Rockfax Description
A popular first pitch. 1) 6b+, 2) 6a+, 3) 6a. © Rockfax

Ticklists: El Chorro: Best Routes (6a-6c+).

Struck Lucky 31/Mar Lead

First pitch only. Very sustained and pumpy climbing. Difficult to read rock with so many chalked holds. Pitch snakes from left to right of prominent crack creating significant rope drag.

with Ming
Hidden 25/Mar 2nd
eel 19/Feb Lead O/S
with Kevin
Hidden 21/Jan Lead O/S
shaunhumphreys 06/Jan Lead O/S

Lovely once it warmed up a bit!

benkelsey 06/Jan Lead β

The sun came out and the hot-aches temporarily left! Climbed like a spanner

with shaunhumphreys, Shaun Humphreys
Hidden ?/Jan Lead
Emily C 26/Dec/17 Lead rpt
Emily C 24/Dec/17 Lead O/S


Hidden 08/Dec/17 Lead O/S
Mike Weatherill 18/Nov/17 Lead O/S
paultaylor 18/Nov/17 Lead β
tom.wp6 10/Apr/17 Lead dog
with gw97
smartydh9 01/Apr/17 Lead O/S
J_Spooner ??/2017 -
Lakesben 30/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with Christian
Hidden 15/Dec/16 2nd O/S
Ricky Rocks 15/Dec/16 Lead rpt
Climbingenthusiast 15/Dec/16 Lead dog

First pitch only

Trisha Murphy 12/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Emma
Sharky B 12/Apr/16 2nd dnf

Did nkt finish! Got to crux

with Jamie
hervenuttall ?/Mar/16 Lead O/S

First pitch only

with Beth, Matt or Marcus
nimajneb ?/Feb/16 Lead O/S

1st Pitch

Lakesben 20/Jan/16 Lead O/S
tash 04/Jan/16 Lead

Didn't like the greasy crack or dubious looking (albeit well travelled) rock on the right hand side. That said, some cool bridging moves.

with ali k
Hidden ??/2016 -
rachelvlc 29/Dec/15 Lead dog
with Gloria
Gloria 29/Dec/15 Lead dog


Pete Polish 05/Feb/15 Lead rpt
LucasHarazin 17/Jan/15 Lead β
ned_85 08/Jan/15 AltLd
tam.sayers ?/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S
alice fuller ?/Feb/14 Lead dog
with wojt
AJM 21/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with AllyBee
Pathological_Climber 04/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Dibdawg 03/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Unknown
TraverseKing 25/Dec/13 -
Pete Polish 20/Dec/13 Lead
with Cliff
Ricky Rocks 10/Dec/13 Lead O/S
goddamm7 17/Oct/13 Lead dog

epic outing felt hard all he way

with batson
Hidden 17/Oct/13 Lead
Lenny 24/Feb/13 Lead dog

Pitch 1

with Kev
KKilroy ??/2013 Lead
with Emma Clarke
Pete Polish 27/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Andy Tapper
cliffrad 21/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Pitch 1

pete87abs 07/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Amazing line quality adventure on bolts, one of the highlights of the trip

with Rosie Crossley
Jonathan Emett 05/Dec/12 Lead O/S

L1. utterly fantastic.

with orange craig
DanC1985 15/Nov/12 Lead dnf
with Jose, Charlotte
Hidden 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Andy Clarke 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S

P1 only. Very good crack climbing up a strong line. Got quite a mauling in my wrestle with this 'lord of darkness' but just about clung on! Long pitch, requiring 70m. Hard for the grade.

with Alex
crag_hopper_Jay ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
JulesV 04/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
Boffley ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Justin T ?/Jan/12 Lead O/S

p1 only

Toby Dunn ?/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Nov/11 Lead dog
climbingsheep 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Richard Williams
Duncan Campbell 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Awesome traddy sport route! P1 only, a bit goey in places...

Ken Applegate 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Led P1

with Alex Wheldon, Hannah Evans
Richard Kemble 21/Apr/11 Lead dog
Tom Livingstone 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S
tomB 22/Oct/10 Lead dog
jonnyboy 22/Oct/10 Lead
with tomB
dannyboy83 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S
jacobjlloyd 16/Dec/09 Lead O/S

Rockfax guide says the pitches are: 6b+, 6a+, 6a. This is wrong. The Andalucia guide says the pitches are: 6b+, 7a. I agree with the first pitch at 6b+, but pitch 2 is a 'Chorro 7a' and felt about 6c/c+. P2 is about thirty metres, with a bit of loose and dusty rock which would clean up well with traffic. Plenty of jamming and interesting moves in an unbeleivable position. A good one star route well worth doing! Happy to onsight the hardest 6a+ about : )

with Tom Horton
Alex Mason 19/May/09 Lead O/S

hard to read, but very good.

with leepip
leepip ?/May/09 Lead O/S

1st pitch

with al mason
Hidden 17/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Chris the Tall 13/Jan/09 Lead O/S

First pitch only - full body workout ! Exhausting way to finish the day, was worried that the rain would have soaked the top but it was dry all the way

with Dave Coley
w.pettet-smith ??/2009 Lead

feels like a trad route- loads of fun and quite steep.

with martin haywood
skygodley 31/Dec/08 Lead O/S

Quite a good warm up; long and fairly steep.

Hidden ?/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Stig 11/Nov/08 Lead dog
with martin heywood
Hidden 09/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 09/Apr/08 Lead O/S
lukea 15/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Al
Snorfalorpagus ??/2008 -


with Conor Doherty
Jonny_86 15/Dec/07 Lead O/S
with George Walley
Hidden ?/Mar/06 Lead
martroberts 26/Oct/01 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 09/Jan/01 Lead O/S
with Myles Jordan
dan gibson ?/Oct/00 Lead O/S
jon 22/Dec/98 Lead
with H
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