, head for Antequera via Valle de Abdalajis. Go through Antequera following signs for Granada and pick up the main autovia (A92) heading east towards Granada. Follow this to the second Archidona exit (Junction 167). Head towards Archidona and after 0.9km turn left onto a dirt road and then after 0.4km turn left again. 0.6km along this dirt road is the parking (do not block the road). The crag is above you. Follow a path through the olive grove up into the cave. (1 hour 10 minutes from El Chorro depending on traffic).

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