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


ClimberDateStyle
Lazer sk eh 14/Apr AltLd

1, 2-L, 3-L, 4-T, 5-T, 6x, 7x, 8x

coach_scb 14/Apr AltLd
smartydh9 01/Apr Lead O/S
robbjackson 27/Mar Lead O/S
with Harry
HRadecki 27/Mar 2nd
HP9 24/Mar AltLd

Led 2,4,6,8 Pitch 2 sustained. Pitch 5 quite pumpy... traverse (6) lovely Great route , well bolted. Abseils easy from top of pitch 8 , 5 abs

with John
Jaytaylor 05/Mar AltLd

Bertrand Houchot

Hidden 27/Feb AltLd
DanC1985 25/Feb Lead rpt

Lead pitches 1,3,5&7 and seconded pitches 2,4,&6. Tried to abseil like RockFax 2008 guide book recommends only to find this has changed. Route has new abseil (follow guide on Bernabe Fernandez website: http://www.bernabefernandez.com/cursos/actividades-guiadas/escaladas-guiadas/via-escalada-proyecto-amptrax-el-chorro/ ) or walk off over Frontales.

with Sarah
lukey13 17/Feb AltLd O/S
with Emma :)
emma_ransome 17/Feb AltLd O/S
with lukey13
euanryan 16/Feb Lead O/S

Lead every pitch, stunning climb, beautiful climbing on good holds, bolts where you want 'em. Ran a few pitches together. Wet holds on the traverse added to the fun. Got lost in the back valley on the way down but back to the campsite by 4pm. Great adventure.

with Derry
afrosam 09/Feb AltLd rpt

Great end to the day, started off as it was getting dark and we were all ready knackered

with RB1
TeenageMutantClimbingTurtle 05/Feb 2nd

Sunny and warm but windy. Wasn't feeling strong after 2 or 3 pitches so dumped heavy bags on poor Ed. Traverse felt a bit scary and falling boulder just missed us on the last pitch then we got lost in the valley walking down.

with Ed
Stroppy 05/Feb Lead O/S

Went for the full tick, all 8 pitches. What a day - windy, rocks thrown at us, getting lost on the descent. Topped off with pasta and red back at Finca.

with Cathy
GlennH 01/Feb Lead O/S
Andy Fielding 01/Feb AltLd
goddamm7 01/Feb AltLd O/S

The day couldn't have gone better we arrived at 10 and stepped straight on the rock and started up the route and I have to say from a distance it looks massive but not so when your under it? Pitch 1 scramble Pitch 2 good pitch felt 6a followed Pitch 3 really nice pitch lead Pitch 4 good 6a pitch followed Pitch 5 6a+ this for me was the pitch of the day just keeps going on perfect rock and great moves lead Pitch 6 traverse really great pitch felt 5c followed Pitch 7 big jugs great moves felt stiff at a 4 ? Lead Pitch 8 bolted just enough to the top and other than sore feet and very hot I just wanted to keep climbing We decided to walk off and following the markers to the valley couldn't have been easier just stay to the right on your way down the valley and walk passed the dog quickly Started at 10 and having a beer by 3 fantastic day

James S ?/Feb AltLd

Did 7 pitches then abbed off which seemed the best thing to maximise climbing/not have to walk off..! Lovely climb with constantly good/contrasting pitches. Careful of loose rock on abseils though, some guys to the left of us knocked a massive load down on some poor people below. Fortunautely no-one was hurt but a pretty close call!!!

with melty
chrisicles ?/Feb AltLd
Teappleby 25/Jan Lead O/S

Route when ok (slow on the last few pitches) walked off. Mega trek! Took slow long and got lost!

with Sarah
shaunhumphreys 15/Jan AltLd O/S

Alpine start! Ellie said sunrise was at 7... ended up in the cold and dark for about an hour and a half longer than expected! And it was unbelievably cold and dark! Good day tho :)

Hidden 15/Jan AltLd O/S
tomoneill84 14/Jan AltLd O/S

After accidentally trying to go up something much harder in completely the wrong place on Thursday we found the start and were climbing by 8am. Probably a bit too early as it was head torches early on and pretty cold but we topped out in hot sun around 11.30. Such a good laugh. Completely bolted all the way through. Go to the end of pitch 8 for x4 35m abseils. Don't stop at pitch 5 as the traverse pitches are easily the best.

with Pricey
derzuspaete 11/Jan AltLd

Leading P2&3, P6&7. Walk down.

Dawn_K_B 10/Jan AltLd O/S

Led P3+4 ran together, P6 (the traverse), and P8. We walked round P1 which seems to be the norm. Rockfax is very out of date now, all fully bolted, ab off after P8 not 7. 35m abs. Excellent climb, great day out and somehow had it to ourselves!

