Crux move totally trashed. Hard

Ticklists: ROCKFAX El Chorro: Top 50, El Chorro dreams - 6a to 6c+.

gingernick 02/Oct Lead O/S


with Mark james, Dean Jones
JasonOneEye 12/Apr Lead O/S

Nice mix of styles for one route

with David Landers
sopaz 06/Apr Lead O/S
with Hattie
aliceswoods 03/Apr 2nd
connor_furness 03/Apr Lead dog
smartydh9 01/Apr Lead O/S
nickhamb ?/Apr Lead O/S
gingerking ?/Apr Lead O/S
with Joel Sargent
mark4344 25/Mar Lead O/S

tough at grade.quite commiting with spaced bolts and polish.

with derek
AxelC 24/Feb Lead O/S
with Eilidh Milne, Craig Silvie
orcnys 21/Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Feb Lead dog
Hidden 16/Feb Lead O/S
LuapRagas 09/Jan TR

Top-roped for a final warm down

Hidden 06/Jan Lead O/S
shaunhumphreys 06/Jan Lead O/S
with Tom A
Dawn_K_B 06/Jan Lead dog
Hidden 05/Jan Lead β
bede.west 01/Jan Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/16 Lead O/S
David Stevens 19/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Dec/16 Lead rpt
Ackermann 17/Dec/16 Lead β
with Will
Hidden 08/Dec/16 Lead
annihuovinen 24/Nov/16 2nd
davkeo 24/Nov/16 Lead O/S
jackob 16/Nov/16 Lead O/S

Polished easy climbing up to one hard move

DaveHo 27/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Simon W, Janet G
mishabruml 18/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Noan the chef
Andy_Gale469 25/Apr/16 2nd
Trisha Murphy 16/Apr/16 Lead rpt
bljp 13/Apr/16 Lead
Hidden 08/Apr/16 Lead O/S
topsyturvy 31/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Mike P
clarendon 31/Mar/16 2nd dog

Had to hang out a while at the shiny crux.

with Tris
chrismadar 30/Mar/16 Lead O/S
cragsman9000 15/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Ian
Phil Murray 15/Mar/16 Lead dnf

Super wall-like climbing to the shiny bit. Complete refusal to move above this, despite actually managing the hardest move. Lowered immediately. Route trashed all right!

with Liz
Ryan Clarke ?/Mar/16 Lead dog
hervenuttall ?/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Beth, Matt or Marcus
Danny Crump 10/Feb/16 Lead
with Cat
Tegan 31/Jan/16 Lead
NancyJones 15/Jan/16 Lead O/S
james1978 12/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Senna 03/Jan/16 Lead O/S
PebbleWrestler 03/Jan/16 Lead dog

Got lost at the crux, otherwise enjoyable

Laura Beth ?/Jan/16 Lead RP
Jason Evans ??/2016 Lead
with Mark Evans, oliver, Rob
artmal 23/Nov/15 Lead O/S
with Marcin
steve_gibbs 03/May/15 Lead O/S
with Tom Barratt
zcsharp 03/May/15 Lead O/S
with Spanish Posse
Hidden 16/Apr/15 Lead
Jamie Brown 16/Apr/15 2nd
with YAC
Simon Caldwell 16/Apr/15 2nd

Horrible mid section, which I couldn't do without aid. Unbelievably this is graded 5+ in the local guide!

with Carmen
Hidden 07/Apr/15 Lead
EleanorWOY 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Sarah Roscoe 29/Mar/15 TR O/S
with Steph Hunter
leopolian 29/Mar/15 Lead dnf

Got to one bolt before the chain

Lawrence Beesley-Peck 29/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Milena Muhlen
mattlyons 29/Mar/15 Lead rpt
dom94 29/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Matt Harmon 29/Mar/15 Lead RP

2nd go after taking a look at the crux move

with Ben Stoker
Naomi.P 29/Mar/15 2nd
with Leo H
bstoker 28/Mar/15 Lead O/S
drcorbasisgod 02/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Marc Weisner
mariannekhoo 22/Feb/15 Lead dog

Crux is polished to buggery

rd20 22/Feb/15 Lead dog

Like to think it was two years more polishing, but probably day one of a trip rather than day four.

