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A massive gradually steepening line with a distinct hard section. Start up the right-hand side of the slab. The line climbs direct at this grade. © Rockfax

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El Chorro: Frontales Medias and Las Encantadas 8's and upper 7's

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Jake Young 30 Nov Lead RP Hot day, waited for it too cool down before going for the send. Did it Direct with fingery bouldery climbing, but could see how the crux could be bi-passed.
with Joshua Cull, El Chorro 2019 :P
Hot day, waited for it too cool down before going for the send. Did it Direct with fingery bouldery climbing, but could see how the crux could be bi-passed.
with Joshua Cull, El Chorro 2019 :P
Joshua Cull 30 Nov Lead RP Got super close to the onsite. Once I realised I was doing the bata wrong and started to do it right it went first try.
with Ben Smeltzer
Got super close to the onsite. Once I realised I was doing the bata wrong and started to do it right it went first try.
with Ben Smeltzer
Hidden 16 Apr Lead dog
Adam24B 11 Apr Lead RP
dcussen 8 Jan Lead O/S
pymn nice but dim ?? Lead β
Matt Cooke 28 Dec, 2018 Lead O/S
derekb 22 Feb, 2018 Lead dnf Tried in mistake for El Orejazo (need to use reading glasses for guidebook).
with Sean
Tried in mistake for El Orejazo (need to use reading glasses for guidebook).
with Sean
jonleighton 17 Jan, 2018 Lead RP Interesting comments on this, I didn't think it seemed too unclear where the line goes. I didn't use the flake for hands but did stick my feet out left. Felt 7c the way I did it. To be honest, I thought the route was a bit underwhelming, especially compared to Honk Down. I felt like there was loads of really easy climbing, then a couple of nails moves, then some good jugs to the top. I prefer something a bit more balanced...
with Emily C
Interesting comments on this, I didn't think it seemed too unclear where the line goes. I didn't use the flake for hands but did stick my feet out left. Felt 7c the way I did it. To be honest, I thought the route was a bit underwhelming, especially compared to Honk Down. I felt like there was loads of really easy climbing, then a couple of nails moves, then some good jugs to the top. I prefer something a bit more balanced...
with Emily C
Ram MkiV 10 Jan, 2018 Lead RP 2nd go, direct way
2nd go, direct way
Ricky Rocks 14 Dec, 2016 Lead RP Super big, brilliant line 2nd go tricky crux..
Super big, brilliant line 2nd go tricky crux..
KKilroy 29 Mar, 2016 Lead RP Fun route which ever way you want to go. Recommend the direct route for the best moves. A link up into honk down wud be cool and very possible.
with Spooner
Fun route which ever way you want to go. Recommend the direct route for the best moves. A link up into honk down wud be cool and very possible.
with Spooner
Dan Hale 15 Mar, 2016 Lead RP Jumped off on the onsight as i ended up really close to the 7a and thought i must be off route. Went bolt to bolt to warm up on the direct version and did it second go. Went totally direct through the overhang but threw my left toe into the big hole and climbed the crux totally statically with a heel-toe cam. Seemed ridiculous not to as the foothold is easily within reach of the bolts through the overhang. Felt 7b+ ish. Totally agree with Jacob's comments; essentially their are too many lines on one piece of rock-3 lines all within a 2m radius of each other which makes it all rather confusing as to what's 'in' and what's not. At the end of the day though, each variation is really good!
with Sebastian Andersson
Jumped off on the onsight as i ended up really close to the 7a and thought i must be off route. Went bolt to bolt to warm up on the direct version and did it second go. Went totally direct through the overhang but threw my left toe into the big hole and climbed the crux totally statically with a heel-toe cam. Seemed ridiculous not to as the foothold is easily within reach of the bolts through the overhang. Felt 7b+ ish. Totally agree with Jacob's comments; essentially their are too many lines on one piece of rock-3 lines all within a 2m radius of each other which makes it all rather confusing as to what's 'in' and what's not. At the end of the day though, each variation is really good!
