/ buying rockax guidebook in el chorro?

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climbercool - on 11 Mar 2019

I will be arriving in Malaga next Monday,  hiring a car and driving to my accommodation near Alora.  I would like to climb on the day of my arrival so i want to be super fast buying the guide book.   I presume i can buy the rockfax guidebook in Alora or EL Chorro, or do i need to find a climbing shop in Malaga? 

by the way, the reason i cant buy the book before leaving for the trip is because i live in China.

My wife and i will be moving around Andalusia for 1 month so if anyone has any great climbing or non climbing  suggestions of places to go or things to do, please do tell.  Ben

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Presley Whippet on 11 Mar 2019
In reply to climbercool:

There is a small climbing shop in el chorro village which sells guidebooks. 

The spiral bound locally produced guide is updated annually and contains more climbing than the rockfax. 

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In reply to climbercool:

The Rockfax book is also available from the Olive Branch. The local guidebook referred to above has not been updated since 2014 and is no longer produced.

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Presley Whippet on 11 Mar 2019
In reply to Mark Glaister - Assistant Editor:

Thanks, I haven't been for a bit and didn't know that. It's a sad demise as the local guide captured some big adventures in addition to the sport climbing. 

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Ardo - on 11 Mar 2019
In reply to Presley Whippet:

The Climbing Lodge do a guidebook, which you can pick up in a few places and also some free PDF downloads. 

"Climbing-Lodge TOPO El Chorro | 2019
Selection of the best 22 climbing sectors
Only 15 € | available in El Chorro!"

Not as comprehensive as RF, but cheaper and covers plenty, so handy if you're only going there as a one off.

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Simon Caldwell - on 11 Mar 2019
In reply to Mark Glaister - Assistant Editor:

I'm not surprised - last time I was there I bought a copy of the local guide. It easily ranks as the worst guidebook in my large collection!

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climbercool - on 11 Mar 2019
In reply to climbercool:

thanks for you help everyone

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Jaytaylor - on 11 Mar 2019
In reply to climbercool:

Hey Ben

There’s a small climbing shop up near Roca Bella, just past the branch if you get stuck.

Not sure how cheap it’d be, but they’ll probably have the new Rockfax.

Jay

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