Glyn 06/Jan/15 Lead O/S
with Amy
seanbastard ??/2015 -
Anna Maykova 21/Dec/14 Lead
with Ian
Ian MK 21/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Anna
karlc 09/Dec/14 TR O/S
Henry.Todman 07/Dec/14 Lead O/S
StevieJ 02/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Gav says its a shit 6c

with Gavin
Jack Delaney 18/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Emily Barnett
Abi Chard 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Ian
mjeffery 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
ConstaBern 26/Apr/14 Lead
ricco 23/Apr/14 Lead β
Hidden 22/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 06/Apr/14 Lead O/S
lithos 04/Apr/14 Lead β
with niles
Puma 03/Apr/14 Lead dnf
Danielle Arnott ?/Apr/14 Lead dog

Had to take at crux to check out holds. Very polished, enjoyed the rest of the route though!

with Matt
matt10990 ?/Apr/14 Lead
jh123 24/Mar/14 Lead
with David Potter
meierdaniel 20/Mar/14 Lead O/S
HIGHTOWER 18/Mar/14 Lead dog
with Ben Thynne
Hidden 17/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Henry.Todman 17/Mar/14 Lead O/S
quickdrawmcraw 10/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 08/Mar/14 Lead RP
gurumed 07/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Dawn
Hidden 07/Mar/14 -
Dave 88 05/Mar/14 Lead dnf

Hard and polished.

Hidden 05/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 05/Mar/14 Lead
Trisha Murphy 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Gaz
Mike_Hayes 27/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Rich Malcolm 27/Feb/14 Lead O/S
radioshed 25/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Ross young, andy t
Plungeman 25/Feb/14 Lead rpt
with Ross
Ross Young 25/Feb/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Lead rpt
robbo99 22/Feb/14 Lead dog
Plungeman 19/Feb/14 Lead dog
with Ross
Ross Young 19/Feb/14 TR dog
radioshed 19/Feb/14 Lead O/S
JBO 17/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Bad warmup! Polished...

Dibdawg 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S


AJM 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Ed Babs 25/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Phil Haigh, Mike Hawkins
K Wall 06/Jan/14 -
with Martin
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd
Phraxcyst ??/2014 -
Dan Jenkin 29/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with Lou, Rebecca Partridge, James Jacobs, Ellie Pygall
TraverseKing 24/Dec/13 -
Hidden 20/Dec/13 Lead β
Hidden 17/Dec/13 Lead dog
soundboy 17/Dec/13 TR
with willu47
Chriswallis2 12/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with Pete
Fragmod 09/Nov/13 Lead
Hidden 23/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/13 Lead β
ewanjp 14/Oct/13 Lead dog
with Rich Price, trannumrahim
Hidden 13/Oct/13 Lead O/S
elyben 11/Sep/13 Lead
Adamwillclimb 07/Sep/13 Lead O/S
bethoates 20/May/13 Lead
robbo99 19/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/13 Lead O/S
domskezz 10/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Jamma
James Malloch 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Nina
Rhi Rhi 29/Mar/13 TR
Alex Wade 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S
partz 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Great climbing!

cem 13/Mar/13 Lead rpt
CrispsSmiths 13/Mar/13 2nd
with cem
JanBella 09/Mar/13 Lead O/S
mattgrange ?/Mar/13 Lead
rd20 27/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Patrick
Tala A 23/Feb/13 Lead O/S
tprebs 21/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Niall Browne
fletch540 ?/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Jon_Warner ?/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with Jenni
Charlie Zephyr Booth ??/2013 -
Bonzkars ??/2013 -
Leo Woodhead ??/2013 Lead
mol 29/Dec/12 Lead
with Jesse
Mattlamb90 24/Dec/12 Lead RP

faffed around at crux l

luke384 24/Dec/12 Lead β
with matty
Nick Russell 20/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Emily
Rosea Day 20/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Dec/12 -
craig naylor 04/Dec/12 Lead O/S

brilliant climbing, one of the best i did the week in el chorro

with alicia
robertmichaellovell 01/Nov/12 Lead
with Ben
Marq 15/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Sannan75 05/Aug/12 TR O/S

Top roped as I was having a 'not feeling it day' in the heat and hissy fits were everywhere. Timea comprehensively outclimbed me on this one.

cactus111 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/12 Lead O/S
s.scott 16/Apr/12 Lead
crag_hopper_Jay 16/Apr/12 Lead β
Hidden 13/Apr/12 Lead dnf
GrahamGiles 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Nick Low, Renna Clifford, Aaron Clifford, Gary Duke
Liam Ingram 13/Apr/12 Lead β

3 years after previous failed attempt.