Seán McLoughlin 07/Jan AltLd dnf
with James Mulhall
bede.west 03/Jan Lead O/S

Lead 2, 5 and 6. perhaps not 3 star

Lakesben 01/Jan AltLd

1st ascent of the year. Started climbing at 1am 01/01/17 after spontaneous NYE midnight idea.

with Christian
Hidden ?/Jan Lead
Hidden ?/Jan Lead
ruairidhwad ?/Jan Lead
with Dawn Brinkman, Tom Appleby, Shaun Humphreys
Hidden ?/Jan Lead O/S
Scott Langford ??/2017 AltLd
ajk-log ??/2017 Lead

Some updates as the rockfax guide is now quite out of date Everything is well bolted up to the 7th belay, there are then enough bolts to take you to ab points on the 8th pitch. The rock fax guide describes going towards a tree on the left then heading up over the top. we got to this tree and found a great ab station made of 3 solid threads. Although plenty strong enough it send us the wrong direction and caused a bit of an epic. All who intend to ab off should head right at the last bolt towards a bolted anchor and head down 'ebola' see topo links below. This anchor has an arrow pointing down and "35m" written by it. http://www.bernabefernandez.com/cursos/actividades-guiadas/escaladas-guiadas/via-escalada-proyecto-amptrax-el-chorro/ http://www.bernabefernandez.com/cursos/actividades-guiadas/escaladas-guiadas/via-de-escalada-ebola-el-chorro/ Also a thanks to Barnabe for the bolting!

Samauchtrlonie 31/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with Megan
Sophie Nunn 30/Dec/16 AltLd O/S
with Becky G
Binigo 25/Dec/16 AltLd O/S

A Christmas Day outing to remember!

with Silas
mzchambers 23/Dec/16 AltLd O/S
George Frisby 13/Dec/16 AltLd O/S
with Owen
Bronwyn Tarr 13/Dec/16 2nd
notthatcolerobertson 13/Dec/16 Lead O/S
rowland penty 12/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Owen Johnson 12/Dec/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Dec/16 AltLd
Davidchatterton 18/Nov/16 AltLd dog
with heyhoot
Hidden 18/Nov/16 Lead dog
drgrange 15/Nov/16 Lead O/S

Lead the first 5, the first 6 and the traverse. No falls/ rests. As if things weren't interesting enough we got the wrong line for the abb. One long free hanging abb after another looking for the next shity bit of tat. Passed up on one after about 30 meters and carried on into the unknown. Then there's a massive jolt and I drop 2 meters and almost soil myself. Great day out

buxtoncoffeelover 15/Nov/16 AltLd
George Killaspy 10/Nov/16 AltLd O/S

P1,2,4,5

with Dylan Brown
lakeyross 04/Nov/16 AltLd

lead alt pitches to the top then topped out. I would say pitches a p1 3 p2 6a p3 5 p4 5+ p5 6a+ p6 5+ p7 4+ p8 4 p8 4 p9 3. also saw the scary dog on the walk down past the hermit caves

mishabruml 27/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Brilliant. Such a funny day. Mucho singing. Hammock deployed on traverse pitch. Quesadillas and good times

with Noan the chef
Hidden 21/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Martyn Nicholson 02/May/16 -

A big day. Fealt hard for 6a carrying a sack

with Ed Robinson
potnoodle13 27/Apr/16 AltLd

First two pitches

with Marie
damondavies 20/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

Got up at 7:30am to get an early start to find rain. Left after lunch and topped out to a stunning sunset. Led pitches 3,4 and 5. 6a pitches were sublime. Went a little too high for a bolt midway through the traverse pitch so had to lank it which did not make a happy climb for my considerably shorter climbing partner! Back in time for Mackerel and medals.

with Taramin, Clara V, Nick B
Hidden 18/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
nickb1 17/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
with ClaraC, damondavies, Taramin
Curly Rich 15/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

P1 is walking! p2 Nev p3+4 me p5 nev p6 me p7 nev p8 me done by 11.30 lovely climbing.

with gmc
Hidden 15/Apr/16 AltLd
Hidden 14/Apr/16 AltLd
DrIan 14/Apr/16 AltLd

Lead Pitch 2 (30m, 5+) and Pitch 5 (20m, 6a). It was busy so to the ab'd off at end of pitch 5. Pitch 3 and 4 run together as one which seems to be the preferred method. For others that did the full route. Amptrax is now fully bolted to the end of Pitch 8 No gear needed for pitch 1, rope up at the two bolts for start Pitch 2 The abseil now goes from the end of pitch 8 down the bolted line of Ebola? (not in 2008 rockfax). There is an arrow pointing down and 35m letting you know the way. First ab is approx 35 m, second?? is 60m, Twin 60m ropes therefore highly recommended. People in our group 2 separate parties that went down the bolt line didn't spot an intermediate belay. One group abseiled at end of pitch 7 per rockfax to find, old faded and long abandoned ab tat for the belay at 35m, they traversed right on to Ebola. Therefore not recommended to ab from the end pitch 7 anymore. Belays are all basically hanging apart from the start of pitch 2, as the ledges arent very wide, so take a comfy harness. You can get two people on but that is about it Whilst on the route, 2 large blocks fell down to the right of the abseil down the line of the overhanging yellow scar directly above where parties were gearing up, a third fell later in each case it was a close call, we had rain the previous days so probably loosened things up

with Tim
holly138 08/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

Outstanding

with Anne
annep11 08/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

Utterly brilliant route. I led p2, 5, 7. Total hero jugs on P7! Holly ran 3&4 together to save time. Started climbing at 8:30 to avoid the heat, walking home by 12:30. The walk around the back valley isn't too bad if you can pick out the human path from the (many) goat tracks. Holly sacrificed her sandwich to an overly-interested dog.