with Sebastian Andersson
jacobjlloyd 7 Feb, 2016 Lead This has three versions, all depending on how you use the leftward trending flake and hole by the crux clip. If it is elimated completely, 7c+. If used just at the start (to clip) and for feet, 7c. This is the most common option, oddly. If used for hands and feet (I can clip from the good hold used before moving back right) and the route followed on naturally, then I would suggest 7a+, and probably the best in the area. It makes sense to use a hold within the natural line, that you can clip from, and will use for feet anyway, as part of the route. So lets just call it 7a+ with a 7c/+ eliminate version. Its a shame to make such a proud and natural line an eliminate with an isolated crux instead of a flowing continuously brilliant route with no defined crux at all.
with John Scarrott
This has three versions, all depending on how you use the leftward trending flake and hole by the crux clip. If it is elimated completely, 7c+. If used just at the start (to clip) and for feet, 7c. This is the most common option, oddly. If used for hands and feet (I can clip from the good hold used before moving back right) and the route followed on naturally, then I would suggest 7a+, and probably the best in the area. It makes sense to use a hold within the natural line, that you can clip from, and will use for feet anyway, as part of the route. So lets just call it 7a+ with a 7c/+ eliminate version. Its a shame to make such a proud and natural line an eliminate with an isolated crux instead of a flowing continuously brilliant route with no defined crux at all.
with John Scarrott
Hidden 28 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2016 -
Wolfi_H 9 Nov, 2015 Lead O/S did not the originalk way but traversed left to the last meters of El Orejaza at begin of hard part (bulge), thus creating a great an logic 6c+
did not the originalk way but traversed left to the last meters of El Orejaza at begin of hard part (bulge), thus creating a great an logic 6c+
funsized 19 Dec, 2014 Lead RP Intrigued by the comments and logs for this one. I'm not sure I agree with you fully Jake, I think its pretty clear where the line goes and if you do deviate round by the El Orejazo lower off its should be fairly obvious that you have gone off route. However it has lots of O/S logs and I certainly agree that the actual line seems very hard for the grade and was definitely a notch harder than Calvo Potrun or Sandokan (the only other two I have done at the grade). The local guide and the Dave Munilla guide both give this 7c+ however I can't really say, having not tried a confirmed 7c+. But it really is a pretty sweet (if mentally tiring!) route. BAM
Intrigued by the comments and logs for this one. I'm not sure I agree with you fully Jake, I think its pretty clear where the line goes and if you do deviate round by the El Orejazo lower off its should be fairly obvious that you have gone off route. However it has lots of O/S logs and I certainly agree that the actual line seems very hard for the grade and was definitely a notch harder than Calvo Potrun or Sandokan (the only other two I have done at the grade). The local guide and the Dave Munilla guide both give this 7c+ however I can't really say, having not tried a confirmed 7c+. But it really is a pretty sweet (if mentally tiring!) route. BAM
Hidden 11 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
i_a_coops ??, 2013 Lead RP 2nd go
with Jenny
2nd go
with Jenny
JulesV 26 Feb, 2012 Lead RP 1st redpoint
with Shauna Cunningham
1st redpoint
with Shauna Cunningham
jacobjlloyd 7 Jan, 2012 Lead dog This puzzled me. It was alright to climb around the difficulties, but going with the line proper was mad hard for me. Maybe i missed something obvious. Either its not as hard as all that but deviates a bit, or its escapable and fierce.
with Josh
This puzzled me. It was alright to climb around the difficulties, but going with the line proper was mad hard for me. Maybe i missed something obvious. Either its not as hard as all that but deviates a bit, or its escapable and fierce.
with Josh
Toby Dunn ?Jan, 2012 Lead O/S
Cassidy 28 Dec, 2010 Lead RP 2nd go, slimey, slimey humid conditions
with Henners
2nd go, slimey, slimey humid conditions
with Henners
dannyboy83 31 Jan, 2010 Lead O/S
with Alice
with Alice
lx ?Dec, 2005 Lead
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