IamJam 06/Apr/12 Lead dnf

Fell at the crux due to a really polished foothold and I couldn't reach the undercling. Must try again when I go back. I shouldn't have fallen.

malumb 05/Apr/12 Lead
with Dash, Rich Dagnam
david morse 04/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with josh
vertigo 03/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant lower wall.

with Dash
Craig Holden ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Gary K Duke ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Nick Low, Renna Clifford, Aaron Clifford, Qisheng Xei, Graham Giles
mattgrange 22/Mar/12 Lead dog

Blew it!

Hidden 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/12 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 24/Feb/12 Lead O/S
RKernan 24/Feb/12 Lead dog
cem 20/Feb/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Feb/12 Lead
riddle 18/Feb/12 Lead O/S
elyben 13/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden 09/Feb/12 Lead rpt
Roberttaylor ?/Feb/12 Lead RP

At last.

Trevera 28/Jan/12 Lead
with nick sillem
Hidden 28/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jan/12 Lead dog
tom.ireson ??/2012 Lead O/S
cayteye 29/Dec/11 Lead dog
with stephen pearson
cayteye 29/Dec/11 TR RP
with stephen pearson
mark20 29/Dec/11 Lead O/S
bigdrew 29/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Mark R
Hidden 27/Dec/11 Lead O/S
lozowen 20/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Sally Owen
Tesni 16/Dec/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Dec/11 Lead dog
owb106 15/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Matt Smith 15/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Montse Shelb 15/Dec/11 Lead dog

1 fall at the bloody pumpy overhang :(, nice climb tho.

with Matt
tom.ireson ?/Dec/11 2nd
Anna duckett ?/Dec/11 Lead
Gallant ?/Dec/11 Lead
jiggerypokery ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Cardi 24/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Jamie Spain
Philippa Arding 22/Nov/11 Lead dnf

fell, and tried to work the route, but too tired!

with helen pitt
Hidden ?/Nov/11 Lead
Paul Bowen 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Dougie Harvey 21/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Alasdair Fulton 21/Oct/11 Lead β
Neil Adams 21/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Andy McVittie, Dougie Harvey, Ally F
hellboundblr 19/Oct/11 Lead dog

1 rest.

with Ben Kearsley
Hidden 07/Oct/11 Lead O/S
ian-rad 16/May/11 Lead O/S
with Al Fee
Hidden 14/May/11 2nd
chriscarroll 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/11 2nd
Richard Kemble 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Ian JL 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
conorjclarke 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S

in the rain

with Adam the American
Sidekick ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
danboast ?/Apr/11 Lead
John 'B' Hutchinson 15/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Bean, Steve, Ina
tmaciel 26/Feb/11 Lead
tomhull 22/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with rin
Hidden 21/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Andy Chubb 27/Jan/11 Lead
with Guy Hustinx
Hidden 24/Jan/11 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 24/Jan/11 2nd dog

Really hard!

with Andy
Hidden 14/Jan/11 Lead β
Paul D Jones ??/2011 Lead O/S
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Ollie Rattue ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
stv ??/2011 Lead
with B, Beans, Ina
Hidden 26/Nov/10 Lead O/S
spidey 25/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with patrick
Stuart Wildman 08/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Seema
Seema 08/Nov/10 2nd
neilh 06/Nov/10 Lead
peter myers ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Tom Seccombe 26/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
RalphC 07/Oct/10 Lead
with Caroline
Hidden 05/Oct/10 2nd
fireman_al ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Paul McDonald
ambrooker 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Tom
Adam_42 08/Apr/10 Lead RP

Managed the fantastic crux every time but kept mucking up the final few moves. Could do it in my sleep now.