Christopher Chan 08/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
with Malcolm Flint
alex toomey 07/Apr/16 AltLd

awesome fun on a night time ascent

Hidden 07/Apr/16 AltLd rpt
babymoac 04/Apr/16 Lead

First 4 pitches only - then bailed off due to rain

with adam
Hidden 03/Apr/16 2nd
chrismadar 31/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
CraigOsborne 31/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
Phil Murray 15/Mar/16 Lead dnf

first 2 pitches at 5+ each, only. Bottom one seemed hard / slippery. Exposed!

with Liz
Kieran Duncan 01/Mar/16 Lead rpt
with Mieke
Amy Horton 10/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Feb/16 AltLd
jacobjlloyd 08/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with John Scarrott, Sophie
JenDurden 06/Feb/16 2nd

Lead pitch 1, seconded pitches 2-4, abseiled before traverse.

with Sion F-R
Hidden 06/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
sarpedon 06/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Feb/16 AltLd
CharlieMack 04/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with Simon Hughes
Danny Crump 03/Feb/16 Lead
with Clients
Seanthwaites 03/Feb/16 AltLd
mcgovern 02/Feb/16 AltLd
Hidden 02/Feb/16 AltLd
Glen Burrows 30/Jan/16 2nd β
with Ed Luke
Hidden 28/Jan/16 AltLd
CraigPerl 28/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

Led P2,4,5,7 ( I think), Tris led the others. First 5+ pitch felt very hard for the grade, the 6a pitches were amazing. Traverse was horrible.

with trisvye
Chris Manasseh 25/Jan/16 AltLd

Led 1,3,5 and 7

with John Armstrong
jvarmstrong 25/Jan/16 AltLd

led p2,4,6,8

with Chris
Hidden 13/Jan/16 AltLd β
Alex the Alex 07/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

Great day out! Picnic, frenchies, rockfalls and cosy belays. The route itself has some of the best 6a pitches in chorro. never mind the polish.

with Emma
erkdaly12 07/Jan/16 AltLd

Lead pitch 2 and 6. First sport multi pitch and leading on multi pitch. Super fun. Chose to walk down rather than abseil. look out for the cairns for way down.

BilboBaggins 04/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

Awesome route and surprisingly not very polished. Lovely climbing. Jan 2016, route is now fully bolted all the way to the 7th pitch. There is an additional pitch after that to the ridge. 5 x abseils from there to the ground (70m rope needed).

Senna 03/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

Linked the 2 6a pitches together

Alex Handley 31/Dec/15 Lead O/S

The third/fourth absails are slings over spikes so might be worth bringing a throwaway sling incase they get any worse

with Adam
jamesb101 16/Dec/15 AltLd O/S

lead the 6a pitches together to save time.

with Dan Martinho-Corbishley
MartinW92 ?/Dec/15 AltLd

climbed first 5 pitches, may have scrambled first pitch not realising we were on the route already

Noah Near-Theholds 30/Nov/15 AltLd O/S
with gpcomps
gpcomps 30/Nov/15 AltLd dog

Lead pitches 1,3,5 and 7. All clean apart from pitch 5 where I got a little off route, pumped and consequently took a fall. Would love to try again leading the other pitches. A truly awesome experience

Hidden 29/Nov/15 AltLd O/S
Kieran Duncan 29/Nov/15 AltLd O/S

Great route. Led 2, 3 and 5. The traverse was amazing! Felt some of the Rockfax grades were a bit sandbagged, but not as polished as I expected

with Sam
cescofry 24/Nov/15 AltLd O/S

lead the second pitch and seconded 1 3 and 4. Amazing climb, quite uncomfortable anchor points.

alexspurling 24/Nov/15 Lead O/S

Lead pitches 1 3 and 4 before bailing. Amazing climbing.

Dan724 08/Nov/15 AltLd O/S
with Johannes Matthias
rockafunked ?/Nov/15 AltLd dog
Hidden 13/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Oct/15 2nd
will_lake 17/May/15 AltLd
Richardlake 17/May/15 AltLd O/S

Quite tough when your feet are so swollen by the heat that your toenails are falling off and you can hardly put any pressure on the footholds! Steep climbing all the way up, there is even an improbable roof on the 4+ pitch after the traverse. Traverse itself felt a little spicy edging around the blunt arete and the exposure is huge. Three of us started at 8am and finished at 4pm. Took ages due to painful feet and rope faff at the belays. Walk off is really nice on obvious paths so save some water and head down that way...

BareBears 06/May/15 AltLd
with Joe Cresswell
Ian Miller 05/May/15 2nd
Cheese Monkey 05/May/15 Lead O/S
with Ian M
GOS 24/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Scrambled P1; I led P2 (polish) P4 (great) P5 (harder since less obvious) and P7; walked off after p8 (and about 120m easy ground to ridge)- long slog uphill to Arab Steps but great views

with Geoff Thomas
5eamuz 24/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Kevin McGee, Pat Nolan
RobDay 17/Apr/15 AltLd G/U
jammy4536 17/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Fantastic climb and an excellent day. Lead the two 6a pitches together, and wasnt too bad for rope drag and great for endurance. The line is now fully bolted so no need for trad gear. Dont recommend to walk descent, very chossy and generally knaf, and can abseil down.

with Viktoria Zekoll
oodie72 16/Apr/15 Lead O/S
chancer 16/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Auld Giffer ?/Apr/15 -
with Seamus
tallginge ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with pete
Jamie Jacques 30/Mar/15 AltLd β

Amazing multi-pitch

dprctr 28/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Seconded the 6a pitch which felt hard. Traverse was fun. Abbed do Ebola which was nice and quick

with Dirk
shed_hed 10/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Lead P2 and P4. Nice climbing with great views, very hot though. Abbed off after 5th pitch to do some other routes.

