Rockfax Description
32m. Start up the steep tufa on the right wall of cleft. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX El Chorro: Top 50, El Chorro Wishlist Easter 2015, El Chorro dreams 7a and above.

Matt.c.Warner 16/Mar Lead O/S
Von T 01/Mar 2nd dog
James Oakes 18/Feb Lead O/S
M_Robinson 17/Feb Lead O/S
with Adam24B
Adam24B 17/Feb Lead O/S

One of the best pitches I've climbed and well happy to get my first 7b onsight!

bik 14/Feb Lead O/S

two long sections of pump fest with a so-so rest in the middle, hand jams help

beni 27/Jan Lead O/S
jonleighton 17/Jan Lead O/S
with Emily C
Emily C 17/Jan Lead dog
benkelsey 12/Jan Lead β

Really good, with a crozzly crux. Was quite gripped but pushed through

with shaunhumphreys, Shaun Humphreys
Hidden ?/Jan -
keefe 06/Dec/17 Lead O/S
timozheng ?/Dec/17 Lead dog
mishabruml 06/Apr/17 Lead rpt

2nd go this session, went to the left hand chains for peace of mind. Probably the best 7b in Chorro

with Jay Dudeski
smartydh9 01/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Hannes B 23/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with Damien Pattou
feilx 15/Mar/17 Lead O/S
afrosam 11/Feb/17 Lead RP

1t RP, quality route made slightly more intense by the rain

with RB1
Rus_Climber 07/Feb/17 Lead dnf
Mat Welsh 26/Jan/17 Lead O/S

Steady tufa pipe section into a tricky wide crack followed by a techy headwall. Sustained & absorbing climbing all the way, with a thin, committing traverse left to the chains - More Spanish limestone at it's best ! Note : The 7b chains are 2 clips left of the (wrong)chains shown in Rockfax guide.

shaunhumphreys 16/Jan/17 Lead RP

Should really have got second go but had the mega fear of falling! Lots of power yelps on the crux run out after the roof section before grabbing the draw on the second attempt, amazing route!! Soooo loooong!

kylos8048 ?/Jan/17 Lead
J_Spooner ??/2017 -
Jan Masat 27/Dec/16 Lead RP

First proper 7b. Such a fight to get it especially on the last traverse to the chains. What a great route.

with Chris Seed
cjbaker 20/Dec/16 Lead β

First 7b flash, yes my friend. So many bananas spent hanging on.

with Christian
mishabruml 14/Nov/16 Lead RP

Unleashed the mongoose, went 2nd go! Ace route

with Aussie Tim
mishabruml 11/Nov/16 Lead dog

Belter! clocked some mega air miles on this. Got to 2nd roof and coral on the 1st attempt before pump and panic set in. Belayed the Albatross on his flash of Honk Down afterwards, wow

with Andy Swan AKA the Leeds Albatross
sev 28/Oct/16 Lead O/S


hervenuttall ?/Mar/16 Lead O/S


with Beth, Matt or Marcus
Ri 29/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Boy 12/Feb/16 Lead O/S

LH finish

with Fiona Fullwood
nimajneb ?/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Very happy to put the draws in this brilliant route.

Hidden 09/Jan/16 Lead dog
Trisha Murphy 09/Jan/16 Lead RP
with afrosam
Ram MkiV 05/Jan/16 Lead rpt

Probably the best 7b in chorro

Alice.001 05/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
josh Bamsey 30/Dec/15 Lead RP
natetan 27/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Ram MkiV 15/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Dec/15 Lead dog
Dan724 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Juan (Finca la Campana)
dprctr 03/Apr/15 Lead RP

Really fun. Got on 4th attempt over 2 days.

with Sue
Hidden 03/Apr/15 TR dog
dprctr 21/Mar/15 Lead dog

Two good RP attempts. Will go soon.

with Joanne Malay
drcorbasisgod 05/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Scott Walter
KKilroy ?/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Keeps on going right until the end. Mega line.

with claire
funsized 13/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Bron H 12/Nov/14 Lead RP

first rp (also first 7b, wahoo!)

Hidden 11/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/14 Lead RP
JBO 21/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Lovely route, great climbing with good rests and no hard moves. Okay for 7b if you're fit. Finished as per the local guide, up and left from the rockfax finish, given 7b+ but not much extra difficulty.

AJM 10/Feb/14 Lead β

Retroflash, although I got more from watching people on it than I remembered from years previously. Excellent route, big stamina pitch with a good smattering of rests. Did the proper finish going up the ramp out left rather than finishing at the Havana club lower off.

with hms, AllyBee
Dibdawg 28/Jan/14 Lead RP

1st 7b and on my 40th. 2nd go, left hand finish.

with Phil Mitchel
Bristoldave 14/Jan/14 Lead O/S

1st 7b o/s :)

with Pete Polish, Caroline
mr_nsglover 02/Jan/14 Lead RP

Outstanding climbing which I had to fight for through the technical headwall after the excellent pumpy tufa and roof climbing done.

Ricky Rocks 20/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Haydn Jones 21/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with florian
soph 12/Jan/13 Lead O/S


with Helena Robinson
CharlotteGarden1 11/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Rosea Day 17/Dec/12 Lead dnf
J.Wells 16/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with liam
Hidden 19/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/12 Lead β
david morse 09/Apr/12 Lead RP

2nd RP. Pretty much every move is british 5b/c plus a few big holds to shake on. Dont miss the sweet kneebar!

with josh
Hidden 17/Jan/12 Lead β
John Mcshea 17/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jan/12 TR
Toby Dunn ?/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Justin T ?/Jan/12 Lead dog

Off at start of wall after steep section

Tophe ??/2012 Lead O/S

my first route in chorro, brutally hungover and tired after a night of m&s wine in gatwick, felt like throwing up numerous times.

Hidden 21/Dec/11 Lead O/S
tom106 17/Dec/11 Lead β
dannyboy83 15/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with tom106
barni 13/Dec/11 Lead β
Luke Brooks 13/Dec/11 Lead β
with Glyn Hudson, Ewan, barni
Glyn 13/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Greg Pittam 03/Dec/11 Lead dog
with emma alsford
Hidden 03/Dec/11 Lead RP
mwatson ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/11 Lead
Hidden ?/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Tom Livingstone 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S
James Marshall ?/Feb/11 Lead β
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Ciro 14/Nov/10 Lead RP

Stunning pitch, no hard moves - just about pacing yourself between rests.

gregoritos 14/Nov/10 -

Retro flash

Hidden 13/Nov/10 Lead β
Alex Mason 06/Apr/10 Lead β

Retro-flash. Last year had a good crack and got to the coral high up. This time felt totally cruising all the way. Good bridge rest at lip of the little roof. Best route on frontales!!!

with Laura Perry
Stig 30/Mar/10 Lead dog

Went bolt to bolt, linked section to roof and did top wall again. Did all the moves.

with Goi
Alex Mason 23/May/09 Lead dnf

Again, sooo close, just before 10th clip, an awesome fight on an even awesomer route, 4*

Hidden 05/May/09 Lead dog
Hidden 10/Jan/09 Lead O/S
gregoritos ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
skygodley 26/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Dec/07 Lead O/S
lx ?/Dec/05 Lead
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