Hidden 06/Apr/10 2nd
Danhan 06/Apr/10 Lead
with Nick
zappa 05/Apr/10 Lead O/S
BorisVBlade 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Daniel Wong
rustyclimber91 03/Apr/10 TR dog

was really pumped at the top!!

catblack 01/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Qisheng Xie 01/Apr/10 Lead O/S

YUMC El Chorro Trip

with Joe Barker
drysori ?/Apr/10 Lead
McDan 31/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Matt Pycrofft
allyrocke 31/Mar/10 Lead dog
with Robbie
Phil Jennings 31/Mar/10 TR
krasavenko 31/Mar/10 Lead dnf

the move off the 2nd bolt after the ledge is well strenuous

ferdia 31/Mar/10 Lead rpt
ccraigg22 30/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 30/Mar/10 Lead O/S
riven 30/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Liam
tallthinmonkey 30/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Rob Leuhman
pottsworth 28/Mar/10 Lead

Was a bit put off by a couple of the stronger guys saying they'd fallen off this, but found it ok, couple thinner moves at half height on one very glassy foot hold, but otherwise nice and steady

AndyGodber75 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Dan, Martin, Ollie and Phil
Jack Loftus 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Nick
andrea83 24/Mar/10 Lead

Heeby jeebies at tricky section. Layback and then over bulge to crimps/poor feet. Rested. Very easy start.

with Hamish
JPGR 24/Mar/10 Lead O/S
gknyus 23/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Ahmad Wana
mynameisjen 23/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with segwin
Andy Chubb 22/Mar/10 Lead
with Guy Hustinx
Hidden 22/Mar/10 Lead O/S
matthewjames 22/Mar/10 Lead dog

Slipped off completely unexpectedly, no idea what what happened.

with Cherie McCormack, Mike Byrne, Matt Cooke, John Cheung
Petarghh ?/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/10 TR
nadeem ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
tobydunford 17/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
givemetea 02/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jan/10 2nd O/S
DavidR 01/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jan/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 01/Jan/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/10 2nd
KKilroy ??/2010 Lead
with Emma Clarke
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 17/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Dec/09 Lead O/S
mattcyp88 15/Dec/09 Lead
with Jenni Stephens
dannyboy83 14/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
Hidden 09/Dec/09 Lead β
Cheshire Dave 26/Nov/09 Lead

Couldn't do direct! 5+ in new Rockfax!?? Wandered around a bit, (went left to avoid flake with no footholds) and just about managed direct of crux on top rope. more like 6b direct

with Chris
Tom_Harding 16/Nov/09 Lead dog
with Mat
thebigfriendlymoose ?/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Stephen
Hidden 24/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S
leepip ?/May/09 Lead O/S
with al mason
Alex Mason 30/Apr/09 Lead O/S

hard crux

Rachel S 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Chuck Taylor and Nick Kemp
Dangerous Dave 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
LeahJamie 07/Apr/09 Lead dog
Liam Ingram 06/Apr/09 Lead dnf

Next year!!

Roberttaylor 04/Apr/09 Lead dnf

I took a few falls at the crux over the two days I tried this route. Amazing fun and I wish I could have nailed it. Is getting done next time, unfinished business.

Hidden 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Mike Todd ?/Apr/09 Lead dog
CalumC 31/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Ferdia Earle
ferdia 31/Mar/09 TR
Andy Moles 31/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
Hidden 18/Mar/09 Lead rpt
craig d ?/Mar/09 -
barney_edin 12/Feb/09 Lead
with Nicole
mr_nsglover ?/Feb/09 Lead O/S
mr_nsglover ?/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall 17/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Dave Coley
mattcyp88 05/Jan/09 Lead
with Maddie, Dave Spencer
Ken Applegate 02/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Dec/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/08 Lead dog
Hidden 20/Dec/08 Lead O/S
metal arms 10/Nov/08 -
Hidden 01/Nov/08 Lead
cem 31/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/08 Lead
maria85 28/Mar/08 2nd
with Dave
Hidden 18/Mar/08 Lead O/S
nathanmanc ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
david morse ?/Jan/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Danos ?/Mar/07 Lead
with Paul
Hidden ??/2006 -
gjd 01/May/04 -
with Joe
dan_o_b ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Bry ?/Oct/01 Lead dog
with Pete Roberts
skygodley 19/Dec/99 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 18/Dec/95 Lead O/S
with Dee Herbert
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