with Chris (Olive Branch)
foostu4 20/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Lovely route, abbed off in favour of going to do some more routes!

ned_85 09/Jan/15 AltLd
MischaHY 09/Jan/15 AltLd rpt
with ned_85
theo.mooney ?/Jan/15 Lead

unbelievable, very very nice. I wasn't totally ready for the first pitch. It felt a little awkward, the climbing improves all the way up! Do the top two pitches, the best 4 and 5 yet.

with Amy Mooney
Anna Maykova 22/Dec/14 2nd
with Ian
Ian MK 22/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Lead P3, 4, 5, 6 & 8

with Anna
KKilroy ?/Dec/14 Lead O/S

A quality route...great craic leading all the pitches as Claire and Jono laughed away all day in the sunshine. Carried too many jackets!

with claire
Baggie ?/Nov/14 -
Bron H 31/Oct/14 AltLd rpt
MischaHY 22/Oct/14 Lead O/S

In approach shoes. Slightly epic in the midday sun!

Michael Allday 16/Oct/14 Lead O/S

climbed in 4 pitches to the top in about hour and a half

pc1983 11/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2, 4, 6 and 8. Started at 8.30am and topped out at about 12.30 after taking it quite slow. Unlike what it said in the guidebook pitches 5 to 8 are now bolted too

HaleAlex ?/Sep/14 AltLd dog

Awesome! The top trad sections are now bolted.

Hidden 12/May/14 2nd
R2B 12/May/14 Lead O/S

Lead all 8 pitches. Started 6am and topped out at 10am. Scrambled off the back following the cairns off to the right. From the bottom of the valley we followed various tracks that lead to a dried up riverbed full of huge colourful plants. Stayed in this until the waterfall and then went right to avoid the drop off, heading for another obvious path leading down to the train tracks. Great route and glad we did an early start to keep cool. Top 2 pitches have runouts and although 4+ still quite hard to read.

with Charlotte
Hidden 23/Apr/14 Lead O/S
natmat 24/Mar/14 AltLd dog

Fell once on second 6a section. Amazing climbing although didn't particularly enjoy the traverse pitch. Great walk down after.

with Andy
Rich Malcolm 05/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Led P1-5 and abbed off. Good route.

Dave 88 04/Mar/14 2nd

Glenn dragged me up this. Felt hard for the grade. Abbed off in the dark with one head torch between us. Luckily it's pancake day at the Olive Branch!

Double Knee Bar 04/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches. Was ace. One of the best routes ever up to the traverse. Prob wouldnt bother with traverse again. 5+ and 6a pitches were amazing. Started after doing first half of camino del ray in the AM so we ended up rapping off in the dark.

with Dave 88
gurumed 02/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Managed to get to lead pitches 1-5 with Sams masterful ropework.

with Dawn, Sam
Hidden 02/Mar/14 AltLd
AJM 08/Feb/14 Lead O/S

L1-5, in 3 pitches. Bolts on the top section of the "easy pitch" make me wonder if the belay has moved?

Hidden 12/Jan/14 AltLd
Ben_Megson 12/Jan/14 AltLd
Tom Peeper 03/Jan/14 AltLd
Bertbee 03/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Absolutely awesome climb - done as a three. On at 9.30am in the wet, back on the ground at 5pm. Lead 1,3,5,7 - Pitch 5 is great but goes all over the place, and felt exposed seconding pitch 6. Abbed from the top of pitch 7 - doable in three pitches on a pair of 60m ropes. Pitch 1 is c.45m to anchors, Pitch 2 is c.25m to a spike with lots of tat, Pitch 3 to the ground.

Hidden ?/Jan/14 Lead
Phraxcyst ??/2014 -
Phraxcyst ??/2014 -
Chriswallis2 08/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
with Pete
Mackinclimb 02/Dec/13 -
Pete_Frost 27/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Classic route. Perfectly bolted. Grade 5 pitches are high in their grade. Top tip: walk off - the scenery is ace.

with Nico Magnan
Hidden 07/Nov/13 Lead O/S
DanC1985 07/Nov/13 Lead rpt

Lead 3,5,7 pitches

with David
Hidden 20/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/13 AltLd dog
Hidden 17/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Adamwillclimb 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
climbhannahclimb 06/Jun/13 AltLd
with Mark Barrett
Hidden 01/May/13 -
Hidden ?/May/13 AltLd rpt
robbo99 21/Apr/13 2nd

pussy 2nd boulder close to cutting the rope on the ab down from the 7th

Hidden 21/Apr/13 Lead rpt
cashew nut ?/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Climbed with Eleonora D. First multi pitch, lead 2 4 6 8. Great fun. No way pitch 7 is only 4+ as there was some tough climbing. May have gone the wrong way although we were on a bolted line. Last pitch is an unbolted scramble with some slings on the way to make you feel better about it. which was much closer to the 4+ we were expecting of pitch 7.

Braintax ?/Apr/13 AltLd

P2 P4 Ab down pre traverse due to partner's flight. Short multi pitch though that aside.

j0sch ?/Apr/13 AltLd dog
Guy Wilson ?/Apr/13 -
with Plum, Dave Chapman
beakerburgess 27/Mar/13 AltLd

lead odd pitches

JonnyW 27/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
partz 26/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Sustained. Overpacked the bag with water quite a bit...

