Climbs 66 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 445m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
The massive slabby limestone sheets of Túron West are some of the region's most distinctive formations and provide many superb climbs in the lower-to-mid grades. The crags are only a short drive away from El Chorro, close to the picturesque Andalucían village of Ardales, and the environment is in complete contrast to The Gorge being more open, rural and tranquil. The West Buttresses are by far and away the most popular areas having the best climbs, although the more intimidating East Buttress is worth a look especially for those looking for morning shade or some harder climbs.

Access notes
From El Chorro, cross the dam, turn right and drive up the windy road for about 5km to a T-junction. Turn left here and continue about another 5km to Ardales. Drive into the village on the main road, up a hill and into a small open square in the centre. Turn right and immediately pick up a sign for El Burgo. This takes you left into a narrow street and out of the village and into the hills. Follow the road for 6.5km until the crags come into view. Ardales is in the process of having a small ring-road built that will mean that it will not be necessary to go into the centre of the town, just follow signs for 'El Burgo' which leads down a road past the crags.

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

Climbs at this crag

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36Condón Goretex7b+ * 
37Me cago en la benemérita6c 1
38Almoraju6a+ *2
39Agustitu6c * 
41Sabor salado6b+  
43Cabrero blanco6a+ *6
44Placa la cascabulla6a+ *8
45La condena7a * 
46Ascenso al reino de los ciegos6c **1
47Banana melosa6c *3
48Estrella del sur7b *5
49Si te quieres comer un higo5c 1
50Ensancha el alma6b+ *1
51Al filo del escualo6a+ *5
52Mamon no comas aleta de tiburón5c *4
53El dia de la bestia7c+ ***1
54Newton's Law8a  
55Pato palo6a+ 3
56Vía del topo6a 10
57Ultima del año5c *10
58Todo tiene su fin8a ***1
59Vía del maki6c+ *8
60Mission Impossible8a ** 
61The New Right8a  
62Cuerpo jodio7a+ * 
63Mustang7b * 
64Que cojones el del palo7c * 
66Guevos con bechamel 5c 2
67Vestigios 5a 3
68Route 7 *6a+ *1
69Route 5 *6c *1
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Roads all clear..
wolf.leeb - 21/Sep/13
Great slab climbing in a really tranquil place. Note that if travelling on to or planning to come through El Burgo, the road from Ardales is closed at El Burgo. There is a concrete wall across the road, presumably because the bridge over the river into the village is unsafe. (30/01/12)
rockcat - 30/Jan/12