Alex Wade 26/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

took far too big and heavy a bag, and un-needed full trad rack, making for harder work than it should have been. walk off was nice alternative to the typical abseil.

Hidden 11/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 11/Mar/13 AltLd
anyes varenne 26/Feb/13 AltLd dog

an amazing day, dogged it but well worth the effort, superb walk off

kitch22 25/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with John Proctor
rd20 25/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Scrambled first "pitch" Agnes then led P2, 4, 6 and 8. RD led P3, 5 and 7. Fantastic route. Great condotoons. Walked off by scrambling over the Frontales ridges to the top of the Arab Steps. Amazing views. A truly memorable day.

with Anyes
TCCB 21/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Wet so abbed off after 5th pitch. Amazing climbing, first mulitipitch!

with Billy Ridal
elyben 18/Feb/13 AltLd
Peter Lovell 12/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
leglesslizard ?/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
willoates 28/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Good climbing, great exposure. 7 pitches and abbed down.

with Becky Brown
Charlie Zephyr Booth ??/2013 -
Leo Woodhead ??/2013 Lead
soph 30/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
with Helena Robinson
Nick Russell 21/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Emily
RyMole 18/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Now fully bolted. My lead: 1,3,5,7 John's lead: 2,4,6,8

johnpuddephatt 18/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Amazing day out. Led P1/3/5/7. Can also confirm this is now fully bolted. Rockfax description of descent from top is useless - avoided hours of lost wandering by dumping into someone bivvying in a cave who gave directions.

with Ryan Mole
Johann 18/Dec/12 AltLd rpt
with peter
Hidden 13/Dec/12 AltLd
pete87abs 03/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Rosie cruised the crux pitch

with Rosie Crossley
ranga 10/Nov/12 Lead
escostar ?/Nov/12 Lead dnf

First two pitches then ab'd off, rock too wet, Dave taught me multi-pitch skills.

Hidden 23/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
budchawla 21/Oct/12 AltLd dog

Mega day out. Had trouble finding start of route. Started climbing at 12 noon from the belay at the top of P1 (scrambled up here). Justin led P2 and we swapped leads thereafter. Took leader falls on P5 & P7 (which didn't feel like F4 - especially if you are carrying a heavyish pack and end up going for the steep "direttisima" instead of traversing a couple of moves right near the 5th bolt :). Awesome day out. 12 noon start, 5pm finish to the climbing. Included falling, resting & re-climbing 2 half pitches. Scrambled to the top, took pictures and walked out west. 2.5 hour descent (we took lots of detours) to the Albercones car park.

Hidden 05/Sep/12 Lead rpt
guhj 31/May/12 AltLd O/S

Topped out without bringing trad gear. Climbed as 2 parties of 2, me in the leading party. Alt leads so that I led the traverse pitch. Roped up at a big ledge ~10 m away from the first bolt, halfway up guidebook's P1. If the traverse is P5, we found the grades to be P1 F6a, P2 F5+, P3 F5+, P4 F6a+, P5 F5+, P6 F4, P7 F4, P8 scramble. Beware that (with these pitch numbers) P7 has two bolts in ~15 meters and P8 has no bolts but ab anchors at top and bottom 20 m apart. Quality climbing all the way, in particular the traverse. Well worth topping out, and we did the right thing not bringing any trad gear.

OliBangbala 31/May/12 AltLd O/S

Climbed in 2 teams of 2 on alternate leads.. soloed pitch one (its not really a pitch, more of a scramble) lead pitches 3,5,7, seconded 2,4,8. .. fell on pitch five which felt more like 6a+ (rockfax says stay left of the bolts but i found that misleading) fantastic climbing all the way, with amazing exposure. The first 6a and the traverse are the best pitches ;) no trad gear needed, but be wary if you are not experienced in multi-pitch, they are all hanging belays and it can get a bit messy!

maryleese 16/Apr/12 2nd
crag_hopper_Jay 16/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Liam Ingram 16/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Lead all in 5 pitches and topped out. The walk off is a bit epic and it's probably easier to abseil off. Carrying a rucksack is a serious pain and should be avoided.

krasavenko 13/Apr/12 AltLd rpt

Bolted all the way to the top. Did 7 pitches and abseiled down. The traverse is a must - adds so much to the experience!!

Hidden 13/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
allyrocke 13/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with Katie Main
Hidden 12/Apr/12 AltLd dnf
Hidden 11/Apr/12 AltLd
SiyP 11/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
with McCoy
AndyCook 08/Apr/12 2nd
IamJam 03/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Really good route, quality climbing and views. Only did to the top of the 2nd 6a pitch since thunder was on it's way. Didn't take out the rope until the 5+ pitches. Hauled a rack and 2nd rope up needlessly but it was so fun anyway.

Craig Holden ?/Apr/12 AltLd dnf

Ran out of light.

Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
johnmctighe 20/Mar/12 AltLd dnf

backed off after the 3 5+ pitches

with Austin
leowestland ?/Mar/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
silhouette 26/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

We went one pitch further than we intended; across the 5 traverse; fortunately there is a rappel line down from there belonging to another route; we missed a rappel stance but made it down eventually.

with Robert the sea dog
NCorbett 13/Feb/12 AltLd dog

Solo-Ed first pitch, lead second, felt tough for 5+ compared to previous days routes. Paul lead third 5+ again tough with bulge half way up. Lead 4th pitch 6+ had to have a few words with myself, and several rests. Abseiled of from there. Anyone lost a purple and blue quick draw Dave's got it. Anyone find a sling Dave Pendleton wants it...

with Paul Kennedy
PeteRussell 13/Feb/12 2nd O/S

Blue / purple quickdraw found is probably mine, (Wild Country Oxygen). Don't want it back as it was dropped from the 8th pitch, suggest you bin it ! Great route and definately worth going to the top and walking off, especially now it is fully bolted.

pete_fewings 10/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Lead 'em all and enjoyed every minute! The less said about the descent the better...

Hidden 06/Feb/12 AltLd
DanC1985 05/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Lead pitches 2, 4 and 7 Soloed pitch 1 Seconded pitches 3, 5, 6 and 8 F3, F5+, F5+, F6a, F6a, F5, F4+, F4+

with John, Sunil, Jim
james.pilbeam 05/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Roberttaylor ?/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden 28/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/12 AltLd
Duz 19/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Tom Keaveny 17/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
ollyroberts 17/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with Tom
Thelongcon 12/Jan/12 -

Andy and I believe we hold the Onsight speed climbing record. We are too easily influnenced by media, and after watching Dean Potter and the Huber brothers, decided to Simul-climb the route. 1:03:05. Let us know if you beat the record!

with Andy Tappa
samwillo 11/Jan/12 Lead
with Lairig Climbing Club
Hidden ?/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
tom.ireson ??/2012 AltLd

did the walk off this time, it was great! well worth doing if you can find the way.

Timo Austino 21/Dec/11 Lead O/S

best fun route ever! except we lost the patagucci jacket to the crag gods :(

with Annie
Hidden 20/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
James Oswald 20/Dec/11 Lead O/S

ace climbing, had an epic getting down. Took as long as getting up!

with Chris White
bigdrew 20/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
with Liam
owb106 18/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

Lead the even pitches. Seconded the odd pitches with MASSIVE bag. Lots of shiny new bolts and chains. Dropped helmet form top of pitch 3.

Matt Smith 18/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

Lead odd pitches. Now fully bolted so no need for any trad gear. Took a too large which made seconding a nightmare. Lost a helmet at top of pitch 3. Maybe pitch 7 is a 5 as very sustained, but juggy. Walked off back of crag. Quality day.

Jake Young 17/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
with Anna
El3ctroFuzz 13/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

The route is now Fully Bolted. All pitches now climbable via newish bolts. The last 2 pitches are slightly left of the rockfax line and Pitch7 is more like 5+ following hard to see bolts. At the end of Pitch 8 there is an ab station, for several ab's at 35m intervals, this now seems to be the best option as the line is quality!

with Elaine Budden
Hidden 07/Dec/11 AltLd
Bargate_Champ ?/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
mwatson ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Greg Pittam 29/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
with Clare Richardson
Philippa Arding 24/Nov/11 AltLd
with sarah saunders, helen pitt
martin clarke 10/Oct/11 AltLd

Monster climb long and testing toped out in fading light.

with nick andrews
stephen ashworth 10/Oct/11 AltLd
with john frost
Frostie 10/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

A good testing route, topped out and scramble off through the notch.

with Steve Ashworth
Hidden 07/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
Alkis 04/May/11 AltLd O/S

Led the 6a pitches. Abbed off the end of pitch 5 after dark.

Hidden ?/May/11 AltLd O/S
JRae 24/Apr/11 AltLd

P3, P5 (ace). Nice start to the holiday. First belay is sketch - others fine.

with Tom Pitchforth
Hidden 23/Apr/11 -
CRiddiford 15/Apr/11 2nd

first 4 pitches

with Mike, Lisa
Haydn Jones ?/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

all the way to the top, climbed at mid day, thank god we took 5 1/2 litres of water with just the 2 of us :)

Oliver Houston ?/Apr/11 AltLd

Only minor epic- 2 hours extra on the wall, in the heat of the sun, Repeated the 6a pitches to free a rope -> sunstroke! Awesome route though Lead all but the 1st 5+ pitch Traverse was wet, so abbed off after p5

Andy Clarke 30/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

A grand day out for the full tick. Good steep sport pitches after the initial scramble; fine exposure on the trad traverse; interesting walk and scramble down the dry watercourse in the valley over the ridge. Helped us recover from the PTSD brought on by being trapped in the railway tunnels with a frantically hooting Malaga Express the previous day, while taking the short cut back from the Camino del Rey. (6,000 euro fine if you get caught!) Led Ps 2,4,6,8.

with Dale
Hidden 22/Mar/11 AltLd
mark4344 21/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

soloed 1st pitch then led 2,4,6 and 8. placed a few nuts on pitch 2 as bolts spaced. dale also placed a cam on crux pitch5. beware all hanging belays and walk out took nearly1.5 hours. not sure how rockfax did it in 45 mins!

with Dale Knox
luda0801 ?/Mar/11 Lead
Dale ?/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Best route of holiday. Great exposer, Hard for the grade very steep all the way. With the walk off the back its a great adventure.

with Andy
monika paprzycka 25/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Feb/11 Lead
gcandlin ?/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

led 1, 2, 4, I think. What a great climb, had to abb off after pitch 5 as the rain came in. Only got the sport tick. Shared the wall with some eagles which was awsome. Belay at top of 2nd pitch was a bit crap

with Jo Murray
afrosam 25/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with carl manley
climbingpixie 24/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Sport tick only. Led P3 & P5. Excellent route, enjoyed every pitch.

with Andy
Hidden 24/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Harry Chaplin ?/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Ed morris ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Ed morris ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Ollie Rattue ??/2011 -

All pitches and walked off.

Anna duckett ??/2011 AltLd
with Jake Young
thomb ?/Dec/10 AltLd

great position... not all that impressed by the rock!

with Jo, Darren
pawelx 19/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

first 5 pitches

Hidden 11/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
willworkforfoodjnr 11/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 4+7 and topped out. Awesome adventure!

vix 11/Nov/10 AltLd

Lead pitch 3 and 6. On pitch 5 someone tried to overtake us, whilst seconding i got my back pack tangled in their rope, thus dogged it

with Alex, chris
Sankey ?/Nov/10 AltLd

First 5 pitches, great situation and steep climbing

with Luke
Andrew will wilson ?/Nov/10 Lead
thebigfriendlymoose ?/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
with Stephen
Hidden 28/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Tom Seccombe 27/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

p1 solo, lead pitches; p2, p4, p6, p8.

tomB 24/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/10 AltLd
Jim Slater 03/May/10 AltLd O/S

5 pitches and abb off.

with Audrey Petit
Hidden 06/Apr/10 AltLd
Danhan 06/Apr/10 AltLd
with Nick
Liam Ingram 05/Apr/10 AltLd dnf

Backed off after P2 due to high winds making it a bit of a miserable experience.

with Liyen
krasavenko 05/Apr/10 AltLd

was defeated by the sheer force of gale winds after 1st bolted pitch. Will be back when the weather is calmer

JonathanJones 04/Apr/10 AltLd dog

Excellent climbing, bloody scary though. i lead 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 to top out. take decent shoes next time.

with JK
Will Hunt 03/Apr/10 AltLd

Including the first scrambly pitch. Led P2, 4, 6 & 8. P1-5 sport route to below the roof. P6 - WH led. Traverse right past many pegs and a couple of bolts. Possible to back up with wires if wanted. To a double bolt belay. P7 - PD led. Supposed to traverse up and right to an orange bay. Pete decided on a variation and went past a thread, stepping right then through the steep rock direct on magnificent jugs. Belayed by a tree. If proper route had been found this would have probably been more like Severe but was fair at VS. Plenty of evidence that this variation is well travelled with polish and slightly worn gear placements. P8 - WH led. Up the easy ground to a loose finish by a tree.

with Pete Drake
JasTaplin ?/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Matt Metcalfe
tallthinmonkey 31/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Rob Leuhman
Hidden 31/Mar/10 Lead O/S
allyrocke 31/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Robbie
SaraAT 31/Mar/10 2nd
BorisVBlade 30/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

P1 Solo, P2 5+ Second O/S, P3 5+ & P4 6a Lead O/S in one pitch, P5 6a Second O/S, P6 5 & P7 4+ Lead O/S in one pitch, P8 4+ Lead O/S

with Daniel Wong
sam820 29/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Lead pitches 3,5 and 7. Quite tricky route and hold finding. Topping out is great fun, recommended!

gb05 29/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd 5+ and second 6a. Abseiled off after pitch 5 for sport tick.

Jack Loftus 28/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Soloed the first pitch, then alt leads.

with Nick
Hidden 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
knicos 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Ur?a Krenk
pottsworth 26/Mar/10 AltLd

Nice route, but found most pitches quite hard for the grade, and generally quite thin for feet Had a take on both 6a pitches due to going the wrong way. Followed guidebook advise for P5 and didn't get anywhere, turns out good holds are about 5ft to the right of the bolt, not left. Once over the second bulge of p5 a ramp goes up left, but the route goes right, on tricky to spot bolts

gknyus 26/Mar/10 AltLd

topped out - trad section was excellent, brilliant day!

with Ahmad Wana
Hidden 25/Mar/10 AltLd
nadeem ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 27/Feb/10 AltLd

Brilyant climbe! easey for 6a by the area standard

with Pete
Hidden 26/Feb/10 AltLd
tomhull 25/Feb/10 Lead O/S

lead in 3 pitchs to the top of pitch 5 for the sport tick. sweet

liamlonsdale 25/Feb/10 2nd O/S
markalmack 22/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

first 5 pitches

Hidden 22/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Lauren Davies 21/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

7 pitches

with John Tanner
tobydunford 17/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Harry Martin
dannyboy83 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Alice
John Tanner 30/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Lauren Davies
Lawrie Brand 18/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Susan Mc
Hidden 18/Jan/10 2nd
adam06 17/Jan/10 AltLd

very intimidating and steep! we called it quits at the top of pitch 3. the ab down from the pitch 8 is apparently very dodgy so watch out and lots of loose rock after pitch 5

DavidR 03/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Another LMC mass assent! Mike and Dave C, followed by Hol and me, and then Matt and Kev. Led pitches 1, 3, 5, 7. Hol led pitches 2, 4, 6, 8.

Hidden 03/Jan/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Jan/10 AltLd rpt
Gazleah ?/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Did the whole climb with only a piece of pro cord. Traverse is well protected but required a 40m run out on the next pitch. easy climbing, little hairy. Abseiled off on a shorter rope than recommended after talking to some locals. Belay points are a death trap half way down!

tom.ireson ?/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Awesome start to the holiday! Did the last two pitches as three with a couple of bits of cord and a sling as gear, spiced it up a bit! You can just about make the abseil with one 60m rope but beware the rap station under the end of the traverse is about 32m away and is shockingly bad! Definitely up there in the worst rap anchors I've ever used. If you take two ropes you will get good chains all the way.

Hidden ?/Jan/10 AltLd
Englishvoodoo ??/2010 Lead dog

Cleaned first all but the last of the sports pitches, didn't tackle traverse and trad section of the route. Goal for Spanish tour number 2 completed!

with Richard Wardle
james chesmer ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
dmoir 20/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Gid
searla 15/Dec/09 Lead O/S

Only first two pitches

Hidden 15/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
chrism225 07/Dec/09 AltLd dog
with dave
Hidden 25/Sep/09 2nd β
Hidden 24/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Alex Mason 07/May/09 Lead O/S

did 5 pitches, soloed first and led 2 and 4, boring route. each pitch is 1 star.

leepip ?/May/09 Lead O/S
with al mason
w.pettet-smith ?/May/09 -

not that great really, though apperently better if you top out. we abbed off the last 5 pitch.

Hidden 07/Apr/09 AltLd
CalumC 04/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Didn't do the traverse pitches. Led pitches 2 and 4.

with Hertha Taverner Wood
paul birch 07/Mar/09 -
DrGav 06/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Lovely.

with Dave
Chris the Tall 12/Jan/09 AltLd

Soloed P1(3), led P2 (5+), P4 (6a) P6 (5) and P8 (4+). Excellant route

with Dave Coley
Brendan 09/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2, 4 and 5 then lowered off. Hard for 6a? Super, steep climbing.

with Paul
nadeem ?/Jan/09 Lead O/S

First Multi Pitch.... Cool

with Jack HP
Hidden 18/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
PeteH 17/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

Great climbing. Did all 8 pitches and walked off the back - fairly straightforward, took about 45mins back to Albercones parking including a diversion because we stayed left once in the valley instead of right, and encountered a big drop-off in a dry riverbed.

with Chris Moxon
Hidden 19/Nov/08 Lead
metal arms 11/Nov/08 -
Marti999 ?/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
cem 31/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

First 4 pitches only

Will Hunt ?/Mar/08 AltLd rpt

Done again, this time leading alternate pitches to last time. Lead pitches 1 (unroped scramble), 3 and 5.

with Ronnie Legg
Will Hunt ?/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1 (scramble), 2 and 4. Top pitch worth 6a.

Circus ?/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Loz
Dr Caterpillar ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Tried the traverse pitch but didn't have the guide so couldn't work it out. Abseiled down

with Adam
Neil Mackenzie 27/Dec/07 AltLd
with Tim
beegsyboy 27/Dec/07 AltLd O/S

Awsome. Definite 6A

with Eccie
Hidden 10/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
dj_brigham05 04/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with Ben Brigham, Chris Thain
chris2451 04/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with David Brigham, Ben Brigham
Dan 85 05/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Luke
matt.woodfield ?/Apr/07 AltLd
frecro ?/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with malcolm h-s
Hidden ?/Dec/06 AltLd O/S
K Wall 17/Nov/06 AltLd
with Martin
Andrew Sloan 15/Oct/06 AltLd O/S

one short rest on 6a+ pitch.

with Steve Grove
Sarah Bough 24/Sep/06 AltLd

Awesome, great climb

with Ian Johnson
Dave Latimer ?/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
dodfoster 20/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

went wrong way and abbed off from 6a+ pitch - too hot!!

lazybones ?/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

great climbing and exposure

with George Foster
Hidden 06/Dec/05 AltLd O/S
DavidR ?/Dec/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/05 AltLd
Sylvi 30/Mar/05 2nd
with Simon
whispering nic ?/Mar/05 Lead
with The Wife
MikeC59 20/Dec/04 Lead dog

first four pitches

gjd 01/May/04 AltLd
with John O
Mike Weatherill ?/Apr/04 AltLd O/S
Andy S ?/Feb/04 Lead O/S
with Smythe
John Pickles 30/Nov/03 Lead O/S
with Tim Blakemore
Stone Muppet ?/Apr/02 Lead O/S
CliffSurtees ??/2002 Lead
Bry ?/Oct/01 AltLd dnf

Backed off after 1 1/2 pitches

with Pete Roberts
arose ?/Sep/01 AltLd
with Tom Woodcock
EllieWoods 26/Apr/01 AltLd O/S
with Si
chrishedgehog 23/Mar/01 AltLd O/S
with Chris J
Hidden 22/Nov/00 AltLd O/S
dan gibson ?/Nov/00 Lead O/S
Mickdenali ?/May/00 AltLd
with Keith Biddle
skygodley 31/Dec/99 Lead O/S
with Dave Binney
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/99 AltLd
with Adrian Perkin, Debbie Wilkinson
Martin Bennett 18/Feb/98 -

Very very good climb.

with MT
Hidden 01/Feb/96 AltLd
Hidden 19/Apr/95 Lead O/S
Ched 03/Apr/95 Lead O/S
with Steve Graham
Hidden ??/1995 Lead O/S
Bullybones ?/Nov/94 -
NeilGriffiths ?/Mar/94 -
with Paul Tucker
Rich Kirby ?/Nov/93 AltLd O/S
with Matt
OMSKB 24/Apr/93 AltLd O/S
with Nick